About Ginny

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~

e.e. cummings

I’m Ginny Williams and I help people figure out what they want to be when they grow up.  I have been a life and career transition coach since 2001 and while I love my work, it took me some time to get here.  I was not immune from career aspirations ebbing and flowing, depending on my life’s demands and interests at the time.

As a little girl I wanted to grow up to become Nancy Drew, the intrepid girl sleuth who loved solving mysteries. Then, in the aftermath of Watergate and “All the President’s Men,” I wanted to become an investigative journalist, digging for the truth.   I always had a deep desire to change the world … or at least improve it a bit.

Childhood dreams can fade quickly in the bright light of adulthood.   Instead of becoming a sleuth or a journalist, I found myself working in high tech for almost 20 years, motivated by the earning potential and job availability.   It was a rewarding career and I worked with many wonderful and brilliant people.  But those dormant dreams of changing the world were never far from the surface.

I began to question everything about my life following the unexpected passing of my father.  He had been so supportive of my career, but I didn’t feel like I was making the kind of impact he had with his work.  How was my work contributing to the world?  How was I personally making a difference in anyone’s life?  I had devoted years towards my career, and yet I had become disconnected from it.

I finally realized I didn’t want to continue to climb the corporate ladder. I didn’t want to sit in endless meetings, or write status reports, or endure another corporate reorg.  However, because I had invested so much time in my career, the idea of starting over seemed daunting and impractical.

What I wanted was to feel a clear sense of purpose and passion. I wanted my success to be measured less by my paycheck and more by how energized I felt about my work, and by the positive impact I was making in the lives of others.  I wanted to be one of those people who proclaim, “Thank God it’s Monday!”

So, I went on a quest to find this elusive profession. I read dozens of books about how to change careers, took career assessments and conducted endless online research.  Then by chance I read an article describing the emerging coaching profession and in the deepest part of my heart I knew I had finally found my compass point, my true North.

Now I have a career that combines my strengths, my values and the priorities of my heart.  Every day I coach clients who often feel the same sense of frustration and confusion that I, too, had experienced.  Their personal motivations may be different, but they share the same desire to feel more connected to their work and more engaged in their lives.

You can have that same sense of fulfillment, too.  Like an investigative journalist digging for the truth, together we will discover your true calling in life.  And like the Nancy Drew I thought I would become,  I can help you not only decipher the puzzle of discovering your path, but also how to map out a practical strategy to guide you on your journey.

Don’t let any more time pass without discovering your true passion and purpose.  You owe it to yourself and you owe it to the world!


My education and training:

  • Graduate of Coach University’s Advanced Coaching Program
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Daniel Webster College

I have been very active supporting the small business and coaching community, including:

  • Volunteer coach for the Family Self-Sufficiency program of North Andover, MA
  • Volunteer co-host for Coach University’s Newcomers special interest group for new coaches
  • Contributing writer to Applaud and New England Finery magazines
  • Co-founder of the Northeast SOHO Business Network
  • Past President of BNI (Business Networking International), Merrimack Valley, MA chapter
  • Past President of Speed Networking, Merrimack Valley, MA chapter