Pivotal Career Decision Points

The arc of a professional or business leader’s career typically reaches several critical decision points. One of these may be between age 40 and 50, another at the beginning of the life stage I call “starting older”.

I offer individualized consulting services to help you sort out your options, identify fears and needs, learn to say no to opportunities that meet others’ needs but not your own, discover long-buried desires, and aid in the mobilization of new forms of creativity. The result is a clear path to the next phase of your life that meets your material needs but also your creative, intellectual and spiritual ones.

The psychoanalytic underpinning of my approach aids in uncovering and understanding the motives, emotions, ambitions and wishes that lie beneath the surface of your thoughts and perceptions. I will also help you understand the psychology of the parties you’re working or negotiating with to gain the best advantage and craft the most workable strategy.

Everyone has a complex psychology. Although therapy can play a role if you're suffering from depression or an anxiety or substance use disorder, you shouldn’t have to go into therapy or analysis if what you need is a sophisticated and experienced advisor to help you make a vital life decision or see you through an important transition. I bring to my client relationships knowledge from long experience as a psychoanalyst and leader, employing a unique consulting model that provides advice and counsel when and where you need it.

This advisory service is offered on a monthly retainer basis which provides 2-5 meetings a month plus access by phone and email. I do my best to be available to you as quickly as possible whenever you need to talk something through. I’m happy to come to your office or meet on weekends or in the evening—whatever works best for you. Generally, these engagements last one to four months. Geography is not a limitation, as FaceTime works extremely well for this kind of work, and Skype is another option as well as videoconferencing you may have available through your firm. For more information or to set up a time to discuss whether this service would work for you, please email me at prudy@invantageadvising.com or call me at 312-883-7949.