Career Coaching Plans

We offer a variety of plans and services to meet your needs, whether you’re interested in a quick check-in, help discerning a new or updated career path, making educational decisions, or working to get unstuck. In addition to our base packages, we also offer additional services that give you an edge in a competitive world.

1:1 Coaching Plans That Bring Clarity and Progress

Jib Plan

  • Personalized Coaching Plan
  • 3 Coaching Sessions (90-minutes each)
  • Visioning, Career Strategy , or Branding Reviews
  • Decision Support

The Jib plan is ideal for short-term support and tactical decision-making to get you headed in the right direction. It’s intended for solving discrete career issues at critical transition points. Use the 3 (90-minute) coaching sessions to take stock, clarify your core interests, and get expert input on direction and next steps.

1:1 coaching sessions are held in-person, or by Skype or Zoom. Although located in the Boston area, we actively support clients across the United States.

Have a question about one of our plans? Sign up for a free 30-minute coaching session=> here

MainSail Plan

  • Personalized Coaching Plan
  • 6 Coaching Sessions (90-minutes each)
  • Detailed Exploration of Core Career Themes, Working Style, & Work Values
  • Roadmapping, Vocational Paths & 5 Yr Plans
  • Search Strategy & Tools Review
  • eMail & Phone Support

The Mainsail plan fully empowers your career with deep coaching support through 6 (90-minute) coaching sessions. Use this plan to cover two parts of our more comprehensive Spinnaker plan, including: Visioning + Roadmapping, or Roadmapping + Search Support, or if you prefer, any combination of services you wish to cover during the included coaching time.

Spinnaker Plan

  • Personalized Coaching Plan
  • 10 Coaching Sessions (90-minutes each)
  • Visioning, Work Values & Core Theming
  • Roadmapping, Vocational Paths, & 5 Yr Plans
  • Search Strategy, Tools, and Marketing Pipeline
  • Professional Brand Support
  • Networking, Phone, & Interview Coaching
  • Getting Unstuck Coaching – Including Framing & Exploring Blocks
  • Resume, Linkedin, & Cover Letter Editing
  • eMail & Phone Support

The Spinnaker Plan fully empowers your career with end-to-end coaching support from defining your mission through detailed search execution. Our most comprehensive plan, the Spinnaker plan offers expert input on visioning, roadmaps, branding, search tactics and more. With 10 (90-minute) coaching sessions, you can fully leverage sustained coaching to align your purpose with deeper career options and desirable roles. Get unstuck, understand friction points and build a 5-year plan that launches the next phase of your career with renewed passion, clarity, and energy.

Resume & Professional Brand Building Plans

Want to to stand out from the crowd? Want to make sure you professional story is clear, crisp, and compelling? We offer a number of plans that will make your professional persona shine.

Resume & Professional Brand Building Plans

Wondering how to make your resume stand out from the pile? With this package, we’ll transform your current resume (and coverletter), into a professionally designed document with design graphic, custom icons, sophisticated layouts, and more. The Resume MakeOver plan covers the full arc of design and realizing and amazing resume and cover letter. Starting with your existing resume, or from scratch, we will collaboratively produce a document that you will be proud of. In addition to our off-line work, the plan includes 2 (60-minute) coaching sessions to allow our writers to fully understand your work history, core skills, and to develop an elevator pitch that is succinct and impactful.

The Resume & LinkedIn MakeOver, includes everything in the Resume Makeover but goes the extra step of making sure your LinkedIn profile is clear, informative, and amazing. This plan includes one additional coaching session, collaboratively develops, delivers and polishes a LinkedIn page that is not only consistent with your resume, but includes the key skills and terms that LinkedIn engines use when applying for roles. We will provide a stunning background image, an updated tag-line, and will crop and edit your LinkedIn head shot.

Coaching sessions are held or by Skype or Zoom to allow for screen sharing and LinkedIn review.

Please note for the LinkedIn Makeover, clients need to procure a professional headshot. We will provide guidance and coaching on how to do this, and will also edit and crop images that are provided.

Resume Makeover

  • 2 Coaching Sessions (60 minutes)
  • Resume Strategy & Design Goals
  • Stunning Resume Design
  • Review Transferrable & Core Skills
  • Elevator Pitch/About Section (with 5 Key statements)
  • Key Career & Life Accompishments
  • Personalized Resume Logo
  • New Resume (MS Word & PDF)
  • Matching Coverletter Template (MS Word)

Resume & Linkedin Makeover

  • Includes Everything in the Resume Makeover plus a LinkedIn Makeover
  • 3 Coaching Sessions (60 minutes) Total
  • Updated ‘About’ Section with Career Highlights
  • Updated Professional Background
  • Updated Educational Background
  • Updated Skills
  • New Tagline
  • Personalized LinkedIn URL
  • New Background Images that Match Your Brand
  • Updated Settings for Executive Recruiters & Job Search Titles

Free 30 Minute Coaching Consult

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Executive & Leadership Coaching Plans

We’re experts at helping individuals and organizations excel. We offer a variety of plans in leadership training, executive coaching, and team support. Looking for an outside perspective to assess a current organizational block? We offer on-site and remote assessments to help frame forward looking solutions.

