Executive Career Coach
Carl Wellenstein, an executive career coach, founder and president of ExecGlobalNet, Inc. helps executives and others at senior levels develop an effective career strategy that will expedite job changes or explore new career options. He has more than thirty years of business and personnel development experience in the US and internationally.
During that time, he has coached and mentored executives and managers through job and career changes in a range of industries and occupations. He knows first-hand the challenges that an experienced executive or manager faces when trying to change his or her job or career. Having owned and managed an international executive search firm in the UK for seven years and having sat in on countless interviews with employers and other recruiters, he knows how employers and recruiters think and operate.
He started his career in financial management roles, including five years with a savings and loan company and 15 years in public accounting with Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young – www.ey.com). Five of those years was spent as managing partner of the firm’s Saudi Arabian practice. Upon leaving public accounting, he became president of a startup company that was to provide an innovative method of delivering diabetes education. Unfortunately, following the stock market crash in October 1987, the company closed in 1989 when it failed to attract additional financing.
In 1992, he moved to the UK and started Bartwell International (UK) Ltd., an international executive search firm, which he managed for seven years. In 1993, he and a colleague started a career consultancy and developed a senior-level comprehensive career search program. In 1994, they began facilitating career management seminars, workshops, and one-on-one career coaching. Returning to the US, Carl launched ExecGlobalNet in 2000 to create a unique way for executives to make job changes without having to disclose their identities and without initially needing a resume.
In addition to teaching career-related subjects, he has taught accounting, auditing and management skills in the US, Europe and the Middle East to professionals from several different countries with a wide variation of skills and experience. He also taught Intermediate Accounting at California State University at Los Angeles.
Carl is the published author of 12 Steps to a New Career and has written several publications, including three booklets in the UK: Guidelines for a Job Search: Helpful Hints for Job Seekers, Recruiting Key Personnel: Guidelines for Emerging Growth Companies, and The UK Society of CPAs Reference Guide to British – American Terminology. He writes articles on executive job changing, executive resumes, and expatriate repatriation issues, and has contributed articles on business development to magazines focusing on the Middle East market. He co-authored Arthur Young & Co.’s first book on Doing Business in Saudi Arabia.
Certifications and Professional Associations
Carl obtained certification in 2013 from Herrmann International as a Herrmann Certified HBDI Practitioner. The HBDI is the most widely recognized instrument for assessing thinking preferences for individuals and teams (www.herrmannsolutions.com).
Carl is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) from the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (www.cce-global.org) and holds two additional professional certifications as Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC) from The Career Planning and Adult Development Network and in Professional Coaching and Mentoring from California State University, Long Beach, CA.
Carl is a past board member of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance, now called the Professional Coaches Alliance, (www.sandiegocoaches.com). Prior to that, he served as a past national board member of the Professional Coaches, Mentors & Advisors (PCMA), an association of professional executive coaches, and served as past president of its Orange County chapter.
Carl works directly with employers to help them improve their ability to get the right people for the right positions by implementing world-class employment processes that include the following:
- Identifying and clarifying specific, measurable success factors for positions and candidates that are consistent with the organization’s strategy.
- Clarifying the key skills, experience and characteristics that successful candidates need to achieve the objectives set by the organization.
- Organizing thorough and objective team-based company interviews and evaluations that enhance the organization’s ability to identify and select the best candidates.
- Implementing techniques that improve recruiters’ ability to present candidates that meet the company’s expectations.
Carl works directly with individuals to help them take better control of their careers and find meaningful and fulfilling jobs or new careers by supporting them in the following ways:
- Clearly seeing and understanding their uniqueness and where their talents, skills and experience can best be channeled to jobs or careers they can be passionate about.
- Developing a career search strategy that achieves their objectives – the end result.
- Coaching and mentoring them on what they need to do – why, when and how – along their journey from where they are now to where they want to be.