The Millennial term and generation captures those who were born during the years of 1982 and 1995, so those who range in ages from 20-35 years young. Millennials face many different challenges that other generations did not face; one being fighting the stereotype about being lazy, entitled, and unmotivated. However, what many fail to recognize is that millennials have different values from previous generations, including preferring sharing economy and basing their opinions regarding a product or service on the experience it facilitates.
Millennials often struggle with finding their purpose, having the courage to change careers, leaving the job they feel stuck in order to find a more fulfilling job, and constantly trying to prove themselves to previous generations, including their own families. Millennials are much more than their stereotypes.
If you are a Millennial, you know already know what challenges you face. Difficulty in dating or finding relationships with the ever-changing dating apps, finding fulfillment in your life or living life on simpler terms, finding a career or job you love, getting out of debt, how to save for your future, and many other things can seem overwhelming and can sometimes paralyze us from acting or making a change.
Hiring a coach for Millennials is important for many reasons. Sometimes we know exactly where we want to get but don’t have any idea as to how to get there. Millennials face many difficulties for their generation; however, there are ways to offset these difficulties by creating a vision, developing attainable goals, learning skills in communicating, identifying relationship barriers and goals, and facilitating thriving and healthy relationships both personally and professionally.
A coach can help you do the following:
create a plan to facilitate change in your personal or professional life
work together with you on identifying barriers to change and deciding where to start in the change process
assist you in finding your own solutions
build energy surrounding your goals
generate positive emotions that will create and maintain your energy
develop a growth mindset
develop a plan to achieve your professional goals
Improve assertive communication
develop healthy and thriving relationships
Business owners and supervisors often struggle with how to work with, hire, and keep millennial employees with the “job-hopping” tendency and need for constant feedback. Millennials prefer a mentor versus a boss. They would rather experience many different departments in a job to see best fit over staying and learning one job for a year right out of the gate. They want constant feedback instead of an annual review and would rather communicate with their coworkers or employers through group chat or email.
Hiring a Millennial Consultant can help you create strategies on developing programs, products, or services to best serve this generation who will soon have 80% of the buying power economically. A consultant can assist you identifying and implementing steps to create the atmosphere and experience that Millennials need in the work field in order to grow, thrive, and stay with a company for a longer period of time.
Millennial Consulting can consist of the following:
Staff presentations or training
Identifying current experience as a millennial employee at your company
Developing a plan to attract, motivate, and keep millennial employees
Reviewing goals and creating a step-by-step plan for creation and implementation of these goals
Millennial Employee Mentorship Programs
For Millennials: Mentoring is a trend that many Millennials seek to help provide guidance, discuss challenges in personal or professional lives, and develop relationships with professionals in the industry they would like to learn skills in or climb the ladder in. Having a mentor can equip you with the skills, motivation, and confidence to begin making changes or develop a plan to obtain the dream job or lifestyle you’ve envisioned.
For Businesses: Creating a mentorship program for your millennial employees is something that can significantly increase a millennial’s experience in a job, provide motivation for them to stay, and help them create constant strategies on how to grow and improve their skill set.