"Providing support, structure, inspiration and a sense of enjoyment to your process of change."
Location: Clarendon Hills, Illinois
How will clients benefit with you as their coach?
Increase self awareness and sense of empowerment.
Expand your range of possibilities.
Strategize your plan of action.
Realize your goals.
What results have clients reported after working with you?
More confidence in their talents and the ability to use these talents in fulfilling work
Accomplished goals that they had been unable to accomplish on their own
Increased problem solving abilities
Moved beyond self-imposed barriers
Achieved greater work/life balance and satisfaction
What do clients say about working with you?
“Thanks for your help in guiding me in the process of changing careers. I now have a firm foundation and understanding of my new direction.”
-- CG, Trainer, now enrolled in Nursing program
“In starting a new business, you helped me keep balance and sanity in my life.”
-- GD, Small business owner
“I resisted networking, but with your encouragement, I used it effectively to get a great job. Thanks for continuing to guide me, gently but firmly, in the right direction.”
-- CL, I.T. Professional
“You helped me claim my identity as an artist. Before working with you, I didn't believe I could call myself that or move forward as an artist. I will be performing in a very competitive, juried show next month.”
-- CV, VP Marketing, Chicago Advertising Firm
“I trust you with my career dreams. It's been great to be able to share them with someone who I know will support me.”
-- TL, Nonprofit Administrator
What are 5 strengths you have as a coach?
Ability to help clients structure framework and courses of action to accomplish goals
Capacity to help clients focus on the present, their place of power and action, rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future
Optimism and strong faith in client's ability to achieve and succeed
Offer wide range of current resources and perspectives based on my extensive experience in all aspects of career management
Bring sense of humor and lightness to process of change and transition
What is your coaching philosophy?
People are often discouraged from pursuing change or improvements in their lives because they judge themselves incapable or their dreams impossible and unattainable. What surprises people is that if they take small steps toward change, their lives unfold with richness, purpose and direction. I help people identify those initial steps and partner with them to create a framework of action to realize their goals and vision.
What types of people do you typically coach?
My expertise is assisting those who wish to enhance or change their careers. I help clients do critical foundational work of identifying their strengths, abilities and preferences. From this place of understanding, we explore strategies to obtain work that is a true fit and that is satisfying and fulfilling.
I typically coach people who are interested in exploring career change and those who are in the job search process. I have worked with people from all fields but specialize with those in I.T, creative, educational, social service and human resource fields. I support clients who approach life with a spiritual perspective.
What is your professional background?
As a career counselor, coach and consultant, Georgiana has extensive experience in career assessment, career development and all aspects of effective work search techniques. As a professional librarian, she developed expertise in accessing and delivering information. She has a diverse background in social services in the nonprofit sector, higher education and outplacement. With a personal interest in creativity, she often works with clients exploring the arts as a vocation or avocation.
Credentialed through Coach University.
National Certified Counselor
MA in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
MLS in Library Service from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