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Lets Make a Change.

Polish your resume.  Prep for an interview.  Decide what you want to do next. 

Get past what’s keeping you stuck, and find joy.

Find Your Joy

I’m Ellen Lyman, Career Coach

Are you lacking confidence, feeling overwhelmed with work, unsure of what you want to do next or feeling stuck? Maybe you constantly check emails, work late, and lose sleep thinking about your to do list.  Or maybe you know you need to make a change and simply don’t know what you want to do next.

Let’s work together.  We will explore what you really want.  Build your confidence, help you cultivate top performance, and build positive work connections.  You can feel more confident and relaxed at work.

    About me

    Hi,  I’m Ellen Lyman.  An IT director at a large global company, a working mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, animal lover and career coach.

    I have worked in IT for more than 25 years.  I wanted it all early in my career and tried to accomplish it all at once.  Being a mother with small children, and an ultimate people pleaser with a fast-paced job was a quick recipe for burnout and a strong desire to simply quit or do something completely different. 

    I hired my own coach and together we explored what I really love to do  I learned how to claim my free time, set my schedule, and saying yes to what brings me joy.  It was the best thing I ever did.

    There have been side effects.

    I’m happier, my career is thriving, and I accomplish many more of the things I want to do.

    I want this for you too.

    It's my mission to help you create a successful career while honoring your wants and needs.

    People pleasing is hurting you.  It’s time to learn to honor yourself.

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    Ellen did a lot of work on my cv (resume) to get it to look good.  When we were done, I loved the result and found myself thinking, “if they don’t hire me with this they’ll be crazy!” – M.M.

    I want to recognize and thank Ellen for the amazing event on Time Management. Ellen’s advice was empowering and has increased my productivity and joy over the past several weeks.

    “Ellen’s explanation for why we encounter decision paralysis and confusion was illuminating. Knowing why it happens means that I can move beyond it. And the concrete framework she shared tells me how to do exactly that.”

    Ellen has a keen insight which allowed her to help me see past the “noise” of frustration, anger, and confusion to figure out what my best path forward should be. – Ann