Career Essay

1114 Words Apr 23rd, 2012 5 Pages
As we continue our year-long celebration of the 20-year anniversary of PARW/CC, I would like to heighten the awareness of the accomplishments of some of our members. This month I introduce Eileen Laskar of Intellect Consulting Ltd, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
A Pioneer
Eileen is a rather pioneering woman, as she is the first Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and the first Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) to open a career coaching practice in Kenya. Her business partner holds the Certified Employment Interview Professional (CPRW) Credential making the team at Intellect Career Centre quite comprehensive.
Eileen is setting the stage, positioning herself as career coaching specialist in the Eastern Africa, professionalizing
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She wished that she had a sounding board to help her focus and answer some difficult questions she had regarding the steps she needed to take to pursue her career dreams, and the best path to take given that she was faced with various options
She interviewed many different people including HR consultants/recruiters, and whereas they all agreed that what she was seeking for was noble, none seemed to have a solution. Eileen then resolved to seek for a solution to her seemingly unique problem, and read a couple dozen books on careers, most of which she had to import from UK. By applying her newly acquired knowledge, she was able to focus her career search and clinch deals that left all those who knew her amazed. She earned promotion, recognition and her salary grew astronomically. Based on her career success, she started advising her friends on basic career issues, revised their résumés, coached them on how to handle interviews, organizational politics etc. It was not long before she realized that indeed she had become a coach, and that she was passionate about coaching more than her very high profiled job. At this point, Eileen decided to follow her passion and enrolled with PARW/CC to pursue her career coaching credentials. By 2006, she launched her own career coaching business - the first one of its kind in the region.
"By pursuing the full career coaching credential (CPCC), I have positioned myself as a specialist in the Eastern Africa Region. I desire

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