I HELP SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONALS IN THEIR MID-40s
PIVOT AND RELAUNCH
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“I was at the lowest point of my career.
I had previously been very passionate about my work and derived a lot of esteem and fulfillment. Toxic work relationships and working in a system that no longer seemed to value my skills and experiences led to severe burnout. Despite my successes, I was contemplating stepping away entirely from my career.
I felt completely unmoored. There was no joy and I felt without an identity.
Roberto has skillfully pushed me, through conversations, exercise, and introspection, to reconnect to myself. The passion and joy somehow came back. Opportunities and greater success followed. In reflection, I realized that the leader I thought I had to become was a false notion. I am already the leader I need to be.
I gained awareness of the roles that fear, anxiety, and self-doubt have had in my career. At some point, they stopped serving me and I am learning to consciously (through a lot of practice and awareness) let them go."
HELEN L. - GLENVIEW, IL
“Roberto is a gifted coach who genuinely cares.
He is an exceptional active listener. By helping me better uncover my unique value proposition, he's helped me set and prioritize specific personal and professional goals, and accelerate my progress towards reaching those goals. Following our sessions, Roberto would send personalized and insightful information that helped me integrate what we discussed. This follow-up helped me stay on track and enabled me to make greater progress in a shorter amount of time.
Roberto has been instrumental in my personal and professional development.”
TIM S. - NAPERVILLE, IL
"Roberto is generous with his time and thoughtful in his approach to counseling creative professionals. His guidance reignited my professional curiosity, opening the doors to a new way of connecting with the people who inspire me. Shortly after meeting with Roberto, my attitude brightened. I was promoted to Executive Creative Director.”
BENJAMIN B. - CHICAGO, IL
“Roberto listened intently and was instrumental in guiding me to organize my thoughts and prioritize my plans. Finally, he helped me lay out specific actions I could take to start my new project right away.”
ROXANA K - GUATEMALA
“Roberto has provided me with thoughtful insight and examination into the choices that I've made in my career. I now feel less nervous and more empowered about my next steps.
It's great knowing that Roberto is in my corner to help guide me through these challenges.”
CONNIE H- SAN FRANCISCO, CA
“Working with Roberto was a sheer pleasure. His spunk and dedication to his craft are inspiring and motivating. He gets to the core of his subject, with thought-provoking questions that really drive towards the end goal."
LAUREN P - DES PLAINES, IL
“Roberto came at the perfect time when I was redefining myself.”
MAIELLA M. - BELGIUM
WAYS I CAN HELP
Over the last 20+ years, I’ve worked with top global corporations and consulting firms, where I developed, launched, and managed multi-million dollar products and brands. Along the way, I reinvented my career 9 times.
Some of my claims to fame include:
Launching Ben&Jerry's ice cream into foodservice channels across North America.
Launching Hyatt Centric, the company's fastest-growing global brand of boutique hotels.
Reinventing the patient and family experience for 3 renowned hospitals.
Teaching hundreds of professionals how to apply design thinking to solve complex problems.
At age 48, I hit a wall.
During the pandemic, I put my career on hold to focus on my children. I went through an intense period of self-discovery, experimentation, and outreach to figure out what I wanted to do next.
I spent months interviewing and sifting through countless jobs online, but there was nothing out there I could say, "yes! that's me!." The more I searched, the less I found. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I was stuck, exhausted, and deflated.
I found an abundance of career resources, but they largely emphasize how to land a job (e.g., how to optimize my resume and what to say in interviews). But my problem was different: I couldn't figure out what job I was trying to land.
I began experimenting with tools and principles from Design Thinking, Brand Strategy and LEAN, and I quickly started to regain clarity, direction, and energy. Soon, my friends asked me to help them too. The results were stunning.
My purpose became clear:
To help other ambitious professionals like you, reinvent the second half of their careers.