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Issue 151 | June 23, 2017

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
– Abraham Lincoln, US President

Did You Miss Grow Your Business Week?
You can still get 12+ hours of webinar training from Pat Schuler, Vaneese Johnson, Valerie Sokolosky, Susan Chritton, Tanya Smith, and more.

Buy the recordings today!


  • Did You Miss Grow Your Business Week?
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities
  • Visit Us at These Upcoming Events


  • Career Growth: Let's Be Real, You're Never Getting a Mentor, So Do These 6 Things Instead
  • Job Search Trends: Google Is Positioning Its New Job Search Product as an Effort to Save America
  • Social Media: 11 Reasons to Reject a Candidate Based on Social Media
  • Workplace Trends: Trump Signs Executive Order to Encourage More Apprenticeship Programs for Workers
  • Advancement: Your Summer Career Inventory


  • Colleagues Earn Prestigious Credential


CTL & RWA Events

  • 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


Did You Miss Grow Your Business Week?

Feeling blue because you missed Grow Your Business Week? You can still take your business to the next level, attract your ideal clients, close more sales, and stop trading time for dollars.

Get access to 12+ hours of webinar content from leading sales, branding, social media, and business development experts.

Topics include:

  • Increase Your Impact & Your ROI: The Power of Presence
  • Marketing to Make More Money & Spend Less
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
  • Land More Clients & Contracts: Sell the Value of Coaching
  • Mastering Your Message: How to Tell Compelling Success Stories
  • 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
  • How to Write a Bio That Connects
  • Turn Your Expertise into Dollars with a Mini-Course
  • BONUS Session: Hiring & Training Contractors

Speakers include:

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

Purchase the recordings 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!)
  • Get published in the upcoming Special Report on Building Your Brand Visibility

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!


Career Growth: Let's Be Real, You're Never Getting a Mentor, So Do These 6 Things Instead (Fast Company)
Although we know the power of mentors, some clients may not be ready to find one or hesitant to do so. This article offers a few great alternatives for advancing their career without a mentor.

Job Search Trends: Google Is Positioning Its New Job Search Product as an Effort to Save America (Quartz Media)
Google for Jobs is all over in the media these days, and this article takes a little different approach, sharing some of the current data around open positions in the US today.

Social Branding: 11 Reasons to Reject a Candidate Based on Social Media (HR Online)
Data from CareerBuilder shows social screening of candidates is at an all-time high. What might they be looking for to sway their decision? This article shares why they won't hire your candidate.

Workplace Trends: Trump Signs Executive Order to Encourage More Apprenticeship Programs for Workers (Washington Examiner)
In the past few years, we've been talking about the return of blue-collar jobs. The UK and now the US are creating programs to bolster apprenticeships, furthering the growth of these industries and offering opportunities for clients of all ages.

Advancement: Your Summer Career Inventory (Career Confidante Radio)
Before the hustle and bustle of fall hits, this podcast shares activities for your clients to evaluate where they are in their career and plan so they can finish the year strong and achieve their career goals.



Congratulations to Lene Øveland Berge, Rebecca Bosl, Elizabeth Craig, Marsha Engstrom, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Susan Guarneri, Meg Guiseppi, Lisa Hebert, Jessica Hernandez, Liz Horgan, Jodie Jensen, Laura Johnson, Valayia Jones-Smith, Diane Kinsella, Tabea Kraska-Elertheria, Lex, Levin, Lisa McDonald, Marnie McNamara, Robin Ogden, Dumont Owen, Kelley Smith, Kymberli Speight, and Kate Williamson who earned the Certified Social Branding Analyst credential. You all are at the top of the field in knowing how to help clients use LinkedIn to build 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.


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.



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