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"In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back into safety." --Abraham Maslow

WorkSmart Coaching Programs

Are you looking for the most effective approach in your job search?


WorkSmart offers two comprehensive coaching programs that can support clients with changing careers, overcoming age discrimination, and developing an effective job search strategy. Working with a career coach is an effective and empowering way to get better results—faster.

Due to the personalized nature of coaching, I can only take on a limited number of clients at a time. If you are ready to invest time, money and effort to improving your job prospects in the short and long-term, I can help you get there.

Additionally, I pride myself on “right fit” and do require potential clients to fill out an application to determine if the program is right for them. Fill out a short application to request a 15-minute phone call with me and find out if the Career Jumpstart or Career Transformation program is right for you.

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Career Jumpstart

Ideal For Help With Job Search Strategy or Interviewing Skills

Program Overview: The Career Jumpstart is ideal for someone with a clear direction in their career, but needing guidance with the mechanics of the job search process including LinkedIn, interviewing and salary negotiation. I will teach you my three-step job search strategy, provide an in-depth review of your resume and LinkedIn, and share valuable bonus materials to supplement the coaching. Best of all, you’ll get a customized DISC assessment revealing your top strengths and unique professional value.

Program Features:
  • Three 60-Minute Coaching Sessions
  • Resume Review
  • LinkedIn Profile Review
  • Personalized DISCstyles Report
  • Continued Job Search Support For 30 Days
  • Bonus: Select Resources From WorkSmart’s Job Search Toolbox
Add on full-service resume, cover letter and/or LinkedIn profile writing for a discounted fee.
Payment plan available for additional fee.
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Career Transformation

Ideal For Help With Changing Fields or Choosing a Career Path

Program Overview: Receive in-depth career coaching that is laser-focused and tailored to your personal situation. We’ll work together for three months to accelerate your career change from beginning to end. Includes a comprehensive DISC assessment revealing your top strengths and unique professional value, as well as suggested career paths. Full service resume writing provided.

Program Features:

  • Five 60-Minute Sessions Covering Career Exploration and Job Search Strategy
  • Professionally Written Résumé
  • Professionally Written Cover Letter
  • Comprehensive LinkedIn Profile Writing
  • Personalized DISCstyles Career Management Report
  • Continued Job Search Support For 60 Days
  • Bonus: Full Access To WorkSmart’s Job Search Toolbox
Payment plan available for additional fee.
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Here is what WorkSmart coaching clients are saying!

Lorraine was key in supporting my mid-career job search in a senior role. Her ability to develop an effective value proposition to prospective recruiters/employers increased my visibility to hiring managers and resulted in an offer with a top 3 firm within 2 months. Lorraine's strategy, process, knowledge, objectivity, and initiative to take the right action gave me the confidence to wait out the recruiting process for the ideal next position. I'll admit, I was skeptical of getting career assistance at first. But, Lorraine changed that perspective for me and proves that the person makes all of the difference. She really cares about you as a person and helps you find the position you want and for that I'm grateful. I highly recommend to anyone looking for the extra support and the investment is well worth it. Give her a call and trust yourself.

Brad Branham, VP Information Technology, Reston, VA

I was referred to Lorraine by a colleague of mine. Upon meeting Lorraine, I knew that she could help me with my job search. She understood my international work experience and translated my management skills and education into a successful resume. Every time I have submitted it for a job, I was interviewed. I appreciated her guidance and professionalism, which gave me the upper hand as a foreigner in the U.S. job market.

Andrea Stilli, International Business Development, Leesburg, VA

I went to Lorraine after 20 years of working at the same place for a major resume update and she was great to work with. I was very happy with resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile created for me. Her great work on my resume enabled me to get my new dream job. I highly recommend her for your job search support!

David Oaurt, IT Business Development, DC/MD Area

Lorraine is ABSOLUTELY amazing! She has given me all the tools I need to go out and search for a job and better my career. She is extremely knowledgeable and I felt that I could come to her with whatever question or worry I had and she provided such reassurance. She has given me the confidence to go out and follow my career dreams!

Andrea Lang, Marketing, Stafford VA

It had been close to 10 years since I had updated my resume. Lorraine provided critical guidance in updating and making my resume relevant to the modern job search. Lorraine's process is thorough and she is a great resource for someone looking at a different career field.
If you are stuck and need help getting things moving, then I highly recommend Lorraine Rise and Worksmart