Greg Johnson, Executive Coach and Career Strategist, Above The Rim Executive CoachingGreg Johnson, Executive Coach and Career Strategist
"Those times when you get up early and you work hard, those times when you stay up late and you work hard, those times when you don’t feel like working, you’re too tired, you don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream. That’s the dream. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And if you can understand that, then what you’ll see happen is you won’t accomplish your dreams, your dreams won’t come true; something greater will.” — Kobe Bryant

We need to remember that our career is a journey. Where will our journey take us? Like any kind of journey, your career journey is impacted by how you guide yourself and the decisions you make. We all have innate skills and talents. We have things we can do, and things we thrive in doing. We also have an inherent desire for significance. Are we making a difference? These are the basis of our dream, and the most fulfilling careers are navigated using these components steer through the career journey. Many people however, make random rudderless career decisions in life, leading to stagnancy, confusion, and discontentment.

Above the Rim Executive Coaching (ATR), a career counseling service provider, helps professionals touch the zenith of their career by leveraging powerful career-management tools and enabling customized career transitions. In essence, the company empowers professionals to play their careers above the rim. Its programs allow individuals to better understand where they thrive and articulate the value they add in their organization, their passion, and the areas they excel.

“I help clients develop a personal brand identity by leveraging their unique skills, strengths, passion, and experience” says Greg Johnson, executive coach and career strategist, ATR. “This is crucial to bridge the gap between the people on the hiring side and the job seekers.”

ATR enables candidates to distinctively position themselves in the job market by presenting themselves as the solution to their target organizations’ needs. The company realizes that many people today choose a non-linear career path, where they explore different kinds of jobs. There is always a common thread that weaves their experiences together and equips them with skills that transcend a particular industry or job. ATR helps clients recognize these skills (soft or hard) and present them as major strengths to recruiters. As a result, they can brand themselves as strong subject matter experts capable of adding value to any organization. The company also works with well-known organizations to provide outplacement recruitment services and support laid-off employees. Most importantly, none of its services are one-size-fits-all; ATR customizes them according to client requirements.

ATR provides one-on-one coaching to clients with a step-by- step process. The typical client engagement begins with gathering exploratory details about them. The next step is building a program that enlists all the requirements needed to look for their next opportunities. The company also provides coaching for professionals who may not be looking for a job change but seek promotions or want to make a greater impact in their current role. Another offering in ATR’s arsenal is the eight-week boot camp. It is designed to help individuals take an introspective dive into themselves and better articulate their accomplishments. Everything is done in a blended learning format with on-demand courses coupled with hands-on workshops, where clients take part in mock interviews and receive objective feedback from the group.

I help clients develop a personal brand identity by leveraging their unique skills, strengths, passion, and experience

ATR holds an excellent track record of helping clients bag superior positions at renowned organizations like Google, Amazon, and Disney. A recent testimonial of its customer success involves a client who faced repeated rejection from the organization that he wanted to be a part of. Greg coached him to understand his key-skills, the corporate culture, and the interviewing practices of his dream company. This helped him tailor the conversations around his skills. The client successfully went through the interview process and landed the job.

ATR envisions helping more individuals to work in their dream role and company. To this end, it plans to create a stronger online presence. This will enable ATR to make a more significant impact among jobseekers.