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Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and APCA Members – Modern Job Search and Networking for Neurodivergent Professionals, 3/29/24, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

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March 29, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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“Networking is not optional!”, a once networking-avoidant client proclaimed. He had just completed an interview with his dream company through an introduction made by a former college professor. Indeed, in some professions, 85% of jobs are filled through networking! Being referred for a job can make us nine times more likely to get it. However, networking is not easy for everyone, and our clients must cross a widening “Network Gap”.

How can you best support your clients as they tackle three main challenges of networking? 1) Due to simply not knowing how to network to feeling angered by or unable to navigate what seems like “fakeness”, clients may resist networking. How can we facilitate the pivotal shift in attitude and next steps? 2) Given the inherent need for social understanding and other executive functioning skills, how can we map the process for our clients? 3) What do you need to know about the rapid technological advancements and cultural shifts that have revolutionized networking? By addressing those three networking challenges, we will explore ways to most effectively support our clients. Because our clients vary widely in their level of professional experience, this presentation is for coaches working clients new to employment all the way to clients highly accomplished in the work world.


Iishana Artra, PhD, CPC, and LifeMAP Coach with AANE is passionate about creating a personally transformative experience while supporting job hunters from the arts to the sciences. Preventing job-hunting-burnout is key. Her method emphasizes streamlining, targeting, and communicating effectively to get the right job, not just a job. Staying current with the changing secrets to getting targeted resumes actually seen by employers is a cornerstone of her work with clients. As a college instructor, she taught Effective Workplace Communication to neurodiverse and other students. A 30-year business and management background gives Iishana additional insight into what employers are looking for and how to connect with them meaningfully. She has also been a provider for vulnerable populations since 2010. Iishana brings a background in psychology business, and mastery training to her coaching practice.


This event is open to LifeMAP coaches and APCA members.


Advanced registration is required. Email to [email protected] to register.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder.

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