Career Coaching

career coaching

Sometimes you just need to talk to a real person 🙂

Online coaching sessions with the Ecotopian Careers founder, Dr Joseph Gelfer, are available for people who would benefit from one-on-one discussion. Joseph is a member of the Climate Coaching Alliance where he is convener of the Work and Careers group.

Coaching sessions are high-level conversations that do not necessarily include advice about specific careers, rather:

  • whether or not a mid-career transition to a green job is viable (basically, a sanity check)
  • what type of green job might be viable
  • motivation techniques
  • job seeking skills (including networking and interviews)
  • goal setting (and being held accountable for goals)

“Joseph is immediately approachable and is adept at combining active listening with honest appraisal, something I found very useful in my search for clarity as a mid-career conservationist seeking to switch to a climate career. Joseph is generous with his time and has helped me think outside the box and get out of my comfort zone. I highly recommended his services.” — Alan H

The most efficient way to receive Ecotopian Careers coaching is with one of our combined online course and coaching packages. However, if you just want a 100% in-person experience, the first discussion is a free 30 minute session to establish whether or not ongoing sessions are appropriate.

Ongoing sessions are 60 minutes and cost $100 each.

You can book a free introductory session here or a paid session here.

All bookings are subject to the Ecotopian Careers Terms of Service.

“Joseph has been invaluable to my career switch into Climate, offering me accurate and actionable advice in every meeting.

The experience is akin to a crash course, so it’s very time efficient for busy execs. In meeting #1 he gave me clear insights into foundational knowledge recruiters will look for, and then he shared articles and podcasts for current developments in specific sectors.

With that accomplished, we met again, and he guided me through my resume rewrite, with sage insights on how to introduce ‘climate’ into a non-climate resume. I received further suggestions on how to adapt my LinkedIn profile.

At the same time, Joseph and I discussed where in Climate my non-climate resume would add value, which helped me overcome my hesitancy about ‘not knowing enough about xxx business.’

In a short period of time, I had an updated resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter drafts and talk points and was hearing back from recruiters and getting interviews.

Joseph was readily accessible and responded quickly to questions with solid suggestions every time.

Even if you’re not 100% sure about a career change into Climate, invest in a couple of calls with Joseph and test the waters with him. Both his straight talk and positive encouragement have really helped me.

This has been the most valuable and quickest career coaching experience I’ve had and I highly recommend Joseph.” — Paul C


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