Break Your Rut (May/June 2020) A six-module, action-oriented, group coaching program designed to increase your personal and professional success

What is the program?

A fast-paced, carefully structured and facilitated group coaching program, designed for ambitious mid-career professionals. The program is led by an experienced coach and facilitator, and includes plenty of opportunity for peer learning. Groups are capped at 6 participants to ensure time for rich discussion and individual attention.

Do you regularly promise yourself that this year / month / project will be "better", but continue to find yourself frustrated? Are you often bored? Mad at yourself? Falling into unproductive habits?

Are you seeking a new opportunity, determined not to repeat old mistakes, but unsure how to break the pattern? Are you struggling to rebrand in place as you progress in your career?

Has the unprecedented economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic forced you to take a fresh look at career choices - and you're determined to do it right?

If you're ready to make a difference in your professional life, this is a great opportunity to take responsibility for your own success. This program challenges you, helps you to learn form your career to date, and supports you in developing a plan and strategies for success.


We begin with reflection (looking back), move into analysis (the now), get pragmatic (the tools), and move into a plan (looking forward). This is not therapy and it's not an extended venting session. This is about understanding yourself and building an actionable, accountable plan. We consider strategies to make space for change and the tools you'll need to implement it.

6 sessions, building on one another for strategic outcomes, described by BYR graduates

Exercises for preparation and reflection will be provided between sessions. Ongoing coaching support and peer interaction will be provided through a closed discussion group, helping you to stay on track.

This course is designed as facilitated peer mentoring. The coach will provide exercises, resources, feedback, and guidance. She will help the group to maintain focus and momentum, ensuring a purposeful discussion towards established goals.

Participants will also share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of the group. You'll bring not only your challenges but also your learned skills, innate talents, and compassionate perceptions.

Where and when?

Virtually, via Zoom.

Session 1 is 2 hours long, giving the group a chance to build relationships and learn about each other. Sessions 2-6 are 90 minutes long.

4:30 pm every Wednesday. May 6th - June 11th. This is an accelerated session, harnessing the opportunities provided by the current WFH environment.

Bonus content

Understand your motivators

In your efforts to improve your professional and personal satisfaction, it's one thing to understand what your behaviors are, but another to understand the why. Participants can add on to their coaching experience the Predictive Index (PI) tool - including the assessment, a group training session, and a one-to-one call to learn more about your results.

The PI group training session will take place on Monday, May 18th, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. This is timed between sessions 2 and 3 to provide insights that can be used for further work. Please note: there is an additional charge for the PI component.

The PI is a science-based tool that gives insight to our motivators - what drives our behavior. Understanding these drives gives clarity to why some tasks are energizing and others depleting. That understanding, in turn, allows improvement.

While the PI will provide additional materials (as will any self-understanding tool you may have previously completed, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthFinders, or DiSC), the coaching course materials will also stand alone.

Your coach is a certified PI Analyst and PI Ambassador who regularly uses, presents and trains with the PI assessment tool, in partnership with full-time PI Consultants.

Who should participate?

The program is designed for professionals with at least 8 years experience (not in your first professional position, and in a role with some authority/autonomy). You should be driven to take ownership of your personal and professional success - striving for a satisfying career and willing to put in the work it will take to get there.

The group will have a minimum of 4 participants and will be capped at 6. The cohort will be built in the order of registration, with every effort to avoid direct competitors in the same group. Once this cycle is fully subscribed, we will build a waitlist for a future session.

Coach qualifications

The facilitator, Joanna Hoffschneider of Resolute Consulting, is a 20+ year marketing and business development professional with a background in teaching and training, a passion for professional development, and broad experience in coaching and facilitation. She works one-on-one as a coach, facilitates peer mentor groups and retreats, and speaks regularly on professional development and leadership issues.

Your Coach

"I believe we contemplate change over an extended period, but the work of active change is usually concise. Indeed, a sense of urgency is key to making change happen! This program will help get you over the change hump - moving past frustration, to understanding and action."

Drawing on her experience facilitating peer mentoring groups, Joanna has designed the six-session “Break Your Rut” program, targeting mid-career professionals who need to refresh their focus and career direction. Her professional experience can be viewed in detail here.


Coaching program

The six-session (ten hour) coaching program, including between-session feedback and support, all materials, and hosted calls is priced at $750/participant. This is a discount of 25% to the program's usual pricing, to recognize that many participants may be experiencing economic uncertainty at present.

Optional PI Assessment

The PI tool, including assessment, group training session, one-to-one readback call, and all materials is priced at $300/participant.

Terms and Conditions

A $250 deposit is payable upon registration, with the balance due upon confirmation of course delivery.

Registrations will be accepted until Friday, May 1st. Participation will be in order of registration, with every effort to avoid direct competitors within the cohort.

Course delivery will be confirmed by Monday, May 4th. All balances will be invoiced at that time and are due immediately.

What next? Ask Joanna

Q: I can't make the schedule for this course. Will it happen again?

A: This is the first open-enrollment cycle of Break Your Rut for 2020. If there is sufficient demand, it will be offered again later this year.

Q: This is a big time commitment at a tricky time of day - how do I make that work?

You're right. This is a significant time commitment, but it's a significant exercise to undertake and may require concessions at work and/or at home to make it work. The course has been modified in ways we hope make it more accessible during this period of working from home.

If necessary, can you ask for a flex schedule at work for these six days? Either disclosing what you're doing if that's appropriate, or simply stating that you are taking on a personal development/training course of some type. Presentation training is usually a neutral topic!

Are you asking for comp time, using vacation, or simply letting people know you'll signing off early as a courtesy? These are all slightly different positions. Let me know if you would like to chat this through.

Q: I don't want my boss to know I'm doing this. How do you handle that?

A: I will never disclose that we have a coaching relationship, unless you give me explicit permission to do so. Confidentiality is addressed in the first session. Effective coaching takes trust - confidentiality is part of that.

To learn more and get your own questions answered, please contact me directly at Joanna@ResoluteConsulting.co or 301 873 9481.

Are YOU Ready?
Created By
Joanna Hoffschneider


Created with images by Michael Weidner - "rails end 6" • Ken Treloar - "Why?"