Designing Your Life Certified Coaches

NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA

Mary Charles Blakebrough

Mary Charles Blakebrough

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

``Are you curious about what's next for you:
- Stuck in mid-career?
- In a transition?
- Planning for an encore-career?
How about collaborating in:
- Discovering where you are?
- Building forward through exercises, life design interviews, and experiences?
- Choosing the next step in the design of your life?
My career coaching practice turned upside down when I was introduced to ````Designing Your Life```` (DYL) in 2018 and the design-thinking process that moved past the traditional “carefully crafted cover letters and resumes,” which I had used career coaching in IBM 13+ years, early in my private practice.
--> Start DYL where you are, find out what energizes, engages, puts you into flow; get creative with super-charged brainstorming and mind mapping; find those doing the work that might suit you; connect into the hidden job network. Since you are looking at 5-7 careers (not jobs) in your life now, this can answer: ````What do you want to be when you grow up?```` NOTE: MS/OD American U, BA Middlebury; in Career #6.``

David Desplaces

David Desplaces

Charleston, South Carolina & Dubai

I’m fortunate to have served in various roles from consultant, board member, to tenured faculty member. I have almost 20 years of experience as an educator, I’m a published academic author, I have extensive executive and entrepreneurial experience, an active community volunteer, but more importantly I consider myself a change agent. Coaching is an act of service. My personal coaching approach allows my clients to explore both the heart and the mind in their personal and work lives. I enjoy exploring the genius in each of them.

Leigh Shamblin

Leigh Shamblin

Raleigh, NC

I help people in all stages of life gain clarity. In my role as Director of Leadership for the Poole College of Management I work with undergraduates, MBAs, faculty and staff to help create lives they love. I also provide pro-bono coaching to individuals in career transitions.