Last week, I caught up with Divya Parekh. Divya’s enormous love of people, fierce passion for coaching, commitment to building leaders and unbridled desire to change the world for the better has led to the establishment of The 111 Leader Project and launch of Podcast Show ‘Careers Cast’
As a Head Career Coach and Ambassador she helps youth, professionals, executives, and coaches harness their drive to succeed by building skills for constant improvement. She always encourages her clients to cultivate a cohesive plan by setting ambitious yet achievable goals. She has been recognized as ‘VIP of The Year’ by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in leadership coaching.
This week, I caught up with Kathleen Brady of Brady & Associates. Kathleen is a career/life management coach, trainer and writer with 25 years of experience helping professionals identify their goals and design action plans to achieve them. She’s also an accomplished author, having published four books: GET A JOB: 10 Steps to Career Success (Inkwater Press 2012); Mastering the Art of Success (Insight Publishing, 2011); Navigating Detours on the Road to Success (Inkwater Press, 2005) and Jobs for Lawyers, Effective Techniques for Getting Hired in Today’s Legal Marketplace (Impact Publications, 1996).
Kathleen started her career in the Placement Office at Columbia Law School and went on to serve as Assistant Dean of Career Services at Fordham University School of Law, National Director of Staff Recruitment and Development at Jackson Lewis and Manager of Associate Professional Development at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP. She is also a past president of the National Association for Law Placement, a founding member of the NALP Foundation for Research and Education, a Certified Professional Coach, a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index, a certified provider of the Highlands Ability Battery and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the International Coach Federation. She is a regular contributor to the New York Daily News and has appeared on FoxNews, CNN, NPR, CBS and This Week in America. Visit careerplanners.net
Great Coaches: Marc Miller
Marc Miller can offer us a lot of insight into what it takes to make a successful midlife career transition. He’s done it 7 times! Marc is the founder of Career Pivot. (See www.careerpivot.com) Hear Marc’s thoughts on figuring out how to make a successful half-step, a “pivot” from where you are now, to where you want to be.
Great Coaches: Ruth Robertson
Last week, I caught up with Ruth Robertson, co-founder of Women’s International Career Reinvention, an online platform for professional women who are seeking more success, fulfilment and career satisfaction. (See www.wicrhub.com) Ruth has a lot of experience working with women who want to change their careers or reenter the workforce after a period of time off.
Great Coaches: Jeanne Bohen Simard
Jeanne Bohen Simard
In the next installment of our “Great Coaches” series, I am pleased to present a very interesting chat with Jeanne Bohen Simard – see www.jeannebohensimard.com. Jeanne has a great story to tell.
Great Coaches: Mhairi Gordon-Preston
In our ongoing “Great Coaches” series, check out my recent interview with Mhairi Gordon Preston of seachangeyourlife.com . Mhairi describes some excellent approaches to midlife career transition, using her own remarkable transformation from designer to scientist as a case study.