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Changing Your Career Path - Michael Alan Tate

December 26, 2019

Many find themselves unhappy in their career paths and get lost when switching directions. Accomplished author and career coach, Michael Alan Tate, discusses how to be more intentional in career planning and how to effectively change career paths.

Get intentional about what you want. -Michael Alan Tate

Takeaways + Tactics 

  • Family history is a great guide
  • Putting personal skills and values in writing helps to identify individual strengths and weaknesses.  Writing is a strong tool in intentional career planning 

  • Gravitate to the language you love being around and follow its direction to the most suitable industry

Guest Bio

Michael Alan Tate is the President of On the Same Page Consulting, Inc. As a consultant passionate about career transitioning, Michael has authored The White Shirt: Find Your Ideal Career with the Secrets Hidden in This Ancient Story, Design a Life that Works, On the Same Page, Faith Matters, and is the writer behind the Leadership and Life Journal blog. He has a formal education in psychology, education and religion, and holds professional certifications including Benchmark® facilitator for the Center for Creative Leadership and Birkman Method® Consultant. Michael is also a Compression Planning® storyboard planning specialist and graphics facilitator, and has had active involvement in the Institute for Career Certification International Institute, having served as CFO and sitting Governor on the ICCI worldwide board.


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Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers. 

Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.