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    Cyber Week Special

    Purchase one year of the Career Industry Accelerator Club for $199 US (63% Off)


    Expires Friday, Dec. 1st at midnight EST

    Registration closes on 12/15/2023. Don't get stuck on the waiting list.

    Career Industry Accelerator Club

    Group business coaching to help resume writers and career coaches accelerate their success.

    Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to:

    Grow your career services business

    Stomp out your challenges

    Build deep and meaningful colleague relationships

    Save yourself time and money

    Have a hell of a lot of fun in your business

    It's time to strap in and ACCELERATE your success!

    More than a think tank, career industry entrepreneurs flock to the Career Industry Accelerator Club (CIAC) - formerly known as the Fly Higher Tribe - to build deep industry connections, set AND achieve goals, get on the spot coaching, find the resources they need to succeed, celebrate their wins, and continue loving their career.

    It's the power of expert coaching, support, and engagement in your pocket to pull out whenever you need it for just pennies a day!

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    There's NOTHING Like the Accelerator Club to Ensure Unlimited Success as a Career Industry Entrepreneur!

    CDI's Career Industry Accelerator Club

    The Accelerator Club Allows Members to Rapidly Build Relationships & Heighten Their Results!

    Take the Accelerator Club on a Test Drive

    We invite you to experience just some of the energy, networking, and learning that goes on in an Accelerator Club Zoom meeting by watching our November 2022 meeting.

    Reminder: It was called the Fly Higher Tribe at that time.

    We started the session with an initial connect coaching activity that will get you thinking about a transition you are going through in your life currently and helping you find inspiration, support, and connection.

    NOTE: Connection takes place in breakout sessions so you won't get to see that but you can use the time to do the activity yourself and just imagine how powerful it would be to experience it with colleagues.

    Then you'll hear the hot seat coaching and engagement section where we discuss:

    • How to reinvent the client coaching feedback process to be far less time consuming and draining.
    • Raising your rates today - when and how + a sneak peek at the 2023 resume pricing survey results.
    • Changing how you process payments for one-off sessions so you aren't chasing money.
    • Packaging strategies and a la carte pricing wisdom.

    You won't see the downloadable on-the-go audio MP3 file or all the resources that are posted in our private member forum after the meeting so that you can deep-dive further into topics of choice.

    But we expect you'll still experience what gives our club such an energizing vibe!

    Note that the video replay button only displays to existing members and requires login.

    Live Trainings & Hot Seat Coaching In Every Session!! Just Some Topics That Have Come Up:




    Growing & Scaling Your Business

    Time Management

    Ideal Clients


    Customer Service

    Project Management


    Resume Writing Challenges

    Leveraging AI



    And More

    What Accelerator Club Members are Saying

    (portrait) Tim Windhof

    Laura's work through and commitment to Career Directors International is a truly powerful resource for high-level career industry professionals.

    If you are a resume writer or career coach intending to provide the best possible service to your clients, joining CDI's "Fly Higher Tribe" is pretty much a "must."

    In fact, Laura produces so many resources and training opportunities that is hard to take advantage of everything offered.

    I genuinely feel the Tribe lays out an entire road-map/blueprint to having a successful resume writing business - and I enjoy how you keep stressing the value of following and implementing what is recommended.

    Tim Windhof

    Windhof Communications LLC
    Dr. Jeannine Bennett

    The turning point in my career was about two years ago. I was burnt out. I had to do 20 resumes a month to just break even because my prices were so low. Truthfully, I was going to throw in the towel and just teach full-time as I am a college professor.

    I told my husband about my plans and he looked at me and said, "you can't quit yourself."

    It was then that things got real. I was a member of CDI so I started my growth path by joining the Fly Higher Tribe, now called the Career Industry Accelerator Club. I joined the group out of desperation but it was the best thing I ever did.

    Laura got me straight and the feedback from my peers in the group made all the difference. I doubled the cost of my resumes, packaged my services, and found things I could add to my offerings.

    A year later, I work half as much as I used to while making the money I need to grow. I still have work to do, but I can honestly say, I am glad I didn't give up. CDI has made all the difference in my business. It has been a game changer for me.”

    Dr. Jeannine Bennett

    Vision to Purpose
    (photo) Cliff Flamer of Brightside Resumes

    Heed the wise words of our superhero goddess, Laura. She suggested I bundle my services to boost deal size in a Tribe call. It has totally worked. Actually, I haven't bundled yet, but I added a recommendation engine to the checkout process and I'm surprised to see just how many clients (80%) are ordering Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles, and Resume Distribution. I guess the whole 'you want fries with that?' thing works.

    Cliff Flamer

    Brightside Resumes

    And Just Who Am I to Lead The Accelerator Club?

    DeCarlo_Laura_headshot_2016 copyHi, I’m Laura DeCarlo, President of Career Directors International, multi-certified business success coach, award-winning resume writer and award-winning placement director, author of four books including Resumes for Dummies, and multi-certified professional.

