Welcome

Does this sound like you?

  • Help! I am having a quarter life crisis!
  • I want to go to grad school but I don’t know what to write in my application essay.
  • I don’t know what to do with my life.
  • I have a career but I don’t like it.
  • I don’t have a career and I don’t know how to figure out careers that would be a good fit.
  • I am lost.
  • I think I should be able to figure this out on my own but I can’t.
  • I am sending out resume after resume after resume and not getting a call back.
  • I am getting interviews but not getting job offers.
  • Do I even have talents? I am not sure about that.
  • What are my interests? That’s a good question...I don’t know.
  • What are my values? Hmmm….I never really thought about that.
  • What kind of work environment would be a good fit for me? That’s a great question. All I call tell you is that the place where I work now is definitely not.
  • I am new at my job and I want help getting started on the right foot.  

 

I can help

I have been a Career Counselor since 2000 and my personal journey is very much like yours. I was a French major from New Mexico. Let me give you a moment to let that sink in. Yes. A French major. Yes. New Mexico. As you can imagine, there was not a high demand for French speakers where I grew up. So, what did I do? Well, let me jump back for a second. How did I become a French major in the first place? Full disclosure: I waited until my senior year to declare my major, somehow I slid under the radar, went to my academic advisor and said that I needed to graduate by the following year. Based on my courses, I could graduate in a year if I majored in French I said, “Magnifique!” and so, that friends, is how I became a French major. True story.

I spent 7 years trying to figure out what to do with my life. I got clues along the way, hello self-help book addiction, but I could have saved myself a lot of stress if I had worked with a Career Counselor. By the way, I had no idea that there was such a thing as a career counselor and if I did, I probably thought that I would have to go in with all the answers and I had none so I would just feel silly asking for help. If I knew what I know now, I would have taken career assessment tests to narrow down my options and gotten coaching on my resume as well as interviewing skills. I would have gotten the support of an objective party whose only agenda was to team with me to help me figure out what would be a good fit for me. Not what others, although extremely well-intentioned, thought I should do. Not what society said I should do. Not the career that was trending, but something that would allow me to use my skills, talents, abilities and that was in alignment with my values. Something for the long haul. Something that I would really enjoy. A career that would make me say to myself, “I am so happy I GET to do this.”

Here are some professional details that are important for you to know. If you hire me, you aren’t just hiring someone who didn’t have career goals and is suddenly claiming to be a guru. I have been in this field full-time since 2000. I have a Masters in Counseling and I interned for a year at a career center. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Board Certified Coach BCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. All of these credentials require certain criteria to even qualify for them, additional courses/ training to obtain the credentials and on-going continuing education to maintain. All of that to say, in the words of Liam Neeson, “I have a special set of skills.”

I look forward to working with you.

 

 


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