Take charge of your career!
Today, more than eve, you must take control and manage your career. Why?
Because no one else is going to do it for you. You must make career
decisions and choices to determine your professional future.
With a small investment of time, money, and energy, you can create the life you want. Through our individual coaching sessions, teleseminars, and home-study programs, we will give you the tools and techniques you need to succeed.
Are you uncomfortable telling others about your accomplishments? As you were growing up, were you told that it’s not nice to brag? Do you believe that if you work hard and do a good job, you will be rewarded? Let’s dispel those myths. First, “tooting your own horn” doesn’t mean bragging or strutting around like a peacock. It simply means recognizing and taking credit for your accomplishments. It also means making sure that others recognize and give you credit for you accomplishments. However, it is a subtle art. Secondly, talent is essential in getting ahead, but it’s not enough. Visibility will set you apart from your peers and name recognition is important. The more people are aware of your accomplishments, the greater your chances for moving up or finding another job. How you do you that? You begin by launching a personal public relations campaign designed to create a high profile in your company and your community. Learn the secrets of successful self-promotion that lead to power, promotions, and prominence.
Learning Outcome:As you explore the secrets of savvy self-promotion, you will…
• Assess your own skills and accomplishments
• Increase your personal visibility
• Promote yourself with class and professionalism
• Monitor and manage your success
I. Understanding the Concept of Self-Promotion
A. Importance of self-promotion
B. Importance of personal visibility
II. Debunking the Myths
A. Step One: Know your product (self-assessment)
B. Product description
C. Product features and benefits
III. Step Two: Launch a Personal Public Relations Campaign
A. Increase personal visibility
B. Visibility quotient
C. Marketing strategies
D. Tooting tactics
E. Creating a professional image
IV. Step Three: Monitor and Manage Your Success
A. Keeping track
B. Personal career assessment
C. Individual development inventory
D. Writing your ad: resume update
E. Steps for success
Discover how you can gain greater satisfaction and lead a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. In this highly interactive session, you will learn tips and techniques that will catapult you from “woe in me” to “wow is me.”
• You will identify ways to overcome the challenges of multiple roles and responsibilities
• You will deepen your understanding of the choices you must make in setting priorities.
• You will discover how to make and adapt to changes so you can “have it all.”
On your journey to personal and professional fulfillment, you will
• Discover 6 self-imposed “success stompers.”
• Recognize the 4 emotions that get in your way.
• Explore the 3 habits of highly ineffective people.
• Identify 6 personal strategic planning principles.
• Examine the 7 critical segments of your life.
• Determine the 3 requisite skills for getting control of your life.
• Identify the 3 keys to managing expectations.
• Establish 5 ways to decrease your stress.
I. Increasing Self-Awareness
A. Reviewing roles and responsibilities
B. Understanding your behavior/personality styles
C. Clarifying your values
D. Assessing your current priorities and practices
II. Developing a Personal Strategic Plan
A. Creating your vision
B. Developing your personal mission statement
C. Developing personal and professional goals and objectives
III. Taking Control
A. Determining priorities and setting realistic expectations
B. Making appropriate choices
C. Overcoming personal and professional challenges
D. Communicating and managing expectations
IV. Achieving and Maintaining Balance
A. Developing coping resources, skills, and strategies
B. Balancing home and work responsibilities
C. Adjusting to changes
D. Monitoring your plan
Evolving business trends, technological advances, and the desire for work-life balance are moving people out of the office and into the home to work. Today more than ever, people are working from home – telecommuters, independent contractors, entrepreneurs, sales reps, consultants, freelancers. The appeal of freedom, flexibility, and control of your work life can easily be overshadowed by the inherent problems of working where you live unless you learn how to avoid the problems and pitfalls that could undermine your success. Working from home without the structure of a traditional work environment requires a new mind set, skill set, and knowledge set. If you want to work on your own, this program is a “must.”
Learning Outcomes:You will learn how to…
• Set up/operate a home office
• Identify strategies for handling family, friends, and neighbors
• Develop personal strategies for avoiding isolation
• Devise techniques for establishing and maintaining a business image at home
• Identify ways to save on taxes and insurance
• Identify effective, low-cost marketing strategies and techniques
I. Perils and Pleasures of Working from Home
A. Pros and cons
B. Is working from home for you?
C. Causes of failure
II. Setting Up Your Home Office
A. Establishing your office/work space
B. Keeping home and work separate
C. Communication considerations
III. Operating a Business from Home
A. Handling friends, family, and neighbors
B. Managing yourself
C. Managing money
D. Managing others
E. Avoiding isolation
F. Image Building and Low-Cost Marketing Activities
This 3-month program is for highly motivated professionals making at least $75,000 a year who want to take their careers to the next level or who want to change careers. Over the 3-month period, your personal coach will help you move through the following stages:
Stage 1: Where Am I Now?
Assessment of skills, strengths, weaknesses, value systems, personality profile
Stage 2: Where Do I Want to Go?
Goal-setting and developing a career plan
Stage 3: How Do I Get There?
Skills and strategies, tools to take you from where you are to where you want to be