About

 

Greetings! I'm Holly.

 

I'm glad you've made it over to my corner of the web to learn more about me.

 

First things first: I'm a career coach that works with women in male-dominated industries.

 

Cool, right?

Holly Burton

So what lead me here?

Well, I started out as a Mining Engineer. That's right, a mining engineer.

No, not like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Like with the big yellow trucks full of rocks. In fact, here's a picture of me with one. For ten years, that was my awesome day job.

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I worked every day in the proverbial trenches of a male-dominated workplace. I've been where you are, and I know that some days it ain't pretty. I've been labelled bossy, and pushy, and too soft, and too confident, and not confident enough, sometimes all in the same day. I get asked why I'm all dressed up every time I do something different with my hair or gasp! wear mascara. I get mansplained to. I have terrible ideas until they're repeated by a male colleague. I'm assumed to be the default note taker at meetings. I get told my standards are too high and that I'm a perfectionist. What. A. Party.

Here's the thing, though: Even though it sucks sometimes, I love to work. I want to get up every morning and go kill it at my job. Kicking ass and taking names is just in my DNA. Either that or I was grossly mislead by that 23andMe test. Working is an amazing part of my life. I mean, when your job is to literally move mountains for a living, so it's hard not to be excited about it.

But that doesn't mean I want it to be harder than it should.

I want it to be as easy as pie! Easier than pie, even! Have you made pie lately? It's no cakewalk. Mixed dessert metaphors aside, I want to be able to focus on the actual challenges at my work, rather than the challenges other people have with me as a working professional. And that's what I want for you too.

So I decided to become part of the solution. My goal as a coach is to help you figure out what's standing in your way at work, and help you discover the best way to get around it. Sometimes that'll mean doing some tough work on how you're showing up in the world. Sometimes it'll be a huge weight lifted as you learn that the other side of the choice to work on ourselves is the side that says,

hey, this actually isn't something I can or even want to change. It's just about them. So I'm not working on it.

What I want for my clients is a work world that's a little bit easier and full of success. I want less time spent at midnight googling how to know when to quit my job, negotiation tips for women, and how to stop the referendum on my personality at work. I especially want less time reading what Google's algorithm sends you and realizing it doesn't even scratch the surface of what you're looking for. I want more time spent working on things that will get you where you want to go at work.

If you want all that for yourself, connect with me and let's get to work on it. Write me an email about what's going on with you, or go ahead and book a freebie one-hour session with me. I'd love to hear from you.