What is it like to have a career coaching, counseling, or consulting practice? Mary Konow gives us insight into her successful Career Coaching business in this interview in preparation for a presentation at the NCDA Conference in Denver. You can participate in the survey below the interview if you are a career professional with your own business whether full time or part time. The results will be discussed in an article in NCDA’s Career Convergence web magazine this summer.
If you are a career professional, are considering private practice, or want to know about the work of an Executive Career Coach, you will want to join me in this interview with Mary.
Nancy: What is your title or what do you call yourself in your practice?
Mary: Career Coach and Résumé Writer. I find the term Career Coach is less intimidating than Career Counselor. I rely heavily on my career counseling experience and I find it hard to separate the two.
Nancy: What is the focus of your practice?
Mary: Executive clients (any industry) seeking career transitions.
Nancy: Do you see clients, teach, write, etc.?
Mary: I do a variety of things: I meet with clients in person or by phone. I teach some classes/ workshops for local job seeker groups and community education groups. I am slowly building my blog––all as a means to build my branding.
Nancy: What type of clients do you typically see, and about how many clients/sessions a month?
Mary: At any given time I could be working with between 5-8 clients over a month’s time. For clients seeking career coaching, they usually see me anywhere from weekly to every month––it all depends as every client is different.
Nancy: How long have you been in practice?
Mary: Full time for 2+ years, my business started part time for several years.
Interviewer: Nancy J. Miller, M.S. is a Personal/Business/Career Coach at Creative LifeWork Design, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviewee: Mary Konow has a Master of Science in Counseling, Career Counseling. She is CEO, Executive Career Coach & Resume Writer at MK Career Designs, Email: Mary@MKCareerDesigns.com
We would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to complete the multiple choice survey for Career Professionals in Private Practice full or part time. Survey will be open until March 31st. You can share the survey link with other private practice career professionals.
For more information or questions, contact:
Sue Aiken, MA, NCC, MCC, Owner of “Something of Value”, Email: email@example.com
Nancy Miller M.S., Career Counselor/Coach and author, "Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success" & “Vegetable Kids in the Garden”, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.nancyjmiller.solutions.
National Career Development Association Global Conference 2015
Reimagining Life's Possibilities and Celebrating First Jobs Through Encore Careers
Denver, Colorado June 30-July 2
Presentation: Celebrating the Business of an Independent Career Professional
For a list of Career Coaches in your area, see the Career Thought Leaders Directory: http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/ctl-directory/
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