Elise Ross, M.Ed, NCC, CCC, LPCC
Hey there! My name is Elise, and my passion is helping you find your truth and change the world through living your authentic purpose. My spirit of adventure and bright smile are two things that accompany me wherever I go, so as a career counselor, life coach, and individual therapist, you can expect my positivity and motivating energy to help you build the life you want!
While working with me, you can expect a fun and collaborative environment where we uncover and celebrate your talents, helping you feel at your best. I love being able to understand your perspective in order to provide insight and identify successful ways for you to accomplish your goals. I take care to listen deeply and with compassion because I value you feeling genuinely seen and heard while in session with me. And, I will always check in with you to ensure we’re on track with what you’re hoping to accomplish in our time together.
I've made much more progress than I expected; Not only with regards to finding a suitable academic path for myself but in other areas as well. Elise is so much more than just a career counselor. I can't think of anything I would have liked to be done differently.
Inspired, Strategic Career Counseling and Coaching
I believe that our careers impact every other aspect of our lives, so I use a big-picture view of who you are to create a concrete vision of who you are in your career. With me as your guide, we’ll tap into your subconscious hopes and dreams to bring those things into reality and help you feel whole.
In our work together, we’ll identify what aspect of career development you’d like to focus on through my three-step process of exploration, clarity, and action. This allows me to meet you exactly where you’re at, every step of the way!
As a career counselor, I am interested in hearing about your career story and how you’ve gotten to where you are currently. I will notice cycles or themes to help you reflect deeply and gain clarity, which allows us to create concrete goals for our work together that are specific to you.
We’ll work as a team to:
- Explore who you are and what you want
- Understand your skills, interests, strengths, and values through assessments and/or collaborative conversations
- Find clarity about your next steps by addressing barriers and obstacles
- Write a personal vision statement that aligns with your purpose and goals
- Create an action-oriented plan for your career development
- Break into a new industry or start an educational program
- Take action through strategizing how to go about your job search
- Make plans for networking and connecting with new contacts
- Review your application materials to get you to the interview
- Prepare you for interviews through a personal mock interview session
- Understand how to negotiate salaries
- Advocate for yourself if you’re in a toxic work environment
- Manage work-related stress or discuss work-life balance challenges
- Identify ways for you to use emotional intelligence strategies to be your best at work
- Address a career transition or position change so you can step into those spaces with confidence
- Learn how to communicate effectively at work (and in life!)
- And much, much more!
Our work together will focus on getting you career clarity. We’ll discuss how you want to leave your legacy in this world, how to successfully navigate through challenges with perseverance and strength, and how to flow with your career and life – rather than fight it.
You’re not alone in this work and I make it my mission to let you be the expert on your situations so we can get you the results you’re looking for. Let’s partner together to build your confidence to do what it is that you’ve always wanted to do!
I loved the assessments [Elise] sent me to help me receive a better understanding of my skills and strengths, and I appreciated that she asked me questions that made me dig deeper into myself.
Empowering Therapy and Life Coaching
I assist you by seeing and developing the strengths you innately have and by giving you the space to reflect deeply on who you are – and, most importantly, who you’re becoming. You will be able to share your story and process through your circumstances so we can work through the barriers that are holding you back. You’ll build your confidence and live the life you want to live.
I’ll help you get out of your comfort zone to experience what life has to offer and allow you to realize your potential, reflect on how you make sense of the world, and then bring those intersections together to identify your unique path and next steps.
I have experience working with clients experiencing anxiety and mild depression symptoms, processing through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those who are seeking personal growth. I am also passionate about understanding your identities and experiences to serve you with social justice in mind.
So, let’s work together to find your path to happiness in all areas of your life! We’ll get you into the flow of your life so your steps forward feel right and purposeful. Whether you’ve recently graduated, wanting to explore career options, find yourself satisfied in your current professional role but are wanting to create new strategies for success, or if you want to actualize your desires for personal growth, I’m here to sort through the details with you and provide creative approaches to follow your passion, make a plan, and overcome any obstacle that might present itself.
You have all the answers you need in this moment and we’ll access them together!
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University (CSU) in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration. My studies uncovered my passion for understanding how people relate to themselves and one another and how our personal and cultural narratives create our lived realities.
As a University Honors Scholar, I had the opportunity to write an undergraduate thesis where I focused on the power of inspiration by studying viral TED Talks. This project taught me how much I crave learning about the latest and greatest ideas from people spanning the globe and how using those insights truly inspires listeners to be their best and gain deeper insights into the collective genius of leading experts from around the world.
Upon graduating with my Bachelor’s degree, I knew my journey was only beginning. I started my Master’s program at CSU right away to focus my unique skills and interests into the field of counseling. I completed my Master of Education degree in Education and Human Resource Studies, specializing in Counseling and Career Development.
Throughout my own career journey, I have had the opportunity to work in both career counseling and exploratory academic advising to develop my niche of counseling and coaching combined with finding meaningful work and one’s purpose in the midst of transition and a changing world.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of all things Colorado. Being born and raised here is the biggest blessing for me and has developed my love for beautiful places and getting outdoors. I also have a travel bug – whether it be road trips or plane trips – and my bucket list includes visiting every National Park in the United States.
One of my past favorite jobs was as a barista at a co-working space and I am very proud of my skill in making latte art and designing chalkboard menus. I’ve also been a tour guide and bartender at a major brewery in Colorado. I’m currently starting a new adventure in homeownership with my husband and I’m a puppy mom to a chocolate lab named Rory!
I am available to meet with you via online video, or in-person at our DTC office location.
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Online Career Coach and Therapist, Elise Ross, M.Ed, NCC, CCC, LPCC discusses designing your life and a career you'll love even in the midst of a pandemic. Now is the time to discover what you truly want! Read more here…
If you've been feeling trapped lately, and like you don't know which way to turn — this episode of the podcast is for you. We're doing a deep dive into how to get mentally and emotionally unstuck with life and career coach Elise Ross. Listen for actionable advice and new ideas that will help you get unstuck and start moving forward again.