Hi, I’m May Busch – former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe, and now executive coach, speaker, and author of Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage.
I know what it’s like when you don’t know how to get to the next level in your career. To be in a slump or stuck going sideways, and not know how to get unstuck and back on track.
It can be frustrating and stressful, and demoralizing too as you watch others less talented and more junior get promoted ahead of you.
It can happen to anyone. It happened to me, and more than once over my 24 year career. I learned some critical lessons the hard way. In hindsight, those lessons could have saved me years if I had only known about them at the time.
So if you’re tired of being undervalued, underpaid, and overlooked in your career, or you’re doing just fine but you want to take your career to the next level, then I’ve got good news.
You don’t need to suffer in silence anymore, and you don’t have to do it alone. I can help you take your career to the next level, and I can show you how to achieve success faster and easier.
The Step-By-Step Program to Help You Make the Next Leap Forward in Your Career
Accelerate Your Career gives you a clear plan to advance to the next level of your career with confidence and clarity.
You’ll discover the steps to take to overcome obstacles in your way, start moving forward, and make a big leap towards a fun, rewarding, and fulfilling career.
There are two key components to the program starting with the Accelerate Your Career 5-week course. The course is based around the 5 core strategies for achieving career success and we’ll cover one core strategy a week for 5 weeks.
The strategies and tools in this course helped me get unstuck in my career and then advance through the organization to become COO of Europe.
And these strategies help my clients get their careers back on track and achieve greater success. Clients across many, many sectors – from banking, law, technology, media and retailing to academia, higher education and non-profits. And they work no matter what country you’re in.
These are the exact strategies and tools you need to take your career to the next level – faster and easier, with confidence and clarity.
Here’s a brief glimpse of what’s included:
When your career isn’t going the way you had hoped, it’s time to get back to the core foundation of every successful career: becoming clear on your goals and what success means to you.
This is crucial to making the right decisions – the ones that will serve you well. Without your own goals and definition of success, you will always be following someone else’s path and that can lead you away from what makes you happy.
This module is all about setting you up for success.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this module:
- Identify what you really want to achieve in your career and life, and what success means to you
- Identify what’s holding you back and how to overcome those obstacles
- Identify what’s worth working on next so you can move forward with greater ease and confidence
Demonstrating Your True Value
When it comes to career success, this is the key ability that helps you get chosen for new opportunities and promoted faster.
When you don’t know how to demonstrate your true value, you get overlooked for opportunities, people underestimate what you can take on, and your talents and skills are wasted because you get underused.
On the other hand, great things happen when you position yourself in a more powerful, accurate and energizing way, and when you convey this to others who matter.
You have greater confidence, others see you in a better light, and you’re more likely to get opportunities to shine and make greater contributions. In short, success comes to you faster.
By the end of this module, you’ll how to better position yourself to win promotion and recognition.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this module:
- How to identify your competitive advantage
- How to identify your personal brand and reputation, and close the gap between the two
- How to convey your brand to the right people, at the right times
Connecting with the Right People
When it comes to taking your career to the next level, you can’t do it alone. No one can. To make the next leap forward, you need a network of people to plug into.
Your network can make or break you. Especially at critical points like when you’re transitioning into a new role, when you’re searching for your next move, or recovering from a major setback.
When your career isn’t going the way you want, it’s often because of your relationships with key people – or lack of them. It’s not just who you know, it’s also who knows you.
Your network is a powerful asset that can open doors to exciting new opportunities and accelerate your career. The higher the quality of your network and the broader the reach, the more opportunities you will have to move your career forward.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this module:
- How to develop essential relationships with key stakeholders – the people who have a say in your career
- How to build your community of super valuable supporters so that you deliver better results, gain crucial insights and increase your influence
- How to engage with key people (even when you have no time)
Doing the Business Differently
To advance your career, you need to demonstrate that you can make it at the next level.
We all know that to get ahead, you’ve got to be able to deliver results. But delivering the results you’ve been told to deliver is not sufficient these days. That’s the equivalent of handing in your assignment on time and in good shape.
When you can demonstrate abilities required at the next level, it helps position you so that you’re more likely to be seen as truly valuable and more likely to be promoted.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this module:
- How to identify gaps between your existing skills and what’s needed at the next level
- How to make great things happen for your organization that can be seen, felt or heard
- How to be seen as truly valuable and so more likely to be promoted
Creating Your Game Plan
This final module is critical. It’s important to focus on what will really move the needle for you so that you can get your career back on track and moving forward.
Without a clear plan of action, you’ll end up drifting aimlessly in your career, ending up in places that don’t suit you, and maybe even hit a dead end or two. That’s what happened to me when I didn’t have a game plan to follow.
Your career is too important to leave to chance. Your game plan gives you the confidence and clarity to know what’s worth working on and improving next.
Once you have your game plan, you’ll have your career strategy all in one place you can refer to regularly. It’s something you come back to and refer to in order to make sure you’re still on course.
