Dorothy Pritchett

Dorothy Pritchett

Career Coach


Andrew Grace Associates

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Taught high school social studies for 3 years but did not like.
Took part-time public opinion interview job and loved it.
Worked as paralegal in several law firms-fun.
Became recruiter for legal professionals and VP in international search firm.
Used a career coach and decided to become certified as a career coach.
Started my own company - Andrew Grace Associates.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Walter Johnson - Rockville, Md.
Bachelor
Social Studies Teacher Education
University of Maryland-College Park

Career

Career Coach

I help individuals align careers with their strengths.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Writing
Helping People

Day to Day

Coaching individuals via telephone. Writing a blog or newsletter. Attend networking events.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Skills needed: Attentive listening for content and for what is not being said. Asking great questions to stimulate clients to problem solve. Willingness to stay with the discerning process (not telling a client what to do). Certification may be helpful if your clients believe credentials are necessary to ensure quality coaching. Certification requires graduation of an approved coaching program, coaching hours, and an exam. I recommend coach certification from the International Coach Federation.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Know your strengths and your values.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Industrial and Organizational Psychology or business
graduate
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You have to graduate from a paralegal school if you want to become a paralegal. You do not have enough money to start your own company. You are too old to change careers."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Fear of Failure
Learning Issues