Dear Reader, Love Dr. Helen Ofosu


Dear Reader,

I’m so glad you have chosen to read my book, How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work!

I poured a lot into writing something that is easy to read, can be read in whatever order suits your priorities, and is based on facts and experience you can count on. 

I’ve been working as a Work and Business Psychologist (officially called an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) for over 20 years. I have become very good at evaluating potential employees for jobs or for their suitability for developmental programs that should help them progress faster in their careers. I’ve also become quite good at succession planning and leadership assessment and development. 

One thing I’ve noticed is that some people have amazing potential, but they never live up to it. This is often due to a lack of opportunity and not understanding the unwritten rules that govern most workplaces. In my book, I spend some time examining many of those unwritten rules.

In my role as an executive and career coach, I have also noticed that some people who come from diverse backgrounds need to navigate around many barriers that others can’t or don’t see. This book is especially helpful for those people.

How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work tackles the top ten subject areas that I have been addressing since 2012 as an executive and career coach. I tackle topics such as underemployment, the impostor syndrome, how our identities impact our work lives and professional relationships, setting professional boundaries, navigating toxic workplaces, and more. 

This book is aimed at individuals and also therapists, counsellors, and social workers who help clients with work-related matters. In my experience, surviving certain career-related challenges (e.g., becoming a scapegoat, being pushed off a glass cliff, or workplace bullying/harassment) is a lot easier with the support of an experienced mental health professional. This book arms those professionals who have lots of clinical experience but less corporate experience.

This book is also an excellent resource for people who don’t have access to a reliable and credible career coach. It can be your pocket mentor and cheat codes all in one. It’s all the things I wish I’d known when I started my career over twenty years ago. Since I believe in good karma, it’s also partly a public service announcement to help people recognize and avoid certain work-related problems.

If you are looking for a book that is practical enough to learn from and impactful enough to make a difference in your life, this is it. 

Happy Reading!

Dr. Helen Ofosu

In good times and bad, resilience is one of the major keys to success – including career success. Dr. Helen Ofosu believes this applies to employees and entrepreneurs, individual contributors, subject matter experts, leaders, and executives.

That’s why her approach to career and executive coaching is to help people get ahead in a way that insulates them from future setbacks – or recover if things have gone sideways. This is also why, as a consultant, she helps organizations become stronger and more resilient, so they are ready for both the anticipated and the unexpected challenges that all organizations face at some point.

Part of what sets her apart from many career and executive coaches is her experience on the inside, as an HR and professional development professional, within large corporate workplaces and her intimate knowledge of typical HR processes and systems.

Clients come to her when the stakes are high. They can count on her to share insights and customized services that few others can deliver. They love that she has developed countless hiring tools and helped to resolve many HR problems over the years.

Her “insider” experience gives her clients an edge in getting hired and promoted in the public (and private) sector, and in managing their careers as they progress.

And as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (her field is more commonly known as Work and Business Psychology), she takes an evidence-based approach by using the latest research and best practices to increase the odds of her clients’ success.

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How To Be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work shares vital career advice to help professionals navigate common "internally disruptive" career experiences such as harassment and bullying, imposter syndrome, membership in an underrepresented group, toxic workplaces, discrimination, and more.

Dr. Helen Ofosu draws on twenty years of helping employers acquire talent and coaching professionals through difficult career choices to unpack these layered and complicated issues in an easy-to-follow way. Dealing with the dark side of management, the book outlines various issues that can occur in the workplace, or during a person's career journey, and offers practical advice on how to overcome these obstacles and setbacks. Using her considerable HR experience, Dr. Ofosu also offers coveted insights from the employer's point of view. For people who have already tried other options to resolve their complicated career issues, this book offers an essential guide that equips readers with a knowledge base to make informed decisions around building and sustaining a thriving and resilient career.

How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work is a reliable resource presented with nuance, depth, and specificity. Psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and HR professionals who are looking for effective advice when supporting people struggling with these issues, will greatly benefit from this book, as will early career professionals, and established earners looking to resolve their career issues.

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