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Soft Skills College TourAtlanta, Georgia
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:The Soft Skills College Tour allow students an opportunity to acquire the essential soft skills needed to transition successfully from college to career. Soft skills reflect personal attributes that enables a student to engage well with other people (professionalism, ethics, communication, time management, conflict, etc). Through successful partnerships with colleges across the United States, we are on a mission to help develop the next generation of leaders in order to remain a competitive and global workforce. Over 80% of workplace conflicts are as a result of a lack of soft skills training.
Our most popular signature soft skill workshop is the Dress For Success Workshop with a special twist, includes a Clothing Closet Pop-Up Experience where students learn about the importance of professional workplace attire, their personal branding, and an opportunity to shop for career clothes for that internship, job, or interview.
With the financial burden and restraints faced with so many college students, we show them how to create a professional wardrobe for any budge through the art of thrifting.
The Dress For Success Clothing Closet Pop-Up Experience intent is to make shopping for that internship, interview, or new job accessible and easier for students. During the clothing closet experience students are able to watch live wardrobe styling demonstrations of how to create career pieces appropriate to the workplace with wardrobe stylist.
The Soft Skills College Tour has received rave reviews from college personnel and students. Presentation delivery style is practical, purposeful, and passionate.
THE STORY:My 20 year corporate career in Human Resources is what inspired me to launch Soft Skills College Tour. I saw workplace conflicts continue to rise and how they impacted productivity and the bottom line.
I believe college students have a great opportunity to start building on those essential soft skills as they are preparing for career readiness skills. Soft skills are just as important as hard skills and must be included as an essential component to career success. During the spring of 2018, we did a four-stop college tour.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:I am most proud when students approach me after a workshop and tell me that something I shared with them gave them a different perspective or moved them to make a change in a positive direction. I love reading detailed letters of gratitude from college career services personnel.
I know the actions I am taking today will continue to make for a stronger community and keep our country a viable competitive global workforce.
RULES/PRINCIPLES:My personal life is what fuels my business aspirations. I am a mom to two girls who love to read, dance, play lacrosse, and music. My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on April 16th. I enjoy blogging and sharing resources with other parents on my momblog: @aMomWhoBlogs.
The most important rule I live by is to walk by faith, walk in integrity, and walk in purpose.
GLOBAL FOCUS:If I had the power to change one thing about the world, it would be to remove language barriers. Communication is the gateway to building positive relationships.
CONTACT INFORMATION:Niakesha Woodley, MHRD, SHRM
25 Apr Niakesha Woodley
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