Sunday, December 30, 2012

Our Journey is not yet finished!

“We’ve awakened today because our story is not yet finished; our journeys have not yet been fulfilled.”   by Natascha Saunders @AskTheJobCoach

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Are you ending 2012 still on your grind?


2012  ~ IS NOT OVER YET - so plan to end it on your grind!

Professional Development Tips to use right now before 2013 comes into play!


By: Natascha @AskTheJobCoach Saunders
 We must use our time wisely’.

The year is winding down, and soon we’ll be saying ‘Happy New Year’. Did you make any promises to yourself that you were going to accomplish a few things before the year ended? Are you happy with what you’ve accomplished thus far? If you are great, congratulations stay the course. However, for those that could use a little push from the career coach, here are 5 tips to get back on Your Grind:

1.     Take inventory. Accept where you are, reflect on the past, create a plan to address it, determine what you need to surpass it and keep moving!

2.     Know when to move on. This is tough in relationships or in a job. However, try this – stand in front of a mirror and ask yourself, “Is what I am holding onto really where I should be?
Need motivation - I'm here for you!

3.     Find some ‘motivation’. You need ‘motivation’ to support you when those not so good days arise. Determine who or what can provide that motivation and set up a regular check’ in.

4.     Manage your cipher. My mentor, Attorney Joe Feaster said, ‘We have partners, friends, and associates and then there are people we just know.’ Categorize the people in your life. Determine how much time you give out and under what circumstance.

5.     Take a break from the calls, text, email & social media. Trust me this is hard but productivity is lost. Consider downloading a program on your computer to limit the amount of time you spend online (like Leechblock).

Implement these  5 Tips to Get Back on Your Grind because the year is not over yet, so let’s see what you can do! If you discover that you could use some advice, then reach out to Natascha on Twitter @AskTheJobCoach.


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Natascha F. Saunders, M.S.,MBA
Certified Professional Career Coach
CEO, The Youth Career Coach Inc.
Member, Young Professionals Network of the ULEM
Visit for FREE RESOURCES (Resume Template, Interviewing Tips, Networking, Negotiation Links)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Upcoming Leadership Conference, Sat 11/17 on Branding, Leadership, Music Biz, Jobs, Dating....etc.

 Please pass the word to: students, family, friends, mentees, businesses, schools, colleges, churches etc.

YPN-ULEM presents our 2nd Annual Leadership Development Conference Saturday 11/17: "Building Upon Your Foundation".

add this conference to your resume....

This year's day conference, “Building Upon Your Foundation” will take place November 17th, 2012 at Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Registration opens at 8:30am.

Conference topics will include: “Sustaining Your Network”, “When and How to take the Leap into Leadership”, “Managing Your Brand”, “Twitter”, “Making a Career Transition”, “The Music Business”….AND MORE

Purchase tickets (individual and group):

We look forward to presenting you with an exceptional conference featuring many speakers from across the country including:

Kevin Powell: Activist & Writer (
A product of extreme poverty, welfare, fatherlessness, and a single mother
Blogs for The Huffington Post, The Guardian,, The Daily Kos
Lectures on activism, the state of hiphop, and being Black and male in America
 Kevin was a cast member on the first season of MTV’s “The Real World”; has hosted and produced programming for HBO and BET

Aaron Arnold: Writer, Producer & CFO of MusicIsMyBusiness (@MrMIMB)
Left Corp America became unpaid assistant to Sean Diddy Combs. Now CEO of MusicIsMyBusiness (,One Of America's Smartest New Companies-Inc. MAG.
Featured in: Black Enterprise, Inc Magazine, CNN, MTV, Vh1,, Fast Company
Monica Cost: Brand Strategist, Inspirational Speaker and Author (
Brandi Richard: National Urban League Young Professionals President (
Darnell Williams: President & CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (
Rahshib Thomas: National Urban League Regional Vice President (Rolling Out Magazine)
Thomas Edwards: Lifestyle Strategy Consultant, Dating Coach, Featured in: Maxim, Cosmo  (

Kim Duke-Rivers: Founder and Principal at Diversity Staffing Pros, LLC (Staffing & Job Agency)
Nancy Rachel Rousseau: Field Organizer, Leadership, Non-Profits, Coalition Building
Natascha Saunders:  CEO,  TheYouth Career Coach Inc. and Manager of Employer Relations & Career Programs at MIT

James McGruder
Heather Carpenter
DJ Val Beatz
Mike Ambassador-Bruny
Marvin L. Venay (Moderator) 

Get your tickets today so that you do not miss out of this professional development opportunity! Tickets can be purchased from any executive leadership team members or at


To purchase tickets (individual or group):


Contact President Luma at: (617) 953-7408

Please mention Natascha Saunders, Founder of The YouthCareer Coach Inc. referred you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Do You Know Your Purpose?

A few months ago, I went in for a routine eye exam to only be sent in urgency to another hospital to learn that I have an excess of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) building up in my brain. On yesterday, I had a lumbar puncture which helps to relieve the pressure in my brain and can help to prevent vision problems or blindness, which they say can occur. Now, NO NEED to feel sorry, I’m good!

I debated for weeks if I should post this on facebook but this morning I woke up after being in prayer realizing that God’s purpose for my life is so much greater than being a career coach; and that if anyone was an open book and willing to share their ups & downs, God knows it’s me.

There is a reason why each of you has connected to me on social media, each of you has chosen to share a piece of your world with me and I have done the same. So I ask you, DO YOU KNOW YOUR PURPOSE? 

We all have faced trials and tribulations, disappointments and horrible tragedies but if we have opened our eyes on today our purpose on this earth has not be completed. Steve Jobs, in his famous graduating class at Stanford speech, said he starts his day asking "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"

I ask each of you to take a moment and look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?’ The answer lies in the pit of your soul, your deepest gut instinct, and it’s my belief if you pray you will receive an answer.

