I needed a change, but after 12 years as a newspaper reporter, I felt trapped in a profession I no longer loved. I had plenty of skills, a master’s degree and a great resume, but I feared my experience and knowledge base applied only to my work as a journalist. I had toyed with looking for a new career before, but had given up partly because I had no idea what I wanted to do next. I was paralyzed by fear of rejection and I was certain that no one would hire me.A colleague suggested I call Lisa. I did, and it was the best career move I’ve ever made. Lisa helped me see that my skills were transferable, relevant and in demand. She helped me design the “perfect” job and focus on what I really wanted. Together we devised a strategy to show potential employers how my skills and talents could benefit them and their organizations. We also worked on goals outside my career, work that improved my relationships with my family, friends and community. Most importantly, she kept me on task. In a matter of months, our efforts led to my getting my dream job – a job I never would have considered applying for without Lisa’s encouragement.

Now I’m thriving and feeling more satisfied than I have been in years. Since then, my husband has made a career change with Lisa’s help and we recently closed on a much larger home that better accommodates our growing lives and family. Thanks so much, Lisa! We couldn’t have done it without your help.