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I help my clients achieve faster and greater career success than going it alone.

Learn more about Cathy Lanzalaco.

Meet Cathy

My own career journey began as a registered nurse, where I spent 15 years delivering direct patient care at a hospital in Buffalo, NY. I then moved into medical case management, working for an independent review company and a regional grocer. This experience of caring for and advocating for people is a common thread that runs through my entire career and is something I bring to my work with clients every day.

After my time in nursing, I transitioned into human resources and spent 15 years as an HR leader. Here I did executive coaching and performance management. This shift also gave me a deep understanding of the hiring process and what employers are looking for. When the business I supported closed, I decided to venture out on my own and started my first resume-writing and career coaching business, Write-Resume-For-The-Job. In 2018, I purchased Inspire Careers.

Today, I use my diverse background to help job seekers and career changers land jobs they love faster than they could on their own. My goal is to empower my clients with the tools and strategies they need to succeed, drawing from my unique blend of experiences in nursing, HR, and business ownership. When you work with me, you’re getting someone who deeply understands the status and trends in the job market and is dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.

Cathy Lanzalaco
CEO of Inspire Careers LLC


Inspire new hope and confidence in your unique abilities, illuminate the path toward fulfillment of your goals, and ignite personal commitment, determination, and persistence in all that you do!

We live this mission every day with our clients.

In the words of our clients.

Don't just take our word for it; hear from those who have walked this journey with us. Our clients' testimonials speak volumes about our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

“Hired Cathy as a business coach; she improved processes, marketing, and pricing, resulting in an 85% growth in 2023 and a projected 50% in 2024.”

Gary F.

Healthcare Career Transition Specialist

“Cathy’s guidance in the Student Professional Launch Program helped me find and secure a dream job perfectly suited to my passions and personality.”

Sam F.

Territory Manager at Hills Pet Nutrition

“Cathy’s tailored coaching for my Executive role transition boosted both my personal and professional growth.”

Gerald C.

CFO, Veralto/Hach

Industry Leadership

Cathy is the 2024 President-Elect of the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA) and Chair of its Ethics Committee and Public Image Committee. In 2025, she will lead this national nonprofit professional organization as President.

She previously served on the NRWA Board as the Director of Member Services and as a member of the Certification Committee for the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC).

Cathy is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences, where she shares coaching, writing, and business insights with her peers to help them improve their coaching and writing skills and strengthen their business acumen. She believes that an industry culture of continuous learning and strong business growth are essential for providing top-tier service to clients.

“I strongly believe in the power of community, advocating for those we serve, and mentoring the professionals within our organization.”

A 3X career transitioner herself, Cathy now dedicates herself to helping others navigate their own career changes with confidence and success.

National Certification &
Academic Preparation

I am a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert for LinkedIn®(NCOPE).

In addition to my leadership position with the NRWA, I am a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC), Career Thought Leaders (CTL), and Career Directors International (CDI).

I hold an MBA and BS in Business Management from the State University of New York and I maintain an active NY State license as a Registered Nurse. ​

Partners in Professional Excellence

Proud members of leading professional associations dedicated to excellence and integrity in career coaching.

3X Award-Winning Resume Writer

I have won three national awards for excellence in resume writing as voted on by my peers. My resume samples have been featured in numerous industry publications. This is important for my clients to know because it demonstrates my level of expertise, commitment to quality, and the high industry standards I maintain in my work, all of which directly impact their success and career growth.

Your Path to Success

“Success is not just a place to get to, but what happens to you along the way.”

- Cathy Lanzalaco

Inspired Power Day

Dive into a four-hour virtual coaching session with Cathy, designed to shift your perspective and sharpen your career strategy. Enhance your interview skills, job search, and negotiation confidence. Ideal for mid-career professionals and executives seeking advancement.


Career Transition Coaching Program

Over six weeks, take a dive deep into your professional branding, fine-tune your job search strategy, and gain clarity on your career direction. This program is your catalyst for change, offering tools and support as you navigate your transition.


North Star Transformation Program

A comprehensive 90-day journey to redefine your career and align it with your core values and aspirations. This all-inclusive package offers personalized coaching, executive branding, and exclusive networking opportunities, setting the foundation for lasting career satisfaction and success.


Our approach to your success.

Move forward with a clear, structured process designed to unlock where you’re stuck and what’s holding you back. Here’s how we guide you from where you are now to where you want to be.


