Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life
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Bestselling author offers a step-by-step program to making the right choices about a new career move
Don't fear taking the leap into a new career with this seven step program from bestselling author and life coach Talane Miedaner. Whatever the situation or economic environment, Coach Yourself to a New Career gives you the tools to take matters into your own hands by assessing your needs and strengths, finding the right work fit, weighing options and possible sacrifices, and preparing your family for transitions.
Packed with expert advice and helpful examples from her many statistical clients―as well as her own career change process―Miedaner shows how anyone can reinvent their professional life.
Coach Yourself to a New Career:
- Offers a seven-step approach to career reinvention and practical advice for a smooth transition
- Profiles everyday people who achieved career reinvention on their own terms - and what their stories can teach you
- Shows you how to assess your needs and strengths
- Helps you decide what tough decisions or sacrifices you may have to make
- Prepares your spouse or family for transition
Miedaner shares her own story of launching her coaching business―with careful planning, hard work, commitment and faith. She shows how you can follow other’s examples to achieve the professional life you want.
and money as a good thing. That was the final straw for me. It became very clear to me that my values were not going to be honored or respected working for this law firm. I resigned soon after that. 27 28 COACH YOURSELF TO A NEW CAREER How did following your passions and values help you find the right career/ business? I used to make beautiful, handmade dog collars to sell in a boutique—just something I did because I liked to do it. My best friend was the director of sales at the Ritz
Kate, an extra special thanks to you for being my writing buddy on this book. I’m looking forward to seeing your own book in print next! All my readers and fans who have sent me countless e-mails and letters about your own success stories. It inspires me to keep on writing when I know my books are being read and make a real difference in your lives. The Manitowoc Public Library and all its tremendously helpful and friendly staff. And above all, my wonderful husband, Paul, for your love, support,
published Simplify Your Life, so I thought, naively, that they would want to publish my book. They returned it with a form letter saying that they didn’t accept unsolicited manuscripts. I could tell that a page hadn’t even been turned. I realized at that point that I might need an agent but didn’t do anything at the time. It was a few months later that I received a call from an editor at Scribner who had read an article about me in The Observer, a local New York paper, and asked if I would write
doing creative work such as Web design, graphic design, or magazine layouts—doing something she truly loved. Seeing her assessment results spelled out on paper made her realize that her talent wasn’t a fantasy. This realization has given her the confidence to pursue what she secretly wanted to do all along—art! 109 110 COACH YOURSELF TO A NEW CAREER She has signed up for a foundation course in the arts so she can experience a variety of media and determine her specialty in time. Her parents
be right back to work might not get there. after having children and then, much —YOGI BERRA to their own surprise, had a complete change of values and decided to become stay-at-home mothers and loved it. I personally thought I’d be a full-time, stay-at-home mother, but after breast-feeding for nine months, I was eager to get back into coaching—I was hungry for mental challenges and stimulation. I particularly like the example (in Step 4) of my client who was a professional musician and had his