Posts Tagged ‘career coaching’

Get Your Forms

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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You don’t want to write in your book?  You can’t write on a kindle or ebook?  Not a problem.  You can go to the website: www.leadershipinwonderland.com and download and print the fillable forms.  While there, you can read the blog posts written before publishing, learn about the authors, discover the “Leadership…” related workshops, and watch the video interview.

Wait, are you perhaps lost?  Please allow me to backtrack.  SGES founder, Susan Goldberg, and a colleague,  Rebecca Lacy of Pinnacle Management Group, self-published a refreshingly fun view of becoming a better leader, titled “Leadership in Wonderland”.  The kindle version  is available and was recently updated.  The hard copy will be available in mid to late November 2016.  The book fills today’s need of a written work on leadership that is welcoming, accessible to all, and offers no prescription of what to think; instead the reader would be entertained by the short book and invited to participate and respond to the questions within the workbook so they can see how they personally process information, judge and act.  In our social times, this naturally leads to meaningful conversations with others, to gather their feedback, about topics included in the book, such as: building relationships with potential allies, navigating conflict, understanding others agendas, inspiring communication between different departments, etc.

The book grew out of an executive search consultant and a training coach’s experiences with senior executives who were never taught how to lead others and didn’t know what they didn’t know.  There was no one around to impart wisdom to the new leaders, therefore they were stuck.  A book that would help them get unstuck and that didn’t produce fear or anxiety because it was disguised as a storybook and seen to be fun and unorthodox, was just the thing they could use.

You can read all about it on the new website, www.leadershipinwonderland.com which just launched, and you can read the first chapter there as well.  You want the whole thing?  You can purchase it at Amazon http://amzn.to/2eK24vV

We also welcome you to reach the two authors at leadershipinwonderland@gmail.com

Grab some tea or coffee and sit with Alice and her book.  Alice Liddell, of Alice in Wonderland fame, is looking forward to having adventures with you.

High School Offerings for Alumni?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The Harvard Club in New York City hosted an alumni function, however, not for former students of Harvard, but for former students of Newark Academy preparatory school in Livingston, New Jersey. Harvard University was founded in 1636, while Newark Academy (NA) was founded a good 138 years later.  Yet, the same questions confound the two schools alumni relations departments and career offices: what services to offer alumni for networking, career development and hiring besides just the social events. And how to insure a diversity of attendees?

On January 7th,  while college attendees were still home from school break and college grads in the working world were slowly getting back to the normal pace of work post-holidays,  NA hosted an alumni function for networking and career development – cocktails preceded by a presentation by fellow alumnus, Susan Goldberg, founder of Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting, SGES. Susan was honored to be chosen by the Director of Alumni Relations, Evan Nisenson to be the speaker that evening.

Susan led both a presentation and interactive discussion on “How to Stand Out” during a job search, pitch or interview; career resources; and networking tips.  It was a very social and fun evening, including an exchange of information on overcoming obstacles, which all attendees took part in.

As a graduate of NA living in the New York area, it was great if you made the event.  If not, you are welcome to ask Susan questions or follow up on discussions you had with her after the presentation at susan@sgesconsulting.com or susan@susangoldbergsearch.com.  And for career tips, follow her on twitter at @suzebizcoach

Podcast: Job Hunting and Hiring – What’s New

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Susan Goldberg of Susan Goldberg Executive Search’s first podcast interview by one of the foremost experts on social media, information gathering and trends,  Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and former Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.  Catch our discussion about hiring, job hunting, and holding onto and getting the best from your young professional talent.  Had a blast with Sree which you can probably tell by listening in and was honored that he chose SGES to represent the latest in hiring and job seeking.   Let us know if you have any questions after hearing the lively exchange.  For more tips on conducting a job search and career management visit Susan Goldberg Executive Search’s facebook page and also www.susangoldbergsearch.com   Meanwhile, give a listen:  http://bit.ly/sreeshow Episode 39 @playit all about job hunting and career management from Susan Goldberg of SGES.

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SGES in the WSJ

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Is retained executive search consulting all about simply filling an executive level position?  No.  If it were any internal staffing professional could make a transaction and fill a position.   Retained executive search is built upon relationships, advising, accumulating and sharing knowledge. It’s not about transactions.  A good search consultant will be a strong advocate, marketer and advisor to their clients and to the candidates.  Besides all that, most good search consultant’s nature is all about the desire to be at the forefront of making deals happen in the bigger picture of business: beyond placing the right executive for a client, other contributions may include referring contacts to create direct business relationships and business sources for leads;  advising on hiring, building an organization or team; or, negotiating a new contract for a new or continuing position.   An update on the retained executive search industry was written by Julie Bennett and published within the Marketplace section of Wednesday, October 2nd’s Wall Street Journal.   Susan of SGES was interviewed for that article.  It included additional thoughts about the industry from Susan, the President of the AESC (the industry’s association) Peter Felix, and a couple of other search consultants.  You can read it at:  https://members.aesc.org/eweb/Dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=SearchWireArticle&wps_key=f42f0d8f-0e23-42f4-9188-3fb16e3c8d2d

