Has anyone had a career coach? Was it a valuable experience? Do you have any referrals? How much does this service generally cost?
What I'm looking for in particular: I work in consulting, which means that I have to submit a timesheet with all my billable and non-billable time accounted for. I have always struggled with getting in the weeds with my timesheet. What counts as work? That 10 minute break I took to talk to a co-worker or respond to a text from a friend, does that count? Over the course of the day those 10 minute breaks can add up and I get really stressed out about my productivity which leads to less productivity. And then I worry that if I bill 2 hours to a project for a particular task, that the project manager will wonder why I spent 2 hours on that task when it should have taken one hour. On top of that my percent of billable to non-billable hours is a major consideration in my performance evaluations. The book "Lean In" says to "bill like a man" which I agree with, but I feel like I need a bit more concrete guidance and really feel like a career coach could help me with this.