Past Meetup

Career Coach Connection with PayScale

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Whether you’re looking for input on how to advance to the next level in your career or you need advice on how to ask for a raise, we’ve asked a group of career and negotiation coaches to provide their insights at a high level but also connect 1:1 with attendees to discuss their specific situations. We hope you’ll come away with tangible advice you can put into action to help you advance in your workplace.

5:30 p.m. Doors open
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Panel (get to know the coaches and their various approaches to pay/career negotiations)
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1:1 negotiation/career sessions with coaches & networking

Food and drinks will be provided.

Coach Bios

*Ashley Adair, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP, Blue Shoes Leadership*
Ashley is the Founder of Blue Shoes Leadership LLC, a leadership development firm that specializes in building brave leaders and cultures by supporting first-time managers. With over ten years of experience in Human Resources and Consulting/Coaching, she is often described as a 'builder' and 'pioneer' by customers and clients. She firmly holds the belief that thriving humans lead to thriving business outcomes.

*Keita H. Williams, Success Bully*
Keita is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Success Bully, a fast growing accountability practice and content provider dedicated to supporting visionaries of all types in their goal attainment across both their personal and professional lives.

*Royce L. Evans*
HR Business Partner – Amazon
Career Coach – NEXT Consulting
Royce L. Evans is a Talent Acquisition
Advisor & Career Coach with over 12 years’ experience in Human Capital Management with special interests in recruitment & retention and policy & process design. Over the course of her career Royce has held positions spanning the HR spectrum; working as a HR consultant, HR business partner, corporate recruiter and headhunter. Her industry experience is equally diverse having worked in e-commerce, healthcare, and government.

*Octavia Goredema, Twenty Ten Talent*
Octavia Goredema is an award-winning career coach and writer. Over the past 8 years, Octavia has developed and delivered career advancement coaching for over 500 women.
In addition to writing career columns for national newspapers and magazines, Octavia is the founder of Twenty Ten Talent, a digital platform dedicated to helping black women accelerate their careers.

*Venus Rekow, Neural Shifts*
Venus Rekow is the founder of Neural Shifts, a consulting firm specialized in helping leaders drive culture change through a Diversity & Inclusion lens. Venus supports D&I teams to increase their impact by conducting D&I assessments, designing & implementing effective global diversity and inclusion programs & using analytics to achieve business results. She is well known for her ability to translate research insights from Neuroscience & Behavioral economics into practical business strategies that enable behavior change. Her clients include Microsoft, Amazon, Foundations & Non-profit organizations.

*Lydia Frank, PayScale*
For more than a decade, VP of Content Strategy Lydia Frank has led a team of content creators and researchers at PayScale, a compensation data and software company, who work to understand all of the various factors that impact compensation and provide guidance to both employees and employers on how to have more effective pay conversations that lead to more equitable outcomes. On the topics of salary negotiation, pay equity and compensation best practices, she is a frequent speaker, is regularly cited in the media and has contributed content to various publications (e.g. Harvard Business Review, Money, Fortune, TechCrunch.) She serves on the advisory board for Female Founders Alliance and is a strong advocate for creating more accessible paths to power for women, people of color and other underrepresented groups in the labor market and economy.