Since 2011, I’ve helped hundreds of people pinpoint which career will provide the meaning, money, and impact they desire.
Get to know me and how I can do the same for you.
I know your story.
You’ve tried — desperately — to find direction in your career. But no amount of journaling, personality tests, experimenting, volunteering, taking classes, making lists of things you’re good at or would do if the money didn’t matter has gotten you any closer to the answer.
In fact, you feel more confused than ever. The swirl of advice you’ve gotten from blogs, podcasts, and well-meaning family members has drowned out your own voice and desires.
If you only knew what you wanted to do, you wouldn’t let any obstacle get in your way.
But another month -- or worse, year -- has passed with no answers in sight. You’re ready for support.
You need someone who can see who you are, nurture what you're capable of, and give it to you straight.
Breathe easy, because that’s exactly what I do.
When it comes to your career, I know you’re tired of leaving things to chance.
You want control over where you’re headed, but only have a vague idea of what that looks like or how to get there. For someone as independent as you are, that makes your lack of direction even harder.
I get it, and I’m here to help. Career crisis has a way of leveling even the most capable and confident people. You want a plan, to know what to focus on, and the help of someone experienced to get there. You can’t afford another misstep or disappointment. I’m here to make sure that you’re safely shepherded into your new career. Your Homecoming Career.
I’m an expert in career change and mentor to people in search of more meaningful work. I’ve taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, been trained as a coach, and was asked to author a book on building creative habits: Never Quit Drawing (Quarto). I’ve been sought out for comment by US News & World Report, Livestrong, and Idealist, and have appeared as a speaker for podcasts, conferences, and universities.
I have an MFA in acting, a BA in history, and something no degree could give me: 8 years of working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 execs to entrepreneurs to entry level employees of small businesses that no one has heard of outside their hometown.
I’m the daughter of an artist and an attorney. I’m also a wife, mama, and breadwinner. I built this six-figure company from scratch. And no, not in 6 weeks from a laptop on the beach like the Facebook Ads tell you, but with a clear vision for what I wanted, sense of purpose, commitment, a willingness to make tradeoffs, investing in my career, and getting the support I needed. My path has not always been easy, but it has always been worth it.
Most of all, I’m someone who’s been there. I know how hopeless it can seem when you don’t see a path forward, and how life-changing it can be to find your place and do meaningful work.
From career crisis to career mentor
After spending a glorious day working on set of a primetime television show, I had an outrageous thought: “I’m not sure I want to do this anymore.”
I had chased my dream career of being an actor for a decade, and was making real headway. (Did you catch me on Criminal Minds? Leverage? Castle?) But at the literal end of the day, I longed to do work that felt like it mattered more. The only problem was that I didn't know what that was.
Career resources treated me like a skillset or test result. Personal development resources that got me in touch with my values or big dreams didn't bridge the gap on how to apply that when choosing a career. There was no holistic guidance that integrated what I wanted from life with real world considerations like income and starting over mid-career.
I needed something that could do more than help me pick a survival job. I wanted a career that felt like home.
After years of struggling and becoming a default expert in what didn’t work, I finally hit upon a counterintuitive approach that led me to find a career I love. Now, my meaningful work is helping you discover yours.
You have the chance to do something remarkable.
If you’re done with dabbling and are ready to figure this out once and for all, I invite you to watch the free training I’ve prepared for you.