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About us

Career CoLabs is a small global workplace and career counseling agency specializing in Workplace Health, Productivity, Satisfaction, Career Transition, Leadership and Professional Development. 

We offer one on one and consultant guided programs delivered in our online classrooms and client portals.

Our programs are implementation and execution programs. Clients learn strategies, but more importantly, receive comprehensive, step-by-step, hands-on guidance and action planning that leaves nothing out and takes nothing for granted.

Our team consists of Career and Workplace practitioners with expertise in Neuroscience, Health and Wellness, Behavioral Health, Entrepreneurship, Workplace Psychology, Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Career Strategy. 

We are relationship-focused, human-centered, and solution-driven using integrative strategies, data-driven, wellness-supported programs and providing people with collaborative, step-by-step support. Our teams work side by side with our clients to envision, plan, strategize, and take action to reach their workplace, career, and life goals. 

The Founder and Owner, Dr. Kristen Tolbert, is an HR Consultant specializing in people development to include career transitions, workplace wellness, leadership and professional development. She helps career and job changers leverage their transferable skills to make a satisfying career change.  

We address Career Discovery and Reinvention through our most popular program "Careers Reinvented: A Guided Process for Leveraging Your Transferable Skills, Finding Career Direction, and Refining Your Personal Brand." 

About Us

Programs are led by founder Dr. Kristen A Tolbert, EdD LMHC  

  • Client profiles include young professionals entering the workforce to highly experienced senior professionals looking to make a career change and transition into new careers, roles, and/or environments.
  • We serve a worldwide clientele using our online Career Management Classroom. 
  • Teams include experienced high-level associates with private and public sector expertise in human resources, career development, counseling, executive coaching, leadership development, and strategic development. They hold the highest education, credentials, certifications, and professional experience in workforce development.  

Professional Brief

Kristen specializes in Workplace Wellness and Career Satisfaction programs in her private practice where she assists people and organizations in becoming both high performing and healthy workplaces. Kristen’s professional development programs are focused on skills-based, higher-order thinking and behavioral strategies to address job performance, satisfaction, productivity, job transition, and leadership development. Kristen's programs serve a global clientele via live seminars and in collaborative online classrooms. 

Kristen’s 20-year career includes work in profit and non-profits in private, state, and federal government sectors throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her experience includes personal and professional development work in conjunction with organizations such as the Medical University of South Carolina, the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the U.S. Federal Government. Additionally, she provides clinical service and consulting to telemedicine, health care, and human resources technology start-ups and companies and various other small businesses and organizations. 

Kristen has a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is Nationally Board Certified as a Licensed Counselor and Master Career Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for counselors seeking state licensure. 

Kristen's approach to working with people is strategic and human-centered; she focuses on clearly identifying desired outcomes and needs and honoring the unique humanness of the people she is working with. Her experience and belief are that trust and engagement occur at the intersection of these two places--supporting growth and deep respect and understanding of her clients.

Kristen's Credentials, Background, and Professional Experience

  • Nationally Board Certified Master Career Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor 
  • In-House Federal Career Consultant and Executive Coach for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Nuclear Regulatory Commission; providing contracted executive career coaching and professional development services to Accountants, Attorneys, Economists, Examiners, IT Specialists, Industry Specialists, and Interns
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • 20+ years in Practice
  • Interests in: Telemedicine, The Independent Workforce, Global Commerce and Economy, STEM Education and Careers, Entrepreneurship, Engagement Research, Workplace Culture, Human Potential, Goal Pursuit, Leadership, Higher Education, Work Psychology and Wellness, Technology, Neuropsychology, Career Self-Sufficiency, Sustainable Communities

Education

  • Ed.D.  (Doctor of Education) Organizational Leadership/Workforce Development.
  • M.S.  (Master of Science) Counseling Psychology. Specialization in Strategic and Systems Psychology.
  • B.A.  (Bachelor of Art) Psychology. Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Master Career Counselor (MCC), National Career Development AssociationNational Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Qualified Supervisor, Florida Department of Health
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), California Board of Behavioral Health (in progress)
  • Association for Transpersonal Psychology

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