I teach smart, ambitious young professionals how to uncover and leverage their values, passions, and priorities to create a life they don’t need a vacation from.

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Caroline Ouwerkerk leverages nearly 15 years of experience as a student, administrator, and instructor at three of the nation’s top ten universities to get demonstrable results for her clients. Whether she’s coaching students, recent graduates, or new professionals, facilitating interactive workshops, or helping thought leaders package and share their content, Caroline combines cutting-edge research and best-practices with innovative strategies to create meaningful and effective solutions.



Dynamic, interactive workshops for groups of all sizes on a variety of topics including navigating college, finding summer opportunities, and post-college planning.

Public workshops are offered throughout the year. Custom/private workshops available.

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Consulting and Curriculum Development

Research, recommendations, reports, and curriculum development for higher education clients on establishing programs, research centers, and policies for students, faculty, and staff.

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Private coaching and advising support for current college students, recent graduates, and emerging professionals.

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About Caroline

Passionate about combining research and experience to help individuals and educational institutions.


Her personal mentorship and genuine care for her students and interns have led many of us to reconsider our career purposes and directions. Personally I have decided to lead a more impactful professional career because of her.

— Student, Johns Hopkins University, 2019

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Working with Caroline

Personal attention. The right balance of supportive and challenging. Far-ranging insights.