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Additional Training

Resume Writing Academy Flagship Training Program
Earn your ACRW and get the most comprehensive training in the industry! Includes 6 classes, personalized feedback on 6 writing assignments, and much more.
Learn more and register.

Career Transition Coach Training
Earn the Certified Career Transition Coach credential while gaining tools you can use to help clients identify, research, and transition into a great new career.
Learn more and register.

Resume Writing Academy E-Summits
These 2-hour training sessions provide in-depth strategies for writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles. They each include 30+ pages of handouts with samples, keywords, questions to gather great information, resources, and more.
View all recorded E-Summits.

Recorded Master-E-Sessions
These 90-minute web-based training sessions offered by Career Thought Leaders provide handouts packed full of resources and tools to build mastery in core competencies for careers industry professionals – career coaching, business development/operations, job search strategy, interview coaching, public speaking, and much more!
View recorded Master-E-Sessions.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    The only personal branding program used in 40 countries with thousands of clients.

    Personal branding isn't the flavor of the month. It is a transformational process entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, professionals, and job seekers use to find authenticity and identify the branded value that makes them more influential, indispensable, and incredibly happy at work.

    For your clients, personal branding is the future of career management -- a proactive solution for their long-term career success.

    Personal branding launches your career -- boosting your confidence in knowing you are doing the best for your client, taking the right steps and not having to make it up as you go

    After the CPBS program, you'll sound and feel like an expert -- exiting the spiral of constantly hunting new clients at a low price point because you lack a long-term value proposition that connects with and converts your ideal clients.

    In the Certified Personal Brand Strategist program, you will learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology – a comprehensive, three-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand.

    You'll walk away ready to:

    • More confidently engage clients and consistently surpass client expectations
    • Articulate a unique value proposition to stand out in the crowded coach market
    • Produce replicable results and systemize client interaction with done-for-you workbooks
    • Attract more ideal clients and make more money with a turn-key personal branding business

    NEW** We've simplified the certification process and added more value throughout the year. In addition to the Certified Personal Brand Strategist class, you get the following bonuses. 

    BONUS #1
    Savings. When you join on or before January 22, 2019, you receive $500.00 in early-bird savings -- and more!

    BONUS #2
    Social Branding Analyst Certification (normally $797.00). Your clients first impression is digital – 90% of recruiters use social media and 80% of people research online before buying from a company. Become the guide your clients need to build a consistent online presence.

    BONUS #3
    360Reach Analyst Certification. As part of your Personal Branding Certification, you become certified to use 360Reach  the personal branding survey that has been used by over a million people. It's fun! It's innovative! And it’s actionable!

    You receive 3 certifications -- normally $3,794 -- for as little as $2,497, a savings of up to 34%!

    ICF Coaches Only:  When you complete the requirements for all 3 certifications (and attend all sessions live), you'll receive 18 ICF CCEs!

    Have questions? You can set up a time to talk one-on-one with an instructor using this link.

    WHAT YOU RECEIVE ... 3 certification courses for the price of 2!
    #1  360Reach Certified Analyst Certification training (Value $497)
    #2  Certified Personal Brand Strategist training (Value $2997)
    #3  Social Branding Analyst Certification training (Value $797)

    CPBS certification requires annual re-certification. The annual re-certification fee of $397 includes special training, access to the latest industry updates, resources, and other tools to use with your clients, PLUS annual updates and recertification for the Certified Social Branding Analyst..

    February 2019 Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS) Training
    CHOOSE FROM 2 TIME CHOICES (2 Separate Sections)
    Section 1: Tuesday, February 5, 9:00–10:00 am Singapore Time / 12:00–1:00 pm Sydney Time (
    Monday, February 4, 8:00–9:00 pm ET-US-NY)
    Section 2: Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern-US-New York City Time
    This course requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first live webinar session. It includes eleven (11), one-hour live webinar sessions. Live attendance via webinar is required to receive ICF CCEs. This course is approved for 11 ICF CCEs. Two (2) Learning Confirmations must be completed by no later than Wednesday, September 24, 2018 (for 360Reach) and Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (for CPBS).

    • Facilitator: Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff, Reach-Certified Personal Branding Master Strategists.
    • First live webinar on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

    Have questions? You can set up a time to talk one-on-one with an instructor using this link.

    Register using the links on the right.

    Click here to see full program details.

