Find a career that feels like home.
Your Career Homecoming is a four month online coaching program for people who want to find a career that’s fulfilling and makes a difference.
Striking the right balance of passions, purpose, lifestyle desires, and income requirements within your career can be a huge challenge. Your Career Homecoming can shortcut years of frustration, false starts, indecisiveness, and second-guessing.
The program runs twice a year. Sign up below to be the first to know when it returns in fall 2017. You'll also receive weekly career guidance in your inbox.
WHAT MAKES YOUR CAREER HOMECOMING DIFFERENT?
Most career change methodologies take a very academic approach to your career, as if you can be summed up by a list of transferable skills. In Your Career Homecoming, we consider your whole person and how your career will contribute to the life you want to live.
Your Career Homecoming is a unicorn-free zone. While big dreams are encouraged, fantasy is not. We don’t assume that if you love something enough or work hard enough that things will work out, because life doesn’t always work like that. Rubber, meet road.
Even people who have done a lot of personal development work struggle when it comes to applying what they know about themselves to their career. Your Career Homecoming bridges the gap between your self-knowledge and a meaningful career.
You get lots of specific-to-you guidance and mentoring so you’re not left to figure everything out on your own. (What color is your parachute?!)
The best strategy doesn’t work if you’re too afraid to implement it, so we also deal with your fears. Learning emotional resilience, how to manage uncertainty, and building confidence are integral parts of the program so you can get out of your own way.
Worried that you’ll get attached to career and spend a lot of time and money on it only to learn that it’s not a good fit for you? You can breathe easy, because there’s a safety net. Your Career Homecoming has a built-in checks and balances system to ensure that you won’t make the same mistakes you’ve made in the past or get invested in something that sounds enticing but is not actually a match for you.
No more basing big life decisions on what you have a hunch might work or what Aunt Susan thinks you’d be good at. Your Career Homecoming is so thorough and specific to you that you can’t argue with the outcomes. The right career options jump off the page at you, and you’ll also learn how to choose between them. No mo’ FOMO or feeling like a flake.
It’s amazing to finally be able to answer the question, “What am I doing with my life?” but Your Career Homecoming makes sure you have a plan on how to transition into your Homecoming Career, too.
The short-term goal of Your Career Homecoming is to help you discover the meaningful work that's right for you--and it does that. But should your life circumstances change (you move, get married, have a baby, want something different), you'll have a process to navigate change. In short, you’re set for life.
THE PROOF IS IN THE ALUMS
"I LEFT MY GOVERNMENT JOB AND CREATED MY OWN CUBICLE-FREE JOB"
Before, I felt a bit like a failure; I was at a point where I knew I wanted a plan to leave my day job, but was unsure of the exact direction. I now have clear direction on my path, I have a plan on when to leave my day job, and I have the clarity and confidence to move forward in a direction that feels right to me.
"BEFORE YCH WAS OVER I HAD SCORED A NEW JOB"
I was exhausted and working in an environment that was getting more toxic everyday, but before YCH was over I scored a new job where they’re excited about what I have to offer and treat me as an asset.
“IT FEELS A BIT MIRACULOUS”
With the help of Your Career Homecoming, I’ve gotten very clear about what I want and have organized my life around getting it. I’m also happy in a way I haven’t been for a long time. I feel like what I want is materializing in front of my eyes. Not to be trite, but it feels a bit miraculous.
"I FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT MY NEW CAREER PATH"
The prospect of hunting for one more job, one I did not want and probably would not be great at anyway, was discouraging. Very. I needed to find a career that would incorporate my creativity as well as provide reasonable income and stability. Because of the Your Career Homecoming process, I'm much more conscious of who I really am, as opposed to who I think I am or who I've always tried to be. And I feel confident about my new career path.
“I AM EXCITED ABOUT AND INSPIRED BY WHAT I’M DOING”
I went from being in a career that I was miserable in to a position and work environment that are actually aligned with my core values, and are perfect for my schedule and lifestyle. Plus, I still have the time and energy to work on my personal business goals because I am excited about and inspired by what I’m doing.
"THE TOOLS I NEED TO MAKE MY NEXT LEAPS FORWARD"
I am happy to share that a couple weeks after YCH ended, I officially transitioned from my tech job into my new role as a floral design assistant, the first stop on my path towards becoming an event designer. I owe YCH for helping me find purpose for doing this work and giving me the tools I need to make my next leaps forward.
ABOUT LAURA SIMMS
creator of YOUR CAREER HOMECOMING
and author of THE PURPOSE PARADIGM
After struggling through her own career transition, Laura developed Your Career Homecoming to help people find careers that feel like home.
This unorthodox curriculum sidesteps the familiar refrains to either “follow your passion” or “just be practical” by emphasizing service, legacy, and each individual’s personal relationship to purpose.
Working with clients internationally, Laura is proving that the purpose-driven approach leads to meaningful, profitable careers.