“If there was already a path, it would have to be someone else’s"

Joseph Campbell

ABOUT ME

How I work

I have a passion for my work as a career counselor and know this is the work I am meant to offer the world.  I come to this work having had success in several prior career paths but never feeling deeply connected to those paths.  A favorite quote from Joseph Campbell says this “If there was already a path, it would have to be someone else’s, the whole point is to find your own way." I found mine. I wake up every morning with a sense of joy and purpose. It is my guiding belief that all of us are meant to taste ourselves as unique talents and to find work that lets each of us express those talents---let me help you find yours.


When you work with me, you will get the benefit of my 20+ years as a career counselor steeped in a thorough understanding of many industries, roles, and corporate cultures.  I have had the privilege of working with several thousand clients.  Knowing that I have successfully navigated through several careers myself, you will get that I walk my talk with you and have been there myself and know that the journey is worth the effort.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNDERSTANDING HOW BUSINESSES WORK

I have a background in investment banking working with top ranked Wall Street industry analysts helping to launch Silicon Valley pioneers in technology, biotech, and semiconductor industries.  This gave me the ability to understand what makes a company succeed or fail.  A company's leadership team and vision, product portfolio and competitive strengths, global position, cash flow, etc--these are critical factors in guiding you to the right companies and away from the wrong ones.

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN DESIGNING A GARDEN AND MANAGING A CAREER

My passion for nature and beauty lead me to be a garden designer, docent and trainer for the Woodside Filoli Estate.  I discovered that garden design and career counseling are really the same--I want to help you plant yourself in the right soil so that you flourish and thrive.

WORKING IN MAJOR SILICON VALLEY CAREER CENTERS

My work with professionals at ProMatch, Alumni Resources and the Career Action Center has given me a unique perspective of work in the San Francisco Bay Area.