Terrylynn Smith, Career Coach

Terrylynn Smith, founder of GiraffesConsulting, is a certified coach specializing in career change and reinvention. Utilizing a self-affirming approach, Terrylynn guides her clients through the process of self-discovery so they can create a plan of action and move forward powerfully.

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    One question I get frequently from new friends and prospective clients is: “Why giraffes?” In other words, what’s the connection between the giraffe and my career coaching practice? Fair question. Simple answer. During a trip to South Africa, I had a chance to observe giraffes up close, and not only did I fall in love

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    When I was in high school, I went out for the cheerleading squad. I was always very athletic as a kid, but growing up in Rochester, New York in the sixties, there weren’t really a lot of opportunities for girls to play school sports. Cheerleading was one of the few outlets girls had for being

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Why Giraffes?

Terrylynn explains the backstory behind Giraffe’s Consulting.

GiraffesConsulting Career Coaching Helps You...

1. Get moving!

2. Boost your self confidence

3. Discover your special niche

4. Create an action plan

5. Prepare a compelling resume

6. Optimize your LinkedIn profile

7. Develop your network

8. Learn how to market yourself

9. Sharpen your interviewing skills

A Personal Word from Terrylynn

Welcome! I am thrilled that you took a few moments to visit our site.

Finding a new job or career is a major life change, one that can be filled with anxiety. Our philosophy here at GiraffesConsulting is that we all have the internal wisdom to meet the challenges that these life changes bring, whether those changes are expected or unexpected, gradual or sudden. My goal as a career coach is to help my clients tap into that internal wisdom and apply it to their job search. In this way, they can face their fears, create a plan, and land the job they want–a job that is rewarding, satisfying, and a perfect fit for them.

After my own journey of reinvention following a corporate merger, I created the Giraffes Theory, which gives anyone who applies it a whole new set of life skills in the face of uncertainty and change. Clients will learn to take a proactive approach to their job search so they can move forward powerfully into a job or career they love. It only takes courage and a plan.

Explore the website and feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance to you. Remember: Change happens. Take control!


Terrylynn Smith
CEO & Founder of GiraffesConsulting, Inc.