082: How to Make a Successful Career Change with Helen Horyza

In this episode of Saving With Steve, host Steve Sexton is joined by career development expert, award-winning author, and public speaker, Helen Horyza.

Life is changing for a lot of people, and because of COVID, many companies have laid off employees. A lot of us are in jobs that we hate, and about 60% of middle income workers are looking at making a career change. My first guest, Helen Horyza, is the founder of the Career Coach Entrepreneur Academy certificate programs and inventor of the Elevations® career assessments. She has a gift for uncovering talent and directing it to achieve extraordinary results. 

She joins us today to discuss why people stay in jobs that they hate, what is driving people to consider changing their careers, the pros and cons of going back to college to re-career versus a certificate program, and the steps to making a successful and smooth career change.

Helen Horyza is an expert in the field of career development, employee development, engagement, and retention. She is an accomplished trainer, motivational speaker, and executive coach.

Helen holds a Master of Science degree in Career Counseling from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) and is a professionally trained coach through Coach Training International. She is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and has over twenty years of experience uncovering talent and directing it to achieve extraordinary results.

Helen is comfortable inspiring audiences large and small with her authentic, approachable style. In her keynote “Unlikely Grit” speech, she describes her own story of becoming a successful business owner, utilizing a change model that she has developed. It offers practical, eye opening insights on how to maximize career potential and overcome fears.

As an executive and business coach, Helen has helped hundreds of mid-to-upper level executives accelerate their career success and develop their leadership skills. Insightful, supportive, knowledgeable, and experienced are some of the terms her clients use to describe her. She inspires leaders and professionals seeking fulfillment in their careers—and avenues to inspire their employees.  

Helen is the founder of the Career Coach Entrepreneur Academy certificate programs, and the inventor and author of the Elevations® suite of assessments designed to assist individuals in career transition or to enhance employee engagement. Elevations is utilized in organizations and in consultant practices around the world.