Career Coaching Academy

  • Jumpstart your future.
  • Find your passion.
  • Make it a career.

Career Coaching Academy

Jumpstart your future. Find your passion. Make it a career.


Why Career Coaching for Individuals?

There’s too much pressure (and it’s hard) to find a lifelong career.

We’re here to make it easier.

Most high school students graduate with no idea what to do next.

You shouldn’t be worried about your next move.

The average college student graduates with more than $30k in debt.

Let’s make the most of your money.

The most innovative and leading-edge career coaching academy for adults, veterans, and students ages 13+

Your school can only do so much. On average, a high school student spends 38 minutes per year with their guidance counselor. But that’s not nearly enough time to process the next steps toward your future. 

You deserve better than a “one size fits all” career plan.


Our Unique Process Personalized for the Individual

Every Career Coaching Academy student is given a unique profile based on scientifically reliable assessments. This data and experience-driven profile allow you to make smart, objective career decisions while receiving personalized coaching.


What’s important to you?

We go into the importance of career coaching as a holistic approach to discovering your future. Your VALUES are determined by the combination of the assessments to pinpoint how you are innately wired. Discovering what you value will help reduce your stress and roadblocks to finding a means of pursuing future careers.


What do you love?

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment provides robust insight into a person’s interests, so you can help them to consider potential careers, their educational path and the world of work. It’s backed by more than 80 years of research into how people of similar interests are employed, and what motivates individuals in the workplace.


What makes you who you are?

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The test attempts to assign four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, judging or perceiving.


What are your talents?

The 34 ways to describe what you naturally do best. The CliftonStrengths themes are the foundation of strengths-based development. They give you a common language to discover your natural talents and understand and work better with others.

Fall into a long-term career you love

  • Start college or your career with confidence
  • Avoid debt from wasted classes and majors
  • Stay motivated in a career path that interest you
  • Find a career you’re passionate about
  • Learn to make solid, strategic decisions for yourself

Fall into a long-term career you love

  • Start college or your career with confidence
  • Avoid debt from wasted classes and majors.
  • Stay motivated in courses that interest you.
  • Avoid wasted time at jobs you dislike
  • Learn to make solid, strategic decisions for yourself.

With Career Coaching Academy, get access to:

Personalized Coaching

One-on-one, individualized coaching to build your career plan. We’re with you every step of the way.

16 Career Pathways

Explore career pathways based on your unique self to find the best fit for you.

Scientifically Reliable Assessments

An innovative approach to career coaching focused on objective data and qualitative experiences.

Internships & Job Shadow Opportunities

Our work goes beyond your career choice. Get connected to real opportunities and organizations.


Step 1: Meet your coach.

It starts with “Hello.” Apply for a Scholarship today!

Step 2. Fill out assessments.

Let’s get the ball rolling!

Step 3: Review your results

A great start toward discovering your future.

Your Career Coaching Team

Austin Macy

Career Coach

Austin has had a passion for developing others throughout his entire life and has a deep desire to find unique ways he can help improve the education system.

Austin has spent years coaching individuals and students in a wide variety of settings and was an immediate fit for J. Kruse Education Center and fell in love with our mission immediately. Now, he has made it his mission to help younger students discover their unique talents and passions so they can confidently step into careers later on in life.

Austin has a Master’s in School Psychology and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on Workforce Development in an effort to better prepare the next generation.

Jackie Kempf

Career Coach

Jackie desires to guide individuals to utilize their passions and help them gain confidence to take the next step into their journey toward a fulfilling career path. She believes in coaching others through the self-exploration process and encourages lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

For the past 15 years, Jackie has worked with high school students as a school counselor. She has guided students through career exploration, academic planning, and the college admissions process. She has extensive knowledge and expertise on adolescent mindsets, growth, development, social emotional well being, and future systems thinking. Jackie is dedicated to her craft and professionally establishes trust, rapport and credibility with all clients. She is excited to focus on the individual and help them to apply their values, interest, personality, and strengths to discover a rewarding career path.

Jackie has a background in Applied Health Sciences, Education, and a Master’s in School Counseling. She understands the importance a satisfying career plays in an individual’s overall health, happiness, and lifestyle. She is very approachable and excited to help clients unveil their talents and potential.

Matthew Toth

Career Coach

Matthew, Executive Director of the J. Kruse Education Center, has been a cutting-edge figure in education for many years, being one of the first principals in the country to match curriculums with focuses on specific careers.

For years, Matthew has helped facilitate career changes at all age levels. He also coaches entire school faculties on innovative ways to educate while building healthy teams along the way.

He has taught at Fort Wayne Community Schools, and after obtaining his masters in educational administration he transitioned to DeKalb Central Schools as an administrator at the high school level before eventually serving as principal.

Matthew is looking to impact the future in a big way by helping individuals discover and mesh their God-given talents with their passion in a specific career field.

John Kruse

Career Coach

John Kruse is the founder of the J. Kruse Education Center and is passionate about creating environments where people can better themselves.

For as long as he can remember, John has been a serial entrepreneur who helps coach individuals at all ages in the twists and turns of entrepreneurship and building their own business. He is the owner auctioneer of Worldwide Auctioneers, president of Reppert Auction School, and partner of several businesses including a high-tech green energy startup. He has served numerous non-profits including as a board member of the world-famous ACD Automobile Museum.

John has a deep belief that it all begins with focusing on the individual and helping them discover their unique paths for their future careers while encouraging them the entire way.

Questions? Contact us today.

(260) 927-9144
5634 Opportunity Blvd
Auburn, IN 46706