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of organizations

Services Overview

Career assessment

Career coaching and counseling

Coaching for success

Career Coaching and Counseling

We offer career coaching and counseling services to adults who are seeking professional growth or new job opportunities. We will help you if you have recently lost a job, have been searching for full time employment with little success, or are seeking a vocation that is more personally meaningful and satisfying.

While we have a structured process to help you locate your next position, we tailor our process to best meet your needs. You may enter or leave our process at any point that feels comfortable to you, hiring us on an hourly basis. While most of our clients choose to begin the process with our career assessment, you may feel clear about what you have learned from the past and where you wish to go in the future. Whether or not you engage in the assessment process, we coach you in developing and carrying out a customized career development plan following our seven step process.

Career Development Process
  • Life Vision and Professional Goal Development. We will coach you in developing or clarifying your vision of the next phase of your life, integrating professional and personal aspects. Your vision statement may be based upon what you have learned in our career assessment process or may be based on your own previously determined views. We explore with you what type of professional and personal activities are most rewarding and fun. We then assist you in articulating your vision and turning this vision into a set of professional goals.

  • Career Marketing Strategy and Action Plan Completion. Once you have developed a clear set of goals, we help you to research the marketplace to narrow your options, set priorities, and develop job and organization requirements. We help you strategize on how to position yourself competitively and to develop a concrete action plan. Throughout the next steps, we continue coaching you in following through on your plan.

  • Resume and Reference Preparation. We assist you in writing resumes targeted to each search objective, helping you to develop a unique and personal brand statement. We ensure that you have a clear picture of your strengths and past accomplishments. We help you prepare reference statements and ensure that all reference statements are approved, agreed to, and in place.

  • Job Search Tactics Coaching. We provide you with information about all current resources available to job seekers, including executive recruiters, online search engines, industry associations, etc. We also coach you on networking strategies which we believe remain the most effective tool in locating a rewarding future position.

  • Interview Preparation. We coach you on effective interviewing techniques, including preparation and practice of answers to common interview questions. We role play until you feel completely comfortable going out on professional interviews. If you experience high levels of interview anxiety, we help you eliminate or manage your anxiety, utilizing the EMDR performance enhancement tool.

  • Search Campaign Management. Once you reach this point in the process, you are well prepared to search for a new position. We will remain available to brainstorm and offer feedback about search results. We will help you overcome barriers if you feel "stuck."

  • Successful Negotiation. We assist you evaluate, compare and negotiate the optimal hiring package of compensation, benefits and other tangible perquisites and intangible benefits.

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