Linda Faucheux MA LPC

Career Counsellor & Life Coach

Creative Catalyst for Change + Coaching for Optimal Work/Life Integration + Co-Designer for a Unique and Flourishing Career

Linda Faucheux MA LPC


**New Q&A Interview Video with Linda Faucheux** 

Get to Know Linda by Watching this Informative Interview.
Hear Powerful Answers to the Following Questions:

  • what challenges do you work with at Careers by Design? (0:17)
  • are there common situations that clients find themselves in before they come in to see you? (1:38)
  • what made you want to be a career counsellor? (2:28)
  • what's your professional background? (3:43)
  • what's different about the Careers by Design approach?  what makes it so effective and powerful? (4:42)
  • what's the biggest career challenge you faced and how did you overcome it? (6:56)
  • what surprises clients the most about the career coaching process? (9:42)
  • what is your greatest accomplishment? (11:32)
  • how do you become your own authority and design your career/life? (14:29)
  • 20 years experience in Higher Education as a Career Counselor, Career Development Teacher, Clinical Supervisor, and Director of University Career Centers.
  • I am a dedicated HeartMath practitioner and employ Careers by Design's unique 'Connect Head & Heart' approach; this has transformed my relationship to stress and given me tools to help you let go of stress-related habits that sabotage your career success.
  • Expertise in mindfulness-based strategies for cultivating innate confidence, finding flow and focus, achieving your goals, and working with psychological and emotional barriers to success.
  • I work with clients over Zoom video and also in-person in Boulder, Colorado as part of Careers by Design's US operations at www.careersbydesigncoaching.com

Hi, I’m Linda Faucheux (fo-shay, long 'a') and I have 20 years of experience as a career counsellor and coach. I embarked on my professional counselling career as a psychotherapist dedicated to alleviating suffering, and over time I came to realize that I was a much better counselor when I focused on strengths development, self-actualization and human flourishing. This realization led me to career coaching.

As a career coach, I focus on your strengths, help you clarify and develop your unique genius, facilitate greater awareness of your internal resources for better decision-making, and help you cultivate greater resilience when facing uncertainty and change as you move toward more meaningful work in the world.

My career trajectory has led me to Boulder, Colorado where I became a leader in the field of Career Development in Higher Education. After 20 years of career counseling, teaching career development, and leading career centers, I have continued to evolve professionally by providing individual and organizational coaching for Careers by Design.  Meeting Shirin and joining her team of like-minded heart-based practitioners is a perfect fit for me and I look forward to life-transforming and powerful coaching for my clients.

My focus in career coaching is deeply influenced by my mindfulness meditation practice of 20 years, my graduate training in Contemplative Psychotherapy, my studies in Positive Psychology, Strengths-based counseling, and Solution Focused counseling. As a career coach, I facilitate a process of expanding awareness of your whole self, mind, heart, and body, so that you can access the most evolved part of yourself as you consciously design your new career direction.

I have coached hundreds of individuals just like you, and I'm excited to help you Feel Better, Do Better and Get What You Want, Faster!

Naropa University
Cincinnati University

How My Experience Can Help You

I specialize in the following areas:

  • Exploring and developing your Signature Strengths. This is the pathway to your unique genius and greatest success and satisfaction at work.
  • Making important decisions and choices. Learn how to access your truth and navigate the conflicting voices, emotions, and fears that cloud the process of good decision making.
  • Clarifying and achieving your goals. I utilize evidence-based practices that can help you achieve your goals.
  • Moving through psychological and emotional barriers that prevent you from the future life and work you envision.
  • Provide support and effective tools in helping you let go of stress, anxiety, and depression as you move toward your career goals.
  • Cultivate social and emotional intelligence in the workplace. We all encounter difficult relationships at work. Learn how to navigate the social and emotional terrain at work.
  • Designing a job search strategy based on your temperament and strengths.
  • Leadership Development for Women. I am passionate about coaching and empowering women leaders.

