Welcome to Work & Worth

We are already worthy

Hi! I’m Cristin and I help fed up folks and determined do-gooders pivot from jobs they despise into a life they love because we deserve better. We deserve work that is both fulfilling and pays well, without toxicity and trauma. We deserve time with our families, flexible schedules, and rest.

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My Packages

What You Can Do Here

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One-On-One Coaching

Work with Cristin one-on-one through one of her coaching frameworks to:

  • Change careers
  • Find a new job
  • Start your own business
  • Create the space in your life to do something new
  • Step into your leadership
  • Become a better people manager
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Programs

Work through proven systems in your own time to land extraordinary outcomes:

  • The Pivot Process
  • The Job Seeking System
  • Interview Immersion
  • Build Your Own Table
  • Space to Create
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Courses

Short courses focused on solutions to your specific challenge allowing you to learn techniques, apply insights, and get results in record time:

  • Create your resume
  • Make an adjustable cover letter
  • Optimize your LinkedIn
  • Get more leads from LinkedIn
  • Add your business to your resume
  • Work well with ATS

I’ve pivoted careers more times than I can count

I too decided the career I had picked for myself as a teenager wasn’t a fit.

It’s a little wild that we expect teenagers to pick careers that will fit them for the rest of their lives, isn’t it? Today, that feels archaic. Yet, it’s still what we do.

Like most people the career I picked wasn’t a fit. I wasn’t making the kind of money I wanted to make. I wasn’t getting to see my family, missing holidays and birthday parties. And the thing was, I never remembered why I missed the big event, only that I had. Ultimately, the work was not that important.

So I decided to change careers, using my transferable skills to get a different kind of job. And people took notice! They asked me how I did it and if I could help them too. And I did. And I myself pivoted again and again, trying to find work that matched my energy, what I was good at, and the kind of life I wanted to live.

Now, I’ve helped 200+ people pivot in the past 2 years, making my clients over $2 million more than their investment in me. And I’m hooked.

Imagine what life will be like when you have work that matches the life you want to live.

Real Client Results

Hear From My Clients

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“I accepted a fully-remote position, above my target salary range, doing work that I enjoy.”

Working with Cristin is like working with an expert, coach, friend, and cheerleader all in one. In the end, I accepted a fully-remote position, above my target salary range, doing work that I enjoy and wanted to do more of – all the major points I had hoped for but didn’t think would be possible.

Jennifer Irwin, Higher Ed to Technical Program Management
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“Cristin helped me secure a $60k overall raise in my earning potential from the first search to the second.”

“Cristin helped me secure a $60k overall raise in my earning potential from the first search to the second. It’s hard to imagine doing that on my own!” Christie Nadratowski, Ed Tech to IT Customer Success
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“I got everything we worked to achieve. I was able to pivot from my 20 year career and take my skill set elsewhere.”

“I got everything we worked to achieve. I was able to pivot from my 20 year career and take my skill set elsewhere. I increased my salary by 38k. My confidence soared and I am currently working for an organization where my expertise and talents are respected.”

Christine Palmer, Admissions to Customer Success
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“And one of the greatest lessons Cristin taught me was to value myself.”

“She made the “not easy” easier. Cristin was my cheerleader the entire time. And one of the greatest lessons Cristin taught me was to value myself. She has completely changed my perspective on so many things which I can’t thank her enough for.”

Kyle Fowler, One Post Pivot from Entertainment to Account Management to Customer Success

Ready to change your life?

Read & Listen

Need immediate insight? Check these out.

With a blog and two podcasts – Work & Worth and In or Out: The Career Pivot Pod, there are a lot of places to get assistance with your need right now.

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Preparing for a Layoff

Think you might have a layoff in the immediate future? Oooooieee, I have been there. These are my tips on how to prepare.

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Pivoting Out of Higher Ed

Listen to how my client Christie pivoted from ed tech to IT customer success! Great episode for hearing more about transferable skills.

Listen to the episode now.

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Giving Yourself Grace

Do you give yourself a hard time? You’re not the only one! Read my advice on how to give yourself grace.

Read the column now.

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Hi, I’m Cristin!

Cristin Downs, as a person and as S-Corp C Sweet LLC, is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice across race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, economic status, education, and experience.