20 Years Experience

Susan Chritton

Coach Message

I am an Executive Career Coach, Master Personal Brand Strategist, and author of Personal Branding for Dummies. I guide mid to senior level professionals looking to engage their authentic self in the world by looking within to discover not just what they can do but who they are. Clients come to me when they are strengthening their careers inside an organization, are in career transition, or when they need to jump start a new career path. Most of my clients are seasoned professionals looking to more fully use all of who they are in the world of work and have achieved much success already. My special expertise is with attorneys and professional services. With my wealth of credentials and extensive experience in career development, I am able to draw on my ability to identify each individual's uniqueness and then arrange the variables in his or her life to map out a strategic direction.

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With Susan's guidance and expertise in career development, you will appreciate her safe, solid approach during your time of transition.

A strategist with a creative and pragmatic approach to career development, Susan helps her clients envision their next career or life phase and take action.

Susan contributes many hours outside of client meeting time to support you in your career process.

- Gain a better understanding of your authentic self to use your strengths in your career.

- Improve your career skills and be a brand worthy of remark.

- Learn how to differentiate what you offer to be more successful.

- Build a strong online identity through LinkedIn.

Coaching sessions, assessments, resume review, online presence, creation of a marketing plan, interviewing & negotiations

Career Coaching

Discovery

Prepare for what’s next

  • Managing transitions
  • Find your passion
  • Know your strengths
  • Discuss career options
  • Change industries/job functions

Job Search

Land your dream job

  • Resume/LinkedIn/cover letter
  • Job search execution
  • Target companies/industries
  • Interviewing preparation
  • Networking
  • Compensation

Susan strongly believes that we evolve throughout our lives. At different periods we focus on differing aspects of our career and our personal life. What she loves about what she does is that Susan helps people every day bring various aspects of their lives together – helping them find balance, work towards their goals, and live a more satisfying life. As an Executive Coach, Susan uses Personal Branding methodologies, combined with her skill as a Master Career Counselor, a Career Management Fellow and a Certified Master Coach from the Hudson Institute to bring direction, creativity and renewed enthusiasm to professionals.

She engages her personal mission to, “educate and empower others to use their gifts in the world” in every expression of her work. Susan is the skilled partner that helps her client’s transition from who they have been into who they want to become. Her process supports her clients once they decide to take an active role in the direction of their life. She draws on her ability to identify each individual's uniqueness and then arrange the variables to map out a strategic direction.

When she is engaged as a coach, she partners to guide her clients toward a more authentic and meaningful career that makes the most of who they are, not just what they can do. Susan is the Facilitator for the Reach Personal Branding certification programs. She enjoys working with and mentoring coaches -- guiding them to align their brand with their business so that they can increase their success and satisfaction.

Her book, Personal Branding for Dummies, was the #1 personal branding book on Amazon for over 18 months. She is a frequent speaker on Personal Branding throughout the country. Susan holds a Master of Education from St. Mary's College, a Post-Master's Certificate in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University, a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University, and is a Certified Master Coach of the Hudson Institute. Her professional certifications include: Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), Career Management Fellow Practitioner (CMF), Reach Master Personal Branding Strategist, and Certified Social Media Career Strategist. Actively embodying the principles of work/life blending,

Susan is involved in organizations that support her community including the President’s Leadership Council for John F. Kennedy University. Susan spends her free time enjoying her family, crafting something new in the kitchen, partaking in book clubs, traveling the world, and riding her red Vespa.

Personal Branding

James was the President of a multi-national corporation. He had recently been transferred to the United

States and felt he did not have the kind of visibility and network that he would like to have in order to

progress his career in the future. He knew that he would like to take on a CEO role. He reached out to

me to help him build his personal brand, improve his internal leadership, and build his visibility.

We worked through the personal branding process where he spent several months looking at who he

was, what he valued, what his strengths were and how he enjoyed using them, and we conducted a 360

survey to those that he worked with as well as friends and family. Once we gathered this data, we put

together a communication plan that he implemented inside his company as well as through his LinkedIn

presence. He then concentrated on building his brand ecosystem that included everything around him.

His career boomed and he received rave reviews with every meeting and negotiation that he

participated in. He became a sought after executive in his industry and feels very happy with how he has

managed his career.



Career Transition

Karen was an in-house counsel attorney for a corporation where she specialized in employment law. She

came to me when she felt she needed something more in her career than what she was getting. She

questioned if she still wanted to be an attorney, if corporate life worked for her anymore, and if she

could better manager her personal time so that she had some balance in her life.

Through our work together Karen was able to better understand what she needed at this time in her life

from both her work and her personal life. She first made small changes in her workplace to feel better

about working there and eventually left the company to work for a smaller, more interesting company.

She took on a dual-position as a Director of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel. Within a year she

had taken over so much of the legal work for the company that they asked her to take on the General

Counsel role full time. She loves her job and has been able to reprioritize her life.

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Reviews


Outstanding!

Nancy R. D.

I went to Susan a few years back to see what I should do with my life after having taking some time off work to stay home with my children. I was somewhat skeptical to go to a "career coach" after a long career already. She has excellent counseling skills, a simplistic methodology and I felt she was advocating for me and yet allowed to make the career choice that was best for me. Her encouragement and advice helped me back into the work force back at my former career. I attribute my success to her at finding the right place for me to her. I highly recommend Susan without reservation.

Extremely Effective!

Richard C.

Susan easily becomes a long term colleague and someone who always provides advice and help in the most effective manner. Her knowledge is very much a part of her life's work that she is a Natural, and someone you know will always be available. Susan's work with many transitional professionals was performed with "professional enthusiasm" unlike an counselor available. Susan brings sincerity, understanding and perceptive to those that she guides through difficult times while influencing and advising in a very effective manner.

I highly recommend her!

Nancy R.

Susan helped me to discover my own unique skills and attributes and showed me the best way to promote those qualities in my resume, cover letters and interviews. I can now attack the job market with a renewed sense of purpose and confidence. I highly recommend Susan for your career coaching needs.