Career Coaching

Do you know that your social skills and overall emotional intelligence play a bigger role in your career success than your education and work experience?  This is because career development involves more than having all the right credentials. We start with the three D’s:

  1. Deepening the roots of your self-understanding and relational skills
  2. Discovering what you have to offer and how to communicate it
  3. Discerning how to match your unique value with the right employer

“The rules for work are changing. We’re being judged by a new yardstick: not just by how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other. This yardstick is increasingly applied in choosing who will be hired and who will not, who will be let go and who retained, who passed over and who promoted.”

—Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman’s research shows that the qualities of social and emotional intelligence have become paramount in today’s intensely competitive, globalized career environment. Emotionally-present people know how to provide good service. This helps companies hold onto customers. That’s why today’s bosses want to hire emotionally-present employees. See footnote.**

Do you want to be sought after by employers who know that what you look like on paper is not all that matters?

Are you willing to stretch out of your comfort zone in safe, non-judgmental context?

If yes, I can help you. In a spirit of mutual acceptance and curiosity, we’ll use my innovative tool, Video Mirror Feedback, to collaborate on the three key career development strategies below:

1 – Discover Your Professional Goals

  • Zero in on your strengths and core values through increased self-awareness
  • Craft your central career goals
  • Relate self-assessments (such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) to the self you see with clarity in the “video mirror” with Carlyn
  • Learn how to be more present and focused as you set and execute goals
  • Gain unflappable confidence right when you need it

2 – Find a Match

  • Discover how to match up your values and goals with a prospective employer
  • Find job resources that match your gifts
  • Gain confidence in your abilities and learn to make networking connections

3 – Promote Your Abilities to an Employer

  • Understand how your purpose and goals can serve a prospective employer
  • Write stronger, more purposeful resumes, cover letters, and online content
  • Present yourself with confident, active verbs
  • Learn to craft a quality promotional video
  • Practice articulating the value you bring to an employer
  • Improve intercultural communication skills
  • Literally see and hear your communication strengths and areas to improve
  • Relieve interviewing nerves through the art of being “emotionally present”
  • Learn to answer expected and unexpected interview questions with confidence
  • Literally see how a prospective employer will view you through Video Mirror Feedback®
  • Land your internship, job, or promotion

With Video Mirror Feedback®, I am uniquely equipped to accompany you through these vital steps. This method makes it easy to show you your progress on a weekly basis.

Seeing is believing. Seeing your progress on video creates momentum for your adventure.

We’ll be working “from the inside out” to make sure you feel completely and authentically you whether you’re networking, crafting your resume and cover letter, sitting in a job interview, or recording a video to enhance your website or resume.

Want more information about Video Mirror Feedback?
Please check out the FAQ page.

Ready to schedule your 20-minute discovery session at no charge to you?
Call me at 413-522-0789 or click here to email me.

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**More on Emotional Intelligence…

From: Tom Butler Bowdon

“Goleman reveals research done at 120 companies, in which employers were asked to describe the abilities that made for excellence in their workforce. 67 per cent of these were emotional competencies. That is, two out of three were generic behavioral skills beyond IQ or expertise requirements. Specifically, employers wanted in their staff:

– Listening and communication skills
– Adaptability to change and ability to get over setbacks
– Confidence, motivation, wish to develop one’s career
– Ability to work with others and handle disagreements
– Wanting to make a contribution or be a leader”