Student-Centered, Purpose Driven

Hello! I'm Elisa Anderson.

As founder and lead consultant with Crossroads Mentors, I have helped over 250 students and adults as well as organizations since starting my business in 2016. 

As a former high school substitute teacher and college admissions counselor, I have a unique "inside - out" perspective. I understand what colleges are looking for in students  AND I empathize with families who are overwhelmed with next steps planning. Let me take some stress out of this experience by being your student's advocate, who helps them present their best selves to colleges or trade schools or wherever their dreams take them.  

Through the years, I talked to too many young people who had no idea what they wanted to do in life and no clue how to figure that out. They needed better awareness of their design, which is the first step in determining their future direction. I discovered an incredible tool called Career Direct, developed by Crown Ministries. It proved to be very insightful for my own emerging adults. My oldest son studied mechanical engineering at the US Naval Academy and my next two are attending selective universities based on their program of study and promising career prospects. This is why I got certified as a Career Direct consultant, so I could mentor many other students to find their best fit major and career. 

Career Direct is the only long standing, comprehensive, values-based assessment on the market that aligns results in four areas of personal design: personality, interests, skills, and values. This 2.5 hour consultation is the centerpiece of my college and career guidance business. 

I also offer customized college consulting including: activity resume preparation, creating a college list, test prep strategy, essay editing, application help and deadline accountability, and an online platform to keep students organized every step of the way. 

I LOVE working with students and seeing the amazing people they are becoming. It would be a pleasure to serve YOU. 

Please fill out the contact form below, and I look forward to getting back to you.

Thank you!

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