Hillary Bennett - Career Coach in Vancouver, Washington (WA)

Ms. Hillary Bennett

Profession: Career Coach

About Me & My Practice

Not long after my son was born, I started to feel out of alignment. Although I was settling into my role as a mother, the professional part of my identity was crumbling. I began meditating, committed to a prayer practice and started listening to what God and The Universe had in store for me. One day, in March 2018, I heard loud and clear the call to shift my career into serving women and moms. A few months later I was asked to create and lead a program for women returning to the workforce after a career break of three or more years. We called it a "returnship" and I thought: “Yes, this is it!”.

Everything about my job was perfect. It was aligned to where I was feeling called, I had a great boss, good pay and benefits with lots of flexibility. And yet, I didn’t feel any improvement in my overall well-being, in fact, I started to feel worse about myself and my life. I despised going to work, my anxiety became a full-fledged health problem and waking up Monday morning was the worst part of the week. I was an empty sack by the end of each day with nothing left for my family. How could this be happening when, on paper, it seemed like everything made sense?

Fortunately, inspiration soon arrived as I got to witness the journeys of the women I hired into the Returnship program. They were turning their lives upside down and taking great risks to pursue fulfillment, not just as moms, not just as employees, but as whole people. I walked alongside them as they struggled to find their confidence, their interests and an integration between work and home-life. Not only was I inspired, I also became acutely aware of how much these women could benefit from working with a coach, and that's when I felt my spark.

So, I became a return to work coach, and I can honestly say I've never felt more aligned in my life. For the first time ever, I truly can't wait to work every day. Even better, I have more energy at the end of the day than when I started, meaning I am a whole, fulfilled, person for my family; the best version of me.

We may not have the same story, but I know what it's like to feel alone, ashamed and with more questions than answers. I know what it's like to beat myself up for not achieving some version of someone's expectations for my life. I know what it's like to love my kids with every cell in my body…and still somehow yearn for more. I also know what it's like to uncover my dreams and go for it, finding more fulfillment than I thought possible.

If this resonates with you, if you want to uncover your dreams, use your gifts and feel fulfilled, let's get started. The World is waiting.

Coaching with Me:
I tap into your inner wisdom and knowledge by asking powerful, thought provoking questions and at all times, letting your hopes and dreams lead each session. I will encourage you to listen to your head, your heart and your gut and support your path forward in a judgement-free, shame-free zone.

Certifications & Degrees:
MBA with focus in Emotional Intelligence
Whole Person Certified Coach

Professional Experience:
For over ten years I successfully led recruiting and talent development programs for The Boeing Company. I helped high potential employees at every stage of the pipeline develop themselves and progress towards their professional goals. I also started the company's first ever return to work recruiting and development program. In this role I advocated for women returning to the workplace and saw first hand the triumphs and challenges inherent in the transition from Stay At Home Mom to Working Mom.

I Am Also A

  • Career Coach
  • Life Balance Coach
  • Life Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Career planning
  • Fears
  • Goal setting
  • Internal Conflict
  • Life Stages
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Motivation
  • Performance issues in the workplace
  • Professional goal achievement
  • Self-Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Work Life / Personal Life balance

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages I Speak

My Fee Range

  • $50-$150
  • $200-$250
  • $250-$500
  • $500+