Career Transitions for Women: Becoming Successful and Self-Sufficient


Career Transitions is a program created by Helen Harkness, Ph.D. to help women recovering from divorce or empty nest syndrome to evaluate, determine, and achieved future success.

Dr. Harkness is an extraordinary teacher and pioneer in career planning and adult development. Having taken creative control of her own career in the ‘70s after divorcing an M.D. whom she had sent to medical school, with three young children, a new house that burnt to the ground after only 3 months, and no job. Dr. Harkness is strongly committed to empowering women in both 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, maybe impossible without help.

If your old familiar lifestyle is over. . . if you are in a “dark night of the soul” paralyzed by change and fear of an uncertain future. . . if you are searching, asking yourself these questions…Then the Transitions Program is for you.

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

You will begin to grow again, to visualize your future image and establish a successful, productive lifestyle.

Transitions focuses on the answers to your questions:

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

Transitions provides both individual and group consulting to guide, support, and activate your career and personal change by providing workshops and training to help you.

Career Development 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.