“Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

                                                                                         - John Wooden

Fire Starter Career Transition Package

For job seekers ready to make a transition or still deciding on their career

Career transition can feel like you're in limbo. Still don't know what you want to be when you grow up? That's okay. I didn't either when I was turning 40 and running a branding business. I felt there was a career path that was eluding me, almost as if obscured by a thick fog.

I clung fiercely to the belief that I could cultivate a career that offers meaning, flexibility, creativity and challenge. I went back to school to get my MSW, still uncertain what exactly I was going to do but certain I wanted to help people one-on-one.


Now, I can actually say that I love my job, because I get to help people find work that contributes to their daily happiness, brings them fulfillment and allows them to express their gifts. Sometimes this means pulling up stakes, but it can sometimes just mean reimagining their place in their current work environment or field. Reimagining a career often entails exploring new skills and interests within your existing field or changing your work environment – transferring to a different department, a new employer or going freelance –  to gain much needed perspective on potentially untapped possibilities.


I understand that you would rather spend time with your family and friends than at the office or, ideally, you would like to shape a life that gives you more time with people with similar ideals when you are working.


I work especially well with people intent on cultivating a life that values people and purpose over money and materialism. I have a special affinity for women as well as moms and dads who've taken time off from their career to take care of loved ones, travel, or tend to their own health. 


Clients are always welcome to see me in individual sessions to talk through their career challenges, like past work trauma, anxiety and stress or brass tacks like strategy and next steps.


My Firestarter Career Transition Package starts with a self-assessment phase that looks at your skills, values and interests and encourages you to dream a little bit. You will take three assessments (including Myers Briggs, Strengthsfinder, and Strong Interest Inventory) and a Career Transition Workbook to guide your progress.

During the introspective phase, you will create a profile of your ideal employer or, if starting a business, your ideal client. I'll help you distill your findings into a basic message (or "elevator speech.") so you can explain what you are looking for during informational interviews, networking events, or even while out to dinner with your friends.

I'll also teach you how to research prospective employers or clients, salary/rate expectations. Since networking is core to the process, I can also help you plan informational interviews and other career exploration opportunities.

7-Session Package Price: $750

[includes Career Transition Workbook + 3 assessments + 2 hours of out-of-session resume writing]

Individual Sessions also available. (I am currently offering $200 scholarships to use towards a $750 package to the first 5 people who reach out to me for career counseling services each month. Set up a free Zoom or phone session to find out more.)

You can download an excerpt of the Career Transition Workbook here.




Got questions? I've got answers.


Spark Career Counseling + Business Coaching 

6018 SE Stark Street

Portland, OR 97215


kristin@sparkbusinesscoaching.com | 6018 SE Stark Street | Portland, OR 97215