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January 2009

Dear Friend:

Too many people are trying to “go it alone” on the career front. Whether you’re unemployed and clueless about how and where to find a job, looking to change jobs, considering a career change or wanting to enhance job satisfaction or fit, there is no reason to feel overwhelmed, unmotivated or simply unsure about what steps you should take.

Have you ever heard the phrase “action-motivation-action?” For many of us, that first step is the one that propels us into getting and staying on course. I challenge you to reach out and get support—whether that’s from Career Strategists or someone else. It can make all the difference in the world! (You can learn more about other coaches in Austin at

Consider joining us for one of the following workshops I’ll be personally leading in January. I promise, they’re unlike any workshop you’ve ever attended. Empowering, supportive and inspiring, you’ll leave ready to launch into action! If you missed our last newsletter on Envisioning What is Possible, be sure to check it out.

Take care---Renee

Finding Your Career Mojo, Thursday, January 22 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. –a career change workshop for professionals in career transition.

The Ultimate Job Search Workshop Friday, January 30, 9-noon —a comprehensive seminar that will prepare professionals for the inner and outer work needed to successfully land a job.

COST: $155.00 for each WORKSHOP PACKAGE (early bird rates available through. January 6th).

WHERE: St. Edwards Professional Education Center near the intersection of Hwy 183 and Mopac.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER ONLINE TODAY: visit: QUESTIONS? Email: Group size is limited and these workshops fill quickly. Register today!

Renée Peterson Trudeau is a nationally-recognized career/life balance coach and president of Career Strategists, an Austin-based coaching/consulting firm dedicated to helping professionals and entrepreneurs integrate who they are with what they do. Their corporate clients include Fortune 500 companies and national organizations and associations. An author/speaker and career strategy expert, Trudeau was a nominee for the 2007 National Association for Women in Communications Headliner Award, she has been featured in the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Business Journal, Austin Woman, Working Mother, US News and World Report, American Way, Family Circle, AARP and numerous national business and lifestyle magazines.

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 with Renee or Angela.

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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

Visit to learn more about our services and fees and don't hesitate to call or email to let us know how we can help you. (Note: we have varying rates based on clients’ needs and which Career Strategists’ coach you work with.)


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