Issue 220 | October 25, 2018


"We learn by pushing ourselves and finding out what lies at the outer reaches of our abilities." – Josh Waitzkin, American chess prodigy and author

Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success
Master-E-Session with Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark
TOMORROW, Friday, October 26 at 12:00 Noon ET
Register Today

CTL Professional Development Symposium
Speaker Lineup Announced for 2019 Event
Register by October 30 for Early Pricing


CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS

  • Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success with Wendy & Louise on October 26
  • Early Registration Ends Oct. 30 for 2019 CTL Professional Development Symposium
  • Save the Date for Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

  • International Careers: Why is International Experience for Human Resources Careers Important?
  • Career Advice: Three Unexpected Tips to Achieve Success at Work
  • Job Search: If Your Boss Asks About Your Job Search, Five Ways You Can Respond that Advance Your Career
  • Leadership: New Report Says Most Employees Aren't Interested in Leadership Training. Here's How to Change That
  • Business: Six Signs You're Ready to Take the Lead and Start a Business

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CTL & RWA Events

  • Master-E-Session: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success with Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark
  • Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Online Profiles & Resumes
  • Academy Certified Profile Writer Course
  • International Careers Industry Trends Discussion
  • Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
  • Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Partner Events

  • Help Anyone Start a Career Now!

CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL)
NEWS & EVENTS

OCTOBER 26 | Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success

One-size-fits-all entrepreneurial advice doesn't work in an industry like ours, with many different pathways – entrepreneurial ladders – to take you to the top. Understanding your unique pathway and the business-building activities that will accelerate your climb is key to your entrepreneurial success.

Join this Master-E-Session where Career Thought Leaders founders Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark will help you uncover YOUR entrepreneurial ladder.

In this 75-minute webinar, we will …

  • Help you to determine YOUR ladder(s) so you can continue to move onward and upward.
  • Identify the core talents, characteristics, traits, skills, and experience of each ladder.
  • Introduce diverse pricing and profit-building strategies and structures and help you identify which are the best fit with your business vision and targeted clientele.
  • Teach critical lessons for building, managing, retaining, and leveraging your client relationships to the advantage of both you and your clients.
  • Help you identify opportunities to expand your revenues with new services and product offerings – no matter which ladder you're on.

The webinar will end with a full Q&A session, so you can get answers to some of your most challenging business issues.

Learn more and register.

OCTOBER 30 | Early Bird Deadline for CTL Professional Development Symposium

We are excited to announce the speaker lineup for the CTL Professional Development Symposium in San Diego, CA, March 25-27, 2019. We will have three days together to rejuvenate your career and provide resources to do the same with your clients.

We will be at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, CA, with a private beach, s'mores by the pool (including an adult-only pool), and beautiful on-ocean views. The group rate of $169/night includes the hotel resort fee to access all these amenities!!

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Paul Osincup | Leveraging Levity: Humor as a Strategy for Workplace Positivity

More than one-third of Americans experience chronic stress at work and 85% report not being happy at work. This high-energy, funny, and content-rich talk will explore both why and how to use humor as a tool for positivity, productivity, and success at work. Although it's packed full of actionable and research-based ideas for implementation in the work of symposium attendees and their clients, this talk is only appropriate for those who enjoy laughing.

Paul Osincup

Featured Speakers

Valerie Gordon | What's Your Story? Storytelling Strategies for Success

Valerie Gordon is an award-winning television producer, content creator and longtime storyteller. As the founder of Commander-in-She, Valerie offers keynote presentations, group workshops and personal and corporate strategizing to help clients harness the power of story.

A 10-time Emmy and 3-time Edward R. Murrow award winner, Valerie's television work has appeared on HBO Sports, CBS News, ESPN, Weekend Today and Lifetime.

Through Commander-in-She, Valerie uses the principles of storytelling to help audiences answer the question, "What's Your Story?" while putting their best brand forward. Her presentations focus on storytelling for career engagement and growth, networking and personal branding, harnessing a pesky internal narrator, building a cast of supporting characters at work and authoring a successful "next chapter."

William Arruda | The Future of Personal Branding: 9 Trends that will Impact Career Success

William is a personal branding pioneer, motivational speaker, founder of Reach Personal Branding and cofounder of CareerBlast.TV. He's also the bestselling author of the definitive books on executive branding: Ditch. Dare. Do! and Career Distinction.

He's passionate about how personal branding can inspire career-minded professionals to become indispensable, influential, and incredibly happy at work – and teaches clients (major global brands and 20% of the Fortune 100) to increase their success by infusing personal branding into their cultures.

He has the distinct privilege of having delivered more personal branding keynotes to more people, in more countries, than anyone on earth.

Wendy Enelow | Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success, Fulfillment & the Next Rung Up

Wendy has been an entrepreneur for almost 40 years – a resume writer, career coach, author, trainer, and founder of several organizations, including Career Thought Leaders, Resume Writing Academy, and Career Masters Institute.

When people ask what she's most proud of the answer is simple – the fact that she's generated her own paycheck for her entire professional life.

Colleagues refer to Wendy as a "serial" entrepreneur who builds ventures and then passes them along to others (e.g., Marie Zimenoff) who can take them to the next level. She's an "ideas" person and loves the allure of creating new ventures, services, products, and other client-centric offerings.

Marie Zimenoff | Designing Action: Transform Your Practice through Storytelling, Positivity & Action

On a mission to change the world through proactive career management, Marie Zimenoff has worked in corporate, workforce, corrections, university, and private practice settings, tirelessly pursuing the latest strategies and tools to achieve the best client outcomes in each setting.

