Erica Buchholz - Career Coach in Springfield, Virginia (VA)

Dr. Erica Buchholz

Profession: Career Coach

About Me & My Practice

Knowing what career you are absolutely meant for, the one that life has been getting you ready for, but is still elusive … it doesn’t have to be a secret from you any longer.

You work hard and want to make a difference. Yet, your jobs are just not the right fit.

You know there is more out there, but are struggling to find out what you are really meant to be doing.

You picked an amazing major — but you can’t find a job that puts your degree to use.
You’re making money — but you’re exhausted by all the struggles and worries about having enough.
You want to transition jobs — but your heart is dying each day that you don’t know that next step.
You feel like there are no jobs out there where you can be creative and make a lot of money.

I felt the same way.

I understand since I’ve been there too.

I used to work jobs that were a bad fit, where I couldn’t be my creative self, and where I was just barely making enough to pay the bills. I felt so stuck.

This is why I created Job Burnout Life Coaching, so no one ever has to be stuck in a boring, painful, or bad-fit career path.

I decided to help others find the career path they were meant for so they can finally live their lives with joy … and money!

I help people reveal what has been inside the whole time.

I help through coaching online, one to one, so you can know exactly what is right for you.

So how did I end up here?
I had a string of jobs and schooling that I thought would lead me to all the things I had pictured in a “great life.”

I went to school for a long time, picked programs that sounded amazing, and then I couldn’t find jobs in the field I wanted. (Well, I could, except then I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent.)

I was angry a lot. I was exhausted ALL THE TIME! I wasn’t able to recognize myself any longer.

After one particularly draining meeting where I finally realized that I (and everyone else I worked with) was 100% replaceable, I knew something needed to change.

I realized I actually already knew what I wanted to do with my life, I was just too afraid to admit it.
See, I always knew I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, to bring happiness, to help people laugh more, and to help people move forward.

But, I was worried I could never make enough money if I didn’t follow the traditional path.

I sought resource after resource to get myself out of a toxic and painful situation, to develop a career and life that I know I am meant for.

I learned who the REAL ME is! And how to not worry so much about what “others” might think of my career choices.

I became an expert in job burnout through living it, time and time again. And also getting out.

I am no longer wasting my day being a people-pleaser.

No more meetings that should have been an email.

I live authentically and don’t have to curse under my breath anymore.
Becoming a Life Coach has given me the tools to help people understand their Meant-For Career quickly.

I’ve put in years of experience at over 20 jobs learning about what contributes to burnout.

+ 10-month training intensive through the Martha Beck Institute
+ Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology
+ Laughter Yoga Instructor

My unique combo of professional and personal experience sets me apart from other life and career coaches.

I never want someone to think they are destined to work awful jobs for the rest of their lives.

I help you feel:

+ Enlightened into what you are meant to be doing.
+ Free of the worries of making enough money.
+ Certain what you want to be doing in your life.

When I am not helping people find their dreams, I am probably teaching laughter yoga outside. I also spend a great amount of time playing with monster trucks and Hot Wheels with my little one. I get outside to hike and camp and watch water any chance I get.

You don’t have to be stuck in a terrible job any longer.

It’s time that you take care of yourself. Let’s get you s

I Am Also A

  • Career Coach
  • Creativity Coach
  • Life Balance Coach
  • Life Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

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

Ages I Work With

  • All ages

Languages I Speak

  • English

My Fee Range

  • $150-$200
  • $200-$250