Paula Conkey - Career Coach in Morristown, New Jersey (NJ)

Ms. Paula Conkey

Profession: Career Coach

About Me & My Practice

Growing up I leveraged humor to bring everyone together. Humor and laughter were key for creating closeness and crucial for managing through challenges. Laughter gave me energy and allowed me to see beyond current circumstances.

Creating levity and increasing energy levels is key for shifting views or a mindset, as well as for taking actions that support our goals. I leverage this and mindfulness in my Coaching Practice. I coach the whole person toward the change they seek and consistent success.

My life has been filled with celebration; and I've faced incredible obstacles. I've overcome life threatening and stressful events. Laughter was again a powerful coping outlet during each transition. With determination and will, I arrived on the side of health and happiness.

I've lived with illness for over 20 years. I’m a two-time cancer survivor. I recovered from a weakened heart, had many surgeries, medical procedures, radiation and chemotherapy. I also experienced the challenge of working full-time during treatments so that I had insurance coverage. I’ve been laid-off a few times and worked in toxic environments that could dampen the best of spirits. I’ve experienced heartbreaking loss of love and friendships as well.

The list of all that I’ve overcome and accomplished is long. The most important being that I was alive! So, what was missing? Why wasn't 'living' enough? I realized it was because I was ‘surviving’ and not thriving.

How I chose to respond to this awareness is what makes me powerful. I sought out a Coach who helped me lead a bigger life. My life became more than transitions and loss. I learned to fully express myself, remove obstacles and give myself permission to live my best life. I moved toward feeling and being truly alive.

Today, I’m that ‘Coach’ for my clients. I leverage my unique gifts and experience to guide, empower, encourage and help clients live their best life! I help them move through a transition or loss, towards transformation and a fulfilling life! I help my clients ignite their passion for their life, career, leadership and the relationships that are directly impacted by them.

My credentials also include 20 years of successful Human Resources and Recruiting Leadership. I’ve coached Executives, Employees and external candidates within Fortune 500 and start-up environments. I’ve guided teams to understand what they wanted, needed, as well as uncover the steps for accomplishing their professional and personal goals. I've helped individuals unleash their leadership skills and inspire others, professionals to find the industry and role that makes their heart sing, as well as coached teams to be motivated and engaged.

I’ve completed Landmark Education’s Transformative Forum, Advanced Course, and Self Expression Leadership Program. I’m certified in Reiki and formally trained through the iPEC Professional Coaching Program.

I've written several articles, such as: 'Transition to Self-Expression' and 'Just be Quiet.'

I Am Also A

  • Business Coach
  • Career Coach
  • Creativity Coach
  • Executive Coach
  • Health Coach
  • Life Balance Coach
  • Life Coach
  • Relationship Coach
  • Organizer Coach
  • Recovery Coach
  • Leadership Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Accountability
  • Assertion skills
  • Career planning
  • Communication Problems in the Workplace
  • Fears
  • Goal setting
  • Healthy Living
  • Influencing others
  • Internal Conflict
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Leadership
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Loneliness
  • Motivation
  • Performance issues in the workplace
  • Personal Communication Problems
  • Procrastination
  • Professional goal achievement
  • Professional mission
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sales skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Unnecessary worry
  • Work Life / Personal Life balance

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages I Speak

  • English

My Fee Range

  • $150-$200
  • $200-$250
  • $250-$500