Many years ago I stopped consuming training from recruiter trainers. Not because I know everything or because they were bad trainers but because they were presenting the same material I was trained on in the prior decade. All they did was to package old material in a new 2.0 fancy package.
Alternatively, to stretch and grow myself, I sought and still seek training and coaching from some of the world’s top executive coaches. Some of my training has come from brilliant Internet Marketers. Other training has come from some of the world’s top PHD holding psychologists. Finally, since I’m a sales professional more than anything else, I’ve taken training from some of the world’s top sales trainers.
My point here is that people outside of the recruiting profession have brought me perspectives and ideas that people in the paradigm of recruiting likely would not have offered.
“I Can Get That from My HR Department”
After hearing me speak to a CISO group, a CISO approached me to talk about coaching. I explained my services and the results my current and previous clients were achieving. The CISO responded by telling me that he could get the same coaching from his HR group.
I immediately wondered why he hadn’t already pursued this coaching if it was available to him. I also wondered if anyone in his company’s HR department had my experience, gifting, training and insights into the CISO profession. I wondered who in his HR department had gone to the business as I had to find out what the business wants needs and expects in a CISO.
“I have already taken a lot of the tests you refer to (Myers Briggs) with TSA coaching services”
This comment came to me from someone who is trying to elevate his career above and beyond his current TSA role. In order to move above and beyond where you are, you very likely won’t find your upwardly mobile advice and guidance to facilitate your change by getting advice from people who see the world the same way you do.
In this particular case, I don’t use the Myers Briggs assessment and even if I did, there is a 100% chance that my interpretation of the data and the guidance I would give my coaching client would be different than the advice he has received or will receive from anyone connected to TSA Coaching Services. Nobody in the TSA Coaching Services group has my experience, training, certifications and results to offer this individual who wants to elevate his career beyond TSA.
If you want to get from where you are to where you want to go, odds are very high that you’ll get to where you want to go much faster if you don’t take all of your advice from people who operate in your current paradigm.