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  • 12/05/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    How Knowing Your Life Purpose Can Impact Your Next Career Move

    How knowing your life purpose can impact your next career move


    I had a phone call with an early career professional woman who’s been in the same office job for a few years. 
     
    She says she feels like she’s in limbo, she’s just there for the paycheck and at the end of every day she feels unfulfilled and purpose less.
     
    I asked her what’s stopping her from finding her dream job and she said that she needs to figure out her skills and she’s starting off with zero ideas for what she wants to do next.
     
    The problem here is that she has no idea what she wants to do so figuring out her skillset is not the best use of her time right now.  
     
    Before we do that we’ve got to go deeper, much deeper! 
     
    She needs to understand who she is at the core and identify her life purpose. 
     
    Think that sounds too woo-woo? Hold on, let me explain.
     
    Discovering your life purpose is going to help navigate and steer the ship towards a more fulfilling life and career.
     
    I’ve been inspired by a book recently written by Richard J. Leider called The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning In Your Life and Work  and he says,”purpose has a way of ordering time and energies around itself; that is the real power behind purpose! It often involves refocusing our work in order to bring out our talents and full potential”. 
     
    Your life purpose is about who you are, not what you do. It’s your reason for being and the impact you are having in others lives and on the world you live in.  

    Getting clear about your life purpose can be a powerful guide and driver towards what you really want from your work life. 

    And it can raise the stakes considerably and make you feel very powerful and committed to living your life on purpose.
     
    When you understand your life purpose you’re going to be drawn to careers that match your purpose and values and THEN around your favorite skills, strengths and experience.
     
    Think about it like a pyramid. Your Life Purpose and Values are the foundation and then you start building upwards from there. Your Ideal Life and Career is built upon:
     

    • Compensation/Reward
    • Ideal Organization & Environment
    • Ideal Working Day
    • Professional Experience
    • Favorite Skills & Professional Strengths
    • Interests and Passions

    Life Purpose and Values 
    Going about it this way you are going to avoid making the wrong career choice (again). It wipes away doubts because you’re building a life and career build upon this strong foundation
     
    This is how you build a purpose driven career, my friend! It just takes some deep inner work to get to the clarity and once you have clarity you can build the plan to get you there! 
     
    Here are a few prompts to get you thinking about your life purpose:

    1. If I won the lottery today, how would I choose to spend my time?
    2. What gets me out of bed in the morning?
    3. What kind of legacy do I want to leave behind?
    4. What do others often say about me? 

    Watch this video for more tips. In my example in the video, I explain how I’ve built my career around my life purpose statement which is helping people turn their dreams into a reality. I do that in my career coaching and I do that in all of my creative endeavors. That’s what gets me up and out of bed in the morning! The question for you now is: What gets you out of bed in the morning?

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    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here

    2. Download my “Purpose Driven Career Quiz” workbook: If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook “Purpose Driven Career Quiz” to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here  

    3. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    4. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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  • 12/05/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    How To Link Your Values To Unwanted Tasks

    How To Link Your Values To Unwanted Tasks

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not crazy about all the things I have to do in my job, especially analytics! 

    I’ve run away from it for most of my career by either having an analytics team do it for me or I’d find a willing co-worker who could help me with it.

    But, now that I have my own business I can’t run and hide anymore. I’ve realized that I have to learn this skill so that eventually I can hire and train someone else to do it for me. 

    How did I overcome the resistance and transform my mindset?

    I linked my values, bigger vision and life purpose to analytics! When you can link the task to something bigger outside of yourself, it will give it more meaning and purpose, which ultimately creates more flow and less resistance. 

    Learning analytics is going to allow me to grow my business, be more efficient with time and money so that I can serve more young professionals! 

    This calmed me down enough to get back to the spreadsheet with a refreshed state of mind. 

    Is there is a task or project at work (or life or business) that you want to run away and hide from?  I suggest checking in with your values, your bigger vision and life purpose to see how you can link them to the task or project at hand.

     
    Watch this video to see how I did it.


     

     
    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here

    2. Download my “Purpose Driven Career Quiz” workbook: If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook “Purpose Driven Career Quiz” to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here

    3. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    4. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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  • 11/17/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    How Self Reflection Can Create More Confidence and Inspiration During a Career Transition

    How Self Reflection Can Create More Confidence and Inspiration During a Career Transition

     

    Are you currently wanting to pursue a new career path, but not feeling confident in yourself or is your future career vision unclear?

