Craig Nathanson - The Vocational Coach™
Nathanson was very successful in corporate America for over
25 years doing all the right things and following all the right
steps. Yet, he was empty inside, good at things he didn’t
care deeply about. After several layoffs and a brief but thought
provoking bit of introspect, he decided to finally follow his
perfect vocational day of teaching, coaching mid-life adults
and writing combined with daily running and quality time with
family. As a result life has changed. The change is much more;
however, than increased family time and more possibilities to
do what he wants to do each day. It is deeper. He has a renewed
sense of the world around him and in his local community. People
seem more interesting, there is so much to learn, and the air
is fresher to breathe.
Craig Nathanson is The Vocational Coach™ , an internationally
known author, workshop leader, speaker, college lecturer and
coach for mid-life adults dedicated to guiding individuals to
discover and experience their vocational passions in mid-life
and make an income at doing what they love! Craig offers private
coaching via phone, office, retreats and workshops worldwide.
Craig’s doctoral research has focused around “the
experience of vocational passion in mid-life.’’
Craig is the author of the books, Don’t
JUST retire and die : a new approach to your life and work after
is for Perfect: Your Perfect Vocational Day and How
to discover and live your passion 365 days a year which
Craig calls a workshop in a box. Craig has also produced a series
of CD’s including the popular ‘’How
to make your mid-life a crusade and not a crisis ’’
and over 25
other CD’s from his bi-monthly tele-class series,’’
How to make meaning and money in mid-life’’, which
has different topics and guests discussing their own transitions.
Craig has also been publishing since 2001 a regular E-Zine
newsletter aimed at those over 40. This is a free internet
based newsletter which is published internationally helping
to provide inspiration and coaching to many who are seeking
to do more of what they love in mid-life while at the same time
making the income they require.
Craig 's newest project, The Vocational Coach Booklet series
includes the booklets ''Now
that I am in college, what do I do with my life'' is aimed
at college age students just starting out. ‘’ 30
days of vocational passion’’ is aimed at those
in mid-life and ‘’Everybody
needs a bearhug’’- kids advice for their parents
365 days a year is targeted at parents of younger children.
Craig is on the faculty at Cal State East Bay, Keller School
of Management and Corinthian Colleges teaching both traditional
and on-line courses. Craig’s monthly articles now appear
at over 1000 business industry web sites as the career expert
Target. Craig has been an executive, senior manager, trainer,
counselor and internal consultant for over 30 years working
in large Fortune 100 companies as well as several internet start-ups,
one of which he was an original founder. Since 2001 Craig has
focused on building a private speaking and coaching practice
targeted at those over 40. Craig is a Ph.D candidate in Transpersonal
Craig is also working on his fourth book, due out in late 2009
called, ‘’The NEW manager’’
new management models for new times. In additional to his doctoral
research Craig holds two masters’ degrees in Telecommunications
Management and Human Development and an undergraduate degree
in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior. Craig is a past
member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, American
Management Association, The National Association For Small Book
Publishers and the American Society of University Professors.
Craig describes himself as a writer, teacher, mid-life coach,
speaker, researcher, father, husband and active runner. Craig
was one of three Americans selected to speak at the 1996 national
quality conference in San Salvador to focus on the theme “Rebuilding
Human Resources through Quality.”
Craig spent the early summer of 2004 and 2005 teaching and
speaking in Russia as part of his mission to spread his message
worldwide. Craig has delivered workshops and individual coaching
to individuals seeking vocational change and growth at mid-life.
Craig describes his purpose in life to be spirited, compelled,
and passionate, enabling those who cross his path to make a
difference! Craig lives in Petaluma, California.
What some of Craig's clients have said about Craig's
Craig, I cannot tell you how many people
LOVED your presentation. You are a dynamic speaker and so articulate;
friendly and really good putting humor into the talk. Plus,
you made a lot of people think!
Thanks again Craig. You're one of few that make
-Terry Thomas- International Association of Administrative
P Is For Perfect is a fantastic book. You have to admire Craig Nathanson's courage for sharing his story and his ideas for others to follow.
- Yanfang Yang- China
Craig, The workshop that you gave to General Motors Baltimore Women in Manufacturing Organization was well received by the attendees. In speaking with each of the women after the event, it was apparent that everyone brought something very personal away from the workshop that they hadn't considered previously. It was important for our group to actually take some time to reflect on what our vision of our perfect vocational day could be. Thank you for your time and insight!
-Kate Williams, Chair-TMIE
General Motors-Powertrain- Baltimore Operations
I've been working with Craig weekly for several months. I am continually impressed with how intuitive Craig is. He always has my best interests and objectives in mind, even when I veer off track. I've read the books ("P is for Perfect," "Zen and the Art of Making a Living," "What Color is Your Parachute," "Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People," etc.) and I've met with other career counselors. I've gone to University career centers, spent hours online, and done work on my own trying find a career that combines my passions, talents, and experience. I can honestly say, I've never been so on-track. I feel incredibly lucky to have found Craig. I profit from his career and interpersonal Wisdom. My sessions with Craig are absolutely the best investment I have made in my vocational life. Anyone who is not satisfied with their vocational life WILL benefit Immensely from working with Craig.
-Lance A. Wexler, from California
Dear Craig, Thanks for your efforts. You were a great radio guest.
Ron Visconti- KNEW Radio- Job Talk
Thanks so much for giving your talk to us. Very inspirational!!
Ginger Klasnich- Director, Alameda and Contra Costa county development
Craig Nathanson combines intellect, creativity, caring for people, research and humor in a unique synthesis that makes a positive, special and inspiring difference to all those with whom he works.
-Dr. Jeremy J. Shapiro, NewYork City, professor and author, "Mindful Inquiry"
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