Referring Practitioners

Elizabeth  Kilbourne

Career Strategies

An Incredible Blend of Energy, Structure, and Results        Chicagoland        773.590.4475           


“Elizabeth is an incredibly insightful active listener. I had the pleasure of meeting her at a workshop. Following the event, we had an exceptional one-on-one session to better craft my personal narrative. I was particularly impressed by her ability to identify valuable transferable skills so you stand out as a candidate. She is perfect partner to have when trying to navigate the complexities of a career change. Her generosity will not be forgotten.”    Sylvia Cheng

Elizabeth created a reflective process that dramatically narrowed my focus.  We isolated my strengths and structured my search to achieve a position that’s both financially and intellectually rewarding.”   Glenn Deutsch

“Elizabeth is well balanced and innovative.  She provided insight and a human development side to my value proposition.  By working with her emotional intelligence and very quantitative approach, I now have a more competitive approach to my career development.”        Mary Zerafa -VP of Integrated Marketing at ImpreMedia

Core Coaching Philosophies

  1. Optimism:  Psychological capital such as hope, optimism, efficacy, and resilience are important capacities and we will develop them together. It is statistically proven that people with dispositional optimism get more job offers and receive more raises. The Importance of Being an Optimist:  Evidence from Labor Markets- Kaniel, Massey and Robinson 2010

  1. Metrics:  Your credibility is only as strong as your metrics, the evidence used to measure and quantify your successes.  Through a thorough interview process we will identify your unique past experiences and add metrics to them so that you can best present yourself to your future business partners, managers and executives.

  1. Networking:  75% of all jobs are landed through networking.  Together we will amplify your networking strategies.  You will become an expert at developing mutually beneficial business relationships.

  1. Action: I offer the Bootcamp of Career Coaching with a customized and structured career search plan that is punctuated with successes.  It will be a series of Kaizen Blitzes.

About Trained as an engineer at Michigan State University, I can not stop myself from organizing and producing.  I am an efficiency expert.  Since day one I’ve been decreasing turn around times and that is what I will do for you.

Using Kaizen Blitzes, Lightening Fast Improvements, I will spot and eliminate waste in the job search process.  Together we will create a value stream by focusing on your strengths.  This is where you have the most leverage and momentum.

Email me for your complimentary consultation and we start your career search today!