Career Changers

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Experience the independence, rewards, and personal satisfaction you are seeking, while having complete access to the extensive resources of Northwestern Mutual.

Many attorneys, bankers, accountants, educators, and military personnel have two things in common … they enjoy helping people and have transitioned into successful careers as financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago.

The Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago Office will help you:

  • Build a business from the ground up with support from mentors and training tools.
  • Guide clients through a financial planning process, which reflects our belief that over a lifetime, most people will experience many different financial needs and circumstances.

Our Team

Catherine LaPlante-Guin

Catherine LaPlante-Guin

Chief Development Officer


Catherine LaPlante Guin serves as the Chief Development Officer for Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago and Co-Managing Director of the West Loop District office. She has been in the wealth management industry for over 20 years, 17 of which have been spent with Northwestern Mutual.

Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and resides on the North Shore with her husband Joe and their children. She serves on the Neuroscience Leadership Board of Rush University and Hospital, and is active with the Loyola Academy Rowing Parents’ Alumni Association. Through her work at Northwestern Mutual, she is also a supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and their efforts to cure childhood cancer.

Rachel Methling

Rachel Methling

Director of Recruitment and Selection


Rachel serves as the Director of Recruitment and Selection for our North Shore and West Loop offices. She has a background in recruiting and relationship building, and is passionate about meeting new individuals, hearing their story, and advising them into appropriate opportunities.

Rachel graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, she moved back home to Chicago to begin her professional recruiting career.

Rachel resides in downtown Chicago and enjoys taking workout classes, trying new restaurants, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family and friends.


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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