I coach, write and speak on career transition, advancement, business development, leadership, job search and personal branding (including resumes, LinkedIn, networking and interviewing strategies).
I am Anne Marie Segal, an executive coach, career and leadership strategist, author, speaker and resume writer. For 15 years prior to coaching, I was a practicing attorney with an AmLaw 100 firm, a private equity/hedge fund and two smaller law firms (one of which was my own). To read my career transition story, please click here.
In April 2015, I launched Segal Coaching, and in that time I have coached hundreds of professionals on career exploration, transition, advancement, interview preparation and personal branding (including resumes and LinkedIn). My strongest suit is to help clients recognize and present their personal value propositions. (Please see my highly-acclaimed book, Master the Interview, which has four workbook chapters devoted to this point.)
My coaching practice builds on lessons learned during 15 years as a practicing attorney representing hedge funds, banks, private equity and venture capital players, startups, project finance sponsors and funders, non-profits and individual clients on corporate, employment, intellectual property, compliance and other matters.
I am a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). For more information about my professional background, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
Areas I Facilitate
The top three areas I facilitate for clients and workshop participants are:
- Leadership Presence
- Impactful Communications
- Graceful Transitions
How I Coach
My main goal as a coach is for my clients to earn a high return on their investment in the coaching process. Put simply, I work with clients on simplifying the process so they can take action to move forward on their path. Often the first action is to clarify what that path is, whether or not it seemed obvious prior to coaching.
My coaching style blends active listening with gentle but straightforward feedback so my clients can effectuate the change they seek in their lives. Clients come to me for the more traditional role of a career coach in the midst of a job search or business coach in the launch or growth of a business, but also to keep on track during other critical points in their working lives.
My coaching practice has grown out of, and leverages my insights from, my interactions with colleagues and clients during these years. Many of my clients were high-end executives or fund managers, wanting to maximize value with minimal time input, so I am familiar with that world. On the other hand, they often looked to me to help them stay centered, connected and grounded, especially during challenging times.
How I Write
My main goal as a resume writer is to help you find and communicate your value to your main audience, which is often the interviewer and hiring manager/committee. Too often resumes are simply a laundry list of what a candidate has done rather than a marketing document designed to help one’s audience picture the candidate in the new role and feel compelled to make it happen.
My writing process includes a resume interview session with each client so that I can understand the client’s vision and goals, as well as the client’s experience and background that supports the message to be communicated. For more information, please review my thoughts on resume writing, in particular my article on Forbes.com, “Why You Need a Strategy Before Writing Your Resume,” and the post on this site “Resume Writing? Sounds Easy. Until You Do It.“
Certifications and Associations:
– Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC)
– Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
– Attorney admitted in New York and Connecticut
– Member, Forbes Coaches Council
– Member, National Résumé Writers’ Association (NRWA) – they use the accent marks
– Member, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW-CC)
– Member, Career Thought Leaders (CTL)
– Advisor, The Resume Exchange, University of Chicago
Associate, White & Case LLP (2000-2005)
VP and Deputy General Counsel, Wexford Capital LP (2005-2012)
Principal, Law Office of Anne Marie Segal (2012-2014)
Partner, Martin LLP (2014-2015)
Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law (2000)
Master of Arts, University of Chicago (1996)
Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University of Chicago (1994)
Office: Six Landmark Square, 4th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901, USA
Disclaimers: The information on this site is not tailored to your specific circumstances. Please contact me if you would like to discuss an individual plan of action on any topic here. Also, I am not currently representing clients in a legal capacity and do not provide legal advice. Thanks!