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Most corporate finance professionals believe their skills, hard work, and loyalty are all that should be required for career success. That is why many finance professionals never reach their career potential. The world is increasingly competitive and constantly changing. The result is that the traditional ways of succeeding will not be sufficient for the future.

This course outlines what the road map to career success is, beginning with an in-depth look at why you need to compete in your career, what a career road map should look like, and how to define your passion and vision for your career. Then you'll begin to understand how to close the gaps between what you want and what you're getting, how to help others understand you, how to communicate with others, and most importantly, how to sell yourself to decision makers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the global trends that are impacting financial professionals today, explore how the steps you are taking may not be the best investment of your time and money, and discover the strategic formula for providing you a strategic model that you can follow today and continue using for the rest of your life.
  • Identify where you have competitive gaps using the Strategic Formula #1.
  • Define the concept of a Value Worker and the Laws of Business, and recognize how to personally apply them for career success.
  • Discover the Strategic Career Road Map for providing you a strategic model with tactical steps that you can follow today and continue using for the rest of your life.
  • Explore How to Identify What Your Passion Is and Is Not, Why Passion makes a huge difference, How to Identify Your Passions, and How to Identify What Your Vision Is and Is Not.
  • Recognize Why having a Clear Vision Matters.
  • Identify How to Define Your Vision and Red Lights
  • Explore why Red Lights matter and why Perceptions matter.
  • Recognize how Red Lights are a Two-Way Street.
  • Explore The Secret Formula #2 and recognize why it matters.
  • Explore how an Advisory Program differs from being Mentored and how using an Advisor can accelerate your career or job search.
  • Discover what a Brand is, recognize its value, and explore how can you create your Brand.
  • Discover what a Value Proposition is, recognize it’s critical purpose, and explore how can you create your Value Proposition
  • Recognize how stories are used and discover what Layered Conversation is.
  • Explore what a Marketing Document is and identify what a Marketing Action Plan is.
  • Discover how you can target where to network, ientify the Networking Big Picture, and explore Insider Networking Techniques.
  • Explore the concept of a Referral Meeting.
  • Identify what a Resume is and recognize when it is used.
  • Discover what an Interview really is and how to approach it.
  • Recognize when and how you negotiate terms.
  • Identify what you should do after landing a promotion or new job.
Last updated/reviewed: October 13, 2018

9 Reviews (38 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Excellent material! From beginning to end, how to make the best investment of time and money to follow your passion/vision and map a career path for yourself. The materials really highlights the influence others can have on your career and how to best seek them out by networking. A personal brand and stories were something I had known as important to relaying your message about yourself to further your career.
Member's Profile
The information presented was very good, but the presenter could use more enthusiasm in his tone. It is a very important topic that applies to more than just one's career. If Mr. Villwock could motivate his audience a little more, my rating would be 5-stars. Since it is a video, he could mix up his presentation like a "TED Talk".
Member's Profile
Great course and excellent material. It was very informative and it definitely increased my knowledge and assist me in preparing for success.
Member's Profile
Loved this course, this will be a great resource for me where I at in my career. I plan on leveraging this information going forward.
Anonymous Author
very informative on the way to define success and have that success definition guide you in jobs you seek and take
Anonymous Author
Good Overall Course, that will help me with some tips and tricks to propel my career to the next level.
Member's Profile
This course was very beneficial to my understanding and betterment of my career course.
Member's Profile
Excellent presentation.The training is virtually a road-map to a successful career.
Member's Profile
I valued the practical steps for career success included within this course.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  1:12:41Why Do You Need to Compete in Your Career?
  1:09:24What is the Road Map to Career Success
  1:06:21What do You Really Want to Do? Defining Your Passion and Vision for Your Career
  1:15:09How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
  1:04:36How Can You Help Others to Know Who You Are?
  1:04:20How can You Communicate with Others?
  1:06:34How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part One
  1:08:53How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part Two
Supporting Materials
  ZIP The Road Map to Career Success Combined Supporting Materials