Working as a career strategist, I often get asked, “What did YOU want to be when you were a kid?” Well, I wanted to be a lot of things. I wanted to be a therapist and a writer. I wanted to have a puppy and maybe even train dogs for blind people. I wanted to help people who were hurting and have a candy factory too.
I love the question because as kids we’re not limited by all the shoulds and have-to’s that shut us down later in life. The sky’s the limit. It’s a good place to start your career search. It’s where I started mine. And the cool thing is, I had the good fortune to live a lot of those dreams although some came a little later than I would have liked!
But because I got to live those dreams, I have a different approach to my work with clients. Instead of “holding people accountable” and pushing them hard, I help clients think creatively and expansively, to find what makes them shine.
“Aricia has a passion for putting your dream within
reach by shining a light on your best qualities. That’s
My work has been featured on NPR, in Reuters, the AP, CNN, USA Today, Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications and journals around the world.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Education/Psychology and an integrated Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Communication/Humanities. I’m a Certified Professional Life Coach, a Certified
Professional Career Coach, a Certified Professional Retirement Coach, am Master Career Director Certified, and a Professional Organizer. I’ve also completed numerous parenting courses. My educational background uniquely positions me to help clients harmoniously dovetail their work and home life.
I bring my experience as a psychotherapist to my work as a career strategist. One client says I have “an uncanny ability to get people to think creatively.” Helping people see different
perspectives and think outside the box is critical to the job search. My clients routinely tell me that I save them vast amounts of time and have increased their earning potential exponentially by helping them explore unexpected options and find hidden career opportunities.
When I’m not working with clients, you’ll find me reading – or writing!, watching cooking shows, digging in the garden, volunteering on one of several advisory boards, having game night with my kids and their partners, or hiking the beautiful Colorado Foothills with my diva of a rescue mutt, Daisy Mai.