Athena Consultants, Inc.

Matthews, NC

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How does your service stand out?

Results! My clients span recent graduates to C-suite executives. Time is taken up front to learn about your goals and objectives so your documents are optimized--allowing recruiters and hiring managers to more easily find you as well an answering "What's in it for them?" As a certified life coach, I went through an extremely thorough training (in fact, it took me 3 years to find one I truly believed in and felt like added value) to ensure we shift you from stuck to unstuck to SOARING!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love that calls and emails from clients bursting with enthusiasm regarding the better fit position they've landed. I love the "I'd hire me!" comments, the increased confidence and decreased uncertainty that occurs as I work with clients. I love what I do. My passion, enthusiasm and expertise are why you should hire me!


Matthews, NC 28105

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5 Reviews
  • William M. Jan 8, 2016
    Career Coaching
    Verified Review
    Tara is informed, enthusiastic, and an excellent communicator.
  • Meryl P. Oct 17, 2014
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Tara has been great to work with and she did a wonderful job on the resume update as well. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable about how to make yourself stand out. I've received much more interest in my resume since the revisions were completed.
  • Jennifer M. Sep 5, 2014
    Mrs. Goodfellow is passionate about helping others find a career that fits not only their skill sets, but also their passion. She is organized, proficient, and professional. She has a wealth of resources when it comes to assisting with job searches from resume and cover letter revising and/or writing, role playing interviewing techniques, to helping make industry contacts for the job of your dreams. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking at a career change or upgrade. I have also personally recommended her College Consulting services to friends with high school students. Mrs. Goodfellow has a vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to the college admission process (including scholarships, finding the right college for you and/or your child's needs, essay writing at it's finest, etc). I know, she will be my first call when my children hit that age!
  • Jennifer W. Sep 4, 2014
    After searching for a job for over a year, Tara helped me to focus my resume and land the job I have been happy going too for 2 1/2 years! Taking my resume, she helped me to focus on my skills vs. my experiences from my previous positions to allow my resume more versitility! Tara is professional and great at what she does, without her help I am not sure where I would be! If you are in a rut with job searching, looking for a career change or need help with your resume, Athena Educational Consultants is the company you need to help! What an amazing resource! So very happy I found Tara and Athena Educational Consultants to help me land my dream job!
  • Lynn D. Sep 4, 2014
    Tara gave me an edge over other Executive Assistants by helping me really polish and consolidate my resume. She also helped me with my interview prep and gave me some great questions to ask during that always dreadful "Do you have any questions?" part of the interview.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First, I learn about your goals. I send an intake form to ensure your documents are optimized and aligned with your position of interest. I then get to work on revisions. A draft is sent for your review and edits. Final versions are sent via Word and pdf. For life coaching or leadership coaching, an intake form is sent as well.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend at least a weekly industry related call, am a certified life coach, certified DiSC practitioner, hold an MBA and an executive board position at my chamber of commerce.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, one hour of coaching is $95.00. A Thumbtack special is 4, 50 minute sessions for $250.00. Other pricing can be viewed on the website,
How did you get started doing this type of work?
-I managed four departments and held a C-suite title before I was 30. I've been a recruiter. I'm well versed with the hiring process through those experiences especially. -I was asked to teach college career development. I had great results with my students (non-traditional student body) and over time, it allowed me to offer career-related services into a career firm.
What types of customers have you worked with?
-C-suite executives -middle managers -those seeking new employment -career changes -those who have been out of the interviewing and job search process for some time
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Here are some testimonials: I worked with Tara multiple times and each I walked away more impressed with her knowledge of the market. Her suggestions and recommendations were spot on and truly made a difference. I would highly recommend Tara especially for anyone in need for a "career coach" or even more so for anyone who wants to be proactive and take charge of their own career. Tara is the consummate professional. I have worked with Tara on several projects and I have come to appreciate her attention to detail and her ability to understand client needs and objectives. She has a great sense of humor and is easy to work with and always honors her commitments. She is a very valuable partner for your company.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
-It's an investment in yourself. Most often, I'm not the cheapest price tag but I'm absolutely one of the best values!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask about their professional background. Ask why and how they became a resume writer or life coach. Check out their website and testimonials. LinkedIn too!