About

Prepare to Tack is about taking action to make a change in your professional career, just as preparing to tack on a sailboat is about taking action to make a change in your boat’s course.

I’m Julia Weeks, the creator of Prepare to Tack, and I understand that having a satisfying and rewarding career is important, regardless of your situation or place in life. My passion for helping others, along with my ability to maintain an open mind and my experience in the recruiting field are all instrumental in my approach to Career Coaching and Mentoring.

You will see that this site is a bit different from many other Career Coaching sites. In one section, you will find blog posts with tips on how you can tackle fears, overcome adversity, and take action towards your career goals. In another section, you will find blog posts that give you a glimpse into my personal life aboard the sailing catamaran, Snowflake. I believe that if I’m going to encourage you to create the kind of life you want for yourself (professionally and personally), then it makes sense for me to show you how I’ve done so with my own life.

There was a time when I “had it all”—the American Dream. But I eventually realized that the dream sold to me wasn’t really my dream. Through a series of unorganized changes, I am now living the life of my dreams, focused on my personal passions and interests. It wasn’t easy getting here and there were a lot of things I could’ve done differently to have made a smoother transition into this life. While I can’t go back in time, I can take some of the lessons I learned along the way and share them with you. And that’s exactly my goal with Prepare to Tack.

As you browse through the website, you will see that I offer one-on-one coaching sessions, resume writing and editing, as well as several insider tip guides to help you in your pursuit of your career goals. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email me at juliaweeks@preparetotack.com.

Thank you for checking out the website and remember: it’s never too late to create the career of your dreams!