    The first step towards gaining clarity in the career puzzle is taking some time to reflect on your career journey so far so you can fully appreciate and learn from the up’s and down’s.

    To start career reflecting you can yourself questions like:

    • What were the qualities within me that drove me forward during the stressful times?
    • When was a time I "failed", but got right back up again? What qualities were within me that keep me going? What motivated me?
    • What were some big wins that I achieved at work that made me feel confident in my abilities?

    Take some time to look at each life and career transition under a microscope and try to understand the lessons learned from lows and highs, the failures, successes and wins. If you  don’t take time to do this before you make a change, you will:

    – risk making the wrong career choice again, running from one bad situation into another.

    – not fully appreciate all that you’ve accomplished and miss the opportunity to gain insight and confidence in yourself, your skills, strengths and natural abilities.

    – be less able to evaluate new opportunities if you don’t understand how you reacted to past opportunities.

    – be less likely to develop your career in the way you want to, especially if you don’t understand the experience you have had and what you’ve learned about what you like and don’t like.

    Click here to watch the video:

    To your future,

    Kori

    Founder & Head Career Coach at Purpose Driven Careers

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

     
    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 
     
    2. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook: If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 
     
    3. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>>  Click Here
     
    4. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply
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  • 09/04/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    Purpose Driven Career Case Study: Katelyn’s Career Change From Law Into Chief of Staff

    Purpose Driven Career Case Study: Katelyn’s Career Change From Law Into Chief of Staff

    Katelyn knew she wanted to change careers from Law into something more meaningful and less stressful, but was unclear on what that could be. During the career exploration phase she started her own side hustle, helping sober New Yorkers find interesting and fun things to do that doesn’t revolve around alcohol. (@soberinnyc)

    Through the Career Clarity Method, she was able to boil all these career ideas down into one viable career direction that feels aligned with her values, skills and future vision.

    Katelyn shares, "I went into the program really trying to figure out what I wanted to do next. I was practicing law at the time and after about nine years between law school and working in the legal field, I knew that it wasn’t the right environment for me and the type of work I wanted to do. The day-to-day work and the structure of working in a law firm was stressful and most days I felt like I was going to have a panic attack. I was also bored with the work itself – the legal field hasn’t evolved much in decades, and a lot of the work is monotonous – sitting in your office alone writing, with little interaction with people. I couldn’t imagine doing it forever. I wanted something that was more dynamic and creative! I knew I wanted to do something different, but law isn’t a career that’s easy to transition out of because it’s so specific.

    The only concern I had going in was making sure that I could figure out what I wanted to do next. Over the past six months working with Kori, I figured out exactly the direction I want to go! I’m now crafting a position for a company as a Chief of Staff to support their leadership team where I can do more creative work with leadership, while bringing in the skills I’ve used as a lawyer. I’ve also started a new Instagram in the sobriety community in New York (@soberinnyc), which has helped me narrow down companies I want to work for, like non-alcoholic beverage brands and modern recovery programs. In addition, I hope to franchise my favorite yoga studio to bring it to New York, which feels more realistic now that I’m not tied down to working in a law firm. I’m feeling more confident connecting with people in these fields and sharing my ideas and plans for what’s next; whereas before I wasn’t really talking about it because I was so wrapped up in my legal career that I didn’t know where to start. I don’t feel any guilt or regret about saying I don’t want to practice law, which feels so freeing!

    If you’re considering this program and looking to find something more purpose-driven, it truly helps you do that because you’re not focusing on what jobs are available now and if your skills fit into it and getting the resume done. It’s more about figuring out what you want, the skills you enjoy using, where you want to make an impact and then finding opportunities that match that".

    Listen in on our interview and find out what could be possible to you if you were to invest in yourself and your future!

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook: If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     

    1. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply
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  • 08/27/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    How To Turn a Perceived Career Weakness Into a Super Power

    How To Turn a Perceived Career Weakness Into a Super Power

    Recently I was coaching one of my Purpose Driven Career clients and we were diving into her strengths and weaknesses.

    She loves to solve problems and create solutions and if there is no problem to solve, she becomes unmotivated. For the longest time, she saw this as a weakness that she needed to overcome.

