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The Now, The New & The Next in Careers

Solidify your processes for moving candidates through career exploration and decision making.

Start with the Self-Paced Program Today

Next group webinar course begins March 1, 2023

Would you love to have all the tools you need to guide clients in career transition to...

...identify their key career drivers (interests, strengths, skills, values, and more) 

...build on their past experience so they don't have to "start over"

...integrate assessments into an actionable career plan OR create a process that doesn't use formal assessments

...understand how to research career options and actually make the transition

Then it’s time to become a Certified Career Transition Coach!

Certified Career Transition Coaches receive:

Interactive Webinars

The program is taught in 6 live, 90-minute webinars where you’ll interact with your course instructors as well as the other course participants, learning and practicing coaching skills to boost client transformations. 

(All webinars are recorded in case you cannot attend live.) 

Plans and Checklists

You’ll receive dozens of worksheets and questionnaires that you can customize with your logo and adjust for your clients, such as skills, values, and interest activities; an experience inventory; a career action plan that tracks their progress; a process for conducting career research, and much more.


This isn’t another course that just sits on your hard drive—we’re here to help you implement! You’ll have the opportunity to work through activities and integrate the materials into your practice as you go. Plus, CTL CEO, Marie Zimenoff, is available to answer any questions you may have and consult with you as you establish or adjust your process.

Accountability & Social Proof

You'll complete short assignments as you go to demonstrate learning and walk through integrating the materials into your practice! You’ll receive a PDF certificate and logo for your website, plus designation as a Certified Career Transition Coach.

This is a lifetime certification that does not require membership or renewal. There is a discount for CTL Associates, but you do not need to be an Associate to earn the certification. 

Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 12 ICF CCEs with 7.5 Core Competency Units when you join the live webinar (the next live webinar will be in the fall of 2020). It also qualifies for 9 hours toward the BCC credential/renewal.

Start with the Self-paced Course Today

Next Live Course Starts March 1, 2023

Course Schedule

Course Schedule

The next course starts March 1, 2023, and includes the following modules (please note that this program is also available as a self-paced course):

Coaching, March 1, 2:00-3:30 ET
Webinar 1

Learn how to integrate coaching skills into your practice for more transformational results with clients and understand the coaching process.

Assessment, March 8, 2:00-3:30 ET

Webinar 2

Discover a framework for career exploration that does not require formal assessments or brings assessment input together in a cohesive, actionable way.

Research & Decision Making, March 15, 2:00-3:30 ET

Webinar 3

Gain tools for leading clients through career research - including scripts, questions to ask, and worksheets - plus a variety of ways to distill options into a next step for their career.

Barriers & Mindset, March 22, 2:00-3:30 ET

Webinar 4

Uncover coaching questions and other strategies for moving clients through barriers and fears that stop them from making the transitions they desire.

Case Studies, April 5, 2:00-3:30 ET

Webinar 5

We'll share stories that help the concepts come to life and provide strategies for handling difficult client situations in your practice.

Launching Career Change, April 12, 2:00-3:30 ET

Webinar 6

Brush up on the need-to-know resume, interviewing, and job search strategies for career transition clients so they launch and land quickly.


Meet Your Instructors

As a career management specialist, Michelle Carroll has served 100s of clients and built a solid reputation for career coaching and counseling, career transition and management coaching, and leadership training.

With more than two decades of experience in the career and coaching industry, she has the privilege of offering a full spectrum of career development benefits.

She has been very successful in guiding professionals to identify their goals by using her expertise in the Myers Briggs (MBTI), STRONG (SII) and 360 / 180 assessment tools.

In addition, she is a speaker at various career industry venues, an instructor, and a workshop facilitator.

Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy, knows career services have the power to change lives. She began her professional career as an advisor and recruiter for the Colorado State University mechanical engineering graduate program while completing her Master of Education in Human Resource Studies, Career & Counseling Development.

In 2008—the peak of the Great Recession—Marie left the university to start her business. Inspired by a passion to make a difference in the industry, she trains career professionals around the globe in resume writing, career coaching, and business development.

She has delivered hundreds of career and leadership development programs, designed curriculum, and provided staff training in workforce, corrections, university, community college, and business environments.

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3115 E Lion Lane, Suite 160, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Questions about CTL?

Email marie@careerthoughtleaders.com 

or call 855-333-5793.

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