"Penelope Trunk is the
world's most influential
guidance counselor."

Phone sessions are $350/hour.
And guess what?
Most people have what they need after a single session.

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Here are some of the issues I have helped other people with:

Rewrite your resume so you look like a star.

You’d be surprised how poor most resumes look to hiring managers, and how good your resume can look based only on the experience you’ve had so far. If only you would let someone else write your resume. It’s very hard to write your own resume — in the same way it’s hard to figure out how to market yourself.

Decide about Grad School: Yes or No?

We can evaluate the pros and cons of grad school so you can figure out if it’s right for you right now. The best way to make this sort of decision is to have someone ask you questions that will help you clarify the issues. We can do that in an hour-long session that will help you make a better lifelong decision.

Figure out your next move.

Most of the questions we have about our careers really stem from deeper questions about what will make us happy, what is in our way, and why is it in our way. After just one hour, I can help you zero-in on your number-one hurdle to getting what you want. And we can make a plan for you to overcome that barrier.

Build a better blog.

A blog can help everyone in their career, because a blog is how you give people a way to hire you for your ideas, and what you can do in the future instead of what you have done in the past. Some of you want more traffic, and I can help with that. But for most of you, the key to a good blog is not so much building a lot of traffic, but building a big portfolio of writing samples, ideas, and links to what you are interested in. I can help you build a blog that works for you.

Prepare for a career change.

I can help you soften the blows that usually come with a career change. We can rework your resume to show you have experience in the new field, and we can make a plan to quickly gain experience in the new field, before you even have to accept a position below where you’d like to be.

To get more information or to schedule an appointment, Phone sessions are $350/hour.

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  • 1. Pay for a session.

    Pay $350 via PayPal to penelope@penelopetrunk.com

  • 2. Tell me your availability.

    Send me a few times you'd like to talk, and I'll pick one.

  • 3. We talk.

    We get a lot done. And you have what you need (mostly likely) in just one session.

  • 4. Then we keep in touch.

    Of course. Because that's fun for me. To see how a story unfolds. And when you're ready with another issue to discuss you can set up another session.

Christian said:

After speaking with you in person, I realize you are an extremely profound and amazing person. Your blog is just a tip of the iceberg. You're like a hacker that is able to see and go right through walls that others can't.

Lynn said:

Thank you so much for talking with me today. You're really the first person who has made any sense of all of this. It's kind of amazing how you were able to cut to the bottom of it so quickly.

Aneta said:

I am so incredibly grateful that you took the time to counsel me last month. It took me awhile to get over the denial that I was actually an “INFP” but you know what????? YOU WERE SO SPOT ON!!!!! I am actually still trying to process how it is such an accurate description and how you could identify it in such a short time “who I am” even though I have spent my entire life trying to be someone else.

Justin said:

I signed the book contract this morning and sent it off. To be honest, putting together the proposal and getting an agent so quickly is a testament to your coaching and Quistic. In a few courses and one-on-ones with you, you've transformed how I write and why I write. I'm really grateful for the indelible impact you've had on me in such a short time.

Paul said:

If you are looking for a swift kick in the pants to get you moving in the right direction – Penelope is the person to see. Penelope is unafraid to tell it like it is, push you out of your comfort zone, and make you see things differently.

Ed & Emma said:

What you said on coaching call landed solidly. Necessarily brash and surprisingly insightful. More than surprising actually. We're processing your comments and considering the next step. In the meantime you have our appreciation.

Emelie said:

I have no idea how long it's been since our phone conversation and I don't intend to write a soppy email, but you should know...YOU WERE RIGHT. Gaw, were you right. I took notes when we talked, then condensed them to bullet points. I carry it around in my journal every day. I ignored it for the longest time, because I wanted to be who I wanted to be...which isn't who I am. Now that I've accepted it and have an "ONWARD!" attitude about it, I'm getting somewhere. My journey is just beginning, but I am here only because you told me some tough truths and you were kinda mean. (Which I love, of course.)

Holly said:

Thank you :) you got me heading in the right direction to what I really want xx