85% of people report being unhappy in their jobs (according to a Gallup Poll).  This isn’t fair to anyone, and all is better when you’re where you can shine.  

College, before and while you attend, can be an extremely daunting and stressful experience.  So can life and “the real world.”  It’s very easy to make a detrimental life-altering mistake without proper guidance and without someone truly caring about and understanding you as a holistic person with unique needs, interests, passions, personalities, and backgrounds.  If you’re not in a major, career, or college where you’re meant to be, many things can suffer, like your grades, finances, and emotional well being.  Even switching these things after the fact (during college or even in the years following graduation) will likely cost you.  The place where you have to spend 8-10 hours a day of your time should be a place that on as many levels as possible, is fulfilling and aligns with your core values.  Research shows that when you love what you do, you are more likely to eventually be good at it, get promoted in your job, your earnings are higher regardless of the field and will, on average ,have fewer mental health problems.  You were put on this earth to fulfill at least one purpose or place, so why not leave your best mark?

According to a study conducted by psychologist William Damon, only 1 in 5  young people has a clear vision of what they want to accomplish in life.  Many high school and college students today are merely drifting, unfocused and unclear on what they want to study and do in life.   

We get to know the real YOU, you are not just a client or a number, using various consultations and assessment tools.  As you can see from our logo, our heart and desire to make you happy- and using your heart and passions as well- is the driving and guiding “engine” behind all our services. The “head” (education, logic, intellect, and practical concerns) helps serve and shape your passions into a viable, realistic flight toward success.  We care about who you really are, what you really want, and about you finding your fitting purpose in this world.  We know what it’s like to be in your place, because we’ve been where you are.  We find the fusion of what’s right for you HOLISTICALLY.  We understand your unique culture and background, including focusing on the unique needs and challenges of international students or domestic students looking to study abroad.  We are trustworthy and never compromise on ethics.  We’re not just paper pushers.  We help you find that home away from home and that major, and ultimately career, that will allow you to show and share with the world the best of YOU. We’re your coach, your mentor, your agent, your advocate.


Amy Quinde is the owner and operator of Head & Heart International, which offers comprehensive educational planning, coaching, and consulting- from dream to dormitory to degree. She gives college-bound students and schools from all over the world the tools needed to follow a more targeted and authentic academic path based on a fusion of student passions, personalities, and practical realities. This involves exploring and articulating a best fit major and career plan, guiding them through the admissions process into the right higher education institution, and helping students maximize their 4 years there in order to become career and life-ready- sooner. Sign up for her newsletter and learn more at www.headandheartinternational.com.