Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career
Just like Kennedy’s bold and prescient assertion in 1961 that Americans would get to the moon and safely back within the decade, Career Grease is infused with a can-do attitude and just-do-it ethos. But Alison Cardy doesn’t stop at helping readers set lofty goals and build confidence necessary to take action. She also offers practical advice, relevant examples, step-by-step instructions, and a supplementary e-course that will put you on the trajectory of feeling over the moon about your new career direction.” – Christine Clapp, Spoken with Authority
It’s Possible to Improve Your Career
Are you dissatisfied with your career? Having trouble seeing a better path? No matter how stuck you feel, it’s possible to get into the driver’s seat of your life at any moment and steer your career in an improved direction. Career coach Alison Cardy illustrates the step-by-step process she has successfully used to guide clients working in every industry imaginable through career changes. She shares engaging case studies, do-it-yourself exercises, and encouraging guidance to get you started on the right path for you (because no two journeys are alike). Cardy also flags common pitfalls and misleading career myths to help you keep your direction clear and your momentum intact.
Career Grease goes far beyond superficial career advice and delves into sophisticated psychological terrain, helping you to not only figure out the changes you want to make, but also how to get your psyche on board, so that you can make real progress. After reading Career Grease, you’ll have a full understanding of why you’ve been stuck and clarity about the steps you’ll need to take to get moving.
I really like the clarity of the steps, the way they build on one another, and the case histories that show readers how to work through each step. You also cover an eye-popping number of myths, pitfalls, and hurdles that career changers may encounter. You’ve hit every one of mine, and I’ve been through the process a number of times. My favorite part of the book is the diagnostic tool. Not only can it bring instant clarity, it includes less-common scenarios like dying dreams that are well known to experienced professionals but rarely if ever mentioned in career choice literature (and I think I’ve read it all since John Crystal).” – Anne, Advance Reader
I have been sending my career change clients to Alison for years because of her natural ability to create structure and clarity around such a confusing, frustrating, vague, and ambiguous process as career change. Career Grease is, to me, a career change bible. Carve out a space on your shelf next to What Color is Your Parachute. This book is equally helpful (and not nearly as long)!” – Laura Labovich, The Career Strategy Group