This cover letter was written for an applicant seeking a position as a director of corporate learning and development. She emphasized her experience, not only as a director, but also as a coach. This is especially relevant since the position entails not only managing, but doing so in a sustainable way that will make the workforce better. In that regard, she stressed her management philosophy, which is centered around creating a positive work environment that allows people to express themselves and strive for their best. The applicant distinguishes herself as being an agent for positive change and a visionary.
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Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last Name):
As the owner of Best For You Coaching and formerly the Director of Corporate Learning and Development for Working World, I have many years' experience working through the tough transformations that individuals within companies experience due to economic shifts, management-union issues, and other internal-external obstacles to change. In fact, I have coached companies and individuals down the path of change, reducing individual resistance and revolutionizing corporate culture.
My philosophy is that the only effective change is organic and internal, whether we're talking about people or organizations composed of people. Using this as a foundation, and while working as a coach and executive, I assist individuals and their organizations who are striving to create an environment where we are free enough from fear that we can develop, explore and express our true capabilities. I bring this philosophy and belief to all that I do in an effort to "do good as you do well." I know that I can coach fundamental understanding about the importance of embracing change in your company.
If [company name] is looking for a visionary, insightful, forward-thinking change manager, I would be interested in speaking with you to discuss the value that my strengths and experience can bring to your company. I can be reached in confidence at the above telephone number or email address. I look forward to hearing from you.
With best regards,
Linda R. Station
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