Coach Moxley always recognized and lifted up the work ethic that he saw in his players: I distinctly remember the encouragement that he used to give me in the early-morning weight-room hours before school. He recognized the hustle, and he fostered that dedication to the less glamorous aspects of achieving excellence (and the fact that he was in there every morning himself says something about his own dedication and work ethic). More than anything, he helped to instill the attitude and work ethic that it takes to be successful on the field – these are the same core values that I have found to be instrumental in my professional life and personal life beyond athletics. -- J. Howe
"I turned to Tara for help with my resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile because I had not needed to interview for a number of years and clearly my job search efforts had been unsuccessful. Tara did an outstanding job updating all of these. This happened while I started a discussion about the position I ultimately secured. I had the opportunity to use the new resume for this position. The hiring manager provided very positive feedback. He had previously seen my version of the resume and recognized the significant improvement in Tara's version of my resume." -- D. Precht, Professor, Operations and Supply Chain, Management Science, USC's Moore School of Business
I am a Virginia native, but for the past 20 years I have called Charlotte, NC home. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I have worked across a variety of industries with the last 18 years spent in education and coaching a variety of sports. I am a former small college athlete who understands all too well the sense of loss and lack of identity that sets in when competitive athletics comes to its inevitable end. I am passionate about helping individuals discover their gifts and interests, then marrying those to fulfilling career. I am a coach by nature and receive no bigger thrill than helping an athlete achieve his/her potential. I believe that life is too precious to waste in a job that does not fill your bucket!
"I truly can't thank Tara enough for helping me with me resume and tailoring it to me. After being in the same industry for 8 years, and being out of the "hiring game" for so long I was completely overwhelmed... She reviewed my original resume, offered suggestions, explained her suggestions... Thank you Tara for helping me along the way and helping me achieve my goal in the career I was made for, and helping land the dream job that was made for me!"
-- A. Harkrader, Account Executive for ESPN Charlotte
Why Hire Us?
Owner, Tara Goodfellow, MBA, CTACC, applies skills learned through her background in higher education, as a C-level executive, a recruiter, and a college career development instructor to ensure clients receive personal, targeted, and effective services that land results. Certified Life Coach and DiSC practioner further enhances the support you'll receive!
Athena: Career Services
Athena Consultants, Inc. specializes in assisting individuals, families, and companies with their career and life goal decisions. We work with clients nationally to determine the best fit for their future success.
We are here to educate, offer options, and encourage you in your career and goals and achieving your life's purpose. Don't let it overwhelm you and be a stressful experience.
Be excited by the opportunities!
Athena Offers a variety of coaching services. The coaching relationship is Co-Creative, meaning that we are equals and both have an active role. We utilize effective and active communication skills to support you in determining outcomes. During the process, you will determine the next steps toward your goals -- moving from Stuck to Unstuck to Soaring. Sessions are approximately 45-minutes in duration and are offered in one, two, and three month packages.
Why Hire a Coach?
Consider enlisting the assistance of a coach if you are feeling "stuck," if you know there is "more" out there but are unclear about the next best steps. Coaching can:
Is Coaching Therapy?
No, we are not therapists.
Therapists are experts in medical and behavioral sciences and are trained to treat diagnosable conditions. Coaching can be a wonderful compliment to therapy, but we are NOT trained as therapists.
Is Coaching Consulting?
We offer both Coaching and Consulting services. Very often we will discuss both during a Sample Coaching session. Consulting services involve specific advice about how to solve a problem, whereas coaching is a co-creative relationship supporting clients as they achieve their outcome.
We do not accept all clients. Since ours is a co-creative relationship, we want to ensure we are the right fit for you. Not everyone is "coachable" and not every coach is the best fit for your goals. That is why we offer a FREE 25-minute Sample session. Please click here if you are interested.
Do inquire about your potential coach's training.
There are some wonderful, extensive training programs available but not every coach has achieved this mark. Tara Goodfellow completed a 22-week program through Coach Training Alliance and has earned the Coach Training Alliance Life Coach Certification and DiSC Certified.