What I Do

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Purple Cow offers a range of opportunities for you or your institution to stand out.

How does it work?
Our work together will vary depending on you or your organization, and your specific area(s) of need. We’ll start with a complimentary 30-minute phone call, in which we will explore where you are, where you think you’d like to be, and some possible options for taking action to get you there. After that, if you decide it’s a right fit, we will set up a plan for working together, whether it is quick résumé review, a short series of coaching sessions based on a specific goal, or a longer-term coaching, advising, or talent development relationship. Fees vary based on the type and length of the working relationship we establish together. Please see below for details on various services, packages, and fees.

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Individuals
You are a mid-career or emerging professional looking for a job, striving to succeed at work, or managing a career transition. Maybe you are approaching retirement and wondering “What’s next?” Purple Cow can help you:

  • Identify your strengths, skills, and passions so you have greater clarity about who you are as a professional
  • Improve your career communication tools (e.g. your résumé, cover letter, interviewing, personal brand, online presence, and networking)
  • Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Take strategic, positive action toward new focus, new work, a new career, or staying professionally engaged after your retire

What I Offer

  • 1:1 Coaching. Working with you individually to explore your challenges, targeting key areas, and offering focused attention and resources to help get you “unstuck.”
  • Résumé and Cover Letter Review/Writing. Helping you with the essential tools so you can land the interview.
  • Interview Preparation. Guiding you through improved interview skills so you land that next great job!
  • Personal Branding and Networking. Building your “brand” as you identify, hone, and communicate the person that people want to know, hire, and work with!
  • Presentation Preparation. Helping you plan, prepare, and deliver stellar presentations–an essential skill for any career!
  • Small-group Coaching. Offering a facilitated, safe, confidential environment for peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, information, and inspiration.
  • Career Labs and Workshops. Day-long or half-day, interactive workshops designed to get you started on your career development or transition path. Essential topics include résumés, cover letters, interviewing, online presence, personal branding, networking and more.
  • Networking Events. Hosting informal, local events designed to help you better understand what networking is and can do for you, reduce your anxiety, and get you started on building your own professional network for career success!

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Organizations
Your staff and your direct reports are smart and hard-working, but you can use some guidance on culture alignment, projects, team dynamics, and strategic initiatives to help your people and your organization shine. Purple Cow can help you:

  • Improve your workplace culture for shared success
  • Build on staff strengths, skills, and passions to foster leaders at all levels
  • Improve your team dynamics to improve process, efficiency,  and deliverables
  • Manage your projects, programs, and initiatives to support institutional goals
  • Facilitate staff retreats and training sessions to improve communication

What I Offer

  • Organizational Culture Analysis. Working with you, your leadership team, and your staff to identify workplace culture issues and root causes, and arrive at shared vision, strategic goals, and organizational constitution.
  • 1:1 Staff Coaching. Exploring staff challenges, targeting key areas, and offering focused attention and resources, including individual development plans to help get them “unstuck” and build on their innate leadership strengths.
  • Team Dynamics Workshops. Helping your teams identify their respective and collective roles, building trust, addressing conflict, and arriving at shared commitment to team goals.
  • Project and Program Management. Providing structure, procedures, outcomes, accountability measures, and evaluation tools to help your programs and projects come to life with success!
  • Staff Retreats and Training Sessions. Facilitating focused, interactive, outcomes-based retreats and training sessions to help you communicate key organizational goals and shared vision, and build robust staff engagement.

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How much does it cost?
Fees vary based on the type and length of the working relationship we establish together. I have several options available to best meet your needs. Sessions may be in-person, by phone, and/or on Skype, depending on your location. Typically, payment is made in advance, but I am happy to discuss an alternate schedule with you. All payments are made via PayPal.

One-on-one Coaching Packages

  • 90-minute Coaching/Advising Session: $250
    This 90-minute session is for clients who need immediate clarity around a specific career- or workplace-related issue they are experiencing. You’ll leave with new perspectives on how to move forward.
  • 3-Session Coaching/Advising Package: $650
    These 90-minute sessions are for clients who need to get “unstuck” or are in a career-related transition; or for organizational leaders in search of clarity about people- or culture-related challenges. We’ll identify barriers, explore options, and practice using new tools so you can move forward with confidence and courage.
  • 5-Session Coaching/Advising Package: $1,000
    These 90-minute sessions offer clients a deeper dive into career- or workplace-related challenges and potential solutions. We’ll explore how individual strengths, passions, and values align with the work you are doing, are meant to do, or align with the workplace culture you are trying to foster.
  • 10-Session Coaching/Advising Package: $1,800
    These 90-minute sessions offer comprehensive and sustained support as you work from a “stuck” place of indecision and inaction, through self-reflection, to clarity and commitment, and real action steps toward career happiness and leadership effectiveness.

Monthly Coaching/Advising Packages
Monthly packages are designed to provide clients with consistent support, step-by-step approaches, and concentrated focus to help you work through a thorny career transition or leadership and organizational culture challenges. Each package includes a two-hour intake session plus two 90-minute sessions per month.

  • 3 months: $400 per month
  • 6 months: $350 per month
  • 9 months: $325 per month
  • 12 months: $300 per month

Career Cafe: Group Coaching/Advising Packages
If you are interested in joining a discrete, small group cohort of colleagues with similar concerns, Career Cafe may be just the “place” for you. Career Cafe features 90-minute facilitated, confidential conversations held once a month with not more than 6-8 individuals working through career- or organizational challenges. This is a cost-effective way to exchange ideas, information, and inspiration with peers. Each Career Cafe package includes a two-hour intake session plus a monthly 90-minute session (in-person or on conference call).

  • 3 months: $250
  • 6 months: $450
  • 9 months: $650
  • 12 months: $850


Please reach out to learn more about how Purple Cow can help!

purplecowcareers@gmail.com