5 big reasons career coaches love franchise consultants

Career coaches spend their time helping other people take their next career step. That’s a big responsibility — often involving clients that are highly emotional from the loss of a job or the uncertainty of what’s ahead.

“Often the people that I deal with in transition are pretty emotional,” said career coach Kathy Arrowsmith. “They’re dealing with low self-esteem. Lots of them are in their 50s, even in their 60s, and thought they were in a life-long career. It’s hard for ...

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Fact Check: If I buy a franchise, does that mean I’ll be flipping burgers?

When most people think of a franchise, their minds immediately think fast food. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone.

“I had a real lack of understanding about franchising. “When I thought of a franchise, I thought of something more traditional, like a fast food chain,” said Raymond Lee, CEO of careerminds, a national outplacement firm.

Fact: There are more than 3,000 franchise opportunities in the United States, most of which are not in the fast food sector.

Franchising is a ...

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Can Franchise Consultants Help Outplacement Firms? For this Career Professional, the answer is YES!


Careerminds CEO Raymond Lee spent most of his adult life helping people determine their professional paths. With 18 years of experience in outplacement services, career consulting, and human resources leadership, Lee is capable of steering his clientsRaymond Lee to their ideal career almost every time.

When that career path includes entrepreneurship, he calls Franchise Locators’ Anna Wilds.

“Anna offers expertise in being able ...

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Finding a Franchise When Family Comes First

Patty Bergey saw the writing on the wall. The corporate life she knew was about to end.

The married mother of two boys spent 27 years working in financial services. With the economic troubles of 2008 drying up new business, the division she was working in was shutting down.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThankfully, as employees at her company were given their end dates, they were ...

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Real Estate Appraiser Kicks Some Tail!

Larry Keller was 54 years old when he got the phone call from his boss telling him he was out of a job. Keller spent his entire adult life in the banking industry, serving as an area appraisal manager for Southern California and Hawaii at the time of his layoff.

“I ran the top region for the largest home loan lender in the nation. When the home loan volume went away, so did my job. It was a total shock,” Keller ...

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November 2014

November is a special month to me for two important reasons. First, we celebrate Veterans Day every November 11, and second, this is the season of Thanksgiving.

As many of you know, I served in the United States Air Force during the Persian Gulf War and am thankful for all who served throughout our 238 year history so that we can enjoy the freedoms that other countries only dream about. The American Dream is to own one’s home and to ...

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Globe Trotter Enjoys Family Dinners Now

By 2010, Drayton Mayers had lived and worked in more than 90 countries. He traveled at least once a month, spending a week to 10 days away from his family at a time. His job would go non-stop for 16 hours a day, six days a week at times.

“I missed more anniversaries, birthdays, recitals, soccer games, holidays, skinned knees, you name it … I missed it,” Mayers said.

He knew it was time for a change.

“I was looking for a business ...

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C-Suite Executive Finds Second Career as Franchisee

Fifty-one-year-old Drayton Mayers spent 25 years in the C-Suite, traveling the world for agricultural trade groups dedicated to building global exports for American products. The stressful positions often included regular, international travel that lost its appeal for Mayers. With two teenagers at home and in the midst of a career transition, Mayers wanted a change.

“I was ready to do something else with my life; I just wasn’t sure what,” Mayers said.

Mayer’s outplacement service in Memphis put him in touch with ...

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