Designing Your Career to Fit Your Life

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12:00 PM

Are you mid-career and looking for a fresh start? Or were you laid off due to COVID-19 and are wondering “Now what?” Are you looking for additional options?  It may be time to pivot and determine how to build a prosperous and fulfilling career around the life you want to live.

In this online course, you’ll explore options that range from traditional jobs working for an employer, to entrepreneurship, to gig and side hustles.  You’ll take a comprehensive assessment that will help determine what’s right for you and how to approach your go-forward plan.

Cost: Free Course

Start Date: September 15, 2021
End Date:  October 6, 2021

This is an online course with 4 synchronous meeting dates:

  • Wednesday, September 15 – 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 22 – 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29 – 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 6 – 12-1 p.m.


I thoroughly enjoyed the class.  I learned so much about myself and my strengths.  I entered the class feeling defeated, depressed and without options.  I am leaving encouraged, motivated and with a plan.

Latasha Williams

I’ve been able to get more done for myself and my own dreams in the last three weeks than I have in the last few years. Thank you both for all of your work on this project. It is truly life altering. 

Shardé R. Lackey

The Designing Your Career session was just what I needed to inspire me to get moving.  I am so thankful for having had the opportunity to participate.

Teresa Oatman

This class has been a God send, a reminder, and a kickstart. I have restored hope and faith in myself. Not only do I have a plan and tools, but I have a deeper understanding of what I bring to the table. 

Jordyn Wright


Dr. Reading is the CEO of LDR Worldwide, a leader in delivering learning solutions to companies across the US and around the world. She was recently recognized as an Outstanding Woman Tech Founder by the Midwest Women in Tech organization. Dr. Reading is also CEO of futureplans.com, a career program that ties people’s talents, education, interests and values to in-demand careers.

She founded Global Corporate College, which builds relationships between Fortune 500 executives and educators to build worker skills – for which she was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young Ohio. Dr. Reading was part of the China-United States Educational Partnership, where she worked with the Chinese government to support behavioral skill development in graduates. Dr. Reading also served as the President of Corporate College at Cuyahoga Community College and had a distinguished career at Baldwin-Wallace University, where she served in numerous roles including VP of Student Affairs.

Julie Jones spent 26 years leading Division I softball programs with her mission being simple – to build Smarter Students, Stronger Athletes and Better People.  Continuing her work of helping student-athletes reach their goals on and off the field, Coach Jones now serves as a Certified Mental Performance and Mindset Coach and Positive Performance Visualization Specialist as the founder of SSB Performance, LLC. – Smarter, Stronger Better Mindset Training and works with sports teams and business organizations from all over the U.S.

Coach Jones also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College teaching well-being and performance, mindset training, athletic coaching and career development courses in both the undergraduate and graduate studies programs.  She is an instructor in Ursuline’s Institute for Women, Wellness & Work where she currently leads the Personal Energy Management program and serves on the Institute’s Women’s Leadership Committee.

A breast cancer survivor, Jones is a 7-time Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Survivor winner and her Akron Garfield High School #9 jersey was retired. Jones was an All-Conference, All-Region and NFCA Academic All-American catcher and 4-year starter at Baldwin-Wallace University, leading her team to the NCAA Tournament as a senior.  She and pitcher Donna Wheeler set the all-time DIII record for strikes outs in a career.

Event Schedule Details

  • 09/16/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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