Richard "Dick" Knowdell has been training career coaches for many years. I took a recent class from him and enjoyed it immensely The people were great, and the material and exercises kept me so busy that time just flew by. I actually hated to see the class come to an end.
I should mention that Dick's class is very affordable. It's the sort of price you don't have to think very hard about.
Dick's 3 day career coach training class will allow you to earn two certifications:
"Job and Career Development Coach" (JCDC)
"Job and Career Transition Coach" (JCTC)
The class I attended was in San Jose, California, but Dick teaches around the world.
In the class I noticed a wide mix of attendees:
The locations vary each year, but I've seen Dick travel to these places:
If you have a different location where you would like to see the training, all you have to do is organize a group of 15 or more. Dick really enjoys travel and meeting new people.
I recently attended the Career Coach Workshop in Orlando, FL. I learned much and wanted to thank you for a great presentation. Thank you and have a nice day!"
(J. Wood. Florida)
I just want to drop you a note to say 'Thank you', for the awesome workshop. It was a great experience. I truly appreciate the coaching, the assessment tools and all the great tips you gave throughout the workshop. It was such a great networking opportunity and it solidified the fact that our team here is on par with many other organization throughout the nation. I am in the process of writing my recommendation regarding the workshop for our company, based on my wonderful experience, and I am sure you will be hearing from us in the near future regarding an onsite workshop here in Texas."
(S. Davis, Texas)
"Thanks for a terrific training program in Alexandria! I learned so much and apply these skills and perspectives in so many ways. Great group, too."
"Thank you so much for the wonderful certification and class you put on in Orlando. It was an amazing amount of knowledge and practicality I am looking forward to using."
- H.S. Career Counselor at St. Ambrose University
"Dick, I could not condense it, but I want you to feel free to do so.
The reason it is so long is that...I just can't say enough about the
superior quality of this much needed training/certification course.
Thanks for all that you are doing for our military folks and their
"Wow...what can I say I took the Job & Career Transition Coach
Certification Workshop in 1995 and this training made the difference in
my professional knowledge, skill and ability, but I must add it also
made the difference in my personal job search techniques. It gave me
the "cutting edge" in assisting retiring, separating military personnel
and their spouses seeking employment. As a Workforce Development
Specialist I retook the course in 2005 and sharpened my skills. As the
Navy's Regional Education Service Coordinator we utilized this training
to train our Family Employment Readiness Managers. I recommend this
course to colleagues around the world who are interested in excelling in
this field. Recently, a European training event, twenty of our Fleet
and Family Service Center's Work and Family Life staffers were trained
and certified by Dick Knowdell."
(US Navy in Italy)
"Dick, I got so much out of
your training. I use your card sorts all the time, especially the
motivated skills one. Even if I am only writing a resume for a client,
we do the skills cards and it is a springboard for them to tell me
their "SMART" stories. I work with women in our local Displaced
Homemaker's program who come to me telling me they have no skills.
After doing the skills cards, they are full of stories about their
accomplishments and their self-esteem has been raised!! I noticed you
now have Leisure cards-I'm definitely going to buy them so I can start
working with our local pre-retirement population. Thanks again for
all the materials and background information."
"Dear Mr Knowdell,
As a Career Coach here in the UK, I utilize your excellent Values Card Sort as an integral tool in my career development toolkit with all of my clients. It has been a tremendous eye-opener for hundreds of people. I trained with Dick Bolles on his 'Parachute' workshop in Bend in 2000 and note that you're very well acquainted.
I use these excellent and proven tools to help my clients in the throes of outplacement, or some such career transition point, build a compendium of terms to help them self-diagnose and develop personal insight. Without doubt 'Values' kicks-up the biggest storm! And explains so much of the inadequacy that some people have felt in humdrum roles and poorly aligned careers.
(D. B. UK)