Christine Alvarez ACC PCP
Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
Christine Alvarez - Building a Coaching Practice around Career Pivots and Transitions called Your Next Next. And working on a book with that title.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
Meeting Sallie for the first time. I was asked to speak by Columbia to Ellevate. I was so impressed with the organization I told Sallie and she said "you should" we would have so much fun!
How would you define your professional mission?
My professional mission is to help people navigate the challenges and opportunities in the work force. I want people to be able to adapt and grow themselves and their careers.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
Good listening skills, particularly listening for what is there but may not being said a loud.
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
One when I got my first job in a motion picture studio, I was over the moon. The second was doing a major career pivot at age 64 and going back to School.
What are some career challenges on your radar?
How the pandemic has affected the world of work. All in a good way. And how there is so much great information on being a great leader, but there are still leaders who need to lead better.
What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?
Currently with my business partner figuring out those good conversations between employer and employee for career growth and satisfaction.
We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?
25+ years as an Entertainment Marketer but found I liked the people management side so much better. I started doing Leadership courses and Coaching Certifications. When there was a merger, and I was being transitioned out I had already started school at Columbia to become an Executive and Leadership Coach. Point here is people's interests change over time and to know that is a very good thing.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
When people make realizations, they have never done before that is so rewarding. And when they land or move to a satisfying role that also is a big win for me.
What is your morning ritual?
Coffee --- reading quickly a few news feeds, one game and some mediation. I can't begin my day without 20 minutes of me time.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
Go with your gut. Even if you are wrong, you will still be true to yourself. Thank you Stan!!!!
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Your Next Next
I am an Executive and Leadership Coach working with Clients who are looking to transition to a new job or new career. In addition, I am working on research that looks at the conversations around job satisfaction in the workplace I am a Core Guide for Chief, Fellow Coach for BetterUp and on the Coaching Bench Columbia's Teachers College. My private practice covers Corporate, FinTech, Entrepreneurs, Media and Marketing as well as Arts Management... Continue Reading