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For Your Job Search, Promotion, or Leadership Development

From finding your next passion to developing your best resume, personal branding, and LinkedIn profile, I’ve got you covered.

What is Executive Career Coaching?

Can a career coach help you land a better 6 or 7-figure job faster? What’s the difference between coaching, counseling, and consulting, and why does it matter? Do most successful leaders have a coach?

Do I Need a Career Coach or a Recruiter?

What is “personal branding” and how can it help develop my career? Is a coach the same as a consultant? What questions should I ask when hiring a coach? How do I convince my boss to pay for executive coaching?

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Top 5 Mistakes Senior Managers Make: Why No One Reads Your Resume

From blog posts to resumes, most senior professionals make five fatal mistakes in their writing. Find out what they are now. 

Three executives sitting reading resumes

Top 5 Mistakes Senior Managers Make: Why No One Reads Your Resume

From blog posts to resumes, most senior professionals make five fatal mistakes in their writing. Find out what they are now. 

Leadership Training Videos

Whether you’re a vice president, director, senior manager, CXO, or board member, this exceptional, award winning program helps you Increase your Income, Impact, and Influence.® In seven videos, I show you how to lead with confidence and be more successful in your career. From executive branding to dealing with micro-aggression, you’ll find each session jam-packed with cool interactive exercises, and meaningful, real-life examples.

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Speedometer indicates how executives accelerate in their careers

Leadership Training Videos

Boost your productivity, executive presence and develop your natural leadership. Seven videos to accomplish your goals in less time.

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6 Points Your Resume Must Make to Land Your Dream Job

Tips for how to stand out from the crowd in an executive job search. Learn six ways to make your resume go from blah to outstanding.

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6 Points Your Resume Must Make to Land Your Dream Job

Tips for how to stand out from the crowd in an executive job search. Learn six ways to make your resume go from blah to outstanding.

How much does a mastermind group cost? What is group coaching? Should I join a guru mastermind group or a peer mastermind group?

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Image of brain from top.

What is a Mastermind Group?

How much does a mastermind group cost? What is group coaching? Should I join a guru mastermind group or a peer mastermind group?

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Free Quiz: How Stuck Are You?

Negative environmental factors like being underpaid or undervalued, a difficult boss, or micro-aggression can control–even destroy–your career. Discover how the environment may keeping you stuck in a rut.

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Free Quiz: How Stuck Are You?

Negative environmental factors like being underpaid or undervalued, a difficult boss, or micro-aggression can control–even destroy–your career. Discover how the environment may keeping you stuck in a rut.

Find Your Passion!

HALF the people who work would do something else if given the chance. Living from your passion and purpose is the fastest way to create a meaningful life and career. Take our quick quiz to see if you’re living a life based on your passions.

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Typewriter with "Live Your Passion" typed

Find Your Passion!

HALF the people who work would do something else if given the chance. Living from your passion and purpose is the fastest way to create a meaningful life and career. Take our quick quiz to see if you’re living a life based on your passions.

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Do You Have the Job Search Blues?

Learn three powerful strategies to shake the blues and get your executive career back on track. A job search can be an emotional roller coaster for discouraged workers. Just one email can flatten you—plunging from feeling full of hope to feeling flattened. New job leads bring excitement but the silence from potential employers often brings feelings of disappointment.

Man with head in hands experiencing job search blues

Do You Have the Job Search Blues?

Learn three powerful strategies to shake the blues and get your executive career back on track. A job search can be an emotional roller coaster for discouraged workers. Just one email can flatten you—plunging from feeling full of hope to feeling flattened. New job leads bring excitement but the silence from potential employers often brings feelings of disappointment.

How Stressful is Your Job Change? Free Assessment

Let’s face it, changing jobs, even for a better one, is stressful. Have you recently left a job to start your own business? Gotten promoted? Have you been laid off or are you in a job search? Here’s how to assess the best ways to take care of yourself when you may need it most.

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Notepad with checklist and pen

How Stressful is Your Job Change? Free Assessment

Let’s face it, changing jobs, even for a better one, is stressful. Have you recently left a job to start your own business? Gotten promoted? Have you been laid off or are you in a job search? Here’s how to assess the best ways to take care of yourself when you may need it most.

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Executive Job Search Checklist: The 20 Things You Need to Land Your Dream Job

Do you have what it takes to conduct a successful job search and land a better paying job? Most executives need 20 things to land their dream job. From resume tips to salary negotiation strategies, this list forms the basis of  a successful job search action plan.

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Executive Job Search Checklist:
The 20 Things You Need to Land Your Dream Job

Do you have what it takes to conduct a successful job search and land a better paying job? Most executives need 20 things to land their dream job. From resume tips to salary negotiation strategies, this list forms the basis of  a successful job search action plan.

