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What Do You Do When Success Isn't Enough?
You worked hard to get to the top of your field, and it paid off. You made it! Nothing but sunshine and rainbows from now on, right?
Or perhaps, despite all your achievements, you feel restless, stifled, and maybe even a little bored.
Are you fully engaged in and excited by your work, or are you just going through the motions, ticking all the boxes, staying neatly contained in your comfort zone?
Do you wonder what you might be capable of if you were more daring, more confident in your unique abilities, and willing to invest in yourself to build a life and a career that excites you?
You've invested years, and thousands of dollars into your education, tirelessly worked your way up the ladder and landed a great job with all the bells and whistles.
You're celebrated and admired as a career success to your colleagues, family, and friends.
You’ve worked so hard to get where you are that it’s disturbing to admit to yourself (and even more to others) that you're miserable.
On the outside, you’re successful, but on the inside, you've lost your joy, passion, and motivation. And nothing you do seems to be able to change that.
The DIY, go-it-alone, I can do it all myself approach just hasn't worked. You're different today than when you started all those years ago. And now that you're in midlife, you need to embrace the fact that what got you here won't get you where you want to go.
When you initially embarked on this path 15, 20 years ago, you did it because it’s what you believed was best for you, your future family, your finances, and for your life at the time.
But now, you’re at a different place, and it's time to carve a new path for the rest of your life. One that acknowledges the pivotal shift at midlife, digs deep into the racial and gender biases that women experience and how the intersection of age, race, and gender will uniquely influence how you navigate the workplace.
So...wouldn't it be amazing to have a career professional who gets it, guides you step by step through a proven process designed to help you figure all of this out, gain unapologetic confidence, reclaim your worth and value, and build a career strategy that puts you in the driver's seat?
Because at midlife, the only move that matters is your next one.
Waking up each day empowered and LIT UP because you're living your best life, amazed by the things you get to do and the impact you're making in your family, your community, and the world.
Confidently strutting your authentic self, expressing yourself fully, showing off your worth, value & potential, knowing how people around you believe in your big vision & support you in making it happen.
Commanding a salary you deserve and getting financially rewarded at an income level that matches your brilliance, experience, and leadership.
Tapping into your biggest strengths, skills, and gifts to carve out a one-of-a-kind place for you in your desired field or industry, commanding the respect and authority you know you've earned.
Showing up confidently, no longer living in fear and the status quo, attracting your ideal clients, audience, and opportunities.
Wrapping up the day HAPPY and fulfilled because of the meaningful work you've done, enjoying the liberated living you've created for yourself.
I know you're probably wondering,
"Carol, love what I'm reading and you're completely right, but..."
"Why can't I just Google, read a book, or attend a conference and get all of this information?"
"Don't I just need to upgrade my resume and LinkedIn profile?"
"Why can't I just enroll in my company's professional development courses?"
"I just need to define my brand or professional presence; shouldn't that be quick and easy?"
"Can I really turn my side hustle into my full-time career without going broke and while still keeping my job?"
"I'm not really looking to leave my job or company; I actually like my career but am ready to level up, will this be right for me?"
"I'm scared, what if after all of this time, I just can't figure it all out?"
Listen, I know you have a lot of questions, and you're probably worried about taking the wrong step in your career. After all, your decisions don't just affect you.
If you don’t have a clear strategy to follow that's uniquely designed to appreciate your career at midlife, it can be easy to become disengaged from the process causing you to make some critical mistakes that you can't afford at this time in your life.
You've already climbed the ladder of success. Now that you've realized you've climbed the wrong one, it's time to finally get the strategy, tools, and guidance you need to put you in the driver's seat of your life and career.
That's why I created a program unlike anything else out there just for you!
Too often, high-achieving women make the disempowering choice to figure things out on their own or wait until they know all the answers before making their big, beautiful, bold move.
But just so we’re clear…
That never happens. There's no magical day where you know everything you need to know.
You’re way too talented to continue to slog for a job that leaves you feeling emotionally drained and empty.
And you’re especially too talented to ever second-guess yourself as not ready or able to have a career that knocks your freakin’ socks off.
After working with HUNDREDS of amazing, talented, professional women just like you, we can indisputably tell you that getting the career and life you want requires you to master both the inner and outer game.
YOU do NOT need to know how to make it all happen. That's a trick your ego plays to keep you from making the change you know you're ready to make.
And let's face it...if you're here, you're ready!
Tear Up the Rulebook, Take Back Control, and Become a Career Rebel.
