Denver Career Counseling
Discover Your Passion. Build Your Skills. Live Your Dream.
Denver Career Counseling:
Let’s Get To Work.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Career counseling is for people on the path of self-discovery, as well as those who are seeking to achieve at the highest level of their potential.
What has brought you to explore career counseling? Maybe you know what you want to do, but need support in getting from where you are now to where you’d like to be. Maybe you have only a vague sense of what you want to be doing — just know for sure that you don’t like the career you currently have. Or maybe you find yourself hitting an inner wall that keeps you from advancing in your career. Perhaps you are great at what you do, but are struggling with your professional relationships.
Our expert career counselors can help you with all of the above, and much more.
Our clients come to us for career counseling at many different points on their path to success. The best place to start is exactly where you are right now, because the changes you make today will bloom into the life you’ll have in the future.
Effective, thoughtful career counseling provides you with clarity and direction about the specific actions to take today, that will help you create the successful (and satisfying) future you desire.
Discover Your Passion. Live Your Dream.
Our expert Career Counseling helps you:
- Get clear about your personal values, your passion, and your life dreams.
- Identify your personality, strengths, and opportunities for growth through a variety of aptitude and interest inventories (including the Myers-Briggs) and self discovery exercises.
- Identify what career you’re most compatible with — and create an actionable plan for creating it.
- Discover, and overcome the internal and external obstacles that have been holding you back.
- Shore up your “success skills” like resume writing, interviewing, personal productivity, time-management, communication, stress-management and team-building,
Meet Our Expert Career Coaches
Natalie Gail Sanchez, M.A., LPC, GCDF
Career Coach | Life Coach | Emotional Intelligence Coach | Organizational Coach | Therapist
Natalie is a GCDF-certified career coach with over twenty years of experience in helping individuals find their calling, develop themselves personally and professionally, and helping organizations flourish.
She has a warm, personable style, and a knack for helping her clients dig deeper in order to grow, meaningfully.
She is educated in the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence frameworks (Emotions Matter/RULER/Mood Meter) and can help you gain the emotional self-awareness, regulation skills, and social influence that is so critical to your success.
Natalie is an expert in over 15 career technologies, labor market trends, resume writing, networking and interviewing, among other things. In order to help you get insight into your strengths and abilities, she may utilize numerous formal and informal career and aptitude assessments including personality tests, the Self-Directed Search (Holland), work values exploration, the Strong Interest Inventory, and more.
If you're an entrepreur, Natalie can help you develop a successful business plan, company culture, and organizational strategy.
Most importantly, largely due to her background as a therapist and life coach, Natalie knows what questions to ask to help YOU uncover your strengths, your growth opportunities, and your most cherished goals.
Then, she can help you attain them.
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."
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.
Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC
Dr. Kristi Helvig is both a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Life Coach with over fifteen years of experience in helping her clients get real results and lasting change through strategic Love, Life and Career Coaching. Dr. Helvig's passion is Career Coaching, and Executive Coaching. She loves helping her clients discover their professional passion, and can help you live your dream too. Whether you're starting your own business, changing careers, or looking to achieve at a higher level she can help you move forward with confidence.
Dr. Helvig often works with businesses to help their teams thrive together, and she can help you flourish in your job -- or transition out. She can help you have better relationships with your co-workers, manage office politics, and deal with work related stress. She offers Myers Briggs personality testing to help you get clarity about your strengths, and career interest inventories to help you get direction. Most importantly, she'll help you take what you've learned and create an actionable plan that will help you make things happen in your life. She is here to give you clarity, direction, and the concrete skills and strategies that will move you forward. [Listen: "I Hate My Job. Now What?"]
In addition to career and executive coaching she is a personal productivity coach who can help you achieve at your highest potential. Whether your working on your resume, interview skills, or just figuring out what you want to be when you grow up, she can help you "climb your mountain" by breaking your goals down into small, attainable steps. She will be your cheerleader, accountability partner and coach -- motivating you to take life-changing action. Learn more about Dr. Helvig.
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.
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.
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.
Just knowing that you were going to ask me about my homework made me do it. I did things with you that I couldn’t do on my own.
WEEKS after seeing Dr Bobby I achieved my goal of finding a career that suits me perfectly. I’m still in disbelief of how quickly it all happened.
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