When you work hard for social change, but
burnout, conflict, or dissatisfaction make you want to leave….

Can you fall back in love with your work?
Or do you need to change? What’s next??

The Career Clarity Group

Get Clear About the Work You Want &
Move Forward on a Path You Love

Next Career Clarity Coaching Cohorts Start Sept 27, 2004
Applications Close Sept 14, 2004
On Zoom | 8 Spaces | Solidarity Pricing

You’re at a career crossroads. More than anything, you long to get clear and confident about what’s next.

It can feel painful to be uncertain about what’s next in your career. Doubtful of your ability to create the career you want, guilty about letting people down, or worried about how a change might affect the rest of your life. If that’s you, you don’t have to face these challenges alone.

If you work hard to make a difference in your community, are facing burnout, conflict, or dissatisfaction in your current work, and long to rediscover a sense of aliveness, wholeness, and calm in the work part of your life, you’re in the right place.

If you’re trying to figure out what kind of work you want to do next and want to make sure that you make the best decisions possible, I created the Career Clarity Group for you.

In a quest for clarity, you may have tried many things—

—talking with a therapist, partner, or friends, scouring online job postings, reading books, filling out career-related assessments, making changes at work, hoping your current situation will improve on its own, and other strategies. Some of these steps may have helped somewhat. But often, they don’t get us all the way there.

Over eleven years of coaching changemakers to create careers they love, I’ve found that most people need an approach that supports them with both the inner and outer work of clarity.

In the inner realm, we need to discern what we need and want in the next phase of our work, heal old belief and behavior patterns that keep us stuck, and focus on what matters most to us. When people don’t do this inner work, they risk repeating old patterns that lead to burnout again.

In the outer realm, we often need to have conversations to discern whether change is possible in our current work, discover how what we want to offer aligns with what our ideal clients and employers need, experiment with new paths, search for new jobs, and so forth.

I’ve designed the Career Clarity Group to give you the support you need to do both the inner and outer work of career clarity—to understand what you want in the next phase of your career, regain your sense of confidence, and navigate to work you love.

I felt unfulfilled in my current work, unclear on what work I wanted to do, and disappointed in my efforts to obtain a new role at my current organization. I chose to work with Katherine because her approach seemed more holistic—inclusive of the mind, body, and heart—than other career coaches.

Katherine’s kind and supportive guidance and accountability helped me learn more about myself than I had cumulatively in all my years until then. It is not hyperbole: Katherine helped me change the trajectory of my life.

I highly recommend Katherine’s career coaching services to anyone seeking clarity on who they are, who they want to be, and their life’s calling.

Steve

The Career Clarity Group is for You if You:

  • Actively work toward social change or have worked in a social change field for a long time and recently left due to burnout. You may work in progressive policy, community organizing, social entrepreneurship, higher ed, government, facilitation, ministry, or another field designing solutions to this moment’s most pressing challenges.
  • Hold a lot of grief as you face the state of the world—pandemics, racial reckonings, genocide, climate change and other heartbreaking loss. Additionally, you’ve grappled with conflict, overwhelm, heartbreak, trauma, or other big challenges at work in recent years.
  • Experienced family dynamics that shaped you into a person who prioritizes others’ needs over your own. Now, you struggle to set boundaries that honor your needs, and your patterns of overwork have led to burnout. If you don’t heal these patterns, you fear you may burn out all over again, even if you change jobs.
  • Often feel exhausted and overwhelmed by everything you have to do, yet worry that you’re not doing enough. The exhaustion and overwhelm may even be harming your physical health or relationships. But you feel guilt, shame, and sadness when you consider letting go of responsibilities or saying no to others.
  • Have done a bunch of work on yourself—like therapy, trainings, books, podcasts, meditation, and journaling. Yet you feel like something’s missing. Most types of support focus on either the personal or professional realm, but not both. You long for support to create work you love and feel better at work and outside of work, too.
  • Have a hard time trusting many coaches and therapists because they don’t support clients in transforming the collective trauma and systems of oppression that are at the root of our problems. You want a mentor with an aligned worldview.
  • Do really well in small groups and appreciate community and camaraderie with others on healing and learning journeys. You love the structured-yet-flexible support, and learning energizes you.
  • Long for space to rest, rejuvenate, and explore. Although part of you would love to get clear about your career tomorrow, you know it’s important not to rush. You want to be open to possibility and emergence.

