Have you ever felt like you were meant to do something really big? I’m here to tell you that you are! We all are. And, when that feeling burns deep, you have two choices…1) You can ignore it or 2) You can get up and do something about it. My hope is that you’ll get up, take massive action and create your BIG win! I’m here to help when you make that decision!

I have a huge passion for helping people find and follow their professional bliss. I love it so much that I’ve dedicated my career to helping professionals get unstuck from their current career path and on the fast track to personal and professional success. My goal is to help professionals enhance their career potential and create a BIG win on a career path that complements their natural gifts and talents.

I absolutely love helping people create amazing careers that are in alignment with their natural gifts and talents. It is my belief that we all have unique strengths and there’s a perfect job and career that naturally fits with your unique gifts and talents. And, once you find the right fit, you’re on your way to creating a rewarding career and achieving professional bliss.

As a busy mom to a highly opinionated and talented teenager daughter, I am deeply passionate about helping women create professional success while balancing the priorities of home and motherhood.

I’ve had lots of wonderful opportunities to do what I love! Here are a few of my Career Highlights:

Public Speaking: I’ve enjoyed speaking to audiences ranging from high school students to corporate executives for organizations such as US Bank, Monster Worldwide, Inc. and The Junior League.

Television: I regularly appeared on the WCIA News Channel 3 Morning Show as a Career Expert providing advice on job search, interviewing and career development techniques to the Central Illinois community.

Publications: I’ve been featured as a Career Expert in Jet magazine, The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, CareerBliss.com and The Kyles Files.

I developed my love for career and personal development as a Human Resources leader at some of the nation’s top organizations such as the Pepsi Bottling Group, Perrier Group, and Sherwin Williams. My passion was solidified when I had the amazing opportunity to serve as a Career Adviser at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Business where I assisted undergraduate, graduate and MBA students with landing their dream jobs. I realized that there was no greater joy than helping a person pursue their dreams and goals; and ultimately achieve success!

I am a proud alum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations. I bleed orange and blue! Go Illini!

Just a few additional things about me:

What I’m Known For: Seeing the positive perspective in just about every situation. I really think that there’s a silver lining to just about every situation.

My Personal Mantra: Do what you love and do it well!

What Excites Me: Helping people use their unique gifts and talents to create rewarding and highly successful careers! I love hearing great interview success stories too!

My Favorite Quote: I’m a self-proclaimed inspirational quote junkie. My absolute favorite – “Whether you think you can or think you can’t. You’re right!”


Khalilah Starks

Email: Khalilah@highpoweredprofessional.com