Hi, I'm Teena.
I help you tap into your character strengths and interests so that you can create a more satisfying life and career, whether you are an early, mid or late career professional.
"How can I find more meaning in my work?"
“I hate my job, but I don't know what else I can do!”
"I have no idea what I can do with these skills!"
"I need help pinpointing what exactly I want to do."
"I need to know how to not make the wrong decisions."
"My job-search is NOT working and I'm losing confidence."
"I'm frustrated with social media - how do I use it to help me reach my career goals?"
"I feel lost. I don't know what to do at this stage in my life."
"What path should I take now?"
DO YOU WONDER, COULD...
The answer is yes - I can help you do that.
Here’s why and how I help many people just like you:
Life is too short to be spent in a career that drains your energy, steals your joy and robs you of the freedom to choose how you want to spend your time. I believe you have limitless possibilities to share your unique talent, passion and purpose with the world.
know that managing a successful career path is not easy.
Change is constant and given.
There can be times of uncertainty, disruption, and confusion.
And there can be times of great clarity, momentum and joy!
You can create your ideal work-life.
When you own your value, utilize your strengths, and implement key strategies to guide you.
Partner with a trained and certified career coach - and get structured support to help you focus on where you want to go.
My name is Teena Evert and I am the founder and CEO of Claim the Lead, PLLC.
I am a board certified coach (BCC), certified career counselor (CCC), global career development facilitator (GCDF), certified career transition coach (CCTC), certified digital brand strategist (CDBS) and licensed mental health professional (LMFT).
I have navigated many career changes and manage a successful career.
I have turned my biggest struggles into strengths and tap into them daily to serve my clients.
In today’s world, many people focus almost entirely on what is wrong with them - their problems, their struggles and their stressors. As a result, they often lose sight of what is good and strong in them. There is so much more to life than problems.
I provide a holistic, strength-based approach to help people shift their focus from what is wrong to what is strong.
Focusing on one’s universal strengths of character is pivotal for self-awareness in that this knowledge can offer deep awareness and personal insights that can lead to change.
Both strengths-based career counseling and conventional career counseling increase one’s daily use of strengths; however, a strength-based approach also enhances one’s self-esteem.
Research has also shown that strength-based career counseling leads to a higher rate of employment (81%) than conventional career counseling (60%) after a 3-month follow up.
What is a strengths-based approach?
To your happiness 😃 satisfaction and success!
Get clear and gain confidence in identifying what you want and need from your career, make informed decisions and take the right actions to accomplish your career objectives and lifestyle goals!
Receive guidance, support and proven job search strategies to make informed decisions about your future. Engage in the process of an advanced job search to jump start your success in the right direction!
Just like a business, you - the job-seeker, needs to market yourself. You are the product. Learn personal brand and marketing strategies so that you can easily increase your visibility, credibility, impact and get hired!
You're an ambitious professional wanting more out of life and your personal stuff might be getting in the way. You're ready for change and transformation is on the horizon - you can't do it alone and realize you need a guide, a coach to guide you - That's Teena!
Why partner with a coach? What is the process? Do you work long distance? How long does it take? How do I get started? Teena will work by your side so that you can reach your BIG goals. She provides an organized and customized approach for each client.
Teena is an active Professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) in Colorado. She speaks and facilitates interactive workshops that focus on key strategies to achieve greater happiness, productivity and engagement in your work.
If you want to dive right in and get a lot of work done in a short amount of time, then a half day or full day Career Accelerator Immersion is for you!
Teena will provide you with a prep-session and pre-work before meeting for your half or full day immersion so that you can be prepared to dive deep and get the work done that you want to accomplish. Teena he will customize and design your Career Accelerator Day just for you!
It is not a secret that it is a tough job market out there - both for people who are just starting out and for those who have jobs but certainly not the ideal career that they desire.
According to the latest employment projections by the U..S Department of Labor and Statistics - Employment is projected to grow from 161.0 million to 169.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028. So why not invest in your career development and planning so that you can set yourself for a bright and satisfying future.
Fortunately, there are a growing number of professionals who can help you make your search for the ideal career a bit easier. People like me a board certified career coach, certified career counselor, global career development facilitator and licensed mental health professional with over 15 years of experience in the field and founder of Claim the Lead.
In my work as an experienced coach and counselor, I approach it as a discipline comprised of these two similar yet distinct tracks: coaching and counseling. The goal is to support people in making informed decisions about their career development and trajectory, as well as offer various tools they can use to meet those goals.
Not all career coaches have clinical training, as I do, and the definitions of the field and the work still vary among more conventionally trained coaches. In general, "coaching" tends to be a solution-oriented approach, which involves working with clients to see what concrete steps they can take to achieve career objectives. “Counseling,” however, is more process driven - you look at whether there are any behavioral, emotional or psychological issues that could be impeding a person's desired career ambitions.
The core virtue of career coaching is to help people assess their professional situations with a greater degree of honesty, curiosity, empathy, compassion and discernment.
That a well-crafted résumé is all you need to successfully conduct a job search and that career coaches will actually find you a job. Career coaching is a process and one career coaching session will not resolve your job challenges. It takes an average of 8-10 hours of coaching for the typical client to begin internalizing the key benefits of the work.
One can expect to gain career confidence, insight, encouragement, inspiration and direction. The coaching relationship often grants permission to relax a bit as the job search can create an uncomfortable amount of anxiety, fear and vulnerability in people. I am a big proponent of strength-based interventions in my work and I help clients tap into their strengths to regulate emotions and understand the factors that kept them stuck in their careers so that they can successfully navigate change and move forward.
While I believe that career coaching can be helpful at every point of someone's professional path I would say the early the better in order to put individuals on more solid footing. This means not just having a well-crafted résumé and a suitable career path, but also with a mindset that helps them understand that the career path of today is not as direct as it might have been in previous generations.
Career coaching is also extremely helpful for people experiencing a job or career change, because navigating transitions can often be very challenging if you don't have a plan or strategy in place to keep moving forward.
Someone who is open to new ideas, willing to step out of their comfort zone and who is motivated to engage in the work that makes up the job-search-and-career-change process. An ideal client allows the coach to be a partner in that process. Clients are encouraged to reach out for as much help as possible from the coach and fro everyone else in their personal and professional networks in order to succeed.
There are certain factors that can impede one's ability to move forward in the career coaching process, such as unchecked anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, fear or general resistance to change. If and when clients are no longer doing the work required to conduct a thorough job search or make the desired change, the benefits of coaching will also decrease.
Nothing compares to having clients gradually recognize that there’s hope in their situation, particularly after having started the process feeling lost and hopeless. I’ve seen people go from feeling completely disenchanted with their career or job prospects—even apathetic and unmotivated to change their circumstances—to feeling freshly inspired and motivated to move forward with new ideas.
If you are doing something you really, truly enjoy, it shouldn’t feel like work at all. Ideally, you should feel a sense of alignment between your work and your values. It’s only in that space of overlap, which may or may not relate to your sense of purpose in the world and that a genuine sense of career gratification or fulfillment becomes possible. If you want a job that brings fulfillment, then aligning your work with your values is essential. If you already derive fulfillment from work, then your work is probably already an extension of your values.
Follow the steps outlined below if you are ready to get started exploring what the coachig partnership can look like for you.
Request a FREE Consultation to discuss your current challenges and desired career and life goals.
If you discover value in investing and working with a coach at this time, you can expect to received a customized plan and options for moving forward.
Schedule your first session and put the date and time on your calendar. Review your welcome packet and complete all of your pre-work at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled session.