    Early Registration Closes January 22, 2019

    Early General Registration:
    Single Payment: $2497.00 USD
    Multi-Payment: 3 Payments of $882.33 USD (billed every 30 days after 1st payment)

    Early CTL Associate Registration:
    Single Payment: $2250.00 USD
    Multi-Payment: 3 Payments of $800 USD (billed every 30 days after 1st payment)

    Early ACRW/ACPW Registration:
    Single Payment: $2250.00 USD
    Multi-Payment: 3 Payments of $800 USD (billed every 30 days after 1st payment)

    Early 360Reach Analyst Registration:
    Single Payment: $1997.00 USD
    Multi-Payment: 3 Payments of $715.67 USD (billed every 30 days after 1st payment)
     

    A late fee of $75.00 USD will be added to registration costs after regular registration closes. Registration is not guaranteed and will be granted based on availability. Contact support@careerthoughtleaders.com for assistance.

    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    For more than a decade, the 360Reach Certification Program has positioned hundreds of coaches, HR executives, and recruiters as thought-leaders.

    Many professionals just like you have incorporated 360Reach into their practices, setting them apart from their peers and preparing them to deliver innovative, action-oriented offerings to their clients.

    Now It’s Your Turn…

    We’ve built upon the long-standing success of our certification program by making it even stronger. In the completely redesigned program, we’ve added:

    • More multi-media content and support
    • More live interactive sessions with experienced 360Reach experts
    • More practice building resources

    And we’ve kept the price the same!

    It’s an intense and fun program that combines instructional videos, multi-media training materials, live webinars and real-life practice opportunities.

    • Regular Price: $497.00  *CTL Associates Receive $47 Off

    Live Webinars Tuesdays, February 5 & 26
    CHOOSE FROM 2 TIME CHOICES (2 Separate Sections)
    Section 1: Tuesday, February 5, 9:00–10:00 am Singapore Time / 12:00–1:00 pm Sydney Time (
    Monday, February 4, 8:00–9:00 pm ET-US-NY)
    Section 2:
    Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern-US-New York City Time
    This course requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first live session. This course is approved for 2 ICF CCEs (Core Competencies: 1 CCE, Resource Development: 1 CCE). Learning confirmation must be completed by no later than Tuesday, March 12, 2018.

    • Facilitator: Susan Chritton, a Reach-Certified Personal Branding Master Strategist.
    • Early Registration closes Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
    • Regular Registration closes Monday, February 4, 2019.
    • First live webinar on Wednesday, February 5, 2019.

    Register using the links on the right.

    Click here to see full program details.

    Early registration closes Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

    Early General Registration:
    $397.00 USD (Use "Register" button on the left)

    Regular CTL Associate Registration:
    $360.00 USD (Log in and use "Register" button on the left)

    Regular ACRW Registration:
    $360.00 USD (See email for code and use "Register" button on the left)


    Regular registration closes Monday, February 4.

    Regular General Registration:
    $497.00 USD (Use "Register" button on the left)

    Regular CTL Associate Registration:
    $450.00 USD (Log in and use "Register" button on the left)

    Regular ACRW Registration:
    $450.00 USD (See email for code and use "Register" button on the left)


    A late fee of $75.00 USD will be added to enrollments processed after regular registration closes. Registration is not guaranteed and will be granted based on availability. Contact support@careerthoughtleaders.com for assistance.

    • 18 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Virtual
    Register

    International Career Colleague Discussion
    February 18, 2018
    12:00-1:00 pm Paris Time

    Join your career colleagues from the European region and beyond to discuss trends and best practices. If you have suggestions for this quarter's topic, please email marie@careerthoughtleaders.com

    Previous calls focused on using LinkedIn to build visibility and trends in coaching. If you are interested in these recordings, you can download them here.

    The call is open to all careers industry professionals (coaches, brand strategists, writers, consultants, and beyond) from all environments (private practice, small business, University, corporate, etc.) and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information.

    CTL Board Members Ruth Winden (UK) and Maike Hennig (Spain) will share information and lead a discussion for you to share, learn, and network with your career colleagues throughout the region!


    The recording will be sent to those who register. (Note: This is specially scheduled for our European / international colleagues and is at 6 am US-ET.)

    International Colleague Discussions occur on the 3rd Monday of the month in 2019: February 18, May 20, August 19
    ** The November call is replaced with Career Jam on November 22, 2019. Learn more here: www.careerthoughtleaders.com/careerjam

    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
    Spring 2019 Training Program

    Professional resume writers like you come to Resume Writing Academy because they want to be confident that every resume they write will win clients interviews ... they want to be the expert who stands out from the sea of resume advice.

    Do you want the confidence to charge what you are worth for the work you do?

    Do you want to be the expert your career services office needs to teach resume strategies that improve job placement?

    If so, read on to learn more about the Resume Writing Academy training program starting February 19.

    RWA graduates tell us the difference between our program and other programs they’ve tried is that training alone didn’t give them the confidence and results they desired.

    What really transformed their writing and built their confidence was consistent feedback on their work.

    RWAs certification programs are experiential, with English language, formatting, and writing assignments carefully crafted to test your command of strategy, design, and writing.

