Does this sound like you?

  • You’re feeling undervalued and overworked.

  • You want a different job within the same company (or a different company) so that you can get paid more and finally feel appreciated.

  • You want to avoid becoming obsolete or irrelevant.

  • You want to communicate effectively with your boss.

  • You are frustrated with company politics and want to understand the bigger picture.

  • You want to know how to do the “right things” in the “right way”.

  • You want control over your life and your environment.

  • You want to be able to take better care of your family.

I was right where you are now.

I’ll never forget the day I had walked over to my boss’ office for our regular 1x1 meeting and she suggested we take a walk to another part of the building. As we headed down a dark and cold hallway we affectionately referred to as “the coffin,” we came upon a small meeting room whereupon I saw our VP of Human Resources waiting for us. I was like, “Oh shit! This can’t be good." I knew from past experience when I had been laid off from another organization. 

The first words out of the VP’s mouth were “Hi Mike, everything’s going to work out just fine.” I nearly lost it right there. In her right hand were my separation papers. In her left hand was a promotional opportunity...except that it was 120 miles away in LA.  I was given a choice to be laid off or take the promotion. Meanwhile, I was a single father at the time with shared custody. My mind and heart raced as I tried to grasp the gravity of the situation. At the time, I thought my life was ruined in either scenario. After a great deal of angst, I did decide to take the job in LA. It turned out to be the best move I ever made in my career. 

After working out some logistics for the long commute, I continued on with the company in what was an amazing 11 year HR career as an internal consultant, facilitator, and coach overseeing helping leaders and employees overcome setbacks and struggles to rise up to their potential. 

Hi, I'm Mike Gellman and I'm the CEO & Founder of High Five Career Coaching. I’ve been fortunate to help hundreds of people - just like you - who just want to have a stable job with opportunities to learn and stay relevant, contribute, and be appreciated for your talents.

Welcome to
The Career Catapult Program


I created this course to help folks like you finally break the endless cycle of frustration and suffering silently while others get the plum assignments, raises, or promotions. 

In this course I share my secrets from working over 15 years behind the scenes in HR facilitating meetings with leaders to determine who’s in line to get promoted and who will get valuable development opportunities. 

pull back the curtain to help you understand the “bigger picture”, finally understand WHY they make the decisions they do, and HOW to make sense of a complex organization. 

I’ll not only share with you the big picture behind the scenes, but what highly successful employees do to differentiate themselves and positively stand out - without bragging, being fake or butt-kissing so you can gain the knowledge and strategies you need to succeed in a political work environment. 

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FINALLY get the appreciation and recognition, challenging and impactful assignments, promotions and pay you deserve where you work.

What Others Are Saying

Become the next generation leader.

Elod Nemeth, Senior Engineer

This course is really useful for everyone that either currently has a job, or is seeking a career. With these guidelines, working professionals can enhance their skill sets to become the next generation leader.

Mike takes you through a step by step process.

Renee Reisch, Transformational Coach

Whether you are just starting out or attempting to figure things out, Mike takes you through a step by step process. From Understanding the Big Picture to Mastering your Journey into Action, by the time you have completed his course, you will have the necessary tools to get your career on track. Thank you, Mike for helping us along on our journey.

An expert in guiding professionals to greater career fulfillment.

David Conway, Software Development Manager

Mike is an expert in guiding professionals to greater career fulfillment. This course takes you through a powerful and practical step-by-step process for designing a career path that fits you. Mike’s insight and experience in helping others reach their potential is offered here for those who are ready to accelerate their impact. I recommend following Mike’s expert coaching for a comprehensive perspective on building a career that suits your strengths, whether you’re an early career professional or a more experienced leader. Thanks Mike for sharing your wisdom and coaching.

Useful to anyone who needs a career status check.

Marci Heerman, Executive Coach

I really like Mike Gellman’s Career Catapult online training. He presents a lot of information quickly and the downloadable worksheets included are already proving useful to me. The big picture, self, communicating, and formulating a career action plan are covered in this course. It will help put some structure to my career planning and would be useful to anyone who needs a career status check and tips for moving forward. Well done Mike and thanks for sharing your career coaching expertise online!

What's In The Course

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Career Catapult

    • Important Information

    • Join Our Online Community

    • Bonus Offer: Get Your DISC Assessment

    • Register: Get Your DISC Assessment

  • 2

    Module 1 - Getting the Big Picture

    • Exploding the Myths

    • Quiz: Exploding The Myths

    • Understanding Succession Planning & Talent Reviews

    • Exercise: 3 A's of Career Potential

    • Sample: HP Talent Review Report

    • Sample: Succession Plan

    • Understanding Organizational Dynamics

    • Tool: Assessing Organizational Culture

  • 3

    Module 2 - Mastering Your Self

    • Soliciting Feedback & Enlisting Support from Others

    • Exercise: Blind Spots

    • Exercise: Asking for Feedback Assignment

    • Minding Your Mindset

    • Exercise: Fears & Limiting Beliefs

    • Exercise: What's Your Story?

