How will a Career Coach help me?
Here are just a few of the topics we can work on together in your career coaching sessions:
- What’s my next career move?
- How do I increase my impact at work?
- How do I achieve better work/life balance and reduce my overall stress level?
- How do I become a better leader? Delegator? Team player?
- How do I find more meaning and pleasure in my work?
When working in this realm, it’s best to work with a coach who has a strong business education and real-world business experience. I have an undergraduate and graduate business degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, respectively. I’ve worked in Investment Banking, Management Consulting and Consumer Products Marketing, giving me a well-rounded understanding of many industries and the challenges you face in your career and business. I also serve on the Board of Directors of a Boulder non-profit.
So How Does Career Coaching Work?
I’m delighted to help you find new opportunities and achieve breakthroughs in your career. I’ll help you consider all options and take a holistic approach to your work and life goals.
Together we’ll create a new level of awareness of your own untapped knowledge, strengths and resources to spark positive change in your life via three basic steps:
Career Goal Clarification and Options
As your coach, I’ll listen with empathy and compassion and together we’ll do an assessment of where you are now in your career and what’s the challenge or situation you’re facing and/or the goal you’re hoping to achieve. I’ll ask clarifying questions and challenge some of your basic assumptions and self-limiting beliefs to encourage expansive thinking and to ensure your career goals are concrete and in alignment with your core values. We’ll discuss many options for reaching your career goals and choose the best one(s) together.
This is a wonderful process of exploration, insights and expansive thinking that leads to clear-cut goals.
Strategize – Strengths and Resources
Next, we’ll determine what you already bring to the process by assessing your character and business strengths, internal and external resources, and any knowledge gaps you need to fill to get you where you need to go. This exploration inevitably discloses more resources than you might imagine and a greater appreciation of all you have available to help you on your journey.
We’ll create a detailed plan with concrete, actionable steps to achieve your most important career aspirations. We’ll work together to create and implement new habits that will support you long-term in your endeavors. And we’ll predict and address any obstacles you may encounter and how to plan and modify the process accordingly.
If your goal is to find a new career or job, I offer many assessments and exercises that will help you recognize and define your business strengths and skills. We will also work to identify industries that will bring you the most fulfillment and create a tailored job description that aligns well with your passions and business strengths. We will also work on resume refinement, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile as well as the crafting and practice of interview strength stories. These stories will help you clearly articulate your business strengths and how they are applicable to the job for which you are applying.
Some progress will be made in our sessions and some in between as you choose to practice and establish new habits, thought patterns and behaviors and live with renewed focus and purpose.
I’ll be there to support you and help you reflect and gain insights on what’s working and how to improve and enhance the process.
How long will this take?
The good news is many of my clients achieve results quite quickly – often in just 4-6 sessions. So why wait? You can schedule your complimentary session today.
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I also specialize in life and wellness coaching.
I will be forever grateful to Amy for the career and life guidance she provided me, the self-reflection she instilled in me, and the genuine support she extended to me during and after my coaching sessions with her. Amy’s coaching provided me with the tools I needed to identify my true strengths, to recognize and clarify the value of my varied work experience, and to find meaningful ways in which to pursue my passions while remaining true to myself. Amy’s positivity is infectious and instilled greater confidence in me. In sum, Amy is a wonderful resource and has had a tremendous impact on my career and my life. I wholeheartedly recommend her.Mike M., Attorney and University Professor
A life-changing relationship. Life-changing. It took me almost 1 year to find a good coaching fit, I had about 6 initial consults with multiple highly referred and reviewed individuals, but up until meeting Amy, I have not met a single person as interested in getting to know me on an intimate level at the intersection of life and career. Amy’s approach is to focus on all of what makes you great, exposing, exploring, and developing your most brilliant strengths in all areas of your life so you can work towards being the best human, the most complete, and most fulfilled human being you can be. Every time we speak I grow, every time we speak I learn more about myself, every time we speak I’m positively challenged.– Darryl M., Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
As somebody who had never worked with a coach, I was nervous to start. Amy’s style and approach quickly allayed those fears. Her warmth, intuition, and listening skills created a comfortable and trusting dynamic. From there, she leveraged her corporate experience and astute insight to push me professionally and form better habits. I’m a more effective manager and worker because of her.– Loren K., Vice President, Wealth Advisor
Amy worked with me for several months as I explored a mid-life career transition. She helped me dive into my skills, interests, strengths, and accomplishments and helped me identify common themes and business strengths in my diverse work background. Amy helped me create a kick-ass resume and bolstered my self-esteem. I am now on a year-long journey back to entrepreneurship in a field I have a high level of interest in. She also coached me through some difficult and sticky situations in my current role that allowed me to stay employed on much better terms and with better boundaries. I highly recommend Amy if you want a holistic approach to redesigning your life and career!– Tawney P., Marketing Manager, Entrepreneur
I am a recent graduate of CU Boulder and I reached out to Amy to help with my job search process. I had been searching for a number of months with zero responses. Amy helped me define my personal and business strengths and how to apply these to the job search process and in interviews. We also narrowed down my search based on my preferences for industry, location and job type. I think Amy’s best advice was to trust the process and to take the tools we worked on and apply them. I’m happy to say that I am now employed with a top 100 Tech startup. I attribute a majority of my success at landing this job to Amy’s coaching.– Mateo G.
