Managing Director / Career Coach / Job Interview Trainer
As Managing Director of My Interview Training, Jessica Stuart brings a wealth of valuable expertise to the company with over 17 years of professional work experience in multiple industries, including her international consulting company. She has spent the last 5 years developing training programs focused on interviewing skills for both individuals preparing for interviews as well as companies looking to hire quality personnel. Jessica works with clients via online video training programs, e-books, and on a one-to-one basis for those looking for personalized career coaching, along with speaking engagements and training seminars.
Jessica is an instructor, trainer, and contributing author to the following My Interview Training programs:
- It’s Your Life… What are you going to do with it! High School Student Edition (2012 enhanced e-book)
- It’s Your Life… What are you going to do with it! Instructor’s Manual (2014 teaching manual)
- How to get the job you want! (Travitor/Udemy – Video Training Program, 2015)
- How to hire the right people for the right jobs! (Travitor/Udemy – Video Training Program, 2017)
After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in International Trade and Finance and a minor in Economics, she held numerous roles including marketing, market research, analytics, power transmission trading, and hourly electricity trading with Fortune 500 companies such as Dynegy, Entergy and The Shaw Group. Jessica’s deep commitment to philanthropic causes led her to serve as the Director of Donor Development for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) in Louisiana, USA for two years where she was responsible for asset development and the daily management of over 500 named funds. In 2007, she led the development team to raise over $38 million in new assets at the time ranking BRAF as #25 on the top US community foundations by total asset size, approximately $563M.
From 2007 to 2010, Jessica resided in London and founded Stuart Philanthropy Services which provided consultation to community foundations across the UK, specializing in donor services and working with professional advisers. Her clients included Community Foundation Network (CFN), Berkshire Community Foundation, and The Community Foundation in Wales. She developed a Donor Care Best Practices Programme© based on international best practices, developed and supported CFN’s national Professional Advisers Council, participated as a speaker for CFN’s 2009 National Conference in Nottingham, served as a 2010 CFN member of the UK Philanthropy Advice Steering Committee chaired by Dame Stephanie Shirley, the British ambassador for philanthropy 2010, and participated as a 2010 CFN member of STEP’s (Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners) Professional Advisers Group. In recognition of her expertise, she was invited to participate on a panel discussion at the European Association of Philanthropy and Giving’s 2009 Professional Advisers Conference.
Additionally, Jessica worked with the Lambeth Community Fund as Development Manager for Capital Community Foundation in London (now known as the London Community Foundation) and led the drive from a worthy idea to a flourishing fund with over £2.5 million [at the time] in endowment supporting people who were out of work but wanted to get a job. It was her work on this cause that developed her passion for helping people gain employment. She continues to pursue this passion daily.