“AT EVERY LIFE STAGE – FROM JUST STARTING OUT, TO CHOOSING NON-PAID WORK IN RETIREMENT, TO NAVIGATING A CORPORATE CAREER OR PURSUING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVOR – THE DESIRE TO DISCOVER THE TRUEST EXPRESSION OF YOUR GIFTS REMAINS THE SAME.”— Kourtney Whitehead
My goal is to demystify the pursuit of meaningful work and help you see that it is not a far-off dream, but something quite achievable.
While it isn’t easy to balance the competing demands of life and find work that inspires you, it can be done. Through dedication, deliberate action, and persistence, you’ll be able to push forward with your goals and customize your work life to align with your priorities.
I’ll provide the tools and resources you need to gain clarity on what truly matters to you and to manage the implications of your choices.
Finding Your way around
Job Search (workbook series) will help you launch and continue a job search with the knowledge that you are prepared for the process and prioritizing the activities that will lead you to a more fulfilling role.
Career Planning (workbook series) will help you conduct an annual assessment of your work life and make proactive career changes where needed to grow and develop in the ways that are most important to you.
Work Reset (workbook and audio series) will help you decompress in between challenging projects, bad jobs, or career transitions so you are fresh, motivated, and ready to succeed in whatever comes next.
Intentions will help you articulate, reflect on, and answer the questions that often shape your career more than you may realize.
Books and podcasts shares additional resources to help you take on a deeper career and personal transformation.
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More about me
My Career story
I have worked at the well-known brands for talent management and management consulting, including executive search firms Spencer Stuart and Korn Ferry. I currently work to coach senior executives and industry leaders through career transitions at Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
My first book Working Whole: How to Unite Your Spiritual Beliefs and Your Work to Live Fulfilled, was published in 2019. I am a senior contributor to Forbes.com and write on topics related to job searches, career development, and workplace happiness.
I attended Virginia Union University for undergrad and enjoy when I can get back there for Homecoming. For grad school, I went to George Washington University and have a Master’s degree in Education & Human Development.
I volunteer a significant amount of time to teach public and private high school students in the Baltimore area about career choices and relationship management. I also speak on career topics for graduate students (most frequently at Harvard Business School) and I enjoy participating in podcasts and workshops as a career advisor.
My Home Life
I was born in New York City, but grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey and Virginia. Both of my parents were raised in rural towns. This background has given me a rare view into urban, suburban, and rural life. All three environments shaped who I am in different ways.
I currently live outside of Washington, DC with my husband and two teenage sons. My “empty nest” is on the horizon, with one son in college and the other a junior in high school. But in my mind, my boys still look like the picture below.
Every year, I make a calendar filled with pictures of my dog, Dillon, and he is always next to me asleep when I work from home.
A few other things I care about
I’m deeply connected to trees. As a little girl, I would sit and talk to them. I still name the ones that most closely surround me. Lucinda is the tree outside my home office window.
My favorite foods are chana masala, my husband’s banana pancakes, or tacos.
My favorite drinks are a glass of rosé or champagne, or a mojito, or a sea breeze.
Like a true introvert, I loose myself in books and live in awe of fiction writers. Unsurprisingly, I have a fascination with characters that have a career-related storyline, and love to dissect a good book. You can check out what I’m reading right now on Goodreads.