Hi, I'm Megan and I am a coach
and a counselor. (She, Hers)
I currently work as a counselor and as a career coach. I keep the two jobs separate for ethical reasons. Anyone who works with me in career coaching cannot work with me in the counseling space and vice versa. The primary difference between coaching and counseling is that coaching is not focused on mental health healing. Coaching is focused on achieving a concrete goal, reflecting on career interests, following specific steps, and completing homework along the way.
Throughout my career, I have worked with people in various industries, from retail to marketing and engineering, to name a few. I found my passion lies in helping others uncover their sense of self within their career through a better understanding of their strengths, values, and interests. I leverage my experience recruiting for a Fortune 200 organization and start-up, as well as my experience working in college career counseling.
I have always had a passion for helping job seekers and I have worked pro-bono for about five years until friends and family finally convinced me to pursue starting a company. With the support from these wonderful people, amazing mentors, and my career coach, I developed my company from a passion project to a major part of my life. I know working with a career coach is a leap of faith, and I hope to provide you with the support you need to go after your goals. Each individual I work with has lifetime access to email support from me, even after completing their career packages. The reason for that is I truly care about each individual I work with and I want to see them feel fulfilled.
Being a counselor and career coach means I take the whole person into account when career coaching. I help individuals think about their careers within the scope of their life. With a bit of mindfulness and direction, I believe you can achieve career clarity and follow your career goals.
When I'm not career coaching or counseling, I'm usually outside running, hiking, backpacking, or dreaming of traveling to a National Park.
I want to create a safe space for individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities; while acknowledging systemic challenges. If my expertise is not the best fit, I have plenty of career coach friends I can recommend.
Certifications & Memberships
I am a National Certified Counselor
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate
I have a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I am a Certified Career Transition Coach through Career Thought Leaders
I am a member in the North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA)
I have worked in human resources and recruiting for six years for various types of organizations, I know all the latest recruiting trends
I am subcontracted by another career coach to facilitate career coaching group calls with up to 50 people
I have been through two company-wide layoffs
I have worked in college career counseling
I have worked in counseling for a group private practice for over a year working with clients of various ages primarily supporting past trauma, anxiety, social anxiety, and depression