The Group is Not for You if You:

  • Don’t currently work in a field related to social change. If your heart is in social justice and you want to make a bigger difference in the world, but you don’t yet work in a field related to social change, I invite you to consider private coaching
  • Are clear and confident about the work that you want and your next steps, but just need a bit of technical support. If you’re looking for technical support with determining market fit, preparing for interviews, or writing resumes or cover letters, you may not need as much support as this career coaching program offers. You may benefit from looking for a career counselor who can give you that more specific support.
  • Expect that this group will help you find a new job tomorrow. Although different people take different amounts of time creating work they love (and clients sometimes find a better job right after they start working with me!), I’ve found that most people need some spaciousness and time to get clear about and connect with the work they want. Allowing time for emergence and discovery—and not rushing—often leads to the best outcomes in the long run.
  • Doubt that you will ever feel comfortable sharing in front of others. If so, private professional coaching may be a better fit for you.
  • Would rather not listen to others’ experiences. The group structure will not ask you to mentor or guide others, but simply to bear witness. That said, if you feel too drained to listen to others’s experiences, again, private professional coaching may be better for you.

Before working with Katherine, I was burned out after decades of work as a teacher, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the next phase of my life. Katherine normalized my struggles, encouraged me, and helped me believe that I deserve a more satisfying life. Her intuitive, compassionate approach made me feel like I had a friend by my side through this process of change.

Six months later, my work has taken a direction that feels so right for me: disaster relief work. And I am so pleased with the unexpected growth in my relationships. I continue using many of the practices Katherine taught me regularly, especially when I need to discern and take next steps.

I highly recommend Katherine’s career counseling to anyone who wants to more intentionally move through life, figure out how to make a positive impact while taking care of themselves, and experience more wholeness and joy.

Domi Long

The Career Clarity Group weaves together several elements to help you get clear about what’s next and create a career you love.

Let’s take a tour through each element:

One: Opening & Closing Sessions

We’ll begin our work with a two-hour session to get to know each other, go over what to expect and how to make the most of our time together, get an overview of the career clarity process, and envision the next horizon of the life you long for.

At the end of our six months, we’ll close our work together with a final session. During this time, participants will celebrate their learning, define next learning edges, and create a plan for support in the months ahead.

Two: Supported Inside View Journaling Exploration

The inside view is an understanding of what you need and want in your work-life. It’s important to get the inside view as early as possible in the career clarity process so that you can start getting the outside view—an understanding of what your ideal clients and employees need and want—and taking steps toward the work-life you long for.

With this in mind, I’ll guide you through a process of gathering the inside view as soon as we begin our work together. This includes clarifying your core values, the skills you want to use and strengthen, your best-fit working conditions and schedule, ideal employers or clients, how you feel called to show up for social change, how much money you aim to earn, and so forth.

You’ll share your responses to me in a Google doc, I’ll ask follow-up questions, and we’ll go back and forth in a written conversation until we narrow down a list of priority work-life ingredients and possible paths you’ll pursue.

Three: Six Months of Small Group Career Coaching

After our initial session, we meet twice per month for ninety-minutes on Zoom with your four-person cohort. At the beginning of every session, each participant shares something “new and good” related to our work together, and I guide a centering practice.

Then, two people receive personalized career coaching from me while the other participants witness with the intent to learn and support. I begin each coaching conversation by asking you what you want to take away from the session, and we focus there. Rather than teaching a linear curriculum which may not apply to you, we tailor our conversations to meet your needs.

Because each person is facing similar challenges, each person benefits whether they receive coaching or are witnessing others’ coaching. And seeing your fellow group members nod and smile as you share your challenges can be like medicine that gets you through the hardest times.

At the end of each person’s coaching, a fellow participant expresses a gift they received from bearing witness. Finally, we close each session with participants sharing something they’re taking away from the session and something they’re committed to doing before the next session.

