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Yes, this workshop can provide you with support and resources to help you navigate the risks and uncertainties associated with changing careers. We will provide you with career transition strategies and tactics that can help you approach and navigate your transition without risking it all, potentially using your current job as a jumping board.
If you prefer to work alone and are disciplined in following through with exercises from a book, purchasing the book could be a great option for you. However, if you benefit from working with others, building a network, having accountability, and following a structured program, then participating in the workshop could offer additional benefits.
We know that it is hard to determine the effectiveness of a program like this. This is why we offer a 100% money back guarantee for everyone who has gone through the program and attended all sessions but still didn’t get any value from it. To claim, email us at [email protected] within 2 days of the class completion and we’ll process your refund.
We understand the sensitivity of your situation and respect your privacy. In our workshops, you decide how much you want to share. We've created a safe, confidential space for you to explore your career path. You'll also have the opportunity to learn from others who are going through similar experiences, which can provide valuable insights and solutions you might not have considered.
No. We are not affiliated nor associated in any shape or form with the authors of the “Designing Your Life” books nor are we with Stanford University. We simply want to be transparent and acknowledge the influence that Bill Burnett and Dave Evan’s work had on the conception of this course. While we will follow similar design thinking principles, the course content will be different. This workshop had originally been developed in 2012, before the release of the books. The course is based on Ingo Rauth’s experience as a Design Thinking facilitator and his knowledge of positive psychology, organizational change, and behavioural science. He first developed this course as a private passion project during his time at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), where he taught a voluntary group of PhD students in 2012. Ingo Rauth Ph.D. has been using this foundation to teach courses at other business schools including, amongst others, IE Business School (Madrid), Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto), FH Nürnberg (Germany). Beyond applying his material in academia, Ingo taught and developed his material in executive settings and privately organized workshops. To know get to know more about the Designing Your Life books and the authors, please visit designingyour.life
This workshop can help you to identify and explore a diverse range of career paths. This diversification not only broadens your job search but also increases your chances of success. Remember, competition is often concentrated in well-known roles and companies. By looking beyond these, you can find unique opportunities where your skills and experiences are highly valued.
We recognize that being laid off and facing a career transition can be incredibly stressful. Our workshop is designed to be a supportive and calming space where you can take a step back from the immediate pressures and focus on the bigger picture. We'll provide you with practical tools and strategies to manage stress, build resilience, and navigate your career transition with confidence and clarity.
Reading 'Designing Your Life' and 'Designing Your Work Life' is a fantastic start, but our workshop brings these principles to life in an interactive, collaborative setting. You'll have the chance to apply the concepts directly to your own situation, with guided exercises and personalized feedback. Plus, you'll benefit from the shared experiences and insights of others who are navigating their own career transitions.
Yes, our workshop is designed to not just help you find a job, but a career that aligns with your values, interests, and life goals. We'll guide you to uncover career opportunities you're genuinely passionate about and empower you to articulate your unique values and strengths. We believe that a career transition can be a transformative life experience, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
While it's true that the workshop requires you to commit 15 hours, it's also true that spending time now to gain clarity about your career direction can save you time in the long run. Moreover, the hours you invest into the program shouldn’t stop you from continuing your job search - after all most of us are used to 40h weeks.
Your income level is not solely determined by your career—it's also about what you make of it. With the right approach and mindset, you can leverage your skills and passions in ways that provide both fulfillment and financial reward. This requires you to think creatively, beyond common ideas, about your future, which we will do on day three of our workshop.
It's true that the job market can be competitive, but part of the challenge is that many job seekers often focus on the same popular companies. By helping you to discover what you really want from a job, a career transition program can enable you to identify less obvious opportunities where competition may be less intense.
Many skills, especially those gained through working with people, are highly transferable. New industries, technologies, and creative jobs often have lower entrance barriers as there are little to no established standards and skill levels are still developing. Our workshop can help you identify and articulate your transferable skills, and guide you on how to acquire new skills if necessary.
Absolutely! Career transition does not necessarily mean you have to re-train or start from scratch. It's about identifying your strengths and experiences and leveraging them in a new career direction. Even if you're transitioning later in life, your professional background can be an asset, especially in sectors where your experience is particularly valuable.
It is true that a lot of online classes are recorded lectures that are difficult to sit through. This is why we designed our workshop in a unique way that balance instruction, individual work, and group interaction. Many of our past attendees told us that they felt that time was flying and that they had rarely made that much progress in so little time.
We hope this is not going to happen! But if it does, be asured that you can re-join this course in the future, free of charge.