Ready to Make Your Next Important Career Move?
Looking for a Job that Fits you Better?
Bored, Disinterested, or Uninspired by your 9-to-5?
Then it's time to discover. . .
Fellow Career Seeker. . .
Let's face it, today we're all free agents. And for most of us, that's a mixed blessing!! While it means that we have unlimited potential, it also means that we each personally must take responsibility for our careers.
Long gone are the days when we could expect an employer to provide us with a comfortable pension after 30 years of dedicated work. Today most people will change jobs 5 to 6 times in that 30 years. Some even more. In fact, keeping the same job for too long has become a warning signal to potential employers!!
So, that means taking responsibility for managing your career, for packaging yourself, and for understanding how to be competitive in the market place. In other words, regardless of your craft or profession, from time to time you will also need to wear the hats of a:
- Career Counselor
- Image Consultant
- Marketing Guru
In short, you need to become a Strategic Planner when it comes to your career!! Does all this sound like a lot of work? Well, yes, it can be. However, there are several ways you can approach a career transition:
- You can simply look for the same kinds of opportunities or jobs you have already been doing.
- You can pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to a Professional Career Counselor who will measure, assess and compare you to what's currently out there.
- You can work with a Career/Life Coach™ who will help you discover what's really important to you and create a strategy for getting what you want.
- You can turn your employment history over to a résumé writer and hope that she understands what you really want to do.
- You can do a lot of self-study and hope you hit the high points.
- You can simply wait around and hope that the right people notice you.
Or, you can do some variation of the best of these...And this is where we come in.
“I LOVE YOUR E-BOOK!! Leave it to you two to go over the top!!!! In my mind, you've blown the lid off of the typical E-book!!" ~~Lauren Lee
"I think the most important thing I realized after reading these Strategies, is that I HAVE THE POWER to make all aspects of my life whatever I want them to be. I can't really say enough good things about the work you're doing!” ~~Jan O'Neill
"[10 Key Strategies] is a 'LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF AND YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS' book...that helped me to truly understand that I needed to conquer the obstacles and roadblocks that have been holding me back all these years." ~~Heather Bush
"For anyone who has ever asked, 'Where do I go from here?', these are the keys that will unlock all your best answers! " ~~Julia Stewart
We're Gabrielle Parkinson and Katie Darden. For more than 15 years, we've been helping people successfully move through all kinds of transition and change. People who were suddenly dumped out of a job. People who were bored with the "same old same old". People who knew there was more available than what they were getting at the moment. People who wanted to have exactly what made them happy.
We've helped people get better jobs, start new businesses, create strategic visions, learn to take larger and larger steps towards what they really wanted. As Professional Coaches, we've developed a comprehensive Career/Life Planning® process to assist people who are really serious about having a life that fully satisfies them. And along the way, we've developed several programs that guide people to successfully transition into careers that are more fulfilling. That's how our "10 Key Strategies" got started.
We wanted an easy-to-use process for people who are looking for that next step. So, Gabrielle developed a Top 10 List of Career Transition strategies that we gave away to our clients and workshop participants. Then Katie wrote a series of articles for our newsletters, highighting and further explaining each of the strategies.
Next we added some self-reflective exercises from our seminars and coaching programs. These exercises will help you answer key questions about your achievements, interests and abilities. To discover what is really important to you in your career. And, to focus on where you want to go rather than simply where you've already been.
But we didn't stop there. For each strategy we've created links to other resources, including a 3-7 minute RealAudio clip that gives you an overview focusing specifically on how to develop and integrate that strategy into your plan. That's nearly an hour of audio support!!
And we tied it all together with a mini Action Plan to help you focus on the parts that are most important to you.
This is NOT the full blown Career/Life Plan®; that our coaching clients pay us $2495 for. And it's not the 2 day workshop that costs you $395. It's not even a short term coaching program that would run you between $300 and $900.
And, because we're results-oriented, it was important for us to create something that would be immediately useful for you, yet could be used over and over again whenever your circumstances or career goals changed . . . and if there's anything we've learned over the past 18 years, we've definitely learned how quickly circumstances can change!!
- it IS an easy place to start using the same concepts we use in our coaching and training programs;
- it IS an introduction to the Key Strategies which will help you move into a job or career that better meets your personal desires and goals;
- and it IS a simple way to focus your attention and energy on what you really want.
In nearly everything we do, our philosophy is the same - regardless of whether you are a Career/Life Planning® client or a one-time coaching client...
We Believe You Already Have Your Own Best Answers Within
. . .and our role is to help you find those answers so you can rediscover what really makes you happy. Then you are empowered to discover how to share that with others in a way that satisfies you as well as supports your goals and dreams.
"10 Key Strategies" will help you rediscover your answers. And help you design a roadmap for achieving exactly what you want. But don't just take our word for it, listen to what our customers and clients have to say...
I LOVE YOUR E-BOOK!! I am SO impressed with the layout and content! The way you included notes applicable to each section and then bring them all together at the end is SO awesome. And the related links in each section, again spectacular!! Made me want to follow the links to your website (which I did).
Wow! Leave it to you two to go over the top!!!! In my mind, you've blown the lid off of the typical E-book!!
The topics you cover are great and the content awesome – applicable, clear, thorough and beautifully presented!
Thought you'd like to know –
~~ Lauren Lee
Professional Coach, Speaker, Author
"Ten Key Strategies for Successful Career Transition", by Katie Darden and GabrielleParkinson, is a delightful set of tools that immediately shifted MY thinking about my career path!
For anyone who has ever asked, 'Where do I go from here?', these are the keys that will unlock all your best answers! [10 Key Strategies] is something that I feel genuinely enthusiastic about!
Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach
I would like to personally thank you for your 10 Keys e-book. I found it absolutely enlightening and helpful. It has allowed me to step back, open my eyes and take a panoramic view of my life as it is now and how I really want it to be in the near future!!
It was very informative and helped me to truly understand that I needed to conquer the obstacles and roadblocks that have been holding me back all these years.
It is a 'LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF AND YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS' book, not a 'THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO or HAVE TO DO' book.
The Career Changing Strategies are very easy to understand because they are spelled out for you loud and clear. The worksheets on the side were extremely helpful and a brilliant idea. Thank you once again for all of your insight!!
~~Heather M Bush
“10 Key Strategies” is an excellent workbook with great exercises for you to take stock of your circumstances, redefine yourself, and to give you the motivation and confidence to move forward in your career/life.
I just used these strategies to be selected from 34 candidates for a position in an industry that is new to me. Katie and Gabrielle, I eagerly await the publication of your next Book, “The Transition Dance”.
Fully updated and now available in handy ebook format for you... on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Each of the 10 Keys will be released individually and will also be available all in one book.