Four: Weekly Written Check-Ins with Compassionate Accountability & Thought Partnership

To support and guide the ongoing process of career clarity and confidence-building, participants write a weekly reflection in a group forum, sharing celebrations, challenges, questions, and next steps.

I read each person’s reflections and respond at least once in between sessions.

Five: The Career Clarity Guidebook, The Scheduling Boundaries Guidebook, and What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do: A Guide to Radical Discernment

These three guidebooks walk you through the essential practices that I’ve come to rely on to help my clients honor their needs, get clear about what they long for, focus on what matters most, and create careers they love.

You’ll have lifelong access to these workbooks so that you can return to them whenever you need support.

Six: Online Group Forum to Ask All Your Questions

Throughout the course, I encourage you to share questions and insights in our group forum. I will read and respond to every question, either through a written response or live in our sessions.

The group sessions helped me feel less alone and reminded me how being in community and connecting with others in vulnerable and authentic ways is critical for my well-being and development.

Rather than staying stuck, I’m now able to be honest with myself about what I feel and what I need. I now take more time for myself between my many meetings and assignments (something that I never did previously). Rather than just going straight into “fix-it” mode, I am now granting myself more compassion and curiosity.

I have accomplished so much progress towards my goals! I can’t believe how differently my life looks today compared to when I began this career coaching process! I am progressing toward the sense of peace and oneness that I’ve been longing for and a sense of alignment with my callings in this life.

Megan

The group sessions held space for open, vulnerable, and real sharing, and the regular reflections gave me the support I needed to shift tough long-term patterns into a new way of being.

During my time with Katherine, I started a new job, and I’m approaching it much differently than my previous work. I am now committed to honoring my body’s need for rest and taking breaks throughout the workday.

I highly recommend Katherine’s group to anyone looking to overcome burnout, get clear around difficult decisions, and become the person they’re called to be.

Cori

My work with Katherine gave me the space to imagine and trust that there could be something different that would be even better, as opposed to just slogging down the same trail pulling the weight behind me forever. And it was true!

My free time is now truly mine, and I am exploring areas of interest that bring me great joy and spending more time with friends and family.

As I set goals for myself over the last few years, the word “freedom” kept coming up. My goal was freedom, and now I have more freedom than I’ve ever had. My goal was to have ease, and I have more ease than ever before.

Sue

The Career Clarity Group offers a robust container of support over the course of six months.

When will the group meet?

The next cohorts begin Friday, September 27 (applications close Sept 14). One cohort will meet at 10-11:30am on Fridays and another cohort will meet at 12-1:30pm on Fridays. Meetings are currently scheduled on the following dates:

Sept 27 | Oct 11 & 25 | Nov 8 & 15 | Dec 6 & 20 | Jan 10 & 31 | Feb 14 & 28 | March 14, 21, & 28

If you’d like to join, but any of these dates do not work for you, please let me know before the group starts. Sometimes, with enough advance notice, I am able to find an alternate date that works for the entire group.

Why is this program six months long?

When it comes to getting clear about what’s next in our careers, many people get stuck because they think they need to have that clarity before they take action. But the reality is that far more often, people get clear by taking action.

Clarity is an emergent phenomenon, an iterative process that unfolds over time. It’s like holding a lantern in the dark. We often cannot see far ahead, but when we choose our next steps with care, we can slowly but surely create a work-life we love. Clarity emerges through step after baby step, choice after little choice.

Taking action that’s aligned with our values and honors our energy often doesn’t happen overnight. Career clarity usually takes time.

Over the years, I’ve discovered that most people get clear within six months. And although for some people it happens faster, I’ve found that when people are given less than six months, it can create pressure, perpetuate patterns of unrealistic expectations, and rob people of the spaciousness needed for emergence to unfold.

Will I definitely be able to find another job in the six months we work together?

As much as I wish I could, I cannot promise how long it will take you to get a new job. Sometimes people find a new job right at the beginning of career coaching, and the group supports them to develop the habits they need to prevent burnout and feel fulfilled in that new job. And people figure out what they want and get on track with their career search, but don’t find exactly what they’re looking for before the group is over.

What I can promise you is that if you show up consistently and ask your questions when they arise, you will become clear about the work-life you want, get on track toward work you love, and learn to sustain your energy long into the future.

