Career Transition Coaching Program

Bill Murray has an unusual combination of extensive work experience in a variety of corporations plus thorough graduate-level education and training from Yale, Harvard, and CUNY in career transition coaching and organizational psychology. This makes him uniquely able to coach clients to discover a good work environment for themselves. Then he helps them develop new people skills for new roles such as management or leadership. He has been doing this for over 20 years. Bill’s biography is available at About Us.

Resume of William Murray’s Career Development Experience (MS Word Doc)

Results

Clients are helped to:

  • Determine life/career goals that fit them well
  • Search for jobs effectively
  • Move smoothly into new management or leadership roles.

Clients experience supportive, professional career coaching. They grow in self-awareness and self esteem and increase their self-management and job search skills. This increases their motivation and readiness to explore themselves and careers. They make career decisions and vigorously search for jobs. What they learn also helps them to be more successful in new jobs or roles such as management or leadership.

Steps

Clients take these steps as needed:

1. Clarify their goals, values, and sense of purpose. Identify interests for their careers and lifestyles. Assess their skills and work styles. Clients may take a variety of approaches to assessment, including:

  • Using a variety of assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs, Strong, values and occupational card sorts, success stories, or other exercises
  • Analyzing their experience in work and leisure activities
  • Examining their attitudes and behavior patterns to see what works and what blocks them from achieving their goals.

2. Explore careers:

  • Research career literature
  • Network to increase contacts
  • Informational interviews with people in career fields.

3. Decide which careers fit them best:

  • Evaluate fit of tasks and organizational culture in desired work environments
  • Create a vision of their ideal career and lifestyle
  • Develop sense of direction and set goals to achieve the vision.

4. Search for jobs or projects:

  • Manage their time and job search campaign
  • Network and research to find potential employers
  • Sell themselves on paper and face-to-face
  • Write resumes and letters that open doors
  • Interview convincingly
  • Negotiate job offers.

5. Begin new jobs and use new self-awareness of professional strengths and work style to get off to a good start, building good work relationships.

6. Analyze their experience to determine how well the job or project fits them. Plan for any future adjustments, as needed.

7. Learn new roles and people skills for transitions into management or leadership positions. See Executive Coaching.

8. Optional: Utilize spiritual resources fully. Make the most of their spiritual path as a resource for the above steps and to improve their quality of work life. Seek guidance from a Higher Power to discern their calling or purpose in life. Bill’s background (M.Div. from Yale and MBA from Harvard) uniquely suits him to assist you in this work. See Spiritual Coaching for Leaders and Professionals.

Resume of Career Coaching Experience (MS Word Doc)