What’s Your Next Step After College Graduation?

“You have the rest of your life to figure out what to do with the rest of your life”. -Nicki Sanders, The Packaged For Success Coach

 

What’s Your Next Step?
If you’re unsure of what to do after college graduation then join our My Next Steps Group Coaching Program to get peer support and take action on new ideas for your post graduation journey.

 

My Next Steps Group Coaching Program for Millennials (3 months)
o Individual investment is $349.00 per month
o Implement our 5 STEPS Success System
o College Students ■ Recent Grads ■ New Employees

 

Group Coaching Package Includes:
• One monthly one hour group coaching call for three months
• One 30 minute monthly individual coaching call
• Private Facebook group
• Weekly exercises, tips, or notes sent by email (no coaching will be provided by email)
• Celebration call at the end of the 90 Days

 

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Nicki Sanders, The Packaged For Success Coach, is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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Never Stop Learning: 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp after College Graduation

 

Advice is never in short supply for new college graduates. I’m sure you’ve been given financial, career, health, and even relationship advice over the last few weeks. Your college years may have ended but education is continuous. My advice to you today is covers a variety of topics – Never Stop Learning.

 

Never Stop Learning: 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp after College Graduation

1. Read – I know you’ve read thousands upon thousands of words during your college years but don’t stop now. There is more to literary life than textbooks. Reading is a great way to exercise your brain and stay up to date on trends in your industry. Take some time to read for both fun and knowledge building.

2. Classmates – Strengthen your brain cells and your network by staying connected to your classmates. Stimulating conversations with peers about new jobs, new skills, and new experiences encourages new ways of thinking and looking at the world.

3. Travel – Remember those educational field trips from middle school? Well forget them as you go out and explore your world. Experiencing new cultures, ideas, and people is a great way to boost your creativity and productivity (and make great dinner party conversation).

4. Informational Interviews – This is a great insider secret even if you are not job hunting. Build your knowledge base by spending time with experienced professionals who can offer practical advice and innovative ideas not only about your career field but travel, academics, finances, relationships, and health.

5. Continuing Education – There are no shortage of ways to continue your education after college. Professional associations, employers, colleges/universities, adult education centers, and businesses offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops to help you become a life-long learner. Some are even free and very low cost.

*Honorable Mentions – Free webinars, podcasts, and teleseminars

 

Where will you learn?

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Nicki Sanders, The Packaged For Success Coach, is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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Congratulations Class of 2015

 

“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.”

-Sydney Madwed

 

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My Next Steps Group Coaching Program

Get peer support and take action on new ideas for your career journey.

 

My Next Steps Group Coaching Program for Millennials (3 months)
*Individual investment is $349.00 per month
*Implement our 5 STEPS Success System
*College Students ■ Recent Grads ■ New Employees

 

Group Coaching Package Includes:
• One monthly one hour group coaching call for three months
• One 30 minute monthly individual coaching call
• Private Facebook group
• Weekly exercises, tips, or notes sent by email (no coaching will be provided by email)
• Celebration call at the end of the 90 Days

 

“Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Nicki Sanders, The Packaged For Success Coach, is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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My Next STEPS Group Coaching Program for Millenials

 

My Next Steps Group Coaching Program for Millenials

*Get peer support and take action on new ideas for your career journey.*

 

My Next Steps Group Coaching Program for Millennials (3 months)
~Individual investment is $349.00 per month
~Implement our 5 STEPS Success System
~College Students ■ Recent Grads ■ New Employees

 

Group Coaching Package Includes:
• One monthly one hour group coaching call for three months
• One 30 minute monthly individual coaching call
• Private Facebook group
• Weekly exercises, tips, or notes sent by email (no coaching will be provided by email)
• Celebration call at the end of the program

 

The Packaged for Success Coach
Connect with a Career Coach who is undergraduate and graduate first generation college student, college parent, adjunct professor, MSW, and experienced supervisor of interns and emerging and seasoned professionals.

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Nicki Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.
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Who Is Nicki Sanders?

