MEGHAN / NEW YORK, NY

“After years of feeling dissatisfied in my current field, I discovered Wanderlust, and it was — no exaggeration — life-changing. Katherine’s assessment and counseling has pushed me toward a major career change in my late 30s, and I’m now considering two job offers and more graduate school. Her process (not to mention the outcome) is truly empowering! I would recommend Wanderlust to anyone. Thank you, Katherine!”

— MEGHAN / NEW YORK, NY / PUBLIC RELATIONS → TEACHING

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LIZZIE / NEW YORK, NY

“If I could give 10 stars I would. Working with Katherine changed my life, I have recommended her services to all of my friends, family and ex-coworkers (emphasis on ex!)
I spent years feeling lost and unfulfilled in my career. I really needed some direction and someone to help me better understand who I am and what would make me happy. Not only did I make a massive career change (from sales to graphic design), I better understand who I am and have become a happier more confident person because of it. 
The report that Katherine provided was so in-depth, it even brought to light how my childhood experiences (such as my parents divorce) might have influenced my aptitudes. Even if you are not looking for a big career change, its a fascinating experience which I think could help anyone to become a happier person. 
As an adult you don't always give yourself permission to explore your interests and make big changes. Katherine helps identify your passions and validates them, giving you the courage to move forward. 
I also had the pleasure of meeting Michael, he is also a wonderfully attentive person and would recommend him for life coaching.”

— LIZZIE / NEW YORK, NY / SALES → GRAPHIC DESIGN

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SYBELLE / NEW YORK, NY RESUMES

‘Katherine has always been so detailed in translating who I am so eloquently! I’ve always admired someone with that kind of wit! She taught me that even resumes, & business plans can sparkle too! I have confidently referred her to my high profile friends who are equally impressed with her level of expertise.”

— SYBELLE / NEW YORK, NY / RETAILS SALES → ENTREPRENEUR

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EMILY / NEW YORK, NY

“I had the honor of working with Wanderlust Careers to update my resume and to build a new one for a different career direction. They were both works of art that were carefully thought out, making the highlights shine and using wording suitable for what I was looking for. They were efficient, professional, and overall extremely well done.  The day after I submitted the new resume to a job (that I had applied for two times prior), I got called for an interview, and that is where I am currently happily working! I also got called for two other interviews from the new resumes that I submitted.  Katherine really took her time to get to know me, where I’m coming from, and what I was looking to achieve. She is a great communicator, reliable, supportive, and a joy to work with. I recommend Katherine to anyone looking to greatly improve their approach to job hunting!”

— EMILY / NEW YORK, NY → EVENT PLANNING

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ERIN AUSTIN, TX

“I discovered Katherine through her website and she quickly got to work helping me update my resume and re-focus my career path. Over time our working relationship grew and I cannot say enough how wonderful it is to have someone focused on moving you and your career in the right direction. Katherine has seen me through countless jobs, promotions, and now graduate school acceptances. I was recently admitted to NYU and Columbia, the latter of which I was awarded scholarship funds, and I owe a large part of my success to her guidance. She stuck by me throughout the application process, reviewing every draft, every email, every resume I sent her way. Her holistic manner of subtly coaxing your most thought provoking work is remarkable. She is a dedicated, passionate, and insightful practitioner and you won’t regret working with her; the mistake would be to not to!”

— ERIN / AUSTIN, TX / HOSPITALITY → MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

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TENN, NEW YORK, NY

“Working with Katherine at Wanderlust was incredibly beneficial. She gave me some great insight into directions to take my career to make it more fulfilling. She also helped me put together a new resume and website to sell myself which has really paid off. Working with Wanderlust has given me so much to consider as I move on to the next phase of my career.”

— TENN, NEW YORK, NY / PRODUCTION

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SAFIYEH / POTOMAC, MD

“Michael is an incredibly warm and empathetic person, I immediately felt comfortable opening up to him. He has been beyond helpful in my grad school application process. He not only helped me craft my personal statement and prepare for interviews, but also provides so much emotional support. I really grew to rely on his reassurance and remarkable ability to motivate during a very stressful time of my life. Michael helped me come up with a specific plan for goals to accomplish over the week and it’s paid off. Thanks to Wanderlust Careers, I’ve just been accepted to a doctoral program! Michael has guided me in working through my anxiety and facing my fears, I don’t know what I would have done without him.”

