phone: (224) 221-9700
social media professional
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
Social Media Consultant and Coach with demonstrated accomplishments - Top 15 LinkedIn Specialist
Internationally - in a variety of digital and social media platforms. Proven success in building innovative and
resourceful profiles for a variety of corporate levels. In both the private & business sector, increased or
exceeded all training for impacting company performance through skillful strategic planning, branding,
positioning, and marketing of products, services, and solutions through Social Media.
As Program Advisor coordinated interacted and leveraged cross-departmental, both internal and external
resources to effectively execute social media programs. Developed and executed social selling strategies and
engagement tactics across multiple channels. Helping grow the unique value position through social media,
and establishing relationships as well as seeding content through social networks. A strong understanding of
social media and community trends and a keen understanding of the intersection of digital, social, and
traditional marketing.“Delivering more than expected”
critical skill set
Social Media – LinkedIn – Twitter – Google – SlideShare – YouTube - Wordpress
Profile Improvement – LinkedIn – Google - Twitter – FaceBook - Skillpages
Unique Value Positioning – Training – Performance – Profiles - Content
Strategy development – Ecommerce – Digital media – Camtasia - Video
professional employment history
SOCIAL MEDIA – Hobknobery
2011 – Present
Working with individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, managers, leaders, and executives
coaching them about the incredible power of social media and LinkedIn.
Private one-on-one consultations for individuals and companies
LinkedIn workshop coach for top tier career out-placement firms
LinkedIn public workshop advisor for C-level executives
Social Media marketing experience including proven success in user engagement through
blogging, Twitter, LinkedIn, FaceBook, YouTube, and SlideShare.
Social Media Manager responsible for the planning, implementation, and analysis of a
comprehensive social media marketing programs
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST– Optimizing Social Media
2009 – 2012
Recruited to develop and deliver workshops on a variety of social media, marketing, and search
topics for small businesses, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and career changers in the Greater Chicago.
Social Media workshop Instructor for Harper College Career Stimulus program
Social Media consultant, for small businesses and companies
Social Media Advisor developed, executed, and maintained social media programs to stimulate
and increase unique value and positioning and brand awareness
SOCIAL MEDIA & LINKEDIN PRESENTER – Private, corporate, and public
2009 – Present
Facilitated numerous presentation on the utilization of the LinkedIn and Twitter social media
platforms. Developed targeted, audience specific scenarios highlighting personal unique value
positioning, key-word analytics, and third-party applications.
Social Media and LinkedIn Presentations for enhancements of company and individual profiles
Instructor, for job seekers presentations
Social Media and LinkedIn mentor coach and teacher
SOCIAL MEDIA & LINKEDIN ADVISOR – Private, corporate, and public
Conducted 100+ personal one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions for individual participants in
the areas of LinkedIn profiles, networking research, and resumes.
Developed and facilitated monthly small group sessions on skills identification, transferrable skills
translation, profile writing, and networking processes.
Previous Retail & Industrial Experiences
Lowes Home Improvement – Area Product services
2009 – Present
Home Depot – Sales, Management, Merchant, Installed Sales
Midwest Tomar Industries – Regional Sales & Product Sourcing
1997 – 2009
1986 – 1992 and 1995 - 1997
Bixler & Johnson Gift Stores - Owner, Manager, Buyer
1988 - 1998
Carson Pirie Scott & Co. – Manager, Buyer
1981 - 1986
education, accreditations, and affiliations
Six Sigma Green Belt Trained – Chicago Deming Assoc - Six Sigma
Masters Program, Naperville, IL.
Six Sigma White Belt Certified – Kinduz
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL A.S.