“I’m so grateful for Pathwise and my career coach, Gayle. Through this process, Gayle has helped me to gained some great perspective.
She helped me to explore and identify what’s most valuable to me in my career. We were able to identify my career goals for the near future. Gayle also provided excellent guidance as far as possible next steps. This process has helped me to recognize what my strengths are, how I can build upon those strengths and how I can achieve success and even enjoy my career.”
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Gayle Draper is an inspiring career coach with 25+ years in the careers industry. Clients see her role as that of the North Star, guiding their journey to define and facilitate their career goals. She is the founder of Intentional Careers HR specializing in career coaching and career marketing for evolving leaders, senior management, and executive levels.
Her motto is simple: “Never be in a kayak but build your dragon boat (network) of colleagues and friends with a coach at the helm, to give you the momentum to move onto the next successful chapter in your work life”.
Coaching has always been a part of Gayle’s life—first as a Level III National Coach in gymnastics and now as a Certified TypeCoach-Master Coach. She is known for her energizing, authentic, and empathetic approach, as she helps clients bring their vision to fruition.
Gayle proudly served the SEAL Future Foundation as a Career Transition Coach to US Navy Seals, is a published member of the Forbes Coaching Council, and a national leader in the careers industry winning two Awards of Excellence, as a Community Outreach Specialist.
She is a recognized speaker and facilitator offering insights and practical content that can be easily implemented. Gayle is a natural at building forward momentum as she coaches people through employment transitions, leadership growth, and to greater workplace success.
Heather holds a Master’s in Counseling, received coaching training and certification through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), and is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Heather is currently a Senior Career Consultant for Right Management Consulting, coaches IT career changers for Flatiron and is the founder of Heather Wilkerson Coaching where she provides professional, personal and career change coaching focusing on transitions, managing roadblocks and handling life-changing events. She focuses on professionals experiencing burnout, personal change, and supporting clients to create meaningful careers at any stage.
Heather began her career in Human Resources and Employee Assistance Programs. Over 20 years ago, she moved to career coaching and helping clients manage change. Since then, she has built three different comprehensive Career Development programs, created online career suites, and written and presented numerous training and development programs, including a 3-day career transition workshop, plus an award-winning Career Change and Growth webinar series. Recently, she led Leadership and Career Programs for Brown University Alumni and served as Director of Career Services for the Brown University Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) program. She has over 20 years of coaching experience working in Higher Ed, Fortune 100 companies, the Federal Government and healthcare organizations.
She approaches career coaching with the belief that everyone has great skills and strengths waiting to be uncovered. She has experience helping clients tell their story, craft career plans and generally consult on the self-marketing process. She partners with clients to clarify and connect with their inner strengths and resources to live their best life and reach their goals with ease.
Heather Lives in Rhode Island with her husband and has 4 children at various stages of launch! She enjoys running, yoga, all types of boating and hiking. She is an aspiring cook and musician.
Becca Carnahan is a career coach, author, and mom from Massachusetts. She is the founder of Becca Carnahan Career Coaching & Communications, where she specializes in helping mid-career professionals find more joy and fulfillment in their work. She also writes and manages the working mom blog, With Love Becca, which helps women manage motherhood, manage careers, and manage to laugh through it all.
Becca gained her expertise in the career development field over a 13-year career at Harvard Business School, where she still works as a career coach, and while earning her Masters’ Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In addition to her career coaching work, Becca is also the author of Belinda Baloney Changes Her Mind, a fun and inspiring “when I grow up” children’s book and When Mommy Grows Up: A Guide to Parenting Yourself to a More Fulfilling Career.
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What current community members have to say about PathWise
“Working with a PathWise coach (Tony) has been incredibly valuable. It provided me with the tools to succeed, such as a polished resume and LinkedIn profile. But more important, it helped me gain clarity about what I’m looking for in the next phase of my career, and how I can tell my own story in a compelling way to get there.”
- Sean F.
“My PathWise coach (Beth) has given me a new toolset to take control of my career path and achieve balance and satisfaction in my day to day role. Since working with Beth, I have a renewed focus on being true to my personal values, making sure I’m in a position that allows me to contribute fully, and building strong relationships and community at work. Beth has also helped me recognize the need to adapt my communication style to more effectively connect with co-workers that approach problems and process information differently than me.”