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Carl Wellenstein is an expert and an accomplished speaker on mid-career transitions for those at executive or manager level. The following skills and experience make him uniquely qualified as an expert in this field:

  • Excels at creating processes that enable him to clearly describe the path from where one is now to where one wants to go. Many times the end result cannot be described as clearly as one would like and, when that happens, he is able to assist clients achieve goals by guiding them through a process that is flexible along the way. Clients often find jobs that were not open positions or that were created specifically for them.
  • Personally made a career change at a senior level so he has been through the process that those in mid-career face. He knows what works and what doesn’t.
  • Founded an international executive search firm that he led for over seven years. This experience enabled him to sit on the other side of the table as a recruiter and with the other recruiters he hired when they were searching for leaders and managers in client companies.
  • Participated with clients when they interviewed and selected candidates for leadership and manager positions. This experience enabled him to gain an insight as to what drives employers’ decisions when they choose particular candidates.

Carl’s clients encouraged him to distill his program into a workbook that would coach people through the career change process. Over ten years Carl wrote and rewrote his program until he felt it would provide the necessary steps and also the coaching that would help people implement his successful career change process. His book, 12 Steps to a New Career, was published by Career Press (Franklin Lakes, NJ) and released in late April 2009.

If you would like to contact Carl Wellenstein for an interview, to obtain an article or story, background information, or would like to discuss a career subject with Carl or request an article on a specific topic relating to mid-career issues, contact Carl at 310-489-3115 or send him a message.

He has authored several career tips and stories that are suitable for publication. You can see many of them by going to Resource Library for Executives.

If you are a journalist and you would like to discuss a subject with Carl or request an article on a specific topic relating to mid-career issues: Contact Carl or call him at 310-489-3115.

Events and Speaking

Carl is an accomplished speaker and seminar leader for groups from 20 to over 200. He facilitates workshops and group discussions around job search, career change, and career development issues for individuals from their late 20s to late 50s.

Click here to see upcoming and past events

Radio and Television

Carl is frequently sought out as an expert on a wide range of job search and career change issues for interviews or discussions on radio stations in the US, Canada and the UK. A sampling: KNX 1070 (CBS) (Los Angeles), AM New York, CBC (Toronto, Canada), WXYL (Texas), WILKS (Denver).

Television Interview with Janelle So, TV 18 Los Angeles, CA on June 22, 2009

Carl addresses how job seekers can enhance their job search by focusing on what they do best and are most passionate about and why a time of transition can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reassess what you really want to do with the rest of your life and where you want to spend your time. He shares some insights on what employers want and, on a humorous note, uses an analogy of why a successful job search is a lot like fishing. Click here to view video with Janelle So, TV 18.