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Amy Carrier is a consultant to schools, businesses and families. She is a partnership adviser, visionary, speaker, writer and thought leader in the area of empowering youth through transition points, gaps and challenges in education. Together with a team of fellow activists, Amy is building a movement that levels the playing field for all youth through valuable real-life curriculum, hands on work experiences and new networks that bridge the gap between education and the world of work.
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What Clients are Saying!
Taylor Kresse Fruge
Student seeking mentorship and opportunities to gain experience in the field of marketing
"Hiring Amy as a career coach is one of the best gifts I have ever received. A family member hired her for me when I turned 25 and decided to go back to school. Initially, I didn't know what to expect. But after my first 10 minute 'get to know you' talk with Amy, I knew that having her on my side was going to be a game changer. She has helped me figure out what career path I want to take, and has given me all the tools to ensure my readiness to do so. I highly recommend that you get her help if you are trying to make a career change in your life. Whether it be getting a promotion, changing companies, or starting over completely."
Marketing/Business Strategy I Outsourced CMO I Startup Advisor
"We hired Amy after a partial buyout of our firm to help coach all employees who were let go and guide them through their transitions. Amy is not only an inspirational leader, coach and an education powerhouse but she's also passionate about making a difference in the world by solving global issues such as the unemployment crisis facing refugees and their host countries. Amy is a visionary who has the ability to identify and solve problems using her wide global network."
Sue Vaillancourt Thorn
Content Strategy | Writing & Editing | Marketing Communications
"I highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for assistance in getting their job search started. As someone who was putting together a resume for the first time in 25 years Amy's experience was invaluable to me. Amy walked me through the steps of effective resume and cover letter writing as well what to expect in the current environment of job searching. She stressed the importance of networking, keeping yourself up to date with what is going on with technology. Amy has an encouraging, friendly demeanor which allows you to open up and enable her to evaluate your goals and direction going forward"
Financial Representative at Horizon Financial Group
"I highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for assistance in getting their job search started. As someone who was putting together a resume for the first time in 25 years Amy's experience was invaluable to me. Amy walked me through the steps of effective resume and cover letter writing as well what to expect in the current environment of job searching. She stressed the importance of networking, keeping yourself up to date with what is going on with technology. Amy has an encouraging, friendly demeanor which allows you to open up and enable her to evaluate your goals and direction going forward."
Teen Entrepreneurship Coaching, Expert Business Coaching Award Winner, Top Selling Author
"Amy Carrier is a woman with a big vision that speaks to my heart. She wants to spread the values, habits and skills of entrepreneurship to people all over the world to support them to level the playing field so they can connect with their innate potential for growth and success and become the best people they can be. She has and continues to gather a team of mentors in her online space, Amy Carrier's Classroom to take this mission global. The mentors share their experience and knowledge each week for free to more than 5000 students in approximately 80 countries and this continues to grow each week under Amy's leadership. The mentors also support each other by promoting each other, attend each other's classes and engage with comments and questions to motivate the students to also ask questions. Under Amy's leadership, the classroom and the mentor team continue to grow and flourish. Amy is supportive, caring, knows how to lead a team and is a great connector with the goal of furthering not only her mission, but allowing those on her team to reach their own goals. If you teach any area of entrepreneurship or business and would like to genuinely support people, especially young people, around the world, I highly recommend you connect with Amy about becoming a mentor in her classroom where you will feel supported and appreciated."
Business Consulting, Performance Optimization and Human Capital, Bakertilly
"I had the privilege to work with Amy as she is my career coach. She has motivated me to step out of comfort zone, push me to new limits and I have done many incredibly things from her assignment. I absolutely amazed when she coached and taught me many of strategies that easily to understand and very practical to apply. She gave me a lot of techniques and tools that help me achieved my goals in short period while I am truly satisfied the outcomes. Before I met Amy, I had struggled to pursue my career in the United States. After I got counseling with Amy, my self-confidence has been increasing when she coached me during 3 weeks. Now I feel confident to transition to work at International company in the United States or other countries. She is a great coach with her professional coaching style in giving very practical advice combined with effective approaches would dramatically improve her clients’ outlook on work and life, achieving both of personal and professional goals and unlocking their potential."
