Log in

Issue 149 | June 9, 2017

"Examine everything as though you had just taken off blinders."
– Barbara Ann Kipfer, Author of Self-Meditation

Grow Your Business Week June 19–22
12+ Hours Virtual Training from Pat Schuler, Vaneese Johnson, Valerie Sokolosky, Cindy Skalicky, Tanya Smith, and More!

Register Today


  • Grow Your Business Week June 19–22
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events


  • Brand: The 12 Brand Archetypes – Which Is Yours?
  • Success at Work: 8 Weird Workplace Myths That You Probably Believe
  • Advancement: Quality Over Quantity: Networking in the Digital World
  • Career Change: Stop Fear From Dictating Your Career Choices
  • Hiring Trends: The Website That is Helping Companies Find Diverse Talent


  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credentials
  • Colleagues Present at National Conferences


CTL & RWA Events

  • Grow Your Business Week
  • Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class
  • Social Branding Analyst Certification
  • Mark Your Calendar to Join Us in Madrid

Partner & Associate Events

  • Advanced Job Search Coaching Program


JUNE 19-22 | Grow Your Business Week

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? To attract your ideal clients, stop trading time for dollars, and achieve your big hairy audacious business goals?

Join Career Thought Leaders for a virtual event that will transform your coaching, writing, or brand strategy business. 12+ hours of webinar content, time for networking, and more!

Topics include:

  • Increase Your Impact & Your ROI: The Power of Presence
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
  • Land More Clients & Contracts: Sell the Value of Coaching
  • Turn Your Expertise into Dollars with a Mini-Course
  • Avoid the Commodity Zone: Build a BAD and BOLD Business Brand
  • 6 Keys to Capture Attention on Social Media with Snack-Size Content (Part 1: How to Snackify & Part 2: Snack on This)
  • How to Build Value and Increase Your Revenue

Speakers include:

  • Valerie Sokolosky
  • Pat Schuler
  • Jen Lehner
  • Vaneese Johnson
  • Teddy Burriss
  • Cindy Skalicky
  • Tim Athey, PhD
  • Tanya Smith
  • Marie Zimenoff

See the schedule and register today.


CTL Associates, be sure to check the Associates area of the website for details on the following opportunities:

  • Share your expertise during an interview on The Career Confidante radio (40,000 listeners and growing!)!

CTL Associates receive discounts on the Master-E-Sessions, conferences, and more! Log in and view the Associates page for details.

Want to get in on the 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!


NCDA Conference | Orlando, FL

As a graduate of the NCDA Leadership Academy, Marie will be on a panel for incoming Leadership Academy members at the NCDA Conference in Orlando June 28-30. CTL Board Member Michelle Carroll will also be presenting at the conference. Please let Marie know if you'll be there as she's always excited to see fellow NCDA-goers (this will be her 10th NCDA conference!).

ICF Converge | Washington, DC

CTL Board Member Susan Chritton will join Marie in running a "Development Lab" at ICF Converge on August 25, 2017, where they will help coaches from around the world clarify their personal brand and create bios to build their coaching practices. If you're planning to attend Converge, watch for more information on how you can join!


Brand: The 12 Brand Archetypes – Which Is Yours? (ColoradoBiz)
Although this article is about branding a business, there are great lessons here for clients as well. Having a brand is taking a stand, and this article illustrates how that looks for different types of brands. If you want to find your level of bold for branding your business, join Vaneese Johnson's session during Grow Your Business Week!

Success at Work: 8 Weird Workplace Myths That You Probably Believe (US News)
From resigning to confidentiality, references, salary discussions, and more, this article addresses many of the common workplace myths held by employees at all levels.

Advancement: Quality Over Quantity: Networking in the Digital World (Matthew Shay on LinkedIn)
Having 500+ connections on LinkedIn is great, but how do you build a network that includes a small circle of trusted advisors that can inform your pivotal career decisions? This article shares 3 qualities to strive for as you build your "board of directors."

Career Change: Stop Fear From Dictating Your Career Choices (Inside Higher Ed)
This article details the many types of fear that can drive career choices when clients are trying to make decisions about their next step.

Hiring Trends: The Website That is Helping Companies Find Diverse Talent (Entrepreneur)
Companies often report not having the resources to recruit diverse team members. This new platform seeks to solve that problem by connecting black, Latino, and Native American job seekers with career opportunities. If you work with diverse clients, check it out!



Congratulations to Lene Øveland Berge and Robin Ogden who earned the Certified Personal Brand Strategist credential from Career Thought Leaders. They are now among an elite group of strategists who use the industry-leading Reach Personal Branding process to help clients extract, express, and exude their brand!

Please email your kudos, upcoming events, or latest happenings to me at so that I can share them with everyone!

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)

Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Social Branding Analyst
360Reach Analyst


Visit the 2017 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.


June 19-27, 2017
CTL Grow Your Business Week

We're bringing you an entire week just focused on your business! Our lineup of more than 12 hours of content includes experts in branding your business, closing sales, creating products, using social media to grow your business, maximizing your website SEO, and much more!! Sessions will run from 11 am ET to 4 pm ET each day. Learn more and register.

August 29, 2017
Certified Personal Brand Strategist Class

Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology – a comprehensive, three-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. Developed by William Arruda and proven with thousands of clients and participants, this methodology is the future of career management and essential to expanding professional and personal success. You will earn 3 certifications: 360Reach Certified Analyst, Certified Personal Brand Strategist, and Social Branding Certified Analyst. Learn more and register.

October 23, 2017
Social Branding Analyst Certification

Unlike most LinkedIn training, our program is built on a platform of personal branding and provides context so coaches can help their clients build an efficient, integrated social media strategy. This innovative certification gives you everything you need to help your clients build stellar LinkedIn profiles and use LinkedIn to expand their thought leadership, build and nurture their network, and do their job better. We've integrated secrets and tips for maximizing the value of LinkedIn and share advice you won't find elsewhere. Learn more and register.

May 1-3, 2018
CTL Conference & Professional Development Symposium Goes to Spain

Mark your calendars now and start planning an international excursion ... our annual exclusive, in-person professional development opportunity (conference) is going global! Career colleagues from Europe are excited to host us in Madrid, Spain, for the 2018 Professional Development Symposium, Thrive: Helping Professionals Navigate a Global, Virtual & Gig Workforce. We'll be planning a group flight and providing a 10-pay registration option so you can spread out your expenses.


July 6 - August 24, 2017, Noon ET
Advanced Job Search Coaching Program

Would you like to add Job Search Coaching to your coaching practice? Joan Runnheim Olson, owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and adjunct faculty member with the Institute for Life Coach Training, will be teaching the Advanced Job Search Coaching Program Thursdays from 12-1:30 pm ET. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to coach clients/students to obtain a desired job in their organization of choice. Learn more and register.



Fill out my online form.

Upcoming Events

Copyright 2016-2019 Career Thought Leaders

3115 East Lion Lane Suite 160, Salt Lake City UT 84121

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software