Wendy and Kenneth Schuman
with Amy Alpert
Millennials in Wonderland
Coaching Grads at the Crossroads of Life and Career
Friday, January 19, 7pm
Are you the parent of young adult who is having trouble moving forward after college? Join us for a book talk on proactive ways to ease the confusion and anxiety of post-college returnees and their parents. "How to help young adults launch their lives and careers," presented by Wendy and Ken Schuman, co-authors of the recent book Millennials in Wonderland: Coaching Grads at the Crossroads of Life and Career (Grandview, 2017).
Like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, college graduates entering the workforce can feel lost and bewildered. After the structured atmosphere of college, many are overwhelmed by the job search, anxious about their direction, saddled with crushing student debt, and unable to move forward. This discussion could be a first step toward helping them get unstuck.
Wendy and Ken are former Montclair residents (currently in West Orange) who founded Grad Life Choices, a volunteer coaching project to help unemployed and underemployed young people identify their personal strengths and successfully transition into the workplace. With the assistance of 90 volunteer coaches around the country, this pro bono program has helped nearly 300 grads find or redirect their path after college.
The discussion includes do’s and don’ts for parents of grads returning home from college. Amy Alpert, a coach from Short Hills who wrote a chapter in the book, will also help lead the discussion. Amy is a solutions-focused coach with a practice rooted in Positive Psychology.
Wendy and Kenneth Schuman are the founders of Grad Life Choices, a pro bono coaching program that helps unemployed and underemployed young people find direction and successfully transition into the workplace. Written with 24 professional coaches, Millennials in Wonderland shares the process that has enabled young graduates from all over the country to unlock their potential, overcome obstacles, and achieve their dreams.
Wendy Schuman was formerly executive editor of Parents magazine for 20 years and managing editor of Beliefnet.com for 10 years. As a journalist, she has written for the New York Times, Parents, Working Mother, Forbes.com, and other consumer magazines and websites.
Kenneth Schuman is a certified professional coach. He is the former commissioner of economic development of New York City and has worked in social services, real estate, and investment banking. He is co-author of The Michelangelo Method: Release Your Inner Masterpiece and Create an Extraordinary Life (McGraw-Hill).
Wendy and Ken, former residents of Montclair, now live in West Orange.
Amy Alpert, author of the chapter on the challenges of moving back home after college, is a certified professional coach with a practice in Short Hills. She is a solutions-focused coach with a practice is rooted in Positive Psychology. Prior to coaching, Amy was a human resources executive at Goldman Sachs. Amy's coaching website is: www.amyalpert.com.
Wendy and Kenneth Schuman, Millennials in Wonderland
Wendy and Kenneth Schuman