The Career Rebel Academy™ is the only comprehensive 9-month career and professional development program designed exclusively for YOU, high-achieving, multi-passionate women at midlife who are ready to embrace their inner rebel, own their worth, amplify their expertise, and build a rewarding life and career doing the purposeful and impactful work they’re meant to do in the world.
Whether you're looking for direction, to pivot, switch, advance your career, or elevate your brand the Academy is where you want to be.
If you feel like the ennui of your success is dragging you down, the Career Rebel Academy™ is the reset you need to take back control of your life and career.
Dr. Deneishia Fisher
“Carol is amazing. She has such a broad knowledge base. When we're in a mastermind meeting, she can seamlessly go from one person to the other, listen to the problem, address the problem, and establish an action plan. She has so many resources, has your back, and is ready to help.”
“Carol has a proven system for helping you go through the necessary steps to identify your strengths so that you can step into what you feel is your vision in life, your purpose in life. The collective peer coaching group is an added perk to her executive team, guiding women on various topics every month. Carol is a great coach to help you with your career pivot and lead you in the right direction.”
“The ultimate accomplishment has really been understanding myself better and who I am in the workplace. My greatest success has been learning more about me and how to use my story to execute greatness. I highly recommend working with Dr. Walsh. She's so talented. I found so much benefit in the things that she has to teach.”
the only program where we teach the entire holistic ecosystem that places you on an accelerated path to have the career YOU want, including:
Access to 9-month Career Rebel Program + Curriculum + Video Training
This program was very intentionally designed to be a nine-month container, giving you the time and space necessary to get clear on your career path, develop the marketing and brand assets necessary to elevate and step into your authority and gain the confidence to make your necessary and desired career moves, while navigating the pivotal shifts of midlife.
Live Coaching, Ongoing Support, and Mentorship
Live biweekly coaching calls providing real-time and ongoing support and encouragement and to give you insight into your career strategy and decisions and to overcome any challenges or roadblocks that arise in the process.
A Road Map to Your Ideal Career Destination
You’ll hit the ground running with a group onboarding call that will help position you for success and set you on the right track. You’ll get the roadmap you need to maximize your time in the Career Rebel Academy and ensure you get the results you want.
Customized Expert Feedback on Your Key Career Assets
Biweekly critique and review calls from our expert team of coaches, who will provide you customized and individual feedback for everything you create in the program including your resume, LinkedIn profile, interview strategy, brand narrative, salary negotiations, branded image, performance review, and promotion plans, career portfolio, and more.
1:1 Milestone + Strategy Calls
As you reach certain key milestones over our nine months together, you’ll have a 1:1 call with me or one of my coaches to review your progress, evaluate your roadmap, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure you’re continually moving in the right direction for you.
Countless Resources to Support Your Career Journey
The Career Rebel Vault of templates, scripts, and a wealth of resources for every aspect of your career development, advancement, or transition. The wealth of information found in this vault will save you years and thousands of dollars in wasted time and missed opportunities.
Private Membership in the Career Rebel Facebook Community
Exclusive access to a private, client-only Facebook Community with other high-achieving professional women, providing you an additional source of networking, support, encouragement, and strategy.
Here's what we'll work through over our 9-months together
PHASE 1: EXPLORE
Two of the biggest career mistakes women make are not pursuing a career that allows us to bring all of ourselves to the table and talking ourselves into roles that don’t inspire a “hell, yes!” Both these habits lead to disenchantment and emptiness.
That’s not what we want for you! That’s why the first phase of our work together is dedicated to eliminating this Dreadful Duo once and for all!
You’ll gain clarity around who you are and what you offer to awaken your understanding of what’s possible for you in your career. You’ll learn what fuels your desire to build a meaningful career instead of just having a job. You’ll uncover the work you’re meant to do in the world, unveil your superpowers, reframe your future vision, and define your authentic purpose and calling.
Regardless of your personal mission in The Career Rebel Academy, you’ll fine-tune your plans and confirm you’re on the right path toward your true north career in this phase of the program.
PHASE 2: EXPRESS
After years in the career game, we know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to establishing ourselves as a sought-after authority in your field. You must be seen as an expert and a desirable candidate if you want to make an impact in the world. You must silence your self-sabotaging gremlins. This means dealing with the kryptonite that shakes your confidence and prevents you from enhancing your visibility, credibility, and likeability.
When you do this, you’ll be able to create a compelling brand that gives you laser focus in achieving your career goals.
In this phase, you’ll communicate your expertise and authority with confidence and consistency to set yourself apart from the crowd by supercharging your confidence and taking your professional profile to new heights. You’ll also build a media kit for when you get asked to take the stage and wow the crowd.
