About Career Change Ability

Hippocrates said that what's more important than the disease the person has is the person who has the disease. In "career health" terms, similarly, what's more important than the career transition the person makes is the person who makes the career transition.

We have developed an original paper-and-pencil instrument to measure your ability to change careers (career resilience, career versatility, and career flexibility), which reflects those career attitudes, career behaviors, and career beliefs of "career change champions," -- lawyers, doctors, scientists, engineers, and other credentialed professionals who have made both successful and satisfying career transitions on their own.  Their behaviors are "best practices" or a "gold standard" for changing careers on your own...or with our help.

Celia Paul Associates specializes in career change, career planning, and career coaching for lawyers. Since 1980 we have guided over two thousand lawyers to satisfying careers both within and outside of the law. Celia Paul Associates is the largest, oldest, and most well known U.S. career management firm specializing in attorneys. Articles about the firm's premium career planning services have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, and in Bar Association publications. Several thousand attorneys have participated in the career transitions programs developed especially for lawyers by Celia Paul Associates. The firm is also consulted by well-known large law firms on the outplacement of their partners and associates, and on the professional development and retention of senior and junior law firm associates.

Celia Paul is the founder and President of Celia Paul Associates. A major contributor to the American Bar Association's book, “Changing Jobs”, she speaks regularly at Harvard Law School, the New York Bar Association, and career seminars and workshops sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, Chase Manhattan, Simon & Schuster, the Center for Women in Government, and the American Corporate Council Association. For the Practicing Law Institute, Celia Paul developed and led programs on business development for attorneys, and wrote “Developing Your Legal Practice: How to Obtain and Maintain a Client Base”. In the merger of Chemical Bank and Manufacturer's Hanover, in the merger of Chemical and Chase Banks and in the merger of J.P. Morgan and Chase, she was responsible for the outplacement of over a hundred lawyers. She is the co-author (with Stephen Rosen) of the book, “Career Renewal”, cited by Harvard Law School's Director of Student Life Counseling as “a dynamic blueprint for career transitions”, and by the head of Career Services at J.P. Morgan/Chase as “a really intelligent book on jobs, careers, and fulfillment at work”. Stephen Rosen is Chairman of Celia Paul Associates. He specializes in working with attorneys and other highly-skilled and credentialed individuals, including physicians and scientists. He is the founder and Director of Career Change for Lawyers, a tax-exempt organization (funded in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) that pioneers in the development of systematic methods and specialized materials to help credentialed individuals advance their careers. Articles about his career programs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Bar Association publications. Trained in theoretical physics, Dr. Rosen was a senior professional staff member of the Hudson Institute, a prominent think tank dedicated to policy research in the national interest. He has addressed the International Association of Career Management Professionals, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences on critical career issues, and conducted legal career programs at the New York Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, and The Corporate Lawyering Accreditation Program for Continuing Legal Education.