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SOURCE Michael Thompson
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From C-Suite executives to talented managers, many organizational leaders are finding new challenges in their careers as they deal with retirement, takeovers, and a depressed economy. But a new book will help them deal with personal and business issues.
"Change in life is inevitable and often unpredictable. But transitions from one stage of life to another have certain identifiable, predictable patterns that can profoundly affect your life and career. Those transitions-the times when your foundations move-are often clear only in hindsight," said executive business coach C. Michael Thompson, author of the new book, "When Your Foundations Move: The Three Crucial Transitions in Life and Career."
"With knowledge and foresight, however, you can see the roadmap in advance of the journey; you can recognize the signs that tell you where you are. You can consciously enable yourself to make a smooth, stable, yet enlivening transition into the next phase of your adult life," said Thompson, a management consultant whose consulting practice focuses on executive leadership development, team dynamics, and the assessment of individual and team effectiveness.
This self-help book draws upon established tenets of psychology and adult development to create a guide for recognizing and understanding the patterns of these transitions, according to Thompson. His clients have included executives from Fortune 500 companies in such diverse industries as manufacturing, insurance, telecommunications, real estate, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and financial services, as well as leaders in the legal, nonprofit and public service arenas.
Using case studies from his many years as an executive coach and career counselor, Thompson addresses the potential pitfalls and solutions for successfully navigating the three critical transitions common to today's adults and for building a solid new foundation for your life, work, and relationships. Instead of seeing them only as challenges, Thompson shows how you can use these periods of transition to enhance the success, significance, and satisfaction of the rest of your life and career.
In praise of "When Your Foundations Move," bestselling author James A. Autry writes: "It's one of those works that will help the reader grow in wisdom and understanding of life's journey, then will come to mean even more the wiser the reader becomes. The reader, no matter his or her age, can benefit from Thompson's words, but I confess that, at my age, all I can say is I wish I'd read this a long time ago."
For information about Mr. Thompson's speaking and coaching services, please go to http://cmichaelthompson.com/
About C. Michael Thompson, J.D.
Michael Thompson is an author and attorney whose diverse career has given him an intimate knowledge of the worlds of business, law, and academia. He has worked with hundreds of senior managers, executives and teams in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
He is the Senior Consultant and Principal of RiverBlue Consulting, LLC, which provides a wide range of assessment, consulting, training, and executive coaching services to its clients. Prior to founding his own firm, he taught as member of the adjunct faculties of Duke Corporate Education, Inc. and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Michael is also a licensed attorney and a Certified Mediator. In addition to his private law practice, he was vice-president and senior counsel of The Wachovia Corporation and taught at the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University, where he also served as Assistant Dean.
An experienced speaker and workshop leader, he has lectured and taught extensively on issues relating to the development of leadership competencies, work/life balance, business ethics, and the role of spirituality in organizational life. His clients have included American Express Company, AT&T, Deutsche Bank, Sara Lee, State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies and GlaxoSmithKline USA.
His publications have appeared in both legal and management publications of national and international circulation. His first book, "The Congruent Life: Following the Inward Path to Fulfilling Work and Inspired Leadership," was nominated as one of the top 10 business books of the year 2000.
Michael also enjoys writing historical fiction. His screenplay "Coldwater" took the Bronze Award at the 2005 WorldFest International Film Festival.
Michael was a John Motley Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his BA and Juris Doctor. He also studied for two years at Washington's Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.
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