Last week I was invited to Fast Company’s Innovation Festival for a session by architecture firm M. Moser on how sound, light, air, comfort, movement and communication impact our work day. Change is not easing up. Companies need to push their employees. And more will always be better. Yet innovative companies are seeing that taking care of employees lets us restore and perform better. I call it the Houdini Principle. How can we untangle ourselves when it feels like there’s no escape?
I used to think that just aligning with work we love — finding our “True North” — would be enough to make us engaged and passionate at work. But we live in complex times, where a lot is asked. In addition to doing what we love, time management and stress reduction elements like exercise, nutrition, community, spirituality, and environment must be part of the picture. A couple of resources that have become go-to’s are the Blue Zone research, The Happiness Project (I was skeptical but it’s very detailed and thoughtful) and just about any meditation. One of my favorites is on the Positive Intelligence site.
My Houdini request to you: Will you pick two small changes you can make without upending everything? Do them for a month and see what happens. In my experience, the positive feeling only builds momentum for more. And, please continue reading for another way to build momentum on personal growth
Is Your Career Ready for the New Year? A Special Offer
You know how year end is about holidays, family and not worrying about career? I get it. But this year I am nudging you to commit to yourself now. What if you could stop putting it off, and start following an easy and predictable path for the next job or promotion? Working with an experienced partner (me!) will keep it light and help you focus on the stuff you are missing, not the stuff you don’t need.
- Get clear on where you want to go, so you can take the first steps on your roadmap.
- Have the pitch (and resume and cover letter) that will get you in front of the people who can hire you or get you promoted.
- Let me evaluate where you are, so you can focus your time, and not get frustrated on things that aren’t effective.
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
Hundreds of professionals have worked with me to realize they had what they needed all along — they just needed to see themselves, and help others see them through new eyes. The Executive Director of Alumni Career Management at Columbia Business School has said that I don’t just help with job search tactics; I teach leadership development that serves you in the next job and beyond. It’s learning you take with you.
The Clarity Creates Confidence 3-month program includes:
- Know Your Value Understand your strengths, and how you use those every day to impact the team and the company results
- Find Your Target: Use your impact knowledge to get clear on the exact job you want next
- Tell Your Story: Talk about yourself in ways that make people see you as the right person for your target job. Learn key interviewing techniques.
- Activate Your Network: Connect with people who know you, and you feel comfortable with, to get you to hiring managers or key decision makers.
- Two individual 60-minute sessions with me to keep you focused on the parts of the curriculum that have the greatest potential for you. We zero in quickly, and you get moving.
- Email and telephone communication as needed, to keep you on track
I charge $2,549 for this program. Because I want to get you started before the January job market picks up, I am offering a complimentary 4th month of coaching and content, an $849 value, to the first six who commit by December 1 and pay in full.
If you are ready to take the next step in your career, please call or write. I will answer whatever questions you have. Some common questions I get are:
Q – What kind of results do you get with clients? A – 70% of my clients are in their next position within four to five months, 90% within seven months. The remaining 10% take a bit longer, and a few have taken a wildly alternative path!
Q – How much time does it require? A – Clients typically spend 1-3 hours a week on prep work for our calls. Our calls last 45 minutes, twice a month.
Q – What does the process look like? A – In month one we look at your skills and experience + figure out what you want next. In month two, we find targets + get your message right. In month three, we get you having key conversations.