What We Believe

We believe that everyone wants and deserves to thrive: to be connected, self-expressed, and fully alive.
We believe each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill. And we believe that many of us manifest that purpose through our work.

That is why we believe that work is meant to be a primary source of joy in life.

We’re here to help you access this joy.

We Value:

  • Connector.


    Because knowing what matters to you and why makes you invincible

  • Connector.


    Because collaboration makes the world go ‘round

  • Connector.

    Real Relationships

    Because working with people you love is half of what makes work fun!

  • Connector.


    Because now is the only moment we’ve got.

  • Connector.


    Because it’s just another word for “teacher.”

  • Connector.


    Because we’re all in this together

There has never been a better time to be alive. Let’s do this.

What We Do

We empower individuals to fulfill their true potential and make their unique mark on the world through their work.

Through online courses, group and corporate training, and one-on-one consulting, we teach the skills you need to be successful doing what you love.

All of our educational programs and coaching start with the Happy At Work ™ equation:

Day to Day

+ Tasks you enjoy

+ People you love

Over Time

Meaningful impact

Substantial growth

= Happy at Work

We work with our clients to develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and an understanding of personal values and preferences. From there, we build short and long term career vision, action plans to reach goals, and the communication and relationship skills to get there.

Our community brings together professionals who embody our values: highly competent individuals who have a vision for their impact and pursue it with enthusiasm.

Our founder, Angela Guido, has helped thousands of individuals worldwide connect with their passions, express their purpose, and tap into their natural ability to create inspiring relationships. Her clients have included future business leaders from the world’s top business schools and companies and our programs have been featured at:

Who We Are

Angela Guido

Angela Guido

Founder & Chief Education Officer

I’m Angela Guido, and I am a lifelong student of human nature. I am fascinated by what it means to be human, what unites us, and how we can fulfill our true potential. Most of us spend 50% or more of our waking life at work. So what better place to advance humanity than in the workplace?

I founded Career Protocol to provide elite personal development programs to anyone who wants to maximize three things: positive impact, career success, and joy. Our programs cultivate communication abilities, emotional intelligence, and relationship-building skills in a professional context with a huge dose of wisdom and humor. Career development should be fun — that’s what we’re here for!

My own educational journey has felt kind of like a global thrill ride. It has spanned three continents and featured some of the world’s foremost institutions: Yale College for my BA in Philosophy, The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business for my MBA, and The Boston Consulting Group for my apprenticeship in business. I have had the opportunity to advise some of the world’s most high impact and high potential individuals, and I’ve heard them say a lot of great things about me, including my favorites: “Angela asks you all the tough questions,” “she genuinely values your passions and reminds you never to waver from them,” and “if you want to work with someone who will actually make the process fun, look no further than Angela.”

Beth Connolly is the Community Director of Career Protocol. She has pretty much spent her whole life creating engaging content for individuals and communities. It started at age 8, when she nonchalantly edited a classmate’s “What I did this summer” essay and found she had a zeal for effective communication. Through her own experiences as a food blogger, and later serving multiple small and medium organizations through content strategy that increased audience engagement across platforms including websites, social media, and e-mail, she has developed her love of communication into a passion for building strong communities through digital media.

Prior to joining the Career Protocol team, Beth was Manager of Communications and Development at the National Organization of Italian American Women, a national nonprofit based in New York City, where she helped increase membership by 35% over two years. Beth graduated from Middlebury College and will complete her MBA from Columbia University in 2019.

Angela Guido

Beth Connolly

Community & Marketing Director

Angela Guido

Dani Schnakenberg

Dani joined our team as our web developer and designer, but she quickly became our inspiration for productivity, work life balance, and “having it all.” A homeschool mom of five, Dani also runs two thriving businesses: Cooper Leigh Creative, providing branding, design/web development, and custom screen printing for small businesses; and Feather &Wild, a clothing brand focused on inspiring, encouraging, and connecting women. And frankly, we’ve never known anyone who accomplishes so much before breakfast. Dani is an expert in time management and effectiveness, and without her brilliant creative work, Career Protocol would be a sad flat little page indeed.

To work directly with Dani, feel free to contact her here.