Your career strategist, career well-being expert, and certified HR specialist. My mission is to help you prioritize your well-being so you can achieve your career goals and reclaim your work-life balance.
Hi, I'm Ana.
Here's My Story:
How I achieved career well-being and became my Chief Career Officer!
I'm a solo immigrant and Brazilian/American, first-generation college graduate. I've been in the corporate world since I was a teenager. I grew up with the mindset that others' needs always came first. I wore the word selfless as a badge of honor. I tried to apply the same principle to my new life abroad, and it didn't serve me well.
For 10+ years, I worked in corporate America. As an achiever, I'd say yes to every request and take on every project. I loved getting things done and was a high performer. But, I got passed up for promotions and didn't speak up in meetings, ashamed of my accent. I felt invisible and inadequate in many work environments.
After years of hustle, grind, and little time off, burnout knocked me down. I had several health issues and saw many doctors. During that time, I started to prioritize my workplace well-being. I took small steps and said no more often. But that didn't cure the overwhelm of doing the work of two people, so I got a new job.
When I found a better work environment, unfortunately I felt the pressure to hustle again. I didn't exercise, relax, eat, or sleep well. One day, I had a breakthrough moment that forced me to slow down, a cancer diagnosis.
I thought about the actions I didn't take: setting more boundaries and working less, and focusing on myself. I wish I had left toxic work environments sooner. I could have done more for myself with the right resources, so I decided to help others see the signs I ignored.
I learned to become more assertive while staying calm, positive, and respecting others. I began to advocate for myself at work. I created boundaries, got raises, improved my well-being, and worked from home before remote work was the norm.
Sometimes you need a bit of help along your career journey. It's easy to become consumed with work and stress at the cost of your health, happiness, and well-being. I'm here to help you find a better way, and not just get through your work days, but learn to thrive and grow in your career.
My Education & Training
HR Consultant Certificate - International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)
Career Coach Certificate - International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)
Member of the Society for Human Resource Management - SHRM
Member of the Human Resources Certification Institute - HRCI
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management
Fun Facts About Me
Dancing is a huge passion. Besides Zumba and Hip-Hop, I take gentle yoga, barre, and strength training classes.
I'm a beginner pickleball player.
I learned English with music (pop and rock) before I could afford a language school as a young adult.
I'm fluent in English and Portuguese. I'm learning Italian.
Articles & Newsletter Features
Time Magazine - Forget 'Quiet Quitting.' Here's How to Actually Set Boundaries at Work
Discover Financial Services - How To Ask for a Raise At Work?
Influence Digest - Top 15 Coaches In Raleigh In 2022
Get Hired LinkedIn Newsletter - Should You Include a Cover Letter with Your Job Application?
Get Hired LinkedIn Newsletter - Should You Learn a Language to Advance Your Career?
Get Hired LinkedIn Newsletter - How to Write a Resume and Tailor Your LinkedIn During a Career Change
LinkedIn News - Do Work Ethics Differ By Generation?
LinkedIn News - How To Pick a Language To Learn to Advance Your Career
LinkedIn News - How to be more adaptable at work
AgilityThink Newsletter - What's in Your Resume Branding Stack? 8 Pros Share Ideas
Guest Speaker / Live Events
You’re Just A Diversity Hire - Decoded Podcast - Season 3 - Brave Conversations with LCW - Host Larry Baker
When Self-Advocacy Became A Life-Saver - Stories That Connect Us - Episode 19 (A podcast that seeks to unite people through the power of storytelling)
Grinding Gears: Working Through A Quiet Promotion (Special Guest Ana Goehner) - Your Career GPS - Episode 78 (A career podcast for Gen Z students and young adults)
Are you secretly being "quietly promoted"? - The Morning Beat with Mikalah Gordon and AJ Gibson (National Radio Show + Podcast)
Interview with Bilingual Career Strategist Ana Goehner - Virginia Franco - Resume Storyteller Podcast (YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.)
The Work Environment and Company Culture - FulPhillment - LinkedIn Live Event
The Career ALive Series - Ana Goehner & Theresa White - LinkedIn Live Event
Powerful Career Strategies for Women - Jolt Your Career - LinkedIn Live Event