Spark a Career Counseling + Coaching

Career guidance for creative and mission-driven professionals.
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Great news! I received my first COVID vaccination shot last week and am scheduled to receive my second shot on April 14, 2021. Will offer Zoom sessions indefinitely but also resume in-person sessions (outside with COVID-safe precautions) beginning in May. Feel free to book a free 30-minute phone ...

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7 Tips for Zoom Job Interviews (and Other Stressful Video Calls)

As if job interviews weren’t nerve-wracking enough, there is now the added layer of “performing” onscreen thrown into the mix. Below are just a few tips to make sure you can use technology to your best advantage and make it an asse...

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Augmenting Your Resume for Online Collaboration and Remote Work

Suddenly, last spring, COVID-19 thrust many of us into the position of working remotely and our ability to continue to be productive depended on our ability to quickly adopt skills in mastering online collaboration tools. Most of us...

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As we navigate this challenging COVID pandemic, I am offering services mainly over Zoom but can also meet in person outside with precautions at my office. I have an outdoor courtyard with chairs, a table, and even WiFi. As we move into the fall months, I will be conducting these outdoor sessions ...

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Gift Certificates Available

Oct 2, 2020 – Mar 31, 2021

If you have a friend or loved one in career flux, you can purchase a gift certificate to cover individual sessions or any package listed on the website at I can send a card either in the mail or an email with details about the gift certificate with an e-card appropriate to t...

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COVID Comeback Offer

Mar 1, 2021 – Mar 31, 2021

If you have been laid off or furloughed due to the COVID pandemic, I am offering $200 off my Career Transition Package to the first 5 people EACH MONTH who reach out to me for career counseling services. Set up a free 30-minute Zoom or phone call to find out more.

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At this time, I am seeing clients mainly via Zoom. I can meet with people in person but am following state guidelines to keep everyone safe -- mask wearing, extensive cleaning of the office space, hand sanitizer, hand washing and temperature monitoring. I also offer the option to meet outside in ...

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2 years ago
Kristin is amazing! Whether you are in career transition or trying to think of creative ways to reinvigorate your current professional track, it seems this talented lady can do it all. She is incredibly empathetic and I instantly felt comfortable connecting with her. I loved the tools and self discovery assignments that came after all of our sessions. It was a great way to establish accountability and to ensure that I was retaining and following up on what we had discussed from prior sessions. Additionally, there is no judgment or raised eyebrows with Kristin. Just an openness to listen and help you discover and explore unmet and untapped potential. If you are stuck, aggravated at your current job, and creatively starved... meeting with Kristin is an absolute oasis of knowledge and healing.
- Kat D
2 years ago
I worked with Kristin for several months before getting a new job. The moment that highlighted how helpful she was happened when, about a month into working with her, my boss at the old job mentioned how my attitude had been improving the last several weeks. I thought, that’s curious, and then I realized that the time line matched up with when I started working with Kristin. Her help made hopeful that I wasn’t stuck and would move onto new challenges, and sure enough I have!
- jeanine p
2 years ago
Working with Kristin is fantastic. I’ve referred her to everyone I know. She is extremely detailed and thorough, and she knows her stuff. I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone in the community at Brightside - wonderful connections. I highly recommend!
- Andrea F

Offer a free 30-minute Zoom/phone call

I offer mix of personal branding expertise, counseling skills, and clear-headed insight, helping creative and mission-driven changemakers navigate less linear career paths. I am also an author and speaker available to offer tips and insights for private and public sector organizations; networking and trade groups; and college classes.

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6018 Southeast Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Wed:6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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