Switch career, but consider this first

“I a coming in your league. Becoming a coach now. I am getting certified with an international agency. Isn’t that something? Now no more bosses and reporting. I am on my own. Had a couple of job offers but did not see myself working under anyone anymore. It feels I have arrived.” Anirudh is GM HR of a big heavy engineering manufacturing company. He was grinning from ear to ear.

His enthusiasm must have been contagious. Another junior person from his team had also resigned. They were not working together though.

My immediate questions to him were: Was reporting the only reason to quit the existing job? Why coaching as a profession? How will he get clients? What was the plan of business development?

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