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Career Journeys


"Career Journeys"
An Interactive Discussion

Running On Path

Do you struggle to get excited about a job that others say you should feel good about? Are you looking for a career that feels like it was made just for you?  There is a map that can guide you there!


Join me Friday, December 15 at Noon Eastern / 9AM Pacific for my free Career Journeys discussion.


Unlike our parents' and grandparents' days, careers nowadays rarely follow a simple, straight line.  I've worked with many clients who shifted directions midstream, sometimes multiple times. These varied from a minor course correction to a radical change.  Some continued in the corporate world, others carved out successful consulting practices.


I've also made two major career transitions myself, ultimately to my current (final?) career as Job Search Strategist.  I enjoy sharing what I've learned about career journeys, and this series of interview lets me add into the mix what has worked for others.  Join me as I explore the clues to fulfilling transitions, to help you uncover the recipe for success in your own career journey.


On December 15, I'm going to interview Michael Hadley, a developer, educator and artist who translates creative ideas into code and teaches others how to do the same.  I'm going to interview Michael on his journey from pursuing a Phd in Neuroscience, to gaining an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, to Curriculum Director and teacher for CodeAbode, to Assistant Professor and Learning Product Developer for Columbia College, to Software Engineer at Replit, all before the age of 35.


I'm going to explore Michael's transitions to see what lessons we can learn from those.  We'll take your questions as well, so line them up!


Join us as we embark on this 1 hour journey Friday, December 15

Noon Eastern / 11AM Central / 10AM Mountain / 9AM Pacific.

(If you can't make it live, I will make a recording available to registrants for a limited time afterwards.)


Speaker Bios


John Hadley ( is known as The Job Search Strategist, and has specialized for 2 decades in helping job seekers who are frustrated with their search. A popular and sought-after speaker and author on every aspect of the job hunt, he has coached 100's to land the job and pay they deserve, and helped thousands through his seminars, tele-classes, webinars, videos and insightful Career Tips newsletter.


Michael Hadley is a developer, educator and artist who translates creative ideas into code and teaches others how to do the same. His mission is to make the world of technology more accessible – both in terms of who has access to learning materials as well as through introducing people to the creative side of technology.

After graduating from Lafayette as Valedictorian, with a degree in Cognitive Science, Michael spent a year figuring out his next move, while designing (with two friends) a simple video game that achieved high ratings on Kongregate.  He then secured a Masters in Neuroscience from Berkeley, and a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).  Over the next several years, he served as Curriculum Director and and instructor for CodeAbode, a start-up in the coding space, taught as an Adjunct Professor at both SAIC and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and did contract work for a variety of clients.  He then landed a role as Learning Product Developer and Assistant Professor at Columbia College, and finally, two years ago made the move to become a Software Engineer for Replit.


Participation in this session will be limited.

Don't miss out - register now to guarantee yourself a seat!