Taking a career coach for a test drive

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Newspaper reporters can be a cynical lot. Then again, most newspaper journalists could probably use a little career advice – particularly these days.

So I was immediately skeptical and yet intrigued when Scott Graham offered me the opportunity to take one of the free introductory classes that he sometimes provides prospective clients of his career and personal coaching business, True Azimuth LLC of Boston.

Graham, 50, who’s run True Azimuth since 2006, suggested a session might help the research for my story on the career coaching field. But before my half-hour coaching session, I had to fill out an online “Quick Goal Planner” and answer some “Test Drive Prep” questions.

I have to admit that the Quick Goal Planner helped me focus on goals.

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