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SC&C Authors

Stewart, Cooper & Coon senior team members have eight books among them, either in print or on Kindle, Nook or I-Pad. Additionally, they each have numerous other publications.

Each SC&C client has access to this widely acclaimed wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience. Feel free to call us to discuss how you can access these nationally known and published experts who will help you move to the next step in your career.

Published Authors

Fred Coon – Chairman, CEO Stewart, Cooper & Coon

Ready, Aim, Hired

Ready Aim Hired walks you, step-by-step, through the maize of the job search process. This is no ordinary book. The hard-hitting narrative, powerful interactive exercises, 27 audio and video tracks and no-nonsense advice directly from the author leave you totally in control of your job search and career destiny.

Dick Bolles, Author, What Color Is Your Parachute 2011 with 10 million copies in print says: “Ready, Aim, Hired is: inspiring….thorough….very detailed…practical…highly effective. I profited greatly from reading it, and among the dozens of books I am asked to review each year, this one stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Good career coaches or counselors are made, not born. They are made by the constant interaction they have with their clients each week, from whom they learn the challenges and with whom they figure out the solutions, over the years. The good ones are made by what they notice, not just by what they see.

Fred Coon is among the best in noticing, and by demanding the best from his clients, he helps them achieve the best, in their job-search and their lives. I liked particularly his main thesis: The process of getting hired is one of elimination. He/She who is left standing, wins. Four stars.” Read More…


Leveraging LinkedIn For Job Search Success

You are in a contest where there is only one winner. They do not hire two people for the same job. Recruiters (95+%) and companies (84+%) use LinkedIn to find talent. The best LinkedIn profiles generate interviews faster. A poorly optimized LinkedIn profile will not be “found” or generate results.

There are tricks and secrets to LinkedIn and understanding those secrets will help them find you faster.

This book takes you step-by-step through the basics and we share our secrets to help you configure your LinkedIn profile so it achieves results faster.

Business Model You: A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career

Fred is a contributing author. This book was inspired by the global bestseller Business Model Generation which introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper.

Business Model You uses the same powerful one-page tool to teach readers how to draw “personal business models,” which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities.

Produced by the same team that created Business Model Generation, this book is based on the Business Model Canvas methodology, which has quickly emerged as the world’s leading business model description and innovation technique.

This book shows readers how to understand business model thinking and diagram their current personal business model to make their career moves more meaningful.

The focus of the book is to help the reader understand the value of their skills in the marketplace and define their purpose so that they can articulate a vision for change and create a new personal business model harmonized with that vision. And, most important, they can test and implement the new model.

When implementing the one-page tool from Business Model You, one can create a game-changing business model for life and career.

Business Model You

Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute

SC&C provides a copy of this book to all our executive clients. While the author, Jack Chapman, is not affiliated with Stewart, Cooper & Coon, we feel strongly that this book is the ultimate negotiating guide and that is greatly compliments our own interviewing and negotiating tactics we teach our clients.

It provides the reader with a complete, step-by-step negotiating process. The book can be read in a little over an hour and, after practicing the techniques Jack details in each chapter, any reader should be able to negotiate a significant improvement in their financial package.

Bill Temple – Executive VP, Consulting Campaign Management – SC &C

The Art & Science of Landing Your Next Job!

In the course of a lifetime, most people will have 8 or more jobs and more than one career. Getting from one job to the next has been, until recently, a matter of being sought after by someone else. Therefore, most people never really pay attention to what they have to offer, where it might take them, what it might really be worth, or if, in fact, they even want to be doing it at all!

In today’s world, with challenging economies, global outsourcing, shifts in government policy, and a growing (and aging) population, no one can afford to sit back and wait for the next position to show up, whether internal or external to your current employer. And if you are NOT employed, not only can you not sit around and waste time on job boards, you absolutely MUST know how to separate yourself from your competition in order to get into interviews and land the positions you want. Read More…

The Principles of Effective Personal Marketing

Until Principles, few books in the career management field have approached the interpersonal dynamics that occur when looking for a job. Getting a job is not about the job; it is about people who have defined a need, want that need filled, but often don’t have a clue on how to select the best candidate for the position! Therefore, the applicant (You) has to understand and be willing and ready to respond to those behavioral, interpersonal dynamics that can help the “buyer” make a better decision about you. Search processes are certainly important, and well covered in this book. This benchmark publication, however, takes you into some of the psychology behind a successful job search. Business leaders representing nearly every industry and every level of management have acclaimed the information presented in The Principles of Effective Personal Marketing. Read More…

Ron Venckus – Senior Behavioral Competency Consultant, SC &C

Why Shouldn’t We Hire You?

Ron Venckus is one of the nation’s experts on behavioral competency interviewing and SC&C clients are fully engaged learning how to integrate his powerful interviewing tactics into their interviews. Over and over they say that without Ron’s knowledge, they would not have received multiple offers and more money.

In this book, David Endress and Ron Venckus provide a clear look at how to gain an edge in today’s tough economy. Someone looking for a job needs to have an edge. Today’s job seekers must be able to communicate clearly how their skills match the employers needs.

Endress and Venckus go beyond the basics of job interviewing and answering stock questions. They show how identifying and communicating behavioral competencies to an employer is the key to landing a job.

