1:1 CAREER CONFIDENCE COACHING
What if you could finally stop letting your self-doubt hold you back from living up to your career potential?
I SEE YOU
Longing for a fulfilling career. Your career is great by most people’s standards but you know you can achieve so much more. You are working in a comfortable job, but you know deep down inside you are not living up to your potential…and this feeling won’t go away. Everyone tells you to have potential, but you’re completely lost on how and where to start.
Procrastinating to avoid the pain. You know you are not living up to your potential, but you are scared to take the next step. What if you try and fail? You avoid your job search or going for a promotion because you have tried before and didn’t get the results you wanted and are not avoiding ever feeling that way again So you are staying at your current job where you can do the tasks well even though you know it’s not enough.
Paralyzed by self-doubt. You are smart and ambitious but your doubts feel so real. You see other people’s success and think “there must be something different or special about them.” You discount your achievements and are unsure if you could ever have a career like the ones you see on LinkedIn. You are scared to try, but you are also scared of being called out as a fraud or impostor for achieving that position, so you keep yourself and your voice small.
Completely overwhelmed. You are a people pleaser and say “yes” to as many people as possible because you love to help. You put yourself and your career last and feel guilty at even the thought of working on your career and dreams as a priority.
Feeling guilty for not being more grateful. Your career is fine. Your life is fine. You are scared to ask for more because most people would be extremely grateful to be in your situation. But you know there’s more to life…you want to contribute more, give more, and share your skills to make the world a better place, but you just don’t know how to make it happen.
I SEE YOU BECAUSE I WAS YOU.
IT'S POSSIBLE. I'M PROOF OF IT.
Hi! My name is Kimberly and I am a career coach specializing in helping women in the public sector break out of their impostor syndrome to go for careers they feel “unqualified for” and live up to their career potential.
For years, I was the assistant, the helper, the one stuck in administration jobs where other people got credit for my work. I knew I was meant for more in my career, but I didn’t know how to get there.
I went to one of the top schools in Canada (top 50 in the world), won scholarships, and always got good grades in school, but I still never felt “good enough.”
After graduation, I worked for a number of different organizations in the public and private sectors. I’ve always been ambitious so I quickly hit a plateau.
Every time I applied to a higher-level role, I was met with silent rejection. I seemed to only ever move laterally in my career.
I knew I could have stayed content with my comfortable, well-paid, assistant jobs, but I knew I wasn’t living up to my career potential.
I saw people in my career that had barely moved up….in decades. I didn’t want that to be me. So every year that I spent at another unfulfilling job, I would explore options on how I could advance myself.
I thought about going back for my Masters A LOT. But I had a mortgage and couldn’t justify the time and money. I also didn’t love anything enough to do a whole thesis on it and refused to use school at time killer.
I tried just accepting my place in life. I tried to tell myself that I wasn’t one of those truly successful people and that I live a good life. I should be grateful for what I have.
I tried to bury that feeling of knowing I was meant for more
….but it would never go away.
Until I addressed the thing that had been holding me back this whole time: myself.
I’ve always had the skills to be successful in my career, but I could never rid myself of the self-doubt and that rippled into the way I marketed myself.
The truth is that every time I applied for a higher-level role, I didn’t actually believe I deserved to be in that. type of position. I wasn’t actually good enough. And that self-doubt showed in my resume, in my work, in my interviews, and in all aspects of my career.
I was paralyzed by my impostor syndrome, even when I was promoted.
After working on my self-doubt and mindset, I was able to confidently create a marketable personal brand to attract my dream career.
I now work in my dream career in procurement and love my job and my team. More importantly, I love the version of myself in this career.
Does this path sound like you? Because if I could change it so can you! I know help women break free of impostor syndrome to create a fulfilling career and live up to their career potential. Here’s what working with me is like…
THIS IS HOW MY CLIENTS FELT PRIOR TO WORKING WITH ME..
I was facing challenges in marketing myself well and figuring out how to position my personal brand. I was also experiencing a lot of imposter syndrome and feelings of self-doubt after a negative experience at my last job which forced me to resign. I didn’t know if the career moves I was making were right for me, and why I kept landing in jobs doing tasks that I didn’t want to be doing – International Development Practitioner.
I wanted to break out from my admin and entry-level roles, but I was struggling with confidence issues regarding my work experience and skills. I had been working on the admin side of my job for the past 2 years and I felt small. I was too intimidated to try to apply to higher-level roles. – Yliza, Non Profit Data Analyst
I felt stuck in a toxic work environment and uninspired by my work. My resume hadn’t been updated in over 10 years and I was looking for help to improve it to enter the field of e-learning. I want to be in e-learning, but I was applying to lateral job positions with the hope of eventually getting into my dream career. – Barbara, Training Consultant
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED AFTER...
true career confidence
Working with Kim is the best thing that ever happened in my career. I walked into the coaching session with little to no confidence and walked out knowing my worth as a working professional. I now know I am capable of the tasks given to me because of the passion I have for my work. I always strive to go for the extra mile, but I didn’t seem to be going anywhere in my career. After working with Kim, I no longer feel insecure when applying to higher-level roles or guilty about putting my career first. We went through my work experience and skills and pulled out achievements and success stories that proved to employers (and more importantly, to me) that I am capable and worthy of the roles I am seeking.
