Christina Forst

Christina transitioned from more than 6 years in ‘in-house’ roles at AIG into a sustainability management-consulting role.


How do I update my personal marketing materials and leverage my experience to switch roles?

When I left my previous position after six years, I had an old resume and an outdated sense of what a job search in today’s marketplace requires. After only a couple of months on my own with little to no traction, I knew I needed some professional advice to effectively leverage my in-house corporate sustainability experience into a management consulting role.


It’s not always easy or comfortable to identify and talk about your strengths, weaknesses, career accomplishments, and career gaps, but it is a necessary step.

I appreciated Shannon’s candor and directness throughout this process, which ultimately allowed the best parts of Coaching helped me helped me start to build my personal brand story around key words that I wanted to be known for, while also making sure that my next role matched my values as well. my professional story to come forward into a compelling narrative. She often helped me find the right words, draft the strongest sentence, or frame things in a new way. With her specialty and expertise in the sustainability area, I really trusted her targeted advice and hiring manager perspective.


I had several successful interviews and job offers before accepting my dream job as a corporate sustainability consultant.

By equipping me with the right tools – including a revised CV, LinkedIn profile, bio, elevator pitch and interview prep – Shannon helped me to execute a much more structured job search. Looking ahead, I have no doubt I will continue to be a “Walk of Life student” in order to keep my personal brand alive and my career trajectory on track!


Global Sustainability Manager, Reporting and Engagement




Specialty Chemicals

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