About us

About The Career Path Partners

We founded The Career Path Partners to continue to work with young aspiring and mid-career professionals in the DC metro area as well as across the U.S. and globe. Why? In recent years, the job market has changed drastically, and hiring strategies are constantly evolving. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are now found through networking, recruiters routinely use digital tools to research candidates prior to contacting them, and the Wall Street Journal recently reported that 80% of jobs are never publicly advertised.

Through our years of career coaching, working with hundreds of job seekers, we have created a robust curriculum focused on teaching the key skills that are critical to all young aspiring and mid-career professionals. To find a job in today’s market, our clients must have clarified their goals and need excellent marketing materials (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile). However, they also need to know how to find networking contacts, conduct informational interviews, how to listen and respond effectively, how to present themselves in two minutes, how to answer interview questions in a structured manner, and how to negotiate.

On top of all of that, the first 100 days in a new job are vitally important and we coach clients through how to make a great first impression and how to carry that momentum forward. With over 45 years of business experience between us, we can help clients strategize and face any challenge they might encounter.

Most importantly, we get to know you personally and eagerly root for your success. We know that the current job market is tough. As some of today’s most trusted career counselors, we are committed to being part of the solution as we prepare you to achieve your goals.

Read more

Our Coaches

Lindsay Guthrie

AB, Harvard University
MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of

Over 15 years of professional experience in consulting, Federal government, and higher education

Learn More About Me

Liz Adams

BS Cornell
MBA, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of

Over 25 years of professional experience in hospitality, consumer packaged goods, entrepreneurship, and higher education

Learn More About Me

Our Story

Experience. Passion. Dedication.

Over 1000 clients coached into more than 400 employers across 15 industries

Lindsay and Liz bring over 45 years of business experience to their coaching work. They have not only navigated many twists and turns in their own careers, but they have served as hiring managers across major corporations screening resumes, interviewing candidates, and negotiating job offers. Between the two of them, they have truly “seen it all” when it comes to the changing world of job search skills.

This deep experience and passion for helping others led them into career coaching. As coaches in the MBA career office at Georgetown University, Lindsay and Liz regularly met for lunch and inevitably the conversation would turn to the “side” coaching they were doing as a favor to friends and colleagues for current and recent college grads and twenty-somethings making major career decisions.

These young aspiring and mid-career professionals were smart, passionate, and high achieving. However, they were receiving minimal response from their online job applications (otherwise known as the “black hole”) and were unsure of how to network their way into the career of their dreams. Also, with the many changes in the job market, they were having trouble identifying mentors who could really help guide them through this process.

After many more lunches and conversations, The Career Path Partners was founded. Our mission is to provide tailored career counseling to young aspiring and mid-career professionals looking for the lifelong skills and job search strategies necessary to find their career path now and in the future.

    Career Counselor DC