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!

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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