What if I feel complete before the six months are done?

To create a supportive group container and provide the space you need to truly get clear about what’s next, I ask that all participants commit to staying for the entire six months. Even when participants find new careers before six months, most relish the ongoing support as they navigate their new jobs.

That said, if you are not receiving what you need from the group, bring your concerns to me. If I’m unable to address them, you are free to leave the group before the six months are over.

I was a high-achieving workaholic with a very successful career and a young son, and I needed to figure out how to find some balance in my life. However, as I worked with Katherine, I gained so much more.

Not only have I achieved more work-life balance than ever, but I also gained the courage and self-confidence to let go of things that held me back from being my full self. I learned to listen to my intuition, quiet the inner critic, set healthy boundaries, and am creating space for what I’m most excited about—a budding new entrepreneurial career and a life aligned with my truest self.

Amy

Hi! I’m Katherine Golub, MBA, PCC (she/her).

Since 2013, I’ve coached community leaders, organizers, activists, and others who are committed to social change and yet grapple with burnout. For the first several years of my business, I focused on coaching changemakers to take better care of themselves and healers to grow their businesses.

But five years into my practice, while preparing for my MBA capstone in 2018, I decided to analyze which words my clients used most frequently. That’s how I discovered that the words my clients used most often to describe what they want from our work together are clarity, confidence, focus, and balance. More than anything, my clients wanted to get clear about what was next in their careers.

I decided to read all the books I could find about discerning what’s next in your work life, but I couldn’t find one that adequately addressed my clients’ concerns. So I decided to create the curriculum myself.

Over eleven years into career coaching, I’m still passionate about helping my clients heal burnout, get clear about what’s next, and create the work-lives they love. To learn more about my story and background, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Whether the Program is a Good Match for You

Is this a safe or supportive experience for people of the global majority?

If you are Black, Indigenous, Latine, AAPI, or a person of color, I appreciate you taking the time to consider what the best support system might be for you.

As a white person socialized in white supremacy culture, I am deeply committed to consistently developing my anti-racist facilitation skills, centering group agreements that minimize harm, and maintaining open lines of feedback to make my coaching as supportive as possible. If you join the Career Clarity Group, I will do everything possible to create an environment of trust, safety, and support for you.

At the same time, I want to acknowledge that I cannot promise to prevent all harm. There is always a risk that white supremacy culture could show up in some way in our work together, and it is possible that you could be the only person of color in the group. I also acknowledge that people of color often encounter racial microaggressions and other manifestations of racism in their career journeys, obstacles which white folks do not encounter.

You deserve spaces where your experience is centered, and you may feel more trust and resonance with a coach who shares your racial or ethnic identity. For these reasons, I want to share with you recommendations to practitioners of color, in case you might feel better-supported by them.

For career coaching for women of color, I recommend checking out Embrace Change. I’m on the lookout for other career coaches of color, and I welcome you to send me any recommendations to katherine@callingsandcourage.com.

For personal transformation more generally, you might also want to check out these coaches, healers, and teachers: adrienne maree brown, Alok Vaid-Menon, Denise Collazo, generative somatics, Jaiya John, Kai Cheng Thom, Lama Rod Owens, Layla Saad, Leonie Smith, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Michele Cassandra Johnson, Ntathu Allen, Octavia Raheem, Omkari Williams, Oriana Falkowski, Paths to Peace, POC4NVC, Rocio Rosales Meza, Roxy Manning, Stephanie Ghoston Paul, Tara Rivera, The Embodiment Institute, The Red Ma’at Collective, Sonya Renee Taylor, Valarie Kaur, and Yaba Blay.

After reading all this, if you still feel called to join the group, I would be so happy to have you. Either way, I hope you find precisely the support you need, and I welcome you to reach out to me with any thoughts or questions.

I’m really burned out in my changemaking work, and I’m not sure if I want to continue to make social justice my paid work. Is that okay with you?

Absolutely. It makes complete sense that you are burned out and uncertain about what’s next. This career coaching program will offer you the spaciousness you need to explore all possibilities and to craft a life that honors all of your needs, whether you decide to make social justice your paid work or not.

I’m burned out, but I’m not sure if I want to change jobs or if I can make changes so I can feel aligned in my current work again. Are your career coaching services a good fit for me?

Yes. About half of my clients decide to pursue other jobs, and about half end up falling back in love with their current work. My aim in this program is to help you make the changes necessary to honor your needs and values, whatever the outcome.

Who are the other people in the group? What if I don’t like them?

I appreciate this question because who you share this experience with matters. While I cannot promise that you’ll feel a sense of synergy with the other group members, I can share that in eight years of facilitating these groups, I’ve never yet encountered a situation in which participants have expressed not liking or lacking a sense of resonance with each other.

This may be because I interview every potential member before inviting them in—looking to ensure a good fit—or because of how I facilitate the group. Whatever the reason, group participants report experiencing a sense of deep resonance and camaraderie with one another and sometimes even develop lasting friendships.

What exactly does the interaction between participants look like?

At the beginning of every session, each participant shares something “new and good” related to our work together, and I guide a centering practice.

Then, the bulk of the session is me coaching at least two people—one at a time—while everyone else witnesses with the intent to support and learn. At the end of each person’s coaching, a fellow participant expresses a gift they received from bearing witness.

Unlike other group programs where participants provide coaching or advice to peers, in this group, participants are only expected to listen with the intent to learn and support, not to mentor each other. Participants can absolutely reach out to each other to request thought-partnering, but that is optional.

Finally, we close each session with participants sharing something they’re taking away from the session and something they’re committed to doing before the next session.

Between sessions, participants write a weekly check-in in an online group forum, and each participant reads and responds to at least one other person’s sharing.

I am really drained from holding space for other people. How much will I need to hold space for other participants?

Unlike other group programs where participants provide coaching or advice to peers, in this group there is very little back-and-forth interaction during sessions. Instead, we begin and close the sessions with brief sharing circles, and the bulk of the session consists of two people receiving coaching with everyone else witnessing with the intent to learn and support, not to mentor each other.

Participants can absolutely reach out to each other to request thought-partnering, but that is optional.

Questions About Career Coaching Program Logistics

This says there are only four spots per cohort. Is that true? What happens if the group fills up?

Yes, it’s true. After trying many iterations of group coaching over the years, I’ve found that four is the best number of people for providing a sense of intimacy and ensuring that each participant receives ample attention.

I enroll new participants on a rolling basis up until the application close date. If you apply after the group is full, you can join my waiting list, and I’ll let you know when the next cohort will begin. I start new cohorts every three months or so.

Do I have to be able to attend all coaching sessions to take part in the program?

tI highly recommend attending all group sessions as attending as a regular cadence helps build momentum and maintain accountability. And when you’re missing, the group feels your absence. That said, if you do have to miss a meeting, please let me and your cohort know.

Participants pay the monthly rate for the career coaching program regardless of whether they attend all the sessions.

If you already know that a date will not work for you, please let me know.  Occasionally, I can change the dates at the beginning of our six months to accommodate participants’ schedules.

How much time will I need to devote to make the most of this experience?

You’ll need to regularly invest the following chunks of time to make the most out of this program:

  1. Attending sessions. In months one and six, there are three 90-minute sessions. In months two through five, there are two 90-minute sessions.
  2. Writing a weekly reflection and responding to others. Each week, you’ll reflect on your celebrations, challenges, questions, and next steps and share these in a group forum. I also ask that you read and respond to another participant’s check-in and my responses to you (which I write about once every two weeks). These check-ins take most people about fifteen minutes to one hour per week.
  3. Engaging with the Inside View journaling. At the beginning of our time together, I invite you to work through the Inside View journal prompts to clarify your priority work-life ingredients, and I respond with follow-up questions in a back-and-forth written conversation. This exploration takes most people several hours in the first month.
  4. Engaging with additional practices and taking action steps tailored to your unique goals and needs. Rather than being a cookie-cutter class where everyone follows the same curriculum, your actions between sessions depend on what you hope to accomplish.

    When people decide to actively pursue a new job, the job search process typically requires several hours per week. 

One of my favorite quotes is “Love is 90% pacing,” and that holds true here. Some people will need to invest more time in the job search process, while others will need to say no to doing much more than the minimum. Learning to pace yourself is one of the aims of our work together, and I will support you in honoring your limits.

Can I do both private and group coaching?

If you long for extra support at the beginning of our work together and it is within your means, you might consider adding a month of deep-diving, container-creating support, the same support I start private clients off with.

This month includes two, two-hour sessions plus back-and-forth communication through email. During this time, we craft a personalized development plan with a next horizon vision statement, skill-based outcomes tailored to meet your needs, and an embodied commitment statement.

While this time is absolutely not necessary to benefit from this program (only a small percentage of clients do this extra month), this additional support creates an incredibly strong launchpad for our work together. This support is an additional $1,500.

When group coaching clients want to work with me for additional private sessions, I am happy to add these sessions as time allows. The rate for this is $300 for one hour and $500 for two hours.

If you find this additional support financially unaffordable or only feel called to do the group, please know that most of my clients find the group coaching container to provide ample support.

Additional Questions

Do you offer other coaching options?

Absolutely! If you long for one-to-one support, I invite you to check out my professional coaching services. And if you’re a social change leader who’s facing conflict, overwhelm, or self-doubt and wants to increase your effectiveness and ease in your current work, I invite you to check out my Leadership Circle.

I’m having technical trouble filling out the form below.

No problem. We can help. Email katherine@callingsandcourage.com, and we’ll get you all set up.

Before the Career Clarity Group began, Katherine reached out to have a conversation and let me know that despite her best efforts to reach out to various marginalized folks, I’d likely be the only trans person in the group. She took the time to talk with me and ask if there was anything she could do to make the space more supportive. No one has ever done that before.

When challenging feelings around my trans identity surfaced in relation to the group’s dynamics or my journey growing my business, I reached out to Katherine, and I always felt supported by our conversations, our plan of action, and Katherine’s follow-through.

The support from Katherine and cohorts helped me refocus when I encountered transphobic treatment while growing my business. Rather than feeling defeated or throwing in the towel—which I believe I would have if I’d been on my own—the support helped me see that moment as a bump in the road, use it as an opportunity to discern what I really wanted, and keep going.

I found my dream gig, and still, six months later, doors just keep opening. The possibilities feel endless.

Keelan

Solidarity Pricing

I offer the Career Clarity Group at a sliding scale from $1,800 and $3,600 for six months, depending on your individual and organizational access to money and wealth. Solidarity pricing is an attempt to distribute resources equitably between participants.

Please reflect on the following self-assessment questions to determine the rate that best fits your resources. I recognize that each person’s experience regarding these factors is complex, and I hope these questions support reflective discernment. Most of this list is sourced from the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance (AORTA):

  • Are you and your family homeowners or landowners?
  • Have you attended private education institutions or do you have an advanced degree?
  • Are your bills or credit cards on autopay?
  • Have you not had difficulty accessing and affording healthcare or health insurance for you or your family members?
  • Do you have little to no debt and/or do you have disposable income?
  • Do you have a safety net composed of “financially stable” or wealthy friends?
  • Do you have U.S. Citizenship?
  • Does your income only support you and not other loved ones?
  • Have you or do you expect to inherit money or property?
  • Have you (or could you have) attended college?
  • Have you (or could you have) attended graduate school?
  • Is your organization paying for at least a part of your enrollment?

Based on your answers to the self-assessment, here are the suggested rates.

  • Almost all no: $1,800 ($300/month)
  • More no than yes: $2,400 ($400/month)
  • More yes than no: $3,000 ($500/month)
  • All or almost all yes: $3,600 ($600/month)

If you work for an organization that offers professional development funding to staff, I encourage you to ask your organization for the funds to cover your enrollment.

Although it might feel strange to apply professional development funds to career clarity coaching, I’ve found that about half of my clients fall back in love with the work they currently do and re-engage with it in a more alive and effective way. This can therefore be a wise investment for organizations, and I am happy to provide documentation to support your request.

Feel free to reach out to me at katherine@callingsandcourage.com with any questions.

Get Clear About the Work You Want &
Move Forward on a Path You Love

The Career Clarity Group

Small Group Coaching for
People Committed to Social Change

Next Career Clarity Coaching Cohorts Starts Sept 27, 2004
Applications Close Sept 14, 2004
On Zoom | 8 Spaces | Solidarity Pricing

How to Enroll in the Career Clarity Group:

If you’re excited to receive the support you need to get clear and confident about what’s next in your work life, I’d be so excited for you to enroll in an upcoming cohort. Each cohort has a maximum of four participants.

To enroll, every participant must first do a free, initial discovery call with me (Katherine), and spaces are first come, first served after the initial call. To set up a call, please fill out the application below and click the link below that to set a time to meet. Then, we’ll get on the phone and determine whether the Career Clarity Group is a good match. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Career Clarity Group Application Form

Before you fill out the application…

I recommend typing your answers into a separate text document and cutting and pasting them into the fields below. In rare cases, the technology goes wonky, and this makes it easier for you to resubmit if necessary. Thank you for taking the time!

IMPORTANT… Please read before you click submit:

When you click “Submit,” an automated message will appear on this page confirming that your application has been submitted. If you do not see the confirmation message, and are instead taken to the top of this page, that means that your application did not submit. In that event, you’ll need to scroll down and look for errors highlighted in red. If you do not see any errors, please email your responses to me directly instead, at katherine@callingsandcourage.com.

Thank you for your application. Now, please set up a time!

After submitting your application, please click here and select a time to meet. If none of the times work for you, please email me at katherine@callingsandcourage.com. I look forward to talking with you soon!

Still on the fence about whether to reach out?

If you were my client, I’d invite you to check in with your body. When you ask your body whether it’s in your highest good to discuss with me the possibility of joining the group, what does your body say?

If your inner knowing says no, honor that. If now’s not the time, but you’d still like to receive a taste of my work and morsels of guidance each week, I invite you to sign up for my weekly Love Letters to Changemakers.

If it says maybe, check in with yourself about whether you have any questions. If you think coaching is what you need but have questions, please email me your questions at katherine@callingsandcourage.com. I don’t want an unasked question or unexpressed concern to keep you from getting clear.

If your inner knowing says yes, I hope you will reach out. You do not need to make any commitment before getting on the free call. The purpose of the call is really to help us discern if this group or one of my other offerings is a good match for your needs.

I consider it my ethical duty to let you know if I believe other support would serve you better. And when people discern that my coaching is not for them, they almost always report walking away from the exchange with much more clarity.

Here’s what some more previous career clarity clients have to say about their work with me…

When I first reached out to Katherine, I was building a private practice as a trauma healing practitioner and struggling to market myself consistently. I felt overwhelmed trying to figure out which tasks to prioritize, and I hoped that Katherine would provide accountability. It ended up being so much deeper than that.

We got to the heart of the inner dynamics that were inhibiting me from marketing myself consistently. It turns out, my inconsistency wasn’t laziness, but tied to deep-seated inner fears. With Katherine’s support, I was able to identify these fears and heal them. As someone who has done a lot of inner work, the depth of the healing I experienced over just six months of working with Katherine boggles my mind!

After years of feeling creatively stagnant, it’s like the dams have opened and my creative energy is flowing freely and abundantly. I feel energized about my mission, excited to share through my marketing, and confident that I can steer my business forward as it continues to grow and expand.

I enthusiastically recommend Katherine’s career coaching program to anyone who feels blocked or unsure about which direction to move in next. Her holistic approach will help you get beyond superficial solutions to the heart of what’s holding you back. It’s deep work that will transform your work and your life.

Elena

When I started career counseling with Katherine, I fit the definition of physician burnout. I was exhausted—physically, emotionally, spiritually. My compassion fatigue felt like an insurmountable barrier between me and those I cared for. And the healthcare system made me feel like a useless cog in a dysfunctional machine.

When I started working with Katherine, I actually feared regaining a sense of hope. I thought that if I started to believe I could find fulfillment and peace, I might set myself up for a huge fall. Despite my initial resistance, Katherine helped me ignite a tiny spark of hope. And this time it was not the naive hope of an idealistic girl. It was a hard earned, realistic hope. I emerged from a dark tunnel of limitations into a wide open space of possibilities.

Katherine helped me discover that I already had all the answers I needed. I just needed a wise partner/guide to help me uncover them and accountability to put them into action. Her process of asking deep, penetrating questions with unconditional positive regard and using the answers to craft practical action steps did more in six months than years of therapy had before.

Ylfa

Since my twenties, I’ve attended seminars about personal growth. None came close to working with Katherine. Her career coaching approach helped me develop a better mindset and a practical skill set for starting my own consultancy. She helped me identify and overcome habits that were no longer helpful and replace them with more productive and healthy behaviors.

Now, when facing a difficult choice or juggling too many tasks at once, I refer back to the goals Katherine helped me develop to prioritize and make the right decision. Now I journal daily, which helps me set my thoughts aside for reflection at my leisure. And when things get too intense, I pause and return my attention to my body and mind.

A few weeks before leaving my career of thirty-three years, I had consulting work lined up that was meaningful, lucrative, and within my wheelhouse. I credit Katherine with helping me make my new calling a reality, find more joy and balance in my life, and develop the tools to continue moving forward.

Marc

A year and a half into COVID, I was burned out and emotionally exhausted.

Katherine helped me recognize what was holding me back from taking care of myself, address deeper lifelong patterns that led to overworking, and recommit to a practice of self-compassion.

She helped me discern which items to prioritize and hold myself accountable for moving projects forward. I reorganized my schedule, revised my website and prices, set up a new accounting system, and developed new practices to regain and maintain my energy.

I no longer feel burned out. Instead, I’m in what feels like a whole new phase of my practice and am enjoying growing the non-work areas of my life. I can’t recommend Katherine’s career coaching enough!

Kate

When I first came to see Katherine, I was struggling between starting a new business and not knowing if I was starting the right business. I was looking for a definitive answer to that question. My day-to-day was frantic. I wanted to do so much for so many people. I was having a difficult time charging people a wage that was livable for me. My schedule was dictated by what my clients wanted, not what I needed.

After months of trying to fix the problems on my own, I knew if I wanted to make my business work and be successful, I needed some help.

Katherine taught me how to say no and create boundaries. I now have better control over the time that I spend, and I take myself more seriously in my work and my relationships with my clients. My nerves and my being are more settled and comfortable in my life. And now, when life is starting to feel unsettled, I have the ability to change how I respond to it and regain control and a sense of calm.

Marcie

Before I met Katherine, I struggled with the “fear of getting started,” or what I called FOGS. Katherine taught me to calm my mind and choose my next step with wisdom. I rely on the practices she taught me to manage my workload without feeling overwhelmed and get started on things easily.

Career counseling with Katherine helped me to shift my role at work. Before, I was caught in the weeds doing technical work. Now, I am the point person for a strategic program to increase accessibility in online user experience. It’s fascinating work.

Whereas before I wasn’t very communicative, I now communicate early, often, and well. Opening myself up to working with other people was key to my current success.

Once my work improved, it opened everything else up too, like family and friendships. It still fascinates me how working on one piece of my life ripples out in so many directions.

Matt

I was feeling very down and stuck about my writing career. Having gotten an MFA a decade before, I had spent the intervening years building a successful business, but I couldn’t seem to get my own creative work off the ground.

Katherine patiently helped me to tease out the issues holding me back in every aspect of my life and to figure out the conditions that would help me become the writer I wanted to be. We started meeting in December, in January I began writing a novel, and by May I had found an agent for my book!

There’s no question in my mind that without Katherine’s directed, incisive career counseling support, I would not have been able to move forward as quickly and successfully as I have.

Katherine

I had been a habitual people pleaser for most of my life, often struggling to find my own voice and questioning the value of my own thoughts. With the support of coaching, six months later, I feel so much more comfortable using my voice to share my knowledge. And whereas before, I struggled to practice self-care on a regular basis, I now feel curious and open, like the world is my garden to plant, nurture, and harvest.

Katherine’s supportive manner allowed for safety and trust, and I treasured the grounding and somatic practices she led. I felt safe leaning into vulnerability and peeling back the layers of my unresolved concerns, knowing that I was held in high regard and supported.

Donna

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