Renee Lee Rosenberg
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 7 pm Zurich and 8 pm Istanbul
Keeping Yourself Moving Forward in the Job Search: Creating Curiosity from Depression
How do you make the grass green when the snow is still on the ground? Discover how you can identify negative beliefs that are keeping you back and refocus. Use strategies and techniques to short circuit negative beliefs and actions. Renee Rosenberg employs creative activities to redirect negativity in job search and in life.
Websites: www.retirementutor.com, positivitypro.com
Activity 1: Transforming Negativity into Curiosity
Think of an experience that you felt negative about. On a sheet of paper, write three ways you could have viewed that experience differently. What is happening in your body (i.e, breathing, posture, facial expression)?
Activity 2: Stand Up and Walk Backwards
Take five steps backward. Walk slowly! What is happening to your body? What is happening to your mind?
Renee has over 20 years experience as a trainer, speaker, consultant, clinical career counselor. As a career counselor she is skilled in helping clients to creatively move through transition and to develop successful job search strategies. She has trained Japanese executives in Tokyo and New York and has presented both nationally and internationally in cities including, Amsterdam, Paris, and Munich. Her most recent speech, Attitude is Action, will be presented at the annual Dutch Speakers Association conference in Holland in March.
Her humorous and entertaining keynotes focus on positive attitude and using the power of laughter and humor as career and life tools. . Her presentation topics include: positive career transition, retirement redirection, job search strategies for accessing the hidden job market, positive attitude interventions for life and work.
Renee is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and past program chair of the local NYC chapter, past vice president, Association of Career Professionals International-NY (ACPI-NY), board member, Career Development Specialists Network, certified Five O’Clock Club coach, and is a NYS licensed mental health counselor.
Renee is frequently interviewed and quoted in print (The LA Times, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, The Westchester News, The Five O’Clock News, Health and Wellness Magazine, Yoga Journal) and has been a featured career expert in broadcast media (ABC Eyewitness News, NY1 News).
Her book, Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen, has helped many to psychologically and emotionally plan for and navigate through the ups and downs of retirement and life after 50. Renee is a member of the Life Planning Network and conducts keynotes, seminars and workshops on the topic of retirement redirection. Her topics include: Am I really Retired?; To Work or Not to Work ?; Exploring the Myths of Ageism.
Renee leads career search groups, maintains a private practice in NYC as well as a virtual counseling practice.
Topic: Attitude in Action
Dates: March 18-20, 2010
Venue: Professional Speakers Association Holland
Location: Noordwijk, on the North Sea near Amsterdam
More Information: www.psaholland.org...
Recent ABC Interview
Topic: Over 40 and Unemployed
Date: February, 2009
Venue: ABC Eyewitness news interview
More Information: abclocal.go.com/consumer&id=6674110
Renee Lee Rosenberg is the kind of person you want as your friend because she is down-to-earth and gives you the giggles. She has trained Japanese executives in Tokyo and New York and has presented both nationally and internationally in cities including, Amsterdam, Paris, and Munich. Her most recent speech, Attitude is Action, will be presented at the annual Dutch Speakers Association conference in Holland in March. Whatever the theme, her humorous and entertaining keynotes focus on positive attitude and using the power of laughter and humor as career and life tools. Her book, Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen, has helped many to plan for and navigate through retirement and life after 50. Renee, why did you give participants in this interview an exercise instructing them to walk backwards?
1. Activity 2 that you suggest has us walking backward. Can you comment on that (or maybe listeners would like to comment on that experience)? Everyone, press 5* on your phone if you did the walk backward exercise. If you haven't, think of something that bothers you, then walk backward a few steps right now. What is that experience like for you? (press 5* to respond).
2. How can we short circuit negative thoughts?
3. You know how we have relaxation tapes to get to sleep at night? What if we had laughter tapes to wake up to? Get a coaching laughter buddy? When you go on trips, get a wake-up laughter call?
4. How can counselors and coaches incorporate laughter into their practice?
5. When presenting, what do you do to get listeners to laugh?
6. Hoarding is looked upon as a diagnosable illness, brought up at all aging conferences and many workshops. Can we look at hoarding in another way?
7. How did you get into laughter as a way to short circuit negative thoughts?
8. What do you do to move through negative thoughts? (word exercise)
9. Can you give a few major points to summarize your discussion?
Thank you, Renee, for keeping our spirits up as we wade through the late winter slush, or in California, sneezing through new growth (am I doing a good job reframing negative experiences :)
Listeners, I welcome you to join me in conversations with this month's inspriational career experts, coming up in the next couple weeks:
- 3/18/10 Elisabeth Harney, Helping People with Criminal Records from Self Sabotage to Landing a Job
- 3/25/10 Mike Marriner (Roadtrip Nation), Define Your Own Road in Life
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For Careerwell Tele-Interviews, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin.