I was a Corporate Recruiter for Fortune 500 organization for 6 years and then a recruiter for the nation's largest non-profit organization for 3 years. I became a Career Coach in 2008.
Involvement in two worlds, human resources and coaching, gives me a unique qualification to be a career coach. I understand from a recruiter's perspective what an organization is looking for in terms of applicants and can therefore provide expert knowledge. I am also trained as a coach and can apply coaching principles to helping you discover your passion.
I am a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), through the Society of Human Resource Management, the most respected HR organization in the world. My Master’s degree is in Business Management from Colorado State University and my Bachelor’s degree is in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University. I am also a certified career management coach and a member of the International Coach Federation, the largest coaching organization in the world.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
Working as a recruiter for a large Fortune 500 corporation and a major nonprofit organization, I conducted literally hundreds of interviews with candidates. I came to realize that the vast majority of people have absolutely no idea of what direction to take their careers. Few, if any, really understand what fulfills them. Many seem to “fall” into a career by accident. I realized that I too was falling in the trap of doing something that was no longer meaningful to me. Then, I experienced the power of coaching and my life changed. I hired my own coach and discovered that my passion was to help others in their search for fulfilling, meaningful work. I followed through and trained to be a caerer coach so I could live out my passion of helping others find meaningful, fulfiling work.