Co-Authors of Burn Your Resume. You Need a Professional Profile! presenting events June-August

As the co-author of Burn Your Resume, I am pleased to announce a series of events in Seattle and on the Eastside, beginning this June. Authentically and effectively speaking of yourself and writing about yourself (for that matter) gets easier when you understand who you are and what you have to offer: clients, peers, employers…and so it makes sense that as a professional we REALLY UNDERSTAND our Professional Story and can tell it well on paper, online and in-person.  Attend or Recommend any and all of the upcoming events. To your continued and future successes!

~Deborah Drake, Enthusiastic Catalyst

What exactly is a Professional Profile ™? And why does a new college grad, a job seeker in transition, an independent consultant, an entrepreneur or a small business owner need one?

A Professional Profile™ is much more than a chronological or functional résumé. It VIVIDLY showcases your Accomplishments, your Special Skills, and what you bring to the World of Work.

Work experience and employment history aside, who are you professionally, really? How confidently do you present yourself to future employers and clients as the IDEAL candidate?

Want to shine each and every time? We implore you to STOP the insanity. Get thee a Professional Profile ™!

Join us at an upcoming event and pick up your copy of the book at the event or order from Amazon.



Co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Business Journal

June 14th


ThinkSpace in Redmond

Investment: $15 (pre-register)


Monday Evenings: July 9th through August 6th

Co-sponsored by Soul Food Books in Redmond

A 5-week series on Monday evenings

6-8pm (arrive by 5:30pm to order coffee and network with others)

Investment: Pay What You Will

Over the course of five Mondays, in community, drop ins welcome at any point, we will create Professional Profiles and Practice Interview Skills. Who is this Series For? The Business Owner who wants new business, the Freelance Consultant, the Job Seeker.

Attn Career and Business Coaches: interested in learning how to use this tool with clients? Join us!


Microsoft Store @ University Village in Seattle

July 19th and August 2nd


Investment: Complimentary


What Does it Take to Find Great Work in a Challenging Economy?

The Era of the Resume is Over! Does Your Online Profile Do It’s Job?

Want to secure the Ideal Job or Launch a Career Right or win the Next Big Assignment?

Attend this interactive and experiential workshop to learn how to:

  • Learn how to always be an Ideal Candidate
  • Identify your best and most marketable skills
  • Create a “Positively Disruptive” Professional Profile (aka Functional Resume)

Does Your Resume Read Like a Table of Contents or does it tell a Tale of Accomplishments and Competency?

Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs alike MUST be able to show and tell their Professional Story both online and off.

Join Don Burrows, Job Search Specialist and Deborah Drake, Communication Specialist, co-authors of Burn Your Résumé. You Need a Professional Profile™ — Winning the Inner and Outer Game of Finding Work or New Customers for an interactive and experiential workshop designed to shift your mindset on what makes for an interview- winning professional profile that evolves with you. For more about Don and Deb visit

Who is this Workshop for?
Job Seekers, Seekers of Promotions, Independent and Freelancers wanting to attract ideal, new business.

YOU if you believe in these Job Search Myths

Myth #1
No one will read a four plus page resume.

Myth #2
You can’t shift industries without starting over.

Myth #3
It’s too competitive to do what I really want to do.