Career Coaching with a Positive Psychology Focus

Recent college graduates and more senior professionals looking for change are at times in need of advice and support to further their goals. I offer career coaching to those interested in the not for profit/NGO, law, government, conflict resolution, public policy, higher education,  international education, international development, humanitarian, international affairs, and peacebuilding fields. One-on-one I can offer insight and provide direction for your career aspirations: be you a newbie or someone with many years of experience.

In coaching, I take a positive psychology approach to working with clients. Positive psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on emphasizing strengths that individuals bring to their professional lives. The goal is to help a career changer “thrive” in their new found work and mission.

I’ve benefited from working in a range of settings including in the higher education, think-tank, not for profit/NGO, and private sectors. I’ve also spent time overseas including as a Fulbright U. S. Scholar and engaged in the private practice of law.

I have also written about careers.   I’m the co-author of Graduate Education and Professional Practice in International Peace and Conflict (Special Report 246, U.S. Institute of Peace, 2010) which is an examination of graduate peacebuilding education.  In 2016, I  published the book Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace

I am an official member of Forbes Coaches Council and contribute regularly to  I have also taken course work through Coach Training Alliance. Read about my work and credentials here.

I charge an hourly rate but also more tailored plans including bundling certain activities (resume development, LinkedIn profile, cover letter) for a fixed fee. I engage in some group coaching, and offer some discounts.

If you are struggling to launch your career or in need of a change, please let me know how I can help. Reach out to me to set up a phone call or meeting by Zoom. I look forward to working from you!

Updated 1/4/22


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