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We take a radically personal and empathetic approach to career discovery

An immersive career platform that puts the next generation of workers in control of their futures

Our Story

If you can see it, you can be it.

Somewhere between internships and sanitized job descriptions, there is a need for in-depth career stories that transport the next generation of workers into the mysterious world of work.

Wingspans takes an immersive approach to career discovery just short of experiencing the job yourself. It's an archive of authentic and heartfelt career stories—nothing scripted or sugar-coated. 

It has 700+ in-depth career stories, including 40+ mini-documentaries, that are integrated into over 10,000 pages on our site. 

Our goal is for the next generation of workers to expand their idea of what is possible. Know what a job is really like. And dream big without any fear of failure.

Inventing Heron Group

On-set, interviewing Adam Blumenthal, interactive media producer with a speciality in virtual reality, about his career.

Our Team

Meet the dynamic people united by the mission to help people find future success.

What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

Dr. Lindsay Kuhn
Founder, Filmmaker, & CEO
"One day you will get a Ph.D. in a field your parents have never heard of. It will teach you how to think, how to persevere, and how to believe in yourself when others don't."
Alex Chiclana
CTO & Lead Engineer
"Don't brush off a career in technology just because math isn't your favorite subject. Engineering can be just as much about creative expression as it is about numbers and logic."
Kathrina St. Flavin
Lead Curriculum Designer
Do not be afraid to bet on yourself. When you take action based on self-belief, you achieve more than you could ever imagine.
Yuniya Khan
"Follow your curiosity, even if it takes you off the beaten path."
Gina Franco
Curriculum Designer
"It’s okay to not have everything figured out. Trust yourself!"
Vanessa Sedore
Development Coordinator
"Everything will pay off, don’t stress so much."
Hayden Sisemore
"Having a plan for yourself and what you want to accomplish is great, but learning to adapt when faced with change is just as important."
Lela Casey
"Don’t feel like you have to study something grand to make an impact. There are many paths to changing the world. Follow the one you love."
Robert Florida
"Read more. Travel more. Befriend more people."
Dr. Ingrid Prioleau Byrd
Advisor and Researcher
"Have faith in yourself especially when others don’t see the possibilities of your ideas and dreams."
Mandana Vakil
Project Manager
"Be more open to diverse possibilities and to take more risks! Don’t worry about getting somewhere according to a certain plan—you don’t have to get from point A to point B in a linear fashion. And sometimes the bumpy or winding road might take more time, but also be more exciting!"
Dave Kearney
Advisor and CTO/Founder of
Stacy Holland
Advisor and Founder/CEO of Exceptional People
"Be conscious of the people and opportunities right in front of you, instead of moving too quickly to the next chapter. Really SEE them, appreciate them, and invest yourself in developing these relationships, as you have so many exceptional contacts waiting to be nurtured. "
Dan Pickett
Advisor and Co-Founder of Launch Academy
"Have more fun! Be open to new and unique experiences."
Kathleen Schindler
Advisor and Managing Director, Customer Success at Force Management
"1. Be open to all possibilities 2. Try everything once 3. Don't be afraid of failure And you may even surprise yourself!"
Jerry Johnson
Advisor and Consultant at CWE, Mass Challenge, and Empower Success Corps
"As I reflect on my younger days the things I regret most are missed opportunities to help others like classmates being bullied or ignored, fellow students struggling with coursework, or strangers in distress. So if I could give a young version of myself some advice I would say “Be aware of the plight of fellow travelers and commit at least one random act of kindness each day.” I now realize that paying it forward is the best mantra to live by."