    Our team of experienced writers give you personalized feedback on every assignment, are available for your questions one-on-one, hold regular office hours to help you with class and client assignments, and continue this support after your graduation.

    PLUS -- no membership is required and certification is built into the program. You'll work hard to create each assignment, rewrite a few assignments, and earn your certification at the end -- no test to take or separate fee to pay.

    REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2019 CLASS

    What Does the ACRW Program Involve?

    • 5 webclasses on resume strategy, resume writing, content development, cover letter writing, formatting, grammar, keyword and ATS optimization, and more
    • 4 homework assignments with individualized feedback to hone your skills
    • 3 additional resume and letter writing projects with feedback


    What is the Live Webclass Schedule?

    The group webclass starts February 19, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern. 

    • All classes are recorded so students can listen later. 
    • Homework for each class is due before class the next week to keep you on track. Need more flexibility? Check out our self-paced program.
    • Class 1: February 19, Great Resume Writing Strategies & Techniques
    • Class 2: February 26, English Language & Grammar for Resume Writers
    • Class 3: March 5, Resume Design & Formatting for Human Readers & ATS
    • Class 4: March 12, Resume Writing: Section by Section
    • Class 5: March 19, Cover Letters, E-Notes & Best Practices in Resume Writing (Asking Great Questions, Writing Efficiency)

    REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2019 CLASS


    What Do You Get With RWA?

    • Hundreds of pages of handouts and samples of resumes, cover letters, e-notes, LinkedIn profiles, and more
    • 100-page resume e-book
    • 50-page cover letter e-book
    • 8 videos demonstrating best-in-class formatting and presentation techniques
    • Discounts on other training programs and events sponsored by RWA and CTL


    Most notably, we offer our graduates a diverse range of writing opportunities that come our way.

    • Subcontract writing positions with other resume companies — a great way to gain additional experience while making money(!). These projects generally pay between $100 to $400 per resume.
    • An opportunity to join the RWA Guild; reserved exclusively for the top graduates of RWA, the Guild often pays extremely well. Can you be one of those top graduates? We're always looking for the very best talent for the Guild.
    • Opportunities for publishing, speaking, job fairs, and other projects – some with compensation and some for building your professional visibility and credibility.

    NOTE: We do not guarantee employment but will continually provide you with leads from resume companies, outplacement firms, and others who need great resume writers TODAY!

    REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2019 CLASS


    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, CA
    Register


    Career Rejuvenation: Storytelling, Positive Psychology & Actionable Strategies
    March 25-27, 2019
    Kona Kai Resort, Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

    Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are excited to bring careers industry professionals three days of career rejuvenation through connecting, learning, and an exceptional location... one of the only private beaches in San Diego! 

    Our speaker lineup includes thought leaders from the careers industry and beyond to bring you the resources you need to refresh your approach and the inspiration you need to renew your energy.

    Who attends the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium? Career and leadership coaches, career services staff, professional resume writers, personal branding strategists, military transition staff, and like-minded professionals who guide others in advancing their careers.

    Registration is available for the full three days of the event - which will include a variety of sessions on coaching, business development, branding, and writing topics. One-day registrations will be available soon.

    3-Pay Option Ends January 24, 2019.

    The event will take place at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island just off the coast of San Diego, CA. Rooms are available for a discounted rate of $169+ per night -- this includes the resort fee!! This rate is extended 3 days before/after the conference dates.

    Evening event information will be available soon and will include a boat tour, a bus to downtown San Diego, and more!


