Just Five Rules – Self-Coached IT Career Change

This is the title of a book I’m now writing for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are thinking about changing careers.

UPDATE: 2016-04-10: The eBook is now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and on iBooks, for just US$0.99.
Release date will be Monday, May 23, 2016. The price will increase after the book is launched.

A successful career change can be a planned process with some predictable outcomes along the way. However, for many people it often turns out to be a stressful journey into an uncertain and bewildering future. This is especially so when the career change is involuntary, there is pressure to find a new role fast, and beliefs about what may be possible are too limited.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

just five rules self-coaching

I’ve been through two major career transitions / changes (one into the tech world in 1986 and another out of it in 2007), and also coached a handful of IT people around various career obstacles. In my experience, self-coaching is a must-have skill set.


This book will describe that skill set in the form of a simple self-coaching model I call “just five rules.”

It will also show readers how to go about self-coaching into, through and out of a career change. (People planning a career transition within the world of IT may also find the coaching model of some use.)

In the meantime, I invite you to join my mailing list to get ‘early bird’ news on new book releases and giveaways. Also, if you want a ‘short read’ about getting started on a big goal like career change, check out my ‘1 hour read’ (that’s Amazon’s assessment…) called ‘Living Your Best Life‘. See the ‘book table‘ for details of that one.

– Mark McClure,
Tokyo, Japan

twitter: @markmcclure2day

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