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Now let’s discuss how I help people live happier and more fulfilled lives through discovering and creating the work they were always meant for.
This is not just about finding a job. This is about connecting to your spiritual calling and figuring out what you were put on this earth to do.
It’s all about story. Here, you can learn a little about my story, and when I work with you, we’ll dive into your story to find out what you love, what makes you tick, what brings you joy, and what makes you shine. From there, the career or job almost unveils itself to us with little to no work.
I’ve been where you are. I’ve been lost and confused about what I was supposed to do for work, and I’ve made all the mistakes. I think that helps me be an even better career coach.
When I was in college, I majored in English Literature because I have always loved stories. Nearing graduation was scary. I had no idea what I wanted to do, and it felt like I was the only one. People asked me if I wanted to be a teacher or writer - no! - and all my peers were gearing up to start their first jobs in marketing or account management while I was at a loss. I joined the family real estate business only to find that there was a restlessness in me that this job was not a fit. I wasn't sure how I was meant to serve the world.
My parents encouraged me to interview people who worked in various fields: doctors, lawyers, psychologists. I did, and it turned out I was fascinated by the idea of coaching. I wanted to help others, but I wasn't sure exactly how yet, so I followed my heart, applied, and was admitted into Boston College.
Then picture this: I’m interviewing at MIT for a career coaching internship with zero experience. I didn't even think I'd like career coaching...but I figured MIT was a great name to get on my resume. They ask me about conflict, and I talk about a personal conflict rather than a work related one. Cringe! When it came to sending the thank you note, I had no idea who was on the panel or who to send it to, although they had told me all of their names on the call. Luckily, they saw something in me, and I can look back at that time with gratitude that those mistakes and the MIT staff’s ability to see past them was the first step on my journey to offer expert guidance to you.
I had to trust my journey. I went on a roundabout path of finding myself so the people I work with don't have to. Instead my clients benefit from the insights and struggles I experienced so they can discover relatively quickly what it took me years to learn. There's no reason to rely on good luck. There is a better way, and I can guide you.
Not only have I helped thousands of people just like you who are wondering,
“Isn’t there more out there for me?”
“How can I create more meaning through my work?”
but I have also trained dozens of people to be career coaches and do what I do. Training’s pretty fun, but it’s nowhere near as exciting as getting in the mix with you and walking with you on your journey as you figure it out. You have the passion, and I have the map to get you there. When you bring your expertise about you, and I bring my know-how about uncovering your story, we are an unstoppable team. I love celebrating successes with my clients!
Want to know a little bit more about me? Here are some fun facts:
♪ I’m way into yoga. I’ve been practicing Hatha yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2009. I see lots of connections between things I learned on the yoga mat that apply to discovery and the career journey which you'll see sprinkled throughout my examples and blog.
♪ I’m a little bit hopeless when it comes to what day it is. I check my calendar every morning, and am always on time for appointments, but if you want to know what day of the week it is, or what the date is, I can never seem to pin it down.
♪ I love to be outdoors. If there is ever a choice between being inside or outside, I opt for outside.
♪ A friend said to me recently, “You are truly a people person. You can pick up conversations and make friends easier than anyone I know.”
♪ Nothing beats good music. Scroll down to "Tunes worth sharing" to see some of my favorites.
♪ My kitten and pup are the best of friends. They engage in all kinds of shenanigans, ahem...teamwork, together (like hunting lizards in the garden). I am trying not to be that person that takes 39573856 pictures of my pets and posts them all on instagram. It’s not easy because they're adorable. Don't you agree?
I could go on about the pets, but maybe you’d like to get to know me better. If you’re curious about how to get started on the journey of exploring the unique attributes that make you you…
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Brene Brown on Vulnerability - A TED talk by my favorite researcher/storyteller about how to live whole-heartedly
Invisibilia - This NPR podcast explores the invisible things that deeply effect our lives
Minimalist Baker - Delicious and easy recipes!
Chopra Center - Articles on Meditation, yoga, and healthy lifestyle choices
Yoga Journal - Comprehensive yoga guide
Adventure Time! - Quite possibly the best cartoon ever
April Klimkiewicz, M.A.
April Klimkiewicz guides and teaches people who have career questions from "How do I figure out what I want to do for a career?" to "How do I negotiate salary?" and everything in between. April has been coaching since 2004 and offers expert career advice for complicated situations. April's passion is in helping people navigate their career questions to get to a place where they trust themselves to make informed career decisions. April has worked at MIT, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, UH-Downtown, and NSU before founding bliss evolution in 2015. April holds a master's degree in the field of Counseling Psychology from Boston College. April loves the energy of live presentations, traveling the world, yoga, and celebrating successes with those she works with!