Reinvent Your Career
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Reinvent Your Career

Learn how to identify, design and plan for a professional career change to do the work that really fulfills you
4.5 (5 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of our course, students will be able to implement a plan to reinvent their career having:
  • Taken stock of their current reality of the career to date, their skills, values, strengths, needs and resources;
  • Explored their ‘why’ and created an inspiring vision for their working lives;
  • Produced and evaluated a range of options for their reinvented career and decided which option(s) to pursue;
  • Formulated a plan and identified how to overcome obstacles and create the confidence needed to reinvent their career.
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  • All materials required for the course will be provided as downloadable pdfs, many of which will require printing and collating into one file. Student will therefore need Adobe Acrobat Reader and access to a printer. There are no specific actions that students need to take before the course begins.

Would you like to make changes to your current career or find a new career but don't know what that might look like or how to get started? Then, our Reinvent Your Career course will guide you through a comprehensive journey of taking stock of where you are now, clarifying your vision for your future career, deciding what you want and then planning how to get there.  

The content of this course is based on our many years' combined experience in career development coaching and the latest research in psychology and personal development. The course has 17 sequential modules, each of which has a video-based lecture to explain the topic and a worksheet downloadable as a PDF for you to work through an activity on your own at a pace and timing that suits you.  We've included a range of interesting and engaging activities, such as self-analyses, guided meditations, reading, educational video clips and TED Talks - something to suit all learning styles. There is a total of 80 minutes in video lectures, 15 hours of practical activities and another 55 minutes in educational video clips.

When we spend so much of our waking time at work, we owe it to ourselves to use that time well.  If you're a mid-career professional who would love to get the career satisfaction, success and fulfilment you've always wanted, and make the most of your inherent strengths and skills, then this is the course for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • The specific need(s) this course is catering to: • People who are looking for a complete career change but don’t know where to start the process of bringing about that change; • People who might have some ideas of what they’d love their future working life to look like but want to go through a robust process to test their options and create a plan to get there; • People whose present career might not be needed in the coming years and so need to research and decide upon alternative options.
  • Who this course is best suited for: Experienced professional men and women who are part-way through their careers but who want something different from their working lives.
  • Who the course is NOT for: Recent school, college or university leavers who have limited or no experience in a professional career. People in manual or unskilled jobs.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 11:03

Congratulations for signing up for our Reinvent Your Career course.  We are delighted that you have decided to invest in your career reinvention!  This is an introductory video from Jane explaining what's in store for you during the course and how to prepare yourself so that you can get the most from our career reinvention process.  

Use this link to join our private Reinvent Your Career Facebook group:

Preview 07:24

In this short PowerPoint video, Katie describes our Career Reinvention Jigsaw and how to use the tool during the program.

Piecing Together Your Career Reinvention Jigsaw
Phase One - Taking Stock
7 Lectures 52:53

In this module,  Ruth will take you through how to complete two activities:

  1. An exercise in looking back at your career journey to date and what you can learn from that;
  2. An exercise where you look back at your achievements and successes to start building a foundation for your reinvented career.
Preview 09:04

The Skills Audit module enables you to identify your most valuable skills and potential skills to develop further.  Katie will explain how to audit your skills using the Skills Audit spreadsheet,

Skills Audit

Jane will guide you through this module to help you explore your Values - the things that are most important for you to have in your working life.

Exploring Your Values

This is an exercise in identifying your significant strengths and how to build on them; you'll also identify the things that weaken you and explore how to reduce or eliminate them.

Discover Your Strengths

This is a guided meditation narrated by Katie where we will help you to tap into your inner wisdom, followed by a reflection exercise.

Tap into Your Inner Wisdom

This is an exercise described by Katie to assess your true needs from your reinvented career - extrinsic rewards, such as salary and benefits; limiting factors, such as the where, when and how.

Assess Your True Needs

Katie will take you through an activity in enriching your resources for career reinvention, such as your physical environment, tools and equipment, your online brand and your reinvention fund.

Enrich Your Resources
Phase Two - Create Your Career Vision
4 Lectures 25:34

Congratulations for completing Phase One of the Reinvent Your Career course.  We hope you have enjoyed the process of reflection and rediscovery and have made some powerful connections and new insights. During the next phase of the program, you will create your career vision!  This is an introduction from Jane explaining what's in store for you during the next three modules and some advice on how to transition to this key stage of reinventing your career.