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Personalized 1:1 coaching designed to support existing and high potential leaders, from shorter engagements, where a quick outside perspective would assist, to longer-term high-trust engagements including visioning, communication, goal setting, and leadership development.

All engagements start with establishing a mutually agreed engagement plan and could include: understanding leadership styles, improving effectiveness, overcoming blocks, strengthening communication, listening skills, and improving effectiveness to developing visions and implementing plans. Optional stakeholder and team member input and dynamics.

Coaching levels range from leaders with P&L and institutional responsibility (C-Suite, Executive Directors, Partners, Founders, etc.), to high potential functional and group leaders who are either new in role or seeking to gain responsibility over time.

1:1 coaching sessions are held in-person, or by Skype or Zoom. We support clients in the Boston area and across the U.S.

Have a question about one of our plans? Sign up for a free 30-minute consult=>here

4 Sessions/mo

  • Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • Monthly Payments
  • Weekly Coaching Sessions (up to 4/mo, 1:1, 60-90 minutes)
  • Personalized Plan
  • Visioning, Effectiveness, Style Assessments, Communication, Stakeholders, Delegation, New In Role

6 Sessions/mo

  • Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • Monthly Payments
  • Weekly Coaching Sessions + 2 Supplemental Sessions (up to 6/mo, 1:1, 60-90 minutes)
  • Personalized Plan
  • Visioning, Effectiveness, Style Assessments, Communication, Stakeholders, Delegation, New in Role

10 Session Plan

  • Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • One Time Payment
  • 10 Coaching Sessions over 3-4 months (1:1, 60-90 minutes)
  • Personalized Plan
  • Visioning, Effectiveness, Style Assessments, Communication, Stakeholders, Delegation, New in Role

Organizational & Team Assessments

Organizational & Team Assessments

Looking for outside perspective? Trying to map out the best path forward? Our assessments take the pulse of organizational dynamics and provide expert perspective on organizational blocks, revealing untapped potential and opportunities for positive change.

Regardless of organizational size, industry or complexity, we’re experts at deep listening to formulate paths forward that best engage, develop and motivate people to achieve the organizational mission and goals that are fundamental to long-term success.

Our plans include either on-site or remote engagements. Through listening to stakeholders, executives, internal experts, and team members, our assessments shed new light, perspectives, and options on old or emerging organizational challenges.

Have a question about our assessment process? Sign up for a free 30-minute session=>here

On Site Assessments

  • Organizational & Team Assessment
  • On Site
  • 1:1 meetings with stakeholders, leaders, team members and internal experts to take the pulse of organizational blocks and challenges.
  • Expert recommendation on options & positive paths forward for long term success.

Video Assessments

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  • Organizational & Team Assessment
  • Video (Skype or Zoom)
  • 1:1 meetings with stakeholders, leaders, team members and internal experts to take the pulse of organizational blocks and challenges.
  • Expert recommendation on options & positive paths forward for long term success.

Team Coaching & Support

Team Support

Working with a high -performance team? Under pressure to define and/or hit goals? Struggling with roles and responsibilities, team performance, or roadblocks?

Our team plans are specifically designed to support team leaders, members, and stakeholders, including boards, leadership teams, functional and/or project teams, providing expert input that fully unlocks team potential.

We’re experts at clarifying goals, defining roles, and helping high-performing groups break through interpersonal and/or conceptual roadblocks.

Have a question about one of our team plans? Sign up for a free 30-minute session=>here.

Team Leader Support

  • Coaching for Team Leaders & Project Managers
  • Up to 6 sessions/mo, 1:1, 60 to 90 minutes
  • Weekly team leader support to assist with goal setting, roles and responsibilities & acheiving excellence.

Team Building & Alignments

  • Team Facilitation, Strategy & Alignments
  • Single or Multi-Day Engagements
  • Full team or sub-team coaching to achieve the highest levels of motivation, alignment and engagement.

Ongoing Support

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  • 1:1, Full Team or Sub-Team Coaching Sessions
  • Ongoing Team Support. Monthly, Quarterly or Semi-Annual
  • Full team or sub-team coaching to achieve the highest levels of motivation, alignment and engagement.

Our Clients Come First

We help get you where you want to be.

Start-Ups, Non-profits & Other Engagements

Our Guarantee

We stand behind the quality of our work.

If your aren’t completely satisfied with our services – you’ll receive a refund.

We’re committed to making sure Charles River Career’s clients are 100% satisfied with their coaching experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What follows is our list of frequently asked questions. Have a question not listed here? Feel free to call or drop us a note on our contact page. Our goal is to reply to all inquiries in 24 hrs.

