I’m Janet Scarborough Civitelli. I write the content for this blog. Here are some things to know about me:
~ My current career focuses on workplace and clinical psychology, career and leadership coaching, and content writing. Previous careers include marketing, project management, and recruiting.
~ I moved eight times and restarted my coaching business in eight new places before I finally made my business 100% virtual. Because of my life experiences, I enjoy writing about remote employment, location independence, and the digital nomad movement.
~ I am certified as a Master Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching, the leader in coach training for professionals with graduate degrees.
~ I’ve lived in California, Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.
~ I wrote and published a book featuring 15 career experts: Choosing Your Career: Proven Strategies for a Satisfying Life. I am writing a second book about what to say in tough conversations in different work and personal situations.
~ I’ve worked in universities, community mental health agencies, hospitals, corporations, start-ups, and consulting firms.
~ From 1999 to 2008, I founded and ran Bridgeway Career Development, a Seattle area career and leadership coaching firm. I am no longer affiliated with Bridgeway.
~ 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.
~ My educational background includes a B.A. in Economics from UCLA 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.
If you have a question about your career, please send it to my “Ask A Career Coach” column, and I may select it for publication. I read every submission.