Career Direction & Integration

Career Prime® Program

YOU

With at least 10-15 years of work experience under your belt, you already have a number of notable accomplishments in your career as a mid-level or senior leader. And you experience the ebb and flow, the synergy and conflict, of work and family responsibilities.

So… where do you go from here?
  • Do you double down on your talents in your current role, and try to learn how to manage conflicts better?
  • Do you strive to keep moving up, vying for limited senior leadership positions, given family needs? 
  • Do you pivot into another industry, or an “industry-adjacent” role, or take the depth of expertise you have and strike out on your own?
  • Do you take a step back to refocus on family, since it seems your kids are growing so fast?
  • And once you decide what you want to do, well, how exactly do you do it?
Learn how to make these critical decisions and go about executing a plan that’s perfect for you at this stage in your life and career.
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Nicole has been instrumental in my growth and development. She introduced me to innovative ways of positioning myself in meaningful ways and in various capacities in the industry. Nicole continued to motivate me through focus and accountability to stay on task when considering my bigger goals in life. She’s a motivator and a true visionary.

CASE STUDY

THE CLIENT

Ana is an Achiever.

She’s a bright, ambitious, talented rising star, and was trying to decide whether or not to accept a job offer.

THE PROBLEM

On the one hand, the position was in her “sweet spot” of expertise – it was something probably no one else in the industry could do as well as she could. On the other hand, the position required a lot of travel, and the starting salary put on the table was very (very!) disappointing, especially since she was planning on expanding her family.

The company said there would be “fast-tracks” to salary adjustments soon. Ana knew she would be wildly successful and actually really enjoy the job.

She was entertaining other job possibilities, but this was the only formal offer really on the table.

Should she take the job?
THE COACHING
Given the circumstances, there were really only two possible outcomes. 

The company finds some more money to reflect the value that they are going to get from hiring her, one of the few people in the industry who knows the market inside out and could deliver results. Then she can accept the job offer and blow them away with what she does in the role.

OR

The company keeps the salary what it is, then has to hire another person whose experience and expertise match the salary, but not the results they seek. The company may either be OK with the mediocre results they get, or they may come back to Ana in a few months with the proper offer to get proper results. 

The number one thing I cautioned Ana against: Do not give them superior talent for mediocre pay. 

Ana felt guilty for turning down a position from people with whom she had favorable professional relationships. She grappled with feeling greedy about walking away from “a lot” of money for “more” money. She felt pressure to act in scarcity – it’s the only offer I have!! – instead of abundance – I have so much value to bring that the company who gets me will be a winner!!

THE RESULT
Ana turned down the offer, and ultimately landed in a much better spot.
The company tried to come back to her later, but....

by then… it was already too late! She was already on the path to living her best life.

THE PROGRAM FOR YOU

The Career Prime® Program

Coaching topics include:

  • Purpose, motivations, identity
  • Defining your expertise, personal advocacy
  • Positioning, leadership and expertise
  • Novel networking strategy
  • Confidence and decision-making
  • Surfacing and addressing limiting beliefs
  • Relationship with conflict
  • Inherent worthiness, self-care and wellness

Tools include:

  • The DART Method® of deliberate planning
  • The Aurelian Coaching Why-Nots matrix
  • Surface Your Brilliance™ technique
  • Novel Networking™ career campaign materials
  • Fear-setting exercises
  • The Model for mental and emotional wellbeing

$5,500 for 8 sessions

COVID era pricing

$2,400 for 6 sessions
$4,200 for 12 sessions

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Working with Nicole to discover my strengths and to gain guidance for my career and life was a great experience. Her insight, ability to make the confusion just slip away, and thoughtful guidance helped me see what my next steps should be.
Tonya Phillips
Global Focal Operations management and lead Business Partner Support | IBM
When I met Nicole I was working in a field I had little experience in. With Nicole's guidance, I was able to create a future for myself in this field of work and it made me a leader within my company. She offers great perspective on how to navigate the business world, and is an amazing resource to anyone interested in exploring their potential.
Jennifer Berge
Field Reimbursement Capabilities Specialist | Eli Lilly and Company
Working with Nicole helped me to gain a new perspective about how to I want to show up in my life, and how to present myself as someone who can contribute what others can’t.
Kristine Buchanan
Communications/Government Affairs | Herbalife Nutrition

FREE RESOURCES | CAREER AND LEADERSHIP

VIDEOS

Guiding principles as a professional when working remotely

What to do when you are not getting the results you want

Webinar: make the mental transition from work to family when working remotely

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