I partner with mission-minded organizations, employers, and educational institutions to improve communication, build better workplaces, and empower employees and leaders. I help organizations fulfill their missions through soft skills solutions and services through quality training, executive coaching, professional development, and keynote presentations on communications, conflict prevention and resolution, Gen Z in the workplace, soft skills, branding and social media management, and various career-related topics.
An expert in higher education, I worked for 12 years as an English faculty member, teaching writing and communications courses. I also served as director of career services and academic advisor. I’m a professional writer, having learned from the best as Content Manager for College Recruiter, a technical writer for HP, and as writer/editor for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Additionally, I’ve garnered experience in sales, marketing, and non-profit management.
I earned my Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature at Arkansas Tech University and my Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Lyon College.
I also currently conduct research with business partners, volunteer and serve in my community, and mentor young women.
I have served hundreds of amazing clients from across the United States and Canada. I have partnered with incredible employers, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to provide training, in-service sessions, workshops, professional development programs, keynote presentations, breakout sessions, succession planning, outplacement services, and executive coaching.
I’ve participated in webinars and contribute to dozens of articles, videos, and other pieces of content for top-notch recruiting, HR, career services, and niche publications, including Zip Recruiter, Job Scan, College Recruiter, Flex Jobs, and the New York Daily News, CNBC, Life After Teaching, and more. I have partnered with generous, kind, and brilliant research partners and colleagues. I have presented research and unique presentations at various conferences and before small and large audiences, including talent acquisition/human resources professionals, high school and college students/faculty/staff, business owners and managers, and career services professionals and coaches.
Located in north central Arkansas, I work with partners and clients virtually and face-to-face across the United States.
-OKHR (Oklahoma Human Resources) 2019: “Gen Z and College Recruiting: Evolving Solutions”
-Arkansas Bankers Association 2019: “Strategic social media management and Gen Z”
-ADHE (Arkansas Department of Higher Education) Facilitating Career Development course presenter, webinar creator/facilitator 2017-18
-ASAE (Arkansas Society of Association Executives) 2018: “Strategic social media management: Posting with the end in mind”
-Youth Move Arkansas 2018 “Branding yourself in your best light”
-AACE (Arkansas Association of Colleges & Employers) 2017 & 2018 “Moving on up: Seeking and earning promotions for career services and recruiting professionals” and “Gen Z and tech industry in 2018: What recruiters are looking for and how to prepare candidates” with Allison Nicholas
-OKHR (Oklahoma Human Resources) 2018: “Gen Z and branding: Connecting to today’s talent”
-Northcentral Arkansas Educational Cooperative 2017: “Teaching soft skills to Gen Z students”
-Southside High School 2017: “First steps of branding: The elevator pitch”
-HRSWC (HRSouthwest Conference) 2017: “Gen Z and the job search: Connecting to the talent of today”
-Independence County Library 2016-17: Professional development workshop for staff: “The 3 C’s of Communication: Competent communication, customer service, and conflict prevention/management” and two presentations for patrons. 1) “Resume writing 101” and 2) “Job search 101.”
-Lyon College, 2016, 2017, 2018: Served as judge for Summer Experience Fair in 2016 and 2017. Presented “Networking 101” presentation for Careers course taught by Vicki Webb in 2016.
-University of Arkansas Community College Batesville (keynote), 2014, 2015, 2016: Presented to groups of high school students during Career Day on “How to use your English Major” three years in a row. Served as keynote speaker for 100 students during TRiO program’s Symposium.
-Jackson County Library, 2016: Two programs: “Job search 101” and “Resume writing 101” for library patrons.