Michelle offers a fully unique perspective to helping candidates build a personal brand and optimize their approach to the job-hunting process. Born and raised in Maui, she brings her aloha-friendly style to every client interaction.
Over nine years as an IBM marketing executive, she refined her ability to quickly identify and elevate key differentiators, tapping into highly dynamic markets to forge emotional connections with her audience. She also spent a valuable five-year tenure as a highly successful realtor at Coldwell Banker, where she cultivated her signature boutique style. She then dedicated the next five years of her life to being a “get the job” coach and recruiter with The Marketing Network, helping match highly qualified job seekers with the right employers.
Michelle doesn’t just help people get jobs, she empowers them to pursue their professional purpose as The Top Candidate in order to live their best life imagined.
For Speaking Engagements
Jason Kusmanoff, Creative Director
Jason is a strategic wordsmith turned creative director who has worked at top agencies to help build some of the best brands on the planet, including IBM, Siemens, Aspen Snowmass, University of Colorado and Colorado Tourism. His unique purpose-driven approach applies principles learned over his 20-year career in advertising and marketing to the personal brands that we build for our clients. He’s an expert interviewer, an accomplished presenter and a world-class fly fisher. He’s also been widely recognized for his work, including a recent feature in HOW Design annual and CA Design, an Effie for best campaign, Addy Gold, multiple Denver 50 awards, and about a dozen BMA Gold Key and B2 awards.
Denise Dambrackas, Design Director
Denise is an accomplished designer with over 20 years experience running her own design boutique where she worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, technology and packaging. Her unique brand-centered design aesthetic combines her love for clean, sophisticated lines with strategic applications that leverage her insights into human psychology. She’s also an expert in web design and UX, with extensive knowledge into the backend technology that makes today’s online experiences so compelling, innovative and seamless. Denise spends her free time painting, hanging with her cool cardiologist boyfriend and chasing rainbows in the park.
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