About you and me

Most transition strategists will tell you how they hated their corporate job and had to find something meaningful so they left the soul-sucking grind to go out on their own.

I am here to tell you:

If starting your own business isn’t for you, it is possible to wake up every day and be excited about the work you do, even when you are employed by someone else. Most people just don’t know how to get there. That is where I can help.

About Amie Kelson

With a master’s degree in social work, I understand the things that get in our way when change is necessary. Couple that degree with an MBA and 20 + years of professional experience and it creates a unique perspective of how to help people learn, grow and develop within a business context.

I have spent most of my career leading teams in Training and Development where I have helped 1,000s of individuals learn the skills necessary to be successful in their current role, transition to new roles, and position themselves for continued growth.

YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE YOU UNDERSTAND

The path to a new and meaningful career is not instantly obtainable and it can be a little overwhelming.

You need more than a friendly ear to listen, or a set of critical eyes looking at a resume. You need structure, and a clear way forward. It is a process that requires self-reflection, a plan, and action. I believe that through a clear, systematic approach to career transition and planning, you can find joy and meaning in the work you do every day – and it all starts with a question – are you ready to find work you love?

"Amie recognized what I was truly passionate about, even when I did not."

Amie recognized what I was truly passionate about, even when I did not. She was able to show me alignment between my skills and a career path I had dismissed because of my lack of formal education on the topic. Amie showed me how to bridge from sales operations to instructional design, showing me that my willingness to help others and my problem solving was more organically linked to training. This shift has been immensely fulfilling, allowing me to illuminate learning and development to others in new ways. I feel braver and more confident in my abilities and am better able to trust my instincts because I am more closely aligned with my purpose."

- Jennifer B

"Because of Amie's guidance in navigating my career, I was promoted within 8 months of starting my new position."

About a year ago, I moved to a new city and decided to take on a new challenge with my career. My previous education and experiences were based solely in chemistry but I was interested in transitioning into a career in e-commerce merchandising. Amie helped me navigate the ropes and quickly changing environment to set myself up for success. She made me feel comfortable in an environment where I lacked business experience and was nervous that I would never catch up to my co-workers. My interactions with Amie instilled an invaluable confidence in myself and recommendations that will help me excel in the future. Because of Amie's guidance in navigating my career, I was promoted within 8 months of starting my new position. I am excelling in ways I never thought were possible.

- Natalie M

"Amie has helped me change my mindset about career planning"

Working with Amie helped me change my mindset about career planning and improve my results from my resume and interviews. Through a series of assessments I was able to define more clearly my natural ways of working and my preference for communication and interaction. The assistance I received on my resume resulted in a marked increase in responses from potential employers. Throughout the process, Amie helped, encouraged, and offered insight all while holding me accountable for the tasks I had agreed to complete. The result has been several great offers to choose from that are all excellent!

- Kathryn P

"Amie helped me create a better vision and keep me focused"

I have taken personality and career assessments before, but they seemed incomplete or narrow in their focus. "Do you enjoy health?...You should be a doctor or nurse". The career assessment results were extremely powerful. Amie's in-depth knowledge of how my whole-self can be manifested, lighted my understanding of my natural tendencies and how each tendency may play out in my career. Most importantly she taught me to utilize those tendencies to improve my overall job satisfaction. Amie helped me create a better vision and keep me focused.

- Katie H

"The biggest insight has been in helping me understand myself and what I am truly looking for in my career."

Amie has been a crucial part of my career development. Her perspective and advice of the hiring process including; how to navigate interviews, job selection, and weighing the benefits and drawbacks of different positions has been invaluable. The biggest insight has been in helping me understand myself and what I am truly looking for in my career. I would not be where I am in my career without her guidance. She will continue to be a part of my career path as I continue to grow and develop!”

- Josh K

"Amie's process is understanding innate tendencies and increasing self-awareness so natural strengths can be amplified."

Amie's process is understanding innate tendencies and increasing self-awareness so natural strengths can be amplified. In the short time since I started this journey, I have already gained insight about my strengths and natural inclinations that could lead to a more fulfilling career. Another benefit to this process is that it also provides insight that positively affects personal and family life."

- Jon H

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