SGES quoted in USNEWS.com “How to Cash in on the Economic Recovery”

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

With recent stock market gains and with the latest media craze of articles pointing toward a brighter economic future, Rick Newman in www.usnews.com tackles the subject of how to invest and how to reinvigorate your career – now,  before opportunities pass. “It’s time for gun-shy consumers to take more risks”.  Susan Goldberg was interviewed for the career portion of the article and offers some suggestions for those who are currently employed and those who are looking for work.  Susan of SGES, recommends considering smaller companies, freshening your skills, and if you are employed, be ready to receive a counteroffer from your current company.  To view the complete article in www.usnews.com please click on http://www.usnews.com/blogs/rick-newman/2012/3/12/how-to-cash-in-on-the-economic-recovery.html
SGES thanks Rick for the coverage.  We hope you will also read additional posts written by Rick Newman at the same link.

Looking at a New Charity

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

SGES and the www.susangoldbergsearch.com website is changing, which started in March of this year.  Our latest change will be our choice for the non-profit we chose to support.  The previous local charity will be replaced in the month of December, once Susan has interviewed the potential non-profits to choose which one goes best with our brand identity, and has determined which organization will most appreciate and benefit from our support.  We decided to retire our affiliation with our original choice, which had been in place for two years, and move on as it became clear that our support was not making the difference we thought it would.  It was the right time to help another worthwhile cause.  What will the cause be?  What will the organization look like?  Please “stay tuned” for our update, and, meanwhile we’ll give you a clue: look closely at key words on the homepage of our website.

SGES Mentioned in webgrrls Blog

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

One of the contributors to the well-known women and technology blog site, webgrrls international, spoke with Susan Goldberg of SGES about her current job search.  Maria Botta, the blogger, was so appreciative of Susan’s advice that she asked Susan if she could offer some general job search tips that Maria would then post in her upcoming blog entry, “My Job Search or The Art of War”.  Susan’s 5 Tips are included in that blog which was published within “webgrrls wisdom” on October 21.  To view the blog, please visit http://t.co/WINPp9zx

SGES offers Mini-Sessions at Pace University’s Career Coaching Event

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Monday, November 1st, 2010, SGES will be participating in this fall’s career coaching clinic, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan.  The event will be hosted and sponsored by Pace University’s Career Services specifically Dr. Barry Miller and Ms. Stephanie Elson. There will be two sessions, one for bachelor degree recipients and one for MBA degree recipients.  The clinic is free and available to recent graduates and alumni.  The brevity of the sessions allows for one or two questions per graduate and questions are those which can be responded to within a short timeframe.  Questions in the past have included: how to respond to specific interview questions, how to rework a resume, how to conduct a job search in many industries at once,  how to increase the odds of a successful job search, and is it realistic to pursue a particular industry given a person’s specific work experience and level of contacts.  For additional information, contact Pace Career Services via email at bmiller@pace.edu, selson@pace.edu  or Susan Goldberg at coaching@susangoldbergsearch.com.  Information can also be found on Facebook and Linkedin Groups, Pace-Lubin MBA Alumni.   We look forward to seeing you there.

“Discovering and Repositioning Your Skills for a New Market” workshop and conference calls

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

June 16th, SGES presented a workshop at Carlisle Collection’s Manhattan showroom targeting professional women who were planning a career change in the near term or within the next few years.  The specific workshop was part of the event, “Trying It on For Size”,  which included three separate presentations, networking, and refreshments.  Providing the atmosphere of a traditional salon for gathering and sharing ideas, the workshop including handouts, a sample exercise, and then targeted exercises for the attendees to break into groups of 2 for informational feedback, with additional time for questions and findings.  Follow-up conference calls took place on Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1 to discuss suggested research each attendee accomplished on their own time, and specific career coaching questions that emerged from the attendee’s involvement in the workshop.  There was consensus that the workshop was successful and inspiring for the women.  As a result, all participants communicated an increased determination to pursue their new career goals and many mentioned an increase in their confidence level as well.   There has been interest by professional women in other areas of the country for the workshop to be offered outside the New York area, but nothing has been planned yet.

Article addressing “Why Change Jobs?” written by Susan Goldberg published on Wednesday

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The article written for this week’s addition of “Woman Around Town” addresses two life changing events: getting married and changing one’s job.  The title “Change is Good: Are You The Bride or the Cellphone” incorporates the two topics discussed in the article: planning a wedding while not jeopardizing your job, and, when and why to consider a job change.  The wedding topic was part of the week’s special edition devoted to June weddings.  The job change topic was a response to a reader who asked, “why interview, if your job isn’t broken”.  It includes a list of reasons to change jobs despite the fact that the current job may be adequate.  The cellphone is used as an analogy that refers to an individual and their career and is explained in the piece.  To learn more, read the article in the “working around” section of this week’s www.womanaroundtown.com or click on this link: http://www.womanaroundtown.com/working-around/change-is-good-are-you-the-bride-or-the-cell-phone.  If you are reading this from a blog, you can learn more about Susan Goldberg Executive Search at www.susangoldbergexecutivesearch.com