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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Bailey Lenzen - Program Manager

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.

Sherry Ezhuthachan - Program Manager

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 - Program Manager

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 - Program Manager

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 - Program Manager

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 - Program Manager

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 - Program Manager

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 - Program Manager

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.

Lindsay Dahl - Program Manager

Lindsay believes deeply in the power of design to help people and organizations envision a better future. After completing the Fellowship herself, she felt empowered to use her expertise in program management, facilitation, and design thinking to support other career changers. Prior to making her own career transition, Lindsay spent over a decade leading award-winning communications campaigns, most notably at Edelman.
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Steph Szuch - Program Manager

Steph’s mission is to support people to build a life of their choosing. As an English teacher of non-native speakers, she has worked extensively with professionals looking to boost their skills to apply for different jobs, move abroad, or take a new step in their careers. She also works as a Life Coach specializing in confidence, self-knowing, and life changes. She takes a strengths-based approach in all of her work and loves helping people take full advantage of their gifts.
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Lisa Qin - Program Manager

As a first generation Chinese-Australian, Lisa used to be a model minority poster child. She veered off-script after realising the only test in life that matters is being true to who she really is, not what others expect of her. Lisa has had several career changes as a lawyer, educator, and at UNICEF. Inspired by her own experience in the Fellowship, she now helps others find out how to serve the world in their own unique way.

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