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Virtual Coaching Series Highlights

Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Buddenhagen
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On June 2nd, the FWA wrapped up a series of virtual coaching workshops led by coach Jim Arnoff. In an open forum setting, Jim led an engaging 90-minute session entitled ‘Tell the Career Coach What’s on Your Mind’.

Questions from the audience ranged from job searching in the current climate, to how to network and how to pitch yourself with impact.

Below are a few tips shared on the above-mentioned topics:

  • when connecting, use the term ‘I am reaching out’ and always ask what you can do to support them.
  • when networking, ask questions such as ‘what do you love most about what you are doing right now’ or ‘what would you have always wanted to achieve career-wise’.
  • always aim to close the call with a specific date to follow-up.
  • when pitching yourself, think about what sets you apart (being a parent, having different careers; your volunteering; classes you are taking)

Thank you to Jim for hosting another eye opening and empowering session to our FWA community!

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