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Leigh Anne Spraetz... providing individualized college/career counseling and coaching for over 25 years!

Welcome To Spraetz College and Career Coaching Services


 As an avid proponent of lifelong learning, I believe each of us has the ability to create the life we want when we are rich in self-knowledge. Whether you are a student, college graduate, early career changer or an experienced professional in career transition, I can help you clarify your goals, messaging, and to determine career direction through assessments and coaching, leading to solid action plan.

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One Hour College Essay ecourse: Telling Your Best Story for College Admissions Essays

Opens 5/1 for Class of 2024 Students

Leigh Anne has developed her signature essay overview sessions into one online course, making it easier for students and parents to hear the information at one time when convenient around everyone’s busy schedules. She has included valuable information she has gleaned from working with over 1200 students for over 27 years. To register, CLICK HERE

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Testimonial from Parent of Thompson High School Senior, Class of 2019

Leigh Anne and I have been friends for many years. So many years, that I had no idea how much the process for applying to colleges has changed. When Leigh Anne and I were preparing for college, it seemed simple and straightforward. We took the ACT, sent it to the colleges of our choice and waited to be accepted. As my son begin approaching his senior year in high school, I thought we were...

Nursing School Applicant

Three years ago, Leigh Anne helped my dreams come true when I was accepted into the University of Florida. She helped me again this year with my essays when applying to UF’s nursing program. She gave me great advice on how to turn my ideas into essays that would stand out from the rest. Thanks to Leigh Anne, I get to live out my dream of becoming a Nurse as I was accepted into the program! 

Senior, Cambridge High School

Ms. Spraetz, thanks for the individual help, the encouragement and your infamous timeline for essays, applications and deadlines. It made my senior year so much more enjoyable and less stressful. I’m so excited for my future!  

Parent of Graduate School Applicant

Leigh Anne, It gives me great pleasure to inform you that my son has been accepted to Columbia University in New York to complete his degree program in Neuroscience. He moved to New York City after the holidays and enrolled in classes that began several weeks ago. He is doing very well. Thank you very much for the encouragement and guidance you provided to him.  

Wesleyan Senior

Hi Mrs. Spraetz! I am proud to say that all of my applications have been submitted. I was just accepted into my first university today. Thank you for all your help because I couldn’t have done it without you. Because of you, my apps have been sent in for weeks now and I can just enjoy my senior year. It’s a great feeling. Thanks again, and I will be sure to keep you updated on the results of my...

Parent of Senior, Mount Pisgah Christian School

You took the time to get to know our, what makes him tick, what makes him unique, and why his passion is business.  You helped him turn all of those little nuances into just the right essay that earned him not only admission to the college of his first choice but admission to its very selective college major too. We are grateful from the bottom of our hearts and will continue to sing your...

Senior, Johns Creek High School

You made writing college essays, by far the hardest part of the whole process, into a relatively easy one. You got to know me so well on a personal level that you knew exactly what to pack into a 500 word paper. As the decision process ended, you never told me what to choose, but you gave me the proper advice and helped me think through the pros and cons. I am truly going to miss you next year....

Senior, Marist

Thank you so much for your help with my essays and college questions!  You have made this so enjoyable!  

IT Professional

Leigh Anne, thanks so much for your assistance in getting me up to date in the use of techniques required for effective resumes and Linked In profiles. With over 20 years in the IT industry, it was hard to tease out my strongest skills, most valuable knowledge and experience and to consolidate it all so it would be read. The clarity you provided, even through the Action Plan, was invaluable.

Early Career Changer

Ms. Spraetz, as you know, I came to you at such a frustrating point in my life. I’m in a job that I do not like and I feel I have no life balance. You helped me see me strengths when I couldn’t recognize them anymore, and to then sell my message for a job I wanted. I’m super grateful!

Early Career Changer

Ms. Spraetz, thanks for all of your help. Your career coaching helped me to believe in my skills and knowledge again. You certainly helped me understand what it takes to present an effective resume today, and your suggestion of what my salary range could be was so motivating. I wanted to let you know that I accepted a job yesterday, and will be making way more than in my current position.

Adult in Career Transition

Thank you so much for all of your help and support. I hope I won't need your services again, but you were very helpful and I very much appreciated your assistance.

Senior, Lambert High School

Mrs. Spraetz, I’m more than thankful for everything you’ve done for me throughout high school and helped provide me with the opportunities that you have. Without your guidance, I don’t believe I would have been able to be accepted into my reach school! Thank you for everything and have nothing but good things to say.

Parent of Alpharetta High School student

Your patience, knowledge and guidance were so helpful going through what can be an intimidating process. Thank you so much for all that you did to help my son get in to his first choice of colleges. You made this experience much easier than I ever thought it would be. Thank you for all of your help, advice and wisdom through the years and for helping my son to achieve his goals.

Parent of Centennial High School Senior

Thank you, Leigh Anne, for all of the help throughout the junior and senior year leading up to and applying to colleges. Having your assistance allowed our daughter to take control of this next step in her life a little more independently and we are thrilled with the results!  We are confident that she will do well and are glad that you were there to support her through the process.