Strategic Leadership Engagement
for the New Normal
The Definitive Mentoring Program
for Leaders, Executives, and Consultants Who Want to ACCELERATE Out of the Pandemic Chaos
Now accepting applications for the next 8-week session to begin in August, 2020
First, the award-winning book; now the virtual mentoring program
"Donn LeVie has redefined excellence in the career management book category. Get ready to dog-ear the pages in Strategic Career Engagement, highlight major sections, take copious notes in the margins and get into massive action using this step by step portable mentor, advisor, and coach as your guide."
David Newman, CSP, Best-Selling Author, Marketing Coach and Consultant
Are You Prepared for Professional Success in the Coming New Normal?
Remember the last recession in 2007? Remember that feeling of not knowing whether you’d be going to the office for a day’s work or being asked to head down to HR when you arrived?
Companies were cutting discretionary spending, dealing with customer and client retention, trying to keep layoffs to a minimum...
Are you ready for the post-pandemic business MindShift?
Make no mistake, this current pandemic has forced a reset for the way we do business going forward. There will be adjustments to entire business paradigms as the “work environment” and the “office” undergo radical change. Then there are the more profound challenges as companies work through immediate, near-term priorities, such as these shown in the 5 Stages of Dealing with Chaos.
You have to see ahead on the road where your expertise and opportunity will meet. Hall of Fame professional hockey great Wayne Gretzky said it best: “Don’t go to where the puck is; go to where it’s going to be.”
Trouble is, with so many people having been furloughed or laid off, there are 40 million people as of May 28, 2020 also going to where the puck is going to be. Having the right experience, expertise, and skills will continue to be essential, but whether you’re planning on returning as an employee, contractor, or consultant, there’s more to it than that because:
Candidates engaging a variety of decision makers in social media channels will have an advantage - even in a recession
You'll likely need more transferable skills in the New Normal - after the dust settles
You still must rise above the hiring process noise to get noticed – even during tough times
You still need a long-term strategy to avoid panic-based approaches you’ve fallen back on in the past – even with an uncertain future in front of you
Without a strategy that incorporates the psychology (and vocabulary) of influence, you’re just another candidate in a long list of wanna-bes -- even with stellar credentials
Without an engagement and connection strategy, you’re just another voice in the crowd
Without first establishing familiarity, trust, and likeability with decision makers, you’re just a stranger vying for their attention
The future value of your branded expertise is more important than what you’ve done in the past –- even when all you can focus on is what’s happening NOW
Going forward you’ll need a bullet-proof process for rendering other candidates irrelevant to decision makers –- and make you the last person standing
Work in the future will require MindShifts TODAY
Even before the current pandemic crisis, nearly three in four CEOs said that changes in the nature of work would prompt them to lay off workers in the next three to five years, according to a recent survey of employers. Many companies were already planning to help displaced workers regroup, retool and land a new job, according to the survey, which looked at 400 companies with at least 100 employees.
As competition for jobs, clients, and customers increases in intensity (and maybe scarcity), there’s three overarching reasons someone decides to do business with you, hire you, or buy from you: 1. They like you; 2. They trust you; 3. They believe you can help them get what they want or need better than anyone else. That’s it. Period.
It’s not about what you did 3 years ago at Company XYZ; it’s about how your expertise will contribute to the strategic objectives of the organization going forward, AND how well you can articulate that value – even during tough times.
Can you convey that aspect of who you are: the confident, high-achieving professional who is armed with problem-solving expertise companies have a need for—even when you think no one is hiring?
Can you afford not to be prepared for emerging opportunities as companies accelerate out of the chaos?
Don’t wait for the “all clear” order to be given before pursuing your acceleration out of this or any crisis, because you don’t know when that will happen. Just like you can’t predict the bottom in a stock market drop, you can’t call it here either. But it will come to pass, and when it does, decision makers will be looking for professionals just like you ready to work in the New Normal.
The Strategic Leadership Engagement Virtual Mentoring Program is Now OPEN
The Strategic Leadership Engagement Virtual Mentoring Program shows you exactly what you need to say and what you need to do. You won’t be in a better position to leverage your expertise, your value, or your experience as your career progresses.
There’s no better time than NOW to prepare to come out of the gate strong so that you…
Get into the heads of decision makers and hiring managers to keep your branded value and expertise top of mind and head up the preference list.
Raise you likeability factor with decision makers and hiring managers to rise above the chatter and noise from other candidates
Lock down an iron-clad strategy with your stellar accomplishments and professional platform to snag the interest, attention and preference of decision makers
Sell the future benefits of your expertise with your cover letter giving hiring managers and decision makers no choice but to bring you in for an interview—before seeing your résumé
Incorporate advanced résumé strategies to let decision makers know they’re getting the problem solver and solutions provider who can help them get what they want or need
Fine-tune your job interview performance strategy to provide the right responses to questions and ask questions that put YOU in future scenarios working with decision makers
Seal the deal with a post-interview strategy to allow social proof of your expertise to resonate with decision makers all the way to an offer
Apply 6 key personal characteristics to enjoy a successful, rewarding career
In short, you’ll get the results and outcomes that will serve you for your entire professional career.
Go long on yourself. Take the next step right now to put your success into a higher trajectory. You’ll be in position for the challenges that await as companies emerge from the chaos seeking your branded value and expertise.
1. Click on the "Apply" tab in the menu above. This link will remain active until the day the program begins. Be sure to complete the application and submit it first, then schedule your 30-minute Strategy call with Donn on the same web page.
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