I partner with mission-minded organizations to build better workplaces and strengthen leaders through soft skills solutions. Whether through training, presentations, or executive coaching, my ultimate goal is to help organizations fulfill their missions.
My experience and qualifications
An expert in higher education, I worked for 12 years at four institutions as an English faculty member, teaching writing and communications courses, as director of career services, and as an academic advisor. I’m a professional writer, having learned from the best as Content Manager for College Recruiter, a technical writer for EDS/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 serve children who need a safe, healthy place to call home as Development Associate for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. I also conduct research with business partners, volunteer and serve in my community, and mentor young women.
My consulting business
I serve hundreds of amazing clients across the United States and Canada. I have partnered with incredible employers, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to provide training, professional development programs, career coaching, keynote presentations, outplacement services, and executive coaching.
I’ve participated in webinars and contributed to dozens of articles, videos, and other pieces of content for top-notch recruiting, HR, career services, and niche publications, including Glassdoor, Zip Recruiter, Job Scan, College Recruiter, Flex Jobs, the New York Daily News, Business Tech, Human Resources Online, Life After Teaching, and more.
I’ve been featured on podcasts, including 10 Minute Mindset, Love Your Story, and Everyday Life. I have partnered with generous, kind, and brilliant research partners and colleagues and presented research and presentations at 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 clients virtually and face-to-face.
-Southside Junior High School 2020: “Career exploration 101”
-Batesville Alternative School 2019: “A Journey through recovery”
-Family Violence Prevention 2019: “Putting down our anvils: Mindful communication as a pathway to cultural sensitivity in the workplace”
-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.