"The advice Heather gave me tremendously boosted my confidence and success as a young professional"
Malikah Garner Project Manager, Daimler Trucks North America BA in Sociology, Saginaw Valley State University MBA, Northwood University Attended Heather's Career Workshop
"I first met Heather over 7 years ago as an undergraduate student preparing to graduate from Saginaw Valley State University. She coached a group of students (me included) on career planning, resume writing techniques, interview tips and more. The advice she gave me tremendously boosted my confidence and success as a young professional.
Our paths crossed again in my role at Kaplan Test Prep. Heather was one of my most effective partners in the state of Michigan. Her ability to generate excitement and favorable results for our initiatives was very impressive. Our partnership supported her CMU pre-professional students through focused test prep training and resources. Heather was very easy to work with and her students continuously expressed appreciation for her efforts.
As a result of my time working with Heather as both a student and a professional, I have nothing but great things to say! She is a thoughtful leader whose passion for career development can be seen and felt."
"Heather never questioned my goals of working in sports (which many say is near impossible) and ultimately helped me land my dream job of working with the College Football Playoff"
Courtney Stanford Achieved her dream job with College Football Playoff as Projects Coordinator BS in Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Management, Texas Tech University Received 1:1 College and Career Advising from Heather
"During the pivotal moments in my academic and professional careers, Heather has been there to help guide me to success. From academic advising in college to resume tips and interview coaching, she has been a key mentor that I can always trust.
You'll notice right away that Heather is so genuine, with a very levelheaded approach to any situation that comes her way. She never questioned my goals of working in sports (which many say is near impossible) and ultimately helped me land my dream job of working with the College Football Playoff.
Her guidance stems from not only an accomplished educational background, but also from personal experience. This was huge for me. I didn't need someone to simply tell me what to do; I needed someone to coach me through it. She's been in your shoes, and can relate to you on so many levels. Everyone needs someone like Heather in their corner!"
"I struggled with finding the career path for me- If it had not been for Heather, I would not have had a clear path to explore"
Austen Mast Confidently selected Psychology for a major at Central Michigan University Resident Assistant (RA), Central Michigan University Aspiring Student Affairs Professional Received 1:1 College and Career Advising from Heather
"When talking about Heather, I always have positive things to say. During my freshman year of college, Heather was my central support system whenever I needed help with my academic path. As an adviser, she understood my needs as a student and a person which made me feel like I had a grip on everything.
I struggled with finding the career path for me, and her knowledge of the resources helped connect me to the people in different disciplines. If it had not been for her, I would not have had a clear path to explore. Ultimately, having Heather for an adviser has fostered my passion for life, and I do not know where I would be going without her."
"I had many challenges as an international student who is competing with domestic students- And Heather is part of my success of receiving an internship at a world-class observatory!"
Prabhani Rajakaruna Achieved her post-graduate internship at Gemini Observatory in Hawaii PhD in Physics candidate, University of Toledo Completed Heather's Career Development in Physics Course Received 1:1 College and Career Advising from Heather
"It is rare to find a mentor who is professional, greatly supportive and positive at the same time like Heather. I first met her at my Careers in Physical Science (PHY 580A) class as the professor who prepared me for my future career search. Even after I graduated she supported me as a career adviser while helping me customize my CV, carefully preparing me for interviews and building up my personality to become a strong candidate.
Heather has an impressive ability to find creative solutions to career-related challenges. For instance, I had many challenges as an international student who is competing with domestic students to get an internship after my MS. And she is part of my success of receiving an internship at a world-class observatory! So I confidently recommend her as a great career professional."
"Heather is very relational and has the ability to dig deep and to help a person find their inner talent. She has even made me a better coach and mentor myself"
Korderro Brown Workforce Development Specialist, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Former Career Coach, Central Michigan University Received 1:1 Career Advising from Heather
"Heather is a great educator, advisor and career navigator. I had the pleasure of working with Heather for a year and a half at Central Michigan University. I could tell right away that she was experienced and very knowledgeable. She has a wealth of knowledge in career coaching, business, management, education and academic advising.
Heather is very relational and has the ability to dig deep and to help a person find their inner talent. Many times, I spoke with Heather regarding situations where I needed coaching and she would get to the root of the problem within minutes. She has even made me a better coach and mentor myself. I would refer her to anyone seeking advice in any areas of education and/or training. She comes to you with my highest recommendation!"
