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Caroline Dowd-Higgins          

Career & Professional Development Expert

With over a decade of career & professional development experience, Caroline Dowd-Higgins has a desire to empower and energize people to achieve their personal goals. Her training and keynote style is engaging, high energy and positive with a focus on unlocking the self-advocate within each of us.

Caroline focuses on career, professional development, and empowerment themes utilizing creative techniques to help clients and organizations achieve results. Her formal education includes a Bachelor and Masters degree in Music and her many years singing on the professional stage have helped her hone the fine art of self promotion and stage presence. An accomplished public speaker and presenter, she is adept at helping individuals fine tune their communication skills and improve their professional public image and effectiveness in the workplace. A frequent presenter for corporate and non-profit entities, Caroline enjoys personal coaching, group sessions, and keynotes to help maximize communication effectiveness, on-the-job performance, and satisfaction.

Caroline Dowd-Higgins authored the book and maintains the blog: This Is Not the Career I Ordered® which showcases her savvy professional development advice and women who are thriving after a career transition or reinvention. As Director of Career & Professional Development and Adjunct Faculty at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, she coaches law students on how to prepare for the realities of the world-of-work in the legal arena and beyond. Dowd-Higgins also maintains an active private practice coaching individuals and corporate clients. She speaks nationally on professional development topics specializing in the success of women in the workforce. She writes for the Huffington Post, America Online (AOL), CNN Money, and More Magazine in addition to a column for The Chronicle newspaper in Indiana. Her work is syndicated internationally by major media venues. Dowd-Higgins hosts: Career Coach Caroline, a weekly national broadcast on CBS Radio, Tuesdays at 5pm ET and she is currently working on a special for Public Television on career and life empowerment for women.

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Create Your Professional Personal to Thrive in Your Career

It's not what you say but what they hear! Professional branding is essential to convey the message and command the respect you deserve in the workplace. Learn how to tap your strengths and design a career message that empowers you for success.

Tap Your Self Confidence and Succeed

Landing a job is extremely difficult in this competitive marketplace so nailing the interview is imperative. Learn the essentials of interview style and substance to deliver a confident message that showcases your value to an employer and proves why you will be an excellent return on their investment.

Professional Interview BootCamp

Landing a job is extremely difficult in this competitive marketplace so nailing the interview is imperative. Learn the essentials of interview style and substance to deliver a confident message that showcases your value to an employer and proves why you will be an excellent return on their investment.

Business Etiquette is Not Just for Emily Post

If your career involves people, chances are you will be building and stewarding professional relationships. Learn the do's and taboo's of dining, conversation and interacting in the professional world. A focus on American culture is most of often requested but this session can be customized for international business experiences.

What Every Emerging Leader Needs to Know

Leadership is often learned on the streets of the business world but new leaders need a competitive edge to be successful and achieve results. Learn the techniques of strengths based leadership, how to communicate and listen effectively and foster authentic employee engagement so your team will shine!

Lessons From Wise Women: Strategies to Thrive in the New Career Nrmal

Women need to be in control of their career destiny so it doesn’t happen by default. After interviewing 375+ women around the world for her best-selling book: This Is Not The Career I Ordered, Caroline Dowd-Higgins has compiled valuable professional lessons applicable to every working woman from entry-level to C-Suite executives. Learn the importance of playing to your strengths and honoring your career passions as well as effective strategies to ramp up your professional presence, communication skills, and self-confidence. This high energy keynote is chock-full of valuable take-aways and easy to use action steps to help you make the most out of your career and handle the realities of life balance and work integration.

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