Maverick Advising​

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— With Dr. Rachel Jadkowski, PsyD —

Going Maverick.

Because you’re here, I have a hunch that you have reached a point in your life where you are determined to live. You’re done with going through the motions and sleepwalking through your days. You are determined to move through this life as fully alive as you possibly can. 

Welcome. Recognizing this takes courage and honesty. Which means you are willing to feel your fear and move ahead anyway.

Going Maverick. Going your own way. Living your own life, not someone else’s. This can feel lonely. It’s not for the faint of heart. But being a Maverick does not mean going it alone.

If you are looking for someone to accompany you on this bold exploration, I am thrilled to go there with you. I bring almost a decade of practice as a clinical psychologist to the table, as well as a passion for helping people feel fully alive in all parts of their lives. As a certified Sparketypea® Advisor, I am trained in guiding people through the Sparketype® Assessment Process (, helping them determine what their primary impulses are and create or transform work to match these impulses and feel more “sparked” in their day to day lives.  When I talk about feeling sparked, I am talking about feeling charged with meaning, purpose, aliveness. I won’t tell you what to do, because I know better than to tell a Maverick what to do. Although I am an advisor, I don’t give advice. But I bring years of experience to helping people hear their own advice and make courageous decisions based on that voice, not anyone else’s voice. You already have what you need, and my job is to help you uncover that. No one can make these decisions for you, which is both terrifying and exhilarating.

The Great Quit or Great Resignation is gaining too much momentum in our culture to ignore. Perhaps you are dissatisfied with your paid work. It may be that you decide you want to explore different career options. But before taking that leap, we might be able to do some deep soul searching and engage in some creative thinking to enable you to transform your current work. And if you do decide it’s time to leap, you will be doing so from a place of greater self-knowledge and awareness.

I also think of work as broader than what we get paid to do. Even our forms of play and hobbies, as well as our various roles in life: friend, partner, parent, sister, brother, mentor, and more, require and are work. Growth and learning are also tremendous forms of work. You are more than what you do for a living.  We will look at your life broadly to help you move through a decision making process aimed towards helping you design a life in which you feel more fully present, alive, and fulfilled.


If you are determined to live your life, not someone else’s, I’m here for you.

Contact me for a free consultation to determine if you’d like to take a bold look together.

I also welcome opportunities to work with business owners and executives who want to create a workplace culture where people want to stay. Maybe you want to better understand what sparks your employees and maximize their skills and impulses in a way that brings your group and your individual employees to life.