Dalton, Dorothy -

Dorothy Dalton

U.K

Coach, École des Ponts Business School

  • Module(s): Career coaching, soft and leadership skills, job search strategies, political skills, networking,  managing unconscious bias, executive presence, promotion grooming, post MBA coaching  

LinkedIn : https://be.linkedin.com/in/dorothydalton

My main focus is the talent pipeline. I work with companies to identify, attract and retain the best talent to maximize business success for the organization, as well as the individual personally. I also specialize in coaching for individuals in career transition. I have coached probably thousands of international clients to achieve their professional goals, whatever they may be.  I have an additional special interest in the development of female talent, via my company 3Plus International. I set up 3Plus to support women in the workplace and companies who seek gender balance. I am enjoying working in the area of unconscious bias, especially in the selection and promotion process.
I have an internationally recognized blog on career transition. As a regular panelist on issues related to the future of HR and work as well as gender balance, I contribute frequently to other media. I am a VIP commentator and interviewer for HRTechWorld.  I am a conference speaker and trainer as well as being a member of the Oracle HR Influencers Group in the Tech sector.  For my sins I am a ranked coach and recruiter on Twitter.
I have an internationally recognized blog on career transition. As a regular panelist on issues related to the future of HR and work as well as gender balance, I contribute frequently to other media. I am a VIP commentator and interviewer for HRTechWorld.  I am a conference speaker and trainer as well as being a member of the Oracle HR Influencers Group in the Tech sector.  For my sins I am a ranked coach and recruiter on Twitter.

My career has spanned corporate H.R., European Sales & Marketing and global Executive Search, coaching and training. I’ve lived and worked internationally which has given me sound cross cultural understanding. Twice in my career I have gone from a relatively senior level to the bottom of the pile and learnt new skills. It’s been a great life lesson about ego and not to let it get in the way.

I love working with MBA students because it’s great to be around people with energy and commitment. The process is a two way street and I suspect learn as much from them as they do from me. They help me to stay connected to what’s going on in the market place and give me a different perspective.

My overall goal is to share career management tools that students can apply on their own. They are long term professional and life skills.  Any client who works with me should have a good understanding of the need for self-reflection and inner work. When you are a busy MBA there is a tendency to want to fast forward through this part of the process and hope that everything will be sorted at the end. Generally it won’t be. Transition in all its forms is challenging; but it should be fun. But it does require work.  Self -insight is a critical leadership characteristic, usually achieved more thoroughly working with a trusted coach.

Steven Covey said “Begin with the end in mind.” Most students of any cohort choose to invest in an MBA because they want to enhance or change their career. It’s important to lock into career coaching early to explore options, establish strengths and career development areas. Soft skill development is vital for any career whether as an entrepreneur or within a corporate environment.   These considerations can impact module choices as well as overall career goals. Career coaching is vital to this process and will have significant long term value. The courses I teach are life skills for career management. They help students drill down through what seem to be unclear possibilities, research their options to create a career strategy with a plan which they can adapt if necessary.

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