Knowledge, confidence, preparation and communication are essential components to good interviewing. The foundation these components must be built upon is analysis and knowledge of onea€s history, personal skills, and competencies. Why Shouldn’t We Hire You? provides readers with a thought-provoking insiders look at what makes for a successful interview. The discussion, examples, resources, exercises, and techniques found in “Why Shouldn’t We Hire You?” will guide you to a stellar interview performance. Read More…

Chuck McConnell

The primary thesis developed in Chuck’s book is that many stress yips found in golf,
are directly comparable to stress issues afflicting job searchers.
Chuck identifies how search yips can strike highly qualified job applicants
and impede their campaigns. When stress manifestations
are identified and minimized, the search can focus on
campaign preparation/practice to make the effort more
productive. Highlighting Unique Brand Equity (UBE) is the tactical
recommendation developed in Conquer Your Yips, Win
the Employment You Target. UBE is mandatory
for those looking to win over today’s stiff competition for new employment opportunities.
Armed with this important element, candidacies avoid appearing generic.
That in turn gains confidence to conquer their yips and succeed in the hunt .

Sylvia Gaffney


Careerpreneur is a proactive career book designed to assist career transitioners in designing their work-life in terms of a Business Plan.
The basic premise is you are both the product to be sold, and the company that sells this unique product. You are a high-ticket item that needs to be positioned and marketed. The drive, vision, and commitment of a high-energy entrepreneur is required. A dedicated entrepreneur exerts boundless energy doing whatever it takes to get the job done. A company business plan assists in directing that energy.

You are guided through a planning and implementation process that organizes your career strategy on a parallel tract with your company Business Plan. As you embrace the mindset of the Careerpreneur, you develop your product and operate your company through the lenses of the manager of each major department in a well-run organization. You will be challenged to think strategically and encouraged to engage in possibility thinking. Reality checks will be ongoing with exercises, worksheets, research and practical reading material. You will systematically develop the critical elements necessary to have a competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

By envisioning yourself as both the saleable product and the company that peddles your service, you position yourself to thrive in this highly competitive and constantly changing workplace.


Julie Jansen – Advisory Board, SC &C-CT

I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This

Stuck in a job or career you hate? You’re not alone. Studies show that over 75% of Americans are dissatisfied with work. “Close your eyes and…imagine what it would feel like to be happy and excited and fulfilled in your work.” Can’t do it? Jansen’s no-nonsense volume just might help.

Herself a former disgruntled employee (she worked in broadcasting, recruiting, outplacement and other fields), Jansen is a big proponent of jobs that suit: work, after all, “is not ‘one size fits all.’” She identifies six reasons people find their employ unsatisfying, from boredom with an overly familiar routine, to insecurity in the face of discrimination or a toxic boss, to lack of focus on work due to an eye on upcoming retirement. She helps readers identify their job problems and the kinds of work they might find more meaningful, as well as build confidence in their choices. Her advice is seasoned and her tone encouraging, making this a solid resource for people who know they don’t like what they do; it might also be a wakeup call for others numbed into job complacency. Read More…

You Want Me To Work With Who?

In I Don’t Know What I Want . . . But I Know It’s Not This, career consultant Julie Jansen won over readers with the same comforting, clear headed approach that she brings to her many Fortune 500 clients. Now she tackles a problem that affects every working person, regardless of occupation: difficult people. Whether the problem is an “abusive” boss, “toxic” coworker, or “difficult” assistant, Jansen shows how to master the eleven keys to getting along with even the most dysfunctional colleagues. Featuring self-assessment exercises designed to identify the root causes of problem behavior and smart, viable solutions and tips for managing different kinds of difficult people—from subordinates to superiors—this invaluable resource is a savvy, humane guide to reducing stress, establishing workplace harmony, and making sure that no one stands in the way of your career goals. Read More…

Scott Ventrella – Advisory Board, SC &C-CT

Me, Inc. – How to Master the Business of Being You

This proactive, practical guide is unlike any self-help book you’ve ever read. It’s not about simple motivation or inspiration; that stuff only matters if you have a plan. Me, Inc. is designed to help you develop that plan and then execute it to perfection. It’s not a generic, one-size-fits-all program, but a personalized system for improving your life and filling it with purpose, meaning, and contentment.

“Ventrella takes the best practices of Fortune 500 companies and shows how you can apply them to another important venture–you! Your life deserves at least as much attention as your job does, so read this book and turn your time on Earth into a satisfying, meaningful enterprise.”
–Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager? and Leading at a Higher Level

“The Me, Inc. program has guided me on the path to even greater personal and professional achievement and life satisfaction than I ever thought possible.”
–Jack Hallahan, Vice President, Advertising and Brand Partnerships, MobiTV Read More…

The Power Of Positive Thinking in Business

The Power of Positive Thinking in Business encourages businesspeople at all levels, disciplines, and functions within an organization to concentrate on objective, rational thinking instead of self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. The result is an increased ability to deal effectively with tough situations and difficult people, in both business environments and personal lives.

This program provides a practical way for each of us to develop the 10 traits of a positive thinker, which, together with rational thinking, can turn defeatist behavior into productive actions, overcoming the toughest of challenges with powerful, positive results. Read More…

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