As a Interview Skills Coach for spiritually aware women who lead, I want to see you thriving in opportunities that you enjoy. I offer online sessions for private coaching and to share my resources that will align your mindset, body language, and energy with your message of professional value.
Imagine how satisfying your future at work will be when you know how to share your skills, achievements, and strengths in a way that feels authentic to you.
That's where coaching with me, Shea Ki, comes in.
I created the Upgrade My Interview™ method to help you learn a holistic approach to sharing your professional value in the workforce. My goal is help you gain more opportunities that you enjoy or expand the reach of your business. Interviews used to make me cringe until I decided it was time to get support. I spent many years practicing natural nervous system soothers--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). These days I use the tools I learned that upgraded my interview skills to make sure other high achieving women shine in the hot seat.
My clients also benefit from my experience as a certified career development professional, heart-centered entrepreneur, and accomplished student of the mind, body, and spirit connection.
As a Communications major in undergrad and later a Masters in Counseling student, I have taken deep dives into the best ways that people use to get their message across.
I am 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.
Long before starting my own coaching business, 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.
Today, 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 interview ready. 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 on interviewing. Our work together lead them from feeling stuck to instead being empowered and doing work that they enjoy.
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 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 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: