Who I Work With

While I work across ages, backgrounds, and problem sets the thing my clients share is a sense that there’s an answer they haven’t found yet. They’re willing to ask the tough questions and do the work.

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I’ve worked with single person companies to the very large. To protect my clients privacy, I can provide a sample of the larger organizations I have worked with employees from and have supported clients in gaining employment from.

Entrepreneur Businesses I’ve worked with Include Technology (Consumer and B2B), Consulting, Art & Design, Business Services, Education, Restaurant, Home Services and Personal Services including Coaching.

Questions Addressed

  • Choosing a career path
  • Managing a career transition/move up
  • Optimizing job search
  • Building leadership skills
  • Addressing job frustration
  • Clarifying business plans
  • Accelerating business execution
  • Prioritizing business initiatives
  • Startup communications strategy


I’ve worked with everyone from CEOs to high school students. The cumulative knowledge and deep understanding I have gained on the career arc from doing this is powerful. CEOs forget that they were once vulnerable college students who figured it out. Those just starting out need to know that if they do the work, they can have what they want. Everyone has something to learn from everyone else.

Professions I’ve worked with include:

  • Executive Management
  • Entrepreneur
  • Software Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Administration
  • Sales
  • Film and Television Production
  • Film and Television Development
  • Physical Therapy
  • College Professor
  • Product Management
  • Product Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Relations
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Psychologist
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Social Work
  • User Experience
  • Fine Artist
  • Food Scientist
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Financial Planning
  • People Operations
  • Sales Operations
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Event Planning
  • Professional Horse Jockey
  • Writer
  • Content Management
  • Social Media Manager
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Life Coach
  • Researcher
  • Program Management
  • Food Justice
  • Youth Development
  • Finance
  • Executive
  • Graphic Artist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Supply Chain Analyst


Business Services
Consumer Services
Food and Beverage
Travel and Leisure
Financial Services


As a professional executive recruiter, I’ve been informally coaching Cyber Security professionals for many years. However, when it came time to make decisions about my own career, I had trouble “seeing the forest for the trees”. Having worked with Gretchen in the past, I was excited to learn that she’d started her own coaching practice. Not long after, I became one of her first clients.

I admit to being somewhat skeptical at first, but by the end of our first session I was fully invested. Over the course of several weeks Gretchen helped me understand the internal and external obstacles that I was grappling with. She helped me focus on my core values and the goals that were most in line with my strengths and passion. And she helped me gain the courage and momentum to take action towards achieving those goals.

Personally, I found Gretchen to be authentic and charismatic. While highly objective and focused on my outcomes, she was able to share aspects of her own journey that made our sessions collaborative and engaging. This led to insights and perspective I doubt I could have uncovered on my own. As a result, I came away from our experience with a level of focus, resolve and enthusiasm that I hadn’t experienced since the beginning of my career.

Jeff Combs, CyberSecurity Recruitment Leader