Carla Hunter

Carla Hunter

Certified Career Coach

Career Span, Inc.

Lexington, KY USA

At the heart of most everyone is a fundamental desire to help others. Every time we help, we feel purposeful.


My road in life has been direct.
Graduated from college and my first job was wrapping gifts for customers for over a year.
I went to Japan and taught English for 14 months.
Returned to the U.S. and immediately started working as an ESL teacher in three elementary schools.
While working full-time, I also went to school full-time to earn a Master's degree in student and personnel counseling.
Next, I graduated and began a career as the director of career development at my alma mater.
After six years, I started my private practice to be flexible as I had two daughters at the time. I have three girls now.
In my 24+ years I have devoted my life to helping people find meaningful careers.
Today, I'm a national instructor for a global career credential and have trained over 130 professionals in workforce development and Higher Education.
Keep following my journey


High School
Bryan Station High School
Asbury University
Student Personnel and Counseling
Eastern Kentucky University


Certified Career Coach

I facilitate the process of career discovery through meaningful conversations with my clients.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

It is an incredible privilege to facilitate the process and journey of self-discovery. I am in my 24th year of private practice and it feels like a week! I love being a small part of someone elses story.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

The most important first step is informational interviews with successful career coaches and hearing their stories. Maybe one of them can become your mentor.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Student Personnel and Counseling


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I didn't hear discouragement in my pursuit of becoming a career coach. However, as a career coach I hear a lot of clients sharing their discouragement. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student