Coaching

Photo by Alastair Fyfe.

Photo by Alastair Fyfe.

Following the release of my books Reinventing You and Stand Out, I’ve begun working directly with a limited number of high-level professionals, from entrepreneurs to executives to authors. In our coaching work together, we focus on the areas where you’d like to grow, which may include:

  • Defining and clarifying your professional brand
  • Building a powerful platform and public profile, so you’re increasingly recognized as an authority in your field
  • Reinventing yourself professionally and gaining access to new opportunities
  • Increasing your ability to attract the right kind of clients
  • Becoming a published author and marketing your book successfully
  • Dramatically enhancing your social media presence and impact
  • Launching a new entrepreneurial venture and/or taking your existing practice to the next level

If you have a relatively quick question, we can do a one-time targeted call together; if you’d like to go deeper, we can do a strategy session. (I also do longer coaching engagements, but these almost always start off with a strategy session.)

These are not right for everyone; they’re personalized offerings and are priced accordingly. If you’d like to explore free or low-cost resources, please check out my books, online courses, and the more than 400 free articles on my site.

If you’d like to learn more about opportunities for more intensive personal work together, please read below.

Why Work with Me?

Today, I’m the author of Reinventing You, published by Harvard Business Review Press, and Stand Out, published by Portfolio/Penguin and named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. My books have sold more than 35,000 copies and have been translated into Russian, Chinese, French, Arabic, Polish, Korean, and Thai. I consult and speak for organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Yale University, the National Park Service, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank.

I teach for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, HEC-Paris and IE Business School in Madrid (two of Europe’s leading business schools), and have lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America. I blog regularly for the Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, TIME, and more. I’ve reinvented myself professionally many times and have worked as a journalist, a presidential campaign spokeswoman, and a nonprofit executive director. I’m active on social media and have been recognized for two years in a row by the Huffington Post as one of the “100 Must Follow” on Twitter. I was named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference,” and recognized in Forbes as one of “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.”

But it wasn’t always that way.

I had three book proposals rejected before I published my first book. In my 20s, I was turned down by every doctoral program I applied to – and now I teach for some of the best business schools in the world. And when I was starting out as a consultant, my entreaties to blog, for free, for top publications were met with silence; they didn’t even have the courtesy to respond. I broke through and have been able to reinvent myself and build a meaningful, exciting, and lucrative career. I’ve learned a lot along the path, and now I look forward to helping you do the same.

Targeted Advice

You may have a specific question or issue you’re grappling with. If you’re looking for quick, high-impact insight and advice, we can schedule a phone call for 30 minutes or an hour.  In the past, I’ve done targeted calls with clients where we discussed topics including (but not limited to):

  • Social media strategy (which channels to focus on, how to get started, how to keep up a steady stream of content without it taking over your life)
  • How to define and describe your professional brand
  • Repairing a damaged online reputation
  • How best to organize and execute a workshop for high-level clients
  • And more

This is the best option if you have a focused, particular question you want to discuss; my goal is that you’ll receive immediate ROI from our conversation.

Strategy Session

The strategy session is ideal for professionals working on a substantial project (reinventing yourself, writing and marketing a book, building your brand as a thought leader) who would like to work together to develop a clear action plan.

We’ll meet in New York and start out with a relaxed breakfast at the Harvard Club, discussing your goals and questions. Then, we’ll spend half a day working elbow-to-elbow, developing targeted strategies. After the session, I’ll write up my recommendations into a detailed action plan for you. This session brings our best thinking together and will provide clarity about what to do, when to do it, and how to maximize your efforts to get the best and fastest result.

What’s it like to work with me?

Here’s what Ron Carucci, the owner/managing partner of the consulting firm Navalent, a Forbes and Harvard Business Review contributor, and the best-selling author of Rising to Power, said about our coaching work together.

“If you’re looking for wise and practical counsel on making sure your voice is heard, and that it matches what you are most passionate about saying, look no further than Dorie Clark and the brilliance of her research and experience.  Having had the privilege of both her generosity and her endless insights, I can say firsthand that her impact has been amazing.” – Ron Carucci

And here’s a video from Ryan Honeyman, a consultant and author of The B-Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good, where he shares his experience working with me.

“The value I’ve received from working with her is increased confidence and an increased ability to see the direction of where I’m going. She won’t just tell you things [to do]; she’ll work in partnership with you…She’s a fantastic mentor.” – Ryan Honeyman 

Here’s a testimonial from Dr. Shawn Andrews, who is a speaker and professor.

“I would highly recommend it if you get the opportunity to work with Dorie, if you’re looking for practical advice and ways to stand out, grow your business, or redefine your brand. I found the strategy session incredibly valuable.” – Dr. Shawn Andrews

And here are Scott Edinger’s thoughts about working with me. He’s a consultant, Harvard Business Review and Forbes contributor, and the author of The Hidden Leader

“I love working with Dorie Clark. She has tremendous insights and experience in developing brands. Her ability to distill ideas down to their essence and identify clear paths of action is amazing.” – Scott Edinger

The Strategy Session costs $6000. If you think you could benefit from an intensive session where we focus 1-1 on sharpening your brand, enhancing your status as a recognized authority, and taking you to the next level professionally, contact me with questions or to sign up. I look forward to collaborating.

6 Month Coaching Program

The Coaching Program is for professionals who seek to develop a reputation as pre-eminent leaders in their field. It provides hands-on guidance to dramatically accelerate your progress. The program includes:

  • An initial half-day strategy session in NYC or at a mutually-agreeable location, in which we develop a targeted action plan for you based on your goals. This could involve honing your unique message, preparing for a book launch, developing a clear strategy to build your platform, etc.
  • Plus: Every two weeks for six months, we’ll have a scheduled hour-long call. You’ll have homework assignments, and will be held accountable for your progress in achieving the milestones we lay out. On each call, we’ll debrief, discuss questions or issues that have arisen, and refine your personal action plan to guide you toward success. You’ll receive strategic guidance, encouragement, and accountability.

This is a good option for professionals who’d like an accelerated approach to becoming recognized experts. The structured approach keeps you on track and helps you avoid costly mistakes that can waylay your progress. We work together closely to ensure you’re moving in the right direction. The Coaching Program costs $22,000. Please contact me with questions or to sign up.