Voted “Best Career Book of 2012” - Axiom Silver Medal Winner & INDIE Book Winner
Yes, there is life after a layoff! The Bounce Back – personal stories of bouncing back higher and faster after a layoff, re-org or career setback, tells how leading Career Coach Sherri Thomas and 13 other professionals navigated through career threatening challenges including being laid off, demoted, struggled with a bad manager or worked tirelessly in a frustrating and dead-end job.
Each chapter is filled with smart, powerful strategies on how each landed in more meaningful, purposeful and even higher salaried careers including how they told their “story” to hiring managers, contacted their network to get job leads, referrals and recommendations, customized their resume, and set themselves up for success in the new career!
"Sherri’s passion for career development is infectious. Throughout this book, Sherri provides inspiring stories, lessons learned and step-by-step processes to bounce back from a variety of career setbacks. I believe this book offers valuable strategies to help individual contributors, managers and executives rebound from a career setback, and transition into a meaningful, purposeful and inspiring career."
-Marcus Buckingham Best-selling author, "StandOut", "Now, Go Discover Your Strengths" and "First, Break All The Rules"
"Sherri’s passion for career development is infectious. Throughout this book, Sherri provides inspiring stories, lessons learned "Sherri nails it! Her fresh, cogent advice can rescue a career that suffers a hiccup. Following Sherri’s advice, any career can bounce back to a higher professional trajectory. Her motivating stories, powerful lessons and thoughtful strategies can help your career to overcome – or avoid – a setback!"
-Ambassador Barbara Barrett Former US Ambassador to Finland Interim President, Thunderbird School of Global Management
In the media
- TIME Magazine: "How to reinvent my career to become an entrepreneur" with Career Coach Sherri Thomas
- Wall St Journal: "How to Exit your Job Gracefully" with Career Coach Sherri Thomas
- Wall St Journal: "Explaining a Short Job Stint on your Resume" with Sherri Thomas
- Wall St Journal: "How to Find the Right Career Coach" with Sherri Thomas
- Wall St Journal: "Success tips to Managing Former Peers" with Sherri Thomas
- Wall St Journal: "Strategies to Transitioning to a Small Company" with Sherri Thomas
- Wall St Journal: "Career Mentoring Strategies" with Career Coach Sherri Thomas
- New York Daily News: "Resume Tips" with Career Coach Sherri Thomas
Sherri Thomas is a Career Strategist, international speaker and best-selling author of “The Bounce Back” and “Career Smart – 5 Steps to a Powerful Personal Brand. “
She is a thought leader in career development, and regularly sought after by the media for career strategies including the Wall St Journal, TIME Magazine, Smart Money magazine, the New York Daily News and NBC TV Phoenix Channel 12. She is also the “Career Coach” for organizations including the American Marketing Association, the Project Management Institute, and Fresh Start organization.
Throughout her career, Sherri has worked for three Fortune 500 Companies and held various positions in marketing, branding and corporate management. She successfully reinvented herself and transitioned into various job roles and industries including television, radio, public relations, professional sports, finance, and high tech. She was Community Relations Director at an NBC TV station in California, a radio disc jockey in Phoenix and Monterey, and one of the few women in the country to host her own morning show. As PR Director for the International Water Ski Tour, she received first-time tour coverage on Good Morning America, in USA Today, and in French, Swedish, and Australian sporting magazines.
Recently, Sherri served as President for the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) National Council in which she coached more than 50 AMA chapter presidents, led an Arizona State University leadership marketing class with advertising CEO’s and authored two white papers: “How to Lead, Manage and Motivate a High Performance Team” and “Strategies for Managing Challenging Team Members.”
Sherri is the author of "Career Smart - 5 Steps to a Powerful Personal Brand," and her new book “The Bounce Back – Personal stories of bouncing back faster and higher after a layoff, re-org or career setback" which received "BEST CAREER BOOK of 2012" by the India Book Awards, as well as a prestigious Axiom Award as one of the best business books of 2012.
Sherri is a Career Strategist, international speaker and the Founder/President of Career Coaching 360 which helps professionals and executives who want to reinvent their career. For information about her personal career coaching packages and services visit http:www.CareerCoaching360.com