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Get Unstuck and Clarify Your Career

Increase Your Self-Awareness and Learn About the World of Work

The average American changes careers 10 – 15 times in their lifetime.  Too often we decide on a career without truly knowing ourselves and what motivates us besides a great salary.  We also need to know which jobs fit your interests, skills, and experiences, and the jobs’ employment outlook.  Without both, we make uninformed career decisions based on chance and costly risks.

With deeply insightful discussions and activities, you will discover your primary interests in six areas.  Are you a helper, artist, risk-taker, organizer, fixer, thinker, and what combination of these?  What do you value most in your career?  Is it independence, virtue, status, nonconformity, simplicity, predictability, flexibility, connection….?  Once you have clarity on these, align your self-awareness with career profiles that have the latest labor market data.  Make meaningful career choices based on deep insights about yourself and realistic information about career choices.


  • College graduates
  • Mid-life career changers
  • Burnt-out individuals


This live video program will include writing activities, PowerPoint presentations, and Q & A.  


● 2.15 hours a week
● Tuesdays 5 – 6:00 pm PST
● Four Weeks


Your Coach

Ellie is a certified career counselor and coach with experiences teaching Personal Development to undecided college students and Career Education Techniques and Applications to Pepperdine University graduate students.  She is certified in CliftonStrengths, Strong Interest Inventory, and Myers-Briggs

Ellie leverages your natural talents to both optimize your success and your wellbeing.  She began her career as a school psychologist and talked herself out of her career by focusing too much on students’ strengths.  Feeling burnt-out in a role focusing on what’s broken instead of maximizing on what’s right with students, she pursued a second graduate degree in career education and counseling.  Since then, she has taught Pepperdine University’s Career Techniques and Applications, engaging all students on CliftonStrengths throughout the entire course. 

Referred to as the “Kanye West of Resume Writers,” Ellie unleashes strengths in the most overlooked job experiences for successful outcomes. 


Interests are a powerful motivational process that motivates learning.  Interests are essential in both academic success and career satisfaction.   Explore your interests in six broad areas, known as RIASEC, researched and validated by the Strong Interest Inventory:  Realistic (fixers), Artistic (creators), Investigative (thinkers), Social (helpers), and Conventional (organizers).  Identify your personal style:  do you enjoy taking risks or playing it safe?  Do you enjoy leading others or prefer to be led? How much do you prefer working independently vs. part of a team?   Participate in a values activity to dive deeper about what really motivates you in a career; values are chosen freely and not influenced by others’ input.  Since work environments vary in how they meet the needs and values of individuals, make well-informed decisions that are a good fit for your interests and your values.  Have access to the bureau of labor statistics’ profile updates about careers’ interests, values, skills, and employment outlook.

  • Make well-informed career decisions that lead to real job satisfaction
  • Have a clear “Why” to start the day
  • Research what it takes to get your “dream” job
  • Maximize earning potential and job satisfaction
  • Know what it takes to be successful in a given field and the related occupations
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase wellbeing

Participants need to come prepared with completed weekly self-study activity completed prior to the video meetings.  This activity is an important process to gain maximum benefit from weekly programming.

Contact Ellie

Contact Ellie via Linked In for a free 15-Minute consultation.


What Our Clients Say

Ellie’s in-depth knowledge of strength analysis has been eye-opening and life-changing for me. She coached me to better understand my strengths and blindspots and apply this knowledge to maximize my influence, deal with conflicts at workplace and rock the most challenging job interviews. Ellie is gifted in what she does, and her passion for helping and understanding her clients leads to an extraordinary coaching experience. She compassionately accompanies you on your journey of self-discovery. I think anyone who feels lost, undermined, and dissatisfied at workplace can benefit greatly from Ellie’s wisdom and coaching.”

Sarah Farahmand

Consumer Product Safety Expert, Dermal Toxicologist

Ellie asks insightful questions and she’s a great listener! She understands the challenges that women in STEM face and is committed to empowering these women to utilize their strengths in complex business environments, leading to higher engagement and competitiveness in male-dominated fields.”

Lorraine McCamley

The Introvert Maximizer

Ellie led a StrengthsFinder workshop for 15 members of the Western Alliance Bank Women’s Alliance group. The workshop focused on maximizing our strengths and talents to become a more productive team at work. The training was a mix of presentation, discussion, individual activities and group activities which kept everyone engaged. The training was very insightful and we received great feedback for everyone who attended. Attendees felt they received practical information that they could immediately implement in their daily lives, at work with colleagues and at home with their families. I highly recommend Ellie’s personal/career development workshops.”

Monika Suarez

VP of Western Alliance

Ms. Ellie is a great mentor and taught me how to improve my CV. Also, she spent time giving me advice individually and connected me with appropriate people. She is extremely professional and experienced in her job and does her best to help people.

I had a great experience working with her. I am very impressed with her kindness, dedication, and passion for helping others.”

Kash Namirarian

Industrial Engineer

Why Career StoryBook Works

Career Storybook is a community of professional career coaches and counselors working with teams pursuing a common mission. We offer a collection of courses, activities, and success groups to take you from zero to happily employed. Relationship-based learning using reflective activities beats doing it on your own any day.

Career development can be self-directed (‘free’) or with a career coach (‘expensive’). We use an online group-based model that focuses on your needs and goals. Career Coaching is an investment in yourself. Career Storybook makes that investment accessible.

Personalized Learning

Our programs develop you as a person, a professional, or citizen while meeting your individual goals and interests. We offer personally meaningful learning experiences, and what is meaningful is engaging. And what is engaging has a deeper and more long-lasting impact.

Small Group Coaching

All our courses and groups have limited enrollment to ensure you get the attention you need and to foster trusting relationships necessary for you to risk growing. Mutual accountability drives creativity, problem-solving, and productivity. Coaches provide guidance while your group sustains your attitude and altitude.

Blended Delivery

We use the best of both learning mediums: online self-paced programs provide you the flexibility of time and place while saving travel and costs. Face-to-face or video meetings enable complex conversations, rewarding activities, and relationship development.

Interactive Programs

When you apply your new knowledge, skills, and perspective to interactive projects, you deepen your learning, your engagement, and have some good fun too. We use a variety of strategies: Problem-based learning, role plays, case studies, gamification, and fictionalization.

Write Your Story

Start today and recognize your unique potential and how you positively influence the lives of those closest to you.  You owe this to yourself, and the world needs your unique potential. 


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