Company Overview

Company Overview

Leading Provider of Career Services Since 2001

As one of the nation’s most tenured and esteemed professional development and career management firms, we have been a leading provider of career and executive coaching, career outplacement services, and high-impact corporate workshops since 2001. Ascend Career and Life Strategies, LLC helps organizations improve productivity, maximize leadership effectiveness, and reduce workplace turnover. We work in partnership with organizations in designing and implementing professional development, coaching, and career outplacement programs to proactively prepare, guide, and transition employees to meet today’s market and workforce needs.

We also assist individuals in identifying their ideal career path and then in assembling a high-impact and action-oriented plan for getting them hired regardless of the strength of the current economy. By utilizing a combination of progressive job search tools, the latest technology, and forward-thinking career coaching techniques, we have become one of the nation’s most successful career development firms – helping professionals land a better job with more pay in an expedite manner.

Donald J. Strankowski

Meet Our Founder and President, Donald J. Strankowski

Donald J. Strankowski is founder and President of Ascend Career and Life Strategies, LLC, a career training and professional development firm for businesses, professionals, and executives. Since 2001, Ascend has helped hundreds of people land a better job, improve their level of performance, change careers or start their own business.

Improving Productivity

Donald is the author of Get Hired! 10 Simple Steps for Winning the Job You Desire in Any Economy, New Strategies for a New Job Market, the forthcoming book Take Back Your Future, and the audio program Success is a Choice.  He is currently a regular guest on FOX 31 Good Day Colorado and has been a columnist and career advisement expert for the Colorado DailyDaily Camera, Denver Post, Colorado Company magazine, Business Scene magazine, 5280 magazine, KWGN TV Denver, KMGH TV Denver, 9News Denver,, KOSI 101 FM Jobs, and Alice 105.9 FM.  Donald has also been interviewed by multiple national news publications including U.S. News and World Report as a personal achievement and employment expert.

As an expert in professional development and performance improvement, Donald has parlayed more than 20 years of experience, research, and accomplishments in founding Ascend Career and Life Strategies. He has had successful careers in sales, management, sales training, and recruiting. His real-world experience ranges from start-up organizations to Fortune 500 companies with esteemed positions being held at America Online, Exodus Communications, American Greetings, Sears, and Service Metrics.

Through his seminars, keynotes, and high-impact team building workshops, Donald addresses thousands of people each year helping companies and individuals improve productivity by inspiring participants to reach their true potential. He is represented by some of the world’s largest speakers bureaus and is one of corporate America’s most sought-after speakers on the topics of goal setting, attitude, and the psychology of success. Donald’s presentations are high-content, informative, enjoyable and entertaining. He presents a series of ideas and strategies with a rare combination of humor, insights and logical concepts that audience members can apply immediately to get better results.

For information on hiring Don Strankowski to speak for your company, organization or function, contact Ascend Career and Life Strategies at 877-212-3310 or email us at [email protected]