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Heiskell Career Consulting began in 2021 after I completed my PhD in Higher Education Leadership. While my jobs became more administrative, I realized I wanted to continue to provide 1:1 and group coaching and support for all individuals.

My goal is to empower you to find your voice, discover your talents and interests, and put those talents into action in meaningful experiences. I have supported individuals on their career journeys since 2010 at large universities like Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stanford, UT Austin, and UC Santa Cruz, and I am excited for the chance to work alongside you as you consider your next steps.

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My Approach

My consulting approach is rooted in positive psychology, existentialism, and strengths-based coaching. We will work together to reflect on your goals and hopes and develop targeted plans to help you not only determine but actualize your next steps. I integrate coaching and counseling principles from my master's in counseling alongside an in-depth knowledge of industry recruiting trends and the higher education landscape.

My presentation style is engaging, energetic, and collaborative. I thrive on building customized presentations based on your key questions and concerns around topics like career exploration and development, incorporating strengths into the workplace, building strategic plans, building meaningful assessments, and incorporating scholarship as a practitioner.

My Background

When I graduated from college, I had no real idea what to do with my life. I completed two terms of service in AmeriCorps, the domestic version of the Peace Corps where I discovered student affairs and career development. After AmeriCorps, I obtained my master's in counseling from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked in diversity centers and the career center.

Upon graduation, I moved across the country to Austin to work as a career counselor for all exploratory students at UT Austin for five years. Realizing the inequities and disparities in higher education, I decided to pursue my PhD in Higher Education Leadership where I focused on centering the experiences of minoritized exploratory students. During the program, I transitioned into a brand new role overseeing experiential learning for students with high financial need.

Now I currently work as the Associate Director of Experiential Learning & Student Employment at UC Santa Cruz. My team connects all students to meaningful, paid internships, research experiences, and out of classroom activities that help them build meaningful, career-ready skills and determine their next steps. While the position is administrative, I am excited for the chance to work alongside you in 1:1 or group settings as you consider your options.

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