THE CODE TEAM
ENRICHING LIVES BY FACILITATING PERSONAL DISCOVERY.
The CareerCode team has observed from their careers in vocational assistance that satisfaction is likely to occur when jobs fit personalities. CareerCode was created to help everyone discover a more meaningful life. It positively affects relationships and general outlook on life by providing individuals a strong sense of self and guiding them toward opportunities.
AE | THE PERFORMER
Raised in a small Nebraska community, Jan began using her interests by playing the piano for the high school choir. After obtaining a degree in Music Education, she realized in her first year of teaching that it wasn’t right for her. Fortunately, after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, she found an alternative career that was more fulfilling where she was able to work with individual clients. Building on this education and experience, she became specialized in vocational assessment and courtroom testimony as a vocational expert. Jan has owned a private practice Rehabilitation Counselors since 1978, which is a good match for her full CodeCombo – AECISR.
EA | THE PROMOTER
Selling greeting cards (The Cheerful Card Company) door to door in her tiny South Dakota town, Kathryn realized the value of being persuasive and ambitious. Like a true visionary, she was already thinking outside the box of the pre-determined women’s careers of her day. That start-up venture led her to a career path which included experience as: makeup artist, retail gift buyer, executive recruiter for National/International companies, nonprofit employment program development and community consultant on intergenerational workplace issues, work readiness career planning and coaching. This variety of experiences and Kathryn’s full CodeCombo – EASCRI – led her to found CareerCode.
SE | THE CONNECTOR
Tracy has a wealth of experience in college settings, including Admission Counselor, Residence Counselor, Greek Advisor, Development Specialist and University Career Advisor. In these positions, she quickly noticed how much time students would spend on college admissions and financial aid, but how little was devoted to career planning. Watching career struggles sneak up on student after student inspired her to take action and help create a solution. Her involvement with CareerCode included program development and co-authoring CareerCode, Know your Code, Find your Fit. She loves working with students and career changers, helping them define their goals and interests, plus offering guidance on how to apply them to the labor market. Tracy’s full CodeCombo is SEARCI.
OUR CORE VALUES
Be inclusive and socially relevant in order to offer virtually anyone the opportunity to gain career and educational insight and their pathway to success.
Advocate for all career seekers through relevant communication, teaching, leadership and collaboration.
Remain engaged, enthusiastic, creative and competitive in mapping the world of work to ensure all participants have a positive experience.
THE BUILDING BLOCKS
CareerCode was built on the timeless Holland Theory of RIASEC personality types. CareerCode uses these six types to help people discover who they are as well as educational and career matches. RIASEC is enhanced through CareerCode’s focused detail and supportive guide.