Side Hustles

I like un-sticking people and teams. My consulting includes: personal brand development, resume and cover letter editing, facilitation, and brain picks.

PersonalĀ brandĀ development: Unlock opportunities by working with me on developing and strengthening your personal brand. I’ll audit your current brand, analyze it in the context of your goals, and map out what you need to do to represent yourself authentically and intentionally. I work with a few long-term clients at a time to provide ongoing brand coaching and services, including but not limited to: updating positioning, developing personal websites, editing articles, framing consultancies, entering a job hunt, and more. $200/hr.

Resume and cover letter editing: Improve your first impression on a hiring manager by working with me on whipping your resume and cover letter into shape. Clients walk away with stronger job application materials and also a clearer understanding of the goal of these documents. My process is simple: you’ll send me your document(s) in an editable format along with a link to a job or fellowship you have in mind; I thoroughly mark it up and send back to you; you circle back to me with any lingering questions. A conversation is not a part of my process, though I will let you know if I think one would be mutually helpful and within scope. I will not completely rewrite anything, but rather flag suggestions, edits, and questions that will lead you to strengthening their own story. $170 for complete resume or cover letter edit (inquire for CV pricing); $270 for both; $425 for the above plus an hour-long mock interview with feedback or strategy session over video conferencing.

Facilitation: I am a trained human-centered design facilitator and amateur comedic improviser. I have designed and led hundreds of workshops, meetings, retreats, and events in numerous contexts. A large part of my design process is understanding the goals and context of the conveners, key stakeholders, and attendees to bring clarity, focus, and intentionality to the gathering itself. Humor is a key tool. I like virtual gatherings almost as much as in person. Pricing based on the scope and timeline of work.

Brain picks: I’m a curious, reliable, and authentic sounding board. Work with me to move past challenges or to develop and strengthen big ideas. I offer quality insight and advice, and give you accountability to work through whatever you’re stuck on. Let me know what you want my brain on and how much time you need. $200/hr.

One more thing: I also officiate weddings.

Payment fine print: Payment is by Venmo (preferred) or check.

“I interviewed with a department head at a big hospital, and the first thing she said was ‘you had a great CV.’ Thank you Jen!” -Sarah G., medical doctor

“Jen helped bring out the best in my materials. She was strategic and smart in shaping my story and partnered with me to ask questions and spark new thinking. Then, she brought an attentive and careful eye to the final version of my resume. She is an incredible writer and copy-editor, but more importantly, an astute strategist.” -Naomi R., content strategist

“Jen is an absolute gem! She is extremely responsive and willing to customize her services to meet exactly what you’re looking for. She was able to help me tease out more detail of my day-to-day role so that my resume accurately showcases my strengths and abilities. I’ve already seen an uptick in people reaching out to me. I feel so confident with how everything turned out. Jen is also a pleasure to work with – so authentic and has tons of experience. You can tell she really cares about her clients!” -Roberta D., project manager

Referrals are always appreciated!

A smiling readhead with glasses and a lime green umbrella leans on a railing next to a canal.  Behind her are several brick buildings.
This is me on a solo adventure to Ghent, Belgium. It was a rainy, delightful trip. This is what my side hustle enables!