Creative Change Careers, LLC Serving northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland
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Our office is in the Shirlington area of Arlington, VA, very close to I-395 and Shirlington Station.

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Client Testimonials

"I honestly felt it was too late....that I had gone beyond the "point of no return" (in terms of career change). Shela helped me see that what I had already done yielded skills and talents which I could both transfer and market elsewhere. Her positive energy helped me stay positive about my ability to make a change, and I did it."
— Association Newsletter Editor turned Video Writer and Producer

"Most of us experience stress or anxiety in this situation. I certainly did, and I truly appreciate the fact that your focus on the actions that could move me forward in landing a new job reduced the time I previously wasted on worry and frustration."
— Communications Manager who moved from a Corporation to a Non-Profit

"Having been through an outplacement program in recent years, I originally came to Creative Change Careers for assistance on my resume only. Shela Turpin-Forster was so helpful in shaping and polishing my resume and suggesting how best to market myself that I continued working with her, created a search plan for the work I wanted, and stayed all the way until I landed a new job five months later."
— Human Resources V.P. in Government Contracting field

"By the time I came to you,...and my benefits were running out, I was starting to panic. It helped me immensely that your services were organized so that I had a written job search plan in place in just over 10 hours of work; and after that, you allowed me to check in with you as I needed assistance and as my finances allowed."
— High School Teacher moving into Museum Education

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;..."
— Anatole France, French Author, Nobel Prize in Literature (1921)

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
— Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, Artist and Historian, Nobel Prize in Literature (1953)

"As a general rule, you have to accept that no matter where you work, you are not an employee; you are in a business with one employee—yourself."
— Andrew Grove, Intel Corporation president

"Achieve greatness:
Start where you are;
Use what you have;
Do what you can."
— Arthur Ashe, U.S. Tennis Champion