Career Coaching Success in Higher Education

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About The Webinar

This webinar is a practical introductory session covering the non-profit field of career coaching college students.

Career coaches in this field at the college level target clients that are current students that wish to find their ideal career path, improve their work satisfaction, wishing to change jobs, or successfully make a career change. The difference from career counseling is that instead of relying on standardized tests and analysis coaching enables clients to discover their own answers in a self-discovery decision making process. Clients can best answer their own questions to career success with the guidance of career based coaching. Through your career coaching style you will see the client’s confidence, courage, and excitement all grow as these answers are unveiled through personal discovery.


Program Outline:

  • Career Development Trends
    • Mindset changes and statistics
  • Coaching Functions and Resources
    • Certifications and organizations
    • Who needs a coach?
    • Client expectations
    • Investment
  • Differences Between Counseling and Coaching
    • Benefits of career coaching
    • Quick analysis
    • Self-discovery
    • Ethics
  • Coaching Styles
    • Coaching questions
    • Student engagement
  • Coaching Tips for Presentations and Groups
    • Jump starting sessions
    • Traditional and non-traditional students
    • Action focused
    • Benefits and assesments
  • Marketing Your Coaching Service
    • Strategic goals
    • Faculty support
    • University buy-in

The goal of this webinar is to allow the attendee to better understand and utilize career coaching with traditional and non-traditional college students.


About The Presenter


Todd Essary is the Coordinator and Career Coach at East Central University (4,600) in Ada, Oklahoma, a position that he has held since the summer of 2006. During 2004 through 2006, he served as Director of Enrollment Management at ECU. During 2000 through 2004, Mr. Essary served as a Director of High School/College Relations at Northeastern State University (10,500) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he led the recruitment efforts to three all-time freshman record classes. Since the summer of 2006 he has focused at putting all of his energy into the newly formed Career DevelopmentCenter on the ECU campus that has grown from 33 clients to over 500 during that time.He has led many training seminars, workshops, clinics and presentations in the career development field throughout the region and has seen many client success stories unfold through the hands-on partnership of career coaching.

In 1995, Mr. Essary left the field of television news at KTEN in Denison, Texas to enter the world of higher education after a successful five-year run in the area of sports reporting/anchoring where he was apart of three award winning sports teams.He took over the recruitment of high school and college students as ECU Director of High School & College Relations from 1995-2000 learning about recruitment, retention, enrollment management and the problems students had at finding the right career path.

Mr. Essary graduated from EastCentral University in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Mass Communication with a Radio/TV concentration.Mr. Essary has also pursued post-graduate studies with a Master’s of Human Resources Administration degree graduating in May 1997. He finished the New York City Marathon in 2002 retiring after a ten year span in the road running circuit that he placed in various regional events along with his five marathon finishes that took him across five states throughout the Midwest.Mr. Essary currently resides in Ada, Oklahoma (18,000) which is about 90 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.



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