– YLIZA, NON PROFIT DATA ANALYST
from stuck to
dream career path.
Kim has the heart of a teacher and the passion of a drill sergeant. I truly felt heard and understood after every coaching session. Her assignments were straightforward and simple, yet I found myself reflecting deeply and they seeped beyond my work life. Working with Kim has truly been transformational. She has helped me see my strengths and the value I bring to work and as a spouse and mother. Before working with Kim, my career was in a directional beeline going nowhere and my career had not advanced in the last 5 years. With Kim’s help, I feel like I’m getting directly from Point A to Point B without the pit stops.
– BARBARA, TRAINING CONSULTANT
FROM OVERWHELMED TO
BALANCE + CONFIDENCE
Kimberly is a great listener! I loved her ability to patiently and intuitively understand where I was coming from, and why I did the things I did. It felt very reassuring to know she was not judging me for past failures or mistakes but that she understood that my altruistic nature led me to make decisions that were in the best interests of other people, and not my own. She unapologetically told me I had to put my needs first and that boosted my morale and self-confidence in tackling difficult decisions that lie ahead.
My time with Kim was really worthwhile – I learned a lot about myself, my unique skills and talents and underlying motivators, and now have a roadmap tailored to my goals and aspirations to work in sustainable agriculture development. I really appreciate the time and the effort Kim put into making me feel heard, respected and valued. Working with Kim has given me the confidence to tackle issues head-on and take care of my own needs.
– INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER
ARE YOU TIRED OF LETTING YOUR SELF STOP YOURSELF FROM A SUCCESSFUL CAREER?
INTRODUCING THE CAREER CONFIDENCE
1:1 COACHING PROGRAM
Designed to take the overwhelm out of career planning, this is a customized career program to help you learn how to overcome self-doubt, create a marketable personal brand, and create a roadmap on how to reach your dream career.
Every program is 100% CUSTOMIZED TO EACH CLIENT. Every client comes with different needs, a different work history, and different personality type. This program will help you break free of your self-doubt and learn how to confidently break into your next career. The best part? This process is repeatable.
I would be lying if I said this program would allow you to defeat impostor syndrome and self-doubt completely. The truth is, self-doubt will never go away. It’s there to protect us because it wants us to stay in comfortable careers. However this program will teach you how to overcome self-doubt in your current career; it is a repeatable process that you can utilize again when you hit the next level of self-doubt in your career 5, 10, 20 years down the road.
THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN MY SIGNATURE PROMOTE YOURSELF FRAMEWORK:
IMPOSTOR SYNDROME + CAREER CONFIDENCE
Perfectionism, impostor syndrome, and self doubt stops so many smart and ambitious women from reaching their career potential. The worst part is most of the time it's done self-consciously. In the first phase, we will be getting deep about you! I will be providing a career assessment and we will tackle the mindset behind a successful career.
REVERSE ENGINEERING YOUR CAREER SUCCESS In this phase, I will coach you my signature methodology on how to reverse engineer your success and how to create the ideal candidate profile to attract and market yourself for your dream career.! This is a proven method I have used for myself and clients for YEARS.
CRAFTING YOUR CAREER STORY Storytelling is the essence of creating a personal brand. In this module we will be tapping into your career story and what makes you unique. We will be drawing on past experiences (so now you do not have to get a Master's to be qualified for a job).
YOUR MARKETABLE PERSONAL BRAND Personal Branding isn't enough. It has to be marketable! In this section, I will be providing an assessment of your current Resume, LinkedIn, and Cover Letter and be providing you with new materials at the end of the program!
AND MUCH MORE!
NETWORKING, INTERVIEWS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS MATRIX, AND MORE! Every program is designed specifically for each client. During our consultation call, we will discuss YOUR NEEDS and the program will be designed specifically for you. New job? We'll focus on your job search. Office politics? Bad manager? We'll get to the root of your self doubt and stop letting you hold yourself back!
Here’s just some of what you’ll get in this 10 week program:
– 8 X 60 MINUTE 1:1 COACHING CALLS ($997 VALUE)
-24/5 ACCESS TO ME ($497 VALUE)
– A CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM FILLED WITH COURSE material, WORKBOOKS, AND PERSONALIZED VIDEO TRAININGS ($997 VALUE)
– A NEW RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND LINKEDIN PROFILE ($497 VALUE)
– CAREER TOOLKIT – A CAREER ROAD MAP, ACCOMPLISHMENTS MATRIX ($497 value)
– AND MUCH MORE!
How much time will this take?
This program is designed to produce the most results in the least amount of time which in my experience is 10 weeks.
While this program is 100% designed for 9-5ers, my clients are really hard working. They see transformational results because they put in transformational efforts. I will provide you will all the resources and be there side by side to address the impostor syndrome, procrastination, and self-doubt holding you back.
CAN'T I DO THIS ON MY OWN?
