Over 20 years’ experience in higher education administration (Human Resources, Career Services, Disability Services).
And over 15 years of education and experience career and life coaching adults (Autism Spectrum / Asperger's and related profiles expertise).
~Advising and coaching undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, staff, and other adults outside of academia
~Event and program management, workshop design, presentation, and training
~Systems development and implementation, documentation control, end user experience
~Engaged life-long learner in wide-range of academic fields, especially positive psychology, and neurodiversity
Merge these experiences with many of my personality characteristics and the end result is a life view that can be nicely described by borrowing a few words from a well-known Autism advocate, Temple Grandin:
"When I was younger, I was looking for this magic meaning of life. It’s very simple now. Making the lives of others better, doing something of lasting value. That’s the meaning of life, it’s that simple.”
Each day I experience personal and professional fulfillment. This is accomplished because I leverage my well-honed skills and strengths, curious and collaborative nature, commitment to empowering others, and value a diverse and inclusive community. I bring to my professional life these skills and viewpoint to assist an organization to flourish.
If this introduction interests you, please reach out and connect with me so we can continue the conversation.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/maureenhiltonsokoloff
Gallups's CliftonStrengths/StrengthsFinder: Strategic ~ Futuristic ~ Achiever ~ Connectedness ~ Learner
Specialties & Interests: Academia, careers, recruiting, autism spectrum/Asperger's Syndrome and related profiles, Positive Psychology (UPenn's Martin Seligman), Gallup's CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder / Quest), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Design Thinking (Stanford's Bill Burnett and Dave Evans), Growth Mindset (Stanford's Carol Dweck), TED Talks, philosophy, yoga, mindfulness, training, presentations, end user experience, STEM, robotics, SMART goal setting, neurodiversity, accessibility in education and employment
International Coach Federation (ICF)
Asperger’s/Autism Professional Coaching Association (AAPCA)
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)
Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Association for Psychological Type International (MBTI)
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)