Today we present the second part of the Mina Brown interview. If you haven’t already listened to Part 1, please go back and take a listen. In today’s interview, Mina talks about networking, resources for helping clients with their careers, and the difference between a professional bio and a resume. You may not realize how often you need to use a professional bio, so if you don’t have one or don’t know where to start in writing one, then you really need to listen to this episode!

Mina Brown is an experienced, insightful executive coach, career consultant, and seminar leader. As a former senior executive, she offers the powerful combination of successful business leadership experience coupled with intuition, unflinching candor, and well-honed communication abilities. Her clients describe her as “engaging, compassionate, challenging, and inspirational.” Centrally based in Dallas, she works with clients all over the U.S. Mina provides Executive/Professional Coaching, Career Development and Career Coaching. She’s also written several books. Check them out below!

“Be intentional about making career choices that use everything you’ve got and bring joy back to you.”

Listen as Mina also discusses:

  • Career coaching is a mix of pure coaching, teaching, mentoring
  • Her with a therapist in transitions to get clear about her next steps
  • Mina’s passion for helping others make career transitions
  • Every employee and executive needs a personal PR approach
  • Current research shows that people coming into the workforce now are likely to change jobs and perhaps companies every 3 to 5 years
  • If you want to be a career coach, read everything you can on networking
  • Learn the ways to use Linked In
  • Maximize your continuing education
  • Learn about specific models of interviewing (Behavioral Interviewing)
  • People coming for career transition coaching require you to know the process and be able to articulate the steps
  • Use the initial call to determine need and give options
  • Help your clients determine their strategy in the job search

“80% of the success in an interview happens before your pick up the phone or walk in the door, it’s your preparation.”

There are 3 things every successful Career Coach must have:


  • Visioning out 3 to 5 years, intentional planning, in alignment with business planning
  • Must understand the job search process; know the steps
  • Focus-Research-Networking-Interviewing-Getting the Job

“Networking is not just something that you do between jobs, it’s lifelong.”