Figure out your career story + land ideal work

Have you found yourself dreading work?

When you imagined your career, you never thought it would feel like this.  You used to feel proud of your work, but lately things don't feel right.

You're committed to being of value and making a difference, but you're sure not where or how.

YOU KNOW IT CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS. But where to start?

YOU KEEP THINKING:

" I have given away my worth long enough. I KNOW I am worth MORE."

“I need to sort out my career, but I need time, space and structure for that."

"My co-workers and friends are getting tapped for opportunities, I'm awesome too, how come the recruiters aren't reaching out to me?"

"Will things get better? What do I need to change to see that they do?"

"How do I turn the time I spend worrying into something proactive?"

"I love the idea of working somewhere else, but I have no idea where."

Build a strong foundation for your search

The hardest part about job search is questioning what to do next. You question every word, conversation, move, and idea and it feels heavy.

I know this because I was there too.  Before I figured out how to embrace my strengths and tell my story, I questioned everything.

You are not overwhelmed by your job search because of lack of information. You are overwhelmed because there is a plethora of information out there, but no map.

The Career Intensive leads you through the process of:
  •  knowing your career brand and stories
  • knowing what job would be a great fit (and which to avoid)
  • how to establish your brand on your resume
  • plan a productive job search from the roots.

This is a safe place to test out ideas before you launch.

I created the Career Intensive to give you the support and framework to navigate a change and establish a career brand, along with others, like you, who are creating and testing careers brands too. 

The Career Intensive

You can start the Career Intensive anytime you are ready to take your career to the next level. Ideally 8-10 weeks before you plan on being in active job search.

This program prepares you for active search. Active search is when you are sending out resumes, networking and going to interviews.

I created this program because I had the same conversation and shared the same content with multiple clients. They didn't need a full intense coaching program -- they needed a structure to trust, resources as they went, quick responses to questions, and some help with their resume. 

You are the owner and hero of your career.  I just help you to see it for yourself.

The Career Intensive gives you four program modules that provide a framework to define and launch your career brand.

The main program is:

Module 1: Find your Stories
Module 2: Define your Career Values
Module 3: Target and Research Ideal Roles
Module 4: Target and Keywords

This program includes:

- An individual call with me on any topic you want. Some people do the call at the beginning, others wait until the end. Wherever you find the most value. It could be a story analysis call, interview prep, LinkedIn strategy, how to get over yourself. I am here to help.

- The Four Modules

- Monthly 20 minute call with me + access to my weekly office hours. We'll talk privately every month and as you complete work (resumes, LinkedIn profiles etc., you can email them to me for feedback every Thursday).

- One year membership to the Career Stories Method membership (Value: USD $504)

- One year access to every course in my library including Nail the Interview Prep Pack ($97), Intentional LinkedIn Presence ($49), resuMAY ($199), and Writing Authentic Cover Letters ($99) (Total Value of USD 444)

- Monthly work sessions where we set aside time to work on a set project and all work at the same time, but motivated by each other (optional to attend)

- Access to the LinkedIn forum to share ideas/struggles with other job seekers and build community (again, if you're into this sort of thing).

 

How it works

The Career Stories Intensive gives you full access to the entire Career Stories process + personal feedback for six months.

  • One private coaching session every month (20 minutes long, they are recorded)
  • Weekly feedback on your resume, stories, strategy, interview prep or LinkedIn profile and content. 
  • Access to all of my courses including resuMAY, Nail the Interview Prep Pack and Your Intentional LinkedIn Presence

Once you sign up for the program I create a private online workspace for us. It's where you can upload work every week and get feedback on it. 

PRIVATE MONTHLY CALLS:
At the beginning of every month, I release my calendar for 1:1 calls. The calls are booked on first-come/first-serve basis. There is a mix of morning, afternoon and evening slots to support multiple time zones. There is limit of one call per member per month.

OFFICE HOURS:
Office hours are every Thursday morning from 8:30am - 12:30 pm CST.

Each member gets their own Trello page to work on your individual program. Simply submit your resume, questions, LinkedIn articles, interview responses, etc. to the TO BE REVIEWED column and tag me. You will get my feedback that day. Please know I allocate about 15 minutes per member, so submit one question/ thing to be reviewed each week.


This program is for you if:



  • you know you're not going to have a career break-through by reading the same free career advice articles everyone else is reading. To stand out, you need a strategy that starts with knowing and owning your story. You'll get that here. 


  • you need to make a career change, but you're not sure what kind

  • your resume is a little off or dated.  Nobody calls you about jobs (even when people with the same degrees and less experience get head-hunted).

  • you want to know that your career brand is consistent and something you are proud of.

  • you are looking for a structured program that doesn't take over your life.

Career Intensive

A career transition program that doesn't take over your life.

All prices are USD.

All prices are in USD

FAQ

WHAT KIND OF PERSON DOES THIS HELP THE MOST?

The material and methods used in the Career Intensive are designed for people who have worked for over 10 years, are do-ers, and self-motivated. 

It is the perfect support system for people who want to make sure their next move is the right one and their marketing pieces hit the mark. 

If you like the idea of following a process + getting quick feedback from me every week + one private call with me every month, then this program is the best way to work with me. 

KERRI, ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?

I get it – so many people talk about career coaching, but it's hard to know who is the real deal.

I have been hired by institutions like The University of Winnipeg to teach resume writing & job search for their PACE program, and advise their leadership how to improve the course.  I led coaching programs & workshops for three years at People First HR; and have been invited to teach & speak in communities and schools across the country. 

I have been helping people figure out their stories and how to position themselves for over 20 years, first as a drama teacher and now as a career coach. This is my favorite work to do. 

You like people with degrees? Me too! I have a B.A in Theatre, M.Ed in Humane Education and a HR Certificate. I am a certified Resume Strategist and member of the Career Professionals of Canada. 

I contributed to the resume section of the Amazon Best-selling resume search book, YouMap. 

 And I'd love to help you!

HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM DIFFER FROM 1-1 COACHING WITH KERRI?

The Career Intensive program is less 1-1 time with me, but gives you full access to client-only material. Each program comes with one private 20 minute call with me every month, office hours and group work sessions.

Through my regular coaching program, I often

  • have several 60-90 minute coaching sessions a month with each client where I'm listening to their stories, working out a strategy and practicing interview answers with them
  • am the one writing the resume, LinkedIn profile and other materials for a client

The cost for regular coaching programs is $1,500 USD a month.

I THINK I MIGHT BE TOO EXPERIENCED FOR THIS COURSE.

That's probably a good sign you are in the right place.  Most of my clients are senior leaders in their companies. At this point in your career, you need to take a bit of time to ensure the next step is right for you. 

While I like teaching job search basics at The University of Winnipeg, I know the people who benefit from my work have a lot of accomplishments under them, but also big questions. 


Testimonials

We journey this life. We share our stories with our friends. But for that thing we spend the most of our time doing—work—we don’t really convene around or journey in honest ways. Sure there are professional organizations, but we often can’t speak freely in those because there is an element of performance. So, thank you, for giving us a space to share our career stories, in the thick, in the transition, in the life. I am quite appreciative!
Leanne
The content is solid, Kerri. The best part of this has been the group calls. Just listening to what other people are going through, and how they navigate the change has huge value for me. It normalizes everything. 
Rachel
Thanks for providing the space, soft encouragement and wisdom to allow me to take action. Sharing your journey so openly and vulnerably also helped immensely! 
Alexandrea