Meet Teena Evert

Teena Evert is a Certified Career Development Coach and Counselor who has a gift for guiding ambitious, career-minded professional women to thrive in their work. Whether it’s designing a career path that lights you up, upleveling your marketability, or landing your ideal job, Teena has a proven track record of accelerating your results.

With over 20 years of experience in the personal development industry, Teena specializes in aligning professional women with the most powerful mindset, actions and strategies that brings clarity, direction, and an authentic confidence that they never knew they could achieve.

Teena combines her extensive education in psychology (she holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology) and Career Development (she is a Certified Career Counselor and Board Certified Coach ) with multiple advanced certifications in Career Transitions, Career Development, Facilitation, Conversational Intelligence, Digital Branding and even a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist to get her clients beyond burnout, past their obstacles, and into action impacting their career in a powerful and fulfilling way.

Teena provides unique career management and holistic career development services for women (and men) who feel lost or stuck in their current job, know they are meant for more, and struggle to identify their best path forward. Integrating creativity, curiosity, and intuition with practical tools and streamlined strategies has resulted in a treasure trove of comprehensive career growth resources for ambitious careerists.

Teena hosts the podcast, The Confident Careerist, is the CEO and Founder of Claim the Lead, serves on the International Coach Federation Colorado Chapter Board, and is a Global Business Connector with Women Speakers Association. She is a board-certified career coach, global career development facilitator, certified career counselor, and licensed mental health professional.

Teena speaks for emerging leader audiences across the globe both live and virtually via webinars and podcasts.

She is an avid cyclist and spends her free time in search of the best routes to ride in Colorado and the world.


career transitions, career change, career pivot, job change, job search, burnout recovery, work-life balance, discovering your life purpose and finding meaningful work

My Story

"When I was in high school and college, I didn’t have any career guidance, nor did I have anyone in my life asking me powerful questions to help me discover, develop and design a life and career path that I desired."

"Throughout these formative years, I was truly lost. Fortunately, because I am naturally curious, creative and have a love for learning, I invested in myself and tried a lot of new things."

"The downside was that I wasted a lot of time and valuable resources making poor decisions along my career path. If I would have had someone to engage with and trusted to challenge and guide me, I would have been much more proactive, confident, clear and conscious in my career choices."

"Out of my experience of not having this powerful person in my life, I am super passionate about helping people identify WHO they are by exploring their natural character strengths, values, interests and unique skill sets, so that they can discover, develop and define WHAT they want to do, whether they are just starting out or looking for a mid-career or midlife change."

"As a licensed mental health profession for over 15+ years, I have experience working therapeutically with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, chronic stress and grief that comes with job loss, life/career transitions. As a career-centered life coach, I help my clients get unstuck, recover from job burnout, and identify solutions to their barriers, so that they can move forward fearlessly into a bright future of their own design."

"I believe we all need guidance to help us unlock our possibilities and gain valuable knowledge about what our career options are. I believe that not only is it essential to access our natural talents, it’s also important to understand our challenges and identify blind spots, so that we can continue to grow and evolve personally and professionally."

"I didn’t have the guidance when I was starting out and I didn’t even know that there were career development practitioners that I could go to for help. It would have saved me a lot of time and an enormous amount of money, if I’d had support in making important life decisions at a young age and into my young adult years. Now that I am in my midlife, I love to offer guidance to those who want to discover a clear direction and be conscious about designing a career path that supports who they are and want to be."

My client’s will frequently tell me, “You nailed it when you said ________.” I am known for my keen insight that assists clients in the process of unlocking their possibilities to find a career that they can love for life.


  • B.A. Biology
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC expired 8/19)


  • Board Certified Career Coach (BCC)
  • Certified Career Counselor (CCC)
  • Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC)
  • Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach (C-CIQ)
  • Certified Holistic Coach (CHC)


  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
  • Certified Digital Brand Strategist (CDBS)
  • DRIVE and EXPRESS SkillScan Assessment Certified


  • International Coach Federation National (ICF) and Colorado Chapter (ICF-CO) - 2020 Board Member
  • Career Thought Leaders (CTL)
  • National Career Development Association National (NCDA) and Colorado Chapter (CCDA)
  • National Speakers Association Professional National (NSA) and Colorado Chapter (NSA-CO)
  • Women's Speakers Association Premier Member (WSA)