Career & Finance Coach

Society tells us we have to work ourselves to the bone and if we’re miserable we must be on the right track. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Through my services I help people transform their lives, and provide hope that their is better ahead.

Hi, I'm Traci

Hi! My name is Traci Bakenhaster, owner of Design & Renew Career and Life coaching where we offer career, life and finance coaching services. But, what does that mean? Well the reality is that most people in America are living paycheck to paycheck, are overwhelmed and stressed due to their current financial situation or their current job. They have dreams they feel will never be reality due to finances. Or can’t find their purpose or passions in a dead-end job or one they hate. So, as a financial and career coach, I partner with you to create an action plan for where you are, to where you want to go. Then I help you get there, and in the process, not only do you change your current situation, you also reduce stress and anxiety and replace it with peace and hope. I would love to talk with you about your goals and how coaching can get you there.


Helping you achieve your career goals to secure a promising future.


Helping you take control of your money, instead of it controlling you.


Helping students find their perfect career and action steps to get there.


You Said It Best

Stephanie P.

"Traci is extremely knowledgable about personal finance and improved my budget a great deal. I was specifically intersted in paying off debt and not only did she give me resources and help me make a plan, but she made it very personal by sharing her own experiences, struggles, and triumphs of her personal finance journey. I think everyone should place a high priority on personal finance and I highly recommend Traci as your coach!"

Ben M.

"I went to Traci to refine and recreate my resume post graduation. She had some amazing recommendations to tailor my resume to my job search. She is professional yet easy to talk to. Traci was easy to work with and truly an asset to my career hunt. I would recommend Design Renew if you are looking for coaching and lasting career help!"

Cheryl S.

"I am so grateful a friend referred me to Design and Renew!  I had a budget and tried to follow it, but continued to struggle sticking to it.  Who knew that what I really needed was a Financial Coach to be there to guide me, make suggestions, build my confidence and encourage me along the way to financial freedom.

After working with Traci, I had a whole new perspective on how to actually manage my budget, set realistic goals and stick to them to achieve real financial peace – finally!  I’ve talked to Financial Advisors but what I loved about having a Financial Coach like Traci is she was there to help me set the right goals for me in my life where I am today to save and prepare for my future.  She has such passion for helping people determine what their goals are and how to get there; which made me confident and excited I can do this financial thing!

For the first time in my life, I can see and believe how I can become debt free and build a financial future that will allow me to do all the things I want to.  I hope everyone reaches out to Traci at Design and Renew and see how she can help you change your financial life and achieve financial peace.  Financial victory – here I come!!"

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Pickerington, OH

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