Kristen Zavo teaches us how to navigate the pressures of our workaholic world, take charge of our own self-care, and achieve personal and professional fulfillment – that busyness is not a badge of honor – and to instead be purposeful and intentional.
Flavia Colgan, Director of Colgan Foundation and former Network News Commentator
Wealth is not the accumulation of money; it is about happiness in everything you do, including work. Reading Job Joy will make you wealthy beyond your dreams.
Stephen Shapiro, Author, Best Practices are Stupid
Kristen demystifies the process of finding a job you love and her practical step-by-step guidance makes it easy to take the leap. Her encouraging words and her focus on mindset, boundaries, and self-care make it a must-read for women who are ready for MORE in their career. Her practical advice on how to increase your online presence and become more attractive to employers is gold.
I chose to work with Kristen because I felt stuck and unhappy in my career. I felt that managing the day to day office stress was such a struggle and I just didn’t know how to handle it anymore.
Working with Kristen was definitely a game changer! With her amazing listening skills and knowledge of coaching, she was able to take any issue I came to our sessions with and give great advice, practices, tactics and methods to help! All the things I learned, I am going to carry with me and continue because the change has been amazing!
I feel more grounded, confident, stronger and less anxious after the program with Kristen. I truly am so happy I said yes to working with her!
Janelle Zerkowski, Sr Packaging Designer + Entrepreneur
I’d recommend Kristen to anyone who’s seeking more clarity and confidence in their career. She truly cares about her clients and helping them find their Job Joy. Throughout our time together, I felt totally supported.
I’d been at the same company for a long time and hadn’t thought about the process of getting a job in a long time. Kristen helped me gain clarity and discover that a shift in positions was right for me. She showed me current methods to get the job…. hint, it’s not just sending your resume out into the ether!
Kristen also brought out a confidence in me that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Because of this I have been truly comfortable talking to people about my story and letting my true light shine through. If you’re looking for your Job Joy, Kristen’s your gal! 🤩🏆😍
Angelene Langelsay, Web Designer
Before working with Kristen, I felt lost, burnt out, depressed, overwhelmed, anxious.
Now, I feel happy, energetic, passionate, excited, supported, and ready to conquer fears!
Advice for people wanting to work with Kristen? I would say to do it. It’s totally worth the investment. You’re investing in you, in your future, what you want to do, who you are. Jump in – go all in!
Robyn Campbell, HR Content Strategist
I have much more clarity with my why, and the next few steps I want to take to get me to my next career/job/life.
~ Ashley, MI
Kristen, I just wanted to extend my thanks to you. I have already secured a new position in a new industry that targets the skill set I most enjoy using…all for the same pay and even better benefits. You made a difference in my life 🙂
~ Amanda, MN
“I was really stuck in my job search. I now have clarity on what speaks to me and what doesn’t. I know what questions to ask in an interview. I’m now able to navigate different ways that most people don’t know about the job search.
I loved the motivational piece that came with check-ins to bring me back to the present moment. If where you’re at feels daunting, Kristen can bring it to a size that feels manageable while also being the loving, motivational voice that helps you keep going.”
Lindsay, Healthcare/IT professional
“I was looking for clarity. I wanted to understand – what was my calling, what should I be doing with my life. I did the work, which was sometimes hard… [and now I am more clear] on what my calling is.
My advice? Stay open. Do the work. Trust the process… and get Kristen Zavo as you’re career coach!”
Joanna, HR Executive
“I had lost my job due to a leadership change… and while I had some traction in my job search, something wasn’t working. It was time to do something different.
I’m excited to report that in 3 weeks I will be starting my new position. I’m so excited. It’s my dream job! Also, I have more confidence and I’m feeling prepared – I have the tools to hit the ground running and be successful.”
Kerry, Communications Strategist
“My husband and I were planning on starting a family… I needed to be in a better state of mind, a non-toxic workplace so that I could bring a baby into the world with a clear mind and happy heart.
I just started my new job a couple weeks ago! There’s so much opportunity to grow in the organization, so that’s really exciting. Everything I’ve learned during our time together, I can reapply if and when, I’m looking to transition into a different career – within this company or even outside of this company.
