dorianne st fleur
founder, your career girl
Hi there! I’m Dorianne and I teach high achieving, ambitious women the skills and strategies they need to land high paying jobs they love.
Although my career is on top right now, it hasn't always been this way...
I can still remember back to May of 2005.
I'd just graduated from Spelman College with a degree in Psychology, 4 years of amazing memories, some student loans and a job offer in the Operations department at the top investment bank in New York City.
I was on cloud 9. The world was my oyster and I was so excited to start this new chapter in my life.
I was so naive and optimistic back then.
I thought all I'd have to do was put my head down, do good work and I'd automatically have a fulfilling career where I'd make lots of money and be happy.
That's definitely NOT what happened.
I've endured 60 hour work-weeks, worked in hostile environments, had a horrible boss or two, been in departments with backstabbing coworkers and even had to overcome getting laid off in 2011 - just two weeks before my wedding!
Thankfully though, I've also been able to experience some really great times in my career.
The come back...
I've been fortunate to land six-figure job offers multiple times, get promoted faster than the "average" person, negotiate raises for myself (from $5,000 to $25,000), navigate becoming a working mom and perhaps my greatest professional accomplishment - successfully transition into the field of career development & coaching.
As a career coach, my goal is to use the experiences from my professional journey along with my extensive HR training to help YOU - a smart, ambitious, busy working woman - find your own perfect career that pays you well and leaves you feeling fulfilled!
I want you to have more than "just a job", I want you go have a purpose!
That means no more living paycheck to paycheck
That means no more drifting through your work day aimlessly with no passion or direction.
That means no more feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.
That means no more beating yourself up for not living up to your potential.
What's in it for you...
Your Career Girl is the premier resource for all things career. You'll learn simple, easy-to-follow, practical career strategies that WORK, even if you have no clue where to start!
It's no secret - early on in my career I spent years being unhappy, unfulfilled and underpaid.
But now, I've found my dream job, at my dream company, with my dream schedule, in my dream location, with my dream salary - with plenty of time and energy left over to do the things I love - like taking care of myself and traveling the world with my family - 14 countries and counting...
And if I can do it - a regular girl from Brooklyn, NY (with no silver spoon or connections) - you can too!