Master your career transition


(3 ratings)


10 Days


Cohort-based Course

2-week course for women who want to master a mid-to-late stage career transition, cultivate self-worth, and design their ideal career.

Previously at

Merrill Lynch

Course overview

Strategies for your career transition

Are you contemplating a career transition but feeling stuck? Do you want to regain agency in your career choices and design your ideal career?

This workshop will help you gain clarity by removing obstacles and creating your customized career roadmap using the techniques and tools in the Career Design Playbook ™.

A one-size-fits-all career plan isn't for everyone.

As you mature, owning your career design, driving your next move with intention, and making bold changes are essential elements to your success and happiness.

Addressing and eliminating age-related stereotypes is important because you possess a wealth of experience, insight, and value that benefits organizational growth. Your wisdom and contributions enrich the workplace and society.

In this two-week interactive class, you will learn how to reframe your professional narrative, navigate the current job landscape, and use frameworks, practical exercises, and group coaching to create a joyful transition.

This course is for you if


you want to change roles or industries and are motivated to reach your full potential in the second half of your career.


you are reentering the workforce and are excited to translate your transferable skills into a new career path.


you have been laid off and are ready to explore where you can continue to make an impact and thrive in your career.

What you'll get from this course

Create your career roadmap, apply concepts from the Career Design Playbook™

Unpack concepts in the Career Design Playbook™ which is a step by step guide for going deeper into the critical areas and skills for your career transition.

Analyze your current career portfolio and create a strategic roadmap that integrates your core values.

Imagine the new you, write your unique professional narrative.

Identify your valuable skills that take years to cultivate and are essential contributors to revenue growth and team productivity.

Compose a compelling narrative that is the foundation for your resume, LinkedIn profile, and thought leadership.

Launch your job search strategy, create a plan that makes you stand out.

Leverage generative AI, professional partnerships, networking techniques and develop your digital presence to navigate today's competitive market

Create your job search plan that makes you stand out as an industry leader.

Ace your interviews, present your business impact.

Crush your interviews with recruiters, hiring leaders and interview panels by confidently aligning your ability to problem solve with your potential new role.

Compose detailed professional highlights that can be used to answer any interview question.

Join the vibrant community, connect with other successful women on similar journeys.

Build relationships with the women in this live cohort based course for support.

Collaborate with amazing leaders who are on parallel paths to grow your already thriving network.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

29 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

6 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    May 29—Jun 2

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • May


      Create your custom career roadmap

      Wed, May 29, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC

    • May


      Imagine the new you, write your unique professional narrative

      Fri, May 31, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC


    • Create Your Career Roadmap

    • Imagine the new you

  • Week 2

    Jun 3—Jun 7

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun


      Launch your job search strategy, break down effective search best practices

      Wed, Jun 5, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC

    • Jun


      Ace your interviews, present your business impact.

      Fri, Jun 7, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC


    • Launch your job search strategy, break down effective search best practices

    • Ace your interviews, present your business impact.

  • Post-Course


    • 60 minute 1:1 session with Terry (instructor)


(3 ratings)

What people are saying

        Terry is an excellent advisor. Her personal experiences of career changes has helped her create a thoughtful interactive course. She has a passion to help others which is also reflected in her flexibility. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with Terry and value her support.
Benita H.

Benita H.

Strategic Data and Risk Leader
        This was an incredibly helpful course for someone who is trying to figure out what's next in their career and tips/tools for navigating the job market. Terry was very practical and provided very useful information to think about short and long term goals. After completing the course I feel more clarity about my career than I have felt before.
Melinda P.

Melinda P.

Director Corporate Communications
        Terry has created a fantastic, approachable course for anyone committed to understanding how to prepare and write the next chapter of their professional journey. The course focuses on the power of self-assessment as fundamental to career planning and the exercises help clarify what you want to do and why.
Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Creative Director
        Terry's Master Transition class came at the perfect time in my career, where I was at a fork in the road. The class was the perfect balance of new insights, techniques, and a refresher on tried and true methods. I will be taking the perspectives and frameworks I learned from Terry as I keep advancing in my career journey!
Jenny Z.

Jenny Z.

Content Lead, Growth & Marketing
        Terry co-led one of the Google Alumni Women layoff cohorts for women like me who were affected by the 2022 layoffs. She provided valuable job search advice. Given her energy, expertise and EQ, it was a no-brainer for me to take her up on a 1-1 offer. Terry played a part in my success landing a role as the Chief of Staff in a clean tech startup.
Jennifer B.

Jennifer B.

Chief of Staff, Heliogen
         In my leadership role, I partnered with Terry during Google Fiber's early days. A seasoned leader herself, Terry deeply understands career transitions, having coached many on interviewing & negotiation. Her insights into what hiring managers want is vital for all candidates.
Archana M.

Archana M.

Global Talent Acquisition Strategist | Ex-Google, Meta (Facebook), PayPal

Meet Your Instructor

Terry O'Connor

Terry O'Connor

Founder, The Brass, former Google and Databricks talent acquisition leader, and investor

Drawing on her wisdom and experience as a talent acquisition leader for startups and big tech companies, a Wall Street investment advisor, and a Silicon Valley real estate consultant, Terry coaches and advises women in mid-to-late career stages on how to master career transitions and thrive in the next stages of their journeys.

Terry has been advising hiring managers at Fortune 500 companies and startups on winning strategies for hiring top talent for nearly two decades, Many senior-level tech industry professionals have benefited from her coaching, resulting in acing interviews and landing spectacular offers.

She is the founder of The Brass, a joyful platform and community for mid-to-late stage career women that offers a holistic approach to career design and managing career transitions. Terry believes that a one-size- its-all career path is a thing of the past. She is creating a new vocabulary for mid-career women by changing the narrative about ageism in the workplace and society.

Terry built the Career Design Playbook™, a comprehensive guide and toolkit, based on her experiences coaching candidates, advising hiring leaders and navigating my own rewarding career transitions from Wall Street to Real Estate to Silicon Valley. This playbook is designed to help you assess your current career, identify your strengths and values, explore new career paths, and create a personalized plan for your career transition.

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Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Create your custom career roadmap

    Weds. 5/29/24, 9am-10:30am PT

  • Imagine the new you, write your unique professional narrative

    Fri. 5/31/24, 9am-10:30am PT

  • Launch your job search strategy

    Weds. 6/5/24, 9am-10:30am PT

  • Ace your interviews

    Fri. 6/7/24/24, 9am-10:30am PT

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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