After spending 15+ years in traditional corporate roles myself, along with spending over a decade coaching corporate high achievers, I've come to realize that supporting individuals alone isn't always enough.
In order to thrive, employees must also be supported at work, by their employer. This means providing mentorship, training and resources for team members + new and emerging leaders, on topics including self-leadership, executive presence, personal branding, people management, difficult conversations, and more.
This is understandably a lot, which is perhaps why some of the most well-meaning employers (and especially heads of women's groups) tell me they fear they're falling short - and find evidence of that in turnover of high performers and less women in leadership.
That's why I focus on supporting companies support their talent through trainings, workshops and small group leadership programs, resulting in happier and more impactful employees.
I offer a free consultation to get to know you and the needs + goals of your team or women's group. Based on our conversation, I will recommend a custom solution for you.
Offerings include executive coaching, workshops, and small group leadership programs for new and emerging people leaders to help employees succeed and thrive in their roles, for maximum impact for themselves, the team, and the organization at large.
I leverage my personal experience in corporate roles (15+ years across investment banking, financial consulting and marketing + strategy for Fortune 500 brands), 10 years in coaching high performers, as well as my continued trainings and certifications in trauma-informed life coaching, breath work facilitation and somatic work to bring a holistic approach to your team for maximum results.
Alvarez & Marsal, Benefits + Alumni Events
"Every detail from working with Kristen was top notch, from her pre-event organization and communication, to her presence on screen and how she executed her workshop on the topic of "Resilience". I could've listened for another 2 hours of Kristen's content and super stoked to continue learning from her by reading her book, Job Joy.
Kristen is truly living out her dharma by exalting her skills and talents to be career coach, keynote speaker and mentor. She is kind, articulate, organic, charismatic, incredibly intelligent and teaches practices that will make a difference in your career happiness.
I have hosted and watched several keynote speakers on the topics that Kristen covered with us but what she is teaching on how to recognize discontentment in your career, building resilience, recover from burnout and work towards your truest career dreams is unmatched. I would highly recommend hiring Kristen to make a difference for you or your organization."
TD Securities "Women at TD" Co-Chair
"Kristen’s sessions were so well received that even weeks later employees are reaching out to share their experiences and praise. In just one hour, Kristen is able to give the listener concrete and actionable steps to maximize their LinkedIn platforms. She has a knack for optimizing your platform to genuinely and purposively highlight your strengths, maximize the opportunities for networking and build your online presence. In this new reality where so much of our professional interaction has become virtual she offers a fresh and unique approach to network and showcase your personal brand."
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
"Working with Kristen was such a pleasure!
Kristen and I met when I was planning the Bold Fusion Conference, a half young professional summit in Cincinnati (over 700 young professionals in attendance!). The topic was Happiness Hack, and we invited Kristen to participate on the panel. She spoke about finding happiness and fulfillment at work - why it is so important and how to do it in the real world. She offered both insight and practical tools for the audience to be happier at work now. Her personal experience and client stories made the audience feel like they weren't alone or wrong for being unhappy at work and gave them hope for turning it around.
She was personable, motivating, and encouraged the audience to make their career dreams a reality.
As the author of Job Joy and almost 2 decades experience in traditional corporate positions before she built her career coaching practice, she is herself an example of the real possibility that we can all build careers that are in line with our passions and abilities - that leave us happy, fulfilled and on purpose."
HAVI Logistics Women's Group Co-Lead
"As a co-lead for my company’s women’s group, I hired Kristen Zavo to present a Self-Leadership Workshop to over 200 people at our company. Kristen had multiple interesting topics that she could present and was happy to blend content and modify in a way that best served our audience. As we organized the event, she was responsive, professional, and overall a great partner. The event itself was highly successful. We received many unprompted compliments afterwards from attendees.
Kristen has a down-to-earth approach that helps employees to relate to her as a person. Sometimes, speakers can appear too scripted or formal, resulting in a stiff or unrelatable output. Contrary to this, Kristen did a great job of clearly knowing her material and communicating professionally, while also interacting with participants as someone who can truly empathize with them. Overall, I would recommend working with Kristen and we look forward to partnering with her in the future!"
Estee Lauder Women's Group Lead
"I loved the session today. I got really great feedback about your engagement, expertise and overall candor. It seems that the topic was completely on point too!"
ABOUT KRISTEN ZAVO
Kristen Zavo is a Career Coach, Talent Consultant, and the Best-Selling author of Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career. She is on a mission to help high achievers build careers they absolutely love - and support their organizations in helping them thrive and perform at their best.
Before launching her coaching practice, she spent nearly two decades in traditional corporate jobs, including time in investment banking and financial consulting, working for some of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Lehman Brothers, NBC and Luxottica.
Kristen earned her MBA in Finance and BS in Marketing and Psychology, summa cum laude, from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She is also a Certified, Trauma-Informed Life Coach and Breathwork Facilitator. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Real Simple, The Muse, and more – as well as on podcasts and stages covering career, success and finding life’s purpose.