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  • Purpose Driven Career Case Study with Stephanie
    09/05/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Soul Search Before Your Job Search

     

    When Stephanie joined the program, her goal was to determine where her career was going and a solid path forward. She was looking to find purpose and passion in her life and career, help others, and figure out what that looked like in her next career move and beyond. Little did she know that she was about to embark on a soul-searching mission and what she found at the end of the process was a big surprise.

    Here’s Stephanie’s Story:

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  • Marc and Kori's Purpose Driven Career Case Study Interveiw
    08/31/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Launch Your Passion Project With A Full-Time Job

    Mark George is an alumnus of the purpose-driven career program, and I wanted to connect with him because he's got some exciting news.


    As a Career Coach, I speak with many professionals with different passion projects and side hustle ideas. Still, they don't feel like they have the time, space, or energy because their day job takes up so much of that time. I know that can be frustrating, So I wanted to interview Marc, who will inspire us all, and you will see how he created the time and the space, even with a full-time job, to launch two of his passion projects. 


    Marc's story is for those who have a passion project ideas but are riddled with doubts and fears of failure or time constraints or have too many ideas and are stuck with indecision. 


    Here's Marc's story:

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  • Cynthia and Kori Purpose Driven Career Case Study Interview
    08/26/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Fast Track An Internal Promotion And Raise

     

    When Cynthia reached out for support, her goal was ultimately to feel happy, motivated, and respected at work. She wanted the freedom to be herself in her day-to-day and make enough money to feel comfortable and spend a little extra on herself. 

    She wanted to move away from a similar job cycle and constantly second-guessing herself. She wanted to clarify her next career chapter, whether staying on her current career path or schooling. 

    What did that look like in reality? She didn’t know.

    Here is Cynthia's story:

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  • Jillian and Kori Purpose Driven Career Case Study Interview
    08/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Make An Internal Career Transition At Your Current Company

     

    When Jillian reached out to us for support, she wanted clarity on her next career step with the plan to make it happen. She wanted insight into why she has made specific career choices, why she has given into her career fears, and a better understanding of her patterns. Her dream outcome was to have career clarity and enough confidence to get a job that she both enjoys and feels fulfilled. 

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  • Purpose Driven Career Case Study With Michael Pittman
    08/06/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How to Identify and Leverage Your Transferrable Skills to Advance Your Career

     

    When Michael came to us five months ago, he needed help redefining his career path. He is a 31-year-old professional who was going on one career path in teaching. This career path fell into his lap and, over the years, became his security blanket. The problem was that he became so good at it that he became an invaluable employee.

    But, he admitted to himself that he was miserable, stressed, and ready to find something that fulfills more of his purpose, plays to his skills and strengths, and pays off his student loans. But, he had a big question mark coming in…how do I leverage my transferrable skills to advance my career and also plagued by the thought, am I  too old to switch careers now?


    Here is Michaels's career transition journey:

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  • Five Ideas To Recession-Proof YourCareer
    07/25/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Five Ideas To Recession-Proof Your Career

    Layoffs, hiring freezes, and rescinded job offers dominate the headlines, and you may ask yourself how to best plan for the uncertainty? A poll on LinkedIn revealed that 60% of respondents are worried or very worried about their careers because of the uncertainty of the economy.

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  • 07/22/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Why Having a Passion is Essential to Professional Development

    When Breana started the program, her goal was to get clarity on her skills, find happiness in her professional life that ultimately stems into her personal life, and know how to communicate professionally. Her ultimate dream was to see the direction she wanted and what steps she needed to take to get there.

     

    Once Breana discovered her passions, it became clear she wanted to bridge her passions and skillset into her next career role. And knowing her passions helped her become more confident at work and overall helped her professional development. 


    Here is Breana’s Career Exploration journey toward landing her dream job.

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  • Purpose Driven Career Case Study with Kristen Barba
    06/30/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How to Turn Your Skills and Passion Into Your Dream Job and Life

     

    When Kristen reached out to us for the support she had been in a highly stressful reality tv producer role for the last six years. She was burnt out and wanted to find a job that met her personal and professional requirements. Not just the title or salary, but inspired by the content of the work, working with co-workers she likes, and having a good working relationship with her future boss. She also dreamed of a flexible working schedule that would allow her to focus on other passions outside of work. She used to be an on-camera host for small companies in their training films and participated in other entertainment hosting projects. It was a side gig that allowed her to express her passion, thoughts, and opinions on the world in a positive way.  

     

    Here is Kristen's eight-month journey from leaving a toxic work environment to landing her dream job at CMT that utilizes her skillset and allows her the space and support to pursue her passions outside of work.

