I founded Career Polish after I had a revelation and a personal ethical conflict in my last 'Corporate America' job. Long story short - I was recruiting people for a job I wouldn't do myself (and helping them through their resumes and interviewing to get jobs elsewhere). I loved it!
That was my revelation! I left that position and never looked back. Since then I have helped thousands of professionals get back on track or advance in their career, become rock star leaders and amazing presenters/speakers.
I am a life-long student of communication. After founding Career Polish and working with individuals on resumes, LinkedIn and interviewing, I had another revelation: communication is interwoven in how we speak, move and the words we chose. With an insatiable curiosity, I dove into the study of body language and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and found the ties that bind all messaging together and help my clients become more powerful and in control of their career and businesses.. I trained, became certified, and continue to grow in order to bring my unique differentials to my clients:
- I intuitively hear what you are not saying, allowing me to help you break through barriers.
- I recognize and understand the different written conversations between resumes and LinkedIn as a Certified Social Brand Analyst.
- I integrate body language and NLP training, tools, and techniques into comprehensive communication training and strategy that helps my clients improve their leadership effectiveness, presentations, public speaking, networking, influence, sales persuasion, interviewing and business relationships....
The language of business spans written, verbal, and non-verbal communication. It is the words you chose, how you translate these words, how you listen and interact with others, and how your body supports or contradicts your message. This is where my training and passion for communication integrate into personal branding and message mastery have earned me the moniker of "The Business Langage Guru" who helps my clients rock their careers.
I am the only career coach / resume professional trained and certified in resume writing, career coaching, body language, and NLP.
It is very simple: tell my clients what they need to hear while providing the right tools and the knowledge of how to effectively use these tools to empower them to succeed based on their definition of success.
What you should know about me before we begin - I am a positive person, in almost all situations, I am non-judgmental, communicate in a direct - and sometimes blunt - manner, absolutely support my clients as a partner and have a penchant for effervescent witticism.
To be transparent, I do not accept every client. Some do not need me and some are not ready to take full advantage of the services offered. This is why I offer a free initial consultation, to take the time to review where you are, hear where you want to go, offer suggestions and together determine if we should move forward together.
I have been featured or included: Forbes, Recruiter.com, The Huffington Post Women, The Grindstone, The Indianapolis Star, Time.com, ABC.com, Good Morning Indiana and The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ.com).
I have the pleasure to speak to and facilitate workshops for a wide range of organizations including National Association of Resume Writers National Convention, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Inc., National Association of Women Business Owners, Social Media Dames Unconference, as well as numerous college/universities; corporate organizations, sales teams, executive/management teams, and service organizations.
I spent nearly a decade in the financial industry responsible for and trained in management, leadership, recruiting, coaching, development and compliance for Fortune 500 and small companies including Merrill Lynch, Prudential and McDonald Investments/Key Bank. I held several series and licenses including 7, 63, 65, 9, 10, 26, Life & Health and Property & Casualty.
My direct approach is a result of an amazing father, raising boys and Chief (he is my better half). You might hear one of our pups in the background, they are the official office dogs. I am a huge fan of baseball, chocolate, wine, shoes and inspirational quotes. In fact, if you connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter, you will see a post from me every workday of a positive thought or inspirational quote. I take my health very seriously. This means being at the gym every morning with Chief for my physical health and exploring nature for my mental health. I am fortunate to be a part of impactful and amazing organizations that support, encourage and empower women, cancer survivors, military and business professionals.