Elyse Spalding, Professional Career Strategist

Who We Are

After many successful years in the executive search and advertising industries and as parents of college undergrads and grads, we understand the career search process from a personal and professional standpoint. 

We cover it all – career path discovery, resume and professional career site development (LinkedIn, AngelList, etc.), networking, interview skills and negotiating an offer to understanding what it means to have a positive digital footprint. Plus, we get young professionals thinking about personal finances and budgeting.

Looking for an internship, your first real job or ready for the next step in your career?

Let us help you get your resume to the top of the pile and hired!


Karen Elders, Professional Career Strategist

  • Co-Founder, Launch Career Strategies

  • 10+ years as a Senior Executive Recruiter for Spalding Associates, successfully placing junior to senior-level executives in sales, business development, and marketing opportunities

  • 10+ years of agency and sales experience in the advertising and digital media spaces

  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)  

  • Boston College graduate, BA degree in Communications 

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Elyse Spalding, Professional Career Strategist

  • Co-Founder, Launch Career Strategies

  • Founder/President, Spalding Associates

  • 24+ years leading Spalding's executive search services, specializing in sales, business development and marketing opportunities across the digital media landscape

  • 10+ years in the advertising industry including the agency side and senior sales roles at MTV Networks and Tribune Broadcasting

  • Founding member, ad sales team at The Food Network

  • William Smith College graduate, BA degree in History