How long are coaching sessions?2018-06-05T21:02:19-04:00

Coaching sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes.

How long are coaching engagements?2018-06-04T17:13:29-04:00

The length of coaching engagement varies by plan. The ‘Jib’ plan 3 sessions, and typically runs three to four weeks, but can be accelerated as needed. The ‘MainSail’ plans is 10 sessions. The timing of these plans vary. During the first session we develop the personalized engagement plan, and then prefer to meet sequentially for 3 weeks to make progress. After that the spacing of meetings is adjusted to meet the needs of the client and his/her process. In all cases, we offer our offer services for no more than 6 months from the date of purchase. This time bounds engagements and is sufficient time to implement the engagement plan and complete any additional purchased services.

Can I purchase a 1 hour consult or pay by the hour?2020-11-21T18:51:39-05:00

Yes, you can sign up for a one hour consult, or purchase hours in increments you prefer. You can purchase 1:1 consulting time => here.
Please note, in our experience, it typically takes 5 or more coaching sessions to connect core interests and purpose to a sound vocational plan and getting unstuck. As such, it is usually preferable to purchase one of our plans.

What towns and geographies do you work in?2018-06-05T21:07:48-04:00

We serve most of the communities in the Charles River Watershed including, but not limited to: Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Weston, Wellesley, Needham, Dover, Sherborn, Medfield, Natick, Norfolk, Franklin and Dedham.

This said, we also support clients regionally and nationally using video-coaching using a variety of platforms (i.e. Skype, Facetime, Facebook Video Chats and Zoom).

If you’re in Massachusetts or Rhode Island and don’t see your town listed, no worries, we’re happy to help.

If your outside the region or even international, we’re happy to support you through video.

Where is your office and where are consults held?2018-01-08T14:10:09-05:00

Given our service geography, we meet with clients at a variety of locations in the Boston area. This includes co-location spaces, our main office, or should it be more convenient, by Skype or video conference.

For corporate clients we typically meet at their office, campus location or site.

Are consults done in person or by video conference?2018-01-08T14:11:21-05:00

If possible, we appreciate the opportunity to meet people 1:1 for the first few meetings. This said, we we appreciate that schedules and travel-times can make video conferencing preferable and often more convenient.

We use Skype, Facetime, Facebook Video Chats and Zoom conferencing for video coaching sessions. We’re open to using different platforms/tools that you may be more familiar with.

Once I’ve signed up for a plan, how do I schedule an appointment?2017-10-24T20:49:39-04:00

Once you have signed up for a plan you will recieve a welcome email with instructions on how to use our scheduling system. If you haven’t spoken to us already, we’ll invite you to a free information call to discuss engagement scope and any other logistical questions you may have.

Are you a headhunter or do you work with any?2017-10-24T20:49:47-04:00

No. Our services support individuals with career development, job search preparation, search execution, leadership training and team assessments & performance. We are not search firm nor do we work with any.

What is your cancellation policy?2018-01-06T11:42:11-05:00

For a specific consult:

We ask our clients to notify us 48 hours in advance of any appointment. Cancellations after this time will be counted as ‘completed’.

Cancelling your plan before your first consult:

Prior to completing your first consult, you may cancel your entire plan and receive a full refund. Please see our policy about cancelling specific consults above.

Cancelling your plan after your first consult:

If you cancel you plans for personal or other reasons, including securing the job of your dreams, you will forfeit the fee. Please note that you can use our services for 6 months from the start of the engagement and in the event you find your dream job, we’re happy to apply any unused sessions towards professional coaching.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with our services, consistent with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee we will offer you a 100% refund. As an engagement represents a commitment on both sides, if you are not satisfied with our services, we ask that you inform us early in the engagement.

Cancelling optional services that have not been initiated:

You can cancel additional services (i.e. resume makeovers, portfolio development, interview training, etc.), and receive a full refund as long as they have not been initiated.

What happens if i don’t want to use all the consults available to me in my plan?2017-10-24T20:39:45-04:00

We designed a flexible approach to allow our clients to use our services during a 6 month period at a pace that best serves their needs. In some cases you might find you have enough guidance for the moment and want to set sessions aside for downstream or follow on support. As our services are bundled using a plan-based approach, any unused sessions will expire at the end of the 6 month period.

How do I make a payment?2017-10-24T20:43:26-04:00

Plans are purchased using the checkout process and may be initiated using our pricing page. We accept credit cards, checks and most common payment methods. Payment methods are selectable from the checkout page.

I have questions about your plans and services? Can I set up an free intro call?2018-01-06T11:43:48-05:00

Of course! You can sign up for a free 30 minute coaching session => here

FREE 30 Minute Coaching Session

Have a question about our services or offerings? Feel free to sign up for a 30 minute coaching session by phone or video chat.

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