Executive Job Coach Services

Successful transitions aren’t accidental

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel a sense of direction and control over your career moves? When you start a job search in a rush, without preparing, you dramatically decrease the likelihood of landing something you really want and deserve.

When you pursue or explore job opportunities, you are joining the market for talent. That means that you will usually be in competition with other professionals. You will need to market and sell your offering to buyers, aka decision makers. In all cases, your job is to induce someone to say yes to you and ideally, you should have a specific idea about who that someone is (your target market).

In fact, there are significant risks to not being market ready for your career transition. One of the problems with career transitions is that for many people, the transition has to happen Now! And that means entering the job market or the job promotion shoot-out without being sufficiently prepared. Urgency is sometimes unavoidable, but when urgent replaces common sense preparation, there is a long list of risks you run into, including:

Successful transitions involve a thorough understanding of what you bring to the market, aligned goals and strategy and a sound process. As an Executive Job Coach, that’s what I do.

And at the executive level, there are special circumstances:


Ian has been a tremendous resource for me. He consistantly brings clarity and an action plan to solution for each question or challenge I pose. He is a expert in his field, well connected, and well respected.
– John Macmaster, Director Professional Services


A small selection of articles I’ve written as a job coach to executives and other senior-level and mid-level professionals:


He did a brilliant job helping me to concisely define my own career (and life) goals and objectives
– Matt Valle, EVP Global Account Management


Strategic Job Search Services for Executives & other mid and senior-level business professionals

After conducting thousands of interviews, reviewing hundreds of thousands of resumes, and working personally with hundreds of clients, I can tell you with great certainty that effective job search is very much about good process.

Following proven steps increases the likelihood that you will be in a situation where you feel like you are choosing, rather than settling for something that you really don’t want.

As an executive, senior manager or senior professional, you are familiar with strategy.

So, what is your strategy for your next move?

If you don’t have a strategy, don’t false start. The biggest and most common issue in career transitions is a lack of preparation, forethought, strategy and focus.


Ian helped me to take my rather unclear thoughts and ideas regarding my future career path and crystallize them into a realistic and achievable plan to move forward.
– Brett Margolis, General Manager


How can we work together?

I work with a select number of clients via the following methods. You can learn more about each service method at the following links:

And I’ve created an online training platform for my clients which includes video, course lessons, mind maps and downloadable homework. The platform is available for purchase as a stand-alone, self-serve option.

If you’ve decided that it is time to finally understand your professional offering, or take a strategic approach to your next move, or invest in a more effective personal marketing campaign, I’d like to hear from you.

To tell me, confidentially, about your professional situation and goals, and explore whether it makes sense to work together, please visit:

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