Coaching


We provide group coaching sessions to people who are in transition professionally, along with those who need a second chance. Individual coaching opportunities are also available to assist individuals with interview practice, resume review, career guidance, and more.

Our Coaches

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Sivivian Merrick

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Lois Jackson

Group Coaching Opportunities

Coaching services are currently free of charge and are offered online.

Second Chance Coaching

Building upon our extensive experience helping individuals with a criminal record, frequent job changes, or extended periods of unemployment due to substance use, our Second Chance Coaching Program is designed to help individuals secure stable employment and excel in the workforce. Our group coaching format allows individuals to connect and network with others, build community, and learn invaluable skills specific to their circumstance.  You can participate in one or all groups offered, so whether you are unemployed or currently employed, this program can help.
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How to Structure Your Job Search – (Focus, Tools, & Strategies)

Course Description: Do you feel overwhelmed searching for jobs online? Does it take too long to fill out every application? Are you loosing hope, and need strategies to make better use of your time? This session will help you stay energized in your job search, learn best practices for maximizing your time, and receive strategies on how to work smarter and not harder.
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Understanding and Working With Barriers

Course Description: Are you frustrated every time you mark “yes” for having a criminal background, or having a difficult time explaining frequent job changes and gaps in your employment? Learn how to address these challenges, and innovative strategies to overcome personal barriers to securing employment.
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Confidence: My plan failed. Now what?

Course Description: Have you heard the word “No” more than you can take? Are you discouraged and having difficulty regaining your confidence to pursue your dreams? Confidence coaching is for you! During this session, learn how to improve your mental stamina to push through any failed plan, and regain the confidence needed to follow your dreams.
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Interview Preparation

Course Description: You were just selected for an interview, now what? If you are nervous, anxious, scared, or all of the above about your next interview – this session is a must. You will learn how to “sell yourself” to any potential employer, answer tough questions, and close the deal in order to get your next job!
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Job Etiquette (Before you Land the Job)

Course Description: Have you ever been written up or fired from a job? Have you struggled to get along with a co-worker or boss? This session will provide insights on challenging workplace scenarios, strategies to improve your habits at work, and general best practices to help you thrive.
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Transitional Paths (Industry Change)

Course Description: Are you currently employed, but not at your dream job? Do not wait until your job becomes unbearable, start the planning process now. This session will help you research future industries, identify, and fill experience/skills gaps, and leverage marketplace mentors.

Transition Coaching

The Transition Coaching Program is designed for individuals who are transitioning professionally, either because of a recent lay off, corporate downsizing, career change, or extended time away from the workforce. This program is intended to help those who have professional experience and are not limited in the marketplace because of concerns related to their criminal background. You can participate in any group session offered by simply registering for any of the classes below.
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How to Structure Your Job Search

Course Description: Are you finding yourself in job search for the first time in a long time? If you are feeling overwhelmed by job boards, using LinkedIn, and networking with everyone you know – this session is for you. In this session, we will help you devise a strategic plan, and leverage these resources to your advantage.
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Understanding your Industry Trends

Course Description: People will spend 30+ years of their lives working, but with constant changes in every market, staying ahead of the curve is an absolute must in order to stay competitive. This session will help you anticipate what those changes are, and best practices for researching these changes, and adjusting to market shifts.
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Becoming a Learner after Mastering your Former Industry

Course Description: Many people achieve great success in one profession but have difficulty with the idea of learning a new industry. Unfortunately, this leads to “imposter syndrome” and can prohibit many of us from transitioning successfully. This session will help individuals gain the confidence they need to adapt, enhance their knowledge on available resources, and overcome mental barriers related to “starting over”.
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Multi-Generational Workplace

Course Description: Finding yourself frustrated by your older/younger coworkers? Have you ever thought “I have t-shirts older than ‘this kid’ your boss?” According to Gallup research, there is approximately 4 generations in the current workforce. With baby-boomers extending their working years, and Generation Z entering the workforce, being in a multi-generational workforce is inevitable. This coaching session takes a strength-based approach in understanding the “culture” of each generation, and how one can use that knowledge to leverage meaningful collaboration across generations.
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Marketing Your Brand as a Subject Matter Expert

Course Description: In this tech-savvy job market, it is very likely that you will be researched and assessed based on your online presence. As a result, it is imperative that you deliver consistent messaging, and market yourself in a way that stands out. of who you are across multiple platforms. In this coaching session, you will learn how storytelling can help you to define and refine your brand and establish yourself as a subject matter expert to attract top companies.
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Using and Building your Network (Keys to the Hidden Job Market)

Course Description: Is the phrase “it’s not what you know, but who you know” a myth? According to research, 60-80% of jobs are found through networking, and not on job boards. With that in mind, why do so many people spend countless hours on job boards? This coaching session helps you break the habit of surfing job boards, and strategies to leverage your personal and professional network.
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