Marcia Zidle

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Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, is a national known board certified coach and keynote leadership speaker who guides organizations that are planning, or in the midst of, ambitious growth and change. As a career strategist, she works with professionals, managers and executives who want to build • shape • brand • change • vitalize their careers. She’s been selected by LinkedIn’s ProFinder as one of the best coaches for 2016!Her clients range from private owned businesses to mid-market companies to professional service firms to NGO’s. With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organization change; career building and development; emotional and social intelligence. Your Future Starts Now With Marcia!
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Our company is going through some hard times. We are tightening our belt and trying not to lay off our folks, but we may be forced to. How do we make the best of a bad time for our...
I find myself tongue-tied and feeling awkward in "small talk" situations like networking events or conferences where I know few people.  How can I become more comfortable and confident? Most of us do experience an awkwardness, even extroverts like myself, in situations...
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During my time as an outplacement and career transition coach, a client came into my office, opened his briefcase and dumped 20 years of performance reviews and said: “Write my resume.” Two thoughts came to my mind. The first was...
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