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Career Coaching: Welcome
  • Do you want to find work you love?
  • Are you eager to feel authentic and empowered during your job search?
  • Do you dream about an ideal career or starting your own business but feel unsure about how to make that happen?
  • Are you a soon-to-be or recent graduate feeling confused and overwhelmed about how to get started in the work world?
Discover the answers to these questions and become more skilled at creating the life you want! As your coach, I will facilitate a process of self-exploration that clarifies your values, interests, strengths and wishes. This process will enable you to make empowered choices and take wise action on your own behalf.

In coaching, you will clarify your career direction, review how to gather information about fields and jobs of interest as well as make contacts and identify potential employment opportunities. You will develop strategies to become a stand-out job applicant and land a position that is a good fit for you.

I specialize in job search and career change for the following:
  • Career Launchers: Soon-to-be college, graduate school or service corps graduates, recent grads and millennials feeling confused or overwhelmed by their job/career search.
  • Mid-Career Job or Career Changers: Those longing for more fulfillment on the job and those fired, laid off or feeling stuck. I provide support in finding more satisfying work or in getting started with a new business or consulting practice.
  • Mission-Driven Professionals: Those aiming to make a social impact in their work and in their lives. With a background in public policy, non-profit organizations and adult education, I am especially qualified to support those looking to make a difference through their work.
  • Late Career or Retirement Planning: Those seeking more satisfaction and balance in the latter part of their career or getting ready for an active, involved retirement. Turning to one's wishes and needs is a great way to begin this new phase of life followed by developing strategies for reaching your goals.
What distinguishes my coaching practice?
  • My coaching is client-centered, meaning that you define your goals and together we design a process that works for you. I work with each client to individually tailor the pacing, accountability and work between sessions in order to meet your needs and wishes.
  • I emphasize making changes from the inside out. Together, we will explore your experience in order to clarify your needs, wishes, passions and strengths, which you can then use as guide posts as you discover new opportunities and make new choices.
  • I do not require a contract from clients. From day one until our coaching ends, the coach-client relationship must be working for you.
  • You can rely on my integrity and authenticity. I abide by the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics and will always speak the truth to clients.
I bring an array of training, skills and experience to coaching:
  • I have 20 years of coaching experience and have worked with more than 1200 clients individually and in groups.
  • I hold three coaching and three personal branding certifications.
  • I have an in-depth knowledge of labor market and workplace issues, which can be especially helpful to those making career transitions.
  • I have started and managed two successful small businesses of my own.
  • I bring extensive experience as a facilitator and strategic planner and offer frameworks from these disciplines in my coaching.
  • I practice meditation and bring the tools of mindfulness to coaching.
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