Get the Skills, Tools, and Strategies to Create Work You Love and Work that Loves You Back 

Master the skills it takes to successfully create a career that is aligned with your skills, interests, values, and lifestyle - whether you're an early careerist or seasoned professional. 

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Successfully Navigate Career Change

Discover your career direction, job market opportunities, and refine your personal brand for work you love and work that loves you back.

Dr. Kristen A. Tolbert, EdD

Corporate Psychotherapist and Executive Career and Performance Coach  

I help people become stronger, smarter, and better versions of themselves at work through professional development, career satisfaction, performance, and agility coaching and training programs. 

Kristen's Bio

Amazing things happen when we are clear and focused and taking control of our careers, our lives, and our happiness with no apologies.

Here's What You'll Get

Clarity and Goal Setting

Gain clarity, focus, and direction and execute and make micro-movements of action, maintain focus and productivity, build momentum, stack progress, and create winning habits to achieve goals and experience wins. 

Lessons and Training

Weekly guided career coaching, action checklists and outlines, lessons, custom action plans, and videos. Plus, a detailed guidebook with exercises, swipe files, templates, and more. We’ve done all the planning and organizing for you to save you time.

Research and Data-Backed Methods

Using qualitative market research methods, we will collect and analyze data from your responses and experiences from which themes and patterns emerge. Allowing us to further analyze to make informed decisions about your career. 

Accountability, Mindset, and Productivity Hacks

You’ll reduce your fear, doubts, and stress and increase your action and confidence in no time. I will make sure that you keep going with weekly check-ins and actionable, momentum-building, strategic guidance and accountability to keep you focused and on track so you reach your goals.

Organizational Psychology and Corporate Psychotherapy Insights

Advanced training in psychotherapy, organizational psychology and leadership, executive coaching, human behavior, workplace wellness, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship enables me to provide targeted and thoughtful strategy and guidance.

Dedicated Support and Hands-On Guidance

I’ll coach you every step of the way in 1:1 meetings, our private community, and through video messages and chats. Receive dedicated coaching to show you how to apply strategies, ideas, and tools. Ask your questions and get feedback. We also have regular office hours so you can get undivided attention.

Foundations

You will learn and apply foundational strategies, such as marketing, branding, and market research, so now and in the future your career efforts are built on core strategies and tactics to increase your lifetime earning potential by knowing how to develop and leverage your skills, interests, and value over and over for the rest of your career.

Business Acumen and Entrepreneurial Principles

Learn the strategies to think and execute like an entrepreneur to gain competitive advantage, develop career agility, and make yourself indispensable in the workforce.

Community Forum

A private online community of like-minded, smart, and motivated people in the arena with you—because there’s no reason you should have to do this alone. Connecting with other participants and our team coaches will help you meet your goals.

Here's What You'll Do

Self-Discovery

Personal and professional inquiry and exploration into your goals, personality, and career interests. 

Career and Life Satisfaction

Explore and identify career and life satisfaction factors that will guide you in pursuit of your ideal work.

Job Market Discovery and Research

Conduct comprehensive occupational and market discovery and research to understand job and skills demand, salaries, realistic job previews, and more. 

Professional Development Planning

Create a professional development plan after thoroughly exploring the most relevant and ideal training opportunities.  

Skills Analysis

Conduct a skills analysis and create a skills profile that identifies skills gaps, competencies, and transferable skills. 

Analyze Options and Make Decisions

Systematically narrow options and make informed, calculated decisions about your career moves. 

Build Your Career Profile and Personal Brand

Build a career profile and refine your personal brand for use in your resume, cover letters, LinkedIn, interview preparation and more. 

Chart Your Course of Action

Create an Annual Strategic Plan to chart your course of action. Also, plans for Pre Transition, Job Transition, and Professional Development. 

Resource Vault and Masterclasses

Bonus Resources and Masterclasses on specialized topics such as entrepreneurial thinking, burnout, imposter syndrome, productivity, goal accountability, leadership, communication, managing emotions, finding "your voice," and more.

Have a proven system that you will use again and again for the rest of your career

The Process

We will seek an intersection between skills and passion (aka interests). You don’t have to choose one over the other. In fact, it is not recommended.

Learn how to conceptualize and organize your skills to leverage them for jobs you want even if you haven’t had the formal job titles. For example, if you’re a lawyer, you likely have skills in analysis, research, strategy, interviewing, communicating, and writing. These are transferable skills that we will leverage to position you for other opportunities.

Learn how to conduct systematic job market discovery and research to identify market demand, skills demand, market salary, hidden opportunities, skills gaps, and professional development options.

Learn how to identify and vet professional development options to target skills gaps and develop and strengthen skills that are in demand.

Refine your personal branding to gain a clear and compelling competitive advantage in the job market. Never leaving the burden of figuring out what you’re great at to your target market. Your personal marketing will be on point. Develop improved confidence and self-worth about your professional skills and career.

Learn how to thoughtfully analyze your options and make informed decisions from a place of confidence and strategy. Protect the downside and make decisions based on knowledge instead of fear and unknowns.

Create a strategic plan, so you will always know where you’re going, what you are working on, and how to get there. Build in resources and tactical strategies to keep you focused on career growth and career and life satisfaction. 


Methods

We use qualitative market research methods to collect and analyze data from your responses and experiences allowing themes and patterns to emerge from the data from which we will conceptualize, organize, and further analyze to make informed decisions. 

Using a systematic process, we will narrow options and make career decisions based on goals, interests, career and life satisfaction, in-depth job market research and demand, skills analysis, professional development research, and viability. 

Work processes step by step to gather information in a systematic and organized way, so we can analyze and organize information strategically as you progress through actions.

In short, we collect data (your narratives, responses, and market research), and analyze the data (look for patterns and themes), and develop a career profile (personal branding, scenario building, and strategic action plans), to narrow options and help you make the most informed decisions about your career.    


The Results

Clarity and how to evaluate and leverage your skills, value, and interests.

Discover ideal job market opportunities and position yourself for opportunities even if you aren’t yet qualified for them.

Professional branding and communication strategy to position you for the right opportunities and increase your lifetime earning potential.

Strategic planning so you always know what you’re going after and how to get the results you want.

A process that you will use again and again throughout the rest of your career.

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If you’re committed to building your most important asset now and ready to get past being stuck and implement powerful strategies that will help you make progress fast, get started now and exciting outcomes are only a few short months away.

Tuition $1997

You’ll Have Support Every Step Of The Way

You will never be alone.

We don’t just dump you out at the end. After the first few modules, we’ll show you how to start applying your progress to find work that you enjoy, that is aligned with your skills and interests, and make decisions that serve you well. 

I will guide you step by step and take care of you.

All of the help in the world won’t change things if you’re overwhelmed, stressed, and not taking action. That’s why we also include Live Q&A’s, swipe files, templates, productivity tips, coaching, accountability, and a community support group.

It’s also self-paced and you have lifetime access, so you can work on it on your own time and at your own pace. We will be there to support you inside the classroom and private members-only group. 

We are here to cheer you on, critique your campaigns, push through obstacles, and make sure that your transition is as simple as it can possibly be while still hitting your career and life goals.

 

You will never run into a problem that we can't deal with. 

You will never ask us a question that we won't answer.

We will discuss all of your exercises - assessments, homework, branding statements

- all of it, to make sure that you’re on point.

 

That's what it takes to transform your career. This is why our clients reach their goals and get incredible results. 

Everything is online. No travel required. Access your portal anywhere, anytime

A convenient online portal where you can access your coaching and program materials on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You won’t miss a thing, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the go.

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My Research 

I have analyzed data from every one of my clients and consultation calls over the past 10 years. I have examined why they were seeking career transitions, what was missing from their lives and careers, and what they wanted to achieve. I noted the barriers that they experienced while working with me, results that they were achieving, the questions they asked, and the resources and decisions that they needed to make satisfying career changes.

 

I have created a proven system that guides you through career exploration, career transition, decision making, career branding, professional development, and strategic goal planning that you will use every time you want to make a change.  

 

I have led hundreds of people through multiple test rounds so I could get as much feedback as possible. I wanted to make sure it was clear, organized, and that people got results. It had to be efficient, cost-effective, and cut down fluff. It also had to be fantastic and fun to do, too. 

I've done that and more. Now, I want to share it with you. 

 

 

"My job and career continue to be amazing; thank you so much for helping me with my career transition! I'm happy about my job almost every day I go to work." 
Ph.D. Academic Transition into Industry 

"Working with you has been one of the best investments of my life. You gave me a fresh perspective and jumpstart that I needed to get my life back. I cannot remember the last time I felt this happy. I am your biggest fan."
Senior Attorney in Transition

"Coming to you has been very helpful and I always feel better after our sessions. You are a genius and I love your ideas. I have renegotiated the terms of my position to contract with my company on my terms and I am working on proposals to contract with other companies so that I can have more ownership over my work and life. Thank you for all of your help!" 
Senior Marketing VP in Transition 

 

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Tuition $1997

Let’s Sum It Up — Here’s Everything Included In Your Tuition

It’s important that you know the enormous value you’ll get in this program. These numbers are not inflated — they’re an honest, good faith estimate since you cannot purchase components of CoLabs School separately.

