Currently on Maternity Leave
I am focusing my time on my growing family over the next few months and will begin accepting new clients starting in February 2024. Thank you for your patience and I hope we can work together in the future!
LET´S WORK TOGETHER
Be the changemaker of your story.
“That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.” – Steve Jobs
If you are feeling stuck, discouraged, undervalued, or unfulfilled, I see you. And I want you to know that life is too damn short to waste one more day in a job or situation that isn’t working for you. I’ve been in your shoes and I want you to know it gets better – but it starts with you choosing to make a change. It starts with you owning your power as the changemaker of your story.
What is a changemaker? A changemaker is someone who views changes in life as opportunities. She seeks out possibilities instead of accepting the status quo. She doesn’t leave her career, relationships, or quality of life to chance. She combines her tenacity with the courage to take action. She is committed to living a life of impact and fulfillment and aims to make her mark on the world.
AS A CHANGEMAKER, YOU CAN:
- Rewrite your career at any age
- Land your dream job
- Pursue passion in your career
- Make more money
- Feel fulfilled by your work
- Do work that has an impact
- Build something of your own
You have the opportunity to write and rewrite your career story. It starts with becoming aware of your story – your experiences, expertise, and unique value – and choosing to take action and make changes. If you’re here, I may be able to help.
Are We a Fit?
I help high-achieving women write the next chapter of their careers, so they can gain clarity, confidence, and fulfillment. Whether you’re a recent graduate or mid-career, I want to support your journey of making a change and growing your career so you can achieve more meaningful work.
WORKING WITH ME IS FOR YOU IF…
- You’re at a crossroads and need clarity and a way forward
- Something needs to change but you’re unsure of what or how to go about it
- You fear advocating and speaking up for yourself
- You want advancement and fulfillment in your career that doesn’t come at the expense of your personal life
- You’re a high performer and motivated to uplevel your career
BY WORKING WITH ME, YOU WILL GAIN…
- Clarity about what you need and want in your career
- A career development plan that is in alignment with your personal mission, values, and goals and a clear action plan forward
- Foundational personal branding techniques
- Greater confidence in communicating your value
- Accountability in order to achieve your career aspirations
Clients Have landed Jobs at…
MY UNIQUE APPROACH
I’m not your typical career coach. This isn’t my full-time gig. I also work full-time in a corporate job, so I have a deep understanding of what’s currently happening and changing in corporate America as we know it. I currently work for one of the Best Companies to Work For so am able to offer a different perspective on the best ways to stand out as a top prospective job candidate or high-achieving employee at your company. Not only that, I have the technical and writing chops to help you craft and tell your career story in a way that articulates your unique value and experience.
I have been career consulting for over 10 years, having critiqued 250+ resumes. I hold a Career Coaching certification from New York University and am a trained Authentic Leadership Coach through Authentic Leadership Advisors. I am a trained high-impact teaming facilitator, as well as a trained Google #IamRemarkable facilitator.
I have over 12 years of digital marketing and tech experience, working with iconic brands such as L’Oreal, Nordstrom, McDonald’s, Lowe’s, and Michelin, among others. I currently work as a Senior Employee Engagement Manager at Salesforce, a leading Fortune 500 global technology company. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lipstick & Ink® is a Chicago-based organization focused on career content, coaching and consulting services, and events that empower women to be their most authentic selves and best advocates in work and life.
Lipstick & Ink® is for the woman who wants to show up as her authentic self. It’s for the woman who aims to advocate for herself and what she deserves. It’s for the woman who hopes to break career stereotypes and glass ceilings. It’s for the woman who strives to make an impact. It’s for the woman who wants to achieve greatness in everything that she does.
Lipstick & Ink®’s mission is to guide women to own their power and make their mark so they can advance and drive impact in the workplace and beyond. Lipstick & Ink® aims to help women feel less stuck and unfulfilled by providing resources to build clarity, content to grow confidence, and guidance to find meaning and purpose.
Authenticity – We stay true to our beliefs, values, and who we are at our core.
Courage – We choose freedom over fear in everything that we do, especially when advocating for ourselves.
