Career Change

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Are you contemplating an industry and/or functional change? Most people change careers several times over their lifetimes. Learn how to navigate the career change process from the inside out in a discussion with Marian Baker, a former marketing professional and author of Wake Up Inspired.

Aired January 18, 2007

Selected as one of 50 top coaches in America, master certified coach, author, and speaker Marian Baker has coached and led workshops with hundreds of clients from corporate, small business, nonprofit and personal growth communities since 1996. Clients value her holistic approach, blending mind-body-spirit principles with pragmatic tools and concrete actions. In her new book, Wake Up Inspired: Fuel Healthier Success and Love the Life You’re Meant to Lead, Marian pragmatically equips growth-seeking achievers to create the soul-fulfilling missions they are destined to enjoy. She is coauthor of the Awakening Corporate Soul: High Performance, High Fulfillment workbook.

Her clients include Kraft Foods, Leo Burnett USA, Sara Lee, Galileo International, Elmhurst Healthcare Systems, the US Department of Education and hundreds of individuals from various professions in the United States and the United Kingdom. Marian leverages her 14-year career in advertising/marketing management, now applied to strategic planning for coaching clients’ careers and business dreams.

Once upon a time, Marian’s life appeared to be a smash success from the outside looking in. However, she gradually began asking, “Is this all there is?” and craving more meaningful fulfillment. Today, she’s waking up inspired, humbled at the joy she feels in her own life, and delighted to help others fuel their own unique success stories. Marian loves this work, admires her clients, and will become your devoted champion. She falls asleep grateful each night with her husband and cats in Chicago.

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