Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is a CEC certified coach trained in the field of organizational psychology. He is author of the Amazon.com top selling job hunt book The YOU Plan and weekly column “The Career Hot Seat” on FoxBusiness.com.
Prior to founding the consulting firm HCI in 2005, Dr. Woody served as a management and human resources consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Global Business Consulting Services in Washington DC.
He has appeared nationally on LIVE w/ Regis & Kelly, Fox & Friends, CNN International, Dr. Steve Show, The Better Show, and Daytime. Dr. Woody has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Miami Herald as an expert on career issues. Dr. Woody received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University (FIU).
Dr. Woody also holds a coaching certification from the College of Executive Coaching and is a coach/faculty member with the FIU Center for Leadership.
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Career success is no longer about chasing opportunites, it's about creating opportunities! Standing out in this market is going to require self-insight, personal accountability and proactive planning. You are going to have to learn to approach the job search like an entrepreneur!
Based on his Amazon.com top selling job hunting book The YOU Plan, Dr. Woody will put you in his trademarked career “Hot Seat” and challenge you to answer five (5) fundamental questions designed to create your own YOU Plan for landing that next job or launching a new career:
This dynamic 2-hour self-paced course consists of video lectures, slides, worksheets, quick tips guides, published articles, and chapters from Dr. Woody's book The YOU Plan. You will leave the program with a personalized YOU Plan and detailed roadmap for getting out of the "Hot Seat" and making your career ambitions come true!
Welcome to the YOU Plan program! So, why do you need a YOU Plan? In this opening lecture Dr. Woody provides an overview of the program, discusses the concept of the career “hot seat”, and describes how the course works.
The YOU Plan program is based on Dr. Woody’s VIPER model. In this lecture Dr. Woody gives an overview of the VIPER model and talks about the next steps in the program. The VIPER model consists of 5 fundamental questions which are at the core of the program. VIPER stands for Values, Intrinsic Assets, Passions, Essence (brand), & Roadmap.
Most people have some sense of their values, yet they have a lot of trouble actually articulating them, particularly when it comes to naming their top five (5)! In this lecture Dr. Woody defines the concept of values, talks about where they come from, and discusses why they are so critical to a successful career search. The complete "Values" chapter from Dr. Woody's Amazon.com top selling job hunting book, The YOU Plan, is also included.
In this lecture Dr. Woody discusses how values influence your decision making, how they influence your career choices, and how to identify your own set of top five (5) core values! This lecture provides an overview to the values exercise in this section.
There are six major components that make-up the core elements of what you have at your disposal. Dr. Woody refers to these as your Intrinsic Assets! Your Intrinsic Assets are what you showed-up on this planet with and what you have learned and experienced since that day. Lectures 5 through 11 will walk you through each of these intrinsic assets and guide you in articulating and harnessing them for your next career move.
The job market has and always will be about who you know! In this lecture Dr. Woody talks about building your "Who You Know" network, both on and off-line, to effectively expand your reach and enhance your chances for landing the job and career you want.
Passion is that internally driven enthusiasm that gets you bounding out of bed and joyfulling engaging in that which you love. In this lecture Dr. Woody discusses identifying your passions and how to harness those passions, so as to align them with your career direction. The "Passions" chapter from Dr. Woody's Amazon.com top selling job hunting book, The YOU Plan, is also included in this section!
Once you have articulated your Values, Intrinsic Assets, and Passions in terms of your Essence, you have taken the first step in developing an authentic personal brand! In the New Economy you have to have a brand that is genuine and meaningful if you want to stand out from the rest of the crowd in a positive way. In this lecture Dr. Woody talks about the concept of authentic personal branding and he walks you through some examples. In the following lecture Dr. Woody will walk you through the actual branding exercise.
The purpose of this lecture is to walk you through how to audit the current state of your brand, craft the right brand message, develop credible talking points, and get the message out! In this lecture Dr. Woody walks you through the basics of the accompanying exercise and helps you create your unique professional brand message!
In this lecture Dr. Woody walks you through creating a vision and destination for YOU and your chosen career direction. This is all about creating a roadmap and ultimately a YOU Plan. This lecture is designed to take you through the critical steps to creating an action plan complete with activities, timelines, milestones, and goals. This section includes both an exercise and an roadmap sheet.
Success is about knowing the right people and putting together the right team. We all need help from others at various points in our career search. In this lecture Dr. Woody will discuss how to leverage those we know and those we need to get to know so as to build the right support network.
Connecting to the right jobs means connecting to the right people! The job market has, and always will be, about who you know! In order to build and effective and expansive “Who You Know” network, you need to understand social media and the concept of social recruiting. In this lecture Dr. Woody talks about social recruiting techniques and shares some social recruiting resources to get you connected and on your way.
A growing trend particularly among recent college grads is gigging. Gigging is essentially pursuing short-term project-based and freelance work that falls within a general career theme. Over the past several years gigging has gained popularity and a number of websites have grown to support the concept. In this lecture Dr. Woody gives an overview of gigging and provides some resources for landing gigs.
Excellent work doc woody. The course is to understand and bring powerful results. I loved how do you explain very easy complex concepts.
The course is properly laid from building the foundation understanding of planning your future and then followed by what actions would drive you to the goal. Well structured and also helps the listener to organize his thoughts about a viable career plan for himself.