Does Career Coaching Really Work?

Learn why hiring a coach can help you get direction and change your life. The numbers don’t lie.

Notebook with statement "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Notebook with statement "The best way to predict the future is to create it."

Does Career Coaching Really Work?

Learn why hiring a coach can help you get direction and change your life. The numbers don’t lie.

FAQs for Executive Career Coaching

Coaching for Executive Job Search and Executive Leadership Development

Entry-level professionals earning salaries of less than $50,000 can get excellent coaching from large companies like TheMuse.com for as little as $50.

Large career coaching companies with IT departments and a coaching staff, like Korn Ferry or Heidrick, hire contract coaches. Others, like the Entrepreneur’s Source or Success Coaching, are franchises.

Both types of companies have a preset system. Coaches follow a script and coaching is not individualized. Nor does it need to be if you’re looking for basic services similar to what your college career counselor would provide.

Executive career coaching for experienced professionals earning six and seven figures ranges from $1,000 to $10,000 a month with programs running up to a year. Celebrity coaches often appear as the face of the company like Brendan Burchard and Tony Robbins. Clients are actually assigned to a “team member” and rarely, if ever, interact one-on-one with the celebrity in person.

The range in costs of executive coaching depends on various factors including: 

  • Whether the coach charges by the hour ($100 to $2,500)
  • How well rated the coach is in verified, online reviews
  • How many certifications the coach has
  • If the program is customized
  • What their client list looks like
  • How much they are in demand

Some executive coaching includes a Mastermind group, access to professional resume writers, and training in executive branding or leadership.

At Mayer Coaching & Consulting, Dana Mayer works directly with clients and customizes each program for the client’s individual needs. She has worked with CXOs in nearly every Fortune 100 company in the U.S.

With six certifications, an IPO, and real-world business experience as an executive, Dana usually has a waiting list for new clients. Fees range from $334 to $10,000 a month, depending on whether you choose a group, individual, or online program. Her VIP, concierge programs are by invitation only.

She does not charge by the hour. She does not sell time. She sells results.

Book a free consultation with Dana to talk about your individual situation.

It depends on how well-prepared you are for your executive job search and if you want guidance about your career.

The short answer is:

A career coach helps you manage your career, including building relationships with multiple industry-specific executive recruiters.

A recruiter submits your resume for one specific position. No career development.

There are also companies who will automate your job search and submit your materials for online job postings.

A deeper evaluation of your needs would include questions like these:

  • Do you need to improve your skills in explaining your work history?
  • Do you want to discuss your career and determine how to retell your story in order to change industries or overcome a difficulty?
  • Do want to develop your personal brand?

If your answer to any of those questions is “yes,” you want a coach who can give you training in branding and sharing your Work Wins.

Telling your story in a memorable way is what lands promotions and job offers.

A career coach can train you how to brand yourself to be the top candidate.

Do you want someone to present your resume and cover letter, the way it is now, for job openings?

Then you want a recruiter.

A recruiter will present your hiring materials, as is, to their current clients who have job openings. They only get to know the parts of you on your resume and they do not customize your materials. They may make suggestions to make your resume match their assignment. But they are sales people, not trained writers or consultants.

A career coach discusses your entire career and rewrites your resume to reflect your vision. They will talk about what you want to do in the future. They will help you develop a master resume and customize it and your cover letters for each position you consider. They can also give you tools to evaluate if you should start your own business or change careers.

Managing your career involves optimizing your LinkedIn profile, preparing you for interviews, training you how to build relationships and how to approach your contacts. It may also include training for salary negotiations and how to manage multiple contacts from executive head hunters.

Recruiters don’t do any of these things.

While there are some career coaches who also do placement and will present you to hiring managers, generally that dual role is seen as a conflict of interest. From the employer’s position, it is not an objective presentation of a candidate if the coach is being paid by the candidate. Hiring managers prefer to have the recruiter work for them—the company. That way they know they’re getting the best possible match for the position, not just whoever was willing to pay a fee.  

A good executive recruiter gets a percentage of the salary or a flat fee ranging from $20,000 to $500,000. Others will work for as little as $2,000 a placement.  As with any discussion of costs, you get what you pay for.

No. Coaching and consulting are different.

Coaches are trained to ask questions to help you make better decisions. Coaches should abide by the ethics of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). They generally do not give advice.

Consultants do give advice, including providing resources and training. Dana Mayer is both a consultant and a coach. Her 9 years of experience as a management consultant and trainer give her business experience.  Her training also includes certifications in coaching methodologies.

Generally, they are pretty similar in that they all help you improve your success. Career coaching is focused on developing you as a leader with a plan to make leaps ahead in salary and meaningful work. Not just climbing the ladder. The differences will depend on the training background of your coach and what methodologies they are trained in.

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