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Hello, hello!
So happy you're here.

I think everyone has at least something that makes them amazing. Like actually knock your socks off fantastic. For real.

Sometimes that something is really hard to see for yourself. Sometimes it helps to have someone point that out for you and help you find ways to see that yourself. I love getting to be that someone 🙋🏻‍♀️. Navigating change or big questions doesn’t have to be painful – in fact, it can be kind of fun if you have the right support in your corner.

My Story

It only took about 100 mentee conversations and countless hours for me to realize that I love coaching people in their careers. I love being able to say that the people I’ve coached have found roles at Fortune 100 companies and unique startups that they find fulfilling and exciting. I began this work focused on supporting teachers who were leaving education, and expanded to working with career changers, those in UX looking to upskill or manage the day-to-day of working in tech, as well as students and new grads... but how did I get here?

I never expected to be a career changer. I had always wanted to be a teacher, and close to a decade ago, I was one! But after several years, I realized that this wasn’t the job that I dreamed it would be. I needed to make a change but I didn't know where to start.

 

I was stuck. I’d read job descriptions, but I just didn’t understand them. What did people do all day? Life as a teacher was planned down to the minute and I wasn’t sure what to do and had no idea how to figure it out.

In 2015, I made the leap into tech. I had been working for a few months at an EdTech company and realized that I loved helping teams create new products. I also began to realize that as a former educator, my empathy and capacity for organizing and sharing information lent itself perfectly to user research and strategy.

 

I've been working with product teams to build great experiences for folks ever since. Why do people do what they do? Why don’t they do what we want them to do? I love trying to make sense of the messiness and I’ve been told that I’m able to simply distill the most important insights into actionable and impactful recommendations. 

 

But where does career coaching come in? Several years ago, I signed up to provide pro-bono mentorship to people who were looking for jobs in tech. Many of these folks were teachers who were leaving the classroom to try something new and I was uniquely positioned to help them make sense of an entirely new space. I had been in their shoes. I knew exactly how they were feeling.

 

After several years and lots and lots of conversations, I decided to heed my own advice: lean into what you're really good at and help people connect the dots. While I love working with my fellow educators, I also find that career changers and those looking to upskill appreciate my down-to-earth, real-life approach to problem solving. So don't be shy -- I'm always happy to connect for a quick call to chat more about how we can work together. And I genuinely mean it when I say that I'm really looking forward to it. 💜

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