Issue 337 | February 25, 2021

"Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon preserved in a museum. Only when we find the spring of wisdom in our own life can it flow to future generations" - Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk & peace activist

Have you ever thought about what profoundly changes our beliefs and actions?

Many of us have learned we need to change our beliefs to change our actions and get different results. A colleague coach and trainer – Sherry Yellin – recently shared that to impact change we need to take this a step deeper.

That to really change our beliefs, we need to have a new experience.

This is why incorporating exercises in our client engagements, webinars, and other work is so important – they open the door for clients to have a new experience, which can build a new belief, spark new actions, and get different results.

What are you doing to create new experiences for clients? What are you doing to create new experiences for yourself?

I’m excited to include some of these new ideas in Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy courses, including our upcoming Certified Career Transition Coach program.

Are you ready to create new experiences for your clients and create better outcomes? Join us!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

Get the Processes & Tools to Lead Clients Through Career Exploration & Decision-Making!
Starts Wednesday, March 10

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Featuring 20+ Hours of Content & Connection
March 16-26, 2021

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  • Career Transition Coach Program Starts March 10
  • Annual Symposium: There’s Still Time to Join Us
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Job Search: Traits Recruiters Look For
  • Coaching: Strategies for Clients on Autism Spectrum
  • Leadership: C-Suite Mental Health
  • Diversity: Women of Color Avoiding Burnout
  • Writing: Motivation Letters


  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential
  • Colleagues Celebrate Big Wins


CTL & RWA Events

  • Trend Tuesday Live
  • Certified Career Transition Coach
  • CTL Associate Call
  • Annual Professional Development Symposium (Virtual!)

Partner Events

  • Zero to Fully Booked
  • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
  • Virtual TRAINER - An Applied Intensive
  • Virtual COACH
  • Career Ninja

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MAR 10 | Certified Career Transition Coach Program Starts

Grow your confidence and improve candidate outcomes through 9 hours of training and hands-on activities to use with candidates. Get resources for career coaching – from exploration through decision-making and starting the job search process.

The training, resources, and worksheets you receive include:

  • Activities to guide clients in identifying their key career drivers.
  • Tools to improve your process of debriefing and creating action plans from career assessments and activities.
  • Structures for helping clients see the progress you are making together and connect activities to outcomes.
  • Processes for researching career options and target organizations to speed their decision-making and job search.
  • And much more!

This class won’t sit on your shelf... our interactive program will guide you in integrating the concepts into your independent coaching practice, workforce center coaching and workshops, or college career services.

Approved for 12 ICF CCEs, including 7.5 Core Competency Credits.

MAR 16-26 | Professional Development Symposium

Our annual opportunity to deepen your skills in coaching, resume writing, and business development has gone virtual! This means we can provide 20+ hours of professional development for you and opportunities to build global connections while improving your retention and sparking new business partnerships.

Don’t miss this opportunity to save and refresh your energy, approach, and network in 2021!


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!


Check out our products exclusively for career services professionals on topics like business development, resume- and profile-writing, coaching, and more!

Which one is your favorite? Reply and let me know!

If you share these on your social media, feel free to tag us and we'll help you start the conversation with your network. We're @CareerTL or @workwithpurpose on Twitter and you can tag me (Marie Zimenoff) or Career Thought Leaders on LinkedIn!

Job Search: These Are the 10 Traits Recruiters Are Looking For (Fast Company)

In a recent study, recruiters ranked what they considered to be the most important traits of job seekers. What helps recruiters get a good “gut feeling” about a candidate? This article shares a few tips to can help your client create it!

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Coaching: Re-thinking Guidance for Clients on the Autism Spectrum (Career Confidante Radio)

If you work with clients who identify as being on the autism spectrum or struggle with aspects of work environments, listen in as Barbara Bissonnette shares actionable tips in this podcast on how you can help them navigate career change, job search, interviewing and more.

Listen In

Leadership: How to Manage Mental Health in the C-Suite (Human Resources Director)

New research shows that during the pandemic, mental health issues among the C-suite have risen higher than employees as a whole. This article shares specific tips to help execs better manage their wellbeing.

Read More

Certified Career Transition Coach Program

Training & Process for Career Transition
Course Starts March 10

Click Here to Learn More!

Diversity: Here's How to Actually Help Women of Color with Burnout (Forbes - Limited Monthly Articles)

We often hear about the rise in burnout, and Black women experience it at a higher rate. Read this article for important tips to help women of color improve their wellbeing and career fulfillment.

