P.E.A.C.E at Work

Go from burnout to balance with the
P.E.A.C.E. at Work program!

It’s time to…

  • Begin working with your neurodivergent brain instead of against it.
  • Start making intentional choices around your work life, instead of hoping for the best.
  • Discover your professional strengths and set your boundaries at work.
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself in the workplace.
  • Find and implement solutions to your unique challenges in the workplace.

You have so much potential just waiting to be unlocked in your work life! But it feels like the system is working against you, and you’re destined to fail. 

You’ve spent countless hours online searching for career solutions, only to be let down because those solutions were made with neurotypicals in mind.

I know because I have been there. No matter how diligently I tried to take care of myself, I would eventually burn out. This resulted in a lot of job hopping, which compounded my problems. Not only was I worried about paying bills, I struggled with my self-worth as it was tied to my professional identity.

Veronica Yao sits in a chair holding a coffee mug in her right hand. Smiling off to the side.

Here’s the good news:

After 10+ years of trial and error, I was able to build a sustainable work life for myself. 
And I want to help you do the same thing in a fraction of the time!

And if we haven’t met yet – hello! My name is Veronica and I’m the career coach behind Atypical Careers.

Before I started helping neurodivergent professionals ditch burnout for balance, I worked everything from retail to TV production to digital marketing. 

I spent many years of my career developing professional development content and resources for HR and recruitment companies, and later started a resume writing business called CareerProse, where I blended my branding and copywriting skills with my knowledge of best HR and recruitment practices to create unique and persuasive resumes and cover letters for my clients. 

Atypical Careers grew from that passion project, and I am so excited to take my hard-won lessons from the past 10+ years and help other people find their P.E.A.C.E. at Work. 

In my spare time, I work as a musical theatre teacher and love spending time with my longtime partner and two cats!

Together, we can create a neurodivergent-friendly career strategy that works with your strengths and limitations.

  • Break the cycle of burnout and job hopping
  • Identify and target your ideal job
  • Find an employer that will support your needs
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself in the workplace

If you’re serious about building a more sustainable work life for yourself, this is your sign that it’s time to take action!

It’s time to join P.E.A.C.E. at Work!

Here’s how we’ll do it:

Evaluate where you are
You can’t plan a journey without understanding where you are right now.

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Explore P.E.A.C.E.
Identify the 5 elements that impact your ability to sustain your work life.

Set your direction
Look into your future and set career goals that will support the life you want to live.

Take action
Develop neurodivergent-friendly career strategies that will help you achieve your goals.

The P.E.A.C.E. at Work program is a 12-week program that includes:

  • A complete, neurodivergent-friendly workbook and curriculum, with virtual support from your career coach.
  • Bi-weekly one-on-one coaching calls where we’ll analyze and apply your learnings to your work life.
  • Monthly group calls with other neurodivergent professionals who share your goals.

PLUS you’ll gain access to bonus content, including:

  • Mental Health Assessment: Neurodivergent Workplace Edition
  • Coping Skills for Neurodivergent Professionals in the Workplace
  • How to Develop Your Own Positive Affirmation
  • And much more!

“This is the career coaching experience I always wanted!”

” Unlike other career services, Atypical Careers is uniquely tailored to neurodivergent individuals like me, providing a refreshing departure from the neurotypical mindset prevalent in most services. Traditional advice to “just do it” or “push yourself” only fueled my guilt and feelings of failure. Veronica’s encouragement and support create a safe space where I feel understood and accepted. 

During our sessions, Veronica not only assists with practical aspects like job hunting and resume editing but also conducts deep reflections on my abilities and limitations. She guides me in understanding the “why” and “how” behind career decisions, drawing from her lived experiences as a relatable example of success for someone like me.

Through positive affirmation and a detailed exploration of ADHD-specific challenges, Veronica has been instrumental in diminishing my fear of entering the workforce. Her passion, enthusiasm, and neurodivergent-friendly conversations have significantly boosted my self-confidence and understanding, making the journey towards a fulfilling career a much smoother and empowering experience.

This is the career coaching experience I always wanted, with someone who truly understands my struggles and patiently guides me on navigating the working world. “

– Noah Qin

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When does the program start?

As soon as you sign up! Each individual will progress according to their own timeline, while receiving support from myself (the career coach!) and other members of the P.E.A.C.E. at Work community.

Is this program the right fit for me?

This program is NOT for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “quick fix” for your career.
  • You’re neurotypical, not neurodivergent.
  • You’re looking for a guaranteed “dream job”.
  • You just need help submitting job applications.

This program is PERFECT for you if…

  • You are neurodivergent.
  • You’re ready to invest in yourself and build a sustainable career right now.
  • You’re willing try new methods to work with your neurodivergent brain instead of against it.
  • You’re ready to do deep, introspective work and be brutally honest with yourself.
How long does it take to complete the program?

The P.E.A.C.E. at Work program runs for 12 weeks from when you first sign up. If you’d like to extend your coaching period, reach out to Veronica to learn about available options.

How do I access my program materials?

Program materials will be shared with you via Google Docs. Online communities will be available on Facebook.

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