Career / Life Coaching

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“We have this myth that is still following us that you prepared for one career, you got a job in it and you stayed there for 30 years,” said Helen Harkness, founder of Career Design Associates, near Dallas. “We’re still dealing with that with mid career people even though most know it’s a dead myth.” – Helen Harkness, Ph.D.

Read more of Dr. Harkness’ comments on careers in Paul Sullivan’s column in the New York Times.


Harkness_Wagner_lowres-7029Career Design Associates (CDA) provides a career coaching pathway with information, strategies, and resources for adults and students that help them change careers or enhance current work/life situations. In this time of change & chaos, CDA helps individuals make career transitions or identify “the purpose they can pursue with a passion for a profit.” CDA has been helping people in career and life transition for more than three decades. CDA is devoted to helping you achieve career and personal satisfaction.

In this time of change & chaos, CDA helps individuals make career transitions or identify “the purpose they can pursue with a passion for a profit.” CDA has been helping people in career and life transition for more than three decades. CDA is devoted to helping you achieve career and personal satisfaction. Learn more.

“I credit Dr. Harkness for introducing me to the concept of working as a free agent, during our work together I began developing a personal philosophy of thinking outside the box, thereby allowing myself more freedom to be creative in my lifestyle and career choices.”
– Ron W.