Executive Career Coaches

You Don’t Have to be a Wealthy Executive to Get Expert Career Guidance (or to Just Get Rid of Your Boss)

Welcome to your one-stop shop for executive career coaches! Clients from New York and Toronto to Chicago and Los Angeles love our unbeatable selection of hand-picked career-change coaches, and the fact that I’ve already vetted them for you per my own standards:  they’re highly trained, experienced coaches, and, importantly, they’ve had real, successful careers outside of coaching.  That’s what makes a great career coach!  There’s also the Feroce Promise: providing you with the right coach, all the time. Your Personal Success Team will ensure one-stop coaching, no matter how often your goals change over time.  (Looking for a career-advancement or executive coach?)

Why Feroce? Coaching is still a profession in its youth.  No state has any accreditation requirements or other standards of excellence for coaches.  But coaching schools are now ubiquitous, and presumably profitable.  And so, in ever-larger numbers, people are calling themselves coaches.  As you can imagine, none of guarantees that the coach you find on the Internet has the experience, expertise, and ability that you need.  As one of our clients put it when she first wrote us:

I have contacted other career/life coaches and found them very wanting — they are either people who have never really been thru “tough times” or can understand my situation; come up with completely unrealistic suggestions that will not play out in the REAL workplace of today; or are people who have gotten severance package deals when they were laid off a couple of years ago and have decided to have the ‘luxury’ of coaching people – but again have no real practical experience to give me.

Who can guarantee you this experience, both practical and in coaching itself? I can. That’s why I started Feroce Coaching:  to provide serious coaching candidates with the best in coaching.  I’ve spent the last six years scouring the field for career coaches you can bank on.

The career coach isn’t just for corporate executives, athletes, and celebrities anymore. Because of coaching, thousands of real people now love their careers as they never thought they could.

Career Coaching:  Find Your Passion, or at least your next job, in Three Steps

Want a new boss? Through the exploration and priorities-clarification of coaching and state-of-the-art career assessment tools, we’ll help you identify — and then actually begin to work toward — your ideal career environment.  We’ve also go the depth of talent to help you identify and start your own business.

Discovery:  Who Are You, Really?

  • We’ll help you to discover your strengths — and we don’t just mean what you’re good at. There’s a new definition of strength that answers the question why so many people do what they do well and still hate it.  A real strength is defined by what you do well and enjoy.  We’ll show you!
  • You’ll discover what really motivates youquite apart from the often inescapable influence of others (family, spouse, society)
  • Explore your own values — what you consider important.  Values are the engine of goals, so don’t try to put the cart before the horse!

Branding:  Define and Position Yourself!

  • A successful career must be as well-run as a business:  we’ll help you create your own personal brand, your positioning within your target market, so that your strengths, motivations, and values are reflected in your resume, career bio, cover letter, interview strategy, LinkedIn profile, elevator pitch, networking strategy, and more.
  • Quantum Leaps.  Are you trying to change careers entirely?  Would you like a job that you think your resume won’t support?  We can show you how to make a quantum leap that is not predicted by your resume or background!

The Search Phase:  Job Search or Vetting of Business Ideas

  • Who Else Wants a New Career? Clients seeking coaching on jobs, resumes and cover letters, employment, and their careers come to Feroce with one or more of the early warning signs of career trouble, and we work with them all.  Do you know how to use social media to get the desirable jobs?  Did you know that 70% of jobs are found through networking (online and off), and that the figure for the desirable jobs is even higher?  Do you know how to get past companies’ automated resume-reading software?  We’ll show you how to do all these things so you have an edge on your competition.
  • Learn How You Too Can Start Your Own Business. Most of our career coaches, and all our business coaches, have real experience conceiving and starting up their own businesses. And they are highly sought-after entrepreneurial consultants in their own rights. So many of them are perfect for the person who wants to be his or her own boss, whether full-time or just part-time to start. We can help you get where you want to go.
  • Map Out the Retirement You Deserve. Boring retirements should be outlawed. How tragic, to work so hard and long only to let passion and excitement wither away, or to leave adventure and learning to others. Let our career or retirement coaches help you re-discover your long-buried passions and lead you to the excitement and fulfillment you’ve been longing for.

 

WATCH:  Head Coach Cameron Powell talks to the American Bar Association about strengths and flow and what you owe yourself

A Note from the Head Coach

I’m Head Coach Cameron Powell.  I have coached many clients over the years on how to start looking for the career that gives them meaning and passion. I work with clients to do all of the things I mention above; if you’re interested in working with me, just ask (in the free consultation form below or top-right).  But now, let me tell you about the top career coaches I’ve spent the last seven years finding. I’ve worked hard to eliminate your risk of picking a coach:  the coaches I proudly feature on Feroce are all top-notch, the best; you can’t go wrong!

