Talent Acquisition Strategist, Career Coach, Board Member, Author & Founder of Offer Stage Consulting, LLC
I grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Costa Rican and Jamaican parents. To this day, my mom is the hardest working person I know. She definitely set the bar high when it came to ambition, work ethic, and perseverance.
I started my career working with Fortune 500 companies like Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and MetLife. Eventually, I started taking what I learned on the job and using it to help my friends who were graduating after me. I would improve their resumes and soon after, they’d get better-paying jobs. Around the same time, I was becoming frustrated with what I’ll call the ugly side of recruitment. I hated seeing people who were qualified get turned down because they didn’t have the right approach, connections, or keywords on their resumes. I became frustrated with the attitudes of some hiring managers and found myself constantly creating opportunities for education and training. I started to think that if I had my own company, I could do what was necessary without worrying about what my boss would think.
After wrapping grad school, getting married, and becoming a mom, I launched Offer Stage Consulting, LLC in 2017 initially to assist job seekers then expanded to serving the business as well. As a recruitment leader, I see that the hiring process is not a 1-sided process. It’s not just about candidates having it all together – the people responsible for making the hiring decisions need to have the proper training and tools as well or the problems we see with hiring will continue. I work with corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to shape their hiring processes, mitigate risk, and see success.
I’ve had the pleasure of being featured in Forbes, INC. Magazine, Bustle, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider to name a few, and my first book, “How to Hire,” is available at our online store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and anywhere else awesome books are sold.
I enjoy collaborating with others and I enjoy giving back. In addition to hosting educational events with YWCA, The Northern NJ Chamber of Commerce, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors, I serve on the board of the Black Business Alliance and am also a partner with global charity Recruiters Give Back.
When working with my clients or living life in general, my principles are simple. I believe in honest and straight-forward communication. I believe in integrity and paying it forward. I believe in professionalism and treating people fairly. I believe in doing things with love, passion, and a positive attitude or not at all.
Everybody needs help at some point. Whether it’s helping a candidate find their next great role, or helping a manager hire talent for their team or company, helping others is my life’s work.
If there’s anything Offer Stage Consulting can do to help you, let me know!