PHASE 3: EXCEL
Career freedom isn’t real freedom until you’re free to live the lifestyle you want. In this phase, you’ll construct your advancement, pivot, or recalibration plan. This will allow you to create a beautiful harmony between who you are, what you do, and the life you want to live.
You’ll position yourself for career advancement by becoming a “Rebel Leader,” prepared to direct a project, team, department, or company. You’ll develop an escape strategy that will allow you to use your brilliant brand as a “Rebel Innovator” to step into your true north career at the level and pay that’s aligned with your worth, values, and life goals. Or step out as a trailblazer by launching your side-hustle or taking it to a new level.
Building a career that’s aligned with the life and lifestyle you want to live allows you to be valued for the work you do and get paid what you’re worth. You must have a deliberate strategy that puts you in control of your trajectory, along with an assessment and debrief process that helps you recalibrate when needed.
In the final phase of the program, you’ll build your professional network, test your ideas and systemize your success so that you can build on your past achievements to ensure your future wins.
“Dr. Walsh has so much experience in so many different avenues, you can just pick a lane and know you’re getting a depth of knowledge, experience, and information and working with her. And her positivity in helping you really feel like you really can do anything is contagious!”
Dr. Abena Osei-Wusu
“Carol is a great coach. She's a great cheerleader. She's your sister, your friend. You can be real with her, and you can talk to her. I felt so empowered having her at my side and knowing what needed to happen next.”
“ I work with Dr. Carol to build my confidence and self-esteem and tackle self-doubt and criticism. So much of this work is about loving yourself, how you perceive yourself and encouraging yourself to stay on track. Since working with Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, I've been much more proactive about pursuing my career goals.”
Let us tell you why you need to act now.
Life’s way too short to be stuck in a career or life you don’t love. You’ve already spent 10, 15, or even 20 years trapped in a career matrix that was designed by your parents, society, mentors, and well-meaning friends.
Do you really want to just “hold on” until retirement? To “get through” another five years? To “keep your head down” and ride it out because you're comfortable? Are you waiting for the “right time” to transition into a career you love and the lifestyle you deserve?
HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE:
the “right” time never comes.
Listen, decisions create power in your life. When you get good at decision-making and stop wasting your energy on indecision you’ll start making the empowered decisions necessary to get what you want more of in your life.
Don’t you think you wasted enough time? Do you really want to stay where you are for another year? Underpaid, joyless, not aligned with your true calling, and just going through the motions?
Now let me be real with you here. The Career Rebel Academy is designed for midlife women committed to doing the necessary work to break free from their feelings of inadequacy and indecision and maximize their impact, power, and influence. You need to be brave and bold to become the CEO of Y-O-U.
In other words, the Career Rebel Academy isn't right for every woman.
Who belongs in the Rebel Academy?
✔ You have significant work experience or have been in your career for about 10 years.
✔ You're ready, willing, and able to do the work to uncover your purpose, amplify your brand and elevate your life and career.
✔ You know you have massive potential, your inner voice is saying, “it’s time for a change,” and you’re ready to go for it.
✔ You believe in and are ready to invest in yourself.
✔ You're a high-performer, self-motivated, and ambitious professional woman at midlife.
✔ You’re ready to own your significance, get paid what you’re worth, and embrace your inner Rebel.
✔ You believe in the collective power of women empowering and supporting other women, not tearing them down.
✔ You believe in science, that when Black Lives Matter, all lives will matter, inequity, diversity, and LGBTQIA rights.
Who is NOT Rebel Academy Material?
✖ You're too busy to prioritize yourself.
✖ You’re afraid of or don’t believe in investing in yourself.
✖ You're skeptical about this program and if these proven processes will work for you.
✖ You're not coachable and not open to learning new strategies that will advance your skills and uplevel your life.
✖ You believe if you “just keep your head down” and keep working hard, doing what you’ve been doing, that you’re going to get different results.
✖ You need someone to hold your hand every step of the way and tell you what to do.
✖ You’re looking for a quick fix.
✖ You're not willing to put in the work and tend to blame others when things don't go right for you.
✖ You feel other women's success diminishes your own.
Are you ready to boldly step into this new phase in your life and set the world on fire?
You didn’t get to where you are overnight. Getting to where you need to be isn't an overnight proposition. You'll have 9 months to gain the clarity, confidence, courage to design and step into a career and life you love. During that time, you'll work at your own pace, get support with your day-to-day growth and challenges while knowing that you're about to experience a life-altering transformation.
Here's the process.
Many applicants gain greater clarity about their goals through this process
You’re not a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter woman. So the Career Rebel Academy isn’t a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all program.
NO MORE EXCUSES. YOU GOT THIS!
