About

“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 won’t be easy to balance the competing priorities of life and find work that inspires you, it can be done.

I’ll provide the tools you need to gain clarity on what truly matters to you and manage the implications of your choices.


Finding Your way around


RESOURCES will help you find articles, podcasts and events on making purpose-filled career decisions

INTENTIONS will help you reflect on the questions that shape your work and life

WORKING WHOLE will help you take on a deeper career and personal transformation

CONNECT will help you sign up for my quarterly newsletter and find me on social media


More about me


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 which gave 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.

I’m deeply connected to trees. As a little girl, I would sit and talk to them. I still name the ones that surround me most closely. Lucinda is the tree outside my home office window.

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.

Every year, I make a calendar filled with pictures of my dog, and he is always next to me asleep when I work from home.

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 recently at Harvard Business School) and I enjoy participating in podcasts and workshops as a career expert.

I have worked at the well-known brands for talent management and management consulting. The executive search firms were 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.