“I’d lost the ‘Dr.’ in my name. Through coaching with Valerie I reclaimed it.” (Mother of four, Clinical Psychologist, Education Advocate, NY)

“The RSG program helped me to kick-start my job-search. Along with my new resume and Linked-In profile, I feel energized and focused! ” (Jennifer F, Marketing Professional, NJ)

Are you relaunching your career after a break?

Returning to work after a career break is fraught with challenges. From deciding how to take the first step, to building the confidence to delve into your old contact book or working out how to start a new one, perhaps the biggest challenge you’ll face relies on rediscovering your professional identity.

It is also the greatest opportunity for you to surprise yourself.

Valerie speaking at the 2020 virtual iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference

As part of my career transition coaching with lawyers and corporate professionals, Valerie also works with individuals heading back to the workforce after a career break (typically following an extended leave to raise children or provide eldercare).

There are two ways to work with Valerie as a relauncher:

  1. Individual Coaching through Valerie’s tailored Relaunch package. Contact Valerie Here.
  2. Relaunch Success Group. The RSG is a group coaching program designed for people who are looking to explore career options and relaunch their careers following a career break.  It is a three-month virtual program and combines group sessions, individual coaching sessions, a private group messaging forum, and built-in accountability partnerships. Valerie has partnered with a close colleague, as well as iRelaunch and their Return to Work Roadmap to deliver this engaging, insightful and supportive program.  Contact Valerie about this special opportunity.

As with most major life-changes, inertia, confidence and indecision are the hallmarks for this period of transition. Whether you are working on rebuilding a career or embarking on a new one, the tasks and tools I’ve developed for my relaunch programs have seen my clients move forward in astounding ways.

“With Valerie’s rare combination of high emotional intelligence, strong analytical skills and organizational knowledge, I was able to push forward even though I had questions. Valerie helped me use a formal interview process to seek answers to those questions rather than letting them turn into doubts that would hold me back.” (Executive for a US Education non-profit)

To learn how coaching can help you make the transition, contact me about which coaching program will suit you.

Then, take the opportunity. Surprise yourself!

“The RSG proved to be an excellent forum to receive support and encouragement during my relaunch into financial services. Carroll and Valerie are invaluable cheerleaders throughout the journey! Both poised and insightful, their advice ranged from choosing a desired career path, resume enhancement, networking approach (directly and via social media), identifying appropriate job forums, interviewing and negotiating skills. In our group discussions I truly enjoyed collaborating with, and receiving additional input from an intimate group of similarly-motivated individuals. RSG raised my confidence and provided me with the focus, resources and strategies to develop an effective game plan and adhere to my goals.  (Lisa R, Finance Professional, NJ)

Relaunch Resources

For a preview of how relaunch programs might work for you, click on the images below to access my guest podcasts and blog posts, which focus on some of the key hurdles we address when we embark on relaunching a career, and my interview on Relaunch Bootcamps.

What is the Relaunch Success Group? Let Valerie and Carroll explain what the RSG is and how it can help you get back in the game!



Relaunch Success Group: Watch Carroll Welch and Valerie Cherneski speaking to relaunchers about the Relaunch Success Group.



2015 iRelaunch Annual Return-to-Work Conference: How Relaunch Boot Camps Achieve Results.



Podcast: Free, 30 minute tutorial on building confidence, rediscovering your professional identity and rebuilding a career.




Guest Blog Post: Regaining confidence to rebuild a career.




Podcast: Create a Rejection Strategy! How to make sure rejection works for you, not against you.




Guest Blog Post: Creating a rejection strategy.




Guest Blog Post: Preparing Your Partner for Your Relaunch.




Guest Blog Post: Get Out, Talk and Tell the World




Guest Blog Post: Is Age Just a State of Mind?

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