    As her coach, I could see this as a leadership skill. I saw her with a CEO mindset and suggested that this isn’t a problem, but a superpower! She was blown away by this realization and I could see her excitement about this new found clarity.

    The other challenge is that when she identifies a problem to solve, she wants to offer the solution. When she has done this in the past to colleagues and/or upper management her passion is perceived as anger. She admits that she does go into these meetings in fight mode, fists up (a childhood pattern we had uncovered).

    This is simply a skill that needs to be developed. Not something she has to live with for the rest of her life. I suggested she sign up for either a public speaking course or try a Toastmasters class to get support and feedback so she can work on her presentation skills and how she can come across with passion, rather than with anger.

    Working on this challenge now is going to set her up for success in the future.

    How can you turn one of your perceived career weaknesses into a super power?

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 

    2. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook: If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

    3. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    4. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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  • 08/20/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    Purpose Driven Career Case Study: How Jessica Turned her Career Dreams Into a Reality

    Purpose Driven Career Case Study: How Jessica Turned her Career Dreams Into a Reality

    I am a career coach who loves helping young professionals find and land more purpose driven work that aligns with their values, interests and passions and the skills they enjoy using all while making an impact in the world.

    I want to introduce you to Jessica, who just completed the Purpose Driven Career program. Learn about Jessica’s journey towards finding career clarity and how she stepped into and is now fully owning being an author and turning her childhood career dream into a reality.

    Within 4 months of working together she’s written a book called "Women In Time and Space" and is now writing a mystery novel series and a book on Reflection.

    This is what can happen in 4 months when you decide to dedicate your time and energy into your career growth. Career dreams do come true!

    Watch our interview here:

    "Before I decided to join the program I was burned out. I’m self employed and I love what I do, but I was at the end of my bandwidth and started thinking, is this what I want to be doing five to ten years down the road?

    I realized I needed somebody to talk things out with and give me some guidance in figuring out what the next five to ten years look like for me. 

    Should I continue on my career path? I’ve always wanted to write fiction and non fiction books, but I had this belief that I could not make enough money to support my family as an author. I just really needed to explore it and look at it from all angles and start making some more conscious proactive decisions around it.

    Fast forward 4 months and my tiny tiny little book is coming out next month with a mystery novel series in the works! The biggest transformation was once I made the decision to step in fully as an author, I said, "okay this is it! This is the direction. It’s all or nothing now and I’m moving forward with it in a very serious way". 

    The three biggest results from the program was getting crystal clear on the direction over the next five to ten years, which was absolutely huge! And then stepping into that author role in a very real way. The other thing was the mindset shift, which was like a flywheel, once it got going it just kind of perpetuated. I feel transformed on the other side of it and it’s amazing!

    If you are on the fence about taking this program and unclear on your career direction this will give you the clarity that you need.  It’s such an interesting and amazing process to go through. You look at not just your career trajectory, but your whole life, your childhood, your dreams. It’s a whole picture, the whole person of who you are and what your skills are and what you could possibly do. I’d say if you’re unclear in any way on your career path this is such a good process to go through just to get that clarity."

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career: 

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook: If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     

    1. Work with me privately If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply
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  • 07/31/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    How To Make a Stand For What You Want and Need In Your Career

     How To Make a Stand For What You Want and Need In Your Career 

    Where are you feeling a loss of power in your job?

    What actions can you take to get what you need?

    One of my clients recently came to a session STRESSED OUT! She’s been working in advertising for the last few years and has been working herself into the ground. She comes off as confident, but on the inside she’s riddled with anxiety.

    Her anxiety is her motivator. She is recognized by upper management for her talent and hard work, but because of this she is thrown new tasks, projects and responsibilities regularly, which often fuels her anxiety even more.

    The problem is that her salary and job title doesn’t reflect these new responsibilities and she isn’t getting the type of mentorship support she needs in order to truly grow into the new role. She’s stressed most days which bleeds into her weekends. She feels like she’s being taken advantage of.

    Last year, she interviewed and got a job offer with a title increase and big salary jump at another advertising company. She brought the offer back to her direct boss to negotiate a raise and a promotion. Her boss obviously wanted her to stay and promised her she could match it. In result, she was happy to give up the other offer and stay put.

    Weeks and months went by and the company kept putting it off until the pandemic hit. Soon after, the company made a blanket statement to all employees that there will be no raises in the foreseeable future.

