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Highly Acclaimed Coach Jim Arnoff Interactive Sessions

Wednesday, April 29, 2020   (0 Comments)
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On April 6th and 23rd, respectively, Career Coach and FWA member, Jim Arnoff, ran two Zoom workshops focusing on career empowerment: ‘Embracing What You Can Control in Your Career…Lose the Fear, Gain the Power’ and ‘Creating That Ideal Career in Your New World…Now More Than Ever!’

Throughout the first, interactive session, Jim asked participants to articulate any work-related challenges they were facing in the current virtual working climate. He also encouraged everyone to take advantage of the current climate and reach out to others being mindful of the words used when connecting.

Jim shares a few tips about reaching out to others:

  • demonstrate that you are genuinely connecting with that person (after something you read or someone you spoke with recently);
  • don’t reach out with expectations: come across as authentic and ask how you can support that person right now; and
  • your ‘ask’ must match the relationship.

Throughout the second session on creating your ideal career, Jim asked participants to identify and articulate their dream career and encouraged all participants to create visuals (a white board or a wall covering that acts as a white board with pictures) because doing so will create a stronger sense of feasibility to the brain.

As participants shared practical and personal challenges, Jim illustrated how to focus on what we can control and how we can make our dream career a reality.

A few tips second session included:

  • in addition to a white board, say your dream career out loud;
  • get a partner to help you envision your dream career;
  • when you articulate that dream career, be specific and act as if you are already there;
  • when defining your dream career, consider if your energy intersects with your skills and if it is a match.
Book recommendation:

‘Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement’ by Rich Karlgaard

Thank you to Jim for hosting these empowering sessions!

About Jim Arnoff
Jim Arnoff is a Certified Life/Career/Business Coach to the entertainment and financial services industries, entrepreneurs and NYU alumni.

Jim is certified by the International Coach Federation and performs mentor coaching and teleclasses for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and founded the Gay Coaches Collective.

Jim Arnoff is also a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and digital media. He practices entertainment law in television, film and digital. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He leads workshops for One Hundred Women in Finance, the Producers Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Writers Guild of America, and the New York Junior League, amongst many others.

Jim is a member of the New York State, New York City and LGBT Bar Associations.

About the FWA
The FWA is dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community. Celebrating its 63rd year advancing women, the FWA fosters “off-the-job training for on-the-job success” for its members. BNP Paribas proudly supports the FWA as a President’s Circle Sponsor. For more information, please visit