Teammates

Career Coaching

Career Coaching Resources

Career coaching is an opportunity for teammates to receive career advice and support, including access to resources from a certified career coach. Coaches are also able to help teammates clarify their professional or educational goals.

Individual coaching is available to teammates. Group coaching will resume soon.  

Individual coaching is available through Bright Horizons. Through this type of coaching teammates receive free expert academic and college financing advice. All teammates, including PRN teammates can schedule an appointment to discuss personalized education plans, evaluate previous coursework and prior learning, learn about discounts or other benefits available through the Education Network, or receive assistance on the admissions and college financing process.  

  • Log into your EdAssist Portal to schedule an appointment
  • Other individual career coaching is available only to selected Workforce Development participants in the Rise to Success, Education that Works and RN Educational Assistance programs.

Group Career Coaching is currently being redesigned for virtual delivery. An announcement will be made when group coaching classes resume.

When classes resume Group Career Coaching will be offered as a series of classes. Participants will:

  • Assess personal interests and motivational skills
  • Understand the Atrium Health career search process
  • Create an action plan to reach career goals
  • Participants must be able to attend all sessions.  

Online, Self-Directed Resources

Teammates who seek career coaching are encouraged to complete the Teammate Professional Online Development Program (LOD-TPD in PeopleLink). See class descriptions below.

Complete this program on your own time. Once you begin, you may choose to complete it all at once or in sections. Aim to complete all items within a six-month timeframe.

Self-improvement for Lifelong Success
We all have areas of our lives to improve. Working toward self-improvement can have a lasting, positive impact on your personal and professional life. In this course you'll learn about the key principles to keep in mind when committing to self-improvement to help keep you on track. You'll also learn how to create a self-improvement plan to organize your activities. This course also covers techniques for building and maintaining an effective self-improvement mentoring relationship, and common obstacles you may face so you can overcome them when you are challenged by them in your self-improvement efforts.

Developing a Plan to Further Your Career
The whole notion of what a career is has changed. You are now responsible for making your own career choices, and it's not always clear which way offers the straightest path. This course guides you through the process of taking inventory of your values, interests, skills, and needs. Then based on these findings, you can determine your strengths. This course also provides tips on how to deal with any weaknesses that are holding you back. You will also learn how to develop and implement your action plan to further your career.

Clarity and Conciseness in Business Writing
Being clear and concise in business documents and messages isn't always easy. But it's essential in the workplace if you want what you write to be read. In this course, you'll explore techniques you can use to make your writing more clear. Specifically, you'll learn about the importance of using short and familiar words, appropriate connotations, concrete and specific language, and transitional words and phrases. You'll also explore tips for being more concise in your writing and best practices for organizing content.

Become a Great Listener
When communicating, the response from the communication recipient is as important as the message that's given. When you're on the receiving end of a communication, you have the responsibility to be receptive and understand what was intended. This requires two essential skills: listening and questioning. In this course, you'll work on sharpening those skills, as well as getting yourself in the right receptive mind-set for communicating.

Navigating Your Own Emotions
One of the most essential skills involved in Emotional Intelligence is self-management. It usually rides on the tail of self-awareness…when you notice an emotion. What can happen is that an emotional response takes on a life of its own, gets hijacked, or snowballs into a reaction that is difficult to control. With self-management skills, you nip it in the bud and control the inward interpretations and outward behaviors associated with strong emotions. You not only self-manage in the moment, but you begin to regulate how you typically respond to things that push your buttons. You build a proactive approach to emotional intelligence – first with your awareness and then a natural flow into self-management. Another reason why self-management is so important is that with it, the relational side of emotional intelligence tends to flow better. You gain appreciation for the challenge of controlling emotional impulses and become more empathetic and patient with others.

