Career Consultant, Recruiter, Life Coach, Speaker, Podcaster, Connector
I am an entrepreneur at heart, a seeker, a creator and lifelong learner with a love for communications.
I started my own recruiting firm at a young age, Downs & Associates before partnering with Lindsay Olson to grow Paradigm Staffing. Together we have grown Paradigm Staffing to be a premier recruiting firm specializing in the public relations, marketing, communications, and social media industries. Our clients include both private and public corporations as well as agencies. We place people nationwide, at all levels, from Account Executive to CMO. I love working with top talent and helping organizations find that right match, resulting in both sides finding success. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am the creator and host of a weekly podcast, Fresh Blood, Killing It After 40, where we prove that fresh blood does not necessarily equal young blood. In each episode, we discuss the story and life lessons of one person who is thriving in the second half of their lives. The goal is to provide growth, insight, and inspiration around what we are all truly capable of through the sharing of personal stories.
I am an professional speaker giving speeches on a variety of topics ranging from overcoming Imposter Syndrome to the Universal Truths to Creating your Most Authentic, Successful and Fulfilling Life and Easy Mind Hacks to a Successful Life Mindset. I can accommodate most motivational and career-related topics.
I am an Evercoach by Mindvalley certified Life Coach and have earned a certification in meditation and energy work. I provide individual, group, and retreat coaching.
I have an inherent curiosity and desire to see people happy, giving me the perfect combination for discovering key motivations and making those successful matches in my work and in life. I love developing long-lasting and close relationships, ready to help in any way possible. Relationships are important to me and I still work with the first clients I ever brought on, oh so many years ago.
A bucket list believer, I love planning for the next exciting and fun adventure or experience. I’m always adding new ideas and checking items off the list. I love experiencing new things. My life loves include family and friends, Melody the Mini Golden Doodle, reading (I read well over 60 books a year), travel (I feel lost if there isn’t a trip to be excited about and planning for), being at the beach/lake/river, live music and dancing, meditation, personal development, playing games, making videos, learning something new and working towards my life goals.
I am a creator at the core. I love creating, whatever that may be, the process of building and creating something from nothing brings me happiness and immense satisfaction.