Resume and job search-wise, yes! And I have so many resources to help on the blog and podcast! However, most of the time, it’s not the tangible things that are holding us back, it’s the execution. The truth is, everything tangible career wise (like resumes, cover letters, etc) are online: You can Google all of this stuff. However it can be overwhelming to follow everyone random stranger’s advice. Personally, I found it extremely time consuming; when we work together, you are fast tracking the success because you filter through all the unimportant stuff and focus on what is TRULY a needle mover in your career. You could spend hours (I have!) looking into if you need a 1 or 2 page resume or what the ATS is and how to beat it. Not only will I be providing you the resources on that, but I’m going to be helping you concentrate on the mindset behind a career that will ACTUALLY MOVE IT FORWARD. No more procrasti-learning.
The great thing about this process is it IS REPEATABLE. Impostor syndrome will never completely go away in your career. But with these tools will help you address it AT EVERY STAGE. Right now it may be going for a higher level job, one day it may be a manager, a director, etc. I will coach you through how to address impostor syndrome and my signature methodology on how to get jobs you feel unqualified for at this stage of your career and for your future careers so this investment will also be for the future version of yourself.
What if I can’t afford the investment?
This is an investment in your current and future version of yourself. I have spent thousands in investing in myself and the one thing I wished I had done, is that I would have done it sooner.
Time is the one thing we can’t buyback. I spent years holding myself back because I thought I could do everything myself.
Something that helps me determines if an investment is right for me is how it will benefit the future version of myself and remembering my past investments like school.
How much did you invest in your education? In my case, I spent money on classes where I learned things NOT AT ALL applicable to my life (and most of which I’ve forgotten).
One of the best investments I did make though was in my co-op program where I spent over $1000 for workshops (not 1:1 coaching). This gave me a huge advantage after graduation and now I think of investments in my career in the same way. Sure, I could probably get to my dream position or advance in 5-10 years. But why wait that long?
This is an investment into the future version of yourself. However, if you are not in the place for this investment, please check out my blog, podcast and sign up for my newsletter where I share lots of valuable information!
DO YOU PROVIDE ONE-OFF SERVICES?
I used to be a resume writer! However, I no longer provide one-off services because they do not allow true transformation in clients.
Yes, I can write a resume that gets you hired, but without the right mindset, your self-doubt will ripple into your interview and job. I find zero satisfaction in helping you get a job that you will be unhappy or unfulfilled in (even if you wanted to pay me for it). I do not let any of my clients apply to safe, comfortable, lateral jobs. You are worth and capable of so much more.
In this program, I will teach you how to market yourself, and coach you through the procrastination and self-doubt holding you back!
What kind of clients do you work with? Do you only work with public sector clients?
My clients are usually mid-20s to late 30s (gen Z & millennials!).
The one thing all of my clients have in common is that they want to make the world a better place and value meaningful work and giving back to the community. While most of my clients tend to be in the public sector, I will also accept clients who work in other industries but if you are looking to work in a job solely for the title or salary then I am not the coach for you. There is no “get-rich-quick” career scheme here to manipulate yourself into a career that looks good on LinkedIn, but is not aligned with you.
I feel very strongly about this. I have worked in careers that looked good on the outside when I was miserable on the inside and I cannot in good conscience help someone get into an unfulfilling career. During our time together we will be breaking down what a fulfilling career means to you (spoiler: it’s different for everyone) and pursue it unapologetically while maintaining work-life balance.
DO I NEED A CAREER COACH, CAREER COUNSELLOR OR RESUME WRITER?
On paper, these may all look like the same thing but here is what you need at each stage of your career.
Resume Writer – I used to be one! This is for anyone ONLY looking for a job – not a fulfilling job or a dream job, just a job. As a previous resume writer, resumes are extremely limited. Even if you get an interview, it is very obvious if you did not write the resume because you won’t be able to communicate your experience effectively. Using one-off services gives quick wins, but ultimately it means you will need to keep going back to these services forever.
Career Counsellor – This is great if you don’t know what to do! Career counselling allows you to explore different options but does not have the accountability piece. Career counselling is also limited because it does not address the mindset behind your career.
Career Coach – A career coach is both a resume writer and a career counsellor! More than that, coaching deeps dive into your story, why, and keeps you accountable.
WHY IS THERE AN APPLICATION?
Due to the limited number of spots available, I will only be accepting clients if we are the right fit!
I don’t want you to invest in something that is not right for you or me. My 1:1 clients are very personal, I’ve had people cry on the calls and it’s an extremely vulnerable experience to open up to someone.
I want you to be 100% comfortable.
WHY I STARTED COACHING
I used to be the girl who complained to EVERYONE about her career and never did anything to change it. What’s worst is that I used to complain and whine about the same things in my job over and over again.
Now I am so happy in my career that it has rippled into other parts of my life. I used to be so overwhelmed and stressed from my meaningless jobs that I would immediately have to numb the feeling when I got home with Netflix, YouTube, or sleep. Now I have the time to create Millennial Life Admin – a career and money platform that teaches women how to meaningfully make and manage money.
I still work full-time, but I also share weekly tips on my Instagram, blog and podcast because I’m not exhausted and stressed every single day. I now coach ambitious women to do the same because if I could it, so can you.
There’s’ so much more to life than this, let’s get there together.