Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds of professionals and students to gain insight into career/employer matches, job skills, interests, strengths and challenges. As a staffing professional, I’ve experienced a range of different work environments and learned what’s required to succeed in the workplace. As a coach, I’ve seen the struggles that develop when the person, role or skills are not the right match for the position.
My services generally fall into one of four categories:
Coaching: Every individual comes to coaching with a unique set of issues and areas where they want (or need) to focus. Some people need advice about how to prepare for an employment interview while others want guidance on finding the best-fit job environment. Still others need practice with their social communications skills. Together, we’ll review your needs and determine a program that will work best for you.
- Confidential one-on-one sessions at the school or on campus (weekly, bi-weekly, 2x weekly or as needed)
- Weekly text, email and phone support
- Collaboration with disability services, professors, academic advisors and/or other health professionals
- Status updates with parents or guardians
- Ongoing communication with referring or complementary clinical professionals (if needed)
Higher Education: I can assist students one-on-one, or help higher education professionals and/or organizations build (or further develop) their support services for students with Aspergers. [learn more; ]
Recruiting: As an experienced talent acquisition professional, I understand what it takes to make a good match between an employer and employee. I have an extensive background in identifying the right candidates, assessing their skills and matching them to the right role. My experience in employment includes recruiting for scientific, technical and engineering roles, as well as general corporate or nonprofit career paths such as customer service and administrative positions.
Speaking: I am available to speak on Aspergers Syndrome in the workplace or in the higher education setting. I have experience speaking and presenting at conferences, designing training programs for human resources, managers and staff, and serving as an ambassador/spokesperson for Aspergers programs.
My experience includes:
- Presentations to employers, college career services and parents of adult children with Aspergers/Autism Spectrum
- Speaking engagements at conferences and/or associations such as the National Conference for the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, Northeastern Chapter of Association of Colleges and Employers, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Center, Boston University School of Social Work – Continuing Education, and the Aspergers Association of New England
- Consulting with a well known program affiliated with MGH Hospital for Children. Provided leadership and coaching for a newly developed internship program for young adults on the spectrum and similar disorders