Approach to Career Services

Most people instinctively know what work will be most rewarding for them, but they don’t always know how to get there. I will help you find your way. If you are looking for insightful, resourceful, and compassionate career development counseling, you’ve come to the right place.

I use an action-oriented approach to career management that puts you in control of your future. Together we will identify your unique needs, strengths, and career alternatives. Then we develop a plan that gives you the tools and confidence to achieve the work and life satisfaction you know is possible.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I consider the whole person, not just your career. My approach and experience allow me to consider personal growth and relationship issues as part of your career planning.

I find that an exploration of your daydreams and life experiences is often the most useful way to map an effective career plan. That said, I am certified in all of the major tests – Strong Interest Inventory, Campbell Interests and Skills Survey, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – and I can readily employ them if indicated.

My holistic, action-oriented approach will help you get hired or get ahead at any stage of your career development. You can shift your career toward the achievement and purpose you desire.

Call me now to get started with an experienced career counselor and coach in Portland, Oregon.

Gallison Consulting

I was stuck in a job I didn’t like as a school administrator, knowing that something bigger was calling me from within. I had no idea what to do with my frustration.

I met with Dave and he led me out of my emotional mire, and set me on a step-by-step path toward a more positive future. Going to school to make a midlife career change was very hard work, I paid the fees, but today I am working as a nurse with 95% job satisfaction, and satisfied with myself and my possibilities for the future.

-Fran D