As a full-time Career Counselor since 1981, Carol Vecchio has worked at New York University, Fordham University School of Law, in private practice, and, in 1992, she founded the not-for-profit Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal in Seattle, Washington.
Her professional development includes a degree in psychology, graduate studies in counseling, and extensive training with Richard N. Bolles author of What Color is Your Parachute?. Carol has worked with people in a wide variety of fields and professions; since 1983, one of her specialties has been assisting lawyers and the legal profession. Her purpose in life is to help others embrace and learn from the uncertainty that change brings, uncover what makes them unique, and create lives that they love.
Carol’s pioneering programs have positively impacted thousands upon thousands of people — many who couldn’t pinpoint their need at the time, but are now designing and living lives they love. At Centerpoint Carol created the renowned “Natural Cycles of Change,” which is the foundation for her published book, The Time Between Dreams: How to Navigate Uncertainty in Your Life and Work as well as the guiding force for many of the workshops and services at Centerpoint.
Her expertise as a Master Career Counselor and passion for mentoring others in a career of Life Design earned her the 2010 National Career Development Association Outstanding Career Practitioner Award. In addition to her book, she has contributed to many articles and is a sought after speaker internationally. Carol was an elected Trustee to the National Career Development Association’s Board of Directors and was honored to have been the closing keynote speaker at NCDA’s Global Conferencein June 2015. She proudly launched her own radio hour, Design a Life You Love, on KKNW; links to these podcasts can be found here.
Despite her many accolades, of which the mentions above are just a few, Carol remains down-to-earth, full of wit, and passionate about connecting and helping those facing transitional challenges. She too experienced the journey of finding one’s calling, listening to one’s wants, and—lucky for us—she has open-heartedly shared this roadmap.
If you are interested in having Carol keynote, join an author event, or support your organization in any way, please contact her.