Issue 380 | December 30, 2021

“The heart is very much like a miraculous balloon. Its lightness comes from staying full.” – Mark Nepo, Author of The Book of Awakening

Are you ready for 2022?

Many of you are sharing different opportunities and methods of setting goals and planning.

If you have a system you love or event you attend every year, please reply and let me know.

I'd also love to hear your goals or word for 2022!

A few years ago, one of my coaches suggested creating a list of 10 or so qualities that were important to me.

Then, at the end of the day, I could judge myself on how I lived up to those qualities, not necessarily others' judgments of me.


My words for 2021 included: present (especially with my kids), responsive, and abundance.

I'm still pondering my 2022 words and would love some inspiration!

Before moving on to 2022, celebrating our wins from 2021 is important. Yes, we all had wins even in the craziness that was 2021.

One of my favorite wins for CTL and RWA in 2021 was expanding our community to include career services providers from 87 different countries!

One of my personal favorite moments from 2021 was my oldest son's first day of kindergarten -- it is so fun to watch him grow and see the curiosity with which he approaches every day.

From my family to yours, wishing you a happy new year!

Marie Zimenoff
CEO, Career Thought Leaders

2022 White Paper Release
Hear the Latest Trends Impacting the Careers Industry in 2022

January 11, 2022

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Certified Personal Branding Strategist
Get the Tools 1000s of Coaches in 40+ Countries Are Using to Stand Out From the Crowd

Starts January 18, 2022

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      • Symposium Early Registration Closes January 10
      • Certified Personal Branding Strategist Course Starts January 18
      • 2022 Career Trends White Paper Release January 11
      • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


        • Career Longevity: HEROIC Mindset
        • Networking: [Video] Power of Communication
        • Career Change: Personal Branding Secrets
        • Job Search: Hidden Market for Executives


            CTL & RWA Events

            • Certified Personal Branding Specialist
            • 2022 Career Industry Trends White Paper Release Webinar
            • Master-E-Session: Strengths-Based Coaching
            • Career Transition Coach Certification
            • CTL Annual Symposium

            Partner Events

            • Best Year Ever
            • Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification

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                  JAN 10 | Early Registration Ends for the Career Thought Leaders Symposium (In Person!)

                  Get inspired, learn practical strategies to improve client results, and build relationships that transform your career at the CTL Professional Development Symposium!

                  Join us for three days of learning and connecting in downtown Philadelphia.

                  **Please note that the city of Philadelphia has recently implemented a policy requiring proof of vaccination for restaurants. As our event will have food, this policy will apply. If you have questions or concerns, you can view the policy here. You can also reply and I can connect you to further resources.

                  See the articles and resources below to meet a few of our speakers!

                    Learn More and Register Today!

                    JAN 18 | Certified Personal Branding Strategist Course Begins

                    Are you ready to finally have the tools and confidence you need to:

                    • lead clients through more transformational engagements?
                    • articulate a unique value proposition to stand out in a crowded coaching market (and help clients stand out from their peers)?
                    • have a repeatable process and structure so you can focus on each client and know every client will get outstanding results?
                    • attract more ideal clients and make more money with a done-for-you, customizable personal branding strategy business?

                    If so, then it’s time to become a Certified Personal Branding Strategist!

                    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 with your new, long-term value proposition that converts your ideal clients.

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

                      Plus, you’ll earn 7 ICF CCEs, including 4 core competency CCEs!

                        Learn More and Register Today!

                        JAN 11 | 2022 Career Industry Trends White Paper Release Webinar

                        Celebrate our 12th annual white paper with us!

                        Every year, Career Thought Leaders releases a white paper detailing trends gathered from careers industry professionals worldwide. Join us for a webinar as we reveal the top trends in the industry and what they mean for you as an industry professional and for your clients.

                          CTL COMMUNITY 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!

                          VISIT OUR SHOP

                          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!

