You might as well enjoy it. 

The average person spends 90,000 hours working in their lifetime. When you’re doing work you hate, your mental and physical health suffers. On the flip side, when you have a career you love, the energy, excitement, and momentum are palpable. 

Hi! I’m Emily and I help mid-career professionals find new jobs they love and get paid well too. Are you …

  • A working professional ready for a new job?
  • A caretaker ready to return after a career pause? 
  • Looking for a new job and frustrated with the job search?
  • Stuck at a crossroads and not sure what to do next
  • Looking for a job that is fulfilling and purposeful

Let's meet! Sign up for a free 15-minute Kick Your Career in Gear discovery session to learn more about my services and see if coaching is right for you: 

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I’m a certified career coach and I have helped hundreds of people find jobs they love and make more money too. My clients average a 20% salary increase, and I have even doubled clients’ salaries. Click here to read recent client success stories.


6 months. 9 months. 15 months. 2 years. How long have you been on the job hunt? Are you exhausted yet? 

The average client has been job searching for 7 months before they contact me. They have sent out hundreds of applications, dozens of networking requests, and reworked their resume at least five times. They feel broken, dejected, depressed, and their finances are dwindling by the day. 

If you’re on the job hunt, you might be thinking, “I can’t get a job. No one will hire me. What’s wrong with me?” NOTHING. Nothing is wrong with you. YOU ARE FABULOUS. Everything is wrong with the job search. 

Today’s job search is broken and requires more than a good resume. In order to get a job today, the average job-seeker needs four things: 

✔️ Strong personal brand

✔️ Compelling resume

✔️ Optimized LinkedIn profile

✔️ An engaged network

How do you get all this? I’ve got a proven five-step process to make it happen, learn about it in the video below. 

STEP 1: What do you want? 

Choose a career path that honors your values and priorities. Get very clear on what type of job you want - what job title(s)? In what type of company? Which industries interest you? 

STEP 2: What do your target employers want? 

Who are your ideal employers, and what do they want? How does your unique blend of skills, background, and experience help them achieve their goals? 

STEP 3: Personal brand  

Now that you know what you want and what your target employers want, define your personal brand and share it on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Then optimize your LinkedIn profile for maximum visibility. 

STEP 4: Network

Now that your resume and LinkedIn are tight, it's time to reach out to recruiters and dig deep in your network (even if you don't have one). Ideally, you find a job in this stage. 

STEP 5: Job search

NOW you're ready to apply for jobs. Learn all sorts of tips and tricks to apply faster and stand out from the crowd. 

I have used this five-step process to help hundreds of people land new jobs. It worked for them, and it can work for you too. 



Let's do this! Choose your adventure. 


Digital courses are for those who prefer to learn independently and at their own pace. You'll find on-demand courses covering the same material I share in my 1:1 coaching sessions. 

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS FOR JOB SEEKERS is a step-by-step guide to help you contact the right people the right way and land your next job opportunity. I have guided 1,500+ informational interviews using the exact steps and templates in this course. Digital-only ($95) or Hybrid ($295), which includes the digital course + 1:1 coaching.

FIVE STEPS TO FIND YOUR NEW CAREER is a comprehensive course designed to empower you with the clarity, confidence, and skills to decide what to do next and take control of your professional future. Digital-only ($295) or Hybrid ($495), which includes the digital course + 1:1 coaching.

Click here to learn more about digital courses 



PERSONAL BRANDING AND OPTIMIZED LINKEDIN is a four-week intensive group course for the job-seeker who knows what type of job(s) they want, but they're having trouble effectively communicating their skills and background. In four weeks you will learn how to:

1) Define your personal brand

2) Write effective bullet points for your resume and LinkedIn

3) Create a compelling LinkedIn profile

4) Grow your LinkedIn audience and attract recruiters 

The course is $395 and we meet on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Send an email to emily@emilyworden.com to be notified when the next group course launches. 

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1:1 Coaching is best for those who prefer guidance and accountability during their job search journey. Three coaching packages are available: 

BRANDING BOOTCAMP covers STEP 3 of my job search process. This package is best for those who know exactly what type of job they want next. 

CAREER CROSSROADS covers STEPS 1-3 of my job search process. This package is best for those who don't know what type of job they want next and they are exploring new career paths. 

DREAM JOB MASTERCLASS covers STEPS 1-5 of my job search process. This package is best for those who are pivoting into a new career, returning to work after a career pause, or feel completely lost about their job search. 

Click here to learn more about 1:1 coaching 



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Are you thinking about going back to work or switching jobs but you’re overwhelmed about where to start?

Are you at a crossroads and wondering what you should do next?

Download the 10 Steps to Kick Your Career in Gear free resource and learn actionable, attainable steps you can take right now to get out of the rut and build career momentum. 

10 Steps to Kick Your Career in Gear will help you: 

  • Discover career opportunities that align with your values, interests, and skills
  • Gain more confidence in yourself and what you have to offer
  • Evaluate what you need to make the next move in your career 
  • Make a plan about what you're going to do next
  • Find a clearer purpose and get your professional life back on track 
  • Overcome inertia and move forward with intent 
  • Alleviate stress, pressure, or angst about your next career moves
  • Feel energized and excited about your career possibilities

You are not alone! I’ve helped hundreds of people turn their dreams into reality. Whether it’s going back to work, switching jobs, or starting a new business, I use the simple strategies shared in 10 Steps to Kick Your Career in Gear: Find Your Purpose and Make a Plan.

Enter your name and email in the form below and you'll receive this free resource and some more tips to help you quickly get unstuck and gain momentum in your career, whether you are coming back to work after a career pause or you are currently working and want to do something new. 


