I was able to negotiate a rate that I desired (and deserved)…
Using April's approach, learning tools, and guidance I was able to negotiate a rate that I desired (and deserved) with a new client! I would recommend her services to other individuals seeking to tap into the essence that makes their brand unique & anyone who needs courage having the tough conversations with employers or clients. Thanks April!
Being coached was well worth the time and money I invested in myself.
April was absolutely fantastic at helping me see my job search as more than a list of skills, a polished resume and solid references.
I was anxious to refine my resume and put out applications. But April had a better strategy. By focusing on my personal and professional values, by looking at my personality traits and by evaluating what's important to me long-term, I grew to better understand why my current work environment was a poor fit. That led me to learn about how I could change to attain a more fulfilling and positive role.
Best of all April gave me hope that I don't have to settle for whatever job came my way. I now believe that I'm only worthy of an employer who values my unique combination of personality traits, values and expertise. Being coached was well worth the time and money I invested in myself.
Being trapped in a bad job feels awful..Talk to April about how she can help you attain your own career goals. Together I'm sure you and April will make some amazing things happen!
Becky Smith Kettner
I have been consistently impressed with her listening and communication skills, as well as her ability to distill a great deal of complex information into simple, actionable steps.
April and I have worked together on specific professional matters as well as identifying longer term goals and themes in work and lifestyle. She provides solid situational advice while encouraging big picture thinking and pursuit of ideal circumstances. I have been consistently impressed with her listening and communication skills, as well as her ability to distill a great deal of complex information into simple, actionable steps.
“She has an incredibly calming presence”
April has a real gift for connecting with people and immediately putting them at ease. She is smart and insightful, as well as encouraging and upbeat. She has an incredibly calming presence and never seems to get rattled. April is an extremely hard worker who shows great attention to detail. This was obvious in her leadership role in our organization, where she handled all of our finances. April is a natural leader with high integrity, which is part of the reason people like her AND respect her. I’m very glad that I had the opportunity to get to know April and it’s my pleasure to recommend her!
“April has proven to be an effective and empathetic counselor, an inspiring leader, and an innovative thinker”
April is an intelligent, positive and open-minded professional. She is known as someone who upholds a high standard of professionalism and integrity, and possesses an unparalleled work ethic. April is an excellent communicator and has a gift for relating to, and interacting well with others. She can be counted on to take initiative, always following through and producing work of exceptional quality. April has proven to be an effective and empathetic counselor, an inspiring leader, and an innovative thinker who would be an invaluable asset to any team.
“I highly recommend April for any job related to career development and know that she will continue contributing vastly to this field.”
April received her initial training in the career field in our office and I must say she was one of the best interns that walked through our door. April has the balance of being able to connect with students and also being a great program manager. The students loved April and would come back repeatedly just to check-in. As a colleague, she was bright and energetic and took on any project given to her. I highly recommend April for any job related to career development and know that she will continue contributing vastly to this field.
“I would not be the professional I am today without her support and overall genuine concern for my well being. “
April has not only been my supervisor but a mentor and role model who has taught me how to best utilize my strengths and guided me to reach my potential in career development. I would not be the professional I am today without her support and overall genuine concern for my well being. Before meeting April, I felt like a ship captain without a compass,, I knew I wanted to advise students in some capacity but was unsure on what avenues would lead me to such goals. April opened my eyes to Career Development, it is not everyday that you meet a professional who can empower her staff to develop creative approaches when working with students. April can train anyone as she gives her staff the tools needed to help students reach their career goals while finding areas of professional development throughout the year for advisers. April has an ability to build meaningful relationships with everyone she encounters including students and staff. Her overall positive approach and respect towards others has created a strong team environment among advisers and I hope to continue working with April for many more years.
“April brings many “out of the box” ideas to the table, and has a very positive attitude that is contagious”
April brings many "out of the box" ideas to the table, and has a very positive attitude that is contagious to the entire staff. I believe April will continue to be successful in the career services industry, and it has been very enjoyable working together.
“April is an excellent communicator at both the interpersonal level and as a presenter to groups.”
April is passionate about her involvement in the career counseling profession. It shows in her work with students, faculty, and employers. April is an excellent communicator at both the interpersonal level and as a presenter to groups. She seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth as a career services professional. April is a pleasure to have as a colleague.
“April brings great technique from her counseling background to the table; making open dialogue very easy and natural”
I have had the pleasure of working under April as a Career Adviser at NSU's Career Development Office. April is an outstanding supervisor for our Career Advising team; providing each member with individualized support and attention. In addition to her vast knowledge of career, April brings great technique from her counseling background to the table; making open dialogue very easy and natural flowing when working with our team and students.
Her holistic approach to life is key the success of anyone she personally works with in regards to student, career and personal development . During my time knowing April, I have learned the art and practice of Yoga and it has helped my stress level and work-life balance tremendously.
I am happy to recommend April for any endeavors she commits to; knowing she will provide outstanding advise, counseling, and yoga teachings to any and all she works with!
“I enjoyed learning from her because she teaches with great patience and care wanting each person she interacts with to be positively impacted.”
April’s supervisory and people-connection skills are unmatched! She is able to empower, encourage and support all while challenging one to reach their full potential. She creates an environment where you feel motivated and develop a focused vision to attain your goals whether it’s career or health related. She has great talent in career counseling, advising, coaching, and helping one to find options and resources for their specific path. She also has a knack for making things fun and engaging! I gained many skills and was able to professionally grow under April’s supervision. I enjoyed learning from her because she teaches with great patience and care wanting each person she interacts with to be positively impacted. I know that April will continue to make a difference because she pours care into everyone and everything she does.
“April, you saw the potential in me in the times when I couldn’t see it in myself. Somehow, you knew things would be okay before I did.”
2014 showed me what I was made of, + it introduced me to a side of myself I had not yet seen. For my entire life, I'd known I wanted to be a doctor, but this year was the only one that I was unsure of whether or not that dream would come to fruition. There were so many hurdles + things I didn't yet know how to deal with, and I came down on myself for that.
April, you saw the potential in me in the times when I couldn't see it in myself. Somehow, you knew things would be okay before I did. For that, I could not ever thank you enough. You have a gift + a talent that not many people have - you tend to see the best in people, + you find the light in the darkest of places. You have helped me more than you'll ever know, + I can only pray that one day I will be able to pay it forward + do for so many others what you did for me. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
“It set the tone for the day – to be open to ideas and have a positive outlook on the present and future.”
April has a way of blending counseling and coaching expertise with motivational/never judgemental/meditative style of practicing yoga. I was lucky to have participated, under her guidance, in a yoga flow at a career focused conference. It set the tone for the day - to be open to ideas and have a positive outlook on the present and future. April’s light shines through her ability to help others achieve whatever success looks like to the individual. I can’t speak highly enough of April's positive energy coupled with her focused, yet flexible, skill set - meeting people where they are based on context.