Background & Experience

My career trajectory led me to Boulder, Colorado where I became a leader in the field of Career Development in Higher Education. I served as Associate Director for Counselling at University of Colorado’s Career Center, and Director of the Career Development Center at Naropa University where I also served as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.

After 20 years in higher education, I have continued to expand my career by providing individual and organizational coaching for Careers by Design.

M.A. Counseling Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado (Specialization in Contemplative Psychotherapy)
L.P.C., Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado, USA
B.A. Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Certifications

10 years experience facilitating Strengthsfinder 2.0 for individuals and organizations
Advanced training in the VIA Strengths Inventory and Character Strengths Development
Qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Teacher and Administrator
Group Leadership Facilitator, Matrixworks Group Leadership Training

What Linda's Clients Say

Find inspiration for your career. If they can do it, so can you!

Markus Mccray
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Markus Mccray

Construction Management

"I am a man of few words and I didn't know how to put in order my ideas and expertise to let the interviewers know that I'm the man for the job. Thank you for the career counseling and coaching I received - it made a huge difference in my life."

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Rebecca Rosenberg
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Rebecca Rosenberg

Senior Project Manager

"Working with Linda at Careers by Design helped me find direction in making a career change in a personally challenging and confusing time in my life. But most importantly, the coaching process helped me gain peace of mind with the process of leaving my job. I am taking steps toward my future, and laying the foundation based on my values as I look for my next role."

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Jane McKean
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Jane McKean

Career Counsellor

"Linda is a talented career counselor that utilizes a mindfulness, heart-based approach that enhances clarity, decision making, and effective action. I highly recommend Linda."

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Cherie Wilcox
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Cherie Wilcox

Career Counselling Professional

"Linda is one of those rare people who truly leads with her heart. She is filled with compassion and understanding, and is deeply curious about helping people find their passion.I worked with Linda for nearly 8 years when she was Associate Director for Counseling at the Career Services office for the University of Colorado Boulder. Personally, I have never met a career counselor like Linda (in all nineteen years of working in Career Services) who is more vested in assisting clients finding their own wisdom and truth. (I’ve worked with at least 49 career counselors between three offices since college.)Linda is an amazing listener and understands her clients’ needs. In fact, during her time at CU, several alumni wrote me (unprompted) and asked if they could provide references about our counseling services (after seeing her), as it had a major impact on their lives. Also, Linda won the National Career Development Facilitator Champion Award, from the National Career Development Association in 2015!Without reservation, Linda has my highest recommendation possible."

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Elma Heller
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Elma Heller

Procurement Manager

"I am a very quiet person and thinking about a job interview would make me very nervous. My friends would try to help me by giving me advice but everytime I had an interview, I wouldn't know what to answer.The staff at Careers by Design were very patient and kind. They helped me face my fears, have all the correct answers and were excellent at understanding me. I'm so happy I finally got up the nerve to call them and it ended up being a great investment in myself. Thank you for patiently coaching me."

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Clarke Malcolm
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Clarke Malcolm

General Manager

"The strengths assessment was a great start for my coaching sessions, reiterating some things I knew about myself and teaching me new strengths that I didn't realize I possessed, ultimately building my confidence in the process.The Interview preparation, creating a LinkedIn profile, and learning how to target a resume and cover letter, boasted my professionalism and branding.Capped off by the one on one coaching, it really brought it all together leaving me fully prepared to pursue my next career."

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Heather Wilson
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Heather Wilson

Senior Product Manager

"Highly recommend!Linda was an exceptional coach through a difficult time. Being in a transitional phase of my life, I was unsure how to invigorate my job search. She was consistently engaged, patient and encouraging as we explored my skills and interests. She offered wonderful advice throughout the process and recommended some essential next steps.Together we built an incredible strength statement which I can draw from and a solid strategy for my resume/cover letters/interviews that will be invaluable in the coming months.I can't say enough good things about her kind and insightful approach. Thank you!"

