My name is Joy Schwartz. Welcome to my site.
I am a…
- Talent and Organizational Development Manager
- Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern
- Adjunct Professor
- Mother, wife, daughter, and friend
This site features those identities and is my outlet to connect with readers, listeners, and clients undergoing life and career transitions.
I began my career in recruiting, sourcing candidates for a global professional services organization. When I realized that I wanted to help students prepare for the job search process (and not just obtaining the job), I transitioned to a college career center to coach students and alumni on finding the right opportunity for them. I then earned an MBA focused on Management and Organizational Behavior and an Executive Coaching Certification, which led me down the path of partnering with leaders and employees to enhance engagement, performance, and leadership on the job. After joining a global semiconductor company to do just that, I found myself wanting to address my internal clients’ life challenges in addition to what was plaguing them at work. During this time, I became a new mom, a transition which heightened the importance of the intersection between life and work. I then earned an M.A. in Counseling and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern license so that I can now toggle between work and life issues my clients’ face as their therapist.
So, I went from…
coaching people into the job to
coaching them on how to manage their careers to
coaching them to be successful on the job
to coaching and counseling them through life transitions too.
Now, I blog, podcast, teach, coach, and counsel others in all four domains.
Through my experience in Talent Management and as an LPC-Intern, my blog, my podcast, and speaking engagements are my way of staying connected to those undergoing career and life transitions.
Through my site, you may experience:
- Lessons learned from coaching thousands of students, alumni, and professionals through job transitions
- Themes I observe in counseling clients
- Stories I recount from guests my podcasting partner, Natalie Siston and I interview
- Resources from the Career Management course I teach at Southern Methodist University