    • Exercise: Mindset Audit

    • Managing Your Performance & Energy

    • Exercise: Performance Audit

    • Exercise: Energy Audit

    • Managing Your Personal Brand

    • Exercise: What's in a Brand?

  • 4

    Module 3 - Communicating Who You Are & What You Want

    • Communicating Who You Are & What You Want

    • Tool: Career Portfolio Template

    • Targeting Your Ideal Job or Assignment

    • Exercise: Defining Success

    • Template: Job Fit Assessment

  • 5

    Module 4 - Mastering Your Journey Into Action

    • Increasing Your Organizational Visibility & Potential

    • Exercise: 4 A's of Preparation

    • Tool: Creative Methods of Development

    • Exercise: Strategic Goal-Setting

    • Responding to Resistance, Obstacles, & Setbacks

    • Exercise: Obstacles & Challenges

    • Creating Your Career Blueprint

    • Tool: Career Action Plan

    • Tool: Career Conversation Tracker

  • 6

    Summary

    • Wrap-up

  • 7

    Bonuses

    • Article: Sometimes You Just Have to Let Go

    • Article: Career Conversation with Boss

    • Resource: Work Directly with Coach Mike

    • Resource: Bring Coach Mike into Your Organization

ICF Certified Coach
Birkman Certified Consultant
DISC Certified Trainer
Member of International Coach Federation

Get INSTANT ACCESS to all course materials PLUS a private Career Catapult Facebook group to support you and your specific career challenges and goals.

All of this for just $99 with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you're not COMPLETELY SATISFIED within first 3 days simply send us an email and we'll refund your course fee. We're that confident.
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Why you should take this course

  • Accelerate Progress

    This course is perfect for working students and professionals who find themselves stuck and want to move from struggle to success...faster.

  • Practical Ideas

    Learn from a career management expert and certified coach who will provide you with the ideas, strategies, and tools you need to upgrade your career.

  • Personal Support

    Receive personalized support in private peer discussion forums to address your career questions and challenges.

  • Expand Your Network

    Join like-minded peers and develop relationships at a deeper level outside of class. Strengthen your network by "giving back" and sharing the benefits of your experiences with others.

  • Peace of Mind

    Alleviate worries and stress caused by uncertainty by learning how you can cultivate an effective mindset to influence your career outcomes.

Still have questions?

  • Who really benefits the most from this course?

    Just about anyone who is early to mid-career will benefit, especially technical professionals such as Engineers, Business Analysts, Software Developers, Project Managers, Accounting & Finance Specialists, and Marketing Specialists to name a few.

  • How long does it take to get through the course?

    You can go as fast or as slow as you would like. There are four modules including over 1.5 hours of video along with many templates, tools, and articles you can download and use.

  • How long will I have access?

    Once you enroll, you will have unlimited access for one year.

  • What if I run into technical issues?

    Simply contact us through the Support link and state your name, issue you’re experiencing, and the best way to reach you.

  • How do I access the free Facebook group?

    There are instructions with a link to the Facebook group in the Introduction section.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.

  • Does this stuff really work?

    Yes! However, everyone’s situation is different and it’s nearly impossible to address every scenario. The lessons you’ll learn are effective to the extent that you apply the principles. For additional support, we offer individual coaching to address individual challenges and circumstances.

  • What if I have questions about the course before I enroll?

    Please email support@mikegellman.com with your name and contact information and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.

What Others Are Saying

Become the next generation leader.

Elod Nemeth, Senior Engineer

This course is really useful for everyone that either currently has a job, or is seeking a career. With these guidelines, working professionals can enhance their skill sets to become the next generation leader.

Mike takes you through a step by step process.

Renee Reisch, Transformational Coach

Whether you are just starting out or attempting to figure things out, Mike takes you through a step by step process. From Understanding the Big Picture to Mastering your Journey into Action, by the time you have completed his course, you will have the necessary tools to get your career on track. Thank you, Mike for helping us along on our journey.

An expert in guiding professionals to greater career fulfillment.

David Conway, Software Development Manager

Mike is an expert in guiding professionals to greater career fulfillment. This course takes you through a powerful and practical step-by-step process for designing a career path that fits you. Mike’s insight and experience in helping others reach their potential is offered here for those who are ready to accelerate their impact. I recommend following Mike’s expert coaching for a comprehensive perspective on building a career that suits your strengths, whether you’re an early career professional or a more experienced leader. Thanks Mike for sharing your wisdom and coaching.

Useful to anyone who needs a career status check.

Marci Heerman, Executive Coach

I really like Mike Gellman’s Career Catapult online training. He presents a lot of information quickly and the downloadable worksheets included are already proving useful to me. The big picture, self, communicating, and formulating a career action plan are covered in this course. It will help put some structure to my career planning and would be useful to anyone who needs a career status check and tips for moving forward. Well done Mike and thanks for sharing your career coaching expertise online!

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