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, consultathena.com
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?
-those seeking new employment
-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!