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Author and Career Success Coach Grisel Scarantino

Updated: May 1

This Magic Monday on The Intuitive Storyteller blog, I'd like to feature a profile on author, entrepreneur, and Career Success Coach, Grisel Scarantino.

Grisel is not only a trusted partner to Haint Blue Creative, but she is also my dear friend and editor. That's right! If you have read any of my books, then you've also read Grisel's work; my stories wouldn't be what they are today without her keen eye and insight.

In this profile, you will learn:

  • All about Grisel, AKA Career Coach Griz

  • About her book, Trust Your Wings: How I Left My Corporate Job to Start a Consulting and Coaching Business from Scratch

  • What you can expect when working with Grisel

  • What she discusses in her new podcast

  • All about the course offerings at her online school

Lastly, if you have not already read the story about how I met Grisel and how she survived a life-threatening diagnosis that led her to take a leap of faith and start her own business, you can read that here.

About Grisel

Intense dissatisfaction at work affects every aspect of your life experience. Your sleep, the quality time you have with family and friends, your ability to fully relax on your down time, even your health can suffer.

Grisel's life purpose is to bring joy to the world by helping professionals like you deepen the value you derive from your life - particularly when it comes to your work. ​

Grisel has dedicated her career to applying methods that enhance work & life satisfaction. With her background as a Behavioral Health Therapist and her degree in Industrial/Organizational Behavior, Grisel's mission is to share her expertise with you.

Grisel is a personable, professional coach who has helped over 300 individuals with career development since 2005. She'll help you uncover what you need to feel truly happy and have a sense of balance in your life. Grisel delivers a laid-back, personalized experience that is unique to your personality, strengths, and your career aspirations.

With a deep-rooted background in Psychology, Grisel feels every person deserves to live a joyful, healthy, authentic life. As an empathetic, big-picture thinker, Grisel empowers you to see all the beautiful possibilities and create your own unique path that gets to the heart of what matters most to you.

​Grisel comes with a robust toolkit of assessments, skills, and contemporary industry knowledge. She's focused on supporting seasoned professionals like you who are at an impasse in your career. She'll help you make important decisions around your best-fit career path, and partner with you as you make important changes to achieve career success and live a deeply satisfying life.


About the Book

Do you know what it feels like to be stuck in an unfulfilling career? Do you know the anger and frustration—the rage—caused by feeling stuck on a professional path that is no longer a good fit? Are you yearning for the freedom and flexibility of starting your own consulting or coaching business but have no idea where to start or what to expect?

There aren’t enough unrewarding professional opportunities in the universe worth staying in a career that causes you anger, anxiety, and depression. You deserve to do purposeful work that uncovers the unique value you bring to the world and supports the best version of yourself and your life.

In her debut book, Trust Your Wings: How I Left My Corporate Job to Start a Consulting and Coaching Business from Scratch, performance consultant and career coach Grisel Scarantino shares intimate details around her decision to leave her stifling corporate career and launch her own successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Drawing from her experiences in overcoming professional, emotional, and physical setbacks, she introduces instructive tools to help you courageously release what’s holding you back. When you decide to lose the shackles of your ill-suited and energy-draining career, you can become the best version of yourself, start your own business, and ultimately learn to Trust Your Wings.


What can you expect when working with Grisel?

Is your gut telling you it's time to make some changes in your career? Are you ready to uncover your true calling and bring balance back into your life?

Working with Grisel as your career coach means more than tweaking your resume for a new job. It's about discovering a career path that uniquely fits your interests and behavioral style. Learn to create a satisfying and fulfilling professional flow and enjoy the life you're working so hard to support.

Investing in yourself may be the last thing you've budgeted for, but it is the most important investment you will ever make. You only get one life, and you deserve to enjoy it to the fullest.


Introducing her new Podcast: Career Coach Central Podcast with Career Coach Griz

Is your professional life causing you to slip into a perpetual funk? Want to receive work-life balance tips and career success advice while you drive, exercise, or cook? If yes, then listen to the Career Coach Central Podcast with Career Coach Griz. This podcast is your resource for all things career development and work-life balance.

If these things sound great to you, then follow the Career Coach Central Podcast with Career Coach Griz. It’s available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeart radio, Podchaser, and Podcast Addict.


Grisel's Online School

Are you ready to learn what it takes to stand out as a candidate in today's competitive job market?

This online school gives you step-by-step tutorials so you can feel confident and prepared to make your next career move.

All the lessons in this school have been vetted by recruiters and Talent Acquisition professionals, so you can be sure that you are receiving the right information to move your career ahead.

Enroll in specific courses and coaching products of your choice to access the content and support you need.


Grisel Scarantino is a Career Coach and Certified Organization Development Process Consultant (ODPC) who started two businesses from scratch. She’s passionate about supporting people who are serious about making intentional changes in order to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. Trust Your Wings is Grisel’s debut book and can be found on Amazon.

In her more than thirty years as a storyteller and visual designer, Amanda “Mandy” Hughes has written and designed over a dozen works of literary, Southern Gothic, and women’s fiction under pen names A. Lee Hughes and Mandy Lee.

Mandy is the founder of Haint Blue Creative®, a space for readers and storytellers to explore, learn, and create. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Psychology, and she has worked as an instructional designer for nearly twenty years.

When she’s not writing fiction, Mandy enjoys the movies, theater, music, traveling, nature walks, birdwatching, and binging The Office. She is a tarot enthusiast who uses the cards to enhance creativity and foster wellness. She lives in Georgia with her husband and four sons, two of whom are furrier than the others (but not by much). Visit her website at and follow her on Instagram @haintbluecreative.