Archive | Career Coaching

Closing the interview

The question “why should I select you over any of the others?” rises from the candidate’s boss and hiring executive wants to be confident the selected candidate will let him/her “sleep better at night”

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First 90 days

The first ninety days are, most of the time, spent meeting people, understanding issues, developing plans and assessing talent. It is a time when an executive sees things that will be filtered out by the end of onboarding with the organization.

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How is executive/c-level job search different?

Submitted for consideration in an article in the ATD publication CTDO that caters to executives in learning and development such as Chief Learning Officers Executive/c-level job search is different from job search by managers and professionals because it is still personal. Executive recruiters from Associate to Partner, for example, still talk with sources, prospects and […]

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Murky Waters and Transferable Skills

The murky waters of resumes based on transferable skills From time to time, my resume writers and I get contacted by people wanting to change fields or industries and ask for a version – or 2nd version – of their resumes based on transferable skills, hoping to get hired based on skills they have acquired […]

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A book review: Will College Pay Off?

Book Citation Information Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make, by Peter Cappelli, 2015. PublicAffairs™, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, New York, NY, USA. 215 pages.

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The Executive Role: Is It For You? – Pete Bradshaw

The Executive Role: Is It For You? In 1985, I had the opportunity to participate in a leadership development and coaching program led by Howard Holt “Pete” Bradshaw of Organization Consultants Inc., who died in 2012 after a long career providing counsel to business leaders. At one point during the program, he asked the participants […]

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Reflections of an Executive, Tom Lysaught

Report Card Questions: Reflections of an Executive This is an excerpt from the President’s address to the GTE Directories Corporation (GTEDC) Senior Management Conference in 1985.  GTE became part of Verizon and its telephone directories division was later spun off. This address is a timeless classic that has never lost its relevance or power for […]

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Certified Career Management Coach program launches in November

Based on the growing importance of career issues in today’s professional coaching engagement, Coach Academy International has partnered with Yellow Brick Path Career Management Coaching & Consulting to create a cutting edge, power-packed training program for practicing coaches, HR professionals, and career specialists such as outplacement counselors, college advisers, recruiters, and resume writers.  This three-day intensive workshop launches […]

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The Career Intensive Future of Coaching

In today’s coaching environment, there are estimates that 70% or more of professional coaching engagements involve career coaching. Much of this coaching focuses on helping clients figure out how to optimize their careers and options.

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