Marie speaks to audiences nationwide on career topics and hosts a weekly radio show, The Career Confidante, to share career management, branding, job search, resume development, social media, and leadership expertise with professionals worldwide.

One cannot change the world single-handedly, so she is dedicated to developing career service providers, partnering with state and national associations, training workforce and university career staff on site, and designing programs as CEO of Career Thought Leaders Consortium and Resume Writing Academy.

See the Full Lineup of Sessions

CTL ASSOCIATE NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

CTL Associates, be sure to check the Associates area of the website for details on the following opportunities:

Want to get in on these opportunities? Join as a CTL Associate today!

Be on the Lookout: Watch for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!

RESOURCES, DATA & IMPORTANT LINKS

International Careers: Why is International Experience for Human Resources Careers Important? (Master Studies)
The points in this article about the importance of international experience – and why it is important – are relevant for professionals in any field.

Career Advice: Three Unexpected Tips to Achieve Success at Work (Entrepreneur)
This article shares scientifically proven career and lifestyle choices you and your clients can make today to be on the path to success.

Job Search: If Your Boss Asks About Your Job Search, Five Ways You Can Respond that Advance Your Career (Forbes)
Whether your client is searching for a job or not, this article shares productive ways they can respond should someone question them about their activity on LinkedIn or other activities perceived as job search.

Leadership: New Report Says Most Employees Aren't Interested in Leadership Training. Here's How to Change That (Inc.)
If you conduct leadership training within organizations, there is interesting data here and talking points for helping those organizations make the most of their programs.

Business: Six Signs You're Ready to Take the Lead and Start a Business (Manta)
If you or your clients are thinking about branching out on your own, this is a great read with reminders of practical and mindset must-haves. If you are looking to launch a careers industry business, you can learn from Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark – two of the most successful business owners in the industry – in the next entrepreneurial Master-E-Session.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES

COLLEAGUES EARN PRESTIGIOUS CREDENTIALS

Congratulations to Christine Edwards and Donna Lampke who earned the Certified Career Transition Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. You have demonstrated your commitment to coaching and expanding your knowledge with practical tools to improve outcomes for your clients. Keep up the good work!

Kudos to Amanda Hervol on earning the Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) credential. Your commitment to writing creative, comprehensive LinkedIn profiles and adding value with other social media profiles truly puts you and your candidates ahead of the curve. Keep up the great work!

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com so that I can share them with everyone!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer (ACRW-Federal)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Social Branding Analyst
360Reach Analyst

UPCOMING TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the 2018 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.

CTL & RWA EVENTS

October 26, 2018 | 12-1:30PM ET
Master-E-Session: Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success

One-size-fits-all entrepreneurial advice doesn't work in an industry like ours, with many different pathways — entrepreneurial ladders — to take you to the top. In this Master-E-Session hosted by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark, you'll gain an understanding of your unique pathway and the business-building activities that will accelerate your climb to entrepreneurial success. Register now.

November 9, 2018 | 12-1PM ET
Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Online Profiles & Resumes

While there isn't any argument that professionals need to manage their online reputation throughout their career, there are plenty of conversations to have about how and where. Should they have an online portfolio? A website? Profiles on all the major social media platforms? Join this lively discussion by a panel of ACRWs and MRWs to explore what's next! Open to resume writers, coaches, and all other colleagues in the careers industry. RSVP today.

November 12, 2018 | 12-1PM ET
Academy Certified Profile Writer Course

You can become an expert in writing social media profiles – help candidates stand out, open doors to opportunities for yourself, and make more money! The Resume Writing Academy offers the only comprehensive social media profile writing course to teach you the strategy behind writing profiles, the mechanics of formatting and manipulating profiles to match career strategy, and much more. The program includes 5 classes, personalized feedback on 5 writing assignments, and the opportunity to join an elite list of writers. Learn more and register.

November 26, 2018 | 12-1PM PARIS TIME
International Careers Industry Trends Discussion

After careers industry professionals from 12 countries gathered in Madrid for the CTL Symposium in May, there was great interest in gathering quarterly to discuss international career trends. Join us for the second exciting gathering of career professionals who are interested in and knowledgeable about international careers! Learn more and register.

November 30, 2018 | Global Locations & Virtual Events
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)

Career Jam is your opportunity to participate in exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues. We'll be adding new features and topics this year to keep the event fresh! Career professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand join in-person and virtual events to share, explore, learn, and collaborate. If you'd like to host an event in your city, please contact Marie for more information at marie@careerthoughtleaders.com.

March 25-27, 2019
Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Early registration is open for our annual professional development event! We will be on one of the only private beaches in San Diego for 3 days of learning and connecting focused on rejuvenating our approaches, our professional growth, and our clients' careers. Learn more and register.

PARTNER EVENTS

Help Anyone Start a Career Now!
Live, Interactive, Practical Training for Practitioners
Boston-NOV 2 | Northern CA-NOV 13 | Southern CA-DEC | Seattle-JAN 2019

Do you help the unemployed, under-employed or unhappily employed to get jobs & start careers? This event is for you. Join nationally-recognized careers expert and author, Elisabeth Sanders-Park, for a day of powerful, practical, interactive training. You'll learn a 5-step process and proven tools to: Mobilize Motivation, Clarify Direction & Job Target, Prove Qualification, Overcoming Barriers, and Get to Decision-Makers... and do it well and quickly.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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