    I'm also currently a Certified Customer Acquisition Specialist, Certified Content Marketing Specialist, Money Breakthrough Method® Coach, Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer, Certified XChange Guide, elite member of Forbes Coaches Council, and a Certified Money, Marketing and Soul Coach®.

    But that's the tip of the iceberg because I am ALWAYS learning what works in career services, resume writing, coaching, and business with ongoing training in areas of AI, copywriting, conversion funnels, email marketing, community marketing, SEO, social media marketing, video marketing, curriculum development, and more.

    What matters is the results I help club members to attain!

    For example, we've had members:

    • Listen to one session and use the knowledge to launch a $3600/mo new revenue stream.
    • Turn a potential chargeback into $1K added profitability.
    • Overcome concerns and embrace AI tools like ChatGPT to speed up their work.
    • Reduce grueling 14+ hour days to 4-day work weeks through more effective pricing, packaging, and consultations.
    • Avoid pitfalls in start ups and slowdowns in existing businesses by leaning into best practices and emerging solutions.
    • Identify new opportunities for products, programs, and solutions to work less and earn more.
    • Navigate industry challenges like pandemic shutdowns to maintain profitability.

    We've seen friendships, partnerships, accountability, and fun come about through our engagements.

    Plus, so much more!

    The Accelerator Club IS what you need to take big steps forward! 

    Sound expensive or too good to be true?  It’s not.

    The Accelerator Club Membership Add-On Tier Lets You:

    • You’ll get solutions to your problems:

      Once a month you will be invited to join a group Zoom meeting where you'll experience an engagement activity, go through a training, and then get to ask anything of Laura (and hear from your colleagues as well). This is where hot seat coaching comes in. It could take the form of actually coaching you to have a breakthrough or it could be sharing specific strategy for taking powerful next steps. Laura may also direct you to additional resources in the member’s section.

    • You’ll 10x your knowledge:

      Through the monthly Zoom meeting you’ll get training on what matters today and hear all kinds of topics and their solutions/strategies thanks to the group coaching environment. This is coaching typically reserved for Laura's private 1-1 client sessions.

    • You’ll learn on your time:

      Can’t make the Zoom meeting? You’ll have access to a private member page where you can get the recordings -- video, audio, and MP3 audio download. Laura also shares targeted CDI resources after every event in the private member group so you can go deep with best practices, scripts, templates, and lessons. 

    • You’ll network and build deep connections:

      The Accelerator Club is unlike anything you've experienced -- even live conferences don't connect colleagues the way attending one of our lives events does. This is why our members rate our events 10/10 month after month. You just have to experience it to get it. You’ll also be connected through a private Facebook group where you can collaborate with fellow Club members. 

    • You’ll save:

      Should you decide you want 1-1 coaching and consulting, as a Club member you’ll have access to the Career Business Profit Rocket program (as space is available) at 20% off.

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      You'll show your prospects you fly higher:

      By displaying the member badge on print or digital media, you can demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning. Show job seekers (and the world) you're focused on Accelerating your success and theirs!

    What Accelerator Club Members are Saying

    Ari Shaffer headshot

    Great call! Anyone wanting to do their best or increase revenue should be on these calls.

    Ari Shaffer

    Aricia Shaffer Coaching & Consulting
    Marie Plett

    The LinkedIn strategies suggested by you and other tribe members have added at least 2 sales a month to my business – a value of $3600+/month.

    Marie Plett

    (portrait) Shelly A. Piper

    I would be lost without your guidance, Laura. I plan to write you another testimonial soon to add to the one you have from our private coaching. (See her testimonial and results below).

    Shelly Piper

    Piper Strategy Group

    What You'll Invest - Cyber Week Offers!

    You pay a small amount to get BIG results!

    Until now, the Career Industry Accelerator Club has only ever been available as a monthly option.

    Regularly $49/mo, during Cyber Week we're rolling out some great opportunities:

    Monthly at just $37.00 a month! 

    Annually at only $199.00 for the first year. That's a 63% savings. Renews at only $249.00.

    Option to purchase up to five (5) years at the $199.00 rate for current and new club members. 

    You won't find this value and ROI in any other program in the career services industry!

    There are no contracts and you can always cancel before your next renewal. (Although many of our 2014 Charter Members are still with the Club today!)

    If you are ready to:

    • Start finding LOTS more free time in your week...
    • Love your clients again (or maybe for the first time, or maybe finally get clients)...
    • Charge what you're worth with total peace of mind (and likely far more than you expect)...
    • Make more $$ per client...
    • Get that project (or your business) off the ground...
    • Build a strong network of colleagues and partners...
    • Get in early on new industry opportunities...
    • Feel recharged, revitalized, and ready to win...
    • Enjoy your life and not just be run by your business.... 