So I challenge you to begin today making the life you desire. Live the life you deserve. Appreciate the fact that you can even see the words on this page clearly. I know that I am God’s child and he has the ability to heal me. Yet, what I want more than anything is to travel the road God has called me to travel, no matter where it may lead me.

I pray you have the strength to continue on your journey as I do mine.

Natascha ‘Career Coach’ Saunders  

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Natascha Saunders, Certified Professional Career Coach


Boston Youth Summer 2013 Job Program, Deadline 12/7/12

BOSTON: Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is now accepting applications for our Career Exploration Program, a sought-after job readiness program that guarantees youth a summer 2013 job placement! 
The program runs from January 2013 through August 2013. Students over 14 years of age are eligible to apply and must commit to all three components:
12-Weeks of Job Readiness Workshops
Tuesdays from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. starting January 8th through March 26th
Workshop topics include: professionalism, resume writing, interviewing techniques, computer program applications, job search, and office tasks
Develop a professional portfolio upon completion of the workshops
Week-long Internship
An UNPAID internship the week of April 16-19 (spring recess) at the YES Office
Support YES Staff on administrative tasks practicing skills learned
Summer Job Placement
A PAID job (25 hours per week for 6 weeks between July - August)
Job placements consists of a variety of fields including healthcare facilities, schools, corporations, etc.
Career Exploration Program Applications and transcripts are due by DECEMBER 7th and can be mailed, faxed, or dropped off at 412 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 attention to Rachada Hiranyaket. For more information, contact Rachada at 617-267-5877 ext. 16 or email Inquire about presentations on the YES Career Exploration Program at your school!  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

End of 2012 Career Coaching Offers.....Resume Edits, LinkedIn Critiques


Holidays are fast approaching!Thus, I'd love to make sure everyone ends this year the best we can and is able to begin the New Year with their branding materials in place.

If you'd like a resume critique, LinkedIn Profile review or general career advice ~ I will be offering those services from October 19th - November 15th. See flyer below.... please feel free to share.

In service,
Natascha Saunders, Certified Career Coach | |
Phone: 401-400-0JOB (562) Email:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

PARENTS: Securing YOUR Future: Financial Literacy & Empowerment! ~ for YOUTH

Securing YOUR Future: Financial Literacy & Empowerment!

WHO: ALL Middle School Students & High School

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Perkins Community Center - 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, Ma 02124

TOPICS: Budgeting, Entrepreneurship, Banking, Saving, Credit & Loans

Please register by emailing:

I have flyers & registration forms.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Parent Guide to Starting The Career Conversation by Inside Jobs!

FREE!!! Career Exploration For Teens: A Parent Guide to Starting The Career Conversation by Inside Jobs! 

In collaboration…. with Natascha ‘CareerCoach’ Saunders, The Youth Career Coach Inc. 

CLICK here to download:

Monday, July 30, 2012

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education

Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they’re somewhere in the middle?

Click here to read the complete article by:

or click here.............

Sunday, July 29, 2012

GRADUATION SPEECH | CCAP in Rhode Island by Natascha Saunders, The Youth Career Coach Inc.

2012 GRADUATION SPEECH | CCAP in Rhode Island by Natascha Saunders, The Youth Career Coach Inc. 

"As you get ready to cross this stage, I beg each of you: do not let me stand here alone."

The booming oration of keynote speaker and renowned motivational coach Natascha Saunders enveloped the entire auditorium. The graduating class of 2012 sat at attention, donning royal blue caps and gowns, engrossed by her stirring, aggressive and emotional rhetoric.

"Your desire must be greater than your fear. We are built for greatness, and your success starts now," proclaimed Saunders.



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tips For Your Student Visa Interview!!!


Tips for your student visa interview at the consulate:

Be prepared by taking a nice shower so you can be relaxed. No perfume or cologne, some have allergies. Prepare an outfit that is seen as appropriate based on your culture. Be mindful that at the U.S. Embassy you may have to pass through metal detectors secured by U.S. Marine Guards, so stay positive.

Practice your English Most likely the interview will be conducted in English. Practice with someone that speaks English very well. In addition, feel free to mention courses or programs you will take in your native country or any specific means of improving your English you will undertake prior to your arrival to the United States.

Know your university Know as many details about the university you will be attending. Know about: the leadership of the university, what do you plan to study and why, know some of the faculty names within the university department you plan to study, what activities would you like to get involved with at the school, what have you read about in that area, where are some of the alumni now, what do you like about this school and lastly how will this educational experience in the U.S.A. help further your career and personal goals in your native country upon graduation.

Materials Although they should have all your documents on file you should still carry them in a portfolio. For example: Proof of admission to the university you plan to enroll, proof of financial support, certified copies of education credentials, copy of your TOEFL scores etc. (Check with your visa consul before your interview to be sure you bring what is needed.)

Express to the interviewer that you have full intention on returning to your native country after your education is completed. Making mention of your family, career prospects, and community ties are examples that you can use during the interview to provide reasons how you are only seeking the opportunity to study in the United States temporarily. You want them to hear from you that you indeed to return home. It’s recommended that you avoid discussing plans to work in the United States after graduation. NOTE: Always be honest; lying is NEVER a good idea. This is just a recommendation.


Sample Interview Questions:

How to Get Ready for a Successful Visa Interview article:

US Visa Interview Preparation:

Official U.S. Department of State

Visa Denials:

Specific Interview Preparatory Guidelines by Embassy Consulate:

F1/Visa Blog by American Educational Group:

Got your Visa, now what? Learn what’s next here: