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"First Career Choice Coaching."

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Dear Career Coaches,

Our next Career Coach SIG meeting will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 12:00
- 1:00 PM ET on telebridge 712-432-3900 PIN 6451310#.

My co-host, Annette Cataldi, and I are delighted to announce that our speakers will be Ken Schuman and Ron Paxton, Managing Directors of Career Renaissance LLC (, and co-authors of The Michelangelo Method:
Release Your Inner Masterpiece and Create an Extraordinary Life (McGraw-Hill, 2007). Ken and Ron will present "First Career Choice Coaching." If you can't attend the call, a recording will also be available within a few days afterward.

Program Description


We can't change the current reality. Good jobs are going to continue to be hard
to get for quite some time. But experienced coaches can assist these young
people to approach this problem better by helping them to assess their
strengths, plan their futures, stay afloat during these hard times and begin to
work toward their ultimate goals. Career coaching can help them learn marketable
skills, obtain credentials, and become opportunistic in finding ways to get
their foot in the door in the field of their choice. Our young people should,
at the very least, be able to face the future with a plan and some sense of

We invite you to join us and enhance your coaching skills in working with this
age group. You'll learn:

· What is different about working with this age group

· What techniques and coaching skills are important for "First Career
Choice Coaching"

· How internships can provide career leverage

· Special networking and career shadowing techniques

About Ken Schuman

Ken is president of Life Transformations LLC, which provides career and life
coaching for individuals and groups seeking new and better paths. He is a
graduate of the Institute of Professional Empowerment Coaching. Ken previously
earned an MBA from Columbia University and an MSW from Hunter College. He is
certified as a Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst. Ken has been
executive director of the Queens County Mental Health Society and the Lower East
Side Family Union. He worked as Assistant to the Mayor of New York City, which
ultimately led to his appointment as Commissioner for Economic Development. Ken
next moved into investment banking as VP of Corporate Finance for Lehman
Brothers, and then into development of housing for low and moderate income

About Ron Paxton

Ron is a career, executive, 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, Vice President for Programs for the
Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Society for Training and
Development, and past President of the ABC Group, a mastermind and professional
networking and business referral group. He is a past co-host of the Career
Coaches SIG and the founder and former host of the Information Technology
Coaches SIG. Ron is a Coach U graduate, trained with Thomas Leonard (the
godfather of the coaching profession), and has an MS in Computer Science from
New York University.

We welcome you to invite others who might benefit from this highly relevant
topic. For more information about the Career Coach SIG please visit

All the Best,

Nora Whalen and Annette Cataldi 
Coach U Career Coach SIG

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