— SAFIYEH / POTOMAC, MD / RESEARCH ASSISTANT → Ph.D. STUDENT IN PSYCHOLOGY

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CHARU / SAN FRANCISCO, CA

“It has been a pleasure to work with Katherine as I was considering transitioning in my career. I thoroughly enjoyed every interaction with her, whether it was video conferencing, telephone calls, or e-mails. Katherine went out of her way to help me, Katherine was quick in grasping my situation, and was always very prompt in responding. Even today I know she will not decline. I strongly recommend her!”

— CHARU / SAN FRANCISCO, CA / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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NOREEN / NEW YORK, NY

“Working with Michael McCutcheon has been an absolute pleasure.  What I appreciate most about his guidance is his objectivity in reviewing and assessing the steps taken and his intuitiveness regarding what the next step should be. He is responsive, available and also very kind! I highly recommend Wanderlust Careers for anyone who would like to move to the next level.”

— NOREEN / NEW YORK, NY / HUMAN RESOURCES → ENTREPRENEUR

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PHOEBE / SAVANNAH, GA

“Working with Wanderlust Careers has been an absolute pleasure and a tremendous help, thanks to Katherine’s reassuring, reasoned approach to personality types and problem solving. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone feeling stuck, directionless, or just in need of a little extra push, to work with Wanderlust Careers!”

— PHOEBE / SAVANNAH, GA / GRAPHIC DESIGN OFFICE MANAGEMENT

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SYBELLE / NEW YORK, NY

“Wanderlust Careers is truly an amazing experience! I have been welcomed in a way that I thought took years to build... Michael is one of the most genuine and upstanding people I’ve ever met! Truly a great motivation to any human he encounters and boy am I glad one of them was me! He is someone who lives with such integrity and his charm is contagious! He has truly inspired me to be my best self yet!”

— SYBELLE / NEW YORK, NY / RETAILS SALES → ENTREPRENEUR

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NISHITA / BROOKLYN, NY

“If today, I am what I am, I owe it all to one person - Michael. I have come a long long way ahead, and closer to the person I want to be because of his empathy and guidance. From Day 1, he made me feel comfortable and I opened up to him without any inhibitions or walls. With every talk, I feel myself grow. No matter what state of mind I enter in, I’ve always left feeling so happy after talking to him. His understanding of the mind is simply brilliant. He allows me to gain perspective on situations as well as myself. I admire the approach he takes to keenly understand as well as give context to conversations. My journey with him has evolved from therapy to coaching and he will always be a very integral part of my life. I feel extremely blessed and grateful to have Michael by my side.”

— NISHITA / BROOKLYN, NY / DIGITAL MARKETING

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KYLA / PROVIDENCE, RI

“When I first came to Michael I wanted to work on decision making, our time together not only improved my ability to make decisions but illuminated many other areas for growth. Michael has suggested a range of easy tasks, shared quotes and stories tailored to my personal journey and held me accountable to my goals with gentle humor and a firm reassurance that the best self can always be rediscovered and nurtured. Because of my sessions with Michael I am a better resource to my friends and family, many of whom regularly remark on the positive changes they have witnessed firsthand. Michael has coached me through graduate school, family transitions, and professional growth with a compassionate, attentive, and enthusiastic consistency that has changed my life.”

— KYLA / PROVIDENCE, RI / MFA STUDENT IN WRITING

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REED / NEW YORK, NY

“Wanderlust Careers provided great guidance at a time when I was feeling extremely stuck in a mild quarter-life career crisis. Katherine’s background in psychotherapy contribute to how easy it feels to sort through goals, obstacles and solutions with her, in order to get pointed in the right direction.”

