Get the guidance and support you need to

Create a professional life you love.

Individual or Group Facilitation

Leadership and Management

Empower and inspire individuals to become effective leaders by providing
them with trusted and expert guidance. We strive to offer accessible and
practical advice that helps individuals rise to their full potential and make a positive impact in their professional and personal lives.

Individual or Group Facilitation

Women In Leadership

Empower and support women in their journey towards leadership and
success. We aim to provide valuable guidance, resources, and
connections to help women rise in their careers and become influential
leaders in their respective fields.

Individual or Group Facilitation

Reimagine Your Career

Provide comprehensive career advising services to empower individuals in their professional journey by identifying their strengths, setting achievable goals, and navigating the complex job market to achieve long-term success and fulfillment.

Individual or Group Facilitation

Organizational Strategy

Unlock the power of strategic planning with our comprehensive process designed to equip you with the tools and insights needed to navigate your organization’s future with confidence. Craft SMART goals that are not only ambitious but also seamlessly align with your mission, vision, and values, setting a clear path for your organization’s growth. 

Our approach emphasizes the importance of open communication and adaptability in the planning process, ensuring that every voice is heard and every perspective is valued. Learn how to celebrate successes and navigate challenges with resilience, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and growth.

A variety of delivery options, depending on the needs of the client

Our Services



Individual one-on-one coaching and mentoring - short and long term available to help you set and achieve your goals.



We can come into your department or organization to help with team dynamics, strategic planning, developing your mission and vision, creating inclusive environments, etc.


Choose from our available curriculum or we can tailor sessions specific to your needs ( 1 hour sessions):

RISE - Relational • Inclusive • Strategic • Elevate

Why Choose Us?

Whether you’re aiming for career growth, leadership development, or breaking through barriers in women’s leadership, we’re here to support you every step of the way. We specialize in empowering individuals through group facilitation and personalized mentoring. Our tailored approach equips you with the guidance and skills needed to conquer challenges and reach your goals. Join us to elevate your leadership and take your career to new heights.

Proud Member of

Kathy Thornhill, Ph.D.

Founder and president

Kathy Thornhill, Ph.D., is a trailblazing professional whose passion for developing individuals and creating supportive environments has left a lasting impact in the realms of higher education, non-profits, and industry. With a proven track record of success, a commitment to fostering inclusivity and innovation, and a heart dedicated to empowering others, she continues to be a force for positive change and growth in her own company, RISE Advising Services, LLC.

Kathy’s coaching approach honors each individual’s unique background,
strengths and goals. She uses a combination of assessments, exercises, and reflection activities to help clients identify their goals and create an action plan for achieving them. With a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies specializing in authentic leadership and a master’s degree in Counseling, Kathy offers a holistic approach to support personal and professional development.

Kristina Hunt


Kristina Hunt is a professional known for her expertise in career development, human resources, community engagement, and innovative approaches. With over 10 years of coaching experience, Kristina is approachable, highly collaborative, and enthusiastic about improving the opportunities of those around her.  She is an effective grant writer, adept at program development and event planning. 

As a long-time Humboldt County resident, she is deeply committed to work that benefits the community, especially members that are historically underserved. She is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and strives to maintain safe spaces.

Kristina recognizes the value of life experiences and demonstrates how those experiences are valuable assets.  Employing a strength-based approach, and encouraging self-discovery, she can help you to discover opportunities that align with your values and assist you through the entire job, college or graduate school application process.


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