Career Planning & Life Coaching

Do you want to accomplish a goal or need help navigating your job search?

You can be your best cheerleader, but you can also be your biggest barrier. Whether it's finding the right career, getting a job, starting a business, or achieving another goal, Sisu-Ursu can help you by:

  • Working with you to generate alternatives and consider various outcomes.
  • Helping you to identify different strategies for achieving your goal.
  • Finding quality resources that fit your needs and style.

Coaching is all about empowerment. It provides you with the opportunity to discern between your wants and needs, meet and rise above your challenges, and achieve your goals. You already have the strength to do this, but a coach can guide you through the process, give you the support you need for building your confidence, and help you identify useful resources. Sisu-Ursu offers both general coaching packages and combination packages combining coaching sessions with interviewing skills development and job search tool creation.

Interview Coaching

Coaching sessions can be interview-specific. Are employers inviting you to move forward in the interview or hiring process. If not, it's time to create a new interview strategy. The following will help you better connect with employers and stand out as a strong candidate:

  • Truly listening to the question and what it is really asking. Most interview questions boil down to just a few themes.
  • Preparing accomplishment-focused examples using Situation/Task-Action-Result (STAR) to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities.
  • Becoming aware of your mannerisms, how you make others feels, and what you can do to improve your body language to make employers like you.
Sisu-Ursu will help you identify what interview questions are really asking, assist you with preparing strong examples using the STAR technique, and provide feedback on how you project yourself.

Coaching topics may include:

  • Developing a preparation strategy
  • Creating an elevator pitch (30-second commercial)
  • Post-interview strategy

About Your Coach

Diane Ursu was inspired by her five years of workforce development experience to start Sisu-Ursu. She transitioned into employment services after moving to Metro Detroit following five years of adventurous living in Michigan's northernmost peninsula, the Keweenaw.

"Sisu" expresses the Finnish spirit of "having guts"—moving forward with perseverance and tenacity. It is precisely the spirit and attitude one needs to advance in a career, find a new job, start a business, or embark on any other life-changing experience, whether business or personal. One of the greatest compliments anyone has paid her is, "You've got sisu!"

A United States Army Veteran, Ursu earned her Master of Business Administration from Northwood University and a is Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) from Baker College of Owosso.

Are you interested in coaching?

Let's find out if it would be a really great fit for us to coach together. I have four criteria that any client must meet:

  • My clients must be ready to make an impact.
  • They must be fun.
  • They must bring along a challenge.
  • And they must understand the power of commitment.

Coaching sessions are generally scheduled once per month, but we may schedule them twice per month if that meets your needs. Payments are made up-front by visiting this page, selecting the appropriate package below, and completing the transaction online.

Do you still want coaching?

Let's start out by scheduling a free phone session to determine whether we would be a great fit for coaching. Please complete the following or email service@sisu-ursu.com to begin scheduling your session.

 

 

12 SESSIONS
$2395

12 one-hour sessions

Email support (max 7 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

6 SESSIONS
$1279

6 one-hour sessions

Email support (max 5 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

3 SESSIONS
$675

3 one-hour sessions

Email support (max 3 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

Career Planning & Coaching Packages

All packages include the following:

  • Personal branding
  • One- to two-page resume using Situation-Action-Result (SAR)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Five revisions in 10 days
  • 20-day review period for minor corrections (typos)

 

PREMIER CAREER
$2985

12 one-hour coaching sessions

Email support (max 7 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

* * *

Professional Resume

Reference Page

Cover Letter

Thank You Note

Networking Cards

LinkedIn Profile

Word, PDF, and Text Files

2 GB Flash Drive

PREMIUM CAREER
$1975

6 one-hour coaching sessions

Email support (max 5 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

* * *

Professional Resume

Reference Page

Cover Letter

Thank You Note

Networking Cards

LinkedIn Profile

Word, PDF, and Text Files

2 GB Flash Drive

COMPLETE CAREER
$1599

6 one-hour coaching sessions

Email support (max 5 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

* * *

Resume

Reference Page

Cover Letter

Thank You Note

Word, PDF, and Text Files

2 GB Flash Drive

 

 

COMPETITIVE CAREER
$1095

3 one-hour coaching sessions

Email support (max 3 per month)

Coaching via phone, Skype, or in person (locally)

Customized coaching plan

* * *

Resume

Reference Page

Cover Letter

Thank You Note

Word, PDF, and Text Files

2 GB Flash Drive