The Short Version
I'm a Career Confidence Coach with 10 years of professional experience in public relations. I started in PR in 2010, eager to put my communication and people skills to use. Throughout my career I've become the go-to resume girl for friends and colleagues, and what I've come to realize is that writing a resume is like PR for job-seekers. I love helping people "pitch themselves" to potential employers and in the process, we dig into your experience which doubles as a confidence boost.
The Long Version
Career Confidence Burnout: I've Lived It
It was 10 days before Christmas in 2014, just a few days before our office closed for the holidays. I walked into my boss’s office for my annual review, my performance evaluation in hand, printed on crisp white paper with handwritten notes to address in person. I’d scored fairly high and was ready to hear constructive feedback, and that’s when she fired me.
She began grilling me about whether I was happy working for her company, despite the fact that my work or clients had not faltered. It ended with an accusation that I was bringing down company morale. Rather than co-signing my performance evaluation, we co-signed a termination agreement.
The next two years were tough. I doubted myself. I didn’t speak up in my new role. I felt dried up, out of ideas. Being let go, despite the fact that I knew in my core it was not a reflection of my work, was a detriment to my confidence. Over the next few years I worked really hard to restore my career confidence. It paid off and I was promoted, and then offered a new role at a sister company.
Getting fired was the best thing that could have happened to me. Hindsight’s 20/20, right? My biggest fear happened and I survived it, and then overcame the side effects. But I know what it’s like to feel defeated on the job. I know what it’s like to face your resume and only think negative thoughts. And I know how to pull the information out of you that will put those thoughts to rest and lead to a shiny new resume and boost of confidence.
I want to live in a world where people feel confident in pursuing the career of their dreams.
As a Career Confidence Coach, I work with people to see their own genius so they feel confident taking that next big step and applying for that dream job.
When I’m not coaching phenomenal beings, you can find me riding my bicycle around Long Beach or playing with my long haired chihuahua named Dracula.