Hi! I am Hailey Starr, a certified professional coach and multi-passionate creative.
I wasn't always these things. I spent 14 years as an ecologist working in various roles throughout the Pacific Northwest. Last 7 years of this career I worked as an environmental consultant. By the 4th year into it, I was burnt-out and lost.
I came to the realization that I could not do environmental consulting for the rest of my life – both physically and mentally.
This realization scared me. I had spent so much time, energy, and resources getting to a place I thought I had always wanted to be. Then to realize my body and my spirit couldn’t handle it for the long term was an incredibly vulnerable moment of realization. If you have ever reached this place, you know how disorienting it can be. So much of our identity can easily be wrapped up in our careers. But you are not your career. And you can change careers.
So I started exploring my innate interests, developing different skills, exploring potential pathways to a new future. After a year of exploration, I landed on two potential pathways – becoming a certified coach and an artisan jewelry maker. These two pathways are entirely aligned with my core values and the impact I want to make during my life.
Career transitions are difficult. The average career transition is about 4 years (acquiring new skills, education, and network). And I can attest to this. So many different people and practices helped me through this transition, including coaches.
I am passionate about making difficult transitions easier for working professionals.
The reason I am so passionate about this work is I believe the time is now for you to tune-in to your purpose, meaning, creativity, and connection to nature. The time is now to launch creative solutions to difficult situations. The time is now for you to be who you really are and align your spirit with your inner callings. And the time is now for high-conscious creatives like yourself to stand up and exercise your unique gifts, innovative solutions, and heart-centered ideas for the benefit of our environment and future generations.
For every problem there is a solution and for every life there is a multitude of ways of living it. So let's be creative about it!