Kathryn (she, her, hers) helps people get “unstuck” and see their value. Drawing on her experience as both a coach and hiring manager, she helps her clients to design a career that is satisfying and creates a path to a good next step. Her approach is to use tools of conversation, reflection and technology so that her clients learn or deepen how well they know their values, challenges and interests; understand their target and/or goals; and then design a plan. Kathryn believes that curiosity and learning are keys to career, skill and knowledge development and helps clients focus on strategies that work within that framework based on their own personalities. As a “well socialized introvert”, Kathryn appreciates the impact of personality, prior experiences and access have on each persons’ journey.
Kathryn has spent the majority of her career leading, building, and consulting on career services in and around Universities of Higher Education and nonprofits. Kathryn has also run small businesses and hired dozens of professionals at various levels over her career. Kathryn holds a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services Management and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology with a focus on Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Kathryn is a qualified MBTI provider, is a Certified Master of Career Services through the National Career Development Association and is currently progressing through a coaching certification with the National Association of College and Employers.
When not working with clients, Kathryn loves being active with yoga, (slow) running, kayaking, reading, cooking, and traveling. A born and raised Chicagoan, she loves to meet friends to walk the neighborhoods, try new restaurants and enjoy the city. As a first generation college graduate, she is passionate about mentoring.
Kathryn was recently featured by the Collective Good on the Future of Work, Black Enterprise, and is a blogger for the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Kathryn may be a good fit for you if:
You’re an individual who -
Is considering making a career transition but don’t know how to begin
Are interested in exploring your values, strengths, transferable skills, and the workplace environment/culture that is best suited for you
Are considering applying for management/supervisory roles and are not sure how to market yourself (or if it is really what you want)
Need to expand or change your professional network and are not sure how
Struggle with how to present yourself in interviews, while networking or online
You are an organization or institution who -
Would like to develop methods to evaluate current career development initiatives and programming
Is evaluating how a mentoring program may cultivate employee wellness
Facilitate a conversation with your staff or team on creating healthy interpersonal boundaries