COACHING CONNECTION
FOR YOUNG ADULTS

a free Positive Charge! PDX program for

BUILDING PRACTICAL CAREER & LIFE SKILLS

Has the COVID-19 pandemic obliterated your summer work or internship plans and wiped your social calendar clean? Wondering what your future holds? Is all the  uncertainty and social distancing triggering loneliness or depression? 

 

Positive Charge! PDX wants to help. So we asked experts to give their time to share with you tips and information to support you in finding your "pandemic" footing. The result is a series of FREE Sunday, interactive Zoom discussions with Q&A on a variety of topics that will help young people build practical career and life skills. Maybe you'll even find a mentor or a job in the process of participating!

 

Each Zoom discussion, each person you meet, is one step closer to figuring out your right life. All you need to do is show up!

  INTERACTIVE, VIRTUAL CALLS

SUNDAYS

12:00 PT, 3PM ET, 7PM GMT

BEGINNING JUNE 28, 2020

NEXT ONE IN THE SERIES

Here's your Zoom link for all calls in this FREE Sunday series:
https://zoom.us/j/91181373570
Meeting ID: 911 8137 3570
No password required

No pre-registration required

JUST SHOW UP! 

YOUNG ADULTS:  GOT SOME DISCUSSION REQUESTS OR QUESTIONS FOR THE COACHES?

 

T H E   E X P E R T  L I N E - U P

stepping up to support YOU!

July 12

Hard-Hitting, Practical, and Straightforward

Guide to Landing a Job

with Steven Kaufman

of Red Fender Consulting, My Cup of Sugar,

and author of 

The Garbageman's Guide to Life: How to Get Out of the Dumps

July 19

GET YOUR $ TOGETHER NOW!:

Financial Musts In Your 20s

with Kim Rosenberg, CFP ®,

Certified Financial Planner,

and Managing Principal,

with

Rosenbaum Financial

July 26

GIVE A LITTLE, GET A LOT:

The Value of Volunteering & Philanthropy

Does it Pay to Not Get Paid?

with Sonia Marie Leikam

Program Officer with

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Aug 2 TBD

 

Aug 9

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON ANXIETY:

Who Is In Control of YOU?

with Bonnie Berg LCSW of

Inner Awareness Therapy

 

Aug 16

The Profile of a Great Employee:

Who Gets Promoted?

with Steven Kaufman

of Red Fender Consulting, My Cup of Sugar,

and author of 

The Garbageman's Guide to Life: How to Get Out of the Dumps

Aug 23

The Top Technology Transitions That Will

Change Your Life and Career Opportunities

with Stephen Saltzman,

strategist, entrepreneur, noted speaker,

and founder of

Saltzman Strategies & Alliances

Aug 30 TBD

Sept 6 - no Coaching Connection . . .

enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend!

Sept 13

CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH LinkedIn

with Becki Saltzman

Internationally renowned founder of 

Applied Curiosity Lab 

 

Sept 20 - no Coaching Connection . . . 

enjoy the Rosh Hashanah holiday!

Sept 27

CRISIS: DANGER OR OPPORTUNITY?

 How Are You Responding to the Pandemic &

Other Major Disruptions in Your Life?

with Bonnie Berg LCSW of

Inner Awareness Therapy

 Oct 4

OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS:

Do I Need an MBA or Common Sense?

with Steven Kaufman

of Red Fender Consulting, My Cup of Sugar,

and author of 

The Garbageman's Guide to Life: How to Get Out of the Dumps

 

Oct 11 TBD

Oct 18 - no Coaching Connection . . .

in-person Positive Charge! PDX Amplify Kindness event

Oct 25 

OUTSIDE-IN VS INSIDE-OUT THINKING:

Reclaim Your Power

with Bonnie Berg LCSW of

Inner Awareness Therapy

Nov 1

FINDING YOUR RIGHT LIFE: 

To Boldly Go Where You

May Not Have Considered Before

with Steven Kaufman

of Red Fender Consulting, My Cup of Sugar,

and author of 

The Garbageman's Guide to Life: How to Get Out of the Dumps

Coaches' Pearls...

Advice to their younger selves, if they were to start  all over again...

All experience is great experience. Hard work will get you to your goals. It is OK to try things and not like them, but try them. College was OK for several of my friends, but hands-on work was best for me. I learned best in the field, and I became successful with my type of learning. I had good guidance and great respect for the person who taught me what I know, and I am passing that forward with the people who work for me. Good, honest work and relationships pay off. 

I would take time to thoroughly explore and experience my career choices before starting a long and expensive academic program.  The academic piece may sound exciting, but the practical application may be the last thing I want to do the rest of my life. Taking the time on the front end to properly investigate my choice for the future is worth every day of experience it brings, even if I learn it's not what I want to do after all.    

I would take more time out of high school to learn about and establish a financially wise and responsible routine. This would offer me the flexibility to make my money work for me, work less than full time, and still feel confident and secure that I had everything I needed for myself and others as I grew older.  

All of life is a very narrow bridge; your job is to cross it in spite of your fears.
-Rabbi Nachmin of Bratislav 

 

Go forth with good courage. 
Know that there are no Mistakes, only learning and growing.

Lean into uncertainty.

Invent Facebook.

Be gentle with yourself.

You might be graduating or have hit a turning point in your life with your career. You might feel a bit lost and not sure where to go. It's okay. Go out there and try as many different things as you can. Don't ever feel like you're wasting your time. The process that you'll be going through will shape you into who you will be. If you let your intuition guide you, you will almost certainly be in your most fulfilled place in the future when you find your purpose in life. Enjoy the journey. Don't rush. Every little path you have to go through will lead you somewhere. And looking back, you will be able to connect the dots. It will all make sense.

You can always pivot and shift. Do not define yourself too strictly. You can be more than your job.

Value Life:  Spend the waking hours of your life doing what you enjoy, with people you enjoy.  Don't waste the gift of life being unhappy in job, in a career, or with people who don't make you feel good. 

Be the Best You:  That also means being respectful of others by trying and showing your best effort, and asking for help before the

expectations you set with others become unreachable. 

Collaboration is fun and often produces pleasing results.

Negotiate:  If you have a complaint for your company, a manager, or anyone in general, be respectful, diplomatic,

and plan to negotiate and work on a solution together

People like to hear how you're stepping up to be part of the solution, rather than piling more work on them to fix something alone.

Be a good friend.  Have good friends. 

Openly reach out and welcome those without friends.

BE A COACH

Did you find your career through the magic of networking and mentoring? Many of us did. Consider Paying-It-Forward by leading an engaging Sunday Zoom conversation or submitting some "pearls of wisdom to your younger self." Doing so will help our young people build their networks, knowledge, and options.
 

Please click on the ZOOM COACHING FORM link to tell us of your interest or the COACH PEARLS OF WISDOM to share YOUR pearls! Your effort will go a long way in improving the social and emotional health of our shining stars of tomorrow.

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