    Her job continues to be high stress, they keep piling on more responsibility (whether she likes it or not) and is left to her own devices and resourcefulness to figure it out on her own.

    I asked her what the cost is to the company. Time? Money? She thought about it and said, "there is no cost to the company. The cost is on me! I wake up stressed every day. I don’t have time for my friends and fun in my life. I’m on call all weekend and I work on Sunday".

    I told her that this is a BIG professional growth opportunity to stand up for herself and ask for what she deserves and not to be deterred because of outside circumstances, like a pandemic.

    As I write this, we are busy dissecting her role and finding every single career success story she’s ever had at the company. We’re adding numbers and percentages, money and time saved, money earned, client satisfaction, etc.

    Then we’re going to compare what her job was when she started 3 years ago and what it is now in order to literally show the difference on paper.

    Once we have these materials, she will see her worth, which will give her confidence to go into the meeting with her boss and present her case for getting a raise and promotion.

    Does any of this sound familiar to you?

    If so, think about where you are feeling a loss of power in your job. Where are there growth opportunities for you to take action on in order to get what you need?

    The first step is to prepare.

    The second step is to ask.

    If you don’t ask, you won’t receive!

    If you ask and don’t receive, it’s probably time to move on.

    Tell us what actions you are going to take to get what you need in your career in the private Purpose Driven Careers Facebook group so we can hold you accountable!

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook: f you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     

    1. Work with me privately If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply
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  • 07/15/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    Let’s Talk About Career Weaknesses

    Let’s Talk About Career Weaknesses

     

    For most of my career I successfully dodged numbers and analytics.  I had always known this was an area I needed to improve on. I took classes in Omniture and Google analytics and thought I had an ok grasp on it until I landed a promotion as the Head of Music for a mobile entertainment company. 

    One day, I got called into the President’s office because my boss was out on vacation and he needed to see data for a certain campaign with specific numbers. I didn’t know what he was talking about or how to even get that data. 

    I stood in his office staring at him like a deer caught in headlights and I could feel the sweat dripping down my face. I was alone with no one to back me up. It sounded to me as if he was speaking in a foreign language. This was on a Friday afternoon and he told me he needed to have the answer by Monday morning. 

    Luckily, we had an analytics team who was able to walk me through the basics and the numbers and data that he was looking for. The analytics team put a sophisticated report together and they were able to walk me through it and share what the data represented. 

    In this particular case, the answer wasn’t good, but luckily, that wasn’t my fault! But, from there, I understood it and could make recommendations for improving our marketing campaigns. 

    The important lessons I learned from that experiences was to:

    1) understand the basics

    2) understand the bigger picture and WHY we needed those certain numbers 

    3) not be afraid to ask questions and for support in order to be better at my job.

    This is also great to think about because if you’re in the process of interviewing this is a VERY common question. It’s important to be able to share the weakness, how you overcame it and recognize the areas where you need to upgrade your skills and how you’re taking the steps to address them.

    What is your greatest weakness and how have you overcome it or how are you dealing with it now? Please leave a comment and share your wisdom!

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook: f you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     

    1. Work with me privately If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply
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  • 06/26/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    Confused About Your Next Career Step? 5 Action Steps To Take Today To Get Unstuck and Find More Purpose

    Confused About Your Next Career Step? 5 Action Steps To Take Today To Get Unstuck and Find More Purpose

    I work with many early – mid corporate professionals who’ve been in the same job for years who are unhappy and unfulfilled and stuck. 

    It’s a common complaint, which sits on the surface. 

    When I dig deeper and ask what’s the difference they’re making in their job, many don’t know or can’t see or haven’t thought about it. 

    Finding purpose in the work you do every day is one of the keys to finding happiness in work and life.  

    I had a conversation recently with someone working in high luxury jewelry who said he "just fell into" many years ago. 

    At first, it was an exciting opportunity and checked a lot of boxes. He helped rebuild the company after bankruptcy, he was jet setting to various places around the world and earning a high salary, but eventually, the shine wore off.  

    He realized that selling jewelry to the top 1% left him feeling empty. The environment, industry and team had become toxic. 

    The impact it’s having on him now is high stress and constant worry. This often it bleeds into his weekend because he’s always tied to his phone, which affects his family time. 