Founder at Institute of Peace
"I have known and worked with Amy for several years. I was initially impressed with her commitment to teaching entrepreneurship to disadvantaged youth and communities around the world. This is a mission we both share. This year, we collaborated to cohost a weekly live video show where we help thousands of viewers solve problems related to starting their own businesses each week. Having seen Amy work with her clients, I found her very knowledgeable in helping people become phenomenal by changing themselves from within. She is incredible at taking a holistic view of people’s lives and helping them do the challenging personal work so that they can become excellent. I also chose to work with Amy as a coach for personal development. We work together around spirituality and health and I found her very knowledgeable about these subjects and how they play an important role in one’s personal success. I was very enlightened through the process of working with Amy and I recommend engaging her services to help move yourself to the next level in your own personal growth."
Biology BA candidate at New York University
"Amy helped me to develop a list of colleges that I would be interested in going to and the benefits/drawbacks of each. She aided me in the writing, revising and uploading of all of my college essays. She helped me to develop a professional resume, a LinkedIn account and a personal writing piece. Amy is an amazing teacher/mentor. She was informative, thorough, patient, flexible and supportive. Amy helped me to determine my mission in life and career path. She was a tremendous help in helping me prepare for college and the adult world, and I am so thankful for all of her help. I would strongly recommend Amy!"
Full Stack Developer
"I came to Amy at a time where I was pretty lost professionally, looking for direction. Through her program I was able to recognize skills that I had and how those skills fit into the industries I was interested in. Her knowledge and experience allowed her to provide invaluable advice and insight into the real world and her easy-going demeanor made each interaction more comfortable and less formal than it may have been otherwise. She is sincere in her encouragement and desire for her clients to be successful and is not one to shy away from pushing you to be better. I enjoyed the time we worked together and am much more optimistic and excited for my future after having worked through her program."
ISS at Lincoln Eliot Elementary School
"My name is Edward Gordon, Amy Carrier worked with me as a career counselor in 2016. She was extremely knowledgeable of the several fields of work. She was understanding of what it is like to be young and unsure of what career to pursue. She was able to help me identify several possible avenues and was even able to link me with a highly respected person within the Boston Public School system. She also gave me advice that helped me to establish healthy professional working habits."
Financial Technology | Impact and Sustainability | Trust and Transparency
"Amy is a passionate and committed educator who seeks the best tools and resources for her kids. She will turn over every rock and look behind every door to find the best opportunities to educate young people and prepare them on their journey through life. She understands hardship and having to go without more than anyone I've ever met and she has taken her life experience and used it to inspire and motivate young people both inside and outside of school"
President & CEO at CapeAbilities
"Amy Carrier was recommended to me by a colleague as I sought assistance with a research report on best practices and district blind spots in Boston's school-business partnerships. In addition to providing a firsthand understanding of school-business partnerships' invaluable impact on workforce readiness programs, Amy also contributed by conducting in-depth interviews with a diverse set of school-business partnership stakeholders in Boston. Her knowledge of the ecosystem – coupled with real feedback from the wide-variety of stakeholders – yielded valuable research and effective strategies that will inform school-business partnership work to come. Amy’s insight from past work on both the school/classroom and system levels proved to be a very solid asset. Her perspective was always balanced, stemming from her experience implementing partner-supported initiatives in the nonprofit sector within multiple schools, as well as her hands-on understanding of developing a successful program at a well-known high school in the district. The in-depth report Amy produced has informed a larger scope of work we now seek to develop further in the Boston Public Schools."
21st Century Communities Will Build a 21st Century Workforce
The key to preparing students for success in a 21st century global workforce and society is to equip them with life and career readiness skills as well as exposure to the workplace. This is accomplished by building two-way bridges between schools and the resources available through the businesses, employers, organizations and universities in the local community.
Any approach to preparing students for real life must be supported by adults and businesses in the child's community to make learning real and relevant. It is up to us to provide a direct way for students to build the skills, networks, confidence and relationships they will need for real world success. We do this by building in-school programs that enable two-way bridges between students and the world of work. Clearly defined and well-managed school-business partnerships can deliver valuable lessons directly to students. This approach requires committed business partnerships, real-world skills curriculum and a willingness by schools to find space for teaching and learning that reaches beyond core curriculum. [read more...]
Local Engagement in Education Yields Global Impact
Whether in our back yard or across the globe, students need adults to be engaged in their lives and show them the way. The most effective and ready way for us to bridge the gap between education and adulthood is through the involvement of community members in our schools and classrooms. We can and must build programs that are tailored to our schools and communities and deliver opportunities for students to learn critical life and career skills as they prepare to enter a global workforce. This doesn't require us to build new schools, instead, it requires us to think creatively and take an innovative approach.