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  • Purpose Driven Careers: Hannah's Success Story
    06/01/2024 - Kori Burkholder
    Hannah's Journey: How She Scored Her Dream Job With An 18% Raise

    Are you tired of the Sunday scaries dragging you down? A recent study by Gallup has found that only 29% of millennials are engaged at work, meaning only about three in 10 are emotionally and behaviorally connected to their job and company. Hannah's story is for you if you're ready to break free and find a job you love!

     

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  • Chasing Passion Vs. Fascination
    05/13/2024 - Kori Burkholder
    Career Paths: Chasing Passion vs Fascination

    Beyond the Expected: How 6 Women Turned Fascination into Thriving Careers

    Inspiring stories of women who followed their curiosity and created unique, fulfilling career paths. (From tech writer to travel blogger, and more!)

    In this post, we'll explore an alternative to the traditional "find your passion" mantra. We'll also delve into real-life stories of people who have combined their skills, passions, and even a healthy dose of fascination to create careers they love.

    Intrigued? Click below to discover how you can ditch the one-size-fits-all approach and design a career path that's as unique and exciting as you are!

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  • How to overcome the 5 biggest career fears
    05/08/2024 - Kori Burkholder
    Dream Job Roadblocks: How to Crush 5 Common Career Change Fears

    Feeling Stuck in a Dead-End Job? You're Not Alone.

    Is your daily grind more like a soul-crushing slog than a path to professional fulfillment? Do you spend more time hitting snooze than feeling excited about the challenges ahead?

    If you answered yes (and, honestly, who hasn't?), this blog is for you.

    Here's the truth: Millions of people feel trapped in unfulfilling careers, chained down by fear and a lack of clarity.

    But guess what? You don't have to be one of them.

    This blog is your career change war chest, packed with actionable strategies and expert advice to help you conquer your fears, unlock your potential, and land the dream job that ignites your passion.

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  • Nicole Bailey Case Study from Diplomacy to Japan
    03/31/2024 - Kori Burkholder
    Find Your Purpose, Live Your Passion: Discover Your Dream Job Through Values

    Client Spotlight: How Nicole Combined Travel, Teaching, and Writing by Following Her Passions

    Many successful women in their 30s find themselves stuck, yearning for more. Does your career feel like a slow leak, draining your energy and passion? You're not alone.

    Meet Nicole, who used coaching to find her dream of having a lived experience in Japan through teaching English—a country she'd always dreamed of exploring! Her story will inspire you to discover your core values and ignite your career spark. Get ready to design a life and career that lights you up!

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  • Dream Job On Hold Is Perfectionism Your Worst Enemy
    02/16/2024 - Kori Burkholder
    Dream Job on Hold: Is Perfectionism Your Worst Enemy?

    Imagine staring at a menu overflowing with delicious options yet unable to order anything because the fear of choosing the "wrong" dish paralyzes you. This, for many, is the reality of perfectionism, impacting even the most mundane decisions. Sarah, a seasoned marketing professional, was caught in this web, yearning for change but held back by the fear of imperfection.

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  • Sydney's Purpose Driven Career Case Study
    11/17/2023 - Kori Burkholder
    Sydney's Story: How Identifying Values Transformed Her Job Search and Interviews

    Delve into Sydney's profound journey towards career fulfillment under the guidance of Kori Burkholder, a seasoned career coach. This narrative chronicles Sydney's transition from uncertainty to empowerment, capturing pivotal moments of self-discovery and growth. Explore how the coaching process unraveled her career dilemmas, emphasizing the transformative power of clarity, resilience, and aligning professional life with personal values.

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  • Stuck at Work Keep Growing without Quitting
    10/18/2023 - Kori Burkholder
    Stuck at Work? Keep Growing Without Quitting

    Many of you might be feeling stuck at work right now. You're yearning for a more fulfilling experience, but with the "Trapped in Place Economy" affecting white-collar workers like us, quitting might not be the answer for everyone. Statistics show it's particularly challenging for high earners to find new roles that meet their salary expectations.

    However, even if the job market feels tight, there are ways to find growth and purpose within your current role. Here's how:

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  • Seize The Summer: Find Clarity, Land Your Dream Job
    05/31/2023 - Kori Burkholder
    Seize the Summer: Find Clarity, Land Your Dream Job By Fall

    Can you believe it's already summer? The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the possibilities seem endless. If you're a corporate professional who's had enough of your current job and is itching for a change, this summer might be the turning point you've been waiting for. In this blog post, we'll dive into three essential steps to help you make the most of this season and get you closer to landing your dream job by the end of the year. So, grab your sunglasses, and let's get started!

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  • 5 Questions to Unlock New Opportunities this Summer
    05/05/2023 - Kori Burkholder
    Achieve Career Success: 5 Questions to Unlock New Opportunities this Summer

    Are you feeling stuck and uncertain about your career path? This summer, seize the opportunity to recalibrate your mindset and find clarity. In this blog post, learn invaluable insights and practical steps to navigate career confusion, align your values, explore your aspirations, conduct a skills audit, and facilitate professional growth. Don't miss out on this transformative journey to unlock your potential and prepare for your next significant career step. Get ready to make September your time to shine!

     

     

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  • Purpose driven case study video with Isabella and KoriBurkholder
    02/01/2023 - Kori Burkholder
    Empowering People to Thrive: My Journey from Teaching to Becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    When Isabella reached out for support, she shared, "I just closed the teaching chapter on my career journey and struggled to clarify what to do next. I had ideas of what I was good at and passionate about, but I didn’t know what to do with those ideas. That’s when I found Kori".

    Discover the transformative story of Isabella, a former teacher who found herself at a crossroads in her career. She gained clarity through the Purpose-Driven Career Accelerator program, identified her passions, and embarked on a purposeful path. This article delves into the critical milestones of her journey.

    Here's Isabella's Story.

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  • 12/27/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    What comes next? Rebounding After a Mid Career Setback

    Covid was a life-altering experience for almost everyone on the planet. Some people struggled while others thrived. Early, mid to late professionals used Covid as the catalyst to reevaluate their lives and careers because their companies started to downsize, jobs were put on hold, job offers rescinded, and loss of business revenue were all catalysts for change. Jon, a mid-career professional, didn’t escape from having to pivot and rebound.

    When Jon came to us for support, he had shut down his preschool business after 11 years due to Covid. But, within those two years since, he took on a driving job to fill the employment gaps. Simultaneously, trying to transition into the education world in higher education but couldn’t get past the gatekeepers. So, he abandoned that approach, and from there, he was all over the place. 

    He was looking for coaching to give him a framework to be his best self. He needed help to focus, understand what drives and motivates him, narrow down a career path that gives him satisfaction, enjoyment, respect, and admiration from peers, coworkers, and family, and fill the financial void. 

    Here is Jon’s story...

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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 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 life, 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-guessed herself. She tried to clarify her next career chapter, whether staying on her current career path or going to school. 

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

    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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