Career Development: Personal Branding

At Leaders Pathway we come alongside you to enhance your Personal Brand and further your Career Development.   I’m not a brand, is that what you’re thinking?  I use to think that too.  Brands are for companies, not people.  Branding for businesses is very common, but with the changing world and social, mobile and globalization through technology, branding is more and more important on a personal level.

Remember Me Incorporated?  Personal branding is no longer exclusive to the famous people.  The movie stars, tv talk show hosts, singing icons etc.  Its everyday people like you and me.  We have a personal brand and if you are not managing your personal brand, then someone else is.

Personal branding is all about making a name for yourself.

“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” – Tom Peters in Fast Company

Whether you are a leader of a major corporation, or an employee that delivers on your employer’s brand, we all have personal brands.  Never before has it been more important to build a solid recognizable personal brand than now.  Why?

Building your personal brand open doors for professional opportunities.  Opportunities for:

  • Better clients
  • Better partners
  • Career advancement
  • Peer recognition
  • Industry recognition
  • And so much more (you will just have to hire me to find this one out)

You are unique and different and it’s time you understood what that means and how you can leverage it to build your position in the marketplace.

“Be yourself because everyone else is already taken.”

So, where do we start?

Your personal brand is already out there.  Maybe it’s what you intended it to be and maybe this is the first time you are giving it a thought.  Either way, we will start with some probing questions.  Questions that only you can answer, cause well, we are defining or redefining, whichever is needed, your personal brand.  Here are the 7 key questions that all of us need to face when it comes to our personal brand:

  1. What makes me unique?
  2. Is there something I am passionate about?
  3. What are my values?
  4. How would I define my mission in life?
  5. What are my strengths?
  6. How would others best describe me?
  7. How do I want others to describe me?

 “Velma Knowles is a very enthusiastic, motivating, and encouraging professional. Velma facilitated “Personal Branding: Making a Name for Yourself” for our Professional Networking Group meeting. She was able to capture and engage the audience, with clear communication on personal branding. Velma’s presentation was not only inspiring, but she provided tools and resources on how to start your personal brand immediately. I would highly recommend Velma Knowles.” – Stephen Gilman, MHRD, Human Resources Manager

People are important to me.  I am in the people business and personal branding is a passion that naturally flows out of me.  It would be an honor to work with you on building your personal brand and it all starts with gaining an understanding of your true self, and then sharing that with the world.  Its’ time for you to shine.  Take your masks off and don’t be afraid of being vulnerable.  Don’t be afraid of being you.

There is a lot of work to do here but you are worth the investment.  Your personal brand lives online and off, 24/7, 365 days a year.  I want to encourage you to make this investment.  Even if you don’t partner with me to develop and manage your personal brand, it is my hope that you believe enough in yourself to find someone who can guide you on this pathway of self-discovery, self-development, and self-leadership.

Remember… no one wants a carbon copy.

Sign Up Today.

Click on the button below, set up your time to meet with me for your complementary half hour session.  You will meet with me, not someone of my team, with me personally.  But before you go ahead, there are 3 things I need to make sure you are aware of:

  1. You will be included in an exclusive circle of business leaders and entrepreneurs who receive advanced thinking solutions from me, personally, on a regular basis.
  2. I never exchange, sell, share or rent any of your details – never – Not to anyone at any time. It’s not negotiable.
  3. You have nothing to lose. If you receive no value from me, none at all, you can simply reverse your decision at any time and you’ve lost nothing.

So, go ahead, schedule your Complimentary half hour session now and get working on achieving results today.

Career Development: The Interview Experience

Finding a job in today’s environment continues to change and the interview experience is changing along with it.

How many of us would like to experience the interview, before the actual interview? Well now you can. No longer do you have sweat it out and lose sleep dreading the interview for that job you want. Connect with your career coach at Leaders Pathway, where we will create an actual interview experience for you. Practice makes perfect and our goal is to make your next interview as close to perfect, for you, than ever.

Every session, with us, is focused on you, your goals and your success. The value of Leaders Pathway, is that we bring that outsider perspective. We will work with you to identify all the potential questions that you could be asked in addition to developing the questions you should ask your interviewer.

We bring first-hand expertise with experience in both being the interviewer and being the interviewee. Has a potential company ever done a phone interview with you? We have experience in that process. How about having a panel face-to-face interview? Yep done that as well. Maybe it’s been a camera interview, like Skype or some other software? Fear not, we have you covered in that space too.

Your career development is too important to just wing it.

Our interview experience includes a number of key steps including, but not limited to:
  • Pre-interview prep
    • DISC profile assessment
    • Communication style
    • Resume review
    • Personal Branding
    • Dress for success
    • Interview Role Play
      • Sample Questions from interviewer
      • Interview answers
    • Interview questions (for the company)
    • Personal Coaching
  • Post-interview follow-up
    • Thank you letters
    • Interview assessment
    • Personal Branding
    • Follow-up process
    • Personal Coaching

Every interview is different and we work to ensure that your interview experience is unique to your prospective employer. Every simulation is tailored and designed to build your confidence and provide you with a path forward so that you get the job you desire. We are not your usual Career Coach. We bring your career plan to life with real hands-on preparation.

You will benefit from powerful interactive and practical training, supported by a Certified Business Coach.

So Let’s Get Started:

Click on the button below, set up your time to meet with me for your complementary half hour session.  You will meet with me, not someone of my team, with me personally.  But before you go ahead, there are 3 things I need to make sure you are aware of:

  1. You will be included in an exclusive circle of business leaders and professionals who receive advanced thinking solutions from me, personally, on a regular basis.
  2. I never exchange, sell, share or rent any of your details – never – ever. Not to anyone at any time. It’s not negotiable.
  3. You have nothing to lose. If you receive no value from me, none at all, you can simply reverse your decision at any time and you’ve lost nothing.

Go ahead, schedule your Complimentary half hour session now and get working on achieving results today.

We’ll always get back to you within one business day.