This is What Career Resiliency Looks Like

creative career, women at work

If 2020 (and 2021, too!) has been a tough year for you, you are not alone. Today I wanted to share a story of career resiliency from one of my clients—let’s call her Mika—who had a hard 2020 due to the pandemic. It’s not an easy story. But there’s a light at the end of […]

4 Big Myths About Career Growth That Are Totally Holding You Back

professional, mid career growth

I hear a lot of things from women who are feeling stuck in their careers – and I wanted to take a moment to clear up a few of the biggest myths and misconceptions that I see about growing in your creative career: 1 | You can only be successful in your career if you […]

Naome’s Story: How to Build Your Confidence and Go for Next Level Jobs

Naome is a client of mine who started working with me before the coronavirus was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. She came to me with bruised confidence after being let go from a job she enjoyed. She was able to find a new job but it wasn’t something she loved. It didn’t feel like quite […]

How to Get a Promotion as a Designer (Even If You’ve Been Passed Over Before)

design career coach, professional creative

Ever seen someone get a promotion and wonder, “How’d they get that?”  The path to advancement in design and the creative fields can be very mysterious and behind-the-scenes so it’s not always easy to figure out how to get chosen. If you’ve been eyeing a specific title change or promotion and haven’t known how to […]

Why You Need a Career Plan as a Designer

group, executive career coach

You would never think about winging it when it comes to your design projects. You’ve got a project schedule, a budget, hey, maybe even a Gantt chart for that! But when it comes to having a plan to guide our careers, we creative problem solvers often just hope that the path will emerge, or someone […]

Naome’s Story: How to Build Your Confidence and Go for Next Level Jobs

Naome is a client of mine who started working with me before the coronavirus was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. She came to me with bruised confidence after being let go from a job she enjoyed. She was able to find a new job but it wasn’t something she loved. It didn’t feel like quite […]

Moving Towards Your North Star in Action

Moving Towards Your North Star in Action

Two years ago, Kerry worked with me to define longer-term creative goals for her life and career. She was able to: -Ease herself out a catchall-for-everything volunteer role that she had been feeling done with for some time. -Find a long-term accountability partner (shoutout Annette!) that she’s still in touch with. But most importantly, Kerry […]

Hold on to Your North Star

Hold on to Your North Star

Many of my coaching clients who have identified their North Star have been saying things like, “I think I still have PTSD from the last recession…” or, “I’ve been through a recession before but…” And this moment feels the same but is also different. We still don’t know what’s going to happen. There are unknown […]