Curiosity – We are in tune with our wants and needs and seek it out for clarity.
Growth – We look at life through the lens that everything we go through (even the hard moments) is a learning experience.
Empowerment – We believe we are capable and responsible to take action and make changes in our lives.
TAKE A LOOK AT MY SERVICES
Empowering you to reimagine your story and become more of who you are.
Let’s work together on helping you gain the clarity and confidence you need to effectively grow your career and elevate your potential.
Depth of Knowledge includes: Career Discovery & Development, Job Search Strategy, Career Advancement & Advocacy
All coaching packages include:
- 1 x 30-minute discovery/planning call
- Bi-weekly 60-minute 1:1 coaching sessions
- Thought-provoking activities between sessions
- Accountability check-ins
- Email and text access to Kelly
- Welcome package ($30 value)
CAREER CONSULTING & WRITING
Guiding you to rewrite your story and articulate your unique value.
Let’s bring your personal brand to life and articulate the unique value you bring in your professional documents and social media profiles. My goal is to help you rewrite your career story in a way that allows you to stand out to recruiters and hiring managers alike.
Depth of Knowledge includes: Authentic Personal Branding, Resume/Cover Letter Writing, LinkedIn Profile Optimization
All consulting packages include:
- 1 x 30-minute discovery call
- 1 x 30-minute review call
- A copy of the Ultimate Guide to Crafting Your Resume e-Book ($3.99 value)
Encouraging you to own your story and share your gifts.
Let’s discuss and determine the ideal topic for your target audience (centered around the themes of authenticity, career, and wellness) and how L&I® can effectively deliver the intended message.
Past Speaking Topics:
- How to Effectively Self-Advocate in the Workplace
- Reclaiming & Embracing Your Authenticity
- How to Master Self-Promotion at Work
- How to Show Up at Your Job While Working Remotely
- How to Start a Business With a 9-5 Job
Fantastic experience working with Kelly. I’m looking to switch industries and it’s an overwhelming road to navigate. Kelly not only provided great edits and feedback to enhance my cover letter and LinkedIn profile related to illustrating results (not just responsibilities) but she also coached me on how to show my personal brand throughout both items. This feedback even prepared me for the interview process where I’ll now remember to infuse into conversations how I approach work through storytelling and therefore create a more memorable experience for the hiring manager and team.
Kelly is such an inspiring woman and a fantastic career coach. She was able to offer me concrete and invaluable advice to articulate my experience and skills in a better way to help employers see my competence. I’m very grateful to have worked with her during my career exploration journey before graduating. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with career advice and resume writeup. She is amazing!
Coming from a foreign country and having to adapt my resume to the US requirements was really overwhelming! I found myself submerged in a million different examples and templates. Kelly not only helped me with adapting my resume and creating a LinkedIn profile from scratch, she took the time to explain the how’s and why’s. She always listened carefully to all my doubts and goals, and had the patience to go through everything with kindness and professionalism. Now, with a great resume and LinkedIn, I feel confident and ready to start my job search here in the United States.
Kelly is one of those people who goes that extra mile literally all the time. I have hit a few speed bumps in my career. I reached out to Kelly for some advice and she’s been vital to helping me through this process. She’s given me tons of good advice, helped me with my resume…but the best part was she gave me confidence that I never had. Kelly took the time to listen to my story. Kelly made me feel so empowered to take the next steps in my career. Have you hit a plateau in your career? Are you looking to develop professionally? Need a resume tweak? Kelly is your person.
Kelly is not only your career BFF, she’s also an incredible career coach! Lipstick & Ink has really been my secret weapon as I prepare for job interviews, and overall how I’ve approached my job search. Kelly gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to dive into those new opportunities and show up as your most authentic self! Through the Lipstick & Ink Blog, I’ve learned how to leverage your network, utilize features on LinkedIn, and also negotiate for more! As a fan of her work, I leveraged these things and have landed incredible job interviews at Google and Salesforce in the process. Kelly not only gave me the confidence to show up as my authentic self but also empowered me with advice on how to reach my career goals.