After spending nearly a decade in financial consulting, where overwhelm and burnout were my norm, I knew something had to change. And yet I didn’t know what I’d do if I quit – and I was afraid I’d have to start all over from the beginning.
“[Before Find Your Job Joy], I felt like I just needed to get my resume updated so I could send it out to as many places that might hire me.
Now I feel that I am more in tune with my strengths and passions that are drawing me to companies that fit that profile.
The connection and support is unparalleled. I loved that it was encouraged to express emotions and recognize them. You then were able to direct the conversation to how to use those thoughts and feelings to move forward and not get stuck in a loop of uncertainty.”
"Kristen is a true inspiration and an excellent career coach.
I reached out to her after a few years of feeling stagnant at work. Kristen provided a much needed outsiders perspective and guided me through the process of identifying the deeper root cause. Her guidance was like an epiphany and sparked a strategy to find my new dream position.
Within weeks of working with Kristen, I had two dream companies bidding against each other for my talents. I'm so excited to start my new adventure and I have Kristen to thank for this newfound success!"
“[Before Find Your Job Joy] I felt a lot of pressure to decide what job I needed to move and appease family. I was constantly searching and nothing appealed to me or if it did, it was for the wrong reasons. Stressed and without direction would be words to describe me.
Now I feel excited to explore a life-long passion in a different industry regardless of paycheck and what friends and family have to say about it."
“Kristen and I worked together over this past summer and I couldn’t be more grateful for how much of an impact she has had in my life! Kristen brought out the confident Ashley that I have been so desperately trying to find.
When Kristen and I first started working together, I thought the majority of our work together would be regarding my job; but it was so much more than that! We set habits that I still use to this day and don’t ever anticipate stopping!
“Kristen is so supportive and gives individual as well as group support.
She is always so energetic and upbeat. Plus, the lessons are very well put together – I’ve learned something in each one. I looked forward to the trainings a lot because of that.
“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.
“Before working with Kristen, I was really disillusioned with my job and felt both tired and trapped. It didn’t feel sustainable. Now I feel like I have options and significant flexibility to make my days better.
Learning about networking and having an effective online presence was so helpful. It was also really helpful to really think about my priorities at this stage in my life. I like how Kristen guides you to consider your whole life (and what you truly want) before making career moves. Clarity first, then action. This helped me avoid knee-jerk reactions and take control of making my current job better where I could.
“I am beyond grateful and excited for what Kristen has done for me. She truly listens to you and what your goals are. She’s not afraid to challenge you and give you steps to achieve your goals. Her follow up skills are amazing!
It’s time to re-define success on your own terms, to have the courage to go after the career and life you deserve, and to step into the best, most vibrant version of yourself.
No more waiting, hoping and praying for things to get better. It’s time to prioritize yourself and your career – and know that when you do, everyone around you benefits.
“I had been through coaching a long time ago earlier in my career, so I kind of knew what to expect. But things have certainly changed.
Getting into the personal side of things, not just career, was something I really valued. It showed me that it's okay to want flexibility to have time at home. I do not have to be the person who says 'I would love to work 60-70 hour weeks for you.' I can work smart and spend time with family. During job negotiations, I finally understood how I wanted to spend my time and what my non-negotiables are.
Make time for this! This course doesn't take as long as you think. Figure out your most productive time to work and make use of it consistently for 20 minutes every day. And also be willing to ask for help when you need it."
“I've been through job searches before so I knew some of things, but this a holistic package that starts with life goals and it's not just about a job.
The best part of the course was the weekly office hours. Even if I didn't a big question that week, it was really good to hear from the rest of the people in the program as they were going through the same things I was going through.
I was on the fence before signing up for this program since I was unemployed and it felt like a big expense. But what I can say is if you're thinking this might be good for you, then you need to do it. If you've had that thought that this course might benefit you, then you're ready and it will be good for you."
“My confidence is back! I am interviewing a lot. I’m asking for interviews. The confidence is shining through… I feel like the spark is back and I’ve learned so much.
If you’re on the fence, I was in your position. I was concerned about the money. I was looking for a job; I was unemployed… For me, it was worth it – I made great connections, got my confidence back, and I know what I’m looking for. Commit to the program. It is a great investment.“
“I burnt out in the process of getting my PhD and I needed some time off…
I still don’t have a job but that’s because I’ve been taking things at my own pace. But I feel a lot better because I’ve been taking proactive steps."
