Thinking about a career coach? Here's what to expect

Countless questions can arise throughout an international development career. Is it time to move home, closer to family? Make the jump from working for a bilateral to consulting? Or is it time to leave home office and take a field position? Professionals navigating these questions might choose to seek out a career coach to help them explore the next best move.

A career coach, according to Shana Montesol-Johnson, who specializes in international development coaching, can guide someone to reflect in ways he or she may not have been able to do on their own.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.