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This is one-on-one career coaching to help you figure out what the heck you want and how to find the guts to go after it.

Because everyone deserves work that thrills and delights.
And, honey, that means YOU.

 

  • You have a nagging feeling that you’re not in the right job.
  • You dread Mondays.
  • You don’t know what you want, but you know it’s not this.
  • You feel trapped and stressed out.
  • You know you need to make a change, but you don’t know where to start.
  • When it comes to your career, your head tells you one thing, but your heart tells you another.
  • You’ve felt lost and stuck for a long time.
  • You want to explore the possibilities so you can finally make a change.

 

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Career Shift: Get Your Career Mojo Back is a career coaching program for people who are sick and tired of feeling stuck and are finally ready to muster the guts to do something about it.

Because being lost feels shitty.
Because there IS something out there for you.
And because it’s about damn time you got unstuck.

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WHO IT'S FOR

 

This is for you if…

You don’t know what you want and you’re going bonkers trying to figure it out.

You want to really explore your options before you commit to making a change. You want to dig deep.

You want someone to help challenge some of your assumptions, because you always seem to paint yourself into a corner when it comes to exploring your career options.

You’re not hung up on having 100% certainty before you dip your toe in. Because, my friend, that just ain’t gonna happen. Career navigation is like a game of hot and cold. Frustrating, right?!

You’re down with me asking you some hard questions and pointing out your blind spots. It’s done with love.

 

This is not for you if…
  • You want somebody to tell you what to do. Hell, that’s how a lot of people get into this mess in the first place – listening to somebody else’s advice instead of listening to their gut.
  • You want to do a career or personality assessment. That’s just not how I roll. Assessments can be fun, but they’re often kind of, well, shallow. To get you where you want to go we’ll need to dig deep.
  • You’re not willing to talk about your feelings. We’re just going to have to go there. If you think career navigation is purely a rational process, you’re nuts. It’s largely emotional.

 

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You are not crazy for feeling stuck. A lot of people feel stuck, but nobody talks about it. The trick to getting unstuck is to move through your fear and uncertainty instead of letting it stifle you.

You know more than you think you do. Somewhere inside there is a very wise part of you that knows what you want. We’re going to go spelunking and get back in touch with the part of you that knows.

My friend, you are your own worst enemy (we all are). The stories you’ve been telling yourself about what you can and can’t have just aren’t true. We’ll take off those blinders and rewire some of that thinking.

Gut + Brain is the best tag-team duo there is…in life, and at work. The best career navigation is driven by the gut and executed by the brain. You need ‘em both, and they’re a match made in heaven.

Your doubts and fears are not going to go away (sorry, but I might as well tell you this upfront), but you can move through them and create a career that feels really, really, REALLY good.

 

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You’ll feel psyched and empowered with the clarity of knowing what you want.
You’ll realize you can move through the fear and uncertainty (and not die in the process!).
You won’t feel like you’re winging it. You’ll have a road map and a partner in crime.
You’ll start taking action – with baby steps at first, then big, bold ones.
Instead of just thinking about making a change you’ll actually be doing it. Finally!

 

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You and me.
One-on-one.
Getting unstuck.
Revving up your career mojo for two months.

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We’ll meet for an hour every other week to talk out your options and hatch a plan. That’s five coaching sessions to go deep until you’re feeling crystal clear on how to move forward. We’ll explore the possibilities, get clear on what you want, build a roadmap, and take action so you can move toward a carer you’ll love.

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We’ll spend most of our sessions digging deep and exploring your passions, interests and curiosities. Maybe we’ll toss in some strategy. Maybe we’ll spend a session or two polishing your resume until it sparkles. How we do this is up to you, and everybody needs something a little different.

It’s my job to help you articulate what you want. I do that by asking a lot of good questions. And by listening like a ninja. And by pointing out some of your blind spots. And, occasionally, by calling you on some of your bullshit (it’s done with love, I promise). It’s your job to dig deep, be honest with yourself, and do the work.

We’ll meet over a cuppa joe in my office in downtown Toronto (Yonge & Queen). Don’t live in Toronto? No problemo. We can share Starbucks over Skype (and, hey, you can even work in your jammies).

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I’m Sarah Vermunt, the gal behind Careergasm. I help people figure out what the heck they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work they love. I’m all about helping people find their way to feel-good work, and for many that means ditching your soul-sucking gig and making a career change.

I write about careers for ForbesEntrepreneur, Inc., and Huffington Post, and my work has been featured at Financial TimesFortuneTech VibesToronto StarFlareGlobal News, The Globe and Mailand lots of other cool places.  I also personally know what it’s like to feel stuck and (more importantly) get unstuck. I’ve made some pretty badass career moves of my own:

After graduation I snagged a job in a totally unrelated field. Nailed it. Loved it.

I quit a stable gig with awesome pay, benefits, and pension to take a chance on something new.

I quit my PhD after 4 years and 93 pages into my dissertation. Yeah. Ballsy.

I left a six-figure career track to take a risk on building my own business. Spoiler alert: It paid off.

I continue to take calculated risks with my career…because doing the scary stuff often yields BIG rewards.

Through all of this I’ve been scared shitless, but did it anyway. You can too.


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I work with brave souls who knock my socks off with their courage, perseverance, and heart. Some of my favourite clients are:
  • A designer who started a web design company so she could work anywhere in the world.
  • A former executive who does strategy consulting for musicians.
  • A woman who makes the world’s most delightful cookies and sells them.
  • A burned out event planner who created her own boutique firm.
  • A media coach who helps people get press for their business.
  • A corporate lawyer turned brewmaster. Pretty badass, right?!

 

Career Shift: Get Your Career Mojo Back will help you explore the possibilities and hatch a plan so that you can take that blood-pumping leap of faith and move toward a career you’ll love. Finally!

 

Ready to take the big leap? Let’s chat. Because you’ve felt stuck for long enough and it’s about damn time you did something about it.