Past events

15 Jan 2019 Personal & Social Branding Update
14 Jan 2019 Certified Career Transition Coach
14 Dec 2018 Digital Leadership: How to Prepare Yourself for Digital Transformation
12 Dec 2018 Masters Certification
12 Dec 2018 Keynote Certification
10 Dec 2018 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
04 Dec 2018 360Reach for Groups Training
30 Nov 2018 Career Jam (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
26 Nov 2018 Career Jam Pre-Event Webinar: Rethink Everything
26 Nov 2018 November International Career Industry Trends Discussion
12 Nov 2018 Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) Fall 2018 Training Program
09 Nov 2018 Resume Writing Academy Open Call: Online Resumes & Profiles
29 Oct 2018 October CPBS Community Conversation
26 Oct 2018 Master-E-Session Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success
11 Oct 2018 Social Branding Analyst Certification (Oct 2018)
11 Oct 2018 CPBS Recertification Call
08 Oct 2018 Certified Hidden Job Market Coach
24 Sep 2018 Advanced Reach Programs Information Session
24 Sep 2018 CPBS Recertification Call
17 Sep 2018 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
14 Sep 2018 Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) Training Program
27 Aug 2018 August CPBS Community Conversation
27 Aug 2018 International Career Industry Trends Discussion
22 Aug 2018 360Reach Analyst Class (Aug. 2018)
22 Aug 2018 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Aug. 2018)
31 Jul 2018 Personal Branding Webinar
23 Jul 2018 Instructor Q&A: Certified Personal & Social Branding Coach Training Programs
19 Jul 2018 Personal & Social Branding Update
25 Jun 2018 Certified Career Transition Coach
14 Jun 2018 Master-E-Session Brain-washed: How to Dump Stinkin’ Thinkin’
11 Jun 2018 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
07 Jun 2018 Industry Trends White Paper Release
31 May 2018 Master-E-Session Secrets to Increase Your Average Sale: Optimizing Social Media & Closing Ideal Clients
01 May 2018 2018 Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
29 Mar 2018 Social Branding Analyst Certification (March 2018)
12 Mar 2018 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
15 Feb 2018 CPBS Quarterly Community Call
13 Feb 2018 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Feb. 2018)
13 Feb 2018 Reach360 Analyst Class (Feb. 2018)
05 Feb 2018 Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
16 Jan 2018 Personal Branding Update with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff
31 Dec 2017 End-of-Year Sale on Top-Selling Programs
13 Dec 2017 Masters Certification
11 Dec 2017 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
06 Dec 2017 Keynote Certification
04 Dec 2017 360Reach for Groups Training
01 Dec 2017 Career Jam (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
20 Nov 2017 Positive Psychology & Enhancing Your Personal Brand
17 Nov 2017 Resume & Profile E-Summit: References, Recommendations & Testimonials
23 Oct 2017 Advanced Reach Programs Information Session
23 Oct 2017 Social Branding Analyst Certification (Oct. 2017)
12 Oct 2017 Certified Hidden Job Market Coach
21 Sep 2017 Validation in Personal Branding: The Power of PR
15 Sep 2017 Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) Fall 2017 Training Program
11 Sep 2017 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
08 Sep 2017 Master Class: How to Write Branded Resumes & Profiles
29 Aug 2017 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (Aug. 2017)
29 Aug 2017 Reach360 Analyst Class (Aug. 2017)
24 Aug 2017 RSVP for Group Dinner at ICF
11 Aug 2017 Personal Branding Update with Susan Chritton & Marie Zimenoff
03 Aug 2017 Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) Fall 2017 Training Program
21 Jul 2017 Reach Certification Community Webinar
19 Jun 2017 Grow Your Business Week
05 Jun 2017 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
18 May 2017 Resume Writing Academy Flagship Training
15 May 2017 Social Branding Analyst Certification (May 2017)
03 May 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: Resume & Profile Design Best Practices
19 Apr 2017 Baltimore Harbor Spirit Cruise
19 Apr 2017 2017 Career Thought Leaders Conference
18 Apr 2017 2017 CTL Conference Sponsorship
18 Apr 2017 2017 Professional Development Institutes
30 Mar 2017 Certified Career Transition Coach
23 Mar 2017 Master-E-Session Coaching 101: Skills, Assessments & More for Career & Leadership Coaches
13 Mar 2017 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
07 Mar 2017 Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class (March 2017)
07 Mar 2017 Reach360 Analyst Class (March 2017)
08 Feb 2017 Personal Branding Trends with William Arruda & Marie Zimenoff
26 Jan 2017 Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) Training Program
11 Jan 2017 Writing Mastery Open Call: How to Write Tight
12 Dec 2016 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
09 Dec 2016 Career Jam (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
22 Nov 2016 E-Summit: Expanding Horizons: Writing for International Audiences
20 Oct 2016 Master-E-Session: Coaching for Career Advancement: Emotional Intelligence
30 Sep 2016 Academy Certified Resume Writer Group Webclass
16 Sep 2016 E-Summit: Writing for Career Change Success
12 Sep 2016 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
09 Sep 2016 Resume & Profile Writing Certifications: Learn More Live
18 Aug 2016 Master-E-Session: Building Your Social Brand (It's More Than LinkedIn!)
13 Jun 2016 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
10 Jun 2016 Master-E-Session: How to Build Your Credibility & Business Through Speaking
13 May 2016 E-Summit: Making Mid-Managers Shine
19 Apr 2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence
12 Apr 2016 Master-E-Session: Blueprint to the Hidden Job Market – Building Job Search Plans that Work
31 Mar 2016 Conference Thursday Night Evening of Theatre
30 Mar 2016 Born for This Book Release Event at the CTL Conference
30 Mar 2016 2016 Career Thought Leaders Conference
14 Mar 2016 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
04 Mar 2016 E-Summit: ATS & SEO: Navigating Alphabet Soup to Get Clients Found
04 Feb 2016 Master-E-Session: Pricing & Packaging Career Services
14 Dec 2015 CTL Associate Quarterly Call with CTL Board
13 Nov 2015 Career Jam (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
13 Nov 2015 Career Jam - Virtual (Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)
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