Hi. I am a highly-experienced executive career consultant and career coach specializing in career change, job transitions (including outplacement), personal marketing and career development for mid and senior-level professionals. I’m a resume writer, LinkedIn profile writer, interview coach and strategist for your career goals. Welcome and thank you for your interest.
Welcome. If you're seeking to partner, outsource or retain expert career or personal branding services, this page outlines my services.Ian Christie, Executive Career Consultant & Career Coach
What you can expect from my career consulting services
Principles & Process
My work is based on the premise that you have a set of professional assets and that there are natural target markets for what you do.
Market-based & Marketing focused
You are both a seller and buyer of your talent, expertise and time. Gaining attention, making your case and pursuing career goals that are grounded in a realistic, validated understanding of the market's needs is a vital part of the process. I'm a student of marketing
I have a gift for finding the right words to describe your offering, or make the case.
Honest & critical feedback, high-level, insightful advice
Practical & Expert
I bring a strategic and practical approach to your career development, career moves and personal branding grounded on 20+ years of real-world experience. Proven practical advice, process and insights. Deep understanding of the branding, marketing, career management and the movement of talent at senior levels.
Whether I'm using a formal tool like MindMapping software, or white boarding, or simply connecting the dots in the moment, I excel at ideation and future based planning.
We have an uncanny ability to pull the threads of your career together, to define patterns and identify opportunities and areas of strength
Unconditional support & encouragement balanced with honest feedback. Constructive challenges to assumptions.
Typical career consulting client situations
Define Your Value, Natural Target Markets & Market Value
If you've reached a place in your career where you're wondering what's next or how to get from where you are to a next step, you may feel blocked because you lack a clear understanding of your unique professional value.
I've built a process and tools to help you gain that clarity. Which means you will be in a stronger, more confident position to plan your next step, to make stronger career decisions, to brand yourself forward and to work on your career development. Contact me to discuss.
I work with clients, either individually, or via a career development program on a proactive approach to working on the business of their career. This can include career planning, goal pursuit, improving market skills, building a more engaged, strategic network, crafting a stronger personal brand and acting as a sounding board for decisions, opportunities and challenges. Achieve a greater degree of control over your professional destiny, increased market power and a systematic approach to moving your career forward. Contact me to discuss.
Win an Opportunity
If you've been contacted by an executive recruiter, tapped on the shoulder for a potential promotion or you've applied to a job and won an interview, I can help increase your ability to win the opportunity (as well as help you think through whether it's the right opportunity for you). From acting as a hiring process expert and strategy partner to helping with your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile to preparing for and de-briefing interviews to supporting during negotiations, get expert help on this important career moment. Contact me to discuss.
Whether you are thinking proactively about entering the job market or dealing with a current job search, I can help you design and navigate a more strategic transition with job search services which can result in a more successful career move, decrease job search time, a bigger role, potentially more income, and/or achieving more alignment between your work and your strengths, interests and values.
When you're undertaking or exploring a bigger career move, like a career change or career pivot, I bring deep experience and expertise in helping you explore, target and execute on your career change. My process begins with triangulating between your unique professional assets, the jobs/markets best suited to you and what you want to do. Help you undertake and navigate a career change services.
You might be an executive who wants to get their personal brand in order, or a professional services provider who should be better leveraging LinkedIn for business development and building authority in your target market. Get a handle on your personal brand. Contact me to discuss.
Get to Next Level
When you're ready to put intention and resources behind making that next, strategic career step, I can partner with you to evaluate your professional assets, clearly define your natural targets, link and connect the dots between your offering and the buyer and take action on branding you forward for LinkedIn, and your job application materials, messaging and a plan to seek and win that next level opportunity. Explore career coaching, career transition services or Contact me to discuss.
If you're not sure how to approach LinkedIn, or suspect that your basic profile isn't cutting it, I can help design and write a powerful, industry and personal brand-appropriate LinkedIn profile as well as support you in the development of a strategy to better leverage LinkedIn for your business, career development, or career change goals. Visit Linkedin profile services
Looking to make an upgrade to or rebuild your resume? Lean on my 20 years of experience with resume writing services.
Build your interview skills or prepare for specific interview(s). I offer a comprehensive course as well as 1-1 mock interviews and exceptionally valuable strategy as you go through an interview process. Learn more about interview coaching services.
How we can work together
Looking for support and guidance on a career move (job search, pivot or full career change)? The bulk of my work is supporting client career transitions on a project basis. Together, we determine a scope of work together and then I lead you through a recommended process to get you market ready, explore that exciting career change or help you land the job. Explore career transition services.
Clients engage with me on a recurring monthly basis to stay on track with their career goals, use me as a sounding board, ideate, problem solve, and pursue career development projects and career moves. Learn more about monthly career coaching...
Clients engage with me on a recurring quarterly basis to stay on track with their career goals, use me as a sounding board, ideate, problem solve, and pursue career development projects and career moves. Learn more about quarterly career coaching...
I have a growing list of courses, workbooks, and programs that I've developed. I’ve developed an online platform to host the models, online course material (video, lessons and downloadable workbooks) that underpin our work together.
I'm available on an hourly basis.
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