Carol Vecchio - Bio

As a full-time Career Counselor since 1981, Carol Vecchio has worked at New York University, Fordham University School of Law, in private practice, and, in 1992, she founded the not-for-profit Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal in Seattle, Washington which provides services to individuals, groups, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and government agencies. This is why the NCDA Trustee position she holds is an excellent fit!

Her professional development includes a degree in psychology, graduate studies in counseling, and extensive training with Richard N. Bolles author of What Color is Your Parachute? Carol has worked with people in a wide variety of fields and professions; since 1983, one of her specialties has been assisting lawyers and the legal profession. Her purpose in life is to help others embrace and learn from the uncertainty that change brings, uncover what makes them unique, and create lives that they love.

Carol’s pioneering programs have positively impacted thousands upon thousands of people — many who couldn’t pinpoint their need at the time, but are now designing and living lives they love. At Centerpoint Carol created the “Natural Cycles of Change,” which is the foundation for her published book, The Time Between Dreams: How to Navigate Uncertainty in Your Life and Work as well as the guiding force for many of the workshops and services at Centerpoint.

Her expertise as a career counselor and passion for mentoring others in a career of Life Design earned her the 2010 NCDA Outstanding Career Practitioner Award. In addition to her book, she has contributed to many articles and is a sought after speaker and facilitator internationally. Carol participated in the Leadership Academy program in 2008-09 and was thrilled to be invited to give the closing keynote at NCDA’s Global Conference in June 2015. 

Despite her many accolades, of which the mentions above are just a few, Carol remains down-to-earth and passionate about connecting and helping those facing transitional challenges.