Career Coaching Books by Caroline Dowd-Higgins
This Is Not The Career I Ordered
Empowering Strategies from Women Who Recharged, Reignited, and Reinvented Their Careers
By Caroline Dowd-Higgins
Are you thriving in your career or spinning your wheels in a position that does not gratify you? Some people change careers by choice and others by necessity. If you are ready for change, you are not alone.
Part self-help manual, part inspiration, This Is Not the Career I Ordered, now in its 2nd Edition is a valuable resource for those contemplating a career change. Professional career reinvention is possible and this book will show you how to play to your strengths, discover your passions, and own your humble confidence as you plan your next career move. Told through the lens of amazing women who have reignited and reinvented their careers, the journey begins with my own emotional career transition. This book is multi generational and appropriate for your daughters, sisters, mothers, friends, and colleagues. Chock full of empowering, energizing, and motivating action steps to help you find a career that you will love.
Join me on an exciting journey of self-reflection to discover your strengths, own your self-confidence, and monetize your passions. I have interviewed over 400 women across the globe in a variety of career fields. You will laugh and cry reading about their career transitions and be empowered with their advice and action steps. My goal is to provide you with practical tools to help you take a step forward and achieve your career goals.
If you read the 1st Edition, you will be eager to follow-up with the women I showcased to see where they are now and how their careers have evolved. Plus, bonus stories featuring new stories and fresh career wisdom.
Any woman interested in reinventing her career should read this book. Caroline Dowd-Higgins is a breath of fresh air. Her practical steps to reinventing your career will show you how and inspire you to move forward.
Debra Fine, bestselling author of The Fine Art of Small Talk and The Fine Art of the Big Talk
Thrive Where You Are:
8 Action Steps to Finding Fulfillment in Your Workplace NOW
By Caroline Dowd-Higgins and Nancy Hutchens, PhD
Coming soon in 2014!
Burned out? Stalled in a career rut? You aren’t alone. If you are one of the 70% of professional women suffering from the Sunday Night Blues, you owe it to yourself to re-ignite your passion for your job.
The work world is evolving at a staggering pace. Just getting through the day isn’t an option that will give you the satisfaction and success you deserve. Too often, this scenario leads to walking out the door without seriously exploring solutions within your organization. Taking action to find the “sweet spot’ where your passion and the organization’s needs overlap requires a willingness to commit to change. It can be terrifying, and exciting. You can, with real success, plan where you want to be, and what you need to do to get there. Thrive Where You Are
is an inspiring and practical resource for reinvention within an organization. By giving professionals the opportunity and permission to evolve and transform in directions that suit their strengths, companies and their talent both benefit. Career satisfaction is within your reach. Learn how to re-engage your career in your organization now. Engaged employees are more productive and live healthier lives. Get off the debilitating job treadmill and start to enjoy your career so you can love your life.
Thrive Where You Are focuses on 8 action steps to empower you to be in control of your career satisfaction.
- Overcome Your Self-Generated Obstacles and take action now.
- Recognize the Unique Challenges that come with each career stage and how to manage them.
- To thine own self be true…Honor your Values, Interests, Personality, and Strengths.
- Find the Sweet Spot — where your passion and your organization’s needs merge.
- Redefine Fulfillment—debunk the myths, misconceptions, and negativity that get in the way so you can define success on your terms.
- Re-Brand—re-introduce yourself to your colleagues to transform your professional story.
- Leverage Your Influence—master strategies that will enable you to effect change and be heard.
- Polish Your Professional Presence—to be considered a promotable player in your organization.