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MEET YOUR COACH

As a Recruiter, Suzanne delivered executive searches for some of the most well-known biotechnology and high tech companies across the country.

As a Career Coach, Suzanne has helped 1,000+ executives and mid-career professionals make a career change and simultaneously take a step forward professionally.

CAREER CONFIDENCE

Online Program

Executive Bio

Suzanne O’Brien is a Career Advancement Coach and is the Founder and CEO of LevelUp Careers, which she established to provide greater awareness, understanding and tools for aspiring executives to achieve their goals. She brings extensive experience working with executives and leadership teams of high-growth, global companies for over 10 years.

Having grown up in the recruiting business, she is driven by a lifelong passion for helping others achieve career growth and transformation. With her proven approach to career planning, Suzanne has helped 1,000+ executives and mid-career professionals make a career change and simultaneously take a step forward professionally.

Previously, as an Executive Recruiter for the Toft Group and Renaissance Leadership, Suzanne delivered executive searches for some of the most well-known biotechnology and high tech companies across the country. She has driven VP and C-Level searches with some of Silicon Valley’s most exciting tech companies backed by Sequoia, Bessemer, and Lightspeed Partners, Khosla Ventures and NEA.

Prior to taking on a leadership role in Executive Recruiting, Suzanne managed the strategic services program for the New Zealand Government in North America. In this role, Suzanne worked closely with CEO’s on global expansion strategies and recruited C-Level executives to the Board. As part of her role, she worked with New Zealand’s largest companies on development of talent attraction, retention and employee development strategies.

In her spare time, Suzanne has served on the Los Angeles board of MBA Women International and is a Founding Member of The HUB, a social impact accelerator in Los Angeles. She has served on the Graduate Management African Pipeline Advisory Group, along with representatives from top business schools including Kellogg, Booth, Maryland, Wharton and Stanford.

Education

Stanford University Graduate Business School
Executive Program for Women Leaders

IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Ranked #3 Worldwide by Forbes and
#6 Worldwide by the Financial Times
MBA, International Business

Iowa State University B.A.
Advertising with a minor in Spanish

CAREER CONFIDENCE ONLINE PORTAL

The Career Confidence Online Portal provides an added layer of support, guidance and coaching at your fingertips, so you can do the work on your schedule. The online platform contains 5 hours of online coaching, spread over 5 modules, each broken down into easily digestible lessons that take you through the program step by step, over a period of 30 or 60 days (you can select which program suits you best, based on your schedule). Each lesson includes a video (PowerPoint slides with Suzanne narrating key concepts) and accompanying guides and worksheets to facilitate your work. The image below highlights a typical program page, a workbook and a screenshot from one of the lessons.

GUIDES TO SUPPORT YOUR WORK

In addition to 14 Video Lessons, the program includes guides and worksheets to help you move through your process seamlessly, and get you to the other side of your job search without the overwhelm, fatigue and frustration.

By giving you the guidance you need via the online platform, you’re able to work at a pace that works for you, and cover substantial ground in just 4 weeks.

The Guide to Personal Branding

The Guide to
Personal Branding

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The Guide to
Building a Focused Job Search Strategy

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The Guide to
Writing a Standout Resume

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The Guide to
Networking

STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE

Module 1: Define Your Value
  • Lesson 1: Strategic Career Management
  • Lesson 2: Personal Assessment/Breaking away from the norm
  • Lesson 3: Think Like a Hiring Manager
  • Lesson 4: Defining Your Value
Module 2: Focus Your Search
  • Lesson 1: Focusing your search
Module 3: Develop Your Professional Brand
  • Lesson 1: Positioning Yourself for the Job You Want
  • Lesson 2: Building Your Story
  • Lesson 3: High-Impact Resume Writing
Module 4: Learn How to Manage Your Network
  • Lesson 1: Telling Your Story
  • Lesson 2: Proactive Network Management
  • Lesson 3: Expanding Your Network
Module 5: Communicating Your Brand
  • Lesson 1: The In-Person Connection
  • Lesson 2: Maintaining Momentum
Bonus: Interviewing for Offers

Once you’ve developed your brand, built your resume, established your personal advisory board and developed the confidence to talk about your background and future with ease, landing the job is your next big step. Interviewing for offers covers the nuts and bolts of the interview process, from how to ace a video interview, all the way to how to handle gaps in your background in the best way possible

 

WHAT YOU WALK AWAY WITH

  • Tools and guidance to help you build your job search strategy
  • The best proven strategies for finding and landing a great job
  • Strategic career management skills, to use now and in the future
  • Personal (re)branding (online and resume)
  • Clarity on your new direction, and a realistic timeline to help you get there
  • Interviewing skills
  • Strategic network expansion

IT’S TIME TO

TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

Learn how to consistently project the same brand image, in person, online, during interviews, and through your new resume. Through the program, you’ll build:

  • Your Resume: positioning you for the job you want
  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • Your Confidence for interviews, negotiations and networking

Career Confidence has shifted my perspective 180 degrees

The Career Confidence program has shifted my perspective 180 degrees! I learned the importance of establishing my brand, recognizing my value, and standing in my truth during career advancement planning.

The networking lessons were also fantastic, helping me understand what networking is and isn't, and how to do it correctly. The program created a psychological shift that I didn't expect, and taught me why creating multiple resumes is wrong!  Her teaching style gave me just the right "nudge" to head in the right direction.

-Sylvia, Customer Success Program Manager, Biotech

5.0
2019-03-28T23:12:15-07:00

-Sylvia, Customer Success Program Manager, Biotech

The Career Confidence program has shifted my perspective 180 degrees! I learned the importance of establishing my brand, recognizing my value, and standing in my truth during career advancement planning. The networking lessons were also fantastic, helping me understand what networking is and isn't, and how to do it correctly. The program created a psychological shift that I didn't expect, and taught me why creating multiple resumes is wrong!  Her teaching style gave me just the right "nudge" to head in the right direction.

Career Confidence challenged me to think of things from a different perspective

The Career Confidence Program helped me to articulate my strengths, weaknesses, experience and expertise in a way that is clear and concise without getting bogged down in the complex details. I learned a great deal about myself and the best way to present my experience and expertise because of Career Confidence.   

I really liked my resume prior to the program,  but after working through Career Confidence, I realized it could be so much better.

  • Carrie, Vice President of Managed Care
5.0
2019-05-22T13:02:58-07:00
  • Carrie, Vice President of Managed Care
The Career Confidence Program helped me to articulate my strengths, weaknesses, experience and expertise in a way that is clear and concise without getting bogged down in the complex details. I learned a great deal about myself and the best way to present my experience and expertise because of Career Confidence.    I really liked my resume prior to the program,  but after working through Career Confidence, I realized it could be so much better.

I finally understand the process of finding a job!

I finally understand the process of finding a job. The program guides you to that end goal with great advice for any situation that arises along the way.

It helped me focus on what type of work I enjoy and what kind of environment I want to work in. Thank you!

- Senior Product Manager, Tech industry

5.0
2019-05-22T13:21:47-07:00

- Senior Product Manager, Tech industry

I finally understand the process of finding a job. The program guides you to that end goal with great advice for any situation that arises along the way. It helped me focus on what type of work I enjoy and what kind of environment I want to work in. Thank you!

Career Confidence helps other people be great

This course works. I needed someone to teach me how to do networking. It is one of my weaknesses, and I always avoided it. I needed someone to tell me you can do this, and here's how you do it. I needed that direction and the vote of confidence. And it really worked.

I had a great experience with the course. I went from being good on paper, and a 5 in terms of in-person interviews, to between an 8 and a 10 in person. It really helped.

I get to do exactly what I want to do now. I'm surrounded by world class researchers, talking about science. That's what I get to do now, is help other people be great. The program helps other people be great.

-Kathleen, PhD, Scientific Project Manager

5.0
2019-03-28T23:04:10-07:00

-Kathleen, PhD, Scientific Project Manager

This course works. I needed someone to teach me how to do networking. It is one of my weaknesses, and I always avoided it. I needed someone to tell me you can do this, and here's how you do it. I needed that direction and the vote of confidence. And it really worked. I had a great experience with the course. I went from being good on paper, and a 5 in terms of in-person interviews, to between an 8 and a 10 in person. It really helped. I get to do exactly what I want to do now. I'm surrounded by world class researchers, talking about science. That's what I get to do now, is help other people be great. The program helps other people be great.

Career Confidence completely changed my career trajectory

Taking the Career Confidence Course completely changed my career trajectory. After spending two years trying to find a new job on my own, I signed up. I got out of a dead-end job just months after working the program. I'm now able to confidently articulate my strengths and have a clear brand. The program really goes the extra mile, and helped me at every stage of my job search. As a bonus, I've received tons of compliments on my resume. 

I went from having no job offers and no prospects for two whole years, to having multiple opportunities with two offers only 4-5 months post completion of the program. Thank you!

-Tamara Cook, Masters in International Management, Project Manager, Tech

5.0
2019-03-28T23:08:53-07:00

-Tamara Cook, Masters in International Management, Project Manager, Tech

Taking the Career Confidence Course completely changed my career trajectory. After spending two years trying to find a new job on my own, I signed up. I got out of a dead-end job just months after working the program. I'm now able to confidently articulate my strengths and have a clear brand. The program really goes the extra mile, and helped me at every stage of my job search. As a bonus, I've received tons of compliments on my resume.  I went from having no job offers and no prospects for two whole years, to having multiple opportunities with two offers only 4-5 months post completion of the program. Thank you!

Exactly what I needed

The Career Confidence Program was exactly what I needed to get clarity on exactly what I wanted in my career, and then create a plan of action to make it happen.

I really appreciated the well thought out and methodical process that the Career Confidence Program provides.

- Lana, Director, Professional Services Firm

5.0
2019-05-22T13:30:08-07:00

- Lana, Director, Professional Services Firm

The Career Confidence Program was exactly what I needed to get clarity on exactly what I wanted in my career, and then create a plan of action to make it happen. I really appreciated the well thought out and methodical process that the Career Confidence Program provides.

Career Confidence helped me get over the finish line!

Much like an Olympic swimmer doesn't need basic swimming instruction, I know what I am doing when it comes to career stuff... The resume I developed got me a call back, and eventually the job I took, from a cold submission to an advertisement. I never imagined that would happen since all my other interviews came out of networking.

-Matt, PhD, Technology Development Manager

4.0
2019-05-22T13:25:50-07:00

-Matt, PhD, Technology Development Manager

Much like an Olympic swimmer doesn't need basic swimming instruction, I know what I am doing when it comes to career stuff... The resume I developed got me a call back, and eventually the job I took, from a cold submission to an advertisement. I never imagined that would happen since all my other interviews came out of networking.

The best thing that has happened to me!

I am here in Chicago for my first client meeting. This is really the best thing that has happened to me. I'm so happy adding value and having fun. I got everything I wanted thanks to the program. Thank you!

- Chris, MBA, Software Sales

5.0
2019-05-22T13:32:58-07:00

- Chris, MBA, Software Sales

I am here in Chicago for my first client meeting. This is really the best thing that has happened to me. I'm so happy adding value and having fun. I got everything I wanted thanks to the program. Thank you!

I am happy that I have Career Confidence as my secret weapon

Suzanne is good at what she does. I received my graduate degrees (IE Business School and MIT), and can get advice from career services at both institutions. That said, nothing compared to the kind of advice Suzanne has in her Career Confidence program.

It's very easy to miss the little things that can increase one's value in the view of a hiring manager or recruiter. I learned from the program, there is always room to negotiate and most importantly, when to do so. I am happy that I have Career Confidence as my secret weapon.

- Henry, MBA and Masters in Supply Chain, Senior Manager in the Tech Industry

5.0
2019-05-22T13:06:06-07:00

- Henry, MBA and Masters in Supply Chain, Senior Manager in the Tech Industry

Suzanne is good at what she does. I received my graduate degrees (IE Business School and MIT), and can get advice from career services at both institutions. That said, nothing compared to the kind of advice Suzanne has in her Career Confidence program. It's very easy to miss the little things that can increase one's value in the view of a hiring manager or recruiter. I learned from the program, there is always room to negotiate and most importantly, when to do so. I am happy that I have Career Confidence as my secret weapon.

Career Confidence helped me get my dream job!

The program helped me get my dream job, which I didn’t even know existed. It was exciting to see my brand emerge after I worked through the assignments and video tutorials. I also discovered how much fun networking can be. I would highly recommend Career Confidence to anyone who wants to level up and get their dream job!

Regina, Director of Marketing

5.0
2019-01-26T18:31:40-07:00

Regina, Director of Marketing

The program helped me get my dream job, which I didn’t even know existed. It was exciting to see my brand emerge after I worked through the assignments and video tutorials. I also discovered how much fun networking can be. I would highly recommend Career Confidence to anyone who wants to level up and get their dream job!

The Career Confidence program has made me more focused on my next career path

The Career Confidence program has made me more focused on my next career path and what I truly want from my next employer and job. I have a tendency to play everything too safe and not really go after my wants. I enjoyed Suzanne's candor in the lessons, and learning how not to play it all too safe. The program really helped me push through that, and become more confident in my wants and needs.

- Samara, Marketing Director

5.0
2019-05-22T13:05:08-07:00

- Samara, Marketing Director

The Career Confidence program has made me more focused on my next career path and what I truly want from my next employer and job. I have a tendency to play everything too safe and not really go after my wants. I enjoyed Suzanne's candor in the lessons, and learning how not to play it all too safe. The program really helped me push through that, and become more confident in my wants and needs.

I honestly signed up not really knowing what I was going to get

I honestly tried Career Confidence, not really knowing what I was going to get. I was desperate to to get my job search off the ground. The program pushed me WAY past my comfort zone and provided a sense of progress towards my job search.

Career Confidence has given me clarity on how professionals with developed careers network and market. "Networking" was always just a code word before, and now I have a much better understanding of how to network, and faith that there really are some people in the world who just want to help others advance their career.

  • Shakeel, PhD, Material Scientist
5.0
2019-05-22T13:11:12-07:00
  • Shakeel, PhD, Material Scientist
I honestly tried Career Confidence, not really knowing what I was going to get. I was desperate to to get my job search off the ground. The program pushed me WAY past my comfort zone and provided a sense of progress towards my job search. Career Confidence has given me clarity on how professionals with developed careers network and market. "Networking" was always just a code word before, and now I have a much better understanding of how to network, and faith that there really are some people in the world who just want to help others advance their career.
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