 

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” -Golda Meir

 

Who is Nicki Sanders, The Packaged for Success Coach?
I am mother, a daughter, a sister, an entrepreneur, an advocate, and a true introvert. I’m not one who naturally talks a lot about myself or shines the spotlight on myself. Today I will share 13 blogs about The Packaged for Success Coach written by guess who…yep, Nicki Sanders, the Packaged for Success Coach. (I can hardly believe I actually wrote 13 blogs about myself).  Check me out: 

 

  1. 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned Last Year
  2. Nicki Have You Been Packaged For Success?
  3. I Told My Daughter She Can Change The World
  4. 8 Things About Nicki
  5. Stop Hiding Nicki
  6. Stop Hiding Nicki Part II
  7. I Swam With A Dolphin
  8. I Was The First To Go To College
  9. Find What You’re Missing
  10. I Quit My Federal Job
  11. I Was Born For This!
  12. Do I Really Love School?
  13. Nicki Sanders, College Speaker

 

Book Nicki Sanders
Nicki Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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Hire The Packaged for Success Coach

 

Objective ¤ Strategic ¤ Supportive ¤ Challenging

Basic Individual Career Coaching Package (3 months)
• Basic Individual Coaching Package $497.00 per month
• Undergraduate College Student Coaching $397.00 per month

 

Coaching Package Includes:
– A one hour individual coaching call each month.
– One accountability email each week (no coaching will be provided by email).
– Three month commitment required.

 

Focus:
We will focus on the issues that are important to your life. For Example:
• Transition from College to Career
• Landing Your First Job After Graduation
• Clarifying Your Career Goals
• Building a Professional Network

 

The Packaged for Success Coach
Connect with a Career Coach who is undergraduate and graduate first generation college student, college parent, adjunct professor, MSW, and experienced supervisor of interns and emerging and seasoned professionals.

Nicki Sanders MSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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Not Too Late To Donate To Pack A Backpack Drive

 

Our National Foster Care Month Pack A Backpack™ Drive provides an opportunity raise awareness of the experiences and needs of teens in the system and also encourages the community to find other ways to get involved. During the drive we are collecting backpacks (luggage and duffel bags) filled with personal hygiene items for teen males in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters.

 

Our 4th Annual Pack A Backpack™ Drive began April 1, 2015 and has been extended through, May 16, 2015.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GET INVOLVED!

  • There is time to make a financial contribution.
  • There is still time to arrange a pickup of your donations.
  • There is still time to spread the word to your family, friends, and coworkers.
  • There is still time for your family, friends, and coworkers to make a donation.

The Time Is NOW!

We are making a SPECIAL APPEAL to MEN: fraternities, men’s groups, men’s ministries, barber shops, coaches, and sports teams.  JOIN US TODAY!

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Nicki Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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5 Ways Students Decrease Final Exam Scores

 

There is no doubt that the end of the semester is stressful. Final exams can make even the most confident student doubt their knowledge and abilities. There are things you can do to increase your final exam scores and other actions that sabotage your success.

 

5 Ways Students Decrease Final Exam Scores
1. Cramming for the exam instead of planning ahead and studying and reviewing the material over time.
2. Not getting enough sleep the night before. A tired break doesn’t function at peak potential.
3. Arriving to the test site late and/or disorganized. It is best to pace yourself and use all the time allotted for the exam.
4. Not eating a nutritious meal before the exam. Hunger is a huge distraction and can also cause a headache. Certain foods like oatmeal, berries, and eggs can even boost brain function.
5. Stating negative words to yourself like “I’m not good at taking tests” or “I’m going to fail” or “This is too hard” is detrimental to your performance. Encourage yourself.

DON’T DO THIS!

 

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Nicki Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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5 Career Lessons You Can Learn From New Edition

 

I LOVE New Edition. I have loved New Edition since 1983. From Candy Girl to Still In Love With You – I have grown up with them. In 2014, New Edition traveled the United States on their All Six tour – Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Ralph, Mike, and Johnny hit the stage together again after years. Without a new musical project in stores they filled large arenas (like the Verizon Center in Washington, DC) with screaming, die-hard fans. New Edition’s three decades in the music industry is a great example of how to build a successful career.

