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Awaken Your CAREERpreneur


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Author: Alexia Vernon

Imprint: Joshua Tree Publishing

13-Digit ISBN: 978-0-9845904-4-5

10-Digit: 0-9845904-4-7

Specs: 7.5" x 9.25 " Perfect Bound  252 Pages

Publication Date: September 20, 2010

Retail Price: $21.95

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Author Alexia Vernon recognizes that you already possess the know-how to make the career of your dreams a reality. You just need a little chutzpah and an All-Star Team to unlock the answers and take action from them. In her book, Alexia fuses best practices of entrepreneurship with her straightforward approach to self-help to teach you how to develop the mindset, relationships, skills, and materials to make career success a way of being.  Whether defining your WOW factor, crafting your Unique Benefits Statement (UBS), or devising your informational interview strategy, in each chapter Alexia dishes up practical advice, real-world examples, and action-oriented SUCCESSwork exercises to ensure that you are able to take what you read and translate it into the results you seek. Learn how to attract what you want and deserve, bulldoze through real and self-imposed career limitations, and smell the lavender each day of your professional journey.


“The hardest challenge associated with finding meaningful work is knowing where to start. Alexia Vernon expertly guides the reader through the dilemma that everyone seems to be facing: “what do I want to do with my life?” This book’s clever positioning of the individual career as an entrepreneurial venture is sure to catch on, and it’s supported by an approachable style and thoughtful exercises.”
Alexandra Levit, Author, New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career, Speaker, Workplace Expert

“In Awaken Your CAREERpreneur, Alexia Vernon takes her reader on a journey from the inside out which is the most authentic way to create sustainable career success.  Blending personal stories, expert advice, and fun, practical activities that take learning off the page, Alexia will show you how to develop the mindset, relationships, skills, and materials to make CAREERpreneurship a way of being.”
Christine Hassler, Author, 20 Something 20 Everything and 20 Something Manifesto, Speaker, Life Coach

“I wish I’d had this book 20+ years ago! But no matter where you are on your career path, a Baby-Boomer segueing into a new lifestyle or a second career, or like Alexia, a Gen-Y business owner, there is much for you here. From her helpful coaching questions and quizzes to the real life examples she shares, Alexia Vernon has created both a wise information resource and an inspirational guide to navigating the next stage of your career. Adventure on!”
Betty Mahalik, PCC, Author, Living a Five Star Life: The Secrets to Finding Greater Joy and Reaching Your Full Potential, Owner, Dynamic Solutions Business and Personal Coaching

“Alexia Vernon is a career coach who knows you don’t just need skills to get one more job, but you need skills to develop leadership skills for a sustainable career.”
Penelope Trunk, Author, Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Career Success, Serial Entrepreneur

foreword by
Gabrielle Bernstein,
Author, Add More ~ing To Your Life:
A Hip Guide to Happiness,

Founder of

Alexia Vernon

Alexia Vernon

Alexia Vernon is the owner of Catalyst for Action, a coaching and training company that empowers leaders to build careers and companies that are successful, sustainable, and make a positive social impact. Alexia is in demand as a career and leadership speaker, ICF-certified coach, trainer, and Millennial/Gen-Y expert. Her holistic approach to professional success helps people transfer their insight into action. Her advice has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal, Diversity Executive, Backstage Weekly,,,, and Her blog, Musings from the Generation We Coach, is on’s “Top 10 Blogs to Read If You’ve Just Been Laid Off.”

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