I am proud immigrant, arriving in the United States with my family when I was a teenager. We started from the bottom, three families living in a two bedroom apartment. With the support of my grandparents and parents, I was able to graduate with a degree in Environmental Science and later got my Masters degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Soon, after graduation, I became a programmer. My net salary for my first full-time job was -$25. You are reading this right, my net salary was NEGATIVE. With a ton of hard work, determination and admittedly, a loan from my parents, I was able grow my career.
My skills grew.
My communication skillset developed.
My responsibilities boomed.
Before I knew it, I had started to dream of becoming a manager, to lead my own team of programmers.
Now, almost seven years later, I have been overjoyed to manage thirty individuals who came from different backgrounds.
My teaching approach comes from experience. I can teach new leaders and managers because I have been in your shoes. When I was starting out, I was worried about my new role, wanting to prove that I was promoted or hired correctly. I was desperate to prove that I could be a stellar leader, that I could be an effective manager of a team and that I could be a productive colleague.
When you have someone to hold your hand and to guide you through the day-to-day challenges and the higher-level strategies, a strong career can be yours. So take that leap and contact me–let’s chat and see if we can work together.
KAT’S ADVICE AND GUiDANCE HAS BEEN INVALUABLE!
Kat has unique abilities and has helped me so much as I was looking for a job. She encouraged me to see “the light” as I felt beaten down at work. Thank you, Kat!
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