"Heather was prepared, professional, and is a true expert on etiquette and career networking. She was my go-to for any and all career-related presentations"
Brooke Helm Associate Director of Student Services, College of Science and Engineering, Director, Science and Engineering Residential College (SERC), SCI 109 Instructor, Central Michigan University Collaborated with Heather on Speaking and Advising initiatives for undergraduate STEM students
"Working with Heather in SCI 109 (a first-year experience course for CMU science and engineering students) and the SERC (a living and learning environment for CMU science and engineering students) was nothing short of dynamic. Heather's stellar ability to present and ability to retain the attention of our students was very exciting to watch. She was my go-to for any and all career-related presentations. Students commented on how knowledgeable and approachable she was.
Our most talked about presentation was the SERC Etiquette Dinner. Heather was charged with presenting and I truly enjoyed the ability to enjoy the dinner and not worry one moment about the presentation. Heather was prepared, professional, and is a true expert on etiquette and career networking. I can not thank Heather enough for the many years of partnership and collaboration.
We also worked together in the college's first-year experience course. Heather would teach many class sessions on career networking, interviewing, career development, and so much more. End of the semester comments would attest to the popularity and effectiveness of Heather's teaching.
Our students were extremely lucky to have Heather's commitment and passion in our classroom. I had an amazing adventure with Heather during her time at CMU. It is with great confidence that I recommend Heather for any and all future endeavors!"
"Heather is an expert in career coaching and advising who is determined in providing individuals with clarity and direction around becoming their best professional self"
David Valentine II Software Engineer, Ford Motor Company BBA & MBA, Northwood University Completed Heather's Career Development in Business Course Received 1:1 Career Advising from Heather
"I first met Heather as a student in her Career Development class for upperclassmen at Northwood University. One of the character traits that stood out to me about Heather was that she was intentional about helping students improve their resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, networking skills, job searching skills and career exploration strategies. I still remember the Mock Interview Heather conducted with me while a student in her class. She gave me great feedback and tips on how to make my interview responses more concise, relevant and persuasive.
Heather is an expert in career coaching and advising who is determined in providing individuals with clarity and direction around becoming their best professional self. I highly recommend Heather as a highly experienced, effective and results-driven career coach, advisor and overall, a passionate and dynamic individual to work with."
"Heather's ability to take me on, among other students, in my final semester of university, reform my approach and give me a true direction is a testament to her capabilities"
Ian Stranaly Physicist, U.S. Department of Defense Physics graduate, Central Michigan University Completed Heather's Career Development in Physics Course Received 1:1 Career Advising from Heather
"Graduating in the spring of 2016 with a degree in physics, my future was somewhat indistinct. For 4 years, I was customarily sung similar tunes of, "Physics is great! You can do anything you want with that degree!" It was not until I was under the guidance of Heather that I began to believe that, and it was through her years of experience and superior skillset that my newfound belief was reinforced.
Heather's ability to take me on, among other students, in my final semester of university, reform my approach and give me a true direction is a testament to her capabilities. Amid the trove of skills Heather was able to teach me, one of the most valuable, was helping me go outside of my comfort zone and networking, which I attribute an ample amount of credit to now being a Physicist for the Department of Defense."
Peter Moutsatson Former Business Professor, Central Michigan University Collaborated with Heather on Speaking initiatives for undergraduate Business students
"The interview preparation I received with Heather was key in becoming comfortable in Miss America pageant interviews and my success in Medical School interviewing"
Lauren English MD Candidate, College of Human Medicine Michigan State University Received 1:1 Career and College Advising from Heather
"In my teenage years, and into young adulthood in college, I always took it for granted that I was 'good with people' and seemed to excel when it came to interviewing for scholarships or jobs. When it came to more important and competitive positions, I knew I would need to be flawless to meet my goals.
The interview preparation I received with Heather was key in becoming comfortable in Miss America pageant interviews - a rigorous process in and of itself - and my success in Medical School interviewing. Heather was truly invested in tailoring my interview skills to each specific situation, regardless of how unique it was, and helping me achieve my goals."
"I am truly grateful that Heather was willing to help me strengthen my skills and find the confidence to acquire a position"
Xavier English Technical Support Representative, Thomson Reuters BBA - Human Resource Management, Central Michigan University Received 1:1 Career Advising from Heather
"Heather went above and beyond by offering one-on-one coaching on how to conduct myself during interviews (both as interviewer and interviewee), and I was able to also acquire the business acumen that I was able to pass along to my peers.
I am truly grateful that she was willing to help me strengthen my skills and find the confidence to acquire a position with Thomson Reuters as a Technical Support Representative. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with Heather will dramatically see a difference in their productivity level and would highly recommend her services to individuals looking to advance their career."