Whole Career Coach CJ Liu
Adrenazen Career Coach Wendy Billie
Spiritual Career Coach Laura Svolos
Career Coach Anne Angerman
Career Coach Bradley Foster
Transitional Career Coach Will Wiebe
Pragmatic Career Coach LaVonne Dorsey

Our Career-Change Coaches

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C.J. Liu is a career coach who has worked with individuals, groups, teams, and organizations.  As a former CFO and marketing and strategic consultant, she has over 20 years of business experience in a variety of industries and functional areas.  This extensive business background enables C.J. to quickly understand the breadth and depth of many career-related issues.  Before joining Feroce Coaching, C.J. served as an in-house executive/business coach at Microsoft.

C.J.’s goal is for each client to feel alive as they make career choices that allow them to reach their full potential, follow their personal dreams and ambitions, and feel an inner sense of meaning and purpose.  C.J. has an intuitive approach that is grounded in practicality, which means that she offers helpful tools, strategies and action plans, but also deep listening, cheerleading, and heartfelt support.

For professionals interested in career transitions, C.J. matches her approach to each person’s unique needs.  This can result in a week-by-week determination of what to cover, or a more formalized structure.  For those who enjoy structure, C.J. offers a three-phase process.  Phase I is about clarifying your interests, skills, and life goals outside of work, so that you can develop a clear vision of what you want in your next job and your life.  Phase II helps you take your vision and construct a game plan and strategies to determine potential areas of interest.  In Phase III, we focus your attention on one or two key areas and on a formal job search.  During this phase, C.J. will review your resume, provide interviewing tips, and address any roadblocks that arise.

Life and Career Coach Wendy BillieWendy BillieCareer CoachFull BiographyTestimonials

I’m Career Coach Wendy Billie. I worked as an in-house executive coach and leadership development director at a major Fortune 50 company, where I helped clients succeed in their current roles while continually focusing on career advancement/transition.  The underlying theme with all of my clients was that I helped them shine in their best career light.  That’s why I was approached by Feroce’s Head Coach – to share my passion and skill set with helping people succeed and transition into their ideal careers.  I have also provided advice and career counseling to MBA students at the University of Minnesota and Tuck School of Business.

I work with clients on all of the following:

  • Helping you get ‘unstuck’ and onto the life-career you want to live.
  • Identifying your values to enable you to make a sound career decision.  Is it really a career change you desire or is life telling you something else?
  • Identifying your personal brand and letting your “story” come to life.
  • Using the TOPS model,  linking your natural talents and passions into a desired career situation.  Learn the sweet spot to target for career satisfaction.
  • Challenging you, holding you accountable, and never losing sight of the ultimate goal.

I have a master’s degree in Human Resources, which provides me with a great background from which to give you with resume advice, negotiating skills, and interviewing advice.  I took steps to reinvent myself a few years ago because I was stuck in my career.  I left a high-paying job as a traveling occupational therapist, and I sought out a coach, read books, and discovered who I was as my identity related to career.

I used my natural talents and life learning in my own reinvention process.  I am now in a two careers (coach and yoga educator) that fits me and brings me life fulfillment.  Career coaching has been a true passion of mine and a way to continuously challenge others and reinvent myself in the process.  Let’s talk about your goals during a free consultation.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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A Soulful Yet Strategic Approach To Finding The Right Career

I’m Laura Svolos, a Certified Professional Coach who specializes in helping people to find a more fulfilling career and to navigate the transition skillfully, methodically, and strategically. I also help individuals with their resumes, cover letters, and talking points for interviews. I believe that finding the right job is a process that begins by knowing oneself. So my coaching begins with a self assessment process in which I use a variety of assessment tools to help you gain clarity about your:

  • values (what’s most important to you at this stage of your life);
  • skills and strengths (those that you enjoy using); and
  • key criteria for an optimal work environment (yes, such a thing does exist!)

This self assessment process ensures you are laying the right foundation for finding a fulfilling job. It also pays off down the road during the interviewing stage because people who are comfortable with who they are and who know themselves well tend to do better in interview situations.

So you know yourself but can you stay true to your self?