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Sara Pieroni
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Sara Pieroni

Area Manager

"After talking to Linda in that hour I felt a huge weight lifted. It made me feel very optimistic about the future"

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Brad Graham
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Brad Graham

Career Counsellor

"Linda is an excellent career counselor! I would recommend her to anyone in the midst of a career transition.She works well with individuals in all ages and stages of career development. Her instinct, compassion, breadth of counseling knowledge and mindfulness approach sets her apart from others doing this work. She will help you in finding clarity around your next career and/ or life move."

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Patrick Bowman
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Patrick Bowman

Software Consultant

"Working with Linda was a very worthwhile experience. Rejuvenated my job search, and my confidence!"

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Jen Grove
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Jen Grove

Planner & Urban Designer

"My experience working with Linda was very positive. She was very kind and attentive and really tried to understand my situation while assuring me that I could shape the career I want.It was helpful to talk things through, get her unbiased reflection, and have someone to bounce ideas off of. She recognized my passions, which pushed me to consider a variety of options.Linda helped me move through a discouraged and stressed mindset toward a more positive perspective which opened me up to new possibilities. Then, I was confident to put my plan into action. I was able to make a clear and level-headed decision and take the risk I needed to take to move forward."

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Dahlia Smith
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Dahlia Smith

Career Development Program Manager

"As a former colleague, I witnessed first hand the compassion, caring and expertise Linda brought into her career development work with her clients, as well as the insightful guidance she provided to those she supervised!"

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Lucy Weaver
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Lucy Weaver

Consultant

"Linda has been instrumental in helping me find my true path.She has an incredible ability to recognize one's innate strengths, and in doing so is able to help others create an authentic and meaningful career for themselves. She understands that in order to thrive, work and life must be congruent and therefore will address non-work specific issues as needed.Linda is an incredible counsellor who knows how to move the process forward fostering for growth and change. I am so grateful for Linda and her incredible expertise!"

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Carolyn
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Carolyn

"Linda is a genuinely kind and caring person who helped me determine what was really important to me, what was holding me back, and what steps I needed to take to reach my goals. She did this by getting to know me as a person without administering a battery of time-consuming, expensive tests. I highly recommend her as a career coach!"

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Rick B
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Rick B

"Careers by Design helped me gain an introspective perception of the type of person I am and what kind of work and environment I would thrive in. I feel like this significantly helped move along the process of finding a new career and offered perspectives and approaches that I had not considered myself."

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Shauna JacksonCrabb
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Shauna JacksonCrabb

Program Advisor

"Linda is an excellent career coach who will open your mind to new possibilities and ideas that you may have never thought of before. Linda asked questions that got me thinking differently.With her coaching I was able to delve into my character strengths and values to really delve into what opportunities I could be looking for in my next career. Linda helped me figure out what I really value in life and work."

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Sandra Rosewell
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Sandra Rosewell

Career Counsellor

"Linda uses a whole-person approach to her work with people. Her level of expertise in both established and cutting edge approaches in sessions is unparalled. However, the most important things she brings to her work include her capacity to build trusting relationships characterized by a non-judgmental attitude, acceptance, kindness, curiosity, and humor."

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Paola Goldade
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Paola Goldade

"Linda was like a trusted friend who guided me, listened deeply, and asked probing questions to help me understand myself better. She empowered me to make my own choices and decisions. She focused on my main concerns and helped me move toward resolution.Linda is very knowledgeable about the career development process and her guidance was critical to achieve the objectives I set to myself. I would recommend her without hesitation!"

