I see that people are suggesting “coach” as a profession here, but I think that comes from a misunderstanding of what a coach does.
First off, while there are many people who call themselves coaches, there is actually a rather strenuous certification program to become a coach through the ICF – I myself will have finally completed the requirements to become certified after many years of work (#case studies, minimum coaching hours – in the hundreds, written and oral proctored tests), early next year.
Second, while coaches can unlock the potential in others, they should be holding the agenda of their client. If the coach has ulterior motives – such as turning you into the next Steve Jobs just because they feel like it – then they’re a terrible coach.
The byplay that happens between a coach and their client should be organic – maybe you come in and state a goal of becoming the next Steve Jobs, but through a series of inquiries, intuitive statements and genuine curiosity (among other things) the coach may uncover that what you really want is to be on Masterchef. So, obviously your unrealized potential of being a chef is keeping you from your Entrepreneurial goals. Once that is unlocked, however, it can be addressed and incorporated into your life.
That being said, my suggestion for a career path for people who want to actively guide people and have a hand in their life path, I would say:
Mentor Program Coordinator
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-good-job-for-someone-who-is-great-at-seeing-another-persons-potential
Originally Posted On: 2015-11-08