Initial consultation

Begin with a complimentary consultation to discuss your career aspirations, challenges, and goals. This is our opportunity to get to know each other and for you to learn how Inspire Careers can support and accelerate your journey.


Assessment and goal setting

Through a detailed assessment, we’ll identify your strengths, clarify your value offering, and define your career objectives. Together, we’ll set realistic, achievable goals tailored to your ambitions.


Personalized coaching plan

Based on our assessment, Cathy will develop a personalized coaching plan that addresses your specific needs, from enhancing your professional brand to mastering interview techniques and negotiating salary offers.


Implementation and support

As you implement your personalized plan, Cathy will be there to offer support, guidance, and be your accountability partner. You’ll have regular check-ins to discuss progress, tackle any challenges, and adjust strategies as needed.


Achieving your goals

Our goal is your goal. As you reach the milestones we’ve set together, you’ll find your resolve strengthened, greater confidence, and ready to seize the career opportunities you desire.


Ongoing growth

Even after you’ve achieved your immediate goals, Inspire Careers is here to support your continued growth. Whether you have another goal on the horizon, want to explore more opportunities, or have a new challenge to face, we’re just a call away and will customize a plan specific to you.

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Answers to Your Questions

Considering a partnership with Inspire Careers for your career coaching needs? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we’re just a consultation away.

How does Inspire Careers specifically support professional women in advancing their careers?

At Inspire Careers, we’re committed to supporting professional women with personalized career coaching and customized career management strategies. With over 15 years of executive coaching, industry-recognized leadership, and her own transformative career journey, Cathy Lanzalaco has designed programs to address the needs and aspirations of ambitious women and help them achieve more in less time than going it alone.

What is the Inspired Power Day, and who is it for?

The Inspired Power Day is a 4-hour intensive one-on-one session for mid-level to executive women looking to make a significant career leap. It’s perfect for those who are ready to move up (like a VP targeting SVP, EVP to the C-Suite, or senior manager aiming for a director position) but may not know how to articulate their value, negotiate their salary, or develop a strategic job search and interview plan. This package includes immediate assistance and action planning, salary negotiation strategies, job search and interview coaching, and bonuses like a professional reference guide and the Inspire Careers resource library access.

Can the Career Transition Coaching Program help me if I'm stuck in my job search or current role?

Absolutely. Our 6-week Career Transition Coaching Program is tailored for individuals who feel stuck and are unsure how to navigate their job search or transition to a new role. This program includes assessment calibration, professional branding alignment, job search strategy coaching, resume critique, LinkedIn optimization audit, and more, all aimed at mid-level professionals and up. You’ll also receive lifetime access to the Inspired Careers vault and a 50% discount on our digital library, helping you identify and land your next role and excel in it.

What makes the North Star Program unique, and who should consider it?

The North Star Program is our most comprehensive offering, a 90-day journey designed for high-achieving individuals seeking executive-level advancement and clarity in their career path. It includes personalized executive coaching, branding alignment, career clarity exercises, professional resume feedback, LinkedIn optimization, and much more. Participants also gain lifetime access to the Inspired Careers vault, an all-access pass to our digital library, the book “The Big Leap,” and exclusive networking opportunities. This program is ideal for those ready to explore their “zone of genius” and make impactful career moves, with the support of an executive confidant and access to a community of thought leaders and influencers.

How do I know which package is right for me?

Choosing the right package depends on where you are in your career and the level of support you seek. If you’re seeking immediate, intensive assistance to leap to the next level, the Inspired Power Day might be for you. Consider the Career Transition Coaching Program if you’re stuck and need structured support over a few weeks. For those looking for an all-encompassing, transformative career journey with extensive support and resources, the North Star Program would be the best fit. We recommend contacting us for a consultation to discuss your career goals and determine the best path forward.

Why should I consider working with an executive coach?

Working with an executive coach can provide you with personalized insights, strategies, and accountability to navigate career transitions, leadership challenges, and personal growth opportunities. It’s an investment in your professional development that can lead to significant advancements in your career.

What outcomes can I expect from these programs?

While specific outcomes depend on your goals and engagement, you can expect to gain clarity on your career direction, develop a robust action plan, improve your job search and interview skills, and enhance your professional branding. Our programs are designed to help you land your next role and position you for ongoing success and fulfillment in your career.

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