About

Hi! I’m Monica Fochtman, PhD, CPRW

Career Coach, Résumé Writing Expert, Speaker,

Mom, Childhood Cancer Research Advocate, and

Owner of Sheldrake Consulting.

I help mid-career women and industry changers who:

  • Are feeling stuck, but aren’t sure how or where to start.
  • Want to change jobs or industries and need help discovering their skills and experience and how to talk about them.
  • Haven’t touched their résumé in years and are overwhelmed at the thought of doing it alone.

How?

As a coach, I see different things and I see things differently. My coaching style is a combination of candor and empathy.

I’m invested in you and your goals. I’m compassionate, honest, and an awesome listener. I can be objective about your situation and listen to what you’re really saying.

Once you have more clarity on the situation (which generates confidence), then you can take action. Together we’ll create a strategy (and sometimes, homework!) to get you unstuck.

What I do:

Career Coaching Programs that help restore your confidence and Writing Services that teach you how to find your career accomplishments and how to talk about them.

  • Safe space where you feel heard and encouraged to make the next step that’s right for you
  • 1:1 coaching & on-going email support
  • Objective 360* advice tailored to you and your career desires
  • Job search strategies that work
  • Résumés, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn profiles that get results

What’s the next step?

If you’d like to learn more and see if we’re a match, you can book a complimentary Discovery Call here.

Woman in purple sweater sitting at work desk

More About Monica

CEO and Founder of Sheldrake Consulting, LLC.

I started my business because I saw too many women doubting their abilities and underselling their accomplishments. Their resumes read like job descriptions, instead of highlight reels, and their job searching strategies were outdated and inefficient.

In addition to coaching and writing, I’m an adjunct faculty member. I’m also a passionate advocate for childhood cancer research, social justice, and service. I believe that sharing our stories can empower and inspire people and communities to create positive change.

I am an East Coaster (born in NJ, college in Boston) living in the Mid-west. I live in Okemos, Michigan with my husband and two sons. I work from home and share a corner office with our cats Willy and Violet.

Credentials

Certifications: Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Administrator, Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW)

Memberships: Career Thought Leaders (CTL), Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC)

Education: BA: English & MA: Higher Education Admin (Boston College); PhD: Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (Michigan State); Cognate: Women in Leadership

Other “Vitals”

MBTI type: INFJ, The Advocate

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Command, Strategic, Learner, Activator, Achiever

Enneagram: 3, The Successful Achiever

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Avid reader: Fiction & memoir, preferably while sitting on the beach

Coffee Order: Almond milk, no sugar

Wine: Old Vine Zinfandel, Pinot Noir