Before you get started on phase two, we’d like you to watch the video of Steve Jobs’ commencement speech to students at Stanford University:

Introduction to Phase Two - Create Your Career Vision

In this module, Katie will guide you through a powerful, physical activity, called "Step into Your Future” where you will integrate everything you’ve learned, discovered and rediscovered as you’ve worked through phase one.  You will need to hand six pieces of plain A4 paper, a small notepad and pen and a quiet uninterrupted space with at least 6 feet (1.5 metres) in front of you.

Step Into Your Future

In this module,  Ruth will show you two exciting activities to discover your "why" and create your career vision. You can view Simon Sinek's TED Talk, 'Start with Why' at:

Know Your 'Why'

In this module, Jane will talk you through a creative process to come up with your career vision.  

You can view Patti Dobrowolski's TEDx Talk, 'Draw Your Future' here:

Visualise Your Future
Phase Three - Generate Possibilities
3 Lectures 10:49

Congratulations for completing Phase Two of the Reinvent Your Career course.  We hope you have created a powerful vision for your career and are ready to move into producing possibilities for the shape that your new career might take. 

You'll start with this video introduction from Jane explaining what's in store for you during phase three and some advice on how to approach this stage of reinventing your career.  

The first module in phase three will enable you will make the transition from the vision you created to generating some more concrete career options. In the second module, you will evaluate a shortlist of options. 

You can view Professor Lynda Gratton's TEDx Talk, 'How to be ready for your future, now' at:

Introduction to Phase Three - Generate Possibilities

In this module, you will work on making the key transition from the vision you've created for your career to generating options for what you might be doing in your reinvented career.  Ruth will explain the process to you.

From Vision to Options

In this module, Katie will describe how you can take the multiple options you generated in the previous module and narrow them to a shortlist of up to three.

Evaluating Your Options
Phase Four - Decide and Plan
5 Lectures 27:24

Congratulations on completing Phase Three of the Reinvent Your Career course.  We hope you're feeling energised by the possibilities you have produced during this phase and have generated some exciting options for your new career.  Here's a video introduction from Jane explaining what's in store for you during these final four modules and some advice on how to approach this stage of reinventing your career.

During the fourth and final phase of the course, you will decide on and design an action plan for your reinvented career.

Introduction to Phase Four

In this module, Ruth will show you how to apply a systematic process to analyze the options you shortlisted in the previous module and arrive at a decision on the way forward for your reinvented career.  

Making Your Career Decision

In this module, you will listen to another Guided Meditation to tap into your inner wisdom as you make the key decision on your career direction.

Reconnecting with your Wisest Self

In this module, Ruth will take you through how to create a phased action plan for your reinvented career.  

Planning for Your Reinvented Career

In this module, Katie will show you how to identify how to overcome obstacles and create the self-confidence to move towards your inspiring new career.

Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Confidence
1 Lecture 02:57
About the Instructor
Career Coach Jane Lewis
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ICF Professional Certified Coach

I bring over 30 years’ experience of business and personal development to my role as a coach.  I am a Professional Certified Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation, with over 2500 coaching hours and in excess of 300 hours of coach-specific training.  

I have supported a wide range of corporate and personal clients to be more effective in the workplace, helping them to clarify career direction; develop effective leadership styles and emotional intelligence; enhance their impact, influence and personal presentation skills; build confidence, assertiveness and resilience; and to increase their personal and organisational effectiveness, often resulting in improved work/life balance and reduced stress.  I utilise my extensive experience of interpersonal training and development techniques to help my clients bring about change and improvements in their working lives.

Along with my fellow career coaches, Katie Botten & Ruth Robertson, we have developed the Reinvent Your Career course to help professional women and men get most from their working lives.

Ruth Robertson
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Business psychologist, leadership coach and consultant

I am a business psychologist and leadership development specialist with 15 years experience working across diverse industries and assignments. I am  passionate about bringing out the best in people by unlocking and harnessing their strengths. I specialise in the application of positive psychology and use strengths focused approaches in my work with clients around themes which include personal effectiveness, resilience and authentic leadership.

I have trained and coached at a variety of levels, from graduates to board representatives and developed leaders and emerging talent across a variety of sectors across the globe. In the last 6 years, I have developed a passion for working in the healthcare sector, and have designed and delivered  successful leadership and resilience programmes for clinicians and operational leaders in the largest healthcare organisation in the UK. I am now about to launch a suite of online programmes that focuses on career reinvention, strengths, resilience and leadership effectiveness. 

Katie Botten
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Coach and Facilitator

I've spent over 25 years helping individuals and teams to bring out the best in themselves in their work.  Focusing on creating productive relationships, developing interpersonal skills and discovering and building on your strengths are key to fulfilment and succeess.