"[Before Find Your Job Joy], I had just lost my job... I realized that the job market had changed quite a bit, and certainly with the pandemic there was a lot of competition. I tried doing this on my own before - it's hard; it's lonely; it's frustrating.
Now I'm in a much better place in terms of my LinkedIn profile, my resume, my story, and most importantly - my confidence.
"[Before Find Your Job Joy], I was at a crossroads, trying to figure out what my next steps were. It had been quite a while - almost 20 years - since I had looked for a job. I didn't even know where to start.
Now, through working through the program, I've learned so much. It gave me the tools to figure out what was important to me, and my value system when it came to work. I got a lot of clarity... it opened me up to things I hadn't even considered.
“[Before Find Your Job Joy] I was looking for a job, but instead of being focused on this being a fantastic opportunity… I was still in total emotional overwhelm.
Now I can speak confidently about the great work I’ve done in that last position, without going into all the stuff that was horrible. I’m having fantastic conversations with people… Another outcome beyond owning my story was that I changed what I was looking for.
The community was just beyond wonderful – a fantastic group from so many different backgrounds and places in their career. It was great to have that support.
“[Since working together] a whole lot has changed. I resigned from my old job and took a new job in my field. … I feel renewed energy, … like I have a career that fits.
Some things I found super helpful: the interview coaching, a new enthusiasm for professional networking… plus holistic things like being intentional, thinking about how I want to show up.. and most of all, I really enjoyed the experience of community with other Job Joy people – and you for providing a really safe, supportive environment.
“[Before Find Your Job Joy], I was confused. I wanted to make a change, but I didn’t know how.
It’s not just resumes, LinkedIn profiles and interview skills. You really address the needs of the whole person, and that’s why I like your program and wholeheartedly endorse it.
Before this, I was living for the weekends, and thinking everybody felt the way about their job that I did. It doesn’t have to be that way. We deserve to enjoy what we do.
“[Before Find Your Job Joy], I had taken 80,000 webinars and getting on to every job board – and applying to everything and anything.
Now I can honestly say, I’m so much more focused, confident, and passionate. I am so much closer to landing my dream job.
The way that you acknowledge our fears and concerns in a caring way is fantastic. And not only do you acknowledge it, but you help us take steps to move on and build our confidence. That is something I know I could have never done alone.
“My job was getting quite stressful. Things were getting a little toxic. My work/life balance was really bad. …it was all work and no play. Life sucked.
I’m feeling so much better now. The biggest things I learned were through the clarity work – and it led me to realize that I can be happy in the job that I’m in.
It’s just that I need to re-focus and set boundaries. I figured out better ways to manage my time while I was at work, and also to learn to delegate.
“I was in the job search process, applying to jobs and getting no responses. I was frustrated and knew I needed a different approach.
I did the LinkedIn Challenge and that was amazing and gave me actionable steps. And then the option to join the program came up and it felt like a no-brainer. I decided to invest in myself and keep moving forward.
I loved having the support of the other people in the program… that has just been the biggest bonus – not just the job search work, but also the support of the group.
No problem, I get it. I’m not about encouraging people to leave their jobs – unless that is what will make them happy.
Many of my clients are able to drastically improve their current roles while maintaining and leveraging the experience and reputation equity they’ve built up.
You’re in EXACTLY the right place. Even those who do know what they want to do could benefit from more clarity!
Clarity is a foundational piece to building a career you love. Without it, you land the job, get the promotion or change careers and then months later realize you’re still not happy.
Truth: Life will always be busy and you’ll always have a lot competing for your attention. It’s time to choose you, to make yourself and your career a priority. If you don’t do it, no one will. And in one year (heck, maybe even 10 years!), you could be in the same position, wishing you had started today.
One of the biggest differences is that we go way beyond resume tips and interview prep. While that’s included, of course, it’s much deeper and more holistic than that.
This is not just about finding a job – you can do that! It’s about landing the right job and building a career that lights you up – that’s aligned with your personality, passion and priorities in life.
It depends, but I usually recommend aiming for at least 1-2 hours/week dedicated to job search. That said, the length of the program allows for some flexibility, as some weeks you'll be able to dedicate more - and others less (because life!).
That said, I've built this program for even the most time-starved professionals with trainings averaging just 10-20 minutes each so you can get in, learn, and then get to taking action.