In times of career exploration, optimism and stress collide. While this turning point is an expected part of life, those in the thick of it are often struck by the level of perseverance and courage demanded. Many are amazed by how much has changed since their last job search. If you are or have been…
…and now you’re ready to invest in your own success, you’ve come to the right place.
We will meet you where you are in the career development process, identify your true desires in vocational transition and cultivate your self-worth, growth and independence. I will personally tailor services that strengthen your self-sufficiency and enhance your perspective. Together we’ll create a safe space for you to imagine and explore possibilities and then strategically target roles that honor your purpose, balance and your use of favorite skills within the world of work.
Clients nationwide are served through telephone, messaging and video conference formats from an office based in Central Ohio. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to fill out a brief questionnaire resulting in a free 30-minute consultation call to discuss goals and how we might collaborate in navigating opportunities and challenges across the career trajectory.
For the last two decades my work in both professional and volunteer realms has focused on helping others identify the common threads that connect their life experiences, effectively communicate their stories and then plan for their next chapter. I've had the honor to give hundreds of career development presentations, design and instruct college courses in career development as well as service-learning and tailor services to thousands of clients through individual consultations. My approach is shaped by roles focused on life/work integration in university, nonprofit, outplacement and business ownership settings.
Beginning with recognition of each client’s gifts, I collaborate with those in career transition who seek to discern vocational identity and fulfill personal potential. I offer services that produce results for professionals across a range of industries, employment levels and backgrounds, supporting their progression from workforce (re-)entry to (semi-)retirement and all that can be achieved in between. I hold credentials as a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Employment Interview Professional, Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified DISCstyles™ Communication Consultant and I'm an Authorized DISC Administrator and Behavioral Consultant. I completed a graduate degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a year of graduate-level study in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.
"Vocatus” is Latin for urgent call or summon and is the root of "voice" and "vocation." Your vocation (calling) will, and rightly should, vary throughout life. Transitions in mid to late career, no matter the cause, present the opportunity to reevaluate your interest, skill and value alignment with prospective employment opportunities. Vocatus Collaborative, a career development and job transition consultancy firm, was established in 2018 to offer accessible, quality support to professionals who aim to improve their impact. We offer resources that inform and ease transition in job or industry, addition of leadership or service opportunities and career relaunch from work breaks.
Here's an overview of how we, in partnership, will make it happen. Based upon individual needs and the length of your coaching program, topics may include:
You will receive email communication for the duration of your coaching package to address just-in-time needs, written resources on topics of interest for reference beyond coaching sessions and empowering assignments (for both client and coach) that support your progress between meetings. We also offer the added value of a tangible report that indicates your behavioral strengths for optimum performance, providing a winning edge not only for marketing materials, but also for interview strategy, branding, social networking and continued professional development efforts. Your report identifies the value you bring to a given environment, motivators, behavior under stress and will support the development of effective communication plans.
All prospective clients have access to a free 30-minute consultation call upon completion of a brief application. If you are a match for services offered through Vocatus Collaborative, we will work together to design a plan that best suits your needs. The vast majority of clients begin with a package of four to eight sessions held weekly. Services may continue through a monthly retainer on a reduced meeting schedule upon package completion to provide on-going support.