Following College, I joined Teach for America and worked as a high school math teacher in the Mississippi Delta for 3 years. I had a degree in business but as a teacher, I realized that I loved working with young people. I wanted to be in education but I wasn't passionate about teaching math any longer. Without considering my options, I went back to school to earn my Master's Degree in Education Leadership. After graduate school, I went back to the classroom hoping to eventually become a principal. While I had great results with my students throughout my teaching career, I couldn't ignore the fact that I wasn't joyful in my career and it was impacting my life.
This left me feeling uncertain, discouraged, and anxious about my career and life.
I was undeniably lost but I knew something better was out there for me. I decided to make an incredibly beneficial investment - I hired a Career Coach. With my coach's support and my own deep, personal reflection, I found the insight, clarity and direction that had previously escaped me. Until I started coaching, I had only followed career advice of people that I respected, but I never developed critical self-awareness skills and the confidence to find the answers within me. Coaching ultimately helped me find a path that led to career I love—working with teens / young adults and giving them tools, skills, and support to find an education and career path that aligned with their strengths, interests, and values.
Now, as a Certified Professional Coach with nearly a decade of coaching experience with teens/ young adults, I have supported hundreds of young professionals experiencing the same anxiety I once faced. Much of my coaching experience has come working with first-generation, low-income college students. Over 85% of my students have gone on to graduate college (versus the national average of 24% within this demographic). Further, my students have gone on to accomplish amazing profession goals - working at Microsoft as software engineers, becoming lawyers and doctors, securing fellowships with the NIH, gaining acceptance to graduate and doctorate programs, etc.
We can waste so much time in our life drifting. Coaching is a powerful approach that helps people gain personal insight and momentum to move forward with a sense of courage, confidence, and purpose. If you find yourself to be in a situation similar to what I was in, I highly recommend coaching. It is my sincere belief that coaching will empower you through the challenges you are experiencing in this moment.
PCC (Professional Coach Certified)
ICF (International Coach Federation) Member
I built my career helping clients discover
who they are,
what they want,
and how to make their dreams happen.
I hope you find joy, success and independence.
I hope you wake up with purpose and momentum.
You deserve it.
If you are struggling to find your next,
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