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Meet Gail Liebhaber of Your Career Direction in Cambridge and Lexington

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gail Liebhaber.

Gail, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have been a career services professional for my entire work life. When I was a sophomore in a women’s college a dean asked me if I wanted to come with her as she traveled to middle schools to talk to girls about careers. That started me on a path that has taken me thru many jobs in the career services field, including providing career counseling to young women at the local Y, training career counselors and workshop leaders in the Employment Services Division for the Commonwealth, Director of an Outplacement Center for laid-off professionals, Director of Career Services at 2 graduate schools at Harvard University and starting my own business in 1992. For 15 years I worked part time and had my business and for the last 10 years I have focused singularly on my solo business. For 24 years I was located in Lexington and in the past year I have opened up a second office in Cambridge. In addition to one-one coaching/counseling for young adults entering the job market, people dealing with mid-life transitions, parents reentering the work-force, resume writing, and managing up, I offer out-placement services, regularly facilitate Myers Briggs workshops in company and non-profit settings.

Has it been a smooth road?
After being on staff in a state agency I wondered what my next step would be. During a meditation, I was told that I should be a career counselor. Once that became clear to me everything fell into place, including developing my own marketing tools, writing a guide for other career counselors and making presentations across the country on best practices. A second big decision was developing my web site in 2000. I overheard a woman talking in the Starbucks line that she needed to interview a career counselor for an upcoming article in the Christian Science Monitor. Once I sold her on my professionalism, I knew I needed to develop a web site as the paper was nationwide – very exciting.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Your Career Direction – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I am known for having a holistic approach to Career Counseling. I have established myself as a guide for those who need to be focused and find purpose/meaning thru work.

Specialties:
Build inner strength and confidence
Discover new interests
Revive old passions
Identify skills & talents
Find meaningful work
Clarify what’s important
Set and attain goals
Get and stay motivated
Manage resources

Soul-Work Support
Gain insight and options for leisure and family time
Find how work can add significance to your life
Uncover creative potential
Accept and manage change
Clarify emotional blocks
Define your purpose
Develop a focus for vision and action
Connect to your authentic self

Coaching for Professionals
Build boundaries for managing crunch times
Develop better time-management and efficiency skills
Customized services for Senior level executives
Develop a career action plan
Manage work relationships effectively
Refine interpersonal skills
Get objective feedback for difficult situations

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I am very happy to be working with vibrant people who are using their integrity and resources to find their authentic selves. Boston offers so many resources as well as opportunities to have creative and fulfilling work– career options are plentiful and rewarding.

I have clients who have experiences both age and racial discrimination during the interview process. We all need to develop open-mindedness to see that everyone should be judged by their merits.

Pricing:

  • My sessions are on a sliding fee scale based on income-range is $140-240 an hour

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1 Richdale Ave Suite 7
    Cambridge MA
    114 Waltham St
    Lexington, MA Suite 10
  • Website: www.yourcareerdirection.com
  • Phone: 781 820-5310
  • Email: gail@yourcareerdirection.com

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