Career Coaching Services
Are you ready for the next step in your career? Career coaching can help.
I help clients imagine new career possibilities and create plans to take action. Skills, values, interests and personality all can be factors to take into account when planning your next move.
I listen closely and offer support when you’re under stress and provide an unbiased space for you to talk about your career options. Most importantly, I can provide you context for your problems. I’ve been doing this work for nearly 10 years, and I can help you find perspective when you’re stuck.
I’m located at St. John’s Station, 3355 St. John’s Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland. I provide appointments in person, by phone or through videoconferencing platforms such as Facetime/Skype.
One-on-One Career Coaching Sessions
- One-on-one career coaching. I recommend action steps between appointments, so you can begin making progress from the first session. Together we explore your unique situation and develop a plan of action.
- Pre-coaching start-up forms, to get you thinking and moving even before we meet for the first time.
- Between-session email support, for those times when you’re panicked and need some help ASAP.
- Handouts and other ways to track progress along the way.
Cost: $120/60-minute session.
Types of Sessions
Career Exploration and Research
You’re unhappy in your job and you want to know what else is out there, but you don’t know where to start. We use time-tested assessments like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and strengths assessments to clarify what you want in your next job or career. We also review your values with out-of-session exercises that clarify what meaningful work means to you.
Then we create a plan for researching and exploring options, all in manageable steps you can accomplish while working full-time. I help prevent information overload by providing resources I trust, and I teach you ways to test your interest in a field before you commit to a change.
Refining Your Personal Brand
Are you clear on what you do that adds value to an organization? Can you explain why you’re unique? We work on clarifying your strengths, interests and skills to create a vision for your job hunt.
Your personal brand is like your theme song playing in the background of all your job hunting activities. I teach you ways to explain your value without insisting on stiff elevator speeches that feel rehearsed and fake.
Targeted Job Hunting
Are you scanning job ads and applying to whatever you find? Do you know you should be networking, but the thought turns your stomach? I teach you a process for taking control of your job hunt.
Learn ways to create a list of your dream employers so that you can feel in control of your future, then evaluate and prioritize that list in a way that gives you clear action steps. I provide templates for emails, feedback on cover letters and suggestions for making the most of your network and also expanding it.
Need help preparing for an important interview? Has it been a while since you did one, and you’re feeling rusty? Not sure about the best way to answer certain questions? Set up a 60-minute appointment to run through an interview simulation tailored to your job target and get feedback and tips you can use right away. Before our meeting, I’ll send you suggestions for acing the interview so you can come in strong and leave even stronger.
Resume, LinkedIn and Cover Letter Critiques
Sometimes you just want some feedback on documents before you email them. I can read over documents and give you tailored feedback. I also can explain ways to modernize your resume and other documents so they’re up-to-date.
This is a great option for those who have a resume but have a limited budget or aren’t sure if they need to hire a resume writer.