megan leatherman career coach

If you're here, then my guess is that you want a lot more out of your worklife. You know you want to feel more energized, fulfilled, and creative in your career, but aren't sure how to make it happen.

There's no shortage of job-search related resources out there. You've probably received a ton of advice about what you should do with your career, whether it's from your peers, loved ones, or "experts." Maybe you've got a library full of career books or have exhausted yourself making pros and cons lists for different career paths.

I've been where you are right now, and I know how painful, foggy, and hopeless it can feel.

A lot of the external information we receive is helpful, but that alone isn't going to get you into a career that is the best use of your unique strengths.

So many of us get lost along the way in our careers because we lose touch with our own internal guidance systems. We forget what it feels like to know what we need, to be sure of what we want, and to have confidence in our intuition. 

My goal is to help you reconnect with the part of you that knows what you're on this earth to do. 

Here are some of the questions I help people answer:

  • Am I good at anything?
  • How do I get out of a job I hate?
  • Is it possible to find work that's really meaningful to me?
  • Isn't work supposed to be hard?
  • This sucks. How can I feel better?

If you find yourself circling back to those questions again and again, it might be time to try something different. It might be time to partner with someone who believes in, makes room for, and trusts your inner wisdom. 

Coaching Benefits and Logistics

Benefits of Coaching: In my experience, the treasures of coaching lie primarily in the relationship that's built between us. In our society today, there's really no formal mentorship structure or opportunity to be seen and encouraged by someone we respect, and professions like coaching and therapy help to fill that gap.

 Photo courtesy of mystic mamma

Photo courtesy of mystic mamma

My role as a coach is to create a container in which you can look at yourself and your career honestly, explore your giftedness, and take risks that you might otherwise deem too scary. Career coaching with me is an ideal fit for people who:

- Are self-aware or are at least willing to take responsibility for themselves and the choices they make

- Have some sort of mindfulness or spiritual practice in which they regularly reflect, take stock, and connect with something greater than themselves

- Have been working for ~10 years and have some sense of what they no longer want to do

For coaching clients, I also offer resume and cover letter writing support, interview preparation, and salary negotiation support*.

If you know you need some support right now and see yourself reflected in these three statements, please read on! I'd love to connect.

Coaching Logistics: Most sessions are one hour long, and I also offer 30-minute "check-in" sessions for returning clients.

I work with people anywhere in the world, and we connect via Skype or the phone. For those of you in Portland, I'm also happy to meet in person if it makes sense with my schedule.

Ready to Schedule a Session?

Still Have Questions?

If you'd like to know more about my style of coaching or what the process is like, I invite you to schedule a free 30-minute Clearness Call below. On this call, we'll get to know one another a bit more, and I'll ask you about your career and what you're looking for from a career coach. If it makes sense for both of us, I can share more details about working with me and we'll take it from there.

If you'd like more of a sense of what it's like to work with me, you can check out my Love page!

*It's proven most beneficial for clients to have had at least one coaching session in which we discuss your larger career vision prior to diving into the nitty gritty of a job search. 

A Wild New Work

Making a major life transformation like this can be difficult to do on your own - even if you're ambitious and motivated to make a change. My role as a coach is to help you refine what you want out of your career, reflect back to you your own giftedness, and create a space in which you can expand beyond what you thought was possible.

I've designed a 12-session coaching program called A Wild New Work that helps insightful professionals transform their worklives. In this program, using the power of intuition and practices that really work, you'll walk away with:

  1. A sense of alignment between your authentic self and the work you do in the world
  2. Real ownership over your career and the choices you make professionally
  3. Ease and flow in your worklife (too many people try to push their way into work they love; we can let it be easy)
  4. Knowledge of what your unique set of strengths are
  5. Clarity about what will really work for you as you move forward in your career

The program is rigorous, but the people who show up ready to do the work and take ownership over their lives thrive within the momentum that we build. I work with clients who live in the Portland metro area as well as folks from all over the country, and with professionals from all sorts of industries. The most important thing I look for in new clients is simply an intention to change and a willingness to do the work that gets them there.

I believe in the power of this process, and so do those who have worked with me:

"My experience with Megan is truly shaping my foundation of how I approach showing up to work now and in the future." - Megan S.

"I have nothing but good things to say about working with Megan during my job search. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of practical advice, assistance, and encouragement in their professional life." - Brittany B.

"[Megan] has an inviting and calming presence that lends itself to creating an open and trusting environment. I feel re-energized after spending time in her groups and one-on-one." - Sarah S.

Our time together in A Wild New Work consists of:

  • 12 one-hour sessions in person or over the phone/Skype
  • Email and text support in-between sessions if you need it
  • Optional work to supplement our coaching sessions, including guided meditations, readings, and rituals
  • Weekly journaling prompts to reflect on your progress

The cost for the program is $2,400 when paid in full and $2,880 when paid over four months. 

If you're interested in learning more about this program and what it's like to work with me, you can set up a free, 30-minute Clearness Call. This will give us a chance to learn more about one another and see if working together is the right fit for you at this time.