Praise

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.

Nicole Moore, Love Coach and founder of Love Works

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

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, Brand Director Assistant, Creator & Problem Solver


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 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 traction in my job search and was getting interviews, 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 walk in and hit the ground running and be successful.”

Kerry, Communications Strategist

“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. … Advice? Choose Kristen!”

Lisa, Sr. Performance Improvement Advisor

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!)

~Jenni, OH

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].

Elizabeth, Consultant

“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.”

Sophie, Dietician

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


When asked how they felt before and after working with Kristen, this is what clients had to say: