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Create The Success You Deserve


Live Your Dream


Design Your Life

Career Counseling | Executive Coaching | Business Coaching

DTC • Greenwood Village • Centennial • Parker • Aurora • Online Internationally

Because you want more out of life…

You’re not going to settle for less in your career, either. Our clients are innovators, executives, and successful professionals who want to achieve at the highest level possible. We offer a powerful, meaningful approach to career, executive and business coaching that helps you get real results and lasting change.

Career Coaching: A Roadmap For Change

If you’re wanting to make a much needed change in your career (or are one of our beloved millennials, just back from Thailand and wondering what to do next) our strategic career coaching can help you get clarity and direction about your next steps.

Our work together will start with an assessment. Through a combination of interviewing, personality, and aptitude testing we’ll help you get clear about your strengths and your growth opportunities. Then, with your goals firmly in mind, we’ll help you design an effective plan to overcome obstacles, practice new skills and strategies, and take the positive action that will move you forward.

Whether the work ahead involves researching possible professions, practicing interviewing skills, resume writing, networking, making big decisions about going back to school or relocating, or simply deciding what you want to be when you grow up (even if you’re approaching retirement!)… we’re here to help.

Executive Coaching: Growing as a Leader

We support extremely successful achievers. We work with many executives and professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level. There is a reason why so many successful people seek us out: As you advance in your career, take on additional responsibilities, and become a manager and leader you will always encounter new challenges.

Successful, proactive professionals believe in education, and tend to view new challenges as an opportunity for new growth. By using “problems” as “information” about what to improve, you can expand your skill set, become more competent, more effective, and more balanced in both your professional and personal roles.

First we’ll work with you to identify your strengths, and also your current growth opportunities. Once we have a clear understanding of your situation, we can work with you to craft a tailored action plan for positive change. Depending on your needs we may work together around time management, personal productivity, work / life balance, leadership, team-building, communication, management skills, emotional intelligence, tricky office politics, managing stress and burnout, or challenging work relationships.

Business Coaching: Making Your Dreams a Reality

Building a successful business is one of the most challenging things you can do, and entrepreneurs are a special breed. Whether you’re the founder of an international corporation, running a family business, or launching a start up, you are under a unique set of stressors and responsibilities. When everyone is looking to you for answers, we’re here to help you find them.

If you are preparing to start a business we can work with you as you plan your strategy. Business planning, research, identification of goals, the impact on your family, financial realities, and action steps will all be addressed. By working with a motivating, accountability coach you’ll get traction on your ideas and start making your dreams your reality.

If you’re like many of our clients already heading a successful operation, we can help you lead your business into growth and prosperity. We’ll work with you to refine your vision, identify opportunities, build your team, and create a culture of profitability and success. Furthermore, we can help you cultivate healthy work / life balance and, if the time is right, even plan your victorious exit strategy.

Our Approach To Career, Business & Executive Coaching


We harness your strengths, and help you take advantage of opportunities. By focusing on what works, we help you build your clarity, your confidence, your skill-set, and your personal power.


Because everyone on our career and executive coaching team is also trained as a therapist, we can help you go deeper. We help you identify old patterns, and increase your self awareness.


Effective coaching is all about taking positive action. When the time is right for you to make changes, you’ll leave your coaching sessions with valuable new ideas, homework assignments, and actionable advice.


The future of your career to risk on anything but the best. Our experts only use evidence based coaching strategies that have been proven by research to get results, such as CBT techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Coaching.

Best Yet? We’re Easy To Work With.

 We’re Convenient

  • Day, evening & weekend appointments.
  • Our DTC office is convenient to Greenwood Village, Centennial, Parker, Aurora, & Englewood.
  • We have additional locations in Denver (Cherry Creek) & Broomfield.
  • Travel? Kids? We offer online career & executive coaching too.
  • Easy online scheduling, or call our 24/7 receptionist for live help.

We’re Affordable

  • Our effective approach gets you results in fewer sessions
  • Our rates are reasonable, and we have sliding scale options
  • If appropriate, we can help you use your insurance
  • We can accept payments from FHSAs

Meet Our Expert Career Coaches

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Teena Evert, M.A., LMFT, LAC, CCTC


Career Coach | Life Coach | Therapist




Teena is a Certified Career Transition Coach and Certified Life Coach, as well as a licensed therapist with over fifteen years of experience in helping people create positive change in their lives. She specializes in career coaching, and helping her clients identify and excel in their professional lives. She has a warm, powerful style, and a knack for helping her clients dig deeper in order to uncover their core values, dreams, and opportunities to develop themselves both personally and professionally. She can help you identify your life’s purpose and ideal career, discover untapped strengths, develop your interpersonal skills, and overcome both inner and external obstacles in order to create an authentically satisfying life and career.

Teena also has expertise in helping you create a deliberate, thoughtful strategy that will take you step by step towards success. She can help you not just discover your ideal career, but land the job. She can help you with resume polishing, interviewing skills, and career development opportunities. Most importantly, she can assist you with a wide variety of both professional and personal issues including professional relationships, leadership skills, positive communication strategies and interpersonal sills, productivity, stress management, self-care, and work-life balance.

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Nicholas Manning, MBA

Career Coach | Life Coach | Leadership Coach

"I’m Nicholas Manning, MBA, an Executive, Leadership & Career Coach. I have provided career direction for professionals for over 10 years, and I am a certified life and career coach. My academic and professional experience has provided me with a strong understanding of how operational effectiveness intersects with organizational psychology.

My mission at Growing Self is to support professionals, budding leaders, and executives to achieve at the highest level of their potential in the workplace. To reach any objective, I believe in finding the most efficient road while creating changes that will last. My clients experience great strides in self-awareness, motivation, professional and leadership skills, productivity, time management, self-care and goal achievement.

My coaching clients include individuals who are just starting their professional careers to business owners, to executives in multi-million dollar companies. Regardless of the starting point, I truly enjoy supporting my clients through each step of their professional journey. I cannot wait to help you find purpose, create momentum and achieve success."

Denver Career Coach, Denver Executive Coach, Online Career Coaching, Sports Psychology Coaching

Markie Keelan, M. A., LPC

Career Coach | Life Coach | Therapist

Markie Keelan is a dynamic Therapist, Life Coach and Career Coach with years of experience in helping people all over the world achieve at their highest potential. She is an accomplished Career Coach who has helped many people identify their strengths, their talents, their passions, and their opportunities.  Markie especially enjoys working with millennials, and early-career professionals looking to make their mark in the world.

In addition to her strong background in Career Coaching, Markie is a Therapist and Life Coach who can help you perform at the top of your game - even under stressful, high stakes circumstances - in order to attain your personal and professional goals. If you're looking for increased life satisfaction or would like to advance professionally, she's ready to help you find you passion and start living your dream.

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Tania Chikhani, M.A., CPC


Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach | Executive and Leadership Coach | Career Coach | Life Coach | Therapist



Tania is a therapist, relationship counselor, career coach and certified executive coach who specializes in helping her clients achieve transformation in their lives both personally and professionally.  She is of great help to busy professionals on a quest to have it all: life satisfaction, a meaningful career, sane work / life balance, and healthy relationships.

Before pursuing her second career as a counselor and coach, Tania obtained and MBA and spent years in the international corporate world working closely with teams to improve communication, increase productivity, and help them achieve milestones and goals. She uses her unique blend of insight into workplace systems to help you get ahead.

Tania can help you get clarity about who you are and what you need to achieve your fullest potential as a leader, a professional, and as a person. She'll arm you with skills and strategies to manage your time and energy, uncover your talents and resources, change your attitude and behaviors, and create a life and career that energizes and excites you. She is fluent in English and Arabic, and conversational in French.

Career and Executive Coach

Linda Pounds, M.A., LMFT

Executive and Leadership Coach, Emotional Intelligence Coach

Linda Pounds is an executive coach and leadership coach who has coached across all levels of management in organizations for the past 15 years. She particularly enjoys coaching with individual leaders and leadership teams, helping them to close the gap between where they are now and where they would like to be.  Her specific interest, experience and certification in coaching is emotional intelligence —  a key driver of success in the workplace. She helps her executive coaching clients to find a better understanding of themselves and improved ways to manage themselves during challenging times in their careers.  If she's assisting you as an executive coach, you can work together toward your goals in respectful, encouraging coaching sessions that will improve your relationships at work, help you to better manage conflict at work and have greater life satisfaction.

Beyond her private executive coaching and leadership coaching services, she is also certified in the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory and coaching model (ESCI). The ESCI is a tool used by many top executives and organizations to measure social and emotional intelligence in different areas (Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, and Relationship Management) in individuals and teams. This tool allows her to provide you with a wealth of information about how you motivate yourself and others, how to lead through challenging times, and how to function at the highest level of your potential. [Read: How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence.]

In addition to her specialty in leadership coaching and executive coaching, Linda is a highly experienced therapist and marriage and family therapist. She can help you create meaning and balance in all domains of your life, and improve your relationships both personally as well as professionally.

Linda is available to meet with you on at our Denver / Cherry Creek and Broomfield, CO office locations as well as across the US and Internationally through online video.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With an Expert Career Coach

You can meet with one of our thoughtful, effective career coaches to talk about your hopes and goals for your career and see if they feel like a good fit. We can meet with you in person at our Denver (Cherry Creek), Denver Tech Center, Broomfield, or Fort Collins office locations, or through convenient online video.

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