We all can write our bio, with lots of very important sounding things that we’ve done or aspire to do. But underneath all of our jargon and industry specific skills is a real person, trying to do their best in the world. Underneath my story is a young girl who grew up with her mother and her grandparents, and watched her mom write out her first resume in red ink. Thank goodness there was a mentor that came alongside my mother who explained that may be red ink wasn’t the way to go when making your first resume. I watched her go to school and build a career all while caring for me. I watched my grandfather work at a plant for 35 years, working tirelessly to create opportunity for his family. And I watched my grandmother work as an office administrator and then launch her very own business well into her 50s.
In brief, I come from a brave line of people who are willing to put their voice into the world and take risks.
I think that’s a pretty hard thing to do. I empower others to do the same. Work is tough. Sometimes it can be invigorating and give you a sense of purpose, while other times you can feel chewed up, spit out, or lost.
My work as a career coaching consultant is to help individuals feel more whole on their journey of work each day, and more in touch with what they have to offer the world. When I work with teams I help them see each other as real people which ultimately leads to better outcomes and doing better work together as a team. Conflicts become easy fuel for shared experience and connection, preventing the deeper transformational work of trust, honesty and real feedback to occur.
I would love to listen to your story, and see if I can be of help to you and those you serve.