Career Design Associates

Career Coach | Career Consulting

Career Design Associates (CDA) provides a career coaching pathway with information, strategies, and resources for adults and students that help them changeHelen and Kittie Counseling 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. Learn morCareer Assessments

Your career and life should be a product of choice, not chance. Having an informed understanding of what career and life decisions are best for you is key to a fulfilled happy life. At Career Design Associates we offer career coaching with assessments that can give a greater understanding of the best career field, personality/relationship compatibility and identify the factors that you consider important in your work and life. Strong Interest, Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator and the Entrepreneurial Characteristics Indicator are just a few of the assessments that we provide to our career coaching clients. Learn more.

Career Design Foundation (Non-Profit Student Career Counseling)

Helen Counsels YouthThe Career Design Foundation was formed by Dr. Harkness to provide current career information and resources for middle school and high school students. Through this non-profit organization, the Career Design Foundation team works with young people (pre-teen and teenagers) to identify their current interests and potential, strengths, values and natural talents. Learn more.

Dr. Helen Harkness, Ph. D.

Dr. Harkness has been helping people in career transition to find the purpose they can pursue with a passion for a profit for more than three decades. As a career coach, she is devoted to helping you achieve career satisfaction. As a nationally known career consultant and author, she is frequently quoted on career satisfaction, aging, and the accelerated pace of living in today’s world. Her books, Capitalizing on Career Chaos, Don’t Stop The Career Clock and The Career Chase share her expertise on career transition and aging in todays job market. 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.