Peg Helminski (’79M)
Life and Career Coach at Coach My Growth, LLC
Thursday, June 15th
In previous generations, people prepared for a single career. They expected to follow a fairly predictable trajectory such as junior accountant to accountant to senior accountant to partner or to remain in the same job for their entire career such as sixth grade language arts teacher. Today, these life-long career scenarios are a rarity. The average American changes jobs every 4.6 years and can have anywhere between 3 to 7 careers! In our increasingly global society, career advancement often requires relocation and many of us who are partnered with a transferred employee need to become highly adaptable and flexible, “reinventing ourselves” when that spouse or partner is transferred across the country or around the world. In this webinar we will touch briefly on some of the reasons for this changing dynamic and then delve into the practical steps participants can take to facilitate a mid-career change for themselves.
* Midlife career change is becoming normative.
* There are a variety of steps one can take to drive and maximize the transition period.
* You have only one precious life to live; make sure you live it according to your values and dreams.
Peg has been helping people problem-solve and grow into their potential for more than 30 years. She has a Masters degree in Counseling from JMU. Prior to opening her coaching practice, Peg has been a mental health and a career counselor, an author and speaker, a writing mentor and public speaking coach an executive assistant and a university staff member. She has led a state-wide chapter of a professional writing organization, was a member of the founding board for a charity to help Chinese children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and been a grant consultant helping nonprofit organizations get started and grow. Peg was the winner of the Minneapolis area, interdenominational Walk the Talk Award for a sermon combatting domestic violence, and the recipient of a Duke University Outstanding Staff Award for support of the LGBT Students and Staff of Duke University. She has also won numerous awards for writing and public speaking. Peg is currently president and mentor to the Durham Rescue Mission Toastmasters Club. Originally from Wall, NJ, she has relocated and reinvented herself 7 times in her adult life and currently lives in Cary, NC.