Craig Nathanson - The Vocational Coach™
Nathanson spent 30 years at the senior levels in both technology
and human resource related areas (Intel, Amdahl, and Right Management
Consultants). He was among the group of founders of Pandesic,
one of the early ecommerce firms where he was Director of Web
development as well as a Vice-President of PeoplePC a joint
venture with Ford Motor Company. His teaching experience is
focused on management, leadership and organizational behavior
although Craig also teaches ecommerce, marketing and topics
in human resources.
Craig has been a visiting lecturer for the Academy of National
Economy in Moscow, Russia, and is currently a visiting professor
for Shenyang Jianzhu and Shenyang University of technology in
China and Vietnam National University and Solvay Brussels school
of Economics. Craig is also a honorary lecturer at the University
of Liverpool and the University of Roehampton in England. Additionally
Craig is an online professor for Keller Graduate school of management.
Craig Nathanson has written and published 4 books including,
to find the Right work during challenging times, a new approach
to life and work after 40 and The
Best Manager, getting BETTER results with people.
Craig founded in 2000 an online community for finding vocation
after 40 and most recently a new online community for learning
and developing management skills. Craig is an active speaker,
private coach for those over 40, executive coach for senior
managers and workshop leader.
Additionally, Craig has been teaching in the San Francisco
bay area with Cal State East Bay since 2001. Craig has been
professionally affiliated with the American Society of University
Professors, American Management Association, Association of
Humanistic Psychology, Member- Board of Directors- US National
Foundation of online business colleges and Association of Small
Book Publishers. Craig earned an M.A. in Human Development from
the Fielding Graduate Institute, CA, a M.S. in Telecommunications
Management from Golden Gate University, Ca and a B.A. in Human
Relations and Organizational Behavior at University of San Francisco,
Craig completed doctoral research in Human and Organizational
Development at The Fielding Graduate Institute, Ca.
Craig and his family live in Northern California.
What some of Craig's clients have said about Craig's
Craig, I cannot tell you how many people LOVED your presentation. You are a dynamic speaker and so articulate; friendly and really good putting humor into the talk. Plus, you made a lot of people think!
Thanks again Craig. You’re one of few that make a difference
-Terry Thomas- International Association of Administrative Professionals- California
P Is For Perfect is a fantastic book. You have to admire Craig Nathanson's courage for sharing his story and his ideas for others to follow.
- Yanfang Yang- China
Craig, The workshop that you gave to General Motors Baltimore Women in Manufacturing Organization was well received by the attendees. In speaking with each of the women after the event, it was apparent that everyone brought something very personal away from the workshop that they hadn't considered previously. It was important for our group to actually take some time to reflect on what our vision of our perfect vocational day could be. Thank you for your time and insight!
-Kate Williams, Chair-TMIE
General Motors-Powertrain- Baltimore Operations
I've been working with Craig weekly for several months. I am continually impressed with how intuitive Craig is. He always has my best interests and objectives in mind, even when I veer off track. I've read the books ("P is for Perfect," "Zen and the Art of Making a Living," "What Color is Your Parachute," "Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People," etc.) and I've met with other career counselors. I've gone to University career centers, spent hours online, and done work on my own trying find a career that combines my passions, talents, and experience. I can honestly say, I've never been so on-track. I feel incredibly lucky to have found Craig. I profit from his career and interpersonal Wisdom. My sessions with Craig are absolutely the best investment I have made in my vocational life. Anyone who is not satisfied with their vocational life WILL benefit Immensely from working with Craig.
-Lance A. Wexler, from California
Dear Craig, Thanks for your efforts. You were a great radio guest.
Ron Visconti- KNEW Radio- Job Talk
Thanks so much for giving your talk to us. Very inspirational!!
Ginger Klasnich- Director, Alameda and Contra Costa county development
Craig Nathanson combines intellect, creativity, caring for people, research and humor in a unique synthesis that makes a positive, special and inspiring difference to all those with whom he works.
-Dr. Jeremy J. Shapiro, NewYork City, professor and author, "Mindful Inquiry"
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