Read More

Writing: How to Write a Motivation Letter in Germany (I Am Expat)

This article details the contents of a motivation letter – not the same as a cover letter. However, the tips and information here may give you a few fresh ideas for your cover letters and other communications as you help clients.

Read More

Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials

Congratulations to Deb Squire, Jeanne Stoner, Stephanie Billes, Jesikah Wells, and Nabou Fall for earning the 360Reach Analyst credential. They have invested in learning how to incorporate external feedback into their clients’ brands through the most widely used personal branding, 360. Keep up the great work helping clients gain clarity and confidence!

Kudos to Carol Parker Walsh who earned the Certified Hidden Job Market Coach credential from Career Thought Leaders. She is now among a growing group of coaches who’ve created more structured processes for job seekers to achieve their goals even faster!

Colleagues Celebrate Big Wins

Congratulations to Elisabeth Sanders-Park who will deliver the closing keynote at the 37th Annual Pennsylvania Workforce Development Conference. What a lucky audience!

A virtual standing ovation for Valerie Sokolosky who celebrated her 100th episode of the Doing It Right leadership podcast. You can listen in here.


March 1, 2021 | 4:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Trend Tuesday Live

Join us Live every Tuesday at 4 pm ET to talk about the latest trends in career services, leadership development, and all things career. We’ll be sharing some of the insights from the latest trends white paper based on our annual Career Jam event. You’ll also get updated on the very latest in the industry and trends in job search, LinkedIn, branding, resume writing, coaching, business development, and more. RSVP to get weekly reminders.

March 10, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Certified Career Transition Coach

Do you wish you had proven processes to walk candidates through career exploration and transition? Join us for the Certified Career Transition Coach program. This training used by practitioners in university, community college, workforce, and private practice settings provides resources and processes and leads you through integrating them into your work so you can coach with more confidence and achieve better outcomes for candidates. Approved for 12 ICF CCEs (7.5 Core Competency)!! Learn more and register.

March 16 - March 26, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM US ET
Annual Professional Development Symposium (Virtual!)

Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are excited to bring careers industry professionals two weeks of strategies to walk confidently into the future through connecting, learning, and an exceptional location... accessible from around the globe VIRTUALLY! 

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 to help clients thrive and move forward with hope in 2021. Learn more and register.


February 15 - March 7, 2021 | Free Online Event
Zero to Fully Booked

If building your business is one of your 2021 goals, this event is an amazing FREE resource. Sessions (one with me!) address the mindset, client attraction, and sales strategies you can use to build your online business! Learn more and register.

March 11 & 23, 2021 | 4-5:30PM & 10-11:30AM US ET
Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification Spring 2021

The Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification is an 8-week program that features live instruction and mentoring. It focuses on how to assist individuals to choose the right career, find a job, and stay hired. Weekly sessions are live over the internet, and feature discussions, interactive exercises, and case studies. Assignments include readings, short answer questions, and case study reviews. Participants gain hands-on experience during a 6-week supervised practicum.

There are two groups for Spring 2021: The first begins on March 11 with afternoon sessions; the second begins on March 23 with morning sessions. Group size is limited and an application is required. Information is available on the Forward Motion Coaching website.

March 1, 8 & 15, 2021 | 2:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Virtual TRAINER - An Applied Intensive

Virtual training is on the rise. Add this offering to help your clients and build your business. Our 3-session series equips seasoned and new trainers to design and deliver stellar virtual training, and fast! You learn and apply current, practical approaches. As a result, you can immediately and confidently train your learners on your content... virtually. Learn more and register.

March 22, 2021 | 2:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Virtual COACH

This 3-hour L.I.V.E. live-facilitated, interactive, virtual, experiential session trains new and veteran coaches to confidently and competently coach individuals and small groups virtually. You will learn and apply lessons on crafting the content of coaching interactions, facilitating meaningful conversation and forward movement, and managing Zoom technology to make it work smoothly. Learn more and register.

February-March, 2021 | Wednesdays, 2:00PM-5:00PM US ET
Career Ninja

The job search, career management, and world of work are shifting. As a result, many people are struggling to find their place, tell their story, get hired and thrive. Developed and delivered by careers thought leader and author of "No One Is Unemployable" and more, this intense, 5-session course and applied fieldwork equips you to help anyone begin a career now. Learn more and register.

Marie Zimenoff

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