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Issue 279 | December 19, 2019

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop."
Rumi, 13th Century Persian poet & Sufi mystic

Annual Professional Development Symposium
Join Us April 20-22, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

Early Adopter Registration Ends 12/20

Certified Career Transition Coach
Program Starts January 15; Earn 12 ICF CCEs
Register Today


  • Annual Professional Development Symposium Registration
  • CTL Associate News & Opportunities


  • Hiring Trends: How Hiring Has Changed in the Past Decade
  • Trends: 20 Big Ideas that will Change the World in 2020
  • Job Search: Stop Making Up Stories that Zap Your Job Search Energy
  • Interviewing: 3 Right Ways to Answer: Why Are You the Best Person for the Job?
  • Branding: How to Step into the Spotlight and Advance Your Career


CTL & RWA Events

  • Certified Career Transition Coach
  • Certified Personal Branding Strategist Class
  • 360Reach Analyst Class
  • CTL Professional Development Symposium 2020 Vision (Philadelphia, USA)

Partner Events

  • Training from the BACK of the Room


*Extended to DEC 20* | Annual Professional Development Symposium Early Adopter Registration Ends

When professionals want to go from good to great, they seek out opportunities to challenge their thinking. Coaches, brand strategists, resume writers, and career service providers that have attended CTL's symposiums for years will tell you that this is why they keep coming back.

Flourish with foresight. Attendees leave sessions and discussions with insight into what's next in our work, making them more effective with clients and distinguished from their peers.

Catalyze collaborations. From profitable business collaborations to referral relationships and mentorship, you'll find unexpected outcomes arise from being with like-minded industry leaders.

Propel presence and profits. Business owners repeatedly share that they raise prices after the event and those in organizations report increased visibility and influence, as all attendees gain confidence and tactics through sessions and best-practice sharing.

Reignite your resolve. Attendees consistently share that after participating in sessions and connecting with colleagues they leave the event refreshed to tackle the next client challenge.

Join us to up-level your work and your confidence ... get tools to take on a wider range of clients, offer more value faster, and guide clients in handling an increasingly complex workplace.

Learn More and Register

JAN 15 | Certified Career Transition Coach Spring 2020

The Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) program offers an innovative model that provides hands-on activities for coaches to use with candidates, and is bursting at the seams with resources for career coaching. From exploration through decision-making and starting the job search process, the training, resources, and worksheets you receive with this program include:

  • Activities to guide clients in identifying their key career drivers (interests, skills, experience, values, and more).
  • Tools to improve your process of debriefing and creating action plans from career assessments and activities.
  • Structures for tracking output of assessments and activities visually, so clients can see the progress you are making together and see the connections.
  • Resources and tools for researching new career options and target organizations to speed their decision-making and set a foundation for their job search.
  • And much more!

Grow your confidence and improve candidate outcomes through 9 hours of training and guidance in integrating the concepts into your independent coaching practice, workforce center coaching and workshops, or college career services.

Approved for 12 ICF CCEs, including 7.5 Core Competency Credits.

Modules and topics include:

  • Foundational coaching skills for success and career change frameworks.
  • Tools for helping candidates articulate career needs, skills, interests, and more without formal assessments.
  • Processes for structured career research and decision making while considering trade-offs of career options.
  • Strategies for coaching individuals through career change barriers and fears with resources for bridging the gap into a new career.
  • Practical, hands-on exercises and case studies to increase your comprehension and implement what you learn as you go.
  • Tips for guiding career changers through job search, resume writing, and interviewing for success.

Learn more and register.


Welcome New CTL Associates

Kelly Gadzinski, KG Career Services, Ohio USA
Carmen Croonquist, Intentionality Coaching & Consulting, Wisconsin USA

Welcome New CTL Associate Organization

University of Kentucky Alumni Career Services, Caroline Francis & Amanda Schagane, Kentucky, USA

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

Want to get in on these 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!

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


Hiring Trends: How Hiring Has Changed in the Past Decade (Fast Company)
This article shares how the hiring process – the actual application process and everything that surrounds it – has changed over the past decade. How have you shifted your work to help job seekers navigate these changes?

Trends: 20 Big Ideas that will Change the World in 2020 (LinkedIn)
The LinkedIn editorial team pulled together these trends that will shape our conversations in 2020. They aren't all directly career-related, and they still all stand to impact our work in 2020 and beyond.

Job Search: Stop Making Up Stories that Zap Your Job Search Energy (Forbes)
If you work with clients whose mental chatter is getting in the way of their success, this is a must-read! The coaching questions could be adjusted for many client scenarios (or even for ourselves).

Interviewing: 3 Right Ways to Answer: Why Are You the Best Person for the Job? (In Her Sight)
Questions like this often stump candidates in an interview and this article offers practical advice they can use to prepare a job-winning answer.

Branding: How to Step into the Spotlight and Advance Your Career (Career Confidante Radio)
If you or your clients struggle with talking about what you do and telling their story in an engaging way, listen in as TSUFIT, a former actress and born storyteller, breaks down how to create stories that make people want to listen.


Visit the 2019 Calendar of Events for all CTL and RWA events this year.


January 15, 2020 | 11AM-12:30PM US ET
Certified Career Transition Coach

Do you wish you had proven processes to walk candidates through career exploration and transition ... without having to purchase additional assessments or books for each client? Join us for the Certified Career Transition Coach program. This training – used by practitioners in university, community college, workforce, and private practice settings – provides resources and processes and leads you through integrating them into your work so you can coach with more confidence and achieve better outcomes for candidates. Approved for 12 ICF CCEs (7.5 Core Competency)!! Learn more and register.

January 28, 2020 | 11AM-12PM US ET
Certified Personal Branding Strategist

Learn the Reach Personal Branding methodology, a comprehensive, 3-step process for uncovering, communicating, and nurturing your personal brand. 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 Branding Strategist, and Certified Digital Branding Strategist. Learn more and register.

January 28, 2020 | 11AM-12PM US ET (New York)
360Reach Analyst Class

Develop hands-on expertise in harnessing the power of the 360Reach Survey to help clients achieve their goals. Learn how to analyze the results of the longest-standing branding-related 360 on the market. You will learn coaching techniques to help clients and use 360Reach to set yourself apart from competitors. Learn more and register.

April 20–22, 2020 | Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium

Registration is open for the annual opportunity to gather with Career Thought Leader colleagues! You won't want to miss Vision 2020: Thriving in an Uncertain World. First 50 "All-Access" registrations get 2 free books from our keynote speakers! Learn more and register.


Mar 19-20 @ NC | Training from the BACK of the Room

This is great training for teachers, trainers, and coaches! Crafted by Sharon Bowman, based on current brain science, and delivered by Career Thought Leader Elisabeth Sanders-Park, it takes your training to an advanced level. Whether you lead workshops, facilitate small groups, or work one-on-one, seasoned and newer practitioners will get a fresh perspective, practical approaches, and proven tools that improve your training immediately and forever. Fills quickly. Early bird and CTL discount (code: CTL$300) available.

For information about CTL & RWA credentials:

Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW)
Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer (ACRW-Federal)
Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW)
Master Resume Writer (MRW)
Credentialed Career Manager (CCM)
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
Certified Personal Brand Strategist (CPBS)
Certified Digital Branding Strategist
360Reach Analyst



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