Directory of Austin Career Counselors & Coaches

I specialize in email-based career coaching (e-coaching) but since I live in Austin, I am often asked for recommendations for Austin career counselors and coaches who work with Austin clients face-to-face or via phone/webcam. Here is a list. (Inclusion here is not a recommendation. Please do research to choose the right help for your needs.) […]

Health & Patient Advocate Career Advice From Industry Experts

In the United States, the healthcare system is complicated and confusing. People who need healthcare are often too sick to effectively navigate the labyrinth to get the care they need, so family members and friends may try to help but become overwhelmed as well. Because of this sad reality, patient advocates are starting businesses to […]

How to Change Careers From Higher Ed

Recently a reader of this site wrote to me asking me how to change careers from higher ed. He said he loves helping students, but he feels frustrated that universities increasingly view students as numbers rather than individuals. He is exhausted and burned out rather than energized by solving the same problems over and over. […]

How to Know When to Change Careers

Dear Career Coach, I work in higher education. I taught chemistry for 8 years at a community college. From there, I moved to a 4-year university to become a professional academic advisor.  I spent 8 years there as well. My first 6 years there as an advisor and the last 2 years as the director […]

How to Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

I am a Texas resident and before I moved to Austin, I lived in Houston for six years. Starting on August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused a devastating amount of destruction and misery in Houston and in other parts of Texas. My heart is heavy so I investigated how to help and I want to share […]

Advice From College Counselors: How to Succeed in College

College counselors wish they could talk to every college student, but since there are an average of 1500 students for every college counselor in America, many students will never talk to one. I asked college counselors what they wish they could tell students. Here is their advice: Tour campus. Before you choose a college, take […]

EVERYTHING You Need to Know to Land the Job

Are you looking to get your job search on track? Need to update your resume, learn how to interview confidently, figure out how to have the dreaded salary negotiation conversation? If this sounds like you, I want to introduce you to a trusted colleague and friend who has just the job search course you need […]

Career Coaching Success Stories

I love reading success stories of any type, so I thought it would be fun to research some career coaching success stories to share with my readers. I am not affiliated with any of these career coaches and they don’t know I am writing about them. These are success stories sent to me by happy […]

What Introverts Need to Be Happy at Work

If you have ever noticed that after spending time around people, you need time alone to recharge, you might be an Introvert. Introverts get energy and motivation from within (“Intro” in Latin means “inwardly”), unlike Extraverts who get their energy and motivation from other people (“Extra” in Latin means “outside”). . (If you want a […]

Seven Nonfiction Books That Changed Lives

I asked readers, “What book changed your life?” Here are seven of their responses: . “The book that changed my life (and business) was The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D. The book uses the story of a young man who hears about a manager with an excellent reputation for […]