Career Charisma is a course that will teach you the habits, practices and disciplines used by people who have risen to the top of their fields, but done it in a sustainable way. The course is based on almost twenty years of observations of executive level clients who have succeeded - and some who haven't - and what's been commonly true in each case.
If you're early in your career and wanting to succeed, but not at too high a price, this course is for you. If you're starting a business and wanting to be sure you take care of yourself along the way, please join us here.
Career Charisma is based on a one hundred point checklist of things the instructor, Karen Wright, learned from her executive coaching clients. The course has videos and quizzes that will help you identify where you are resilient and where you could take better care of yourself.
Each module will take between ten and twenty minutes to complete, but the REAL work comes when you do the work of incorporating the habits into your life. So please join us and learn how to develop your own Career Charisma!
We'll kick off the course with an introduction to the idea behind the Career Charisma model. After that - first up is the group of success habits related to Health and Fitness! Why have health and fitness as the first step into a course on career and business success? Because, as the old saying goes, if you don't take time now to be healthy you'll have to take time later to be sick. Besides, if you're going to accomplish at a very high level for the duration of your working life, you'll need energy, stamina and great physical health to do it! So let's go!
Here are the top ten habits that will ensure you're taking care of your health for the short AND long term. Answer each question "true" or "false" based on whether it's currently part of what you're doing. And if the item will never be relevant for you, answer "true." So let's see how well you're supporting your health and fitness!
Your career is only one part of your life - an important part, but just one, and one that will likely change. In this lecture you'll learn how to create a roadmap for your whole life, with the long term in mind, such that your approach to your career will ensure great support for all of the other things that are important to you.
Ten items that can contribute to you having a clear sense of direction for your life. Answer each item "true" or "false" based on whether it's currently something you do or have in your life. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
There's an old saying - "Nobody ever lay on their death bed wishing they'd spent more time at the office." Your relationships are the glue that holds your life together. The people you care about are there when you celebrate and they're there to support you when times are tough. No career can be really successful without conscious attention to the people in your life. In this lecture we'll identify the major relationships and give you some ideas about how to take care of them - now, and for the rest of your life.
Are you taking care of your important relationships? They're what stay with you while jobs and businesses change. Answer each item "true" or "false" based on whether it's currently something you do or have in your life. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
Leadership isn't "what you do" - it's "who you are." You can't be credible as a leader unless you really embody true leadership from the inside out. And that's what you'll learn in this lecture - what it means to be a leader starting from within, AND how to make sure you look like one on the outside.
Leadership isn't a "what you do," it's more about "who you are." Answer each item "true" or "false" based on whether it's currently something you do or have in your life. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
There are certain planning tools, evaluation practices and areas of attention that set any business - or team - large or small, up for success. Think of this lecture as a VERY tiny MBA - a sneak peek into some of the things that you should think about in order to ensure your business is pointed in the right direction, resourced to achieve its goals and that you're clear about how to measure your success. And if you're very early on in your career, and feel like you're not yet ready to do some of these things - no worries, just be on the look out for opportunities as you progress.
This section might not apply if you're very early in your career, so if it doesn't just skip it - for now. But be prepared to return to it because these basics are important whether you're leading a small team or running a big conglomerate. Answer each item "true" or "false" based on whether it's currently something you do or have in your business. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
Here it is - the laser focus on your career. The main message here is in the title - YOU are the one who has to take charge of your career. In this lecture we'll cover the things you should think about and have in place to ensure you're really taking ownership of your path, and that you're making your career decisions based on your strengths, your interests, and your vision for your future.
Having a great career doesn't "just happen." It takes effort and attention. Answer each item "true" or "false" based on whether it's currently something you do related to your career. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
Very few people pay enough conscious attention to their network, and yet it can be your most valuable career asset. In this lecture we'll look at the many tentacles of your network and offer suggestions about how to build it and maintain it, contribute to it AND draw from it - such that it helps you achieve your career goals.
Your network is your single biggest career and business asset - and it requires attention. Answer "true" or "false" based on your current status with each item. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
There is so much to learn, and so many ways to access new ideas and information - it's overwhelming! So I find that people either ignore the idea altogether, or try to do too much. The fact is, growth and development are absolutely necessary in order to progress in any career or business. In this lecture I'll offer some ideas about how to focus on and create a plan for your learning such that you're constantly growing and developing.
Constant forward movement is the mark of any real leader, and learning is the key to that forward movement. Answer "true" or "false" based on your current status with each item. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
Did you know that there IS an off button on your handheld device? You're a better person - intellectually, emotionally, energetically - if you have some fun. Ideally - lots of fun. In this lecture I'll remind you that you have interests and passions outside of work, and I'll challenge do something crazy just to break your work focus and shift your perspective.
Yes, we're going to measure the amount of fun you have! Answer "true" or "false" based on your current status with each item. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
I left this lecture to the end because I hope that the preceding sections of this course will help you take a step back and consider some aspects of your life that might have gone unattended up until now. In this lecture I invite you to incorporate formal "pauses" into your life on a regular AND frequent basis, and to ensure you're getting and staying connected to what's REALLY important to you.
Down time, reflection, opportunities to be centred and to get distance from the day to day - all of these happen when you incorporate reflective practices into your life. Answer "true" or "false" based on your current status with each item. If the item will never be relevant, answer "true."
Well now you've got the 100 habits, practices and disciplines used by top leaders who have managed to GET to the top AND be healthy and happy at the same time. Sustainable success - sounds great, doesn't it?
Karen Wright is a Master Certified Coach who has been running a thriving executive coaching business since coaching came into existence almost 20 years ago. She has figured out how to deliver the results that companies pay for when they're hiring the coach while honouring the confidentiality and trust of the client relationship - all while enjoying her family and her life beyond the work that she loves.
Karen graduated from a top business school with an MBA and spent a decade climbing the corporate ladder in marketing and advertising for Fortune 500 companies including Pepsico and General Mills. She launched her coaching business when coaching didn't even exist as a known profession, and has enjoyed success ever since.
With a unique combination of marketing expertise and coaching skills/experience, Karen brings courses in building a coaching business, achieving career success and creating your best life to the Udemy platform, and is thrilled to be able to offer what she knows to the students here.