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About this pro
3 years in business
8 hires on Thumbtack
She reached out and got information ahead of our appointment.Jun 22, 2018Verified
Lucy is very pleasant to work with and completed the job very quickly and efficiently. She revised my very, very old resume and composed a nice cover letter. I am now ready to get back into the workforce! Highly recommend!Mar 12, 2018Verified
Lucy is quick to respond and flexible to meet your needs. It was easy to work with Lucy!Nov 10, 2017Verified
Molly W.Oct 26, 2017Verified
Nicholas P.Oct 22, 2017Verified
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?An initial session would start with an intake interview/discussion, during which we talk through the client's goals for the work, as well as any approaches they have already tried, and what challenges they faced. My goal during this initial portion of the session is simply to listen and get up to speed on what my client is looking for as well as the ways they like to tackle problems and any patterns they have noticed that have kept them from getting permanent traction in a particular area of their work. Then, using individually-tailored creative processes as a frame and a container, we investigate the issue or pattern, and then build on the insights gleaned from that work in developing an action plan. I am consistently amazed at how letting go, stepping back, and making time to look at an issue from new angles can open up space for insights, new ideas, and rapid forward movement that before seemed impossible.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a B.A. in English from Harvard College, where I found myself drawn back repeatedly to the creative writing department. I also grew up in arts-focused Ashland, Oregon, where I breathed in Shakespeare every day and studied drawing and painting, dance, theater, music, and everything in between. I absolutely know that my early experiences in the arts were a big part of my academic success, and that the wealth of creative outlets I was afforded gave me places where it was safe to explore and develop the parts of myself that were not thrilled about taking AP Calculus class or World History. As I got older, I found it harder to stay balanced in the face of increasing demands on my time, and I put visual and performing arts on the back burner while I tackled more “serious” and “important” things like excelling in school. However, I soon began to recognize a pattern within my life of ‘boom and bust’, in which a period of intense productivity would inevitably be followed by an energetic crash. Finally, I was done with these patterns of self-sabotage. I had a hunch that I knew how to do it better, so long as I could trust myself and let myself approach my career in my own way. My practice draws on both my academic background as well as my experience of the visual and performing arts, intentional creativity, kinesthetic learning, and right brain/left brain synergy.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started volunteering in college supporting Cambridge-area residents with job searches as part of the Cambridge office of a non-profit called LIFT. In addition to learning about how to write effective resumes and cover letters, I realized that I loved supporting my clients in working toward securing jobs. I also learned about the challenges of navigating the job market and how much meaning we attach to the work that we do. After college, I experienced those challenges first-hand, and I found the process of looking unsuccessfully for a job for several months one of the most challenging of my life. While working as a freelance writer, I found a part time job with a career resources company, an experience that reaffirmed for me how much I loved supporting people in navigating challenges or transitions in their careers. In addition, while editing blog posts about interview tips and supporting clients with revising their resumes and cover letters, I realized again and again that job seeking and navigating career transitions often bring up an individual’s fears, insecurities, and habitual patterns of reacting unproductively to uncertainty and stress. I became curious about how to better serve young professionals who wanted to find new and more fulfilling ways of relating to their work and their careers in a rapidly-changing world and a constantly shifting job market.