Career Change Guide

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Michael B. Schoettle – Author: Career Change Guide

For more than two decades, Michael Schoettle worked with and placed executives in client organizations as a Partner of Heidrick & Struggles, a leading global executive search firm. He then created and co-managed a course and career coaching program for Executive MBAs at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In addition, he volunteered for five years at the non-profit Chrysalis, teaching “Job Prep” to felons recently out of prison. Earlier in his career, he worked in sales and marketing for five different business units of Xerox Corporation.

Career Change Guide’s author, Michael B. Schoettle, uses his experience, showing how people get jobs and the importance of being both qualified for the job and fitting well with the values and culture of the people where they work.

He grew up in the Philadelphia area and spent summers on the New Jersey Shore. He learned to sail and race competitively at an early age. He crewed on a 5.5 Meter that won its class in the Helsinki Olympics. He stayed involved in Olympic Sailing over the next 40 years, including leading the United States Olympic Sailing Team in Barcelona that won medals in nine out of ten events.

Schoettle has a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University and was a U.S. Naval Officer for three years. He is married with two grown sons.


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