"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

"​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

"Tara was amazing in explaining the promotional opportunities within LinkedIn. She helped optimize my page with keywords to get maximum exposure. She also revamped my work history to make it more applicable to my current and future goals. I would highly recommend Tara to help get your professional on-line branding up to date."

  -- A. Davis, Author and Speaker

"Tara took my resume and LinkedIn profile to the next level! She is not only super professional to work with but also knows this area really well! I went from average to BAM! She is super personable and friendly as well​."

  -- N. Pai, CPA and Entrepreneur

"​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

"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 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