Career Counseling and Job Coaching | Launchgrad
Career Counseling and Job Coaching | Launchgrad

Unleash Your Career Potential

We Help Young Professionals Land Great Jobs and Advance Their Careers

Launchgrad is a trusted partner for 20-30 somethings who are eager to launch a new professional chapter. Our experienced career consultants help you uncover your strengths, create a personalized roadmap, and propel your career to new heights. Launchgrad provides the tools, guidance, and support you need to achieve your professional goals.

Career Counseling and Job Coaching | Launchgrad

Why Launchgrad?

Find Career Direction

Leigh Thompson | Launchgrad

Leigh Thompson
President, Launchgrad

Empowering young professionals to achieve their goals, Leigh Thompson leverages her diverse background from Fortune 500 firms to local non-profits. As a coach, she applies her brand management skills to position clients for marketplace success while encouraging them to develop self-knowledge, curiosity, and resilience.

Leigh Thompson
President, Launchgrad

Empower Your Career Journey with Personalized Coaching

At Launchgrad, we believe in a personalized approach to career coaching, made available in 1:1 sessions or small group retreats. We do not offer one-size-fits-all packages; instead, we focus on creating real, productive relationships with our clients. Our success is driven by word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied clients and their families.

Choose Your Path

A Custom Plan For Everyone

Discover the tools to shape your future with Launchgrad's comprehensive services for young adults. From career consulting and resume enhancement to interview coaching and personalized career path guidance – we've got you covered!

Career Guidance

Navigate your career path with confidence. Start your personalized career guidance journey today!

Interview Coaching

Transform your interview skills and impress your future employers. Start coaching with us today!

Resume Optimizing

Stand out in the job market with a compelling resume. Optimize your resume with us today!

Group Retreats

Ready to boost your career in an inspiring group setting? Sign up for our next retreat now!

Client Launches – Because Results Matter!

At Launchgrad, we guide clients through a job search journey that’s been informed and refined over 10+ years of working with young professionals. We’re really proud of our clients and their launches!

Clients have secured offers from a variety of firms and organizations across numerous industries including:

What Clients Say:

Leigh’s ability to clarify her client’s strengths and translate them to a business context is invaluable. She helped me gain awareness of what skills and talents help me shine in a workplace and how to market these abilities in a top-notch cover letter and resume. Leigh's action-oriented approach to her work created specific objectives and outcomes for our career discovery process. Not only did I learn a lot by working with her, but our weekly calls were often the highlight of my week! I highly recommend working with Leigh if you wish to better align your strengths with your career.

– Jen, Young Professional

I truly do not know what I would have done without you. The experience with LaunchGrad has just been incredible. Your counsel has been so insightful, encouraging, and refreshing. I always looked forward to my Wednesday mornings with you! I know the work is not finished yet, but I want to go ahead and credit you with any of my future successes. You laid an incredible foundation. If you ever need a testimonial, I am your person! Thank you, again!

– Caroline, UGA Senior

My wish for every young person, navigating the maze of a job search and adult life, is that they could have Leigh on their side. Her compassionate guidance has been invaluable to me post-graduation, and I left her office with a new sense of confidence and direction. As she told me, "Once I am on your team, I am always on your team." She replaced my uncertainty with excitement, my anxiety with a to-do list, and my resume with a better resume! I truly don't know what I would have done without her.

– Mary, Young Professional

Leigh was a bit of a lucky charm for me -- I landed a full-time job shortly after I started working with her. She took the time to get to know me so that she could personalize the career consulting services to fit my needs. She helped me with my resume and LinkedIn profile, interview skills and my 'elevator pitch', and performed personality testing to help me learn more about myself and my ideal work environment.

– Foster, Young Professional