Looking for Help for Your Career?

You’ve come to the right place.

I’m Carol Ross.  Since 2003, I’ve been a career coach, serving hundreds of clients. Before that, I was a Bell Labs engineer.

Each month, I hold a virtual event that will help you move forward in your career. Whether it’s a Campfire Conversation where I’ll answer your most pressing career questions (and maybe do a bit of coaching), or an interview with an expert, or an hour of speed networking over webcam, these events will provide not just knowledge, but tools and connections to others.  Our biggest dreams are achieved by moving into action, with others.


November 15, 2013, 1pm ET

Campfire Conversation: Career Q+A

Join me for honest conversation, sage advice (okay, I’m not ancient, but I have been around the block a few times), and maybe even a few tall tales.  I’m looking forward to our “virtual campfire” where I’ll answer your career questions for a full hour.


Once you register for this free event, you’ll get information for attending.  You can attend via phone, Skype, or  the Internet. Photo by 



December 17, 2013, 6pm ET

Campfire Conversation: Six Questions for the New Year

For December’s Campfire Conversation, we’ll start the hour by exploring .  Get ready to pause from the daily grind, reflect on 2013, and plan for a fabulous 2014!





October 3, 2013, Noon

Lunch Meetup in Chicago

The first word that comes to mind when I think of past meetups is FUN, followed by CONNECTION.  How could it be otherwise when so many people gather in one place?


  • What: Great food and even better conversation with interesting professionals.  People who already have this event on their calendar include: a twenty-something CEO of a hot start up, a supply chain guru who bikes to work in the winter (in downtown Chicago!), a marketing professor who has a passion for making mentoring more widespread, and a change management practitioner inside a top university. 
  • When: Thurs, Oct 3, at noon
  • Where: , 833 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL,
  • RSVP by Oct 1

As I’ve done in the past, if you travel from another state to attend the meetup, lunch is on me. Seating is limited, so register soon to get a place at the table.

September 12, 2013, 6pm ET

Campfire Conversation: Career Q+A


July 10, 2013, 6:30pm ET

How to Make a Living and Difference in the Second Half of Life: Interview with Marci Alboher

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Check out the post right here zulily.com

Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game).   is a leading authority on the changing face of work and a Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. Learn to strike a balance between doing good and doing well–in a way that will sustain you through this new stage of life.

Marci and I had a lively discussion about her new book, . Chock full of useful tips, you’ll also hear an offer for helping you transition into your own encore career at the end of the hour.



May 2 and 3, 2013

To Sell is Human:  Two Part Interview and Workshop With Dan Pink

Would you be surprised to learn that no matter what your industry or career of choice, you work in sales? Perhaps it isn’t sales in the conventional way you think about it, but according to New York Times bestselling author , “we’re all in sales now.”

On Thursday, May 2nd, Dan discussed his new book, .

Watch the interview with Dan Pink .

On Friday, May 3rd, Carol worked with participants on developing a Pixar Pitch, a framework used by Pixar Studios and featured in Dan’s book that is used to tell an effective story.

Click to watch the Pixar Pitch session with Carol.