Kristin Schuchman

Kristin Schuchman (she/her)

Social Worker

MSW

I work with individuals in transition, whether changing careers, newly separated or divorced, or re-launching careers after an absence.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-754-2636

6018 SE Stark St

Portland, 97215

624 Southeast 70th Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97215

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $90-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

My Ideal Client

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.

My Approach to Helping

As a career counselor, I offer mix of personal branding expertise, counseling skills, and clear-headed insight, helping creatives, solopreneurs, and mission-driven individuals navigate less linear career paths. My MSW gave me tools to help clients overcome self-limiting beliefs, look inward for sources of motivation and long-term professional engagement, and connect with long-buried passions and creative interests. My entrepreneurial experiences running a branding business and a women's magazine trained me to sharpen your basic messaging and tackle "brass tacks" of career transition such as resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, networking and job interviews. I love helping people unlock inner potential and build fulfilling professional lives. I excel in supporting clients overcome the most common threats to career dissatisfaction -- indecisiveness, lack of confidence, fear of risk, and social anxiety. I also can offer expertise in targeting resumes for applicant scanning systems.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Believing you need to keep the spark alive in both family and work life, I challenge clients to create careers and grow businesses that provide meaning while maintaining balance. I excel when working with individuals who identify as creative or mission-driven (or a combination thereof). While it may seem out-of-reach to find work that is fulfilling, meaningful and engaging, I believe strongly that we do ourselves a disservice to not trying to find a purpose in our vocation. It is not easy, but it is worthwhile. I am committed to economic empowerment for women and am an active supporter of LGBTQIA+ and Black Lives Matter. I also offer COVID Scholarships to those who have been laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. I am meeting primarily with clients via Zoom but have a heated, well-ventilated outdoor office in place to meet clients in a COVID-safe outdoor setting. You can find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/spark_a_career

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