TEAM & SPEAKERS
Natascha F. Saunders, CEO, Coach & Speaker for The Youth Career Coach Inc. est. in 2009 is a respected Certified Career Coach and workshop facilitator helping students, and young professionals start, navigate and excel in their careers. She is focused on preparing students to be self-aware and market-ready for corporate America. Also, she currently serves on the faculty at Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Gender Women Studies Faculty at The University of Rhode Island and as a Senior MBA Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange, where her specialty is helping those in STEM fields prepare their best possible MBA candidacy package into an Ivy League Institution. Workshop areas include: LinkedIn, Vision Statements, Personal Branding, Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, Goal Setting, Continuing Education, and more.
Dawn Adeyemi, LICSW (Workshop Speaker, Modeling Coach) based in Providence, RI for The Youth Career Coach Inc. Dawn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Speaker, and Model. She is an experienced psychotherapist, often praised for her unique style with her clients and on the runway. Dawn has a confident yet easy demeanor and often uses humor to engage others. "Laughter doeth good like medicine" is a proverb that Dawn deeply believes in and lives by. Dawn uses her skills in psychotherapy and her knowledge in the fashion industry to help others accurately represent themselves well in person and on paper. Dawn believes that communication is important as we are always communicating, even when are not speaking. Dawn received a BS in Psychology from UMASS Amherst, an MSW from Boston College, and a certificate in Human Resources from Quincy College. She expects that her formal education and her experience in Human Resources will give her insight into what is expected for hiring and promoting to better serve her clientele. Workshop areas include: Etiquette, Dining Protocol, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Beauty Tips & The Modeling Industry, and more.
Sherry Cheng, Research Assistant based in New York, NY for The Youth Career Coach Inc. Sherry introduces herself as a Chinese Asian American graduate student, research assistant, writer and young professional. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from St. John’s University and works at the Center for Psychological Services. She has come to attain skills in conducting and researching psychology literature reviews and publications. Throughout her time working at the clinic, she has come to understand the theories of change over time involving child-parent interaction. Sherry’s career goal is to pursue research, as well as, clinical or school practice in child cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. She plans to obtain a doctorate in clinical or school psychology since completing her combined Bachelors and Masters Experimental Psychology Program. In the process of achieving that goal, Sherry has served as an advisor, researcher, and writer for The Youth Career Coach Inc. where her skills have helped to create a list of scholarship resources, draft career presentations and leadership articles, transcribe interviews, outline curriculum content, conduct doctoral-level research, and much more.
Felicia Fort, MBA (Workshop Speaker, Math Tutor) and Author of the book The Mentor Model based in Washington, D.C. area for The Youth Career Coach Inc. a native of New York City, Felicia Fort is philanthropist dedicated to assisting individuals in gaining a different perspective on the subject of math and teaching them how to enjoy it. Felicia is an alumnus of Benedict College, class of ‘10, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. While attending Benedict College, she was an active student leader in several organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Theatre Ensemble Performing Arts Program, and the Leadership Development Institute. Also, she was afforded the opportunity to study abroad in the Yunnan Province of China for the summer of 2008 in an effort to support the advancement of STEM courses. Felicia also earned her MBA from Trinity Washington University in 2014. Lastly, Felicia is the Founder/CEO of One Step Closer: Finding the Fun in Math Tutoring Company committed to helping individuals find the fun in the study of mathematics. Workshop areas include: Math Tips, Math Tutoring, Mentorship Through Math, Becoming A First-Time Author, and more.
Dima Hendrick (Speaker, Pageant Coach) is based in Randolph, MA and at the age of six months was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia. In the face of adversity, Dima was determined to live a life filled with purpose. A graduate of Liberty University, Dima has an extensive pageant resume that spans over 13 years. In addition to winning state and local pageant titles, she has coached and directed a multitude of pageants. During her reign as Miss Black Massachusetts USA 2007, Dima became an advocate for The American Heart and Stroke Association. She also became the youngest board member of the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Association.Today, Dima continues to advocate for the sickle cell community at large. In addition to educating individuals with holistic and creative alternatives to treating illness, Dima continues to partner with physicians and pharmaceutical companies to help find a cure for sickle cell disease. Dima is also a co-host and co-producer of Public Praise TV, a show that was created by her talented husband, Michael. The couple is happily married and has two handsome boys. Workshop areas include: Tips to Succeed in Your First Pageant, Benefits of Pageantry, Managing Sickle Cell While Managing Your Career, Overcoming Obstacles, Media Interviews, Managing a Business with a Family, and more.
Kristi Love (Career Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Resume Editor) based in the Washington, D.C., a native of Chattanooga, TN, is an innovative lifelong learner who loves to serve through volunteerism and community service. Also known as, K. Love, she is a graduate of Howard University School of Social Work and Lipscomb University. As a Career Development Specialist for Career Team, LLC, she provides the essential tools needed to ensure success in the interview and teaches soft skills that will help individuals maintain and grow within the company. In the community, K. Love is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes board member, content contributor for Black Girl Vision, and team member of With Great Care, LLC. Her passion for writing led her to start a greeting card company, L.O.V.E. Notes, LLC. In addition to creating greeting cards, Kristi occasionally writes for the AFRO newspaper and blogs for Uprising Experience. Workshop areas include: Resume, Interviewing, Networking, Elevator Pitch, LinkedIn, and more.
Lindsay Joseph (Coach, Speaker, Resume Editor) based in Savannah/Atlanta, GA, is a recruiting professional at Hub Recruiting with several years of experience staffing contract, permanent placement, and executive roles in various industries such as general labor, finance, and IT. She is also the founder and CEO of Greater NOW, a career, business, and leadership firm for professional and entrepreneurial women. She has a BBA in Management, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Capital Management. Workshop areas include: Resume, Interviewing, Networking, Elevator Pitch, LinkedIn, Recruiting Do's & Don'ts, and more.
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