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August 2021 Career News

This month’s career news has celebration written all over it! The summer market has remained hot and shows that all signs point to “go” for continuing this momentum through the fall hiring cycle.

We’ve helped 30, yes THIRTY, clients navigate interview gauntlets and offer negotiations in the past 41 days. That’s about one new job per business day. Yes, it makes my life absolutely insane, and it’s about the most fun chaos you can imagine in my line of work.

We also crossed a big milestone in the year because this surge pushed us over the 100-new-jobs-for-clients mark. WHEW!

Perhaps what’s even more interesting than the job market, as if something could be more fascinating than this continued growth, is the start-up market. According to this article from the New York Times, registration for new businesses surged in 2020 and hit an all-time high.

“Americans filed paperwork to start 4.3 million businesses last year, according to data from the Census Bureau, a 24 percent increase from the year before and by far the most in the decade and a half that the government has kept track.”

Not only is this hope for a resilient economy, but it gets my entrepreneurial spirit humming like nobody’s business!

What’s even better? Applications continue to increase this year, and we’re doing a few things to play our small part in enabling this start-up boom.

Over the past year, I’ve helped nearly 30 entrepreneurs conceptualize, start, and grow their businesses. There’s nothing more exciting to me than creating your own career path, and this is just one more way to #inspireconfidentprofessionals.

In fact, in another tidbit of fun news, I’ve created a new program called The Converting Coach. It’s aimed at helping coaches and service-based consultants grow business into career-like consistency and salary-like income.

I’m currently curating the inaugural class, starting in September. If your interest is piqued by this paragraph, respond to this email. I have a few coveted seats left in that launch cohort, and one could have your name on it.

There’s never a dull moment around here (in case you were wondering)!

Your friend and coach,


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