Career Transitions

Career transition comes in many forms. It doesn’t always mean a change in careers. It may be the realization you are exactly where you need to be.

The term career transition can mean several things: you are looking to change jobs; you like your current job but need to improve some things; or it is time to completely reinvent your career and go in a new direction. Or you may be approaching that magical age that used to be called “retirement” but have tons of energy and interest in either carrying on or finding something new.

And sometimes it is simply affirmation that you are where you should be. As Will Rogers once said: “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there”.

The Step into Your Future career transition workshop can help. Those who participate almost universally have one thing in common: They want to figure out what their story is now and what actions steps they need to take to create their future.

My job is to set the framework, establish a safe environment, ask the thought-provoking questions, and bring the group – usually of diverse backgrounds – together. Bonding and finding common ground in the workshops is one of the real benefits. As one recent workshop participant said: “We quickly established a safe zone that allowed us to share, laugh and grow.”

Here is what participants in the recent workshop in Kingston ON had to say:

“As a busy professional, I rarely dedicated quality time to thinking critically about career transitions situated in the broader context of my life. Linda is a gifted facilitator with a light yet effective touch. I truly feel that this workshop has helped me come into my true power.”
– CM, President, Consulting Company

“I felt inspired and on a high for days.” – KM, Executive, Personal Growth Foundation

“The workshop was amazing and for me affirming.” – KM, Accountant

“There is a book in me and it is going to get written!” – SH, Communications Expert

During this four-day intensive workshop conducted in a retreat-like atmosphere, you will create the foundation you need to Step into Your Future with purpose and confidence:

  • Day One: Examine your game. Tell your story.
  • Day Two: Play to your strengths; and work on your weaknesses.
  • Day Three: Start to take action – get your game plan in place.
  • Day Four: Declare yourself – tell us your new/renewed story and plan.

Join us. The next Step into Your Future workshop is April 26-29, 2012 in Victoria, BC at the beautiful Inn at Laurel Point. I would love to have you with us. There are just few spots left, so if you are ready to step into your future, please call me asap at 604-288-7031.

P.S. Oglov has arranged a very special workshop room rate with the Inn at Laurel Point, but reserve your room now, because it expires at midnight on April 12! As part of your stay, you also will be offered a unique tour of Victoria’s culinary treasures by Tour de Fork!

WIN more business with “Better Pitching” Workshop

Not winning all of the business you think you should? The “Better Pitching” workshop, created by Bill Baker and I, can help your business team find its pitching groove. This full day workshop will permanently reshape your thinking about pitching, and arm you with dozens of immediately actionable tips and techniques that can help you improve results – no matter what business you’re in.

Here is what the managing partners of a major national agency recently had to say about our workshop:

“Loved the session…the feedback from our team has been great and I personally felt it was a very, very beneficial session. “
“As a next step, we’ll use this as a jumping off point for (our company’s) new business manifesto and begin to implement a new business system…(we have) a very galvanized team.”

What would make the difference in your career?

What keeps you up at night? What is the area that you think could make a big difference in your career? I would love to hear from you! Also please contact me if you are interested in direct assistance with career transitions, need individual business coaching or think your team could benefit from the Better Pitching workshop.

I can help create an environment that touches the spots in your career that need to grow, expand or that actually need to be defined. Here is a sample of topics that could be addressed in upcoming workshops, webinars and via other outlets:

  • What does it really mean to start your own small business? You have the check list (hire accountant, register for tax purposes, etc.) but what are the things you may not have thought of? What will make the difference between success and failure?
  • Freedom 95? How do you keep your career going or find something new – that will take you to that magical retirement age – or will you ever retire? The experts tell us that 84% of boomers expect to work after age 65, and 63% of us will never retire. What does that mean for YOU?
  • Reflections on Life During the 2012 Summer Olympics – and After! I am gearing up for working with the stellar iLUKA team during this Summer’s London 2012 Games. I look forward to sharing my perspectives in future newsletters.

Let me know what you think about the above topics and what interests you these days. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Thank you!

Linda Oglov