                          Career Longevity: Living Fully with a HEROIC Mindset (Career Confidante Radio)

                          Dr. Rich Feller uses storytelling and meaning to help career practitioners be more effective in their work. Listen in to this episode for a few gems to apply in your work with clients today!
                          Listen In

                          Networking: [VIDEO] The Power of Communication (ae2)

                          Meet Symposium speaker Kymberli Speight who has a special skill for networking. She will be teaching us strategies we can use to help clients (and ourselves) be more effective in building relationships during her interactive presentation in Philadelphia.

                          Watch Here

                          Certified Personal Branding Strategist

                          Get the Tools 1000s of Coaches in 40+ Countries Are Using to Stand Out From the Crowd
                          Starts January 18 from 11:00AM-12:00PM ET

                          Learn More & Register

                          Career Transition: How to Ease Transition with Personal Branding (Career Confidante Radio)

                          In this episode, Susan shares her top tips for using personal branding to smooth career transition. She's putting together updated materials with the latest career change trends to share at the Symposium in April! She also teaches the in-depth tools career pros need to do personal branding with clients in the Certified Personal Branding Strategist class that starts January 18.

                          Listen In

                          Job Search: Accessing the Hidden Job Market for Executives & Senior Roles (Career Thought Leaders Blog)

                          Read these insights from Maureen Farmer who knows how to help executives land fast while leveling up in their career. Maureen will be sharing her award-winning 90-day plan system for senior leaders at the 2022 Symposium!

                          Read More

                          CTL & RWA EVENTS

                          December 21, 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.

                          January 11, 2022 | 4:00PM-4:45PM US ET

                          2022 Career Industry Trends White Paper Release Webinar

                          Celebrate our 12th annual white paper with us! Every year, Career Thought Leaders releases a white paper detailing trends gathered from careers industry professionals worldwide. Join us for a webinar as we reveal the top trends in the industry and what they mean for you as an industry professional and for your clients. Learn more and RSVP today!

                          January 18, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US ET
                          Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class
                          Get the tools 1000s of coaches in 40+ countries are using to stand out in a crowded market... and guide clients to do the same. Learn a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. This methodology is the future of career management and the foundation for expanding professional and personal success. Learn more and register.

                          January 19, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:30PM US ET

                          Master-E-Session: Strengths-Based Coaching Techniques & Tools
                          Join us as we welcome career industry leader Susan Britton to share about one of her favorite topics - strengths-based coaching. 
                          We'll have more details soon, and if you've never attended a presentation with Susan you are in for a treat! You'll walk away with practical tools you can use with clients -- backed by neuroscience and sure to change your client outcomes. Learn more and register.

                          January 26, 2022 | 11:00AM-12:30PM 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.

                          April 10-13, 2022 | 8:00AM-5:00PM US PT
                          Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
                          Join us for our annual professional development event! We will be downtown Philadelphia for 3 days of learning and connecting around our theme: "Flourishing in the Future of Work." Learn more and register.

                          PARTNER EVENTS

                          December 30, 2021 or On Demand | 11:00AM-5:00PM US ET
                          Your Best Year Ever
                          This annual goal-setting experience will give you the clarity and confidence you need to transform 2022 into the year of your dreams. Over the course of five high-leverage sessions (plus a bonus session for Full Focus Planner users!), you’ll learn how to crash through achievement barriers and build your blueprint to win at work and succeed at life. This is an incredible opportunity to set exciting and effective goals in your personal and professional life. Every year, participants share their success stories of paying off debt, launching businesses, improving their relationships, taking more time for vacation, and more. Plus, join with this affiliate link and join us for a debrief and accountability session Friday, January 8 at 12:00 PM ET. Learn more and register.

                          February 17, 2022 | 4:00-5:30PM US ET
                          Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
                          This 8-week program 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. Participants gain hands-on experience during a 6-week supervised practicum. This program qualifies for 21 GCDF credits. Group size is limited to 10, and an application is required. Details are on the Forward Motion Coaching Web site. Learn more and register.

                          Marie Zimenoff

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