What We Do

Pivot Journeys is passionate about helping people grow and develop in their careers.

We offer professional development coaching and programs for individuals, teams and organizations. 

Our career coaching programs combine diagnostic tools, reflections, exercises, and coaching to help you make targeted and informed decisions as you navigate your career.

We work with employers to achieve the professional development goals of their teams. Our workshops and retreats support organizations as they build strengths-based cultures that increase engagement, collaboration, and productivity. 

We’re also strong believers in the power of travel to motivate and energize your career, which is why whenever possible, we incorporate travel into our experiences so that exploration and adventure helps to inspire your growth.

How we do it

Individual Pivot Coaching: Navigate your career transition through private coaching and one-on-one support. Learn more.

Group Pivot Journeys: Finding yourself needing a career reboot? Find value in what others bring to the table? Our small group programs and workshops are just the thing. 

Workshops: In need of a quick recharge for clarity on your next career move? Check out our Career Mapping Workshop. Or need to boost your management skills? Check out our Strengths-Based Management Workshop.

Team Building Workshops: We're passionate about supporting organizations and teams in fostering strengths-based, positive cultures. Our workshops and retreats build strengths-based cultures that increase engagement, collaboration, and productivity. Learn more.

Custom Workshops: Need a specific workshop for colleagues, or groups on professional development? We love facilitating these for 5 to 500 people. Drop us a line and we'll chat.

About our founder


Emily Lamia has been helping people grow and develop in their careers for over a decade. In 2015, she founded Pivot Journeys to create experiences that help individuals navigate their next career move and find meaningful work.

Emily spent the first few years of her career working in politics, serving in various roles on electoral and advocacy campaigns, and at the Democratic National Committee. While serving as the Executive Director of Democratic GAIN, a national membership association for individuals and organizations within progressive politics, she oversaw the growth of career development programming and coaching for individuals trying to make a difference through advocacy, nonprofits, government, and campaigns.

Prior to starting Pivot Journeys, she also worked at Girl Scouts of the USA, managing the Office of the National Board, where she supported the Board’s oversight and promotion of strategic initiatives for the Girl Scout Movement.

Emily received her Masters in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and her BA in politics from Mount Holyoke College. She is a Gallup certified StrengthsFinder coach and a certified administrator of The PRINT Survey.  Contact Emily.

Organizations we work with:


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Surabhi Lal, Consulting Coach. Surabhi is currently the Director of Career Services at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service. She focuses on career coaching and planning for graduate students and alumni, ranging from those who are just starting their careers to seasoned professionals, as well as those who are changing careers.

She has worked in leadership and career development within universities, built systems and innovative programs in internationally focused start-up organizations, and worked in grants management. 

Using a multicultural and multidimensional lens, she knows that searching for a job impacts many facets of one's life. She loves helping others craft their pitch, develop a strategy for their search, and connect them with resources and people. She finds joy in making the unwritten rules of a job search more explicit and guiding others on their journey to career success. 


Marina Romashko, Consulting Coach. Marina is the founder of Big Idea Lab, an idea coach, and a producer. She makes BIG IDEAS happen.

Originally from Minsk, Belarus, Marina moved to the US in 1999 and after various jobs in sales, project management, producing and even bartending, she started her coaching business, Big Idea Lab in 2009. Marina has helped individuals from a variety of backgrounds bring their ideas and projects to fruition. She believes that transformation happens through action. She is also an advocate for the importance of slowing down and leading a balanced life - an approach she has developed and incorporated in her work with clients and now for her Slow Down Retreats. 

Marina loves yoga, meditation, dancing, hiking, feeding people, and buying flowers. She was a the consulting coach on the December 2016 Pivot Costa Rica Journey.