My Name Is

My Name Is: Dana Bustamante

Graduate of the Governor's Coaching Corps

Posted 7/30/18

About Me I grew up in Michigan, and since then have lived in Ohio, Vermont, Kenya, Arizona, California and now Colorado. I have been here for 1 year and 9 months and live in Golden. I'm a Career …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2018-2019, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.
My Name Is

My Name Is: Dana Bustamante

Graduate of the Governor's Coaching Corps

Posted

About Me

I grew up in Michigan, and since then have lived in Ohio, Vermont, Kenya, Arizona, California and now Colorado. I have been here for 1 year and 9 months and live in Golden.

I'm a Career Counselor for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Lakewood, where I guide refugees on their career and education path from arrival to citizenship. I've worked for the IRC for four years, first as an Education and Learning Associate in Tucson, then as an Employment Specialist in Oakland, and now I've helped to open the newest IRC office in my current position.

In my free time

For fun, I hit the trail just about every weekend, either hiking, backpacking or running. I also love to cook, hunt for mushrooms, and take photos (wildlife and landscape mostly).

In my previous life I was an artist and still like to involve creativity in my daily life, mostly through cooking and photography. Currently one of my favorite art pieces from my past is on display at our office in Lakewood.

Participating in the Governor's Coaching Corps

Career Counseling is a field that I sort of fell into through my work with refugees, and I have found that I truly love working with individuals to match their skills with their careers. The Governor's Coaching Corps provided an opportunity to more fully explore this field outside of the realm of refugee resettlement, and to develop professional by expanding my network and my coaching skillset.

The most valuable aspects of the corps has been the emotional intelligence coaching with Mara Vernon of Ripp Leadership, which applies not just to my work but to every aspect of my life. I've also enjoyed the network and relationships I made during the process.

I understand Career Coaching as a profession in a much more holistic sense, outside of the context of my work, and have a better perspective of my place within that profession.

Moving forward

Participating in GCC was a truly life changing experience and I look forward to how my cohort moves forward together now that we have completed the Corps. I hope to continue to expand my network and see what opportunities unfold as a result.

I also hope to bring what I learned in the emotional intelligence coaching to my organization and to utilize the skills I've developed to better serve my clients.

For future plans, who knows? I've lived a lot of lives and somehow they have all flowed together in a way that makes sense, so I know wherever I end up next will be a step in the right direction.

If you have suggestions for My Name Is ..., contact Clarke Reader at creader@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.