    He finally awoke to a desire to make a career change. He wants to figure out how to use his skills, strengths and experience to make a difference where it really matters. 

    The problem is he’s confused about his next career step. He’s dealing with mental roadblocks and confidence issues. He looks on job boards, but can’t find anything that fires him up, so he starts applying for similar jobs, but he gets very few responses. He’s stuck.

    It’s easy to get stuck in the groove of firing off resumes to get out of one bad situation. It’s sometimes easier to stay. And before you know it, years go by and you are still stuck in the same mental loops.  Does this sound too familiar?

    Before blasting off resumes, take a step back, dig a little deeper and think about what it is you really want in your future. 

    1. Think about the bigger impact you’d like to make through your work. Would it be to work with an animal rescue to find homes for stays or align with an ad agency who focuses on social causes or a health tech start up saving lives?
    2. Know your top 3 favorite skills and how you can apply those into other industries and job roles.
    3. Dig into your past professional experience and figure out how your experience sets you apart from other professionals in the workforce.
    4. Come up with a list of 5 dream companies, non profits, causes where you’d like to apply your skills and experience. Find them on Linkedin, look for opportunities and start making connections.
    5. Watch this free Masterclass "How To Land A Dream Job With Purpose Even If Your Soul Sucking Job Eats Up Your Monday Through Friday".

    I’d love to hear the after effects of your actions, please share in the comment section below and join The Purpose Driven Career Facebook group to get support and build community with other like-minded professionals like yourself!

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

     

    1. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     

    1. Work with me privately If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply
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  • 05/28/2020 - Kori Burkholder 0 Comments
    Career Transition Case Study: From Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff

    Career Transition Case Study: From Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff

    "I dug myself out of business debt, secured a bridge job earning a great salary, later landing my dream job as Chief of Staff for a beverage start up company making my first 6-figure salary!" – Becky M, graduate of Purpose Driven Career program

    Entering into the coaching program, I thought I would emerge with a clear picture of "yes, I am pursuing X job now at X salary" and I was worried things were going to be to vague and I wouldn’t see actionable results. 

    That was not the case. I got organized. Kori helped me prioritize what matters and once I began working with her, things started falling into place because of the steps we were building on in my sessions.

    I solved a lot of problems around closing my business, dug myself out of business debt, secured a bridge job earning a great salary, later landing my dream job as Chief of Staff for a beverage start up company making my first 6-figure salary! 

    I see now after the process that I got a bigger picture result out of it. I gained clarity about my strengths and wants as a professional and was able to clearly see patterns emerge around both what I’m good at, and also around what I enjoy doing. This has helped tremendously in job searching but also in my current role. 

    Before I felt like I was trying to adapt myself to job descriptions instead of knowing confidently what it was I really wanted in my next role. I now have a working blueprint of my skills and goals, which continues to help me make decisions. 

    My mind shifted and I was able to focus on the steps knowing there was a genuinely positive person encouraging me and holding me accountable. The little steps each week made all the difference in getting me through the transition with more confidence, support and better tools at my disposal. 

    Even one year after the program, I still use my blueprint which helps me quickly evaluate professional opportunities that come up and I feel so much more confident because I know what I have to offer and what I’m looking for which bolsters my communication when speaking to potential employers, recruiters and even my current boss.

    The Career Clarity Method is approachable and a great way to evaluate where you are and where you want to go. Everyone can benefit from that at all stages and I can’t think of a better person to guide someone through the process. 

    Kori is approachable, patient and positive. I’ve had other coaches that spend sessions lecturing or giving their advice, where I’ve left feeling unheard. Kori patiently listened to where I’m at with things, asked great questions, and at the end I felt like I had more insight about myself and my professional journey.

    Your sessions with Kori will always be fruitful, but doing the work outside of your sessions leads to the most beneficial work in your sessions. If you’re looking for bells and whistles with a quick fix, then that’s a dime a dozen coach in NYC. But if you want someone who will listen, guide your process for real self-awareness with a plan for real change and reflection, then I can’t recommend Kori enough!  

    Watch the full interview with Becky here.

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here

    2. Download my "Find Your Next Career Calling" workbook If you’re a 20-something professional millennial struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my workbook and get to know yourself and desires on a much deeper level>>> Click Here

    3. Join our FREE Career Trailblazers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professional millennials who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    4. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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