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DREW LICHTENBERGER | Founder, Lead Mentor & Consultant

Career Coach Richmond, Career Coach RVA, RVA Career Coach, Young Adult Coach, Young Adult MentorI spent ten years with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in several capacities, from Intern to Managing Director. Driven by a desire to see people reach their full potential, I pursued graduate work in Human Development and also built a professional development program at Virginia Tech. With various experiences working in the corporate, non-profit and academic worlds, I have garnered a unique perspective, which has proven to help a diversity of individuals and organizations find excellence in their endeavors. I continue to mentor, research, write, think and create.




  • Successful nine-year track record of people who I have mentored or coached (estimated 450+ young adults) leading successful lives in a variety of fields
  • Current research interest in identity development among young adults
  • Ten years of industry experience at the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (from Intern to Financial Representative to Managing Director)
  • Internal coach to Interns and full time Financial Representatives at Northwestern Mutual
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance at Virginia Tech (Student Body Vice President, Peer Mentor, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary)
  • Virginia Tech National Alumni Association Board of Directors (2003-2009)
  • Top Twenty under 40, Rising Business Leaders, Blue Ridge Business Journal (2008)