Since 2013, I have helped many working women and men learn how to redesign their career by mastering their potential and backing it up with actions to get the results they want – in record time.
I firmly believe that we all have talent and gifts (potential) within us that are yet to be discovered. There is much more to you than meets the eye. Join hands with me and together, we can identify those gifts so you can use them to your advantage!
Growing up, I had to move 12 times within 14 years! By the age of 15, I had lived in 3 different countries, including the United States, Thailand and Australia. I consider myself blessed to have this experience and have countless fond memories of that period in my life.
However, traveling that often also brought with it many challenges. I had to quickly learn how to adapt to new cultures, create new relationships, adjust to new neighborhoods and schools, learn foreign languages, and adapt to new ways of living in order to survive.
I remember feeling overwhelmed at times, trying to overcome all these challenges so that I could communicate with people and live my life just like any normal person. In silence I observed people actions, listened to their stories and watched how they interacted with their friends and family.
When I would fail to understand their words of expression, I tried to search for clues as to what they were feeling. The cultural traditions fascinated me because they were based on the limitless ways people think, their belief systems, and how their interpretations shaped their attitudes.
Over the years, I learned how to break through the cultural barriers and successfully fit into my new lifestyle. I was good at mirroring other people to the point where I spent more time focusing on what motivated them instead of who I was becoming.
The entire experience, though admittedly difficult, was wonderful and I am extremely grateful to have been able to do this as a young adult. It changed my life for sure and has made me the person who I am today.
Little did I know the real challenge was just about to present itself! When it was time for me to decide on a profession, I had no clue who I was or what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. After all, I spent my entire youth observing different cultures and learning how to be a part of their world.
It was just too difficult for me to decide on just ONE occupation!
Finding my passion was NOT easy by any means. I spent years exploring what motivated me, identifying my strengths and weaknesses, understanding my true potential, values, abilities and what not. I envied others who knew what they wanted to do professionally at an early age.
Much of my research consisted of personal development seminars, personality and skill assessments, college level career courses, books on career advice, career counselors, mentors, and advice from family and friends hoping to find out what I was ‘supposed’ to do in life.
I was lost, confused, frustrated and angry for not knowing about that ONE thing I would do for the rest of my life. Fast forward to the present – and 3 career transitions later, I finally found a profession that I LOVE and am passionate about!
Trust me when I say, there is nothing better than waking up each day knowing your ‘work’ does not feel like work at all. It is more like JOY instead of work. I have been fortunate enough to have experienced that feeling and finally being able to do the right thing that has real meaning for me.
I have more energy now than ever before because I am feeding my soul instead of depleting it from doing work that did not fit me. I now have a life WITHOUT struggle, stress, resentment or any other kind of negativity.
Faking it until I make it syndrome
Judging myself based on standards that do not serve me
Trying to meet others expectations of me
Concerned about what my next career move should be
Playing the office politics game
Convincing myself to stay in a career for the money
Not expressing who I am today
Having gone through this lengthy process of self-exploration to find my passion and live the vision I yearned for myself, I knew it was the right time for me to give back in a big way. So in 2016, I started my very own career coaching company.
A company whose sole purpose is to help others have a meaningful career by integrating who they are, and using their unique gifts, so that they can too experience true joy while earning money. To learn more about how we can help you, please visit our services tab!
Anna Chargin is a graduate and Certified Professional Coach CCP, and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner ELI-MP from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). As a Master Practitioner at administering an Energy Assessment – “The Performance Index Factor” – helps clients identify what is getting in their way of success and the types of messages they are unconsciously broadcasting to others based on their personal thoughts, emotions, actions and attitudes. She is also a Certified High Performance Coach from the High Performance Institute founded by Brendon Burchard. Her expertise expanded from her own personal experiences of successfully overcoming obstacles and challenges in order to have a career that is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. Her passion is to help others overcome their career challenges as they aspire to grow, learn, and evolve into living the vision they know deep within their soul they are meant to have. Prior to her career as a Career Strategist, Anna spent decades in Silicon Valley as a corporate recruiter, corporate employment manager, and a workshop leader. Today Anna offers a wide range of programs and services - from individual coaching, to workshops and speaker engagements.