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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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.
- 05/31/2023 -Seize the Summer: Find Clarity, Land Your Dream JobRead More
Can you believe it's already summer? The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the possibilities seem endless. If you're one of those corporate professionals who's had enough of your current job and are 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 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!
- 05/05/2023 -Achieve Career Success: 5 Questions to Unlock New Opportunities this SummerRead More
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!
- 02/01/2023 -Empowering People to Thrive: My Journey from Teaching to Becoming a Licensed Mental Health CounselorRead More
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.
- 12/27/2022 -What comes next? Rebounding After a Mid Career SetbackRead More
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.
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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.
- 08/31/2022 -How To Launch Your Passion Project With A Full-Time JobRead More
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.
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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:
- 08/19/2022 -How To Make An Internal Career Transition At Your Current CompanyRead More
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.
- 08/06/2022 -How to Identify and Leverage Your Transferrable Skills to Advance Your CareerRead More
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:
- 07/25/2022 -Five Ideas To Recession-Proof Your CareerRead More
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.
- 07/22/2022 -Why Having a Passion is Essential to Professional DevelopmentRead More
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.
- 06/30/2022 -How to Turn Your Skills and Passion Into Your Dream Job and LifeRead More
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.
- 06/25/2022 -How To Make A Successful Career Change After 10+ Years In The Same RoleRead More
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.
- 04/06/2022 -How To Change Careers With Courage and ConfidenceRead More
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.
- 03/11/2022 -Stop Applying for Jobs You Don’t Really Want!Read More
"I’ve been applying for jobs and I’m not getting anywhere!" Sound familiar?
Let’s face it. It’s tough looking for a job when you have a job, right? There could be many obstacles standing in the way, like time. Managing your time, however, is something you have control over.
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Do you feel disconnected from the work you do every day at your job?
Do you feel uninspired by your company's purpose and mission?
I hear these complaints frequently from young professionals, like you, who work in the corporate world and want to do more than just your job. You want to contribute to something bigger than yourself. You want to see how your contribution affects the bigger picture.
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