With Valentine’s Day coming up Thursday, this year some clients have emailed to ask, “I got a lot out of working with you. My partner/spouse/significant other is having career issues and I’d like to give them a gift certificate for career consulting with you.”
My first thought was, “Some of those partners are really lucky.”
And my second was, “Great idea! But before you sign them up …”
Here are a few points to consider, whether you’re gifting your significant other, friend, family member or anyone:
Does he really want to solve his or her problem? If they’re not motivated, they won’t benefit from any resources.
Does she respond positively to the idea of consulting or coaching? Even if you want to create a surprise gift, test the waters.
Do you share a strong value system that will affect what kind o consulting will make the most sense? For instance, some people want to work with consultants who share religious or spiritual values. Others want highly educated left-brained, scientific consulting.
Setting it up
The logistics are pretty simple, at least with me. You pay for a session (usually a Career Strategy Session) or two. I can create a gift certificate or you can make one.
Then, after you’ve enjoyed some romantic wine and cake in front of a fireside … well, okay, relationship consulting is out of my league.
If you’re interested, visit http://www.budurlcom/careersession