Career Transitions for Women: Becoming Successful and Self-Sufficient

helen-kittie-counselCareer Transitions is a career coaching program created by Helen Harkness, Ph.D. to help women recovering from divorce or empty nest syndrome to evaluate, determine, and achieve future success.

Dr. Harkness’ Career Transition After Divorce

Dr. Harkness is an extraordinary teacher and pioneer in career planning and adult development. She began by taking creative control of her own career in the 1970s after she and her M.D. husband divorced. She had three young children, a brand new house that burnt to the ground 3 months after completion – and no job. Her own experience laid the groundwork for her strong commitment to empowering women in their personal and professional lives.


The transition from homemaker to self-sufficient career woman is never easy. Add the grief of death or divorce and it becomes frightening, and sometimes impossible without help.

If your familiar life has derailed and you are stunned by harsh changes and fear of an uncertain future, you’re going through a “dark night of the soul” period. The Career Transitions Program was designed to transmute this pain and uncertainty into focused action and positive results.

Transitions is a complete program of career counseling, skill building, and effective action planning to empower you to take creative control of your own life and career.

The program is designed to let you grow again, to contemplate and visualize your future image, and to establish a successful, productive lifestyle.

Career Transitions Focuses on Answers to Your Questions

Who am I? In-depth personal and career assessment of skills, needs, values, lifestyle, and resources.

What’s out there? Exploration of options to find a career that fits your unique style.

What do I want? Evaluating alternatives and gaining career direction.

Action Plan. Setting the direction with short-term and longer-term career, personal, and financial goals.

Career Transitions provides both individual and group consulting to guide, support, and activate your career and personal change through workshops and training.

Available Career Transitions Workshops

  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing
  • Negotiating
  • Networking
  • Pathfinders for the Future career information sessions

Additional resources and workshops are available to meet individual needs as necessary.

Each person’s career needs are different. Dr. Harkness provides custom solutions to real-world career problems for women and men. Schedule an initial appointment at no charge, and start to address your career help needs today.