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Let's find you the right leaders to scale up your company.
We vet for proven track record, business acumen, ability to galvanize teams, and cultural fit.

Ascend5 places top executives in small to mid-size companies and equips them to succeed. We propel organizations to greatness by investing in leaders who know what matters most: people.

We quickly tap into our extensive pipeline and vet based on your company's needs.

We do the groundwork to ensure that they have a proven track record of success and a reputation that backs it up.

We are there with you every step of the way from start to finish and guarantee our candidate for 6 months.

We work with you for 15% of the candidate's first year salary as a retained recruiter saving you 1/2 of traditional recruiting fees.

Watch your organization expand and grow because you now have a high-quality leader who can galvanize your people.

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1 Professional Branding & Marketing

Branded resumes and LinkedIn services. Without it, you're invisible.

Our research has shown this process:

►Gets you in touch with the Why in your career to be the fuel for job searching.
►Gets you noticed EXPONENTIALLY faster by hiring authorities.
►Attracts multiple high-quality opportunities and promotions via your unique value.
►Allows for higher salary negotiations by proving your track record of great results.
►Gives you the authentic confidence needed to land great opportunities through this deep-dive.
►Allows you to continue to build your legacy.


2 Rapid Job Search Strategy & Value Pitch

Know where to focus and what to say when networking for work.

Practice with a virtual coach session or via our Rapid Job Search Roadmap Course to ensure you know where to target your efforts and what to say to get people to the interview stage.

This saves you weeks of being stalled in your job search approach.




3 Leadership Development

A well-developed leader can push companies to greatness, by receiving 1:1 executive coaching or company-wide leadership development training.

Ascend5 possesses a unique and proven ability to help your organization create a scalable culture of leadership through a leadership alignment framework that gets your top executives working in tandem with leadership and team-building concepts that trickle down to your employees building a culture of excellence and collaboration.

When everyone is rowing in the same direction, your company will take off.




4 Interview & Salary Negotiations

Become the solution. Negotiate a value-based salary.

Strategize. Prepare. Prepare. Prepare.

This is where the rubber hits the road and lack of preparation can ultimately cost you thousands in potential salary and lost wages due to starting the job search over or not negotiating for the absolute best salary that you deserve.

We have unique strategies that both help you land more job offers and negotiate often for $5-$20K higher depending on your level.

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5 Job Search Accountability

Losing momentum is the #1 reason why people don't find their dream jobs. We keep you accountable.

Get support and different perspectives on the job search to help you quickly find your next role that you love!


Our research has shown time and time again that by focusing on these 5 key areas, you will...

✓Be able to find high-quality positions in a pinch when needed.

✓Know how to expand out and accelerate your networking to find and create positions before they are posted.

✓Negotiate for a salary based on the value you bring to your work instead of market rate for your position.

✓Be promoted more often toward growth roles.

✓Have more energy and momentum to make positive impact at work.


Our winning combo to get started...

Branded Resumes/LinkedIn Development  +  Accelerated Job Search Service

We market you and connect you to hundreds of hiring authorities/recruiters we specifically target/you approve the list.


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Professional to C-Level Clients Served
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Network to targeted hiring managers

Just some of the places our clients work...

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Why is an authentic personal brand important?


Ultimately, your brand is your legacy. It is the way you are known today and how you will be remembered when you leave.  It reflects who you are, which is more important than what you do. Your legacy is the most realistic representation of how you lived, behaved and interacted with others, and how they felt about you.

We work with all of our clients to build authentic brands!

"More than half of employers won't hire potential candidates without some sort of online presence today." - Career Builder


What Clients Are Saying...

Testimonial"Career5 was just what I needed to help push myself forward in uncovering the type of work that would fulfill my needs and align with my lifestyle, and the coaching I received helped me to dig deeper to discover insights that I wouldn't have found on my own. Going through the Career5 program helped me to develop an action plan and roadmap to fit my timeline and keep me on track in a strategic manner, rather than just moving wherever the wind blew me. Coaching makes the process fun, with gentle nudges, offering invaluable advice that also helped get me excited about new opportunities. I am now working in my new career path and I love it! I would use the Career5 method each and every time I needed to explore new paths! Thanks Career5!"    

- Suzie L. Learning Network Manager (more testimonials)

Imagine going to work every day, where you feel like you are truly making an impact, earning what you're worth, and continuously growing. Start treating your career as your own personal business to move mountains.

Hi, I'm Aimee Marcelo, founder of Career5. I'm here to help you carve out meaning into your work by taking ownership of your job search and career growth... to think of your career as YOU, Inc., and to run it like your personal business. I have worked with hundreds of midlevel to C-Suite executives like you to help them get in touch with their mission, value, and confidence so you can market yourself authentically to land the opportunities you deserve. You don't have to wait another day to get started. Let us support you on your road there.  Why Career5?

Aimee Marcelo 


Need a full-service executive package to support you through this ENTIRE process? Our expert executive coaches and optimized process can guide you quickly to your next position.