The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
— Lao Tzu

Many of your questions about will be answered here or on other pages on our web site.  If you don't find what you are looking for, please reach out to us via email at or call us at 630-402-0429 with your questions and concerns.  We're here to support you on your journey.

What’s a do-over?

It’s a chance to do it again!

Just like when you were a kid and needed another chance.  Whether you need a clean shot at a new job, a new career, life as an empty-nester, single parent or can help!

Can really help me?

At, we understand how tough it is to start over again.  We all tend to get stuck, especially when we are heading into the unknown.

Whether you are unemployed, recently retired, widowed, divorced, an empty nester, thinking about starting your own business—whatever it is, if the path you are facing is unknown, it’s scary. will provide practical support that will help you move forward with joy!

I'm looking for a job.  Can help with that?

Absolutely.  We have experience in marketing, in recruiting, in career planning. Whether you are looking for your first job or are an experienced worked; whether you are returning to work after an absence or looking to make a change in your current role, has extensive experience in these areas.  We also have an excellent track record of helping people to find jobs.

We can help not only with hard skills like a resume or LinkedIn Profile up date, interviewing, but also with soft skills, like networking and professional presentation.  We recognize that there are many things that need to be part of a successful job search.

How can I learn more about

There's lots of information to be found here on our web site.  If you don't find what you are looking for, please reach out via email at or telephone at 630-402-0429.  Introductory sessions are offered FREE 4x a month.  Check out the calendar for specific dates and times. These informal sessions give you an opportunity to come in and meet us face to face.  You can learn more about us and we can learn about you.  After that first meeting, we can help you choose your next step.

I’m ready to get started.  What do I do now?

First, register.  You can do that online here.  Once you hit submit, someone will contact you to discuss next steps.

To begin work, every client will need to complete a Recipe for Success.  This document will identify YOUR definition of success, begin to articulate some immediate, mid and long term goals and identify your greatest assets and your biggest challenges.  With this in hand, we can begin to move forward.

Creating your Recipe for Success can be done in a couple of different ways.  You can complete it on your own or with help in one of two different workshops.

First Things First is a sequence of three, 60-90 minute classes that will help individuals to first, calm down and take a deep breath, then walk through the process of identifying options, making preliminary decisions and committing to ongoing actions. 

JumpStart is 60-90 minutes in length and offers individuals the opportunity to begin immediately working towards their goal.

How much does all this cost?

Individuals in transition often experience anxiety about finances.  We understand that. Many costs are underwritten through generous donation. However, we believe it is important to use resources wisely and feel it's also important that you have “skin in the game” when it comes to your transition.

Membership in is open to anyone, 16+ who is looking for support in navigating a life transition.  Everyone who works with must complete a client application and sign a Covenant of Behavior.  There is a yearly, minimum, non-refundable registration fee of $25.  Individuals with the ability to pay more, are graciously requested to do so.

As a non-profit provider, we offer many services FREE of charge.  Some services are offered at a reduced rate based on a sliding scale. It is our goal at to support everyone regardless of their ability to pay. 

I work full time.  Could I still benefit from

Absolutely! isn't only for people in career transition.  It's for everyone, because we are all in some sort of a life transition. 

Whether you need a clean shot at a new job, a totally new career, life as an empty nester, single parent or can help.  If you are recently retired, divorced, thinking about starting your own business - whatever it is, if the path you are facing is unknown, it's scary. will provide support that will help you move forward with joy!