The Core Eight Modules of Career CoLabs School Training

This eight Module system has taken over 10 years and thousands of dollars to learn, refine, and package for you in an easy-to-follow format that gets results. Data-Backed strategies that are based on market research, doing, and results that work - not theory or outdated methodology. This includes transcripts, streaming videos, MP3s, and action guides. ($10,000 Value)

Done For You Swipe Files, Templates, and Resources

If you’ve ever hired a professional resume writer or career consultant to coach you, create done-for-you materials, or if you've spent hours looking for the right resources, then you know how valuable this is. ($2000 Value)

Office Hours Coaching Calls With Kristen

Ask me questions and get feedback and I will help you move ahead. ($2,000 Value)

Global Professional Community

Countless professionals have reinvented and skyrocketed their careers and businesses. The right relationships are invaluable. ($1200)

Dedicated Coaching

You’ll get guidance, encouragement, and feedback from me and industry professional peers in Healthcare, Law, Human Resources, Recruiting, IT and Tech, Management Consulting, Media, Entrepreneurship, and more — all fellow professionals, there to help you throughout the program.
($5,000 Value)

Bonus Masterclasses and Advanced Training

Our bonus courses and masterclasses are taught by professionals who don’t offer one-on-one coaching. Get exclusive, hands-on training from the best in their field. ($3,500 Value)

Total CoLabs School Value $24,900
Total CoLabs School Investment $1997

"I would love to share with you my success story about how you guided me through career reinvention. I got the job in DC! I am just waiting for the official offer which I expect to be here by Friday. Thank you so much!"
- Senior Executive

"You have been so helpful. I was so burnt out and crying every day about my job as a litigation attorney. You helped me to see opportunities that I didn't know existed and reinvent myself using the skills that I have even though I was ready to throw it all away and walk away from law."
- Early Career Attorney

"Hi Kristen, [Federal Organization] made a tentative offer and I expect a formal offer within the next 45-60 days. Everyone I know has remarked how happy I appear. I absolutely made the the right move, thanks to you! Thank you very much for all your wonderful help!!! It really made a difference"
- IT Executive"


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What if just one idea in CoLabs School helps you turn your career around?

What if just one strategy in CoLabs School helps you be the superstar at work because you are finally in your element; surrounded by people and projects that inspire you and make you want to give your best?

What if just one technique in CoLabs School helps you excel at work because you finally have the clarity, inspiration, motivation, mental focus, and drive to pursue your career goals?

What impact will that have on your career, earnings, life, and your happiness?

What would those changes realistically be worth to you over a year and a lifetime?

Where will you be one year from now if you start taking action toward your career goals?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Easy Online Access to your personal, private portal where all of your course materials are hosted. 
  • Private Community Forum. Access to kind, thoughtful professional peers just like you. 
  • Weekly Group and Individual Coaching. Group Q&A's and 1:1 coaching.
  • Lessons and Trainings. Eight Core Modules and over 50 Lessons. 
  • 24/7 Online Training and Tools. Access to a Comprehensive Resource Library including roadmaps, scripts, templates, swipe files, blueprints, checklists, and more.
  • Lifetime Unlimited Access. Unlimited access to the course and materials for the life of the program.

CoLabs School is ideal if you’re just starting out because it’ll train you to think like an entrepreneur and avoid many of the costly mistakes we can make when we launch our careers. 

Yes. In addition to helping you gain clarity about what you want to do next, we will teach you market research and rebranding strategies to position yourself for the career direction you are targeting every time you need a reset. 

There are Eight Core Modules and over 50 Lessons and Exercises.  

We teach market research methods that are applicable to every industry. We will teach you how to navigate any market where rapidly evolving technology has created a world of virtual and global connectivity and possibilities. Approaching our careers with business acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset helps us to offer substantive value and develop agility to weather economic and career vagaries regardless of industry.

If you are

  • A can-doer 

  • An action taker

  • Agreeable and coachable

  • Accountable for your progress and success

  • Ambitious and willing to put in effort

  • A risk taker willing to try new things

  • Committed to getting results, being accountable, and taking action to get the results you want

  • Knowing that life is too precious to stay stuck another day

This is not for

  • People who blame their lack of action on others

  • People who do not take action  

  • Excuse makers 

  • People stuck in a victim mindset—excessive whining and complaining

  • Abusive personalities and drama makers 

NOTE: These are all perfectly human responses to life pain but they require a different intervention at this time.

Yes! Kristen holds regular office hours, coaching calls, and group chats so you can receive direct feedback and guidance on all of your work. 

If you plan to work through the program in real time, we recommend between 2-4 hours per week to watch the training, complete your growth assignments and — if you’d like — engage with our mentors and the community. Many of our students go through the program as best they can; pause and return to it as their schedule allows.

If you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. You get lifetime access to the training and can easily work at your own pace, on your own schedule. Most of our students have full-time jobs or businesses and families. This experience is designed to stretch you, but it can also be customized to your life.

The more focus and dedication you put into the program, the more you’ll get out of it. To be clear, there are no fast or guaranteed results.

Building a career that matters is not a linear event. This program mirrors the reality of entrepreneurship — it’s intense, time consuming, demanding and something you’ll work on for the life of your career.

NO FAIL GUARANTEE

You will receive a number of tools, techniques, strategies, and a system that can help you significantly when put into practice. We will work with you and support you to make sure you achieve outcomes.

You’ll have unlimited access for the life of the program. That way you can do it on your own and experience the benefits again and again, whenever you need a boost or a reset.

If you have participated in the weekly meetings and completed prescribed exercises and have not gotten results at the end of the program, we insist on extending additional specialized support to you to help you make forward progress.

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