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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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Steph Szuch - Director of Program Management

Steph mission is to support people to build a life of their choosing. 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 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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Alexandria Grant - Program Manager

Alexandria is a lifelong learner and has a ten-year background in education, counseling, and human development. Her professional educational journey started with Teach for America, and her focus has since shifted into working with diverse adult learners on projects and program development. She is passionate about strengthening her servant leadership skills, while ensuring that she is providing safe spaces for not only herself, but to those around her as well. After completing the Fellowship in the Spring of '22, she is also a recent Google Coursera Project Management graduate, and seeks to use her project and program management skills to work on meaningful projects, help others find their passions, and revamp their professional journeys.

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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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.

Claire Dorn - Program Manager

Claire has extensive experience coaching professionals in various industries through periods of career transition. She is passionate about helping people design fulfilling careers aligned with their strengths, passions and interests. Her professional background includes teaching, career coaching, workforce development, and project and program management.
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Sonal Gupta - Program Manager

Sonal is a multi-passionate professional with experience in consulting and corporate strategy and a fascination around how we can empower individuals in their careers to create more effective organizations. She believes in using business to improve our world, and she uses design thinking and an adaptable nature to solve problems quickly and help others do so as well. She is expected to become an ICF certified coach in 2023 and will specialize in helping individuals from under-represented backgrounds to achieve career goals and leadership positions within organizations. 
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Katherine Lelek - Program Manager

Katherine is a dedicated career services professional and Mission Collaborative alumna who believes that self-reflection, research and having a strategic plan are the keys to finding career success. Her superpower is curiosity and she is a lifelong learner. She is particularly interested in using design thinking to empower others to find meaning and joy in their lives. 
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Eunice Yu - Program Manager

Eunice is a leading multi-faceted communications specialist with a passion for helping others find purpose in their life's work through an equitable and inclusive lens. As a former special educator turned pediatric therapist turned mindfulness consultant (and Mission Collaborative alum), she is no stranger to career design (and redesign). She has worked with local to national nonprofits, corporate partners, and businesses to lead and facilitate company career development training, seminars, and IDEA offerings.
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Krista Vaught - Program Manager

Krista is passionate about creating learning and connection experiences that help people move forward, particularly by applying design thinking concepts and creating space for intentional reflection. She has made several pivots on her own career journey, including roles in journalism, law, executive support, academic programs, compliance, and learning and development, and she enjoys continually exploring ways to enhance meaning and fulfillment. Krista holds an EdD in educational technology and a law degree, and is an ICF Associate Certified Coach. Outside of coaching and life design, Krista enjoys traveling to national parks and finding the best gluten-free bakeries.
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Tiffaney Peroutka - Program Manager

Tiffaney loves helping people align their natural gifts and talents with fulfilling work to create happier lives. She supports professionals in gaining clarity around their unique strengths, values and goals. Her mission is to encourage individuals to see their potential and empower them to grow into it. A career-changer herself, Tiffaney spent more than 20 years in corporate law, banking and insurance before transitioning to professional development coaching and leadership training.
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Paige del Rio - Program Manager

Paige is an instructional design and strategy leader with 10 years of experience running complex operations and initiatives. Having recently transitioned from nonprofit education work to the tech industry, she is eager to support others feeling overwhelmed by seemingly insurmountable transitions. More than anything, Paige believes in creating opportunities for self determination through learning, support, and access and is excited to parlay those passions and skills into supporting the Mission Collaboration community.

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

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