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Martha Utchenik
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Martha Utchenik

Psychotherapist

"Linda manifests the true essence of contemplative career counselling. Her natural compassion and empathy was essential in my finding direction and cultivating confidence when I faced a difficult Internship search for my final year of graduate school.Her heart-based approach and deep knowledge of mindfulness-based practices helped me gain a clear awareness of my career goals, strengths, and abilities, such that I chose to work with her directly to learn more about her unique practice of career development and leadership.I observed Linda working with a variety of students one-on-one and in groups. She was able to address each student’s fears and doubts, and gently yet firmly help them through their blocks regarding their career choices and futures.I highly recommend Linda as the leading career counsellor in Boulder and the Boulder County area."

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Christine Maidl
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Christine Maidl

Client Services Coordinator

"Linda is a warm, compassionate and empathetic professional. Her holistic approach to career counseling gives her clients the tools they need to go beyond simply finding the next job or career; she helps transform lives. I highly recommend her!"

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Barbara V
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Barbara V

"Linda is a warm and affirming career counselor. She has a keen awareness of my unique gifts and strengths, and her excitement about what I have to offer the world, is contagious! I always leave feeling so good about myself.Linda is the only practitioner I’ve known that begins with a centering, meditative experience, which provides the space I need to open up. She has led me through heart meditations that made our sessions more meaningful and gave me the energy and courage to embark on my career path. I highly recommend her."

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Lea Alvarado
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Lea Alvarado

Career Counsellor

"Linda is highly trained as a counselor, an executive coach, and leader. And what makes her unique is her background in mindfulness and her heart-centered approach and emphasis on compassion and empathy in her work with clients.She has extensive experience in the career development field, supporting individuals with their career transition. She has helped hundreds of people discover and pursue roles that are aligned with their greatest talents and strengths. I would highly recommend her!"

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Aga Sypniewska
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Aga Sypniewska

Career Coach

"Linda is probably one of the best career counselors and coaches in the Boulder/Denver metro area I have ever worked with.She's been instrumental in helping me progress in my own career by assisting me in addressing some of the major career concerns I had. I have has the pleasure to observe Linda as program manger and trainer and have always been impressed with the depth of her knowledge and insight as well as her ability to connect with others.I wholeheartedly recommend Linda to anyone looking for either one-on-one carer guidance or institutional career development training!"

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Ainsley Camps
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Ainsley Camps

Performance Improvement Consultant

"My experience with Careers by Design and more specifically counsellor Linda Faucheux was a very positive one. I would recommend Linda to anyone who is transitioning in their career.She customized the sessions to fit my needs which really helped me develop the skills I needed to be successful in my career transition. Thanks Linda! :)"

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Joseph Chan
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Joseph Chan

Senior Mechanical Engineer

"Coaching with Linda helped me clarify my values. I became clear about what my problem was and what I needed to do. I was then able to move to a new position that was in alignment with my values. It was easier to make the decision and accept the offer because I knew what was most important to me regarding career satisfaction."

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Abul S
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Abul S

"Before I began the coaching program, I had some anxiety regarding my ability to find work. But with the help of this program, I feel a lot more confident in my job search.Though I already knew what work I wanted to do, having a knowledgeable professional to speak with regarding my career plans was supremely helpful!"

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Stuart
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Stuart

"I had the pleasure of being coached by Linda at Careers By Design. Linda helped me clarify my core values, interests, and brand. Her coaching has equipped me with a solid plan moving forward. I look forward to applying her teachings over the course of my career."

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Shayn Smith
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Shayn Smith

Energy Healer

"I am particularly impressed with Linda Faucheux with whom I've been a colleague and friend for quite some time. We were both associate directors at a university career center where she exhibited heart-based leadership skills that won the admiration and respect of staff and students alike. Her clients benefitted immensely from her breadth and depth of career development knowledge.Linda is the kind of professional who gives undivided, mindful attention to anyone she's engaged with. With Linda one receives a total commitment of her time and energy which is refreshingly needed in today's busy times. I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend her as a coach and counselor."

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Jan Hutten
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Jan Hutten

"I highly recommend Linda for all you career needs. Her approach is kind, practical and effective and most importantly, gets results."

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