"Tara is an expert and a true asset to the financial services industry. She is knowledgeable and responds quickly to all of my inquiries. Tara embodies the type of professionals needed to help families and students make the dream of higher education obtainable. I highly recommend Athena Educational Consultants for its commitment to higher education and competitive knowledge base."

    --​ Georgina R. Green

"Tara was recommended to me by a colleague who swore it was the best investment in time and effort she had made. I was at a professional crossroads trying to decide what I wanted to do next and how to go about it.

Tara communicates easily and soon had me on track with a strong, flexible foundation. With her guidance, I was able to identify potential trouble spots and create a guide on how to handle them based on how I work.

Role play was especially helpful since Tara lessens the self-conscious aspect. 'Homework' is realistic and expectations are always clear and never intimidating.

Her coaching shows how to get more done both professionally and personally, and have time left over for me. Get her to tell you about the 'sandwich principle'."

    -- Kathy Terry, RHIT, CHTS-PW | DMI Regulatory Specialist at Carolinas Healthcare System

"Tara is an excellent consultant. She did wonders with my resume and was a fabulous pre-interview coach!"  -- ​Traci McClintic, Event Coordinator/Artist/Freelance Writer

"Tara is the consummate professional. I have worked with Tara on several projects and I have come to appreciate her attention to detail and her ability to understand client needs and objectives. She has a great sense of humor and is easy to work with and always honors her commitments. She is a very valuable partner for your company."

    ​-- Ron Couturier, EVP US Reputation and Compliance, LLC

"Tara brings a wealth of experience, provides quality service, and a positive experience. She is passionate about helping people."

    --​ Doug Cleary, Former Vice-President of Student Lending

"I called Tara because my job hunting efforts had gotten me nowhere. I couldn't even get people to call me back, let alone progress from there. After applying what I learned in a few sessions with Tara, I have a list of contacts that is two-dozen deep. I have already recommended her to a bunch of my friends who are job hunting, and I happily do the same here."

​     ​-- Matt Crossman, Freelance Writer

"Working with AEC was the best personal investment I've made in a long while. Tara did an awesome job extracting every bit of my work experiences, talents, and recognition in order to draft the perfect resume. When I read the final copy, I was so impressed I said out loud, "WOW, who is this lady? I would definitely hire her!"

     ​--Monique, Mortgage Industry

"Tara is trustworthy, intelligent, a self-starter, and focused on both her clients' needs and goals. She has established the highest level of professionalism always keeping her clients' requirements paramount in her preparation and presentation. Listening is a valuable asset not always demonstrated in an individual, but is a major asset of Tara's. I not only highly recommend Tara and her strength and knowledge but I would challenge you to witness for yourself the desire and perseverance recognized by this outstanding and sincere individual."

     ​-- Robert Altenburg, Student Accounts Coordinator - Queens University of Charlotte


"Tara provided excellent, world-class coaching services at a pivotal time. She quickly assessed my needs and steered me toward actionable goals. Within a matter of weeks, I received a promotion and landed two contracts and a speaking engagement. I'm not saying Tara's a magic worker - but I kind of am. She gave me the fuel needed to get to the next level and I'm truly indebted! I highly recommend her services for anyone trying to map out next steps to career awesomeness. Thank you, Tara! "-  Nonprofit Leader & Communications Strategist