I work with individuals in transition, whether changing careers, newly separated or divorced, or re-launching careers after an absence.
6018 SE Stark St
624 Southeast 70th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97215
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2013
I understand that you want to create a career that lets you spend time with the people you love and pursue your creative interests. I relish helping career changers lift the fog and determine their next steps to find careers that bring fulfill their personal and financial needs and work for their lives. I am not a recruiter -- I am not interested in just "getting you a job." I am more interested in helping you build a career to keep you happy in the long term.
Narrative theory involves taking a close look at the stories we tell ourselves and seeing what we can do to tell a more constructive story. For instance, a woman who has experienced bullying or abuse in a work setting can over time reflect on the experience as an episode in resilience as she considers the solid work she was able to complete despite a toxic culture. Lars and the Real Girl is my favorite example of a movie that portrays narrative theory at its best.
The inability to navigate a professional path can leave you feeling stuck, often bleeding into your personal life. I offer in-depth career counseling for those contemplating strategic career moves. Whether seeking a new career or changing employers, I can act as a sounding board and provide accountability while providing you space to reflect on your options. I believe that career bliss rarely happens by accident but rather is usually the result of self-understanding and intention.
Few events in life knock you off your bearings quite like divorce or other long-term relationship breakups. As a career counselor I can help you find your professional footing as you navigate the complexities of splitting assets and other challenges of relationship fallout. Together we will build back your confidence and point you in the direction of a career with meaning, purpose and creative expression.
Research indicates that 40% of people want to change their jobs in 2021. The top 3 motivations for change are lack of career development, work-life balance and manager behavior. Add to those factors a global pandemic, which has nearly everyone re-thinking professional habits. Most people prioritizing flexibility and autonomy and more time with family. I specialize in helping professionals successfully transition to careers that offer balance, challenge, compensation and contribution.
Even if we're generally confident, we can still struggle with our self-esteem, leading to bad decisions, falling short of our expectations in social and professional situations, or stay in relationships and friendships that are unfulfilling or abusive. Women tend to struggle with confidence more than men -- research reveals that women will underrate the same performance on tests by as much as 15 points! I offer tools and techniques to help bolster confidence and show up as your best self!
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