About Us

Collaborative, career path exploration

If you’ve got a lot of skills and don’t know where to grow next, you’re in the right place. We help modern professionals identify, discover and break into new paths, together.

If you are one of the 50M+ people looking to make a career shift, you’re in the majority. Ready for some #truth? Today’s professionals will have 15-20 jobs over their career, across new roles and industries. That means you are growing new skills and into new paths every few months. Non-linear career paths are the new norm.

The Problem

Career paths are jungle gyms, not ladders. Today’s job platforms and networks aren’t set up to support people with non-linear career paths. Most job boards focus on titles instead of skills and traits. Most networks focus on linear connections, based on role and industry, instead of new connections based on adjacent interests and skills.

Our CEO's Story

As a 5x career switcher I’ve consistently struggled to answer the question, “What could I do next? How can I find a job that aligns with all my unique skills, talents, and interests?” Each time I set out to answer this question I found myself starting from scratch. I devoured blogs, magazines, and podcasts to learn about different roles and companies I didn’t know existed. I waded deep into Google search to research roles, companies, and people. I scoured LinkedIn to find people I wanted to be and piece a network together that I didn’t have.

Over the years, I’ve met and collected advice from 100+ friends, colleagues, mentors, and family who helped open my mind and open doors to new possibilities I hadn’t even thought about as an option.

While my network and asking a lot of questions helped me discover these roles, I realized that was only half the battle. Convincing these companies that I had transferable skills was the other half - and it was challenging. Eventually, I was able to convince them through storytelling and demonstrating how past experiences were transferable that I was more than my resume could convey.

Ambika Nigam, Founder & CEO of Zeit

Our toolkit

We believe career path navigation is a mix of art and science. The science is our approach to analyzing transferable skills, instead of roles and titles. The art is how we leverage the power of community and real stories to help people explore and pursue new paths, together. 

Here’s some more #truth. Diverse skill sets drive good business results. Careers are full of complex, messy, fun, twists and turns. We’re here to help you keep it straight. Come for the pivot, stay for the career revolution. 


Our team

Ambika Nigam, CEO Co-founder
As a 5x career switcher I’ve consistently struggled to answer the question, “What could I do next? How can I find a job that aligns with all my unique skills, talents, and interests?” I’ve met and collected advice from 100+ friends, colleagues, mentors, and family who helped open my mind and open doors to new possibilities I hadn’t even thought about as an option.

Christina Nizar, Co-founder
As a longtime freelancer and serial industry and workplace shifter, I had to sink or swim when my profession was disrupted by the tech boom. Slowly and sometimes painfully navigating a whole new world with confusing new roles and titles. After I sorted through it myself, I mentored and guided others by helping them position themselves for emerging fields/roles and sharing the wisdom I’ve learned along the way.

Faren Alhman Zeit Career Coach & Recruiter, SHRM-SCP
Faren is a career coach and recruiter with 10+ years of experience hiring high-performing teams. She's worked for companies across multiple industries including sports, non-profits, edtech, startups, and more.

She believes that everyone has something unique to offer an employer - whether it be skills they already have or dreams they want to turn into reality. Over the last several years she has helped hundreds of individuals identify and secure their dream jobs as a career coach at Springboard and through her personal coaching business, Lovely Monday Careers.

Kelly Ling, Zeit Career & Leadership Coach
Kelly is an empathetic and action-oriented coach. She has earned the trust of professionals from fresh grad, to seasoned executive, startup founder to career switcher. Kelly currently works at DoorDash in Learning and Development. Who better to learn from than a leader in this space?! Her empathy and expertise for the Career Pivot stems from her own experience.

Her portfolio of prior employers include: Deloitte, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Microsoft, McKesson, and Change Healthcare. Kelly has made over 5 pivots in her career here--from functions such as Financial Planning and Analysis, Startup Founder, General Management, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Corporate Innovation, Special Projects in the office of the CEO, and Organizational Change.