Last week I went to the Career Management Alliance conference in New Orleans. They just started a new recognition program where they have four awards that they give to people in the career industry (whether you are a member of CMA or not). I was surprised and honored to have earned the award called the Mentor Award.
According to the Career Management Alliance website, the Mentor Award “honors those individuals who have guided, and inspired, their colleagues in tradecraft, entrepreneurship, and community building.”
I usually feel like a vendor… I’m not a career coach, resume writer, counselor or practitioner, so to get recognition like this for being a COLLEAGUE is a real honor. I appreciate the nomination and any discussion about this from the CMA people… thank you!
Here are the other awards and winners:
What Color is Your Parachute Award – Deb Dib
In honor of the founder of modern career counseling and author of What Color is Your Parachute? — Dick Bolles — this award recognizes an individual who has made sustained, innovative contributions to the careers industry — someone who has stayed on the cutting edge and shared his or her knowledge on a wide scale…someone who has helped shape lives and inspired hope.
Bridge Award – Wendy Enelow and Elizabeth Craig
The Bridge Award recognizes one outstanding professional who has made a significant difference in the careers field by connecting professionals from a wide variety of sectors within the industry (e.g., government, academia, the corporate sector, nonprofits, and the entrepreneurial world).
Marketing Innovator of the Year – Jacqui Barrett Poindexter
The Marketing Innovator of the Year award is a great exaltation, recognizing a career management professional who has created and successfully implemented the most innovative practice for building business and enhancing their brand.
Congrats to all recipients and nominees, and thanks to CMA for the recognition 🙂