Career Coaching

Career Coaching & Job Performance Enhancement Counseling

Career-CoachingAs a Career Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer career coaching with or without counseling or therapy, based on your preferences and needs. Counseling and EMDR therapy can be integrated with career coaching to enhance self-confidence and address the emotions, behavior patterns, personal history and personal life factors that contribute to career issues.

Does your job bring you down? Here’s how I can help raise your spirits with coaching for job search, career direction, job performance enhancement, career stress and job loss recovery.

Coaching for Job Search ActivitiesCounseling for Transition IssuesPerformance Enhancement
Positioning yourself more persuasivelyWhat do I do next with my life?Anxiety reduction & confidence boosting
Resume reviews, feedback and editingJob loss, changes or promotionsFear of public speaking/giving presentations
Interview preparation and mock interviewsCareer set-backs or disappointmentsFear of failure or rejection
Networking and informational interviewsJob or career frustrations or dissatisfactionSelf-doubt, self-defeating beliefs and behaviors
Career switchingOvercoming rejection, loss, criticism, embarrassment
Employee to entrepreneurStress of business ownership
Loss of meaning or motivation
College to first job
Returning to the workforce after an absence
Assessment instruments

As a career coach and career counselor in Atlanta, my services draw upon the jobs I’ve held as a career coach, my personal career transition experiences, and my corporate career in marketing, consulting and team management. I leverage my marketing and writing skills to help clients develop their positioning, differentiate themselves and communicate their story in a persuasive manner in job search communications, interviews and networking activities.

As a former Senior Career Consultant at Right Management, I helped managers, in a range of industries, functions, and stages of their career, who had lost their jobs due to economic factors. I have also created and taught job search and career management workshops, and I’ve trained other career coaches on resume writing. I also worked as a Career Coach for Duke University Executive MBA students and with MBA students at Emory University, Georgia State University and Duke University. Early in my career, I was the Interim Director of the Career Services office at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where I coached students and marketed the school to corporate recruiters.

Listen to Kalpana’s Interview on Career Transition

“Working with Kalpana has been the best investment I made to myself this year. Through a few sessions, she was able to identify the area that I can best strengthen in myself as a corporate executive; it was a mind-changing experience. Often professional coaching and leadership training focus so much on the “professional images” or the “skills”, but not so much about who we truly are and how we can bring out our best self. Kalpana was able to reach much deeper and work with me from inside out. I would highly recommend Kalpana for someone who feels trapped in their career, or someone who wants to simply explore the potential within herself or himself.”

“My job search would have taken much longer and not been nearly as productive without the insightful and experienced advice from Kalpana. She was an integral part of my receiving four good job offers during the recession of 2008/2009.”