Reinventing Your Career

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Pamela Mitchell Does your career path no longer fit? Has your field changed or even gone away? Maybe it’s time to reinvent your professional life. In this CareerCast, Pamela Mitchell, former entertainment executive turned coach, author of The Ten Laws of Career Reinvention, and founder and CEO of the Reinvention Institute, shares her insights, wisdom, and direct experience on how to make a career reinvention feasible, successful, and rewarding.

Aired February 18, 2011

Coaching Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life by Talane Miedaner (2010)

This Is Not the Career I Ordered: Empowering Strategies from Women Who Recharged, Reignited, and Reinvented Their Careers by Caroline Dowd-Higgins (2010) 

The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention: Essential Survival Skills for Any Economy by Pamela Mitchell (2009)

Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path by Timothy Butler (2009)

Strategies for Successful Career Change: Finding Your Very Best Next Work Life by Martha E. Mangelsdorf (2009)

You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-Taking at Work and in Life by Libby Gill (2009)

Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams by Pamela Skillings (2008)

Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by Herminia Ibarra (2004)

A former entertainment executive turned coach, Pamela Mitchell is founder and CEO of the Reinvention Institute, a dynamic organization devoted to individual transformation. She is a popular and in-demand speaker who gives talks around the country to individuals, corporations, and industry groups that are interested in learning fresh strategies for navigating in the midst of change. As the nation’s premier career reinvention expert, she has appeared on the Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, and NPR, and has been profiled and quoted in top media publications including the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, More, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s, Reader’s Digest, and Black Enterprise.

Prior to founding the Reinvention Institute, Mitchell spent nearly 15 years in senior-level positions leading international business development and relationship management for high-profile media and entertainment companies. In addition to being a certified coach, Mitchell has a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Thunderbird. She lives in Miami with her husband and rescued kitty. You can find tools and other resources on career reinvention at

Pamela Mitchell 10 Laws of Career Reinvention

Read an excerpt of 10 Laws of Career Reinvention by Pamela Mitchell. 

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