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The IMF Spouse/Partners are offered the services of a career advisor, Sheila McKenna, when they are seeking career services.   Sheila is available at the IMF and offers the following services one on one with spouses:

  1. Job Search Orientation
  • Career Coaching and/or advising on job search
  • Developing resumes (highlighting your strengths and skills based on job descriptions)
  • Conducting interviewing skills sessions (individual preparation for an upcoming interview)
  • Introducing and teaching networking skills
  • Navigating the US job market
  • Administering and analysing the results of job career planning + tactics

      2. Workshops and Seminars

  • Sheila teaches:
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Making Your Contacts Count (Networking Skills)
  • Sheila plans monthly career networking workshops in partnership with IMFFA on a range of topics such as:
    • Storytelling in your job search
    • Executive Presence
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator – Personality Testing Past
    • Social Media Workshop

To see details of upcoming programs, click here.

  1. Career Coaching Program
  •  This program offers additional coaching services to IMFFA members from coaches.  Five hours of coaching sessions are offered to a cohort of IMFFA members.  The spouses/partners work individually on an in-person or virtual basis with a qualified executive coach.
  •  The Coaching Program is kicked off with the two-hour interactive workshop led by Sheila McKenna, IMF’s spouse career advisor.  Sheila outlines what career coaching is and the benefits plus participants have a chance to hear the other in their cohort, their stories and their job searching experiences.
  •  Career coaching is not job search; if a spouse or partner is looking for a specific job, he/she should contact Sheila McKenna directly for that service.

Sheila McKenna

Spouse/Partner Career Coach and Advisor

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Phone:  202-623-6035

Email:  smckenna@imf.org

Sheila is available at the IMF Tuesday-Thursday and at the other times by appointment.

Check this article about the coaching program written by Suzette Bradbury, IMFFA Career Networking Chairperson