Meet Career Coach Kim
My story...I didn't have a "career plan" or knew what I wanted to be when I grew up but I've always had the desire to learn and to continuously grow. I have a strong work ethic and believe in an honest days' work for an honest days' pay. I have a 30+ year career in the banking industry where I started as a secretary and worked my way up to my current Assistant Vice President management role. At my foundation is the desire to continuously learn. Along my path, I developed a love for everything resumes, career planning and growth, and became the "go to" person when friends and family needed a new resume, resume update, career advice or positive encouragement. Many times I've started down this path of coaching and got distracted by life events. As I grew in my career and gained more experience and now living through this pandemic, I decided that 2020 was the year to "relaunch". My goal is to help others realize what their strengths are and the power behind understanding their strengths--and then use those strengths to write a strong personal statement and create a desired job framework and plan for their career.
What you get with me...I have been on both sides of the interview table. I have interviewed for a number of positions with increased responsibility and growth. I understand how to prepare for the interview, how to provide relative examples of my work based on the position responsibilities, how to talk about my achievements and accomplishments without bragging, and how to describe weakness/areas for improvement and talk about how I overcame or learned from them. I also understand the importance of being ready by having questions prepared to ask...after all I need to make sure the position is a good fit for me too!! On the other side, as a hiring manager, I've interviewed numerous people for a variety of positions and understand what questions are asked and the various types of interviews there are --- individual, group, behavioral, virtual, or screening/telephone, etc. With this knowledge, I can help you prepare thoroughly for your next interview!
With increased management responsibility over the years, I've interviewed and hired, coached & encouraged my teams and employees, provided interview tips and techniques, prepared interview questionnaires, worked in Human Resources, and even taught school online (General Management) for a major online University.
Something unique about me is that I developed Vitiligo (a skin condition in which I lose pigment making cells -- think Michael Jackson). I was diagnosed in 2013 with Segmental Vitiligo (affects a portion of the body -- mine is on my face). With this skin condition, although very tough in the beginning, I have become involved heavily in spreading awareness and working through a local support group in a leadership role, hosted the World Vitiligo Conference in Detroit MI in 2017 (with my support group), became a member of the Board of Directions of the Global Vitiligo Foundation, and have become a leader in our overall Vitiligo community. I've educated people along the way and choose not to cover my white patch in an effort to encourage others where ever I go.
My passion is helping people. I know from experience that each of us has talents and skills and many of us do not give ourselves enough credit for what we know how to do and compare ourselves (unnecessarily) to others. My goal as your career coach is to help you realize you don't have to be stuck where you are in your career, to have discovery discussions to encourage you and help you see where you are and take steps to get you to where you see yourself and want to be. I do this all with positive motivation and encouragement. Schedule a career chat with me today and allow me to help you shine a light on your career!!
If you are like me, you've had a great idea, started to bring it to life only to have life happen, doubt sneak in, or you just find yourself too busy. I've started and stopped and started down this path many, many times under a variety of business names. Life happened and took me in different directions over the years -- but the foundation of what I love to do has never left me. Now is the time!
Career Coaching with a positive & personable Twist!! Career Glow LLC was born out of a passion for helping others realize their full career potential in the most positive and realistic way possible. We strive to help you understand that YOU are in control, and have the skills and talent to be anything you want to be. Many years of management, interviewing, and hiring have led to much insight on what people need and how to enhance what they already have through honest feedback and direction.
We will provide enthusiastic and honest feedback and advice, have in-depth conversations to help get you started and guide your next step in your career. Whether you are at the beginning, middle, or nearing retirement and wondering what's next -- we're here for you. Let's get started today!
3 P's of Success - Purpose! Power! Prosper!
Purpose: The reason something was created -- the reason you were created. In most instances your purpose finds you. Life events reveal your purpose -- pain, loss, hurt, people, relationships -- any of these life events can help you discover your why -- your purpose for being. Our purpose is within simmering until we are ready to live within it.
Power: Your purpose leads to power. Power gives you authority, energy, or control over something. This Power comes with great responsibility.
Prosper: This means to flourish, grow, or thrive and be successful as you've defined for yourself. When you reach this stage of the 3 P's of Success you should see yourself living your dream, your purpose, touching lives, providing a service, and feeling really good about where you are.