Once we discover your ideal job, my career coaching helps you to navigate the transition and most importantly, stay true to your self. This is where it can get tricky because many of us might find the career that makes our soul sing but our egoic/logical mind stands in the way. It stands in the way by wearing all the usual guises of fear-based thinking. And because your ego knows you better than anyone, it knows the soundtrack that will most likely keep you stuck.This is where my coaching can help you to stay the course by gaining mastery over your little self (your egoic mind) so you can let your big self (your Spirit) guide you to the job that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning. That said, I understand that following the path of your Spirit has to yield enough income to meet your financial goals. So my coaching is very grounded in reality. I’ll help you navigate the transition to your dream job skillfully, methodically, and strategically.

 

Selected Background

My coaching draws upon my communication skills (I hold a master’s degree in journalism from a top ranked journalism school); my spiritual training (I studied Eastern spiritual wisdom and was ordained a Swami of Kriya Yoga); and my strengths as a strategic, analytical, and intuitive thinker. I also draw upon 22 years of professional experience spanning industries such as politics, entertainment, journalism, and not-for-profit. I have managed communications, fundraising, and marketing departments; have successfully launched a consulting business in which I grew and eventually sold; and have broken into two notoriously nepotistic industries without any contacts.

On a personal note, I derive a lot of satisfaction from helping clients find a job that they are passionate about because this has been my path. At the age of 29, I left an unfulfilling job in the film business and took some time off to re-evaluate my life and my goals. I wanted to do something more meaningful with my skills. But I didn’t want to just jump into something that sounded interesting and find out later that it wasn’t the right fit. So I consulted with a career counselor (as there weren’t coaches back then). As a result, I started a new career in nonprofit. After three months in an entry-level position, I was promoted to the director of the department. I spent another 10 years in nonprofit and for six of those years, I owned a successful nonprofit consulting firm. I believe I was successful because this career was a bull’s eye match for me in terms of my values, strengths, and skills. So I am passionate about what I do as a career coach because I know from personal experience that it works.

Denver Career Coach Anne AngermanAnne AngermanCareer CoachFull Biography

I’m Anne Angerman, based in Denver, Colorado, and through career coaching, I’ve coached hundreds of clients to help them to find new directions.  I specialize in and focus exclusively on career coaching.  I will help you:

  • Develop and put into action an individualized strategy to meet your life goals and aspirations
  • Take more action that improves your life
  • Understand yourself better and know yourself at a deeper level
  • Clarify where you are going in your life
  • Learn why you have been unsatisfied with present vocational situation
  • Looking at your personal vision
  • Set up goals and a plan for you to follow
  • Market yourself

What do I want to do when I grow up?

I hear this frequently from clients.  For some people, they know at 16 what they want to do; others search a whole life time to find career satisfaction and clarity.  Why is it hard for some?  Much goes back to our family background, expectations from others, the values and systems that influence us.

We have found from research that it is important to have a career “vision” and to look to certain factors to help us make a choice.  These factors are: Abilities, Skills, Interests, Personality, Values, Family of Origin, Vision and Goals, Career Cycle (or, Where am I in my life?)

What are Abilities, Anyway?

Abilities are our permanent set of talents and natural strengths. They stabilize in a person’s life at about age 14 and are virtually the same throughout the person’s working years. Abilities implicate the ways we learn, communicate, make decisions, and use our creative and mental talents.

The Illuminating Power of Assessments

Our research has shown us that utilizing assessments to understand you at a deeper level will be very helpful to our work. All assessments are taken online and will be discussed on the telephone. Our “golden” assessment, which has given much clarity to many people, is The Highlands Ability Battery. The Highlands, as it’s called, is a 3½-hour test, taken online, that reveals those innate abilities of a person that are formed by the age of 16.  It also reveals an optimal work situation, compatible work roles, artistic abilities, and learning styles.

Other assessments utilized are the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII).  The Myers Briggs reveals information about a person’s personality, temperament and compatible careers.  The Strong Interest Inventory is a short test revealing information about a person’s interests.  Participants receive a computerized report with different career suggestions and fields to explore.

Toronto Executive Career Coach Bradley FosterBradley FosterCanada’s Executive CoachFull BiographyTestimonialsBlog Posts

I’m Bradley Foster, an experienced executive, career and transition coach known for my keen insights, clear perspective and intuitive interventions which have helped hundreds of my clients reach a deeper understanding of themselves, set their sights on their goals and move forward on a path that is truly theirs.

I have experience coaching mid-career executives of Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s and lawyers in leadership and communication skills that have helped them excel both personally and professionally. I bring a balanced perspective, creativity and judgment to my client. I strongly believe in producing actionable steps and practical outcomes for my clients that they can do something with. I am also experienced helping people re-enter the work force after a hiatus or helping students get a start in their work life.