— REED / NEW YORK, NY / COMMUNITY SERVICE MANAGEMENT → UX/UI DESIGN

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DAVID / SEATTLE, WA

“Michael has helped me transform my ways of thinking and acting. He has given me profound tools to help me grow to be the person I want to be. His listening skills are exceptional and I am always impressed how he remembers every detail. He has been nothing but personable, attentive, compassionate, and dedicated in helping me achieve my goals. I can honestly say I am a much stronger and more confident person after working with Michael. ”

— DAVID / SEATTLE, WA / FREELANCE WRITER

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HOPE / PELHAM, NY

“Michael helped me separate the noise and mundaneness, in my professional and personal life, from what I wanted. Michael allowed me to first rediscover the things that I found joyful. Through this rediscovery, I was able to map out a high-level plan, which I struggled to communicate during our first call from being overwhelmed at work. 

Some of the stumbling blocks that I had chosen to ignore, as not significant enough issues, surfaced and talking through what now appear to be simple concerns were unthinkable to resolve, at the time.

Michael coached me to regain my confidence and redirect my energy toward tangible outcomes. He made it possible for me to expunge the guilt of thinking ‘we can have it all.’ 

Furthermore, Michael has better prepared me to approach bigger issues and provided tools to alleviate thorny problems or as we like to call it ‘getting the ugliest things off your list, first.’

Working with Michael and Wanderlust Careers has been a life-altering experience.”

— HOPE / PELHAM, NY / ENTREPRENEUR

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PATRICK / LUDLOW, VT

“After cutting ties with a job and career path that had left me feeling unfulfilled, I had several questions that I was struggling with, in creating a new path. Wanderlust Careers’ process helped me with these questions. Through several tests we were able to get a clearer picture on my strengths, passions, and general work preferences. We then used that to put together a game plan to find a situation that would be a good fit for me. The support continued as I started actively searching for jobs - including up-to-date, effective strategies in connecting with potential employers, as well as thorough resume and cover letter reviews. Immediately, I received responses from a number of places I applied to, and interviewed with several companies until I completed the process with a position and company that felt right. My current job is feeling much more fulfilling than my previous one, while in an environment much better suited for my strengths. From start to finish, Wanderlust Careers’ process has greatly assisted me in developing the skills necessary to first define what I want, and then go execute those goals.”

— PATRICK / LUDLOW, VT / FINANCE → FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT

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EMILIA / NEW YORK, NY

“I cannot recommend Wanderlust enough!! I started working with Katherine as I was moving from London to NYC and job searching. I already knew what field I wanted to work in, but needed help narrowing down exactly what I wanted- in a very short amount of time! I completed 5 counseling sessions with her. She coached me in every aspect of my search from start to finish- reviewing my cover letters and resume, going over interview techniques, and later when offers came through, on benefits and salary negotiation. The entire process was conducted via video conference and e-mail, which made it incredibly convenient, especially during a hectic period of my life when I was job searching AND looking for an apartment simultaneously! I got a job within 2 months. I know it would have taken at least twice as long without Katherine’s help, which I literally could not afford. This was one of the best investments I’ve ever made, and it certainly paid for itself in my first paycheck at the new job!”

— EMILIA / NEW YORK, NY / ART DEALER

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THEO /  NEW YORK, NY

“I really can’t say enough about Wanderlust Careers and Katherine’s ability to provide counseling and help me with my career path. I came to her after coming to terms with the fact that I was really unhappy with my employment situation and needed to make a change. I had no idea if I wanted to completely change careers or just make move into another area in the same field. After a just a few sessions, Katherine helped me figure out what was really important to me and guided me in such a way that I was able to not only figure out a path that has not only made me happier with my job, but also enabled me to make more money at the same time. Katherine has a way of helping you think outside of the box and realize that there is so much more opportunity out there than you might see at first glance. I would recommend Wanderlust Careers to anyone who is struggling and needs a boost.”

— THEO /  NEW YORK, NY / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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LAURA / NEW YORK, NY

“Katherine is a warm, thoughtful person and immediately makes you feel at ease.  She has creative and outside the box suggestions.  She helped me come up with an action plan and work toward my goals.  Katherine helped me to calm my anxieties about my career and find happiness at my current job.  She also inspired me to explore other interests outside of work (Pilates, clean eating, and acting) that have enriched my life and improved my performance at work.”

— LAURA / NEW YORK, NY / SALES & ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

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