Hi! I'm Miranda.

 
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I'm a career coach who helps women find more meaningful, fulfilling work.

I work with experienced professionals who are great at their job, but it doesn't feel right anymore. Something has shifted, and they're ready to make a change. I help them with every step, from figuring out the best jobs for their skills to standing out in the interview, so they feel confident and ready to land a role they'll love.

You're ready to make a career change. 

You’re smart, thoughtful, and you know you have a lot to offer - even if it's easy to forget when browsing job postings!

You've got a minimum of five years of work experience, and you're looking for more meaningful work. (Many of my clients have 15+ years of work experience, so rest assured that you're in good company if that's the case for you.)  

You want to find a role where you can make an impact. You're excited to learn new things, and eager to find a workplace that values and appreciates the experience you bring.  

You want to be intentional and feel more clear and confident that you're on the "right" track. And you’re not sure where to start.

I'm here to help!

My mission is to help women land roles they'll love. I firmly believe that when your job lets you use your skills, gifts, and talents you're happier at work. Makes sense, right? Instead of feeling drained and burned out, you leave work feeling energized most days. And that can have a positive ripple effect throughout your whole life.

The women I work with are thoughtful, reflective, and ready to take action. They don't want to waste time, and they appreciate the strategies, resources, and accountability that working with a career coach provides. 

My career path helps me think like an employer and a career coach.

Early in my career, I worked as a Human Resources Manager. My favorite part of my job was helping people grow and develop in their careers - being a part of promoting someone to a new opportunity within the company was a fantastic feeling!

I also assessed hiring needs, posted jobs, reviewed resumes, conducted interviews, and made employment offers. Because of this experience, and a couple of other roles where I had hiring responsibilities, I learned what it takes to stand out in the job market.

Additionally, I've got a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Personnel and focused my graduate work in career counseling.  I learned how to ask great questions, listen deeply, and help clients build momentum. I also gained an in-depth knowledge of career development theory, and I'm qualified to deliver career assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Plus I've got over six years of experience working as a career counselor/coach in higher education. I've provided career coaching to over 1,000 clients; most were working adults with over 15 years of professional experience.

I draw from these experience to help my clients clarify their career goals, create a strong resume that catches employers' attention, learn how to uncover the hidden job market, know how to ace their interview, and more.

I knew it was time to start my career coaching practice.

For years, I'd meet up with friends or acquaintances on the weekend to help them transition to a new career. I loved it, and it planted a seed that maybe someday I'd like to have my own career coaching practice. 

Then I experienced some health changes. I was diagnosed with a chronic, neurological disease and knew it was time to make some significant changes in my life. I had a long history of putting all my energy into my work and burning out, and I wanted to put my health first and manage my schedule and stress levels in a new way. I decided to leave my full-time role, which was easier said than done. I loved the organization I was working for, and it was hard to leave my network of colleagues - many of whom had become dear friends or mentors.

I had the opportunity to do some part-time career coaching work for my former employer while I sorted through big questions and figured out what was next for my career. I tuned into what I enjoyed most about work and kept coming back to career coaching. I also loved writing and creating tools and resources.

I couldn't ignore the whispers that now was the time to give it a go, and I started to work with a few private clients. I thought of it as an experiment, and it validated my hunch that this was a great fit. My clients enjoyed the process and got results, and I loved helping them!

I made the leap and launched my career coaching practice, and today I get to help amazing women find more meaningful, fulling work. 

I'd love to hear from you!

Interested in learning more about how I can help you with your career needs? I'd love to connect. Visit Work With Me or email me at miranda@mjcareercoach.com and I'll be in touch. 

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