Amy helped me discover my strengths and more importantly, my interests and how to match those two to bring more meaning to my work and life. I now spend time deliberately on those few essential things. She introduced many helpful tools and helped me take decisive action instead of being stuck in analysis. I’m almost 20 years into my career and highly recommend Amy if you are considering a career change or just want more meaning in your current career.– Christie D., Director of Business Development
What a terrific journey it has been with Amy! I went back and forth on whether to hire a career coach and finally decided to make the investment. What a great decision that was. My primary goal was simply to gain clarity around what I wanted to do professionally, where I wanted to be in a few years, and what I’m working toward. After 6 sessions, I can confidently and enthusiastically say I’ve accomplished what I set out to do, all with Amy’s help and guidance. There’s a great chance I’ll be back for additional sessions with her as I continue my journey forward. I highly recommend reaching out to her to at least start the conversation of how you might be able to work together. Thank you for everything, Amy!–Sara H., Senior Marketing Director
Amy gave me the confidence I needed to dive into the job hunt. Above all, she showed me how I can lean into my personal strengths, by helping me see how even my softest skills can be used to make me stand out in the workplace. As someone fresh into their career, it was incredibly helpful for me to learn how to tailor my experience & personal strengths to fit the job requirements in even an unrelated field. The main reason I chose Amy was because of her approach to coaching where she focused on strengths, values, and positivity. What I loved the most about working with her was that her recommendations were always based on who I am as a person. She spent a lot of time getting to know me, which helped both of us become grounded in who I am. She listened to me with energy and without judgment. She organically gave thoughtful advice that helped guide my new life. She encouraged me to take the time I needed to build healthy habits that would stick with me for the rest of my life (meditation, running, yoga).–Jordan F., Junior Marketing Analyst
I worked with Amy to help me make informed decisions involving a recent career change following a significant life change and city change. Amy helped me sort through the difficulties surrounding these changes by empowering me to name my personal life values and realize my inborn talents. By doing so, I was able to build a new life and career map. Amy is an intentional listener who takes many notes during the sessions to better understand and serve her client’s needs. I felt empowered to know myself on a holistic level and in return, found my confidence reignited as I’ve moved forward armed with newfound clarity.– Hannah B., Small Business Owner
I really enjoyed my sessions with Amy. Part coaching, part counseling and great support. I made a slight career adjustment and started questioning my decision. Amy gave me interesting exercises to re-surface my strengths and interests. Her focus on positive thinking is a very effective way to find relief in stressful situations personally and professionally. With her help, I have regained my confidence and feel prepared to take on more responsibilities at work. I look forward to working with her again.– Kristi M., Executive Assistant
Amy provided me with all the right resources and tools to help inspire and guide me in the process of finding a career that fuels me. Her approach to using positive psychology was extremely helpful and just as important in this process as finding my strengths and narrowing down my passions. I put in a lot of work and effort thanks to her detailed exercises that gave me incredible breakthroughs and a more positive outlook on my career path. I am truly grateful for everything she has done for me and all the breakthroughs that came out of working with her.– Nicole W., Quality Assurance
“I had a fantastic experience working with Amy. Among other things she helped me understand my professional strengths and develop language and thought patterns to help incorporate those strengths into my career journey. I left with a sense of positivity and clarity of thought that I know will benefit me for years to come.– Will D., Data Analyst
“Amy Larson is a fantastic coach. She is kind, compassionate, tactful and effective in giving structure to the process of taking inventory of one’s professional and personal direction and goals. In our work together, she provided a wide array of tools to use, some of which I found extremely useful and have integrated into my daily living. She knows when it’s time to nudge and when and how to listen well. I’m grateful for working with Amy, and as a result of our process, I am wholeheartedly embarking on a new professional venture.”– Maureen E., Lawyer