Reinventing Your Career Coaching Practice to Thrive in the New Economy
Our next Career Coach SIG meeting will be on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET on telebridge 712-432-3900, pin 6451310#. We are delighted to announce that we will have a moderated panel dialogue with three professional career coaches, John Hadley, Ron Paxton, and Tanya Smith, who were our SIG speakers in October, 2008, and will share their insights on “Reinventing Your Career Coaching Practice to Thrive in the New Economy” and answer your practice building questions including:
What changes in your coaching specialties/niches, if any, have you made to respond to changes in the marketplace?
- What have you found to be the biggest challenge to building a thriving and sustainable coaching practice, and how have you addressed that challenge?
- What have been your three most valuable resources and tools to help grow your business in this economy?
- What new marketing and sales approaches have you used and what have been the results?
- What would you suggest as the best way for career coaches to reinvent their practice to thrive in today’s environment?
We will invite other coaches on the call to share their insights as well.
Our panelists are:
John Hadley is principal of John Hadley Associates LLC (http://www.jhacareers.com). As a career search counselor John coaches job seekers internationally on strategies and skills that enable them to tap into the 'hidden' job market and find the best jobs now. He also works with professionals struggling to achieve the visibility that leads to great new opportunities at work or in the market. He has served on many community and industry initiatives, is a sought-after speaker on career and marketing issues, and contributes regularly to a variety of publications as well as his own Career Tips newsletter, read by over 8,000 professionals internationally. He has a BS in Mathematics from Stanford University.
Ron Paxton is managing director of Career Renaissance LLC (http://www.michelangelomethod.com), and co-author of The Michelangelo Method: Release Your Inner Masterpiece and Create an Extraordinary Life (McGraw-Hill, 2007). Ron is a career coach, executive coach, and mentor coach who has been coaching full-time since 1999. He has led leadership workshops, seminars and teleclasses and was an ICF Conference speaker on corporate coaching. Ron was the first President of the New Jersey Professional Coaches Association, was Vice President for Programs for the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, and for 2010 he will be president of the ABC Group, a mastermind and professional networking and business referral group. He is co-host of the Career Coaches SIG and the founder and host of the Information Technology Coaches SIG. Ron is a Coach U graduate and has a MS in Computer Science from New York University.
Tanya Smith, the Monday Makeover Coach, helps super busy, mid-career professional women liberate their thinking, using the latest in positive psychology, career technologies, and powerful coaching programs, so they can enjoy waking up daily to work they love. Coach Tanya is president & lead coach of Design Your Work, a premier, Dallas-based provider of career management and lifestyle coaching products. She was recently interviewed by Essence Magazine for a soon to be published article about developing a side business while working full-time. Coach Tanya is working on release of her first book and a follow-up home study program, “How to Work Wherever You Are & Love It”. You can access free previews on Facebook at http://facebook.com/workcoach and visit her virtual home at www.designyourwork.com for a free report, “10 Ways to Think Like An Entrepreneur at Work”.
Our SIG co-host, Tara Kachaturoff, is our experienced moderator for this event. Tara is the creator, producer and host of Michigan Entrepreneur, a weekly television talk show which features businesses, from start-up to stellar, as well as organizations that support entrepreneurship.
Whether you are just starting a career coaching practice or have been at it for more than a decade, this is your opportunity to gain insights to new approaches and resources to help you build or expand your business. Tara and I hope that you can join us for this special event, and we invite you to invite others who might benefit. For more information about the Coach Coaches Special Interest Group please visit http://www.careercoachsig.org.
Ronald V. Paxton