As a Holistic Career Coach for talented women, I want to see you thriving in opportunities that you enjoy. I offer online sessions for private interview coaching and to share soulful career resources.
As founder of the Upgrade My Interview™ method, most days you will find me blogging, coaching,tweeting, andinspiring others to shine in the hot seat and attract work that lights them up.
I created the Upgrade My Interview™ method for motivated, amazing women who want to learn a holistic approach to sharing their professional value in the workforce. My goal is help my clients gain more opportunities that they enjoy or expand the reach of their business.
My clients benefit from my experience as a career development professional and entreprenuer that I combine with my extensive knowledge about the mind, body, and spirit connection.
I've spent many years practicing meditation and mindfulness alongside some of the most incredible leaders in the self-help industry and other teachers (ask me sometime what it's like to live with monks for a week).
I am also certified as a Reiki Practitioner (my favorite stress reliever), trained to provide effective guided visualizations, and a constant student of the law of attraction. These energy work techniques compliment my coaching approach and help others build momentum in their career or business.
I have earned my Masters in Counseling and Human Development and obtained certifications as a Workforce Development Professional. I have also been trained by some of the top experts on reducing stress and performance anxiety.
Before these milestones, I served in AmeriCorps after college andworked for other non-profits. I then dedicated almost fifteen years of my career as a leader and manager in public service coaching jobseekers, career changers, and small business owners while working closely to help employers find their best hires.
It is my passion to help you be at ease, engaging, and confident when talking to others about your talents, skills, and qualifications.
My work has been published in several publications and I have been awarded by workforce development boards for my impact on the future workforce.
It's no secret to my family and friends that I love what I do to help others get to their next best career step. I am also a proud Mom who enjoys anything that keeps things #funatwork (Lip Sync Battles, harmless pranks, and celebrating everything from National Chocolate Day to Star Wars Day), watching General Hospital (since I was ten *guilty*), and eating all types of chips and salsa.
Why choose me to help you?
While rising up in management in the local government at employment centers for over 10 years, my favorite part was coaching jobseekers, career changers, and small business owners. Our work together lead them from feeling stuck to instead being empowered and doing work that they enjoy.
I often wished that I had met them years earlier so they weren't in the mess that they were in with high bills, overwhelming stress, and constant frustration.
The work I did at employment and small business centers taught me things I'll never forget. The number one lesson being: Now is the time to prevent damage to your lifetime earnings, career happiness, or future business. I could have kept rising up the management ladder and further away from direct service with clients. But as the environment at where I worked started to become toxic, I felt I needed to push past my own comfort zone.
Although it was challenging and scary to walk away from the "security" of a government job and all of its benefits, I made one of the best decisions of my life. Starting my own coaching business makes me feel more alive and satisfied than I even dreamed.
Seeing how holistic career coaching helps my clients' spirit soar as they align with work they enjoy gives me goosebumps every time.
Imagine the opportunities that will open for you when you learn how to confidently identify and showcase your unique talents, value, and strengths.
I have the experience, tools, and training that you can team up with so that fear, doubt, and anxiety do not block your way anymore.
You Deserve A Qualified Coach
I am a proud alumni of George Mason University two times over. (I loved that school so much I even named my first born son Mason-not even kidding!)
I earned my Bachelor's in Communications (while working three jobs to pay for it). A few years later, while working full-time in public service, I discovered I wanted to dig deeper into how I could help coach and inspire others to align with work they enjoy. I went back for my Masters degree at GMU and was accepted into their highly acclaimed (and challenging) Counseling and Human Development program.
After graduation, I dedicated a full year to serving in AmeriCorps which helped me hear even louder the call to help others shine. I later worked for non-profits and corporate jobs, but once I started working in employment centers my passion for career coaching really caught on fire. I was soon promoted to develop employment programs and train staff to help others gain meaningful work.
For over a decade, while rising up in leadership and management positions, I coached thousands of jobseekers and my staff that I hired to thrive at interviewing, impressing employers, and finding their next best career step.
I also worked with small business owners to makeover their pitch, gain confidence and build traction with marketing their message. Plus, I was often on the other side of the hot seat as a hiring manager for many years and observed the ins and outs of competitive recruiting and human resource systems.
I have seen so many epic interview fails and pitches by hundreds of candidates and entrepreneurs who were well-educated, motivated, and had the right qualifications.
Melting in the hot seat can happen to anyone, but with the right support it doesn't have to happen to you.
Your Future At Work Will Thank You
I make it a point to pack in the fun while focusing on results in my coaching, webinars, and other career support services.
I help my clients align their mindset, body language, and energy to their message of professional value.
I have been a long standing member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Female Entrepreneur's Association (FEA), and other professional organizations.
I am also a certified Reiki Practictioner (energy worker) and extensively trained in mindfulness, EFT (tapping), and other stress reduction techniques that help others shine in the hot seat and gain more career satisfaction. I am excited to be writing for several publications that focus on career happiness tips, anxiety relief, youth advocacy, and how to connect to soul-fulfilling work.
My strengths-based, holistic approach to coaching others is based on methods that are useful for becoming a better interviewer, gaining career satisfaction, and enjoying more happiness in life. Many of my clients appreciate that after working with me for interview coaching and career support, they gain other bonuses that boost their life.
By practicing how to share your value under pressure, you are also upgrading your skills on how to hande the many challenges that will happen as your career journey unfolds.
Let's Stay Connected
Don't let your brighter future at work keep waiting. Here are ways we can stay connected: