Title:The Inner Work of Work
Focus:Career Coach
Series:Grad CareerFestival
Presenter:Michael Baroff

You can advance your career rapidly if you know what your management expects of you!

Webinar Overview

The Inner Work of Work: How to Exceed Employer Expectations

You are transitioning from an academic environment that encourages exploration and discovery to a business environment that focuses on productivity and the bottom line. In the world of work you will need to adjust to different organizational cultures, respond to multiple and changing expectations, and build relationships with often challenging personalities. Michael will help you learn how to develop the awareness, knowledge and skill to successfully manage your career.

The three strategies Michael will share with you include:

1) Being Your Best.

2) Getting Along with Others.

3) Contributing to Your Company’s Success.

Presentation and Q&A




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  2. Transcript (Click to download)

Presenter: Michael Baroff

Michael Baroff is a learning and organizational development consultant, facilitator and coach with over 30 years experience serving a wide-range of business, government, and nonprofit organizations. He served as an adjunct consultant with the State of California Employment Training Network (ETN) providing staff development and technical assistance to agencies receiving Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding and with the Graduate School USA serving the organizational development needs of federal, state and local government agencies.

Michael is a former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Talent Development (ATD), previous known as the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and served on the boards of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association (PCMA), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and as Chair of the Westside Economic Collaborative Workforce Development Committee.

He has taught at UCLA Extension Department of Business and Management, Santa Monica College Office of Workforce and Economic Development, and the Esalen Institute. Michael has developed mentoring programs with BizLink Welfare to Work and the Job Corps Center and coached individuals to ensure job placement success, new hire retention, and career advancement.