Becoming More Professional through Business Etiquette
Your reputation often precedes you in any work environment. It can define your credibility, impact your career opportunities, and shape your relationships with your colleagues. In this course, you'll learn the basics of how to act professionally and practice proper business etiquette. You'll learn how to project a professional image, both in your appearance and in your workspace décor. Finally, you'll learn how to ensure your personal activities, including your social media presence, don't negatively impact your work reputation.

Common Time Management Tasks
This article identifies 10 of the most common time management tasks and strategies to overcome them.

Lean In Video: Focusing on Feedback
This seven minute video addresses the importance of learning how to ask for feedback to maximize your professional growth and development.

10 Tips for Having 1 on 1 Meetings with Your Boss
This article identifies 10 tips for having a successful 1 on 1 meeting with your boss.

Leading Yourself Through Change
This course introduces you to the concept of change as a process and provides tools that can help you embrace change in the workplace.

When finished with this eLearning, you should be able to:

  • Identify the emotions of change as a process
  • Confront your feelings about change
  • Seek support to be able to accept change
  • Describe how to embrace change

Once you have completed the Teammate Professional Online Development Program online program, consider taking the Self-Leadership Certificate Program. Keep in mind, both the Teammate Professional Online Development Program and the Self-Leadership Certificate Program must be completed in order to access the Aspiring Leaders Certificate Program for Non-Leaders.

Mentoring Resources for Teammates

Continuing Care Program Mentoring Program

  • Provides professional growth and development opportunities to Continuing Care Services teammates in an effort to improve teammate retention and development of future leaders within Atrium Health
  • For more information email: crmentoringprogram@atriumhealth.org

Medical Assistants (CMA) Mentoring Program for current Atrium Health CMAs and RMAs

Leadership Mentoring Circles open only to Atrium Health leaders. Application window opens several times each year.

System Resource Groups (SRGs) support recruitment, workforce engagement and retention, and professional development for teammates. Visit the Diversity and Inclusion site for more information on the SRGs below:

 

  • Mentoring Program for Women on the Road to Success (MPWRS) SRG connects accomplished women executives with emerging leaders to provide personal and professional guidance and empower them to achieve their potential.
     
    MPWRS is sponsored by the Women’s Executive Leadership Group (WELG), the longest-running System Resource Group (SRG) within Atrium Health. The application process opens in May-June.
     
    Eligibility: Women who meet the following criteria may apply to participate in the MPWRS mentoring program: 
  • Atrium Health teammate for at least 2 years and in current department for at least 1 year
  • In a manager role with at least one direct report for 1 year or more*
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and civic engagement
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher

*Note: If you are a manager without direct reports, but believe you are eligible based on responsibility and scope and/or influence, please offer an explanation on the application, demonstrating how your work spans cross-functional teams and/or how you demonstrate influence broadly across Atrium Health.

For more information contact: Tracie Taylor, MPWRS Board Chair or Wendy Franklin, MPWRS Board Vice Chair  

  • A2 WeXcel Together SRG is sponsored by African- American Women Exemplifying Commitment to Equity and Leadership (A2WeXcel) System Resource Group (SRG) within Atrium Health.

    WeXcel Together is designed to be a nine-month relationship that will connect a mentee with a leader that will work with mentees to achieve desired mentoring goals. Mentors serve in various leadership roles throughout Atrium Health and will be committed to providing mentees with advice and guidance on establishing a career path and recommendations on how to network effectively.

    Applications will be accepted in July 2021. For more information, contact Tracie Taylor or Whitney Moore, Mentoring Program Coordinators
  • Young Professionals SRG facilitates professional development opportunities and relationships among professionals of all ages by building programs to help them advance their personal and professional growth within Atrium Health. 
  • Unidos Latino/Hispanic SRG is open to teammates and allies, with a connection, an affinity or an interest in making a positive difference in the work lives of Latino teammates and the community we serve

    For more information visit the Diversity and Inclusion System Resource Groups page.      

Additional Resources

For more information, see all Career Development Center Frequently Asked Questions.