I'm at the top of my career, is it crazy for me to want to find fulfillment now?
I don't want to leave my job...
How much time will it take to see results? I'm super busy!
Dr. Anabelle Broadbent
“This is not one-size-fits-all advice. She listens, and she gets it. It’s great to be able to speak to anyone in the group and ask for guidance, advice, or support. You have a whole community of women who are exactly where you are. Anyone going through a period of uncertainty and searching would be the perfect candidate to work with Dr. Carol. In October 2019, I was asking for a seat at the table. Now I’ve created my own table instead. I wouldn't have been able to do it without the work I did with Carol.”
“Carol Parker Walsh guides you through your journey of self-discovery with exercises and activities that uncover the core of who you are. By completing this journey with her, I can clearly determine the opportunities I want and have the language and confidence to convince others that they need and want me. Carol Parker Walsh pushes you to dig deep to rediscover the authentic you, and to unapologetically let yourself shine in your greatness.”
“This has been an invaluable experience and extremely educational. My confidence has increased exponentially because I have a greater understanding of what works best for me and how to show up as a leader. And the response has been immediate! Carol has expanded my mindset and my possibilities. As women, we are too often misaligned between who we are, where we want to go, and how we show up. I would highly recommend working with Carol.”
Hi! I’m Dr. Carol Parker Walsh (but you can call me Carol)
I'm a midlife career rebel on a mission to provide women the professional development needed to own their authority and leadership and create an aligned strategy to get the career and life they deserve. I know it can seem hard to believe, but doing work you love that's aligned with your values and affords you the lifestyle you've longed for, is 100% possible.
Before I stepped into my true calling, I was a labor and employment attorney for 10 years. I've spent seven years as an HR executive, executive coach, and organizational consultant. After earning my Ph.D., I spent another 10 years in academia as a professor, graduate program director, and dean.
While I was good at what I did, evidenced by my frequent promotions and awards, I never truly loved what I did. I was in my mid-40s when I started to realize I was meant to do something different, something more.
The only problem was I had NO idea what I wanted to do.
I also thought I was crazy to even think about walking away from a fantastic job and enviable income, and so did almost everybody I knew. After 7 years of research, engaging in my personal growth and transformation, strategizing, testing, networking, and soliciting input from others, on the precipice of my 50th birthday, I put my system into action and finally stepped into the career and the life I’ve always wanted and was meant to have.
Now, I’m a highly sought-after speaker, career strategist, and personal branding expert. I’m the go-to coach for Grammy Award winners and Paralympic Gold Medalists. I’ve sat down and interviewed notable women like venture capitalist and CEO Amy Errett, founder of Madison Reed, actress and businesswoman Natasha Gregson Wagner, and veteran journalist and tv anchor Joan Lunden.
Today, I provide solid guidance to women who are ready to expand their vision about what’s possible for them and find the clearest path forward for maximum growth and career achievement.
My unconventional, down-to-earth, no-BS, highly effective coaching style has earned the respect of leaders, executives, and professionals worldwide and a seat on Forbes’ Coaches Council and Newsweek’s Expert Forum. I’m a monthly guest on ABC’s AM Northwest, have appeared on the TEDx stage, and I’ve written 3 Amazon #1 best-sellers.
And now I can't wait to share what I've learned with you so that you can set the world on fire by unleashing your full power and genius.
“Carol is the only mentor and coach I’ve had that can get me from where I am to where I want to be. From helping me develop my image and brand to discovering what I’m really meant to do in this world, she has successfully guided me through from point A to point Z. If you’re looking for a coach — a real coach — who can actually get you to where you want to be, then you have to work with Carol. It’s that simple.”
“I secured an ideal position with a phenomenal company because of Dr. Carol Parker Walsh. She helped to provide me with tools to clarify and implement my vision. I could not understand why previous employment left me empty and emotionally drained. Through her strategic conceptualization and teachings, I learned what kinds of elements, environments, and cultures suit me best. She taught me to seek employment cultures that are conducive to my unique, elemental personality and work ethic. Undergoing her coaching program was the best investment I’ve made in twenty years.
Dr. Tracy Richmond
“I'm much more comfortable talking about myself and my strengths than I ever have been. Especially for executive women, professional women, and women in the middle of their careers, it's empowering. I feel like I have more control over my destiny than I had in the past, and I come home at the end of the day happy with the work that I do.”
I’ve helped clients thrive in high-demand, high-impact organizations just like yours...
The rest of your life is waiting!
The Career Rebel Academy™ is exactly what you need to give you the mindset, support, strategy, confidence, and community at this pivotal time in your life! Don't wait another minute!APPLY NOW!