And your game plan makes it easier for you to articulate your career goals with conviction, and makes it easier for people to give you what I want.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this module:
- Develop a game plan that lays out exactly what to work on
- Set milestones for the next 6-12 months to help you measure progress
- Identify your accountability system to help you stay on track, take action and succeed
“Your ongoing lessons contributed to my advancement”
“I recently received a long sought after promotion with my company and I would like you to know that your ongoing lessons contributed to my advancement.”
– Jeff Huppler
“Your advice is helping me progress forward”
“Your advice is helping me progress forward and do well in circles that I never imagined that I would be a part of.”
– Sara Steigerwald
“I was asked to take on more leadership with more pay!”
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– Phil O’Neal
I Will Support You the Entire Time
I will be supporting you and answering any questions you may have as you go through the course. You can post your questions to me in each module’s private discussion area.
You can also join me on live Q&A group calls that take place every Saturday during the 5 weeks and get your questions answered in real-time.
I will give you and other participants feedback on your most pressing questions and issues. For example, “How do I handle a colleague who’s taking credit for my ideas?” or “My boss isn’t going anywhere so I can’t go anywhere – what can I do?”
These live calls provide an opportunity to go into greater depth on your questions and any challenges you may be facing.
These are great opportunities to learn from each other as well as from me, and to feel encouraged and stay motivated so you can take action and achieve your goals.
Continued Support & Training
I want to ensure you have the best chance of success in getting your career moving forward and to accelerate from where you are now. So the second key element of the Accelerate Your Career program is my continued support and training for 3 months after the 5-week course ends.
The benefits you’ll enjoy include my help as you put your game plan into action, additional live Q&A calls, and exclusive training webinars.
3 Additional Live Group Q&A Calls ($4,500 value)
On these live group calls, you and other participants can ask questions and get my feedback on the spot. You’ll benefit from getting your questions answered and also hearing my answers to other people’s questions. All the calls will be recorded so you can refer back to them at any time.
Exclusive Training Webinars ($5,000 value)
In addition to training that I provide, I’m inviting special guests to talk about a range of topics, such as how to increase your impact and influence, and how to negotiate for a raise. These special guests are experts in their fields, including experienced professors and senior practitioners who practice what they preach. These webinars will be packed with immediately useful and actionable advice.
How the Program Works
All the course materials are provided in a members only website that you can access whenever you want – 24/7. That means you’ll be able to learn when it’s most convenient for you. So it’s not a problem if you miss a few days due to that thing called “life”! Just come back when you’re ready and pick up where you left off.
Each module is comprised of several short video lessons, downloadable audio versions, transcripts, and PDF workbooks you can print out. And you’ll be able to follow along and learn at your own pace after each module is released.
The members only website is a private, safe and supportive environment where you can connect with fellow students. You can access it at any time to ask questions, share your wins (and challenges), encourage each other, get feedback and support. I’ll be in there too to answer your questions and give you the help, support and encouragement you need.
Plus you can get your questions answered in real-time on the live Q&A group calls every Saturday during the 5 weeks. The calls will be recorded, so if you happen to miss a session then you can refer to them later when it suits you.
“Best investment I’ve made during my career change”
“I was looking for some insight to help me plan the next stage of my career. Initially, I thought I didn’t need this level of structure and self-scrutiny but quickly learned otherwise as the fundamentals May reinforced at each session gradually became part of my daily routine and mindset. Her holistic approach to leadership development is unique, highly effective and the best investment I’ve made during my career change.”
– Chris Whitman
“Now I feel more in control”
“Pointing out things I hadn’t realized were so obvious to others caused me to change the way I think about things. As a result, I’ve been able to move all of my relationships back on track, or at least in the right direction. Now I feel more in control. Without you addressing it, I’m not sure I would’ve gotten there on my own.”
– Senior Executive, Media Company
“I see clearly what I have to do”
“I now ‘get it’ – I see clearly what I have to do. I know where I want to go and have drawn a line in the sand. I’m surprised by the quality of what we achieved.”
– Executive Director, Investment Banking Advisory firm
Enroll now and you’ll get immediate access to the following FREE bonuses.
How to Navigate the Politics ($497 value)
Being able to navigate the politics of your organization, indeed any situation, is a crucial skill that helps propel your career forward. Ignoring this skill will hold you back, and reduce your ability to help others around you, whether they’re team members, clients, or family and friends.
In How to Navigate the Politics, you’ll discover the basic skills you need, things that are harmful to your success, and strategies for becoming good at navigating the politics.
How to Create More Time ($497 value)
The way you use your time is the key to achieving what you want in your life. To live the life you want to have. You will never have as much time left as you do right at this moment. So let’s get practical about how you can free up more of it to do the things you want to do.
In How to Create More Time, you’ll discover what holds you back from using your time wisely, and the kinds of things that will help you move forward. Plus you’ll learn 21 proven strategies for creating more time to do the things that matter to you.
Is Accelerate Your Career Right For You?
