About Elyse

How I Bloomed

Elyse PepitoneChange is a natural part of life, and – like many of you – my career path has been full of changes.

A lover of words, I graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in journalism. I started my work path as a writer and editor, working first for a small public relations agency, then for a public television distribution service, and later as a proofreader for a Boston law firm.

When my desire to help others grew beyond the work I could do as a volunteer, I transitioned to the non-profit sector, taking on fundraising roles in social service agencies including Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

An interest in higher education – an environment brimming with professional development and learning  – led me to a public relations job at Simmons University. This turned out to be the most important decision in my career. In addition to gaining new skills, I took advantage of the school’s tuition benefits and acquired my Master of Social Work degree.

After graduation, I returned to social services, this time working directly with families at risk of homelessness. As a career counselor, I helped low-income individuals find employment and education opportunities. I used the strong listening and relationship-building skills from my social work education, as well as the writing, editing, and communication skills developed years before.

Today, I use all of these work experiences, abilities, and talents to help job seekers navigate through their own career journey so that they can bloom and discover their true calling. In recognition of my work, I was named one of the Top 15 LinkedIn Experts in Boston in 2023 by Influence Digest. 

In addition to serving as owner of Blooming Careers Coaching, I enjoy sharing my knowledge and resources through various collaborations:

  • I am a proud member of the National Association of Social Workers, where I serve as a career services volunteer to Massachusetts chapter members seeking support. I also write a Career Services column for its quarterly magazine, Social Work Voice.
  • I’m a co-founder of The Career Experts Group, a consortium of highly experienced career practitioners who support individuals throughout their career journeys. The group publishes a monthly newsletter featuring articles on job search, career transitions, personal branding, interviewing and negotiating, and much more.

My career keeps changing and evolving, providing new insights and tools to share with my clients. I look forward to supporting you on your career journey!