Career Transition (8-week course)

Career Transition: Finding Your Authentic Path

medium_6585721457Date & Time: 1/26/2015 – 3/23/2015

Mondays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (No class on 2/16)
Location: 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105

 

January is the perfect time to start anew. If you’ve been considering a career transition or simply dissatisfied at your current position but aren’t sure which way to pivot, this is the course for you!

 

Whether we like it or not, life is full of changes….some larger than others. When  you face a fork in the  road, and you must make a major career decision,  how do you negotiate this with grace and courage?

This 8-week course is created specifically to support professionals facing major decisions. It’s an interactive course combining self-exploration lessons, group support, and mindfulness to help you through this journey.

In this course, we’ll drill down in a playful way in order to help you answer the following questions:

 

  • What makes you feel alive and inspired?

  • What is your mission in life?

  • How would you describe your purpose-driven life?

  • What would a purpose driven life look like for you?

 

About the Course

In this course, you’ll gain the tools necessary to tackle your career transition with confidence. You’ll learn how to:

  • Redefine obstacles as opportunities

  • Connect with your inner wisdom and resilience

  • Discover your genius

  • Clearly articulate your expertise

  • Easily flow through transition

  • Gain confidence in stepping out of your comfort zone

  • Cope with stress and anxiety through mindfulness practice

This is an experiential course; not a lecture series. The answers to moving gracefully through any transition lie within you. We’ll create a safe space so that you can slow down, become silent, and hear your own answers.

 

Is This Course Right for You?

This course is for you if you are a professional…

  • Climbing the corporate ladder

  • Leaving your job

  • Considering switching careers

  • Unemployed and searching for a new job

  • Starting your own business

  • Looking for a meaningful and fulfilling career

  • Working, but not at the job you love

 

What This Course Offers

Finding Your Genius

Do you spend all of your energy on trying to do what you feel you “should” be good at instead of what comes naturally? It can be difficult to find a career that uses and enhances our natural aptitudes.

Often, discovering our purpose – our true calling – can be challenging and painfully slow, especially if left to an unguided process of trial and error.  It can also be a bit frightening, as we feel alone in our efforts. But, with the proper support in a safe environment, the process of self-discovery can be accelerated and less threatening.

 

Your Inner Strength and Resilience

Do you struggle with feeling “not good enough?” Do you sometimes feel like an imposter? When considering your options, do you feel debilitated by anxiety or fear? These are very common thoughts and feelings for professionals going through transition.

But, you can overcome these negative feelings by learning how to tap into your inner  strength. You’ll be able to respond to fear and doubt with self-acceptance and move forward. We’ll explore ways of working with the negative inner chatter and separate ourselves from our negative thoughts. We’ll also discuss ways we can cultivate and increase our resilience.

 

Doing vs. Being

 

Successful professionals place a huge importance on doing. We’re constantly racing, struggling to meet deadlines, and reaching for the next big win.  

When was the last time you paused to consider what you’re striving for?

Are you actually placing your attention on those things that truly matter? In this course, we’ll pause and practice being – in this moment, here and now.

 

About Career Transition

Moving through a career transition requires that you become clear about the next best step for you.  It’s an opportunity to build a career that is challenging, meaningful and inspiring. This course gives you the space and focus to clearly understand your genius and align the work that you do, to the work that you are meant to do.

 


 

Jeena ChoAbout Jeena Cho

 

Jeena Cho is a founding partner at JC Law Group PC, a bankruptcy law firm in San Francisco, CA. She is the author of LexisNexis guide, How to Manage Your Law Office. She is currently writing The Anxious Lawyer (ABA), which is scheduled for publication in mid 2015. This book is a practical guide to cultivating a mindfulness practice to reduce stress and anxiety.

Jeena is passionate about helping lawyers cultivate a legal practice that supports their well-being. In addition to her legal practice, Jeena practices and teaches mindfulness meditation. She has given talks on cultivating self-compassion at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and has lectured on cultivating a joyful legal career at Golden Gate University, School of Law.

She is an adjunct professor at The University of San Francisco School of Law. She holds a J.D. and B.A. from University at Buffalo.

 

Jennifer McClanahan-FlintAbout Jennifer McClanahan-Flint

Jennifer McClanahan-Flint is a Family and Career Strategist. Through her Leverage to Lead Programs, she helps high-achieving working women build careers that are flexible, fulfilling, and financially rewarding.  

Before starting her own practice, Jennifer worked as a law firm administrator and human resource professional for more than 15 years. After her success in the corporate world, she shifted her focus to provide a deeper level of service to high-achieving professional working women to help them obtain the autonomy and financial security they need to thrive in their careers and still feel like they have a life.

Jennifer has worked with clients from Citibank, Skadden, Morgan Lewis, Foley & Lardner, USC, the Bar Association of San Francisco and Bloomberg Philanthropies to name a few.

She holds a BA in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.


 

Praise for Jeena and Jennifer

 

I loved [Jeena’s class] –it has brought me to the path of mindfulness in my day to day life as a practicing attorney.

-Sarah Van Voorhis, Family Law Attorney

 

I loved that [Jeena’s class] was a safe space for everyone to connect and talk about their experiences. I also really enjoyed the meditations that were part of the class, and the ongoing discussions.

Allison Elgart, Legal Director, Equal Justice Society

 

Jennifer helped me take my career to the next level with a vision that was greater than what I saw for myself.  Her strategy didn’t require more work, it required focus and clarity.

-Evelyn Kim, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

 

While working with Jennifer I became reacquainted with what makes me tick.  She got me focused on my core values that led me into the field of law, which gave me a new

perspective from which to evaluate job opportunities. She also gave me tools for finding and landing the right opportunity.

 

While working together, I came across a job referral that offered flexibility and would allow me to move forward in my career. Jennifer helped me prepare for the interview process. I got the job, and just finished my first month. I couldn’t be happier. I like the work. This would not have happened without Jennifer.  

-Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Of Counsel, Gordon and Reese

 

 

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