Dear Friend:

I recently heard a leadership expert share that in general, our friends “see us” ten years out from where we actually are professionally. Meaning-- they see us fully expressing our potential and talents—at a higher level, than we’re able to envision for ourselves.

One of the biggest benefits of working with a coach or a high level mentor is having someone hold a space of possibility for you.  Knowing that this person has nothing but your highest and best interests in mind and that they fully expect you to keep expanding into your potential—can be life changing.

Who is holding a big (and I mean “ocean big”) space of possibility for you?

It could be a family member, a mentor, a minister or a special teacher in your life. Extensive research has been reported in the last couple of years on the overwhelmingly positive benefits that come from having a robust support network (read more).

If you know you’ve outgrown your fishbowl and are ready to take The Big Leap (check out a wonderful book by this name here) into a larger swimming pool, I strongly urge you to invest in yourself by hiring a coach.

Angela Estes and Sarina LaMarche, Career Strategists' two amazing senior career coaches that I have hand-picked and trained on our award-winning model, are setting up appointments now for late fall and winter 2009 (gift certificates are available for all services and we now take credit cards; career coaching is also a tax-deductible expense!).  

Their business and professional backgrounds include training in leadership, emotional intelligence, human resources/recruiting, career planning/management and life balance coaching. They are both incredibly gifted at blending the inner work and outer work necessary in supporting you create the career and life you desire.

You can also research coaches in your area by visiting or asking your friends who have worked successfully with a career, business or life coach for recommendations. The most important thing is to get support!

I encourage you to take the plunge—you won’t regret it. You’ll just wish you had done it sooner!

Take care—Renee

P.S. Interested in seeing if Angela or Sarina would be a "fit" for you? Email them to request a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and learn more about their approach.


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.

**************************************************************************** UPCOMING WORKSHOPS/EVENTS ****************************************************************************

November 1-30 Read Renee’s Life Balance column in Austin Woman this month on Experiencing Peaceful Holidays.

November 1-30 Get trained to be a PRG Facilitator. Introductory pricing ends December 1st. Email Sarina at or call 512-459-6700 with questions.

November14 Renee will speak at the GENAustin Girls Now Conference on The Power of Self-Care. Learn more and register here (girls grades 5-12, their parents and educators are all welcome!)

November 17 7:30-8:30pm:Live Inside Out class via telephone withRenee Trudeau.Topic: Creating Your Personal Support System. Join Reneeand women from around the world in a "virtual living room" as we explore how to live life from the inside out. Learn more and register here.

January (date TBA) Finding Your Career Mojo

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

Have a Hectic Schedule? Consider Phone or Email Coaching

Have an erratic schedule but need help with your resume, salary negotiation, interviewing, preparing for your next annual performance review, 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 to learn more. Or, call our office at 512-459-6700 to schedule an appointment.

**************************************************************************** THINGS WE DO FOR OUR CLIENTS ****************************************************************************

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.)


Feel free to forward this newsletter on to friends/colleagues who could benefit from the information.

Career Management Resources is an online newsletter published quarterly by Career Strategists. Please let us know if you are receiving duplicate copies of the newsletter so we may correct this error.

Copyright© 2008 Renee Trudeau, Career Strategists. All rights reserved.

No portion of this newsletter may be copied or reproduced in any format without the express written consent of the author. You may forward this newsletter on, as long as the Copyright information remains intact.