Ignite Career Advancement


Are you ready to take ownership of your career advancement?  If you have a desire to change and commit to the work, then Ignite Career Advancement can partner with you to set a course for change.  We specialize in coaching executives, mid-career professionals and recent graduates who are ready to explore and achieve their career aspirations and goals.

We simplify the coaching process making it clear, personal and practical.  We enjoy working with clients across industries who want to learn, gain self-awareness, and perform at their highest level.

Career Transition Coaching
Executive Coaching
Leadership Development

Our Services

Career Transition Coaching

Career Transition Coaching

Ignite Career Advancement partners with you, one-on-one, to simplify the career transition process making it personal and practical. We co-create a structured plan and targeted goals to help you reach your full potential. We believe the most powerful coaching engagements begin with your commitment and involvement in envisioning your future.

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

Good leaders become great leaders when they take stock of their strengths and weaknesses. Executive Coaching provides a unique opportunity for personal reflection and growth that will drive performance. At Ignite Career Advancement we partner with you one-on-one to set goals, identify measures of success and develop an action plan for getting there.

Leadership Development Training

Leadership Development Training

Leadership Development Training provides an opportunity to enhance your leadership capabilities and teamwork effectiveness. Whether it’s a need for personal branding, enhanced professional awareness, or understanding the dynamics of effective leadership styles, Ignite Career Advancement works closely with you to understand your current Leadership Development needs and provides training solutions.

Our Approach

At Ignite Career Advancement, we believe that effective coaches use a process and methodology to guide the coaching experience. Our coaches are trained at Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Program, which offers a distinguished executive coaching curriculum and faculty comprised of thought leaders. Leveraging the Columbia University Coaching Certificate Program approach, we help you build a vision, gain insight and create the path to achieving your goals.

Build a Vision

Gain clarity and focus around your values, career goals and aspirations.

Explore Options

Surface facts and feedback to gain insight into the reality of various options.

Structure Milestones

Develop an action plan to determine when, where, how and who?

At Ignite Career Advancement we offer no-cost, no-obligation, 30-minute consultations with prospective clients to determine if there is a good fit for an on-going coaching relationship. Our preference is to meet face-to-face with our clients in Manhattan, but if that is not possible we also host meetings on the phone or via Skype.

"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within them."

Bob Nelson

Our Team

Colleen Overlock

Based in New York, Colleen specializes in executive coaching and career transitions.  By helping leaders maximize their impact and value, Colleen’s approach is customized to individual objectives and challenges.  She partners one-on-one to set goals, identify measures of success, and develop an action plan for getting there.

Her clients build greater awareness of their strengths, weaknesses, and develop new approaches to become more effective leaders.  Colleen completed the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program and is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in International Management.

Maureen Karle

Based in Connecticut, Maureen is an organizational and leadership development specialist. She facilitates 360-degree performance reviews to identify leadership capabilities and development needs, provide coaching and training solutions, and facilitate change.

Maureen enjoys working with clients to develop and facilitate training workshops that are highly interactive to ensure maximum engagement.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and received her Masters of Organizational Psychology from Columbia University with a concentration in Organizational Change and Consultation.

Jonathan Silk

Based in Texas, Jonathan is a leadership development expert and executive coach.   He has a passion for learning and helping others maximize their leadership potential.  Jonathan brings lessons from over 25 years of experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide range of assignments, including leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea.

Jonathan completed the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program and is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BLS in Business Administration.  Jonathan has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Arts Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University.


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We look forward to hearing from you.