I’m Dr. Janet Scarborough Civitelli. My expertise is helping people find or create work that they love. I’m a vocational psychologist (TX #34252), career counselor, and coach.
My educational background includes a B.A. in Economics from UCLA, a M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. My dissertation research found that changeable aspects of personality are predictive of overall life satisfaction.
My first career was in high tech at IBM, MCI Telecommunications, Arthur Andersen, and Novell. My second career, in counseling and consulting psychology, includes work at universities, community mental health agencies, hospitals, corporations, start ups, and private consulting with individuals. My current interests include career and personal happiness, the science of positive psychology, leadership development, technology, and entrepreneurship.
From 1999 to 2009, I founded and ran Bridgeway Career Development, a Seattle area career consulting and executive coaching firm. During those years, I became certified as a Master Career Counselor by the National Career Development Association. I also attained Certification as a Master Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching, the leader in coach training for professionals with graduate degrees.
In 2008, my husband’s career prompted a relocation to Houston, TX. From 2009 to 2011, I managed the career counseling team at University Career Services (UCS), University of Houston. UCS assists 38,000 students and 200,000+ alumni with all aspects of career development.
In all of my work, I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the National Career Development Association and I maintain membership in both organizations. I am also a member of the Society for Vocational Psychology and the Society of Consulting Psychology.