Have you always loved your work and how did you get to be a Coach?
I don’t know about you, but I hated my first job which was an engineer – nuclear no less! They paid me an incredible amount for a first job and it still wasn’t enough.
I hightailed it out of there as fast as I could and moved on to become an astronaut trainer. Yes, at NASA. Definitely a step up. (BTW…got the job at a local job fair!)
Since then, I picked up 20 years experience in management, business planning and corporate training. I’ve got a BS in Physics from Georgetown and graduated summa cum laude with a MBA, specializing in organizational development. I have worked with senior management to develop strategic plans and have designed/facilitated meetings ad nasium. But, this work gave me a wealth of tools to help my clients plan their lives. It also has given me an insider’s understanding of corporate politics.
I left my corporate job back in 2000 to start my own business. With 3 small children, I knew that a corporate job would not work for me over the long run. It’s been an amazing learning experience and my career as a coach lets me take advantage of all of the resources, talents, and abilities I have honed over the years. But, most importantly, it allows me to live my life’s purpose, which is to help others be inspired by their careers.
I have truly found my life’s calling. It is my pleasure to help my clients create a life that works for them. My passion is to see people accomplish more than they thought they were capable of and to have lives, and especially careers, that they believed were not possible. It is a great privilege and honor to witness dreams come true.
How about partnering with me to help you find your dream job?
What types of clients do you work with?
My specialty is working with people who want to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Although I work with any age client, this tends to be someone, believe it or not, who is over 40, has a ‘good’ corporate job but wants more. I also do leadership coaching to help managers love what they do which involves much of the same soul searching that my career clients go through.
How are you different from other coaches?
I’ve been where you are. I’m not using some system that I picked up somewhere along the way. I have designed the processes I have used myself and tested them on myself.
I have felt the insistent calling of my soul telling me that there was something more. I have felt the pressure from family who wanted me to stay in my ‘good’ job. I have gone through extensive soul searching only to come out the other side and say, “Okay, now what? I still don’t know what to do.” I have felt your fear.
I am also here to tell you that it can be done. You can have work that you love.
When you want to get started, just let me know..