I'm a national workforce consultant and career coach with over a decade of experience working with people to find meaning within their working lives. I consult with INNOVATE Tulare-Kings, an intermediary in California and Linked Learning Regional Hub of Excellence that is creating waves nationally as an example of how to implement a regional model for college and career readiness. We essentially help bridge the gap between education, business, and the world of work.
In Vermont, I am the Advisor for Community Relations for Change The Story VT, an initiative focused on significantly improving women's economic status in Vermont. I help lead a business peer exchange of VT employers to share expertise and resources on topics of gender diversity in the workplace, among other great things.
Along the lines of women empowerment, in 2014, I helped create a job shadowing program for high school women with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. The program helps young women understand the nuances of a modern workplace, learn about STEM careers, and meet women professional role models. It also helps the women at VEIC connect to their inner mentor, learn about one another in a new context, and help "pay it forward" to the next generation.
I also founded a young women's leadership program in Vermont that helped prepare high school girls develop professional skills and connect them to an internship opportunity. And, for seven years, I directed an organization that connected thousands of high school students with work-based learning experiences. One of my favorite things is to hear from past students about the profound impact that internship or job shadow had on their lives and how its opened them up to new possibilities.
My book smarts include an MBA from Clarkson University in New York, a Certificate in Non-profit Management from Marlboro College in Vermont, a certificate in Results-Based Accountability, and various certifications related to facilitation, training, human resources, and accountability/data.
I love all things "self-help," practicing yoga, paying it forward, hiking with my dog Jake and husband, Colin, and working on our new home.