Led by Marie Zimenoff, the Career Thought Leaders Consortium is the North Star for the career services industry.
Have you recently found yourself thinking, “What’s next?” in terms of your career?
That’s not surprising. Your career—the way you support yourself and your family, and spend the majority of your life—has a substantial impact on your personal life, relationships, and state of mind.
Stepping into a job position that clicks, offers a higher income, or a chance to prove your abilities in a new role, provides a boost of confidence that serves a ripple effect through your own life and into the way you interact with the world.
That’s why if you’re wondering “What’s next?” you are in the company of millions. Many of those millions seek the services of a dedicated and educated career coach or resume writer to help them banish anxiety and proceed confidently into the job search.
The best career coaches and resume writers know the current and evolving needs of employers, the desires of job seekers, and the state of a job market always in flux—and they level-up their skills to meet what’s predicted next. They successfully guide your journey to become a powerhouse jobseeker with highly-desired callbacks. They support your career and leadership development as you transition or move upward.
Yet these heroes in the career services field are rarely recognized for their impact on their clients’ brighter futures. Career and leadership development expert Marie Zimenoff is on a mission to change that.
Zimenoff worked for decades as a career coach in higher education, workforce centres, correctional institutions, and local non-profits, and earned a master’s degree in Counselling and Career Development. While helping people from all walks of life in the job search process she noticed that in this domain there was a major piece of the puzzle missing—a platform dedicated to the support, training, continuing education, and uniting of career industry professionals in all disciplines.
When career industry entrepreneur Wendy Enelow approached Zimenoff to purchase Enelow’s Career Thought Leaders Consortium, Zimenoff gulped and jumped—despite a recession, and the risks of financial peril, and failure she could not deny her dream. Now a newly minted CEO, she bravely pressed onward, growing personally and professionally while building the organization and stepping into the roles of entrepreneur, speaker, and leader.
Career Thought Leaders Consortium—now a global community of career professionals— fulfills Zimenoff’s mission to innovate and lead the industry as the premier source of high-quality information, training programs, and predictions of “the new and the next” in careers. Never content with the now, Zimenoff and her team continually track trends, predict what they will mean for career pros and careerists, and develop new programs and tools to meet these new needs. The Consortium provides unlimited access to a vast array of high-value and often free content through the members’ portal, media platforms, and live events.
Career Thought Leaders Consortium significantly impacts the career services industry in many ways, including the development of a comprehensive suite of ground-breaking virtual certification courses. Live or self-paced, these courses are geared to improve coaches’ processes, build upon their past experiences, and teach new skills to support their clients more effectively.
Personal Branding Strategist, Career Transition Coach, Master Resume Writer, and Hidden Job Market Coach are among CTL’s many certifications—all led by world-class coaches. Zimenoff gives these certifications even further value by providing digital badges that validate professional expertise when graduates add them to their social media profiles.
Another impact is The Consortium’s annual Career Jam, a day-long event that brings together numerous small groups of industry pros around the world to discuss trends and predict what that will mean for clients. The results are compiled into an annual white paper presented to the industry as a tool for innovation.
The educational and networking highlight of the year is The Consortium’s eagerly awaited three-day annual Symposium. The Symposium presents cutting-edge curriculum and intensive workshops, all in a unique space where professionals learn by sharing, questioning, and integrating information.
In recent years, flexibility reigned as Zimenoff expertly pivoted to virtual learning during pandemic restrictions, even holding a successful virtual Symposium, a highly rated virtual Career Jam, and migrating all communications, schedules, and calendars to an app for members’ virtual convenience. The in-person 2022 symposium in Philadelphia (to be followed in 2023 in San Diego) was a celebration of once more making connections and getting to know other career industry leaders in the flesh!
Zimenoff’s obvious passion for supporting career coaches is evident in her weekly podcast The Career Confidante radio show and her Trend Tuesday Live live-stream updates. Each episode of Career Confidante is a mini masterclass featuring interviews with national leaders and covering a broad spectrum of career management topics. During her Trend Tuesday Live’s (available on the Career Thought Leaders Consortium Facebook page and YouTube channel) Zimenoff delivers weekly content on “the latest trends in career services, leadership development, LinkedIn, branding, resume writing, coaching, and more.
Marie Zimenoff dedicates her life to improving the lives and businesses of career coaches and job seekers alike. She pours her heart, soul, and expertise into continually evolving Career Thought Leaders Consortium into an ever more effective innovation hub, ground-breaking educational resource, and career launchpad for careers. Her passion paves the road to a brighter future for all.
For greater credibility, knowledge, and skill in your career coaching business, tap into your greatest resource by visiting www.CareerThoughtLeaders.com.