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About Your Coach

Emily Worden is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) helping people with their career transitions. Whether you’re currently working and ready for a new job or you took a career break and you’re ready to get back to work, Emily knows you want a career that is fruitful, flexible, and fulfilling. She also knows how intimidating it can be to change careers entirely or to return to the workforce after a long break.

Emily has helped hundreds of job-seekers - students, working professionals, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms, recent graduates, and recent retirees - successfully plan and execute their goals. Emily uses her certified coaching skills, MBA, teaching experience, and entrepreneurial background to help clients achieve their goals, from relaunching their careers to landing their dream job. Click here to learn more about Coach Emily and click here to follow Emily on LinkedIn


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Make an appointment and tell me all about it. 

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What others are saying: 

"I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! Your coaching was tremendous. Honestly, Emily, I NEVER would have gone into that interview with the confidence I had if you hadn't been such a HUGE support." - Caroline L.

"Emily, you are AMAZING. I can’t thank you enough. Because of you, I’m in a new job that I love and I doubled my salary! I am so grateful for your advice and support, it was truly life-changing." - Helena M.

"Thank you, Emily, thank you. YOU are a life-changer! You helped ease almost all of my career and networking worries, and because of you, I'm inspired to believe that anything is possible ... Throughout our meetings, I have felt how much you care about me and my future success. You've made such an impact on me with your support and guidance, and I am eternally grateful to you." - Mavis M. 

“In a word, Emily’s work is life-changing. I always knew what I wanted to do, but the tools she gave me will allow me to bring my career to the next level. She is knowledgeable, engaging, and meets you at your level. I truly can’t recommend her enough.” - Caroline M. 

"Thank you for always providing such an uplifting and high-energy environment in our meetings -- I am learning so many skills that I know I will carry with me for years and years to come." - Katherine S.

"Talking with you gave me new confidence, pulled me up, and re-motivated me when I was feeling stuck and confused. You were more helpful than you will ever know.  I want to thank you for your enthusiasm." - Maria M. 

"Working with Emily was without a doubt the best investment I've ever made in my career! I have been raving about working with her to anyone who will listen! As an under-employed, mid-career mom, I was struggling with the confidence and skills to make a pivot. Emily provided invaluable resources and supportive coaching that enabled me to set ambitious goals for myself and market my skills and experience with assurance. There were points in the process where I doubted it was going to work for me, but I stuck with it and ended up landing a job that not only meets my short-term goals, but leaves me well-positioned for future career growth. There is no doubt in my mind that Emily's coaching made all the difference for me. I learned ways of thinking from her that helped me bridge the gap from where I was to where I wanted to be." - Sarah S. 

“I've been really intimidated by career development in the past but you have made it so motivating and enjoyable. I genuinely feel like a new person. Thank you so so much for all of your continued support and guidance.” - Ken Y.

"I learned so much and feel more prepared than ever before to begin my career post-grad. I really appreciate your support, guidance, and enthusiasm throughout our time together." - Emily H.

"The raise I asked for was approved! Thank you so much for all your guidance on that front. Honestly, I almost certainly would not have asked for a raise if it weren't for you holding me accountable. Plus your guidance on how to craft the pitch and anticipate responses not only worked but made the whole experience far less stressful. I also noted a couple of times during the conversation with my boss where I was actively using specific tips you gave me ... I'm enormously grateful to you for all of this." - Dan R. 

"I strongly believe that every single working mom should be required to meet with Emily! As a SAHM who is in the process of figuring out career paths, Emily has equipped me with the right tools I need to plan and explore my future career. Through our meetings, she has eased almost all of my career and networking worries and has made me believe in my own limitless future ... Emily pushes her clients in the right direction and inspires them to take their careers into their own hands. The care and empathy that she gives are unmatched; she takes the time to get to know her clients to tailor her expert advice to their career needs. Emily is a valuable asset for anyone who’s ready to get serious about their career!" - Molly M. 

"Looking back, I will greatly miss Emily's ability to make me feel seen and heard, and as though she had all the time in the world for me. There wasn't a meeting that went by that I did not feel that Emily was wholly invested in my current situation or problem that needed fixing. In more ways than one, she has always expressed her deepest desire to help me in whatever way I needed. This I believe is a testament to who Emily is as a person: an empathetic, deeply intuitive problem-solver with a world of creativity under her belt." - Anna P. 

"Emily, you provided a critical combination of practical tools and emotional encouragement that helped me see myself and my experience through a different, more confident lens. I came into the coaching process worried about the skills and experience I didn't have and was unclear about my goals. Your process helped me hone in on my goals, my strengths, and gave me the language and confidence to position myself strategically as a viable candidate for roles I knew I could do, without caveats or apologies. Thank you!" - Sarah S.   

Want to explore whether we’re meant to work together?
Book your 30-minute no-obligation Kick Your Career in Gear discovery session. 

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INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS FOR JOB SEEKERS is a step-by-step guide to help you contact the right people the right way and land your next job opportunity. I have guided 1,500+ informational interviews using the exact steps and templates you will learn in this course. Course available in digital-only ($95) or hybrid ($295), which includes the digital course + 1:1 coaching.

Click here for course information

FIVE STEPS TO FIND YOUR NEW CAREER is a comprehensive, step-by-step course designed to empower you with the clarity, confidence, and skills to decide what to do next and take control of your professional future. I have helped hundreds of people choose their next careers using the tools in this course. Course available in digital-only ($495) or hybrid ($695), which includes the digital course + 1:1 coaching.

Click here for course information