Hi, I am Gary Purnhagen and I am a Career Strategist. I can help you determine what you signed up for in this lifetime and if necessary help you to get on track. During my corporate career I was known as a pathfinder, I was always about change and moving forward. During that career, this meant applying technology, developing businesses and processes to support them. It was enjoyable but I found my working with individuals as a leader or a mentor far more satisfying.

I now realize through my own work in understanding my talents and my life experiences, that I am best as a pathfinder for individuals that need help in their own life’s journey. And we all need help, that’s what being human requires.

Besides helping you realize your Dream Job, I can also help you overcome obstacles such as limiting beliefs and addictive behaviors that are holding you back.

In helping you determine your life’s mission, I follow the practices of Sue Frederick, author of I See Your Dream Job: A Career Intuitive Shows You How to Discover What You Were Put On Earth To Do (St. Martin's Press) Following is a link to one of her pages:


I am also a Professional Life Coach, certified by Fowler Wainwright International Institute of Professional Coaching. The combined training has provided me with a powerful set of tools and skills to assist you with:

·       Finding your path

·       Achieving your goals

·       Overcoming obstacles such as limiting beliefs and addictions

I am a life long resident of New York City, married to the love of my life and father to two young adult men. I am passionate about life, my work in helping others and music.

I am available to work with you over the phone and offer a complementary 30 minute session to see if it makes sense to our working together.

You can contact me at:

 (Please enter “Interest in Coaching” in the subject field,) or call me at: 917-744-0872. My fees are reasonable and we can discuss them during the first session.

I look forward to working with you.