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Deb Dib
Metro New York
C-Suite career catalyst: Exec coach, personal brand strategist, career communications expert
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Did you leave your corporate job to follow the siren-song of entrepreneurship - by choice, or by necessity after job loss (not uncommon today!)? Are you glad you did most days? Or are you like some who begin to feel the pull of a corporate job, a “steady” paycheck, and benefits? Are you just weary and/or bored by running your company? Or, have you sold a successful venture and find yourself in search of a new position? If you are like many entrepreneurs in transition you are likely in your prime working years, have significant accomplishments, and would be a... Continue reading
The market has changed—fast—thoroughly—like an earthquake. This seismic shift has left even the most accomplished top talent feeling a bit lost in the present and thoroughly uneasy about the future. In this volatile climate it's tempting to change who you are—to become who you think the market needs you to be—so you can protect your current job or secure a new position. But changing your personal brand is a "no can do"—because your personal brand is who you are! However, you can change your executive brand—what you are known for; what your personal brand looks like when you take it... Continue reading
The career communications (career comm) that brand-aware executives need today—like branded bios, LinkedIn profiles, leadership briefs, letters, and branded resumes—look very different than the traditional "job graveyard" resumes still being used by most executives. Your career communications must adapt to new market conditions, and the new ways career value has to be communicated! The Internet and texting have changed career comm dramatically... ...because they have accustomed people to read and absorb in bursts. We're now so used to short paragraphs surrounded by white space that a paragraph longer than several lines feels cumbersome. Concise writing, quick reads, and critical content... Continue reading
Today, William Arruda and I are celebrating the launch of our new book on 3D executive branding, Ditch. Dare. Do! Purchase Ditch. Dare. Do! from Amazon TODAY, Tuesday April 23, from 12 am ET through 11:59 pm ET—and you'll receive nearly $4,000 in career-building gifts. But ONLY today! And if you listen to LIVE to our special interview at noon eastern TODAY you might just win a prize; we'll be giving them out during the hour. Click here for details. SO here's what to do... 1. Buy the book on Amazon then go to DitchDareDo.com and enter your contact information... Continue reading
Welcome CEOs, CXOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, rising stars, and "high potentials!" This is the Executive Power Brand Insights Blog—the place for visionary, gutsy, ethical innovators, movers, and shakers! Practical, pithy, cutting-edge, and a bit irreverent—this blog is all about what you need to know NOW in executive and rising star careering. You'll learn what works today to propel careers facing chaotic, constant, accelerating change. You'll rise faster in the corporate jungle—without becoming a shark or a suit. I invite you to explore the Insights Blog, and the Executive Power Brand website and video library for tips and services specific... Continue reading
I’ve had inspiring news from an experienced executive client with whom I’ve done personal branding and resume creation. She was excited to tell me that she was recently accepted into a highly-selective program at a major university – a program designed to help women executives create viable new businesses in technology. I am surprised, yet not surprised. Through our branding work we discovered that she’d always been an ‘intrapreneur’ – an entrepreneur within organizations. My client was the person you could call upon to get any mission critical project done, in any part of the organization. Whatever needed doing, she... Continue reading
Are you attracting Digital Dirt or Digital Desire? With today's virtually unlimited public access to a deep-dive of digital information about you, you MUST know what you look like on-line. What are people saying about you? If you are a successful executive (or just about anyone), employers, recruiters, board members, the media, and even your friends and family will Google you. What will they find? Good, bad, or indifferent, you want to know. Knowledge is power - power that will enable you to leverage what's positive and mitigate what's problematic. Visit Reach Personal Branding's easy and fun Online ID Calculator... Continue reading
My colleague Jason Alba had a thought provoking post over at the JibberJobber blog a number of years back, that still resonantes with me today. He spoke of a VP he met on a trip - they discussed how difficult it is to have been fired and to then enter a new job with any kind of loyalty. Jason said he didn't think he could have that kind of loyalty again. The VP said, 'Sure you will have loyalty. But you’ll be cautiously optimistic.' I think "cautious optimism" is a great response to a job market in flux. With C-level... Continue reading
Before you read this post, if you're not yet on LinkedIn, get over whatever uneasiness you have about it, and get on it! You need to be there. If you are not, the people you need to know (recruiters, potential employers, potential vendors, prospects etc) will think it's weird that you're not. And I'm assuming you're not weird! Can you imagine not showing up in Google? (I do hope you show up in Google!). Can you imagine your company not showing up on Google? If you don't show up on LinkedIn, that's just about as bad. If you are reluctant... Continue reading
Personal brand coaching is the catalyst many people need to help bring out, work toward, and achieve their very best (even dreams they thought were unattainable) in a way that they may not have been able to identify on their own. It's very cool. But as an executive how do you choose a great personal brand coach, and can a personal brand coach be an executive coach? A good personal brand coach must be able to articulate to you the kind of client with whom he or she works best (that kind of clarity is a baseline of personal branding!).... Continue reading
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Yes, I am asking you to get on Twitter. Yes, I know you're a senior executive, and I know you don't have time, and I know you don't want to learn one more thing, and I know you think Twitter is dumb. Five years ago I was you. I barely knew what Twitter was - it seemed like just another useless time-sucking social media site, with the emphasis on "social." No one was more surprised than I to find that I was the proud co-author of the first book about using Twitter for career advancement and job search to be... Continue reading
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Yes, I am asking you to get on Twitter. Yes, I know you're a senior executive, and I know you don't have time, and I know you don't want to learn one more thing, and I know you think Twitter is dumb. Five years ago I was you. I barely knew what Twitter was - it seemed like just another useless time-sucking social media site, with the emphasis on "social." No one was more surprised than I to find that I was the proud co-author of the first book about using Twitter for career advancement and job search to be... Continue reading
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Feb 27, 2010