Accelerate Your Career is right for you if…
- You are an experienced professional with a record of past achievement, but feel frustrated that your career is going sideways while those less talented get promoted ahead of you.
- You’re concerned that your career progress is starting to slow down and fear that you’re about to hit a plateau when you still have the desire to advance and do more.
- Your career has been in a rut for some time and you’re finally ready to do something to get out of it and get back to being someone who outperforms.
- You’re doing well and are ready to take the next leap forward and achieve a new level of success.
If any of these describes you then the Accelerate Your Career Program is for you.
If you don’t want to settle for the career you have now, if you have a bigger vision for yourself and you know you can achieve it with the right strategies and the right support, and with total focus and commitment, then this is for you.
Accelerate Your Career is NOT right for you if…
- You are just starting out in your career and have had minimal work experience. You need to have some experience in the world for these strategies to have their full impact.
- You are not serious about investing in yourself and your future. If you want real change then it requires investing time, effort and money. If you’re not prepared to invest in yourself then this isn’t for you.
- You are unable to commit the time and energy it takes to make the transformation from where you are now to where you can be, and develop forward momentum in your career again.
But if you’re someone who has a genuine desire to learn how to take your career to the next level, and you’re focused and committed to making it happen, if that’s you then I look forward to working with you and I’m going to show you how.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t have time right now, but really do need this program?
You get lifetime access to the entire program, including recordings of the weekly Q&A group calls. You can also download all the course content so you can go through the modules when you have more time. However, I would urge you to find 30 minutes or so each week to watch, listen to, or read that week’s module so you can get your career moving forward sooner.
How much time will I need to devote to the program?
Each module is comprised of several short video lessons, downloadable audio versions, transcripts, and PDF workbooks you can print out. Just set aside 2-3 hours per week, which you can split up into chunks, to go through the material and exercises.
What if I can’t afford the program?
There’s a 12-month payment plan to make the program more affordable. Unlike many other “things” we may purchase, the benefits you gain from the strategies, tools, support and training in this program will stay with you for the rest of your career. This is an investment in your future. And you get to keep the materials forever.
Try Accelerate Your Career for a Full 60 Days, 100% Risk-Free
Whichever enrollment plan you choose, I want to reassure you that your investment is secure. If it turns out that you don’t do anything with the material, or you get distracted, or you find it’s not for you, then just take advantage of my 60-day Money Back Guarantee.
This guarantee covers you for a full 60 days, which completely covers the duration of the course. Try the ENTIRE course and if you don’t love it, then just email me at any time during the course and I’ll refund 100% of your money back.
I stand behind my program and I’m here to support you. I want this to be a great experience for you, and a catalyst to help you make a significant leap forward in your career and your life.
It’s Easy to Get Started
Accelerate Your Career costs $997 but you don’t have to pay that to get started.
Not only will you have two full months to complete the entire course – and apply what you’ve learned before deciding if it’s right for you – but you can get started for just $97. Then you’ll pay just $97 a month for the next 11 months (12 monthly payments). That’s only about $3.19 a day.
Just remember, enrollment closes soon. If you’re interested, then you need to act now.
As you decide to take this opportunity in front of you, just know that I was once in your shoes. I went sideways in my career. I landed in places that didn’t suit me, and hit a dead end or two. I even had more than one slump. It was only when I decided to step up and take control of my career did things change for the better. A lot better.
So now is your time to step up. There is never a perfect time, and there has never been a better time. But you have to act now as registration is closing soon. Now is the time to act.
Enroll in the Accelerate Your Career program and say yes to a more exciting, rewarding and fulfilling career. And a happier and joyful life!
This is your time, and I’d love to serve you in making your next leap forward in your career!
I look forward to helping you accelerate your career!
“Real advice based on her own senior role experience”
“The thing that makes May’s coaching stand out from the crowd is that she has been there and done it and can give real advice based on her own senior role experience.”
– Managing Director, Global Investment Bank
“Invaluable guide and advisor during my transition”
“May was an invaluable guide and advisor during my transition to a new role. She would immediately get beyond the surface of any issue, help you understand the root cause of a new challenge and work with you to identify solutions that felt both ambitious and achievable. I would absolutely recommend working with May, and hope to do so again in the future.”
– Executive, Global Media Company
“Provided me with a different way to look at my career”
“You definitely provided me with a different way to look at my career – past and future – and a game plan to be more proactive. Now, it’s up to me!”
– Karen Strauss
Enrollment closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday 18th September, 2016
Yes! I want lifetime access to Accelerate Your Career
- All 5 Modules
- Video & audio downloads
- Engagement & Feedback from May Busch
- 5 Q&A Calls + recordings and transcripts
- How to Navigate the Politics
- How To Create More Time
3 Months Continued Support & Training
- 3 Additional Q&A Calls + recordings and transcripts
- Exclusive Training Webinars + recordings and transcripts
12 Monthly Payments of $97 USD
60-Day Money Back Guarantee