Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevonna McAnuff.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
While pursuing my Bachelor’s degree and Georgia State University, I set out to gain experience in my desired field which was Human Resources. I was turned down for every internship I applied for “lack of experience.” It was then that I felt the hardships of job hunting. After landing a job at a major corporation, I experienced the bias towards millennials in a way I’d never imagined. I was the youngest member on the team and the struggles that came with that became more an more difficult each day. That’s when I decided to start aPoisedProfessional.
To be both resources to the working millennials and a sounding board for our struggles within the workplace. I decided to blog about my experience and my friend’s experience, serve as a resume writer to those who needed help finding a job, and be the career coach that “dared my clients to take of control of their careers, dream up the ones they want, and then go do it.”
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. Being an entrepreneur and working a 9-5 is hard. Especially when you’re doing it on your own. It seems like there’s never enough time in the day to get everything you need to be done and when it’s your first time doing it all, that can get frustrating at times. I will never forget sitting on my couch for 8 hours trying to learn Photoshop using Google, Youtube, and a friend.
I built my website myself and that almost made me reconsider starting a business. It also took 4 months before I started making a profit from my workbook and my resume writing services. Lack of sleep was and still is my biggest struggle.
aPoisedProfessional – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
aPoisedProfessional, LLC is designed to teach millennials how to curate their careers using long-term strategies that can be used at every stage of their careers. It takes them on a journey of growth to reach new heights by making new choices. Its ambition is to help millennials DARE to take control of their careers, DREAM up the ones they want, and then DO it, with useful resources for living their best lives.
I’m most proud of the success my company has reached and it’s growth in less than a year. aPoisedProfessional is different from other millennial coaching practices in that it doesn’t teach how to thrive in the workforce by going with the flow and fitting the mold. Instead, it teaches control and that we are the curators of our career.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Being promoted in just 8 short months after joining a company has been my proudest moment in my career so far.
- Career Coaching Sessions – $70/hr.
- Resume & Cover Letter – $65
- Website: www.apoisedprofessional.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apoisedprofessional/