Career Coaching

Career Coaching Resources

Group Career Coaching

As one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations, our primary focus is the health and safety of our patients, teammates and communities.

Due to COVID-19 policy, Atrium Health has cancelled upcoming Group Career Coaching sessions.

Group Career Coaching will be offered as a series of three classes throughout the year.

During this Group Career Coaching series, 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 three sessions. 
  • Register on PeopleLink here: Career Coaching - Group 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.

Individual Career Coaching

Career coaching is available to participants in the following programs:

Beginning in January 2020, group and individual career coaching will be available to all teammates.


Additional Resources


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Career Coaching?
Career coaching prepares and supports teammates for professional growth and success at Atrium Health. Two types of career coaching will be offered through the Career Development Center:

  1. Individual career coaching is available to teammates who are program participants only (noted above). All other teammates are encouraged to complete the on-line modules or register to attend a group career coaching class (see above).
  2. Group career coaching classes will be offered in a three-part series. Participants must be able to attend the entire three-part series. See above for class details and registration information.

Who is eligible for Career Coaching?
Individual career coaching is available to program participants in the CNA to RN, Rise to Success and Education that Works programs.

Group Career Coaching is available to all teammates, but primarily geared toward teammates who are individual contributors or front-line teammates. Classes begin Tuesday, February 4, 2020. More classes will be added throughout the year. See above.

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