Donna Beestmanwww.CareerSuccessStrategies.com Spotlight August 2011
Career Consulting Focused on Executives and ProfessionalsSERVICES: Executive Career Coaching Career Assessment and Career Direction Career Transition / Job Search Strategies: resumes, networking, interviewing, negotiating Personal Branding Networking and Contact Development Changing Careers; Launching Consulting Practices Transitioning to “Portfolio or Encore Careers”
Career Consulting Focused on Executives and ProfessionalsCLIENTS: Typical client: professional/executive in mid-40’s to late 50’s Private clients Company-sponsored clients when restructuring (outplacement) One-on-one. In person in Madison. Nationwide via Skype/phone
Background/expertise 20 years as executive & career strategist 14 years with regional and international Career Management firms: Manchester Partners International & Right Management Roles: Career and Executive Coach, General Manager, Business Developer and International Liaison: VP, SVP, Managing Director. Six years – own firm. Launched 2005.
The process:Partner, strategist, advisor, coach, confidante Career Review Session – initial consultation. Engagement: project basis 4mo/6 mo/exec.unlimited Career Assessment: transferable skills, preferences, values, work/life balance Resume, business cards, Networking Brief, letters, verbal presentation Search strategies, Research, Networking, LinkedIn coaching Interviewing, negotiations, first 90 days on new job How to develop, launch & market a consulting practice.
Programs include: Weekly, highly Email and phone personalized coaching assistance between Manual, materials, weekly meetings assessment exercises, Development of all templates, research aids, materials & individualized articles resources. Resume development, Invitations to monthly Business Cards, “Career Connections” Networking Brief, networking group – templates for letters, exclusively for past & marketing plan, examples current clients
Partial client listWorked with clients coming from many organizations. Some private,others company-sponsored… American Girl Hiebing AstraZeneca JP Morgan Chase Capitol Newspapers/State Journal MATC Chamber of Commerce Meriter Alliant Energy Monsanto Covance Schools-MMSD CUNA Rowland Reading Dean Health systems Marshall Erdman Dean Health Plan Full Compass DEMCO Physician’s Plus DuPont RMT EPIC State of Wisconsin Famous Footwear Summit Credit Union GE Medical Wisconsin Medical Society
How Professionals Find New Career Opportunities Hidden Job Market vs. Published Job Market Contact Development/ Ads, Internet Networking •Existing but Unpublished Jobs Agencies, search firms •Potential Jobs •Problems, Needs Other Published Info Your BestOpportunity Here! Your Strongest Job Competition HereTHE SECRET TO A SUCCESSFUL MARKET CAMPAIGN LIES IN THE SYSTEMATIC AND CONCURRENT USE OF ALL THE ABOVE JOB MARKET RESOURCES. HOW EXECUTIVES FIND CAREER OPTIONS - Source: ExecuNet Source: ExecuNet, 2010 Networking.....................................................................70% Responding to job postings ..............................................16% Posting résumé to database/maintaining online profile .........9% Researching target companies/cold calling .........................3% Broadcast résumé campaigns............................................2%
Coaching and connecting clients…Professional & Community Leadership: Rotary; TEMPO Madison, network of 250 women executives -President, 2007-2008; Wisconsin Alumni Association - Board of Directors, 2003-2009, etc.Affiliations: Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Madison Inc, Madison Area Business Consultants, ExecuNet, Career Directors International; Wisconsin Alumni Association, Association of Career Professionals International, Career Management Alliance, TEC Associates, Career Thought Leaders
Appreciative Clients and Colleagues: Thank you foryour kind words and referrals!“My deep appreciation for your expert guidance through thejob transition process. You taught me a set of skills that will beat my disposal if ever needed in the future.”“Thank you for your amazing guidance, insight, and friendship thispast year. You helped me discover an entirely new path in my life, andfor that--and you--I am so grateful.”“What you do is nothing short of miraculous. I watch people comeinto your business devastated with their self-esteem shattered.You help them piece together their strengths and over the nextfew months I see them begin to bloom again.”
Appreciative Clients and Colleagues: Thank you foryour kind words and referrals! “Thanks for cheering me on when I was down, building my confidence and providing the tools I needed to land a new job.” “Thank you for shining a light on a challenging time of my life. Your counsel, encouragement and optimism helped me stay focused and determined.”
Donna Beestmandonna.firstname.lastname@example.org 608-345-5951 mobilewww.CareerSuccessStrategies.com