Dear Clients/Colleagues:

2012 is providing us with new opportunities to “do it different” and to step out of old, habitual ways that no longer serve us. For some this may be identifying what patterns throw us into overwork, for others it may be finding inspiration to make a change and for some many it may be exploring what type of support we need to create the career and life we desire.

As I balance finalizing my manuscript for my newest book with running my businesses, being a present parent and partner and all the other things I choose to devote my energy to, I’m reminded again of how important it is to ask for and receive help (read Do You Have a Support Network?). How comfortable are you asking for and receiving help? Do you have a robust support network? Do you have mentors and peers that hold the highest and best for you professionally and personally?

Learning to ask for and receive help was life changing (it took me 35 years to learn this!). My whole perspective shifted when I realized I wasn’t alone—support was only a phone call or email away.

Here are a few opportunities for support we wanted to share with you. Please let us know how we can help you strategically manage your career, experience more balance or tap into new resources over the coming months.

Warmly, Renee and the Career Strategists Team

  • New Way of Being™: Let Go, Embrace Flow and Love Your Life A national work-life effectiveness tele-course for men and women led by Renee Trudeau. Are you done with overwork, overwhelm and ready to discard your old habitual ways of working and being? Would you like to de-clutter, simplify, learn to leverage the power of self-care and step into a more spacious, free work/life flow? Join Renee as she supports, guides and coaches you into a new way of being and helps you access greater peace and harmony in your everyday life. REGISTER HERE (Class downloads/materials will be sent to you via email)

  • February 1-29 Personal Renewal Group Online Facilitator TrainingAre you a therapist, coach, parent or birth educator, leadership consultant or women's empowerment advocate who loves supporting women and helping them nurture their emotional well-being? Join an international community and facilitate self-renewal groups/retreats for women based on the award-winning The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal. Learn more. Or, click here to find a Personal Renewal Group in your area.

  • February 10 Friday 9:00-1:00 pm Reflect & Re-Imagine: A Business Planning Retreat for Empowered Entrepreneurs. Casa de Artistas, Austin, TX. The beginning of the New Year is the ideal time for reflection and to pause, pull back and plan before you leap! Gain clarity and focus on how/where to direct your energy, explore how to leverage your brilliance and diversify revenue streams. Enjoy guided support and leave inspired, focused and ready to move into 2012 calm, confident and clear. Led by small business coach, entrepreneur and author Renee Trudeau at a small, quiet, private retreat center in Austin. Details/register. This fills so quickly, so register today!

  • February 14-22 FREE: The MAPP (Motherhood, Ambition, Passion and Purpose) Virtual Interview Series, created and hosted by Well Grounded Life is an intimate series of conversations about navigating motherhood while keeping a strong sense of yourself and your passions alive.This series, featuring nationally-recognized authors and experts, dives into the heart of the new paradigm of mothering from a deeply nurtured, generous, fulfilled and purposeful place in the world.This beautiful and moving tele-summit and interview series is FREE. Renee is one of the featured guests. Details/Register

  • March 3 Saturday 1:30-5:00 p.m. Refresh Yourself from Health to Home: A Day of Renewal for Women Ignite Women’s Health, Seton Medical Center Williamson. Renee will deliver a workshop on The Transformative Power of Self-Care. Details/Register

  • April 27-29Friday-Sunday Reflect, Reclaim, Re-Balance: A Women's Self-Renewal RetreatEsalen, Big Sur, CA Nurture and nourish yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually. Tap the Transformative Power of Self-Care. Led by nationally-recognized career/life balance expert, coach and author Renee Trudeau at beautiful Esalen.Ideal for women in career/life transition. Details here.

  • June 22-24 Friday-Sunday, A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The Berkshires, MA. Tap into the transformative power of self-care to nourish your body, heart and soul. Learn to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life, slow down and access your Wise Self and step into a New Way of Being. Led by nationally-recognized career/life balance expert, coach and author Renee Trudeau at beautiful Kripalu. Ideal for women in career/life transition. Details here.

P.S. Check out all upcoming events here. Interested in scheduling Renee for a private retreat, workshop or event? Email Sara Bogan, events manager. Stop by and say hi on Renee’s weekly blog, The Journey, or our Live Inside Out community. We’d love to connect with you. Questions? Email info@careerstrategists.net or call 512-459-6700.

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*NEW* DIY CAREER CHANGE AND JOB SEARCH TOOLKITS!
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Ready to make a change but need a “jump start” to help you get started? On a tight budget or unable to allocate the resources for one-on-one coaching? Purchase a DIY Career Change Toolkit or a DIY Job Search Workshop today—only $99! Learn more.

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HAVE A HECTIC SCHEDULE? CONSIDER PHONE OR EMAIL COACHING
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Need quick help preparing for your next annual performance review, an interview, resources for starting a new business, assistance jump starting your job search or creating more balance in your life? Consider setting up a phone or email coaching session. Convenient, personalized and affordable. Clients say phone/email coaching is highly effective and a great way to get laser-feedback on very specific career, small business or work/life balance issues.

Email info@careerstrategists.net to learn more. Or, call our office at 512-459-6700 to schedule an appointment with Renee, Sarina or Angela.

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HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU? VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO LEARN MORE
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Career Strategists' Personalized Services Include:

  • Strategic career planning and management assistance
  • Client marketing, branding and positioning services (including resume and cover letter review/development)
  • Coaching on job transitioning, interviewing and salary negotiation
  • Tailored job search strategy sessions
  • Work/life balance coaching, groups, workshops and keynote addresses
  • Entrepreneur/small business planning, start-up and marketing coaching
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment and interpretation sessions for individuals and groups
  • Customized presentations and seminars for companies and groups

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Career Strategists' clients receive personalized, targeted, strategic resources, support and guidance to help them create a life and career that is aligned with their personal and professional values. Did you know we:

  • Offer email coaching support to all of our clients who purchase career packages and typically respond to our clients' questions within 24 hours
  • Offer a complimentary job leads service to let our clients know about jobs in Austin's "underground job market"
  • Offer complimentary access to our new online password-protected Career Management Resource Center, packed with hundreds of tips, how-to lists, articles and resource lists on Career Management/Job Search, Personal Branding/Marketing and Work/Life Balance
  • Provide our clients with connections and referrals to companies/organizations to help them move forward on their career or life path
  • Create special exercises just for our clients to help them gain greater clarity and focus while navigating their career path
  • Offer a discount to all current Career Strategists' clients on single sessions
Check out our coaching packages and fees to learn more about our services and don't hesitate to call or email to let us know how we can help you. (Note: we have different rates levels based on which Career Strategists’ coach you work with.)

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