DR. CIERA GRAHAM

I’m a millennial through and through. I was never satisfied with just knowing one skill or having one job for my entire life. I want to do it all and be it all. I wanted a job that offered flexibility and advancement. I truly believe that with the right mentorship this can happen for everyone.

I’m an experienced student affairs professional, possessing over 13 years of experience. 

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Community Counseling from Washington State University, and a PhD in Sociology in August 2015 at the University of Cincinnati.  I have helped clients recognize and redefine their professional goals and aspirations, and I mentor them on how to improve their marketability on the job market.  I’ve been described as tenacious,  innovative, forward thinking, a leader who leads with gratitude, and someone empowered to create a win-win situation for everyone I meet. In Feb 2019, I was named the Top 4 Emerging Leader of Snohomish County, an award given by the Herald Business Journal, Economic Alliance Snohomish County & Leadership Snohomish County. 

I became a career coach to help women, millennials, new/recent college grads and early to mid-career professionals build their confidence and level up in their careers. I strongly believe that career coaching isn’t just for those in C-Suite or executive level roles. I understand the career needs and challenges facing entry to mid level professionals, and I enjoy helping clients through career shifts and transitions. I am a highly skilled writer, and editor, and I enjoy mentoring clients on how to create impressive professional profiles with minimal work experience. I believe career coaching is a learning experience, and my clients walk away with the skills and knowledge to elevate their careers, and make informed decisions about their professional lives. I have a counseling background so my goal is centered on empowering my clients to realize their potential and activate the greatness that lies within them. I am a results oriented career coach with an impeccable record of helping clients secure interviews and jobs.

I am also a guest writer for several blogs. Check out my infamous pieces, “The Olivia Pope of High Education”, Navigating white workplaces as a Black Woman, Preventing Burnout as a Millennial Women, and Millennials and the Great Resignation. I am a past career columnist for The Seattle Times, and the Everett Herald. I am a current editorial contributor to Career Contessa, and the Best Colleges Blog. I enjoy writing on topics focused on career development for women, navigating the workforce as a millennial, as well as social and political issues impacting people of color. Check out my features page!

I am your quintessential millennial with a million passion projects and an impeccable hustle with a strong desire to create change in the world. With years of coaching, hiring, and recruiting experience–I have learned that it’s not about what you have–it’s about how you sell yourself. For many millennials like myself, I know we have multiple passions, and we’re looking for a career that offers us flexibility, advancement and the opportunity for continued learning. I also recognize that career coaching isn’t just for corporate roles–everyday millennials with drive and talent need support too!

I have always valued authenticity, and it governs every aspect of my work, from writing, to speaking and coaching. I am focused on liberating my clients so that they can feel empowered and discover their authentic voice. I also provide an exceptional level of detail and feedback for all resume, cover letter and CV reviews. If you’re feeling stuck in between jobs or need a career makeover in order to present your best self, let’s chat. 

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“When I’m looking for career advice, I always know I can count on Dr. Graham. I feel more confident in interviews and when I submit job applications. She takes time to build a personal connection with everyone she meets.”

Ashley Kay Smith, Speaker, Current College Student & School Counselor