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Minnesota Career Development Association

2017 Professional Development Institute (PDI)

12:45pm – 1:00pm Check-In and Registration
1:00pm – 2:45pm PDI
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:45pm PDI Wrap Up


Moving Clients from “Stuck” to “Action”: Two Approaches for Successful Career Transition

In this Professional Development Institute, Jim Peacock will present two models for helping clients make successful career transitions. First, Jim will take attendees through Schlossberg’s Transition theory and the four factors that affect one’s ability to cope with transition: Situation, Self, Support, and Strategies. He will also introduce the Change and Choice Wheel, which is a tool to coach clients from a place of feeling stuck to moving forward. 

Jim will also present “happenstance theory” as a way to coach clients in creating unplanned events to explore and discover new occupations; what Jim calls “intentional serendipity”. 

About Jim Peacock:

Jim Peacock is the Principal of Peak-Careers Consulting, offering workshops and online seminars for career professionals, as well as career coaching . His background includes twelve years’ experience as the Director of the Advising & Career Center at a community college, twelve years’ experience as a high school counselor, and he currently works in the Colby College Career Center on a part-time contract.  

He is a nationally certified Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor and has taught the CDF class annually since 2000. In 2007 he received the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from National Career Development Association (NCDA). Jim is a two-time Past President of Maine Career Development 2013-2015 & 2003 – 2004.

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