Onward with Insight

OWN your career story with confidence & clarity

Are you looking for clarity with your next steps?  Are you unclear how your college experiences and skills relate to the workplace? Are you looking for a more fulfilling work culture? How do you present your best self when connecting with others?

In the Onward with Insight course, we will help you cultivate the mindset and tools that you need to make career decisions with confidence and clarity. We will help you feel more empowered in conducting your next job search because you will know how to describe the assets that you bring to an employer. We will work with you to help you understand the types of work environments that you thrive in, so you can learn how to target these places in the job search process. You will complete the Onward with Insight course owning your journey and feeling confident and clear about taking your next steps.


Young adults with the need for additional exploration about the overall direction and specific next steps to take in their career. College graduates and young professionals seeking clarity in their current career path.  


We will use Zoom and Concept Board for class instruction. In between classes, we will use Slack to communicate. Zoom link and link to set up Concept Board will be provided to participants via e-mail before the class starts. Students will be invited to join the Slack channel after the first class.  


  • One hour, twice-weekly + one hour study
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 7-8 pm EST
  • Six weeks (12 sessions)
  • Oct. 5th – Nov. 19th


Your Coaches

Ashley Owen Santangelo is a social worker, coach, trainer, author, and community organizer. She excels at facilitating workshops, public speaking, engaging communities, and helping individuals turn their desires into actions.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from State University of New York of New Paltz in 2006 and her Master of Social Work from Hunter College in 2012. She currently holds a day job as a Team Leader in the non-profit sector and devotes the rest of her time to managing her coaching practice, Evolve Services.

Eilis Wasserman is a higher education professional & virtual career coach focused on cultivating confidence and inspiring self-discovery. She is passionate about working with introverts & promoting remote work/flexibility in one’s life. Eilis recently worked at Ball State University and The University of Michigan as a Career Coach and currently has her own career coaching business, Introvert Career Coach, LLC.


At Career Storybook, we know that people who have more control over their career narratives are in a better position to attract fulfilling opportunities. In this program, you will learn how to own your past skills and experience and frame it in ways that attract employers who will be hiring talent for the types of jobs that you want. We will teach you about the mindset and awareness needed to initiate this process and then transition you into using branding documents like your resume and Linked In profile to craft your stellar career story. From there, we will assist you in mastering the verbal narrative of your story that you will use in interviews and help you craft a plan for how to put your career goals into action moving forward.

Participants will:

  • Gain a holistic understanding of their career self- identity allowing them to seek fulfillment in the 21st-century workplace through their passions and career personality.
  • Understand how to approach their career journey and the unpredictability of the work landscape with possibilities and a growth mindset.
  • Discover strategies to determine the best kind of cultural fit and work environment where they are most likely to thrive.
  • Learn how to use their resumes, Linked In profiles, and interviewing opportunities to brand themselves in ways that will attract their ideal job.

Discounts available based on need. Contact the coach.


What Our Clients Say

I don’t know what I would’ve done without Eilis. She’s the most personable, empathetic, and helpful coach I’ve met. She takes the time to get to know you, works around your schedule, is very responsible with follow up and resources, as well as being your cheerleader when good things start to happen, due to her excellent coaching. She’ll get you thinking about lateral moves, and have you do self-reflection which is so important. I absolutely trust her and recommend her, for both introverts and an extrovert like me.

Working with Eilis was truly a life-changing experience. I went into my coaching session with her confused and overwhelmed by the job search process. She took time to help me realize what I needed out of our session, and then set me on the right path to get there. Overall, an amazing experience!

Based on Ashley’s previous experience, I reached out to her for a multitude of reasons regarding my career. I needed to update my resume and needed to set goals for the next stage of my career. The results of working with Ashley were not only fruitful, but quicker than I expected. Also, the resume that Ashley put together far exceeded what I thought it would be. The positive feedback I have received from seasoned professionals as a result has increased as well as the traffic to my Linked In profile.

Ashley’s flexibility and willingness to work with my schedule is also something that was a key component for me. Our coaching sessions have helped me identify my next career goals and assisted me in creating a road map to get there. Having the concrete tools has provided me a clearer sense of direction as well as alleviate some of the anxiety I experienced when thinking I had to figure it out alone.

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

Learn how to own your past skills and experience and frame it in ways that attract employers who will be hiring talent for the types of jobs that you want.

Begin with the right mindset, articulate your story, and own YOUR CAREER STORY.


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