 

5 Career Lessons You Can Learn From New Edition:
1. Do What You Love – For all you In Sync and B2K fans, New Edition was the original boy band. They have been in the music industry over 32 years and have a cult like following because of the love they have for what they do. You don’t experience this type of longevity in a tough industry without passion.
2. Build A Brand – New Edition is consistent. They are known for three things: (1) signature suits, (2) awesome choreography, and (3) adding rap/talk to their R&B sound.
3. Collaborate – Create a team and support system that not only encourages you but challenges you to stay the course and maximize your potential. In addition to the 8 New Edition group albums, all of the New Edition members have achieved individual success as artists – Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Bell Biv DeVoe (Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe). Ralph, Johnny, and Bobby also tour as Heads of State. In my opinion they are equally talented – no one outshines the others.
4. Nurture Your Talent – When you attend a New Edition concert you get a SHOW.  All of the New Edition members are in their mid to late forties. They have practiced and rehearsed their songs and dance routines for over 30 years.  To be able to sing and execute the choreography learned in their twenties takes commitment, hard work, and self-care. They Rock!
5. Do Your Best – New Edition are performers. Each time they hit the stage or touch a microphone they give their best. They know that their fans want to hear the old songs and the new songs. They know that true New Edition fans buy concert tickets to hear My Prerogative (Bobby), Sensitivity (Ralph), Rub You The Right Way (Johnny), and Poison (BBD) just like we want to hear If It Isn’t Love and they don’t disappoint. They do more than they are paid to do and it brings us to our feet every time!

Did I already say how much I LOVE New Edition?

 

ASK NICKI
Ask Nicki
how to build a successful career during my LIVE monthly FREE 30 minute group question and answer telephone call on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:00pm – 9:30pm.

(This is a “round robin” Q & A format. Questions are taken on a first come first served basis. Time is limited. Call in early to increase the likelihood that your question will be answered.)

 

Check out the talent of all six New Edition members in the Hit Me Off video.

 

5 Career Lessons You Can Learn From New Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders, The Packaged For Success Coach, is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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College Final Exams: Reflect and Study

 

The end of the spring semester is here and final exam season is in full effect. The final exam alternative is usually a research paper or project. My order of preference is: (1) project, (2) research paper, and (3) final exam.

What about you?

 

The number one final exam rule is don’t procrastinate. Study do not to cram for the test. Let’s keep it real – final exams suck! There is nothing fun or exciting about being tested on a full semester worth of reading materials and assignments. A strategy that may help shift your perspective on the final exam process is to reflection. I suggest you take time to reflect on the course and the semester overall. Reflection can help you gain clarity about what you learned, how you can apply the information to your life outside the classroom, and how you have grown academically and personally throughout the semester. In a nutshell, reflection is about self-evaluation and self-awareness. Taking time to reflect on your experience can help you discover your strengths, understand more about your values, learn from your mistakes, identify areas for improvement, do more of the things that worked well, and plan for your future.

 

“We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed.” -William Whewell

 

Here are 8 tips to ace your final exams:
1. Start studying early
2. Create a thorough study guide
3. Read your notes aloud or have someone quiz you
4. Get a good night’s sleep and a healthy meal before exam day
5. Arrive to testing site a few minutes early so you do not have to rush
6. Review everything again
7. Clear your mind of doubt with deep breathing and positive affirmations
8. Believe in your ability and give your best

GOOD LUCK!!

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Nicki Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager. She has packaged her Masters of Social Work degree and over 15 years of work experience into Packaged For Success, a training and professional development company. Packaged For Success provides career coaching to college students, entry-level job hunters, and experienced employees seeking a promotion. Packaged For Success also offers communication and productivity improvement training for employees and supervisors and provides consultation on building sustainable, impactful, socially responsible community programs.

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