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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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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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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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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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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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BERNADETTE / SAN FRANCISCO, CA

“My experience with Katherine was so positive! She is insightful and supportive. I still use her suggestions and techniques for managing and overcoming emotionally challenging situations at work.”

— BERNADETTE / SAN FRANCISCO, CA / CONSTRUCTION

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KIKI / NEW YORK, NY

I decided to study abroad after three years in college in order to help me decide on the direction of my life/career. After regular sessions during my semester, Katherine enabled me to finally decide on the best direction for me and was so understanding, empathetic, and encouraging. I can’t wait to return to university and continue my pursuit of this direction of my life! She was truly amazing!”

— KIKI / NEW YORK, NY / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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