Rosemary Augustine and CareerAdvice.com
Since 1991, Rosemary Augustine has provided career counseling/coaching to individuals from all walks of life both in my private practice and through the international outplacement firm of Lee Hecht Harrison. In 1996, CareerAdvice.com was founded by her at a time when the internet was just getting started for the general population. As an entrepreneur for 25+ years, Rosemary consulted with both individual and corporate clients on topics of career transition, career change and entrepreneurship. She helped many people transition from Corporate America into their own business even though people often identify her with effective job search techniques.
This “Advice” tab provides topical information for CareerAdvice.com followers. See the links below that will offer information, ideas and suggestions as you transition throughout your career. Visit the “Books” page to see several books to help with transition, including Facing Changes in Employment, How To Live and Work Your Passion, I Love My Job and 29 Things To Do. Good Luck where ever your transition takes you!
How Rosemary Augustine Became a Career Coach
Hi! I am Rosemary Augustine – artist, author and career coach. Since 1991, I have coached individuals from all walks of life both in my private practice and through the international outplacement firm of Lee Hecht Harrison. An entrepreneur for 25+ years, I have consulted with both individual and corporate clients on topics of career transition, career change and entrepreneurship. I have helped many people transition from Corporate America into their own business even though people often identify me with effective job search techniques. I am very comfortable working with clients making career changes or taking their business to new heights, and effectively work with clients worldwide, via phone and email.
Although I began working in my father’s dry cleaning business at the age of 12, my first paying job was in 1969 working for a hometown glass manufacturing company handling administrative duties for one of the Vice Presidents. Fast forward to living in Europe for 3 years and eventually returning home to live in Los Angeles for 6 years – working for the famed 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. While living in California, I became an avid skier and a trip to Aspen, Colorado sold me on moving to Denver where I spent 20 wonderful years. Whatever job I applied for, I always got, and quickly rose up the ranks until boredom set in and I would move on. I’ve been laid off, downsized, fired and walked off jobs. My corporate jobs eventually had me hiring and training employees. While working in the financial services industry for 10 years, I held an NASD Series 7 license and managed an investor relations department for a Denver-based brokerage firm. My background gave me the kind of experience that transferred to helping clients and relating to their own career dilemma.
I left a very well paying job in November of 1990 because I was sick of the rat race. Working 80+ hours a week and “plugged in” even on vacation. I decided it was time to make a career change. With much deep self-introspection, I launched Blue Spruce Publishing Company – opening a writing and consulting business. My first clients were friends. I wrote free resumes for everyone I knew so I could work out the bugs. Then I began writing resumes for clients, polishing their interviewing skills and even taught classes on every topic under the “job search” heading – and got paid for it. My business took off, I was writing a weekly column in the Rocky Mountain News Career Section (that was later syndicated), and my first book Facing Changes in Employment was published in 1995.
The mid 1990s were an exciting time with the Internet starting to take off. Monster.com was just getting started and I wanted to expand my marketing reach to keep pace in cyberspace. I launched CareerAdvice.com in 1996, and here we are still – 20 years later. I wrote a newsletter for years (that won writing and design awards) called Career StrataGems! I have written a variety of business and career articles, published in a number of national magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, and I continue to be called upon by many who are looking for career advice. I taught classes specializing in career transition for executives, managers and front line employees. Topics included starting a business, marketing, networking, coping with career transition, being an entrepreneur, resume writing, behavioral interviewing and more. By the late 1990s, I was listed in Who’s Who of American Women as well as Who’s Who in the World. I published my 2nd book in 2000 titled, How to Live and Work Your Passion. However, I was restless and looking for a change. Yes, even entrepreneurs get restless.
A native of Southern New Jersey, I returned to the Philadelphia area in June of 2001 to care for an aging parent. I have developed a deeper spiritual practice following the teachings of Ernest Holmes. I meditate and journal regularly and encourage others to do the same. Today, I have expanded my life with creativity, color and texture. I am an accomplished acrylic artist, and create and sell my mixed media art. I still write and publish books because that’s my passion. I relocated to Melbourne, Florida in 2015 with my famous cat Ziggy who is the subject of two of my books “Secrets I Learned From Ordinary House Cats” and “Ziggy’s Secrets” as well as having his own Facebook page also called “Ziggy’s Secrets” and a website totally devoted to the Ziggy and other felines in my life: ThankGodImaFeline.com.
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