This month marks the one-year anniversary of my career coaching practice. After much reflection, I’ve decided to close my practice at the end of March.
If this comes as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. It comes as a surprise for me too.
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over nearly fifty years of being alive is that when it’s time to go, you gotta go.
This is a bittersweet farewell and yet, it feels like the right time too.
I’ve been helping people achieve their goals and dreams for 28 years. It’s crazy when I think about how long it’s been!
It all started when I worked as the Internship Coordinator for my alma mater at the University of California (UCI) Career Center during my senior year. After that fortuitous first job, I continued on a career services path without realizing it was the path for me.
I went on to work as the assistant to the Director of Career Services at my other alma mater, the University of Washington (UW) Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. Then, I graduated from Coach U in 2001 and became a career coach when no one even knew what “coaching” was. I then lucked out and was given the great opportunity to create the first career services program for the UW School of Marine & Environmental Affairs.
After that, I moved to the UW Undergraduate Advising office where I helped thousands of college students discover the right major, while also helping prelaw students achieve their goal of attending law school. I then left the UW after 10 1/2 years of service to start my former company, Prelaw Guru, where I continued to help people reach their law school dreams.
Finally, this last year I’ve been helping job hunters, career changers, and entrepreneurs through a different kind of career coaching that blends career coaching techniques with tarot card readings. It’s been a lot of fun practicing at the crossroads of the practical and the metaphysical.
For the last 28 years, I’ve made plenty of mistakes and missteps in my life, but I’ve never regretted helping anyone reach their goals and dreams. Each and every one of of my clients has been a teacher for me and I’ve learned something valuable from every meeting I’ve had. I’m grateful that my path has helped so many people on their path to greater career fulfillment. It’s been an honor to serve.
The last day of my career coaching practice is Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Whether you’re a current client or a new client, if you’d like a coaching session with me, book your appointment here.
You can use your coaching session to discuss any career-related challenges you’re going through whether you’re a job hunter, career changer, and/or entrepreneur. Again, I’m not your typical career coach. I blend intuition with intellect, and the practical with the metaphysical, and I’ll use both career coaching techniques and tarot cards to help you gain insights and perspective.
Here’s what some of my clients say about their sessions with me.
“Talking to you brought so much clarity (you are right: perspective is your superpower!) and the cards gave me some eye-opening insights about my writing that I didn’t think of before. I can already sense one of those blocks opening up. This morning, I feel encouraged, energized, and more confident. One hour with you and the cards is a different but essential form of wellness: wellness for the soul. Thank you so much, Peg.”
“Peg is such a gifted listener, interpreter, and coach! As a client, I felt heard, nurtured, and encouraged by her intuition. I appreciated her thoughtful reflections about what she was hearing from me and from what she was seeing in the cards. I highly recommend this unique opportunity to combine the tarot with career coaching.”
“Thank you so much, Peg! I really appreciated this session with you. I feel like each reading tapped into the silent whispers of my soul. Thank you for helping me get back in touch with the answers that ring true to my intuitive self. You are amazing at what you do and I feel like this was the perfect creative spark that I needed after feeling pretty creatively “blocked” or stifled after some time. What you do is truly pure magic.”
If you’ve been thinking about getting coaching with me, now’s your chance. Book your session today!
So what’s next for me?
I will continue writing and teaching, and more importantly, I’ll be spending time in solitary contemplation this spring. After some sacred time alone, and also being in nature, I have a feeling that new possibilities will take root.
My career has been a wild and interesting ride for the last 28 years and I really don’t know what’s next. The future is unknown but for once, I’m okay with that.
Peg Cheng is the author of Rebel Millionaire, a guide for how to retire as a millionaire even if you make a modest income, co-owner of Plaid Frog Press, and a career coach combining intellect with intuition. Born in Southern California to Taiwanese parents, Peg lives in Seattle.
Photo by Michael L
Florence Sum says
What a tough, beautiful and bold decision! always admired that about you Peg. <3 <3 miss ya!
Peg Cheng says
Aww, thank you, Flo! I appreciate your note. Miss you too and hope you’re staying well. 💜