Boeing Prof and Techs
Setting career goals?
Ed Wells Partnership can help
Whether you’re preparing for your Performance Management Define or looking at a five-year plan, check out
the SPEEA Prof and Tech contract benefits that can help you set and achieve career goals.
Career consulting success for member changing jobs
David Gutierrez learned about career consulting through Ed Wells
Partnership the hard
way. After four years at
Boeing, he received a
“Based on my prior expe-
rience, I knew I needed to
build a network and reach
out to people.” He pursued career consulting after
asking SPEEA for ideas.
With the help he received from the career consultant (a SPEEA/Boeing contract benefit), he
received a job offer one week before he was
scheduled for layoff.
“SPEEA’s great,” he said. “This program really
works … It changed everything.”
The consulting made his résumé really ‘pop,’ said
Gutierrez, who is now a quality production spe-
cialist working in the Everett factory. “My super-
visor said my résumé really stood out for him.”
With the hands-on experience and give/take with
the consultant, he learned many helpful lessons
that he’s sharing with others who ask. His help
comes with a caveat.
“It’s only as effective as what you put into it,” he
said, adding that it’s worth the effort. “You have
a better opportunity to land a job.”
David Gutierrez, a SPEEA member, has 19 years with
the military, a master’s in business from the University of
Maryland and law enforcement experience. He benefited
from career consulting through Ed Wells Partnership and has
also taken technical classes through Ed Wells.
Career coaching/consulting provides tools
Ed Wells Partnership, a SPEEA/
Boeing contract benefit, offers
hands-on help for those interested
in setting and pursuing career goals
through coaching and consulting.
With two different offerings to help
(coaching and consulting), some
employees utilize both options.
Sometimes just a phone call can
Both coaching and consultation
are one-on-one and confidential.
Employees can meet in person or
over the phone. Services are provided at no cost to the SPEEA-represented employee.
•;Provides guidance and support but
requires self-reflection and ‘homework’
•;Three-month minimum commitment is
•;This is not ‘counseling’
Possible outcomes: Greater self-awareness, increased confidence and increased understanding of your goals.
What they’re saying about
Ed Wells career coaching
•;“My perspective of my career has changed
completely from a passive role waiting for
my accomplishments to be recognized
and get promoted to an active role asking
for promotion seeking out the skill sets
needed to advance my career, changing my
thought patterns and routine.”
•;“My talks with the coach motivated me
to find possibilities, discover my strengths
and what I needed to work on. I am now
working on finding another job while at
the same time I have new tools to tolerate
my current situation.”
•;“Immense help for me to see a WARN
notice as a transition period regardless of
•;Typically one to three meetings
•;Consultants can suggest career paths
•;Consulting could lead to a mentorship
Possible outcomes: Increased
understanding of available
resources, including résumé
help, and interview skills, as well
as more awareness of alternative skill areas and career paths
What they’re saying about
Ed Wells career consulting
• “Helped me get a big
picture view of opportuni-
ties at Boeing.”
• “Provided me with
resources to help me net-
work and become a better
• “In the discussions with my career consul-
tant, it has helped me to see that I have more
potential that I never thought I had in me.”
For more information, go to Boeing’s intranet web-
site for Ed Wells Partnership – http://edwells.web.
or call Melanie Kharrazi, career services coaching
and consulting, at (425) 260-0384.
See a related video by going to inSite on the Boeing intranet and searching for career services at
Ed Wells Partnership. David Gutierrez, a SPEEA member, is in the video. The screen shot of
the search is shown here.