Joan Runnheim Olson, M.S., ACC, CCMC, CLTMC, Certified Five O'Clock Club Career Coach
Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC
Career Success & Satisfaction
Joan Runnheim Olson is the career management expert for high-achieving professionals who want to maximize career success and satisfaction. As an internationally certified career coach and an award-winning speaker, Joan exudes energy, optimism, and a passion to help others gain clarity, confidence, focus, and momentum to achieve their career goals faster. Recognized as a ‘glass half-full’ type person, she not only enables clients to see what is possible, but also helps them set a plan of action, manage it from day to day, and keep accountable and on track with their goals.
Are you in a job search? What type of work are you seeking? The more focused your job target(s), the more effective your job search and the easier it will be for others to help you.
I've worked with many clients who aren't clear on what position(s) they would like to pursue or fear they will limit themselves if they narrow their focus. Actually, the opposite happens. Clearly identifying what ... Read more
Earlier this week I delivered a presentation at a Twin-Cities based job transition group. My presentation was titled, "Your Two-Minute Pitch: The Keystone of Your Job Search." It's critically important to have a well-crafted, targeted two-minute pitch, aka your elevator pitch to use during your job search.
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One of the big reasons females should consider a nontraditional career is the fact that they often pay 20 to 30% higher wages (and oftentimes more) than the traditional careers they typically pursue. The chart below illustrates ... Read more
I feel like I am able to put myself in my clients' shoes on a regular basis. Being self-employed is like being in a job search every day. As a career coach I need to continually be on the look out for new opportunities, whether it's for an individual coaching client, a contract with ... Read more
I recently picked up a copy of "Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2014" by Martin Yate, CPC. The book includes a section dedicated to handling objections, which many job seekers face. I picked three ... Read more
I always look forward to watching the Olympics and this year is no exception. I admire the passion and dedication the athletes have for their particular sport [career]. Are you passionate and dedicated about your career? If not, what steps can you take to become a career conqueror? The following will help you assess how effectively you are managing your career and what areas could use some work. ... Read more
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How about others you encounter, whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or career coach? Have you noticed if some are more open to trying new things than others?
What is a fixed mindset? According to Stanford University psychologist and author Carol Dweck, a fixed mindset occurs ... Read more
Today I'm presenting a webinar for a community college in Virginia on how to increase recruitment and retention of males and females in classes/programs that prepare them for nontraditional careers. Nontraditional careers are those where one gender makes up less than 25% of those employed in that field or occupation. So why is gender diversity important?
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