See Her Soar was born as a response to the pandemic, and so was Dyenamic Career Goals, the company of today’s Flyer, Michele Dye! Michele found herself coaching people in her network through the career struggles caused by Covid and realized she’d found her calling helping Millennial women succeed in their careers. She is the jet fuel lifting up her clients, and we are excited to soar with her today. Welcome, Michele!
1. Tell us in a few sentences what you do. And why you do it.
I help Millennial women, who feel stuck in their jobs, gain clarity and confidence so that they can position themselves for a promotion or a new career opportunity. Through online coaching and classes, my clients learn the tools and strategies they need to create a thriving career that fulfills their purpose and increases their earning potential.
I feel called to do this for a number of reasons, mostly based on my own career experiences and that of my friends. I have a deep desire to create change in the workplace, so I quit my job and enrolled in graduate school to study business leadership and management. I became quite fascinated with performance management and organizational behavior, and I was eager to apply my research.
I fully intended to return to the workplace when I graduated. But once the pandemic happened, I started seeing a bigger need. So many small businesses and nonprofits were struggling, so I began to do some marketing and communications consulting through my company Dyenamic Media LLC. By summer of 2020, many women in my network began reaching out to me, and I found myself coaching them through job layoffs, résumé writing, job searching and challenging circumstances at work. It was so incredibly rewarding, and I realized that this is what I could be doing for a business. It allows me to combine my love for teaching and helping others succeed.
2. What is your contact info (that you want shared) please include any active social handles, websites etc.
3. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is…
I do what everyone says not to do…I reach for my iPhone and check email! Then I check any social media notifications. Usually by this time my dog Lucy is reminding me that it’s time to go for a walk.
4. My best business advice is….
…get clear on your messaging, specifically who you serve and what problem you solve.
5. My professional goal for 2021 is…
I want to help 100 Millennial women reach their career goals…whether that’s gaining clarity, finding a new job or asking for a promotion (and getting it).
6. Supporting women in business is now more critical than ever. How can our community best support you?
Chances are, you know a woman who is struggling in her career. Maybe she’s overwhelmed at work or undervalued. Maybe she feels stuck in her job and not sure how to change her circumstances. Or maybe she knows she deserves that promotion, but has no idea how to get it… Those are all things I can help with through virtual group coaching programs, on-demand classes or working one-on-one. I also have designed a daily planner for career success, and the Quarter 2 edition is available for pre-order at flamingoalsplanner.com.
In addition to career coaching, I utilize my marketing and communications background to work with small businesses and entrepreneurs. I help them automate their marketing so they can make more sales and capture more leads. I also am hired frequently to take professional portraits, product photography and family photos.
7. Your Astrological sign:
Gemini, but I don’t pay attention to any of that. I’m way more interested in Meyer-Briggs (ESFJ) and the enneagram (6w7).
8. Favorite donut:
Brownie Batter from Dunkin’. It only comes out around Valentine’s Day, and I guess that’s for the best because I’d probably eat them all the time!
9. Favorite podcast:
“That Sounds Fun” by Annie F. Downs. I love her heart for Jesus. She’s a phenomenal storyteller and interviewer. She’s bubbly and warm and has a way of making you feel like she’s your best friend. And she’s probably the only Georgia Bulldog I’ll ever love!
10. Favorite book:
I have way too many favorites, but right now I’m reading Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo.
11. Favorite pandemic binge watch:
Emily in Paris…the clothes! The music! The food! And I also got to blog about the career lessons you can learn from Emily (and there were plenty).
12. When I practice self-care I…
…go to my massage therapist. I play tennis. I go to the spa. I do some retail therapy at Lilly Pulitzer. These are all things I haven’t done since the pandemic started…except I have shopped plenty online… but it’s not the same!
13. The place I am happiest is…
I am a third-generation Gator, and I love being at my alma mater, the University of Florida. I have so many happy memories there as a student, an employee and also an instructor. It was at UF where I had incredible mentors and began my professional career in communications and marketing. Every inch of campus holds a special memory for me, and I look for any excuse to visit!
14. People are surprised to learn…
…was a sports photographer. I shot for the Florida Gators football team when Tim Tebow played there. Some of my photos got picked up for a children’s book, which was a cool surprise. I also photographed several sports at UF while I worked for the athletics department. Photography has been a life-long passion of mine, and I still do it…only now I stick to professional portraits, family photos and product photography. No more running up and down a football field with 20 lbs of gear on my back!
15. 2020 taught me…
There’s a whole wide world of opportunities. I prayed a lot for clarity and direction last year, even if that meant God closing a lot of doors. I joke that 2020 was the “Year of No” for me. I got told “no” a lot, and all of my plans—like going to my commencement ceremony—were canceled. But it was all guiding me toward a path that I didn’t even know existed. I also was reminded that there’s no day like today. We have no idea what’s coming our way tomorrow. I put off working for myself full-time for so many years because I was scared about all of the unknowns, like not having predictable income and benefits. While it’s still scary, I also know that my entire career and life experiences have prepared me for this. I am motivated every day to show up and help my clients crush their goals. There’s just nothing better than seeing them succeed.