    Then the Career Industry Accelerator Club is for you!

    Don't miss this chance to become an insider with the Career Industry Accelerator Club. Your future doesn't have to be on hold any longer!

    Registration Closes Dec 15th! Cyber Week Offers through Dec 1st!

    It's time to accelerate your success!

    This isn't the time to wait! Not only are you saving up to 63% when you choose annual, but: 

    • Registration closes on 12/15/2023.
    • Cyber Week special pricing ends 12/01/2023.


    $199 US One Year

    Thereafter $249 $588 Per Year

    Per Month

    $37 $49 US

    Regularly $49 per month

    Current Accelerator Member Cyber Offer:

    We're not leaving you out in the cold!

    Through Cyber Week you can purchase up to five years of Accelerator Club membership at the discounted price of $199 per year.


    Non-member registration includes one year of individual membership ($347 value) to Career Directors International: Your Pathway to Success, rich with ongoing support, networking, and new information.

    If you are not currently a CDI member, please select the Non-Member rate below as it includes mandatory membership. For more information on membership or to select monthly membership instead, visit the Member Benefits page.

    Here are the fine details:

    1. Regardless of what price point you come in at, this rate does not replace your CDI membership rate. This is in addition to your annual or monthly membership payments.
    2. Monthly membership is billed automatically to your credit card on either a monthly or annual cycle. This membership is not available via any other payment method.
    3. Annual members will receive an email renewal reminder 30 days prior to renewal to provide adequate time to cancel.
    4. There are no contracts and commitments and you can cancel at any time. Please allow five (5) days notice by email to info@nullcareerdirectors.com before a payment processing date to cancel without being charged. There are no refunds on payments already made.
    5. Current Zoom events are held on Wednesday at 12 PM Eastern. This is subject to change only due to emergencies or national holiday conflicts.
    6. The regular monthly rate is $49.00.

    For questions about the Career Industry Accelerator Club, contact CDI at info@nullcareerdirectors.com.

    More Client Success Stories

    Robin Schlinger

    I already am moving forward with some of the advice from the call this week!

    Robin Schlinger

    Robin's Resumes®

    Kimberly Robb Baker, Movin' On Up Resumes


    I raised my prices by double-digits last year with your help, and the world should know that!

    When my executive resume writing and coaching business began breaking sales record after sales record, I needed help. I was elated. BUT, I’d never “played this big” before.

    Laura gave me the tactical and mindset tools I needed to step up to the next level, build a team to support me, deal with ensuing revenue ebbs and flows, make time for key projects, and keep my sanity. She also gave me the insight to realign my packages with services I'm excited to offer while guiding me toward even greater revenue and profit margins (I was able to raise my prices 30%+ and set the stage for more growth down the road).

    Laura is a true business expert and has the high EQ to zero in on exactly what you need most. She brings order to chaos, growth to stagnation, and renewed joy to entrepreneurs who need a new infusion of energy and strategy.



    Mary Elizabeth Bradford, MaryElizabethBradford.com


    I JUST sold another VIP package. So – you helped me increase my prices by 1/3 and for other packages 100% respectively.

    I recouped my coaching investment with you within the first week of raising my prices, we are now ahead of schedule for our annual financial goals (and it is only Jan 9th!) and these changes will empower me with more free time to create more information products for my business.

    Thank you!!! I could not have figured this out as easily or as quickly without your help, and that’s the truth.

    Last year, thanks to you, we had a 30% increase in revenue and a 30% decrease in clients. I look at the client decrease as a very good thing – it gives me room to strategically grow while we make more and spend more energy on our deserving clients.

    Additionally, I did go ahead with your idea to bring a service in house last year that had previously been outsourced. We dramatically increased the quality of the results we were achieving for our clients and we captured about another $7K in revenue.

    Portrait of Karen Bartell of Best-in-Class Resumes

    Karen Bartell, Best-in-Class Resumes


    I tried your 97% close rate script and it was like some kind of magic. I went into the spiel with the prospect, “3 different audiences, keywords, etc”.

    I described my packages (which thanks to you are now delineated and a choice between “Yes” and “Yes” instead of between “Yes” and some other writer) and pitched them $300 higher than previously. He acted like he couldn’t get out his credit card fast enough; like he was afraid I would go away.

    He tried to give me his credit card while driving! In the past they used to tell me they were driving as a way to get off the phone. But, by using your tried-and-true method, driving was not an object, it’s like I was giving away gold.


    Well, another amazing event! I had a consult call with a client early in their career using your magic spiel. I quoted and sold him my “Deluxe” package for double the price I would have charged someone at his level before.

    I sold him the $1165 “Deluxe” package that includes LinkedIn…this is double the price I would have charged someone at his level before! He told me he was honored to work with me.

    This all means that now I can make the sale, at double the price, and the privilege is theirs!

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