Dinorah Meyer, MS, NCC, RYT

Career Counseling from the Inside Out

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People usually seek out my services because they want to feel more fulfilled at work, handle difficult workplace relationships, or better manage competing work and family or other priorities.

They usually have a lot to say about what’s not working and may have ideas about steps they should be taking, but they haven’t been able to move forward for any of a number of reasons. Often, they aren’t sure what exactly they want and are feeling emotionally stuck or overwhelmed.

I call the work I do with clients “counseling from the inside out” because taking action, especially if it means making a significant change, usually entails looking inward to clarify what is most important to you and how you want to show up in the world. Even revising a resume involves deciding which aspects of yourself and your experience you want to highlight and share with prospective employers.

In addition to my training and 20+ years’ experience as a career counselor, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I have found that integrating yoga concepts and practices such as guided breathing and visualization into my career counseling work can complement other parts of the process and enhance the counseling experience for clients.

Here are the kinds of issues we can address in working together:

  • Clarifying what is most important to you in your work and your life
  • Understanding what motivates you and if applicable, what’s holding you back
  • Finding and creating career and work options that feel worthwhile
  • Communicating your story effectively on a resume and cover letter, on LinkedIn, and at interviews
  • Navigating the ups and downs of transitions
  • Managing conflicts between work and other priorities, such as family
  • Addressing work-related stress
  • Pursuing further education or professional growth

What clients have said about working with me:

“Dinorah patiently and thoughtfully guided me through a major career change. She was an excellent listener and very perceptive as she worked with me to identify my goals, my talents, and my ambitions. She helped me repackage my skills and work history to demonstrate to prospective employers that my skills not only translated to other industries but made me an appealing out-of-the box candidate. This involved overhauling my resume, seeking informational interviews, volunteering and freelancing in order to further develop my portfolio, and improving my interviewing skills. And during that process, Dinorah adapted readily as my personal and professional situations changed, using a holistic approach in helping me to refocus my job search to meet new work and life conditions.”

“I’m so grateful to Dinorah for her help in my job search. When I first began working with Dinorah, I was feeling “stuck” professionally. I knew I needed to make a change but wasn’t sure of the right direction. Dinorah helped me crystallize exactly what kind of role I was looking for. Once my goals were more clearly defined, she helped me craft an outcomes-based resume and profile that emphasized my value to prospective employers and targeted the skills and strengths I most wanted to use. If you have the opportunity to work with Dinorah, I highly recommend you take it!”

“Dinorah helped me regain my job focus during a very difficult work period in my life, articulate what I really wanted to do, and retool a completely out-of-date resume.”

“Thank you for all your wisdom, insight and encouragement! You don’t know how much you’ve helped me grow. The things I learned in my sessions with you will be with me always and I am eternally grateful.”

Having explored a wide variety of career options in search of a meaningful direction, I know what it’s like both to be unhappy at work and to feel at home and engaged. In addition to working in private practice at CPDI since 1999, I have counseled diverse clients in nonprofit, community college and university settings.

I am happy to discuss your situation briefly before you commit to meeting with me. Call me at 415-982-2636, ext. 5 or email me at dinorah_meyer@cpdicareercounseling.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.