How to make a Career Transition
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How to make a Career Transition

Discover how to successfully transition from the career you have to the one you want.
5.0 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
272 students enrolled
Created by Brenda Bertrand
Published 2/2013
English [Auto]
Price: $74.99
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
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What you'll learn
  • Leverage your current job to get to where you really want to go.
  • Design a plan and activities that progress you towards your goals (whether you stay or to leave)
  • Join other professionals from across the globe who are determined to squeeze the juice out of their current career and take it to the next level.
  • Shift your mindset at work from negativity and towards possibilities.
  • Internet access; no other prerequisites

Are you tired of letting the doldrums of your current job, color the rest of your life with the blues?

Are you ready to give your career a facelift?

Are you ready to take back the reins of your career to get back on track to your life your current job?

Do you need to give your workweek a resuscitation -- so you can breathe again?

Are you convinced that this j-o-b isn't "it", but you know you are at this job for a reason? You want to leave but don’t have the green light, yet.

Are you ready to get your joy, confidence and purpose back right where you are?

Hint: If you answered "YES" to a majority of the questions, then you've come to the right place.

Join other career transitioners on a journey to getting the most out of your career and life.


This course is designed for people who are committed to transform their careers and lives. We will focus on developing your mindsets and focus at work so you can get your joy, confidence and purpose back -- at a less than perfect job. This course uses a five-step process that enable you to:

  • Assess where you are in your current job so you can have a realistic picture of whether the job is really the problem (We'll sort through the good, bad and the ugly to find out just how bad it is!)
  • Become aware of what is draining your energy at your current job and how to refocus and refuel regardless of whether your boss, coworker or company ever changes (imagine what it would be like to get back to your authentic self at work ---- look out world!)
  • Accept and recommit to your career or make an empowered decision to leave. The choice is yours and making the choice is critical to your career success.
  • Align your goals with your reality. Get the support you need to make your career livable; it takes a village.
  • Learn the secrets to making Monday the best day of the week (yep, you read that right. Monday's don't have to be so bad)
  • Affirm your career success by living for more than just a bullet point on a resume. Leave a legacy at your job that leaves your coworkers weeping at your farewell celebration.
  • Practice the critical mindsets needed to make any job a place of purpose and destiny (yes, your dead beat job has a gem hidden in it—find out how to dig it up)

Here's What You Get:

  • High quality Instructional Videos
  • AN ACTION GUIDE for each video, to help guide your learning and to compile notes to execute on what you learn.
  • Optional Office Hours: Join instructor and coach Brenda Bertrand and other course participants for live coaching. Come with questions and receive live coaching. You will receive an email inviting you to office hours.
Who this course is for:
  • have struggled to embrace challenges at work, but is ready to give it another try
  • want to lead a purpose driven career vs. just having a J-O-B
  • thought about transitioning but you know it is not time yet
  • you know there's something more to learn, give, and get at this job
  • want to leave the job on your own terms and have people weeping at a going away party that you throw for yourself? :-)
  • are ready to squeeze the juice out of the pile of lemons you've been sucking on (you can make southern lemondade, lemon soufflé or a mojito. Your pick, baby!)
  • are determined to Navigate this job and this season of life with a new sense of clarity and purpose and joy
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:48:59
+ Get Started - Course Introduction and Overview
2 lectures 12:51
Welcome to the course.  In this video, I give a brief self-introduction, a quick overview of the course. I look forward to "seeing" you in the course.
Preview 01:28
In this introductory video, we will explore the myths we have come to accept as true about our workweek.  You will learn the myths and the corresponding truths.  I will also share my personal story of career dissatisfaction and you will start to consider your own in preparation for the next video. 
There is no worksheet for this video.
Preview 11:23
+ Get Honest - Steps 1-3
4 lectures 20:05
Getting started is the hardest part. In this video we assess your current career location. Think of this session as the GPS session. We need to know where are you and how did you get there.  We don't leave you there, though.  You are encouraged to sift through the pieces of your current job situation to unearth a new and emerging story.  Your career narrative can be rewritten.  We will first assess where you are and then get you on your way to a more desirable destination.
Step 1 - Assess Your Current Job Satisfaction Levels
Are you exhausted at work because things, people, situations are out of your control?  In this video, we build on the clarity that emerged from the previous career assessment. I will call you to put on a pair of career glasses and get clear about where you are expending energy wastefully and help you find the goldmines. There are opportunities and signs all around. In this video, we refocus your energy on what matters and where you have the most impact.  Expect a big shift-- if you choose to accept it.
Step 2 - Awareness: Refocus your energies for lasting impact
Now that you see the light, you have a choice.  Will you commit to making your current career its best?  The choice is yours.  In this brief video, we discuss responsibility.  Once we make a conscious choice to accept responsibility of the state of our career and its destination, a powerful shift takes place.  This shift, which is mental and emotional in scope, is critical if one hopes to experience joy, confidence and purpose at a less than perfect job.  Once acceptance comes to the fore, a new energy and vitality emerges; unearthing amazing gifts that were there all along. Yep, even at your less than perfect job.
Step 3- Acceptance: Commit to advance at your current job

Congratulations! You made it through the first three steps. Take a deep breath. You have done good work. This brief two minute video recaps the important elements of Assessment, Awareness, and Acceptance. 

Review Steps 1-3
+ Get Re-Engaged - Steps 4-5
3 lectures 27:03
Are you ready to take action.   We've done enough introspection; it is time to implement. Ready?

Step #4 is all about getting going and staying engaged.  In order to implement what you have learned thus far, you need support.  Your environment, support cast and goals will help guide you along.  At this point, you are experience mental and emotional shifts. However, your workplace may remain the same. This video addresses the necessary elements to get in action and stay engaged.  

Step 4 - Alignment: Get the support you need to thrive at work

Affirmation is the last step in the process. All commitments take public form.  And those who are uber courageous, make commitments that make a difference in the life of others. This video focuses on moving forward with intention, for your own career transition but to also pay it forward.   This video introduces the concept of "legacy" at work and how to make a lasting difference that lasts beyond your tenure. Whether you stay or leave your current job, you are daily making an impact.
You are challenged to take your job to the next level, far beyond resume building.  Implement the tips in this video and people will weep when you resign.

Step 5 - Affirmation: Determine your lasting career legacy. Leave on a high note.
This concluding video reviews the 5-step process and encourages the learner to continue in the cycle of Acceptance, Awareness, Acceptance, Alignment and Affirmation.
Conclusion and Next Steps
+ Get Resourced - Supplemental Material
4 lectures 00:00
Course Powerpoint Presentation
34 pages
Complete Action Guide pdf
13 pages
Course Progress Checklist - Keep this handy
1 page