Interview preparation

Deanna Molina, A.B.'01

People professional with deep business partner experience. Career experience has spanned recruitment, generalist, and internal communications responsibilities within fashion, sports, and non-profit organizations. 

Deanna Molina, A.B.'01

People professional with deep business partner experience. Career experience has spanned recruitment, generalist, and internal communications responsibilities within fashion, sports, and non-profit organizations. 

Jessica Efird, A.B.'05

Jessica Efird (A.B. '05, Psychology and History double major, English minor) has over 10 years of experience as an HR Generalist and holds PHR, SHRM-CP, and PHR-CA certifications. Her career has included roles in HR, academic editing, and account management, so she has personal experience in making career transitions. Jessica is currently self-employed/an independent contractor in both HR and editing roles. 

Patricia Elias, B.A. ’95

Patricia Elias is Chief People and Places Officer at CSG Systems, responsible for all aspects of human resources and workplace management, attracting and retaining top talent, and building a safe, inclusive, and diverse work environment for CSG employees worldwide.  Prior to CSG, Patricia served as Chief People and Legal Officer for ServiceSource International, overseeing global human resources and all legal and compliance matters for the company.  She also served as corporate counsel for ViaWest and Flextronics, and as a full-time lecturer of law and public policy at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Patricia began her career practicing corporate and securities law at the firms Hogan Lovells; Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison; and Holland & Hart. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking and in-line skating, and supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. 

Alexandria Smith, B.A.'03

Nationally Recognized Cross-Industry HR Innovator. 2019 TN SHRM  HR Management Excellence Award Recipient. Business leader with public and private sector HR experience, who has demonstrated the ability to transform the diversity composition of top senior leadership teams, develop strategies to hire 1000s of employees, drive HR transformation and culture change.

Amerie Bremel '17

I am currently an analyst in the Industrial Practice at Spencer Stuart, meaning I mainly serve clients in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Chemicals industries. I am passionate about finding the right executives to improve organizations as they address important issues like diversity and sustainability.

Greg Janicik, Ph.D., '88

Greg Janicik founded Viest Consulting in 2020 to help leaders navigate the paradigm shifts in business (e.g., COVID19) that emerge in a constantly evolving environment. As an organizational consultant and leadership advisor with over twenty years of experience helping both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies manage change effectively, I currently work with CEOs, senior teams, and various business and non-profit executives to improve performance and achieve quantifiable outcomes.

Morgan Beard

Morgan helps clients overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, career stagnation, and self-doubt to create lives they are excited to live. She brings her personal and clinical experience, energy, enthusiasm, nurturing, patience and insight into every session. Whether it’s engaging in open conversation, creating a step-by-step plan, making art or tuning into the body, she intuitively combines the tools she's used over and over to help you overcome emotional and psychological blocks, illuminate the path to where you want to go and provide the right amount of support along the way to foster independence and self-actualization.

Mikaela Falk

Kayla brings an integrative approach to well-being and mindful living. She works with groups and individuals who are seeking personal growth in the form of greater presence, passion, and purpose in their lives and careers. She applies her knowledge of mindfulness, psychology, transformational learning theories, neuroscience, and philosophy to help others discover and deepen their own inner wisdom, resilience, and self-efficacy.

Julia Wuench

I am a life-long learner, omnivert and empath. I have been through many career and life transitions, but no matter my function, I have always been a coach and teacher first. An adopted North Carolinian, I have loved what this region has to offer, professionally and personally.
The Authenticity Guide was founded on the belief that knowing and embracing one's true self, and being vulnerable, honest, and imperfect, can lead to wonderful relationships, which in turn lead to professional and personal success. I help individuals chart and plan their next career moves, while honoring their authentic values. I am an expert in networking to your next job and nailing your interviews. Let's work together!