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About the Author

Tai Goodwin

Tai Goodwin
College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 1995

Tai Goodwin is a coach, consultant, and writer. Her résumé is a prime example of what it looks like to successfully “makeover” a career. It includes roles like classroom teacher, administrative assistant, employment coordinator, training specialist, and learning technologist. Tai’s professional journey has taken her from leading service learning initiatives in inner-city schools to managing large scale learning technology projects for companies like Barnes & Noble and DTCC (Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation) in New York’s financial district. Most recently she played a lead role in redesigning the new hire orientation program for Computer Associates, a global software development company.

As “The Career Makeover Coach”, Tai Goodwin is on a mission to help ambitious women reinvent their professional lives by creating a career they can love and live with. Holding as a core belief that we are all called to divine purpose and gifted with a unique passion, Tai uses a results driven, spiritually grounded approach to help clients create career paths to support the lifestyle they desire. Whether it’s helping people go from embittered to empowered professionals or making the transition from employee to entrepreneur, Tai is committed to helping clients tap into their own potential for brilliance.

Tai has been empowering others through teaching and coaching for over 14 years. A gifted and insightful communicator, Tai holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Education from Capella University. She has completed ASTD’s (American Society for Training and Development) Coaching Certificate program and is pursuing professional coaching certification through the International Coach Academy.

Originally from Philadelphia, Tai currently lives in Delaware with her daughter, where she currently serves as the Professional Development Examiner for the Wilmington area. Her blog ( was recently listed in CareerRocketeer’s list of 100+ Must Read Blogs for All Professionals.

What folks are saying about Tai:

  • “Tai has been an awesome and inspirational Career Coach and has guided and coached me to achieve goals that I was too overwhelmed to complete on my own. She has helped me to get organized and to form a clear vision of where I am and where I want to be and then to build the bridge to get there and to start the walk over the bridge. Her vision and insight into people and helping them to see their own vision is priceless. As a Coach, Tai is invaluable to her client in her professionalism and her realist attitude.”  - Andrea Green, PMP MBA, Delaware

  • “Tai Goodwin is a phenomenal Career Coach & Speaker. She spoke to our professional networking group on the topic of "Social Networking To Find A Job or Boost Your Career." Her information and personability made for a great presentation and truly engaged our audience. I personally learned many techniques for sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, that I have implemented since. I would highly recommend Tai Goodwin for any person or organization looking for Career Coaching!” – Leonard Young, Owner  -

  • “Tai recently presented a program on "Tips for Job Hunting in a Tough Economy" for the seminar series. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Tai. She is an expert in her field and provided extremely useful strategies and resources for our participants. She was also very adept at using the technology and software required for presenting a virtual seminar; most importantly she used humor, creativity, and empathy to encourage our participants to stay motivated. This was an important goal of this project and she met it 110%. I would highly recommend Tai as a speaker and as a career coach and we hope to work with her again in the near future!” Shauntelle Hamlett, Atlanta

  • “I first met Tai when we both worked out of the Islandia office at CA. Later I hired her to speak and facilitate workshops for an alumni group at Marymount Manhattan College. Tai was wonderful and we were all inspired by the end of each session. We plan to work with Tai in the future - she just brings so much to the table and is always a joy to work with. I also had the pleasure of working with her when she coached me through a difficult transition at work. She helped me reframe the situation and achieve what I was really trying to get to...SUCCESS! Thank you Tai!” Xiomara Cotton, New York

In Tai’s first column for Drexel alumni, she'll teach you the five questions that will connect you to your passion and steer your career in the right direction. Learn how savvy professionals benefit from tapping into not only their talent, but also their passion. Click here to check out Tai ’s column, "Career Makeover Strategies ".