Career Development Discussion

Career Development Template


If you want to help your team members start to identify their longer-term career goals, you need to have specific questions that spark their imagination. This template will do just that. 

The purpose of this activity is to get your team member(s) thinking and owning their professional and personal development. 

The themes you'll want to address include the following: 

  • Overall goals and needs
  • Current role goals and needs
  • Potential future roles 

The template will provide you with questions associated to each theme. 

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The best coaches are often the ones pushing their team members to keep growing. 

"The Coaching Effect" book quote
My manager will ask me what areas I am interested in regarding career development and encourages me to seek those out. He meets with us one-on-one to show how our personal goals can be met by meeting our professional goals.
- The Coaching Effect survey response
As their coach, you need to be the one to challenge your team into
Complexity. You cannot define their career interests, goals, or needs, but you can help motivate them to pursue them.
- "The Coaching Effect" book quote
Sarah Wirth

Sarah Wirth has nearly 20 years of experience in employee assessment, leadership development, sales executive coaching, and customer service. She oversees client retention and all aspects of sales coaching, leadership and management research at EcSell Institute.