If you're reading this, I suspect that you're looking for some form of change or improvement in your professional life. And that's great news. You see, we're never done managing our professional journey until we decide it is time to step-off the road.
The first ingredient is that spark of intention, a positive or negative charged energy that is causing someone to take action. When clients show up at the Bold Career Project, their reason for walking through our door is one of the following:
What they all have in common is that WORK is required ON their career. Not in.
The "IN" part is you doing your job as manager, executive, consultant, business owner or other mid-career professional..
The "ON" part is everything else.
The problem is most people ignore or only sporadically (reactively) work on the "ON" part. It is the equivalent of only exercising for a short-time after you've been injured.
What's required is not a focus on tactics. You need to address the core building blocks of your career.
Some examples: getting a handle on YOUR professional offering; figuring out YOUR natural target market; setting direction and making smart decisions; appropriately managing your brand; learning how to market yourself; managing and building reputation; becoming more valuable / acquiring capability; performing at a higher level in your current role; and building "market readiness" skills before you need them. BTW, there's more.
In this first "foundational" program, we can't and won't cover everything. And this Foundation program is not about job search or career change. We're going to start turning you into a product manager of your career. The pilot and captain of your professional journey.
This is a subject that I care deeply about and my mission is to bring this program to thousands of professionals like you. Still interested, scroll down below.
President & Head Career Strategist
Who is it for: Specifically designed for managers, senior managers, directors, executives and other mid-career professionals.
Here's the Initial Outline. As this is a first-run beta-version of the program, you can expect things to change and evolve as we go along (so don't take the information below as written in stone).
Week 1: Understanding the key principles of Professional Journey & Market Power. Defining your professional journey stage.
Week 2: Initial work on assessing YOUR professional assets & crafting YOUR career story
Week 3: Optimizing your current work to stabilize and set-up for next steps
Week 4: Initial Steps in Developing Your Exciting Future
Week 5: You and your "Market": How To Influence the Demand for You
Week 6: Your Capabilities: Planning to Leverage, Expand, Change
Where to go from here
Like it or not, you are seller (and buyer) in a marketplace for skills, expertise and value creation. We will raise your awareness of the market, the drivers you can exercise, and your influence over your professional journey.
As a seller (and buyer) in the marketplace, you must understand and manage you - the "product." Who are you professionally? What is important to you? And where are you going?
Assess your career management strengths and weaknesses and your current Risks and Opportunities. (We'll create and measure against a scorecard to track your gains.)
The problem with working "ON" your professional journey is that it doesn't feel urgent. Until you've lost control. And then you're in crisis mode. Let's stop that right now, shall we. In the program we will hold ourselves (and hopefully, each other) accountable.
There will be enormous value in the learning, assessment and reflection described above. We want to take it a step further and get you to make tangible and valuable real world actions to "level-up."
What does that mean for me?
This is an online program focused on your career health and growth. The intention is that for 2020, this will be a full-year program comprised of core modules or "sprints."
For 2019, our plan is to create and run 3-4 of these programs to create a full-year cycle. (As a beta student, you'll get special deals on these as they become available).
This "foundation" program is level 1 and will occur over 6 weeks beginning Feb 17 (we will give access a few days earlier for those signed up at that point) to get a head-start.
So, lot's of reasons to get in now.
Please Note: This is a group-based program, not 1-1 consulting / coaching. If you'd like to add coaching support, we'd be happy to oblige.
We're on a MISSION to make this program series and Career Management Academy a transformative, ongoing program serving thousands. We need keen, willing students who want to set-up and take charge of their career.
A very good question. Here's what's involved:
1: Before and after assessments
2: Each week there will be 3 lessons in the online environment. You'll receive an email when they become available. They will be a mix of learning (watch a video, do an assessment), reflection/workbook or action.
3: Each lesson will have a comments section and we encourage discussion.
4: Monday's you'll be invited to do an "accountability" report. While this is up to you, you are highly encouraged to hold yourself accountable.
As the program rolls out, because it is a beta, the format and approach may change to better help you get results.
If you are, FANTASTIC! We want to have you as a student in this beta program. Remember, this is an active program. To get results (increased clarity, confidence and control, decreased risk, more direction, and a higher-level of awareness and skill on how to be the driver of your career), you need to commit and dive-in.
The program kicks-off on February 17. If you're serious about making solid, tangible progress in 2019, NOW is the time.