The Authentic Career: Following the Path of Self-Discovery to Professional Fulfillment

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New World Library, Sep 24, 2010 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Many people experience some degree of job dissatisfaction. But figuring out whether they should change themselves — or change jobs — isn't easy. Drawing on her business background, training as a social worker, and years as an executive coach, Maggie Craddock outlines a therapeutic process that carefully separates what the reader wants and needs from the often-frustrating demands of family and work. The author believes that identifying authentic career goals and strategies requires a careful examination of one's inner life. She clearly outlines the four-stage process — beginning with the Awareness Stage and ending with the Integration Stage — and includes exercises, examples, and inspirational quotes. Craddock gently guides the reader through the process, illustrating each stage with real-life examples, including stories from Fortune 500 CEOs and professional women returning to the workforce after having children. Ultimately a very hopeful book, The Authentic Career is a welcome companion on anyone’s career path.
 

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Still a fabulous resource for all career navigators! This book is one of the best career guides I have ever seen!
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Maggie Craddock has done executive coaching with clients at all levels on the professional spectrum – from people reaching the Vice Presidential ranks for the first time to Fortune 500 CEOs. She has been featured on CNBC, National Public Radio and quoted in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Ms. Craddock has also been the author of several nationally syndicated articles on behavioral dynamics in the workplace, and her work has been discussed in Oprah Magazine. She was recently a panelist at Deutsche Bank’s annual Women on Wall Street conference and is a regular speaker at leadership conferences for her corporate clients. Before pursing her career as an executive coach, Maggie worked for over a decade on both the buy side and the sell side of the financial services industry. As a Portfolio Manager at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Ms. Craddock managed $3 billion in short-term global assets. She received two Lipper Awards for top mutual fund performance: Best Short-Term Multi Market Income Fund, ranked #1 by Lipper in a universe of 77 funds, and Best World Income Fund over $1 billion in size, ranked #1 by Lipper in a universe of 7 funds. In her spare time, Maggie pursues her passionate interest in visiting the great trees of the world. She has gone across the country to learn about, photograph and sketch trees in national forests, botanical gardens and along nature trails. Maggie is happiest when she is settled under an amazing tree with her journal, a stack of good books and some precious hours of unstructured time. Maggie received a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, specializing in Capital Markets. She also received an MSW from New York University and is an Ackerman certified family therapist. Ms. Craddock holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College. She also serves on the Women’s Leadership Board for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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