Do work you love

Our mission

Two-thirds of Americans report feeling disengaged at work. We believe that doing work you love not only keeps you engaged, but also makes the world a better place. 

We’re on a mission to help courageous people build careers they love so they can make their fullest contribution to the world around them.

Since 2017, we've helped thousands of career designers find more fulfilling work through our programs. We've worked with people from all ages and industries; from teachers and lawyers, to engineers and administrators. Regardless of your background or age, our proven Career Design Process will give the clarity and plan you need to pursue a career you really love.
Speaking of our Career Design Process, where did that come from? We've spent years refining our approach to career design, and have been very influenced by a number of fields, including Design Thinking, Positive Psychology, and Career Counseling. Our process breaks down the overwhelming challenge of "figuring out what you want to do" into simple steps that anyone can follow!
Our team

Grant Schroll - CEO & Cofounder

Grant is passionate about helping others figure out who they want to be when they "grow up." He has navigated several career changes himself, going from engineer to consultant to designer and now entrepreneur. He uses his background in Design Thinking and facilitation to reimagine career navigation and create transformative professional development experiences.
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Ashley Artrip - President & Cofounder

Ashley is on a mission to help others design successful careers that are engaging and fulfilling. Before Mission Collaborative, she worked at Gallup and other organizations, where she focused on researching employee engagement and what contributes to a successful career. While at Gallup, she became a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, enabling her to help others identify their strengths and harness them to design careers they love.
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Valeria Lopez - Director of Program Management

Valeria finds joy in helping others design careers they love. A career changer herself, Valeria has worked in education policy and research, healthcare and entrepreneurship. She uses her expertise in the ability model of emotional intelligence and adult learning theory to help career designers figure out what's next.

Nithyaa Venkataramani - Facilitator

Nithyaa loves working with individuals at transformative moments to support them in designing the most fulfilling career journey imaginable. She worked across the philanthropic, non-profit, and government sectors and launched her own coaching practice based in somatic awareness, meditation and expressive arts therapy. Nithyaa also has experience facilitating wellbeing workshops for physical, emotional and spiritual health in hospitals, schools and shelters.
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Laura Marks - Facilitator

Laura is a mission-driven experiential learning advocate with 10+ years experience facilitating transformative educational programs to help others broaden their worldviews and navigate their careers. She's passionate about transforming education to meet the needs of the future of work, the potential of project-based learning to aid with career exploration, and supporting female founders.
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Sarah Anene - Facilitator

Sarah enjoys helping others to discover their passion and build sustainable careers that align with their interest. She has experience in the nonprofit sector, facilitating training and leading career development initiatives. She is also a trained human resource professional with keen interest in career design.

Bailey Lenzen - Facilitator

Bailey believes we discover our best selves when we invest time and energy in thinking meaningfully about the impact we have on the people and world around us. Outside of her time at Mission Collaborative, she coaches teams and individuals in leadership development, goal setting, and values identification. She is an MBTI Certified Practitioner and is expected to become ICF certified in 2021.
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Megan Christensen - Facilitator

Megan is a learning design specialist who focuses on creating meaningful learning experiences. She recently transitioned to being an independent consultant and now supports organizations to design curricula and systems that promote effective learning. Creating an impactful career has been a driving force to her throughout her life, and she loves helping others discover and purposefully pursue meaningful work.

Sherry Ezhuthachan - Facilitator

Sherry is a CTI Co-Active Coach whose practice is grounded in the belief that authentic expression is an unending source of deeply powerful leadership, innovation, and fulfillment. Sherry values authentic expression in all areas of life, especially in how we contribute to the world through work. She began her career as an electrical engineer and project manager, then transitioned to non-profit program and partnerships management before finding fulfillment in coaching and entrepreneurship.

Sagarika Das - Facilitator

Sagarika is passionate about supporting career-changers through their journeys of self-discovery and transformation. She is an epidemiologist with a background in global health, human-centered design, and higher education, and she uses her multidisciplinary expertise to guide individuals in pursuit of fulfilling and empowering careers.
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Cecile Oreste - Facilitator

Cecile is a strategic communications professional, diversity, equity, and inclusion advocate, and arts and culture supporter. She began her career in advertising sales and media relations, then transitioned to nonprofit arts and most recently higher education. An alumna of the Mission Collaborative Fellowship, Cecile enjoys helping people make connections to enhance their careers.
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Kathy Goller - Facilitator

Kathy loves accompanying people in their life and career journeys, helping them explore questions of meaning and purpose in their lives. Her professional background is in church ministry, but she recently experienced a career design process of her own, and is now
moving into self-employment as a coach, facilitator, and trainer. Kathy uses CliftonStrengths, the Enneagram, and other creative tools to help others discover and develop their gifts and live their purpose.
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Kara Reens - Facilitator

Kara is passionate about helping people and communities flourish through meaningful work. Prior to joining the Mission Collaborative team, she supported programs and partnerships at various nonprofits in the social justice, faith-based, and higher education sectors.

Olubisi Ajetunmobi - Facilitator

Olubisi has over seven years of experience in curriculum development and classroom facilitation. She is passionate about sharing information to help people find clarity and hone in on their passions to find meaningful and fulfilling careers.  She is also a subject matter expert in health informatics and public health research. 

Hang Zhao - Facilitator

Hang is passionate about helping people live the life they want. As an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach, she supports leaders and teams to achieve their full potential. Before coaching, Hang spent ten years in Accounting and Consulting fields, working in various industries and companies. She leverages her own career transition experience, coaching skills, corporate and entrepreneurial background, and somatic practice to create transformational experiences for others.

Peter Nesbitt - Operations Manager

Peter is passionate about helping people and companies work as effectively as possible, focusing on optimizing operational systems so business leaders can spend their time where they are most valuable. His career path has taken him from educator to executive assistant to entrepreneur and beyond, so he understands first-hand the importance of finding a career that fits your skills and interests. 

"This was the greatest investment I've made thus far into advancing my career"   - Ogechi, Winter 2018