Dayna Mathews: Career Coach and Founder of Dayna Marie Coaching

Dayna Mathews, career and personal branding coach and founder of Dayna Marie Coaching, photographed in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Dayna Mathews, career and personal branding coach and founder of Dayna Marie Coaching, photographed in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Dayna Mathews
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Dayna Mathews wants everyone to have a kickass career, which is why the career and personal branding coach founded her own consulting company, Dayna Marie Coaching. The 26-year-old Phoenix resident works with clients to help them land their dream jobs, and her services include resume writing, LinkedIn profile makeovers, interview preparation, and job lead assistance. She’s also a public speaker, conducting career training around the Valley.

Mathews shared her top tips for scoring a dream job, as well as shared why she loves calling the Valley her home in a video.

What brought you to Arizona?

I graduated college in May of 2010 with a bachelor of arts in communications from University of Minnesota Duluth, and I just knew I wanted to get out of my small town of Taconite in northern Minnesota and see what else the world had to offer. