About

What’s my story?

I had an eclectic career until I turned 50. I was in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, and owned two family businesses. I had a degree in accounting and an MBA, yet I still didn’t know what I should be doing.

That changed when Robert Half hired me as a recruiter, and I realized I could make a difference by helping people get new jobs and manage their careers!

It was an epiphany. I was standing at a fax machine to get a job offer for someone when I finally understood what my real “work” was. Voila!

My broad business background and education finally came together, and I have never looked back.

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Who do I work with?

I am unique in my profession because I really am a generalist. My clients span all career stages – from new college graduates to senior executives. They work in a wide variety of industries and all over the country. Some have been international. I like the variety. It keeps me challenged as a writer and a coach. 

You can find some of the clients I’ve worked with here.

What makes me unique?

I offer both writing and coaching services. Many of my writer colleagues choose not to coach, and many coaches do not write. I do both because I consider them so related that there is a natural flow between the writing and coaching, depending on what my clients need.

Why do I do this work?

I am passionate about helping people find jobs and careers that allow them to support themselves and their families. Everyone needs money! But more than that, I want people to enjoy their work, be challenged, have room for growth, and reach their personal and professional goals.

It never gets old when someone tells me they got the job they wanted!

On the Personal Side

My husband and I really believe in pet adoption. We have had five dogs over time – Susie, Meg, Misty, Emma, and now Nikki. You can see that she is a happy girl!

We also love to travel and have visited Mexico, Hong Kong, Macao, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Greece, Italy, and Spain to name a few! We don’t plan to stop and have a long bucket list filled with future journeys!

Finally, I’ve been learning the art of baking for the past couple of years with a good friend and baking partner. I started as a complete novice, and although I still make beginner mistakes, I’m growing more confident each day!

Certifications

  • CPRW: Certified Professional Resume Writer
  • CPCC: Certified Professional Career Coach
  • CEIP: Certified Employment Interview Professional
  • OJSRM: Certified Professional – Online Job Search and Reputation Management

Education

  • California State University East Bay: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Accounting
  • University of Santa Clara, MBA

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info@toolsfortransition.com

510.790.9005

San Francisco Bay Area