Areas of Expertise: considering further education; interview preparation; job search; networking/selecting a mentor; self-assessment; skill-building; transitioning careers; retirement
Mimi Darmstadter is an executive and career coach and a seasoned leader in the Human Resources field (e.g. learning and performance). She launched her own coaching and HR consulting firm, My Life’s Work – Coaching & Consulting LLC, eight years ago. Mimi’s areas of topical interest/expertise include individual growth and capacity building, leadership development, employee lifecycle issues (onboarding, performance management, individual development planning, retention), workforce engagement, mentoring, diversity/ inclusion, communication skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness/stress management, and team building.
In her executive and career coaching activities, Mimi’s foremost goal is to support individual success and satisfaction in “work,” broadly defined. Mimi’s coaching with clients emphasizes new levels of self-awareness, skill, and behavior that her clients seek to build professional capacity (e.g. build skills, leverage strengths) and/or make desired shifts in their career identity. Mimi also has a coaching “sweet spot” for engagements with parenting professionals who seek to successfully, and with satisfaction, integrate their personal and professional lives.
Mimi is certified in a number of assessments, including the Strong Career Inventory, the EQi 2.0 and ESCI self-assessment and 360 tools, DiSC, the Professional Strengths, Values and Story Survey (SVSS), the PDI Ninth House’s Profilor 360 instrument and the Leadership Circle (as of May 1, 2017). She is also a certified trainer through Development Dimensions International (DDI), through which she was certified as a behavioral-based interviewer and trainer.
Mimi earned a double Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Creative Writing from the University Michigan, where she was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Underclassman Fiction Writing. Her Master’s Degree in Social Work is from the University of Chicago. She completed Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. Mimi’s personal interests include creative writing, independent film watching, and fitness for mind and body (yoga, cardio). Mimi resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her two teenage boys.
Available Coaching Methods: in-person; virtual via internet; virtual via phone
Career Stages: mid-careers; late-careers; executive careers; encore careers