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Bonita, California, USA

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CarsoCalifornia Coaching

Welcome

With more than 30 years of coaching commercial, institutional and industrial clients about the powers of effective communications, Linda Carso brings a wide range of experience to CarsoCalifornia Coaching. Her commercial clients are engaged on various tiers of the building industry, including owners, designers and project management staff.

Excellent communication skills are crucial in project management and the same is true in coaching. Having knowledge of a subject is one thing, being able to effectively share that knowledge is a whole other matter. Coaches who have finely honed their communications skills are best prepared to instruct, advise, and mentor students and clients.

Adrienne Clarkston said it best: "Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves."

Take a moment to read what past clients have said about working with Linda. Review our career coaching packages to learn how Linda can help improve communication skills, enhance resumes and prepare for interviews. Under business and academic coaching skill sets, Linda offers a unique perspective built on a depth of experience.

Meet Linda Carso

Linda Carso

Linda built a successful corporate career with more than 30 years in marketing and business development, where she held executive positions in construction and design industries. She built her expertise in business management with a keen eye for marketing and communications. She coached her team members and colleagues to be promoted and to thrive in their work.

Before starting CarsoCalifornia in 2001, Linda held management and strategic positions in several large corporations located in Michigan, California and Wyoming. These positions have provided Linda with an invaluable handle on the subjects of business, corporate life, change, and people.

Today she brings all of the learning from her business experience to clients who want a successful career and need further direction or support.

Linda has also built a well-balanced lifestyle which includes time for work, time for travel, and time to enjoy her ocean-front home in Baja, California, Mexico. She is living her dream of a well-balanced life. She invites her clients to explore how to find their passions* and their purpose. 

*One of Linda's passions is the advocacy for clean water. Please follow this link to WaterKeepers to to learn more.


 

Career Coaching Packages

What is a Career Coach?

Career coaches play an essential role in the lives of job seekers. They provide support and encouragement as well as specific resources to help start and further career aspirations. The goal of career coaching is to empower individuals by helping them make informed decisions about their career objectives. Career coaching can be done at any point during the work life cycle. It can evolve from finding a student job at the very beginning of a career, to building a new resume or CV, as well as continuing with support and guidance during career transitions. 

Strategic Planning for Job-seekers
I employ one-on-one meetings via video sessions to help students and job-seekers discover their unique strengths, organize and market their job search, and effectively focus on talents which promote on-the-job efficiency. 

Resume and Cover Letter Revisions
I coach my clients on how to best tell their stories. I provide in-depth reviews and recommendations to optimize resumes and cover letters for the targeted job.  

Interview Preparation
Most job-seekers think that the job interview is an opportunity to talk about themselves. This notion is decidedly wrong. This single error in perception is the downfall of job-seekers. My interview coaching thoroughly prepares the job-seeker to stand out from the candidate pool by talking about the job and not the job applicant. 

Salary Negotiation
My coaching services include a Salary Negotiation Strategy Session, to help job-seekers gain clarity on compensation needs and navigate the compensation and salary negotiation process. 

Dedicated Access
I'm here when my job-seekers need me. I can be reached between sessions via calls, texts or emails. My career coaching practice evolves along with the unique needs of my clients.


Immediate Impact

3 Sessions

  • Pre-coaching questionnaire and skills testing to help us to identify your strengths, training, and personality type.
  • 1 x 60 min strategy session to debrief and clarify your situation, your skills & work options.
  • 1 x 60 min strategy session to review and update your resume, cover letter, and to determine where to post your job search.
  • 1 x 30 min follow-up session: You schedule this session based on your needs.
  • E-mail access for in between sessions (as required).
PRICE: 2 monthly payments of $260.00 or a single payment of $500.00

Career Change Impact

4 Sessions

  • Pre-coaching questionnaire and skills testing to help us to identify your strengths, training, and personality type.
  • 1 x 60 min strategy session to debrief and clarify your situation, your skills and work options.
  • 1 x 60 min strategy session to review and update your resume, cover letter, and to determine where to post your job search.
  • 1 x 60 min strategy session to prepare you for a job-specific interview. Most job-seekers think that the job interview is an opportunity to talk about themselves. This notion is decidedly wrong. Carso California Coaching's interview coaching thoroughly prepares the job-seeker to stand out from the candidate pool by talking about the job and not the job applicant.
  • 1 x 30 min follow-up session: You schedule this session based on your needs. E-mail access for in between sessions (as required).
PRICE: 2 monthly payments of $350.00 or a single payment of $680.00

Career Profile Check-up

1 Session

What does your on-line presence say about you? Perhaps you are in a career transition, or rethinking your career goals? Your professional branding is essential when you are considering changes and opportunities for growth. Let's work together to do a check-up on your professional profile. I have a keen eye to pull together a profile that is congruent and attractive.

  • Here's how it works: you send me your current resume and cover letter and answer a few questions to help me to best identify your situation. I spend one hour reviewing your documents and your on-line presence.
  • We spend 45 minutes on the phone or via Zoom to collaborate. I send you a written summary of my insights and recommended actions, so that you have everything that you need to implement a new strategy for success.
PRICE:1 single payment of $250.00.  

Business Consultation

Draw upon 30 years of career success

The human species is hard-wired to collaborate. Reading and writing (communications) the unique province of homo sapiens, is the essential precursor to personal and professional collaborations. Every interaction we have with someone outside of our immediate circle can teach us something valuable. The most effective and successful collaborations involve people bringing very different skill sets, viewpoints, and strengths to the table. 

Today's technology allows collaboration among people internationally. The integration of social media tools (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) permits the instant exchange of ideas regardless of geography.

Throughout my career, I have come to rely on my network of talented professionals. Together, let's explore the synergy of collaboration in one or more of the following areas:

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Writing and Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Website Design & Development
  • Online Commerce
  • Social Media
  • Financial Technology Services
  • Federal Contract Procurement

Academic Tutoring

Students of all ages

"Linda, you are a natural-born teacher." - Sr. Francine, BBCHS

I clearly remember this declaration from my teacher in our Biology 101 Class. Sr. Francine was a tough disciplinarian. As I recall it, Sr. Francine was responding to an inattentive class by making a homework assignment: each student was required to present one chapter from our textbook over the course of a week's time. I was probably one of the few in the class who did not rebuff the homework as punishment. I loved it! And to this very day, I remember the complete joy of my first teaching assignment.

My students come from all walks of life. I work with high school and college students who are struggling with English and are challenged with under-developed skills in reading comprehension and writing, As an academic coach, I use many of my business project management skills. One of the keys to effective coaching is the ability to listen and to adapt to new and evolving situations. Communication is paramount and requires me to evaluate my students in order to better cater my approach to the needs of the individual. Executive functioning skills like organization and time-management are among my specialties.

Wherever they come from, I greet my students with the same motto: Building on Communications.  In order to monitor student progress, a coach needs to identify and explain the strengths and weaknesses of each student so that he/she will understand the coach's message and be receptive rather than defensive, With each new student I employ a Learning Assessment Tool. When the student finishes the Assessment, I have him/her count how many checkmarks they have in each section. Whatever section they have the most checks in is the best way that student learns: Section A is for visual learners, B is for auditory, and C is for kinesthetic learners.

Free Consultation - 30 minutes
Single Session: $50.00 per hour
Multiple Sessions (more than 4): $40.00 per hour