My coaching as been described as: part adviser, part sounding board, part supporter, part manager and part strategist.

I become your “thinking partner” who helps you achieve the following:

  • Clarifying your skills, strengths, values and life purpose.
  • Improving your communication and relationships.
  • Identifying your goals.
  • Creating effective action plans.
  • Increasing your self-awareness.
  • Broadening your perspectives and choices
  • Experience fulfillment and success.

I work with clients on these as well as with other concerns:
RELATIONSHIPS:
•Decisions about Relationships
•Dating/Social Life
•Changing your behaviors and beliefs
•Nurturing/Improving Your Relationships
•Communication and Intimacy

CAREER OR ACADEMICS:
•Finding the Work you Love
•Career or Academic Decisions
•Job Satisfaction, Balance and Effectiveness

SELF ESTEEM, STRESS, AND LIFE CHOICES
•Feeling better about yourself
•Becoming more assertive
•Making better choices
•Eliminating self defeating behaviours
•Getting Unstuck
•Managing Stress
•Finding balance that works for you

I will work with you to achieve the changes that you desire.

Experience:

I have a Master’s degree. I graduated from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 2005 (Leadership and psychotherapy) and trained as a coach (Core Curriculum) with the Coaches Training Institute. In addition I have trained as a mediator and in other modalities like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. You will find that I am an attentive sounding board; someone who will listen without judgment, ask the right questions and help you clarify your thoughts and desires with practical outcomes.

I have eight years experience as a coach and a counsellor in private practice. I also have a business background consulting in the financial, communication and IT sectors (15 years). My clients describe me as understanding, balanced, intuitive, insightful, creative, calm, easy to talk to, and humorous. Contact me if you are looking for an experienced, well-trained and insightful coach who will give you the tools to succeed.

career life coach Will WiebeWill WiebeTransitional Career CoachFull BiographyTestimonials

I’m Will Wiebe, and I coach individuals, groups, teams and organizations.  I am a certified career coach, a member of the International Coach Federation, and was the inaugural Lead Career Coach for VocationVacations (a company dedicated to enriching people’s lives by allowing them to test-drive the occupation of their dreams).  I’m also a successful speaker, professional facilitator, and team effectiveness trainer.

My Approach:

My creative approach to professional career transition coaching develops a powerful alliance between individuals, groups, teams and organizations.  This life-giving alliance empowers you to explore and discover your rich interior self.  My approach will guide you to produce extraordinary results in your life, career, business, or organization.

Through this coaching process, you will deepen your learning, improve your performance, and enhance the quality of your life.  I’ve been guiding individuals, businesses, and organizations to clarity, alignment, change and transformation for 25 years.

Powerful Questions – Remarkable Results:

What is inspiring you to live?

Who is designing your life?

What brings out the best in you?

What needs to change?

What are you waiting for?

What is your passion?

How do you feel?

Where might you find the answers?

How can you align with your values?

What can you do to move yourself forward?

What’s next?

Imagine if….

African American career life executive coach LaVonne DorseyLaVonne DorseyPragmatic Career CoachFull BiographyTestimonials

LaVonne works with her clients to embrace change and jump start their careers.  LaVonne will help you to go from the present into the future with empowerment, focus, ease and enthusiasm.  You will learn how to enhance your communication skills, strengthen your leadership abilities, and create strategies for achieving your goals. Your focus will become clear; your path will become real. LaVonne’s background as Human Resources Program Manager, focusing on diversity and recruiting, has given her lots of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges that women, people with disabilities, and minorities may have in a corporate/professional environment as well as personally. LaVonne will work with you to develop the tools that will help you to be successful.

She works with clients to:

  • Assess their transferable skills
  • Identify – clarify career goals, personal goals and aspirations.
  • After gaining clarity on where you want to go, create a clear map and career strategy for how to get there.
  • Develop a job search strategy
  • Optimize their resumes, CVs, and Bios
  • Develop and maintain effective coaching plans with the client participant.
  • Do corporate-savvy and networking
  • Integrate and evaluate interpretations that help the client to gain awareness and to achieve agreed-upon results.
  • Create individual development plans based on the job requirements and competencies at the next level.
  • Develop strategies for on-boarding into their new company
  • Create opportunities for ongoing learning, in work/life situations.
  • Community and Team Building
  • Understand how to use your time and resources to your greatest advantage

Can’t choose? We know the feeling. We’ve learned how our career coaches work inside and out, so we can make the best matches possible. Just tell us about your goals in detail when you ask for a . . .

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