Over the years I've worked at Bowdoin, Davidson, and Carleton Colleges as well as Carnegie Mellon and the University of Rochester. I've worked closely with colleagues from dozens of the great liberal arts colleges and public and private universities. From thousands of conversations with students and graduates from these institutions and hundreds of employers from all industries, I've come to understand that now, more than ever, employers everywhere need our skills: we can learn, think critically and creatively, reason, and problem-solve. We were thinking outside the box before others realized there was a box!
I am forever in debt to a coach who, in my senior year, supported me as I sought my purposeful work. My career, I am grateful to say, was my vocation.
I have 30+ years of career coaching experience, primarily with liberal arts graduates and students. I've worked at several of the top tier liberal arts colleges; professionally I've consulted at or worked closely with dozens more. Clients know that I genuinely believe in their ability to find and secure work that gives them a deep satisfaction, a sense of purpose, and a paycheck. I teach other coaches how to help partner with clients around career issues.
I have been called an intense listener--listening to what you are and aren't saying. I'm direct, intuitive, and will likely push you to go deeper with some of the questions I'll ask. You can count on me to partner with you to tackle the obstacles, including procrastination and timidity, blocking you from finding your purposeful work.
When it comes to helping you execute a job search, I'll be tactical, advising and teaching you. We will work on your brand, resume, LinkedIn profile, and interview skills. And, we'll focus in on effective networking; introverts may cringe but we'll get through it!
"Our discussion...did as much to motivate me and inspire self-confidence as our discussion about my job search. Since our discussion, I have found it very easy to focus on exactly what I want to look for and put this into words. I am also now confident enough to look for the kinds of jobs I know I want and are deserving of my skills."
--former client, now in leadership role at AAAS, Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion
"As a highly organized, dynamic speaker, (Anne) captivated the audience with information that was personally relevant to them. In addition, Anne fielded questions as they arose conveying the ability to think clearly and quickly, while providing several concrete examples to illustrate a point."
--retired faculty member
"I want to thank you…for your help with my job-search. Your clear-headed advice gave direction and a measure of sanity to an often-panicked process."
--former client, now freelance translator in Germany
"I appreciated your analysis, opinions, and advice regarding my current state of career flux. I just wanted to thank you for helping me out…I don’t know how many other people would have understood how I was feeling. I hope I will one day learn to listen like you do."
--former client, now owner of Communications Group in MN
"Perhaps most fundamentally, Anne helped me to see the career exploration process as a deeply social phenomenon: one obtains the most useful information by talking with people involved with a career, and one is ultimately hired not so much because of a sparkling resume but rather because of personal contacts, good communication skills and healthy first impressions."
--former client, now SVP at Wells Fargo
"When one first meets (Anne), one is aware of her intenseness, her concentration on listening. I sense that she has a strong code of ethics which she attempts to live up to."
--former colleague at Bates College