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  • Career Change Case Study with Emily
    06/25/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Make A Successful Career Change After 10+ Years In The Same Role

    When Emily reached out to us for the support she had been in the same company and role for about 10 years. She hit the ceiling in terms of professional growth and earning potential. She felt stagnant and wanted a career change, but she was stuck on what to do about it because she had no idea what to do next or even how to make a career change. 


    Here is Emily’s journey from being unclear and frustrated about what her next career move would be to finding and landing her dream job in the interior design industry.

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  • How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” In An Interview
    05/23/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” In a Job Interview

     

    For many, the #1 dreaded interview question is “tell me about yourself.” Unfortunately, some people don't spend much time preparing for this one enough, and it is not as difficult as you may think when you have the formula to guide you.

     

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  • Creative and Nature 3-Day Women's Weekend Getaway In The Poconos
    05/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Creative and Nature 3-Day Women's Weekend Getaway In The Poconos

     

    A recent study found that working women faced a "perfect storm" from pressures at home and work because of the pandemic. 

    Sound familiar? When does your workday start and end? Are you working more than you were before the start of the pandemic?

    I'm finding that some women I work with are working more and feel more lonely. They don't necessarily want to go back to the office, but they crave more in-person interaction and community. 

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  • Creative Summer Retreat from France to Rome on the Starclipper
    05/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Creative 7-Day Summer Sailing Cruise from Cannes to Rome

     

    Is "adventure" one of your values? 

    Adventure, freedom, and flexibility are high on the values list with most people I work with. However, each person typically has their unique definition, but "adventure" often has the word "travel" in there.

    Most people I work with don't want their lives to revolve solely around their careers. Sure, they want their job to be fulfilling, rewarding, and meaningful, but they also want time off to fulfill their "adventure" value.

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  • 5 Day Creative Summer Retreat with Kori Burkholder at Omega Institute
    05/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Creative 5-Day Summer Retreat For Women To Launch a Dream

    What projects, dreams, and ideas are stuck? 

    Do you want a new career?

    Launch a passion project?

    Express yourself more creatively?

    Take up a hobby like painting?

    Make a more significant impact using your gifts and talents?

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  • 04/28/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    "What's Your Weakness" Formula For Interview Preparation

     

    How to answer the question, “What is your greatest weakness?” 

    It is one of those tricky interview questions that interviewers will sometimes ask. Why would the interviewer want to focus on your weaknesses rather than your strengths? What are they trying to figure out? 

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  • 04/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    6 Steps To Create a Career Vision To Reach Your Professional Goals

     

    Missing from Wanda’s life and career was excitement, appreciation, and meaningful connections to people. When I first met Wanda she shared,” I've been where I am so long and never thought about how to articulate what skills I bring to the table or what environment I’d like to be in”.

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  • 04/12/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Break Out Of a Dreaded Employment Cycle

     

    Have you been spinning your wheels in the same cycle employment-wise? Have you ever lost sight of the big picture and what you are striving towards?

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  • 04/06/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Change Careers With Courage and Confidence

    When Katherine came to us a few months ago, she felt unfulfilled at the end of each workday. She knew she wanted a change and to do something more impactful in her career. 


    Sure, she was making good money, but she had become stagnant in her role, and she knew one thing - she didn't want to look back with regrets thinking she should have pursued something different. The impact her current work situation was having on her was stress and anxiety, and that stress would often bleed into her nights and weekends.


    She decided to take the leap of faith and overcome her fears like fear of the unknown, taking a pay cut, and failing to step into a future that energizes and inspires her.

     

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  • 04/01/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Turn Duties Into Accomplishments To Dazzle Hiring Managers

    How do you set yourself apart from other candidates going for the same job? Yes, the resume, cover letter, and the interview. But for now, we will focus on the resume.


    There are three primary reasons people get hired: you can make the company money, save the company money, or reduce the time for others. Secondary reasons for hiring people include having the relevant skills to do the job, being a cultural fit within the company, and having long-term potential to grow within the company, which all tie back to money in the end. 


    Many young professionals I come across have a resume full of tasks and duties that often reads like a job description, which in most cases isn't going to dazzle a hiring manager. 

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  • 03/23/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    5 Job Search Tech Tools To Keep You Organized and Motivated

     

    According to a survey done by Randstad USA, the average length of time a job search can take is five months. The job search process can be stressful and feel like a rollercoaster, so it is crucial to keep your motivation high and organized. 

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  • 03/14/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How to Fit Creativity into Your Busy Corporate Life

     

    Many young corporate women I work with are exhausted at the end of the workweek and use the weekend to recover to prepare for yet another dreadful, taxing week ahead.


    When we drill down into their values, creativity is often a value they possess but is often missing from their lives. 


    When they are able to see this gap, they understand why they feel unbalanced and bitter about not having work/life balance.

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