If you’re in a situation like I was in – where you feel stuck in a career, and it feels impossible to make change – that’s absolutely not true. You can do anything you want – especially with this guidance. If you’re even considering coaching, just do it because you’re not going to regret it.
Stacy, Sr. Account Executive
“I don’t think I’d be where I am in my life today without Kristen in my life, because there were quite a few directions I was going to take during a hard time, and she guided me in a way where I am now in a job that I absolutely love. I’m able to relax now, take a deep breath, pause, and really think about what I want to do.
Kristen is a great coach who supports you on many levels. So even if you’re exploring something scary, she’s right there to help you and it’s much easier to go through it.”
Rebekah, Ethics & Compliance
“During the last few months, I’ve moved away, I got a brand new job – a job that I really wanted, with the pay to go with it… You gave me the confidence to make that next step.
I’m beyond excited, and beyond grateful. I’m happy that I took that leap of faith and invested in myself.”
Sarah, Associate Buyer
“I was working for a non-profit, and looking for something more… for a different industry (to get out of non-profit) and …more financial freedom.
I was able to land my dream job in less than the 3 months!
You met me where I was. You helped me bring out my true self. My advice? Choose Kristen!”
Lisa, Sr. Performance Improvement Advisor
“When you and I first started working together, I had this nebulous idea of doing something entrepreneurial, but had no idea what it was.
I had a completely different life than where I am now. Since then, I’ve jumped fully into my coaching business.
One of the things I love about your coaching, is that it’s not just about theory – but about practical steps… without you, this would have taken a lot longer.
If you’re already considering [coaching with Kristen], just jump in. When you take that next step and commit – you’ll be so glad you did.
It changes your life. I’m so glad I did it. I don’t regret one bit of it.
I can’t recommend Kristen enough! She has an ability to think through things in a strategic and unique way. We made such amazing strides in our time together. She’s truly the best!
~ Jay, OH
I loved this, Kristen because you made me focus on me and what I want and need. I want to keep feeling great, loving myself each and every day, and thanking myself for the past journey and the fabulous journey to come (you know it!)
Job Joy is now a part of my vocabulary! I’m putting my wellness schedule first this year. You made me realize how to widen my impact as a project manager. Thank you, Kristen!
~ Tracy, PA
“It really helped me navigate my life and get myself back out of that stuck zone.
I feel a lot more joy everywhere and I feel a lot more peace with what I do. Without this coaching, I wouldn’t have felt this way.
You helped me so much grow in the position I wanted – so it’s not just about finding a new job; it’s about growing in your current role and position in life – and from there you can decide what next steps are.”
Ashley, Financial Advisor
“I was scared – I didn’t have a lot of confidence. I hated networking. And I do a lot of it now. I didn’t know where to start. I hadn’t done this in 10 years – hadn’t applied for jobs or updated my resume.
You helped me figure out what I wanted to do, and where I want to be right now. That was definitely very, very helpful.
I’m a DIYer, and I was a little apprehensive at first… but [if not for coaching], I don’t think I would have gotten as far as I have as quickly, nor have as much confidence as I have now. I felt fully supported throughout the process.”
UPDATE: Since taping, Angelene has landed her dream job and couldn’t be happier!
Angelene, Sr. UX Designer
“When we started working together, I was on the tail end of a job where I was working 90 hours a week…[working with people] I wasn’t getting along with…
I am currently building a consulting business that I love… I’m getting to work with people I love and build a life that I’m happy about.
It’s amazingly supportive… The biggest surprise was that the coaching process applies to your entire life. The skills that I have, I use in every other aspect [of life].
“I was eager to pivot and start working back in the area that I got my education in.
Now I’ve put in my notice and I have a game plan for pivoting into dietetics… I’m taking an exam… and opening a catering company… working on building my personal brand.
You as a coach – it’s a very special thing. You can take something that’s really complex and simplify it.
I also loved the inner child work, the grounding techniques, and leadership work.”
Setting aside the time to truly focus on what I really need to be doing to enhance and better my career has been amazing. Before working with you, I felt listless, aimless, and disenchanted. Now I have a plan to move forward and make things better than they’ve ever been before.
~ Angela, OH
Kristen helped me make sense of what my choices are… It is a great process everyone should go through every so often to check in on their life and look out for their personal needs…making them better for others around them.
~ Michael, NC