I help clients to increase workplace satisfaction and success. Here are some other things to know about me:
~ Before I became a psychologist, my first career was in tech in software development, marketing, project management, and recruiting. I still enjoy working with clients in the tech industry.
~ When I worked in recruiting, I felt sad about how often my job forced me to reject candidates for jobs, so I started doing volunteer work to teach people how to land the jobs they wanted. That’s how I became interested in career counseling.
~ I moved eight times and kept starting my business over in new places before I finally decided to make my business location-independent and to offer virtual career coaching and counseling. Because of these experiences, I enjoy helping people who moved to a new area because of family or other circumstances.
~ 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’m a fan of career and personality assessment. I view assessment as one of the best ways to start a dialogue about a person’s core strengths, interests, personality, and values.
~ I’ve worked in universities, community mental health agencies, hospitals, corporations, start-ups, and private consultation with individuals.
~ From 1999 to 2008, I founded and ran Bridgeway Career Development, a Seattle area career and leadership coaching firm.
~ 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 coaching practice specializes in career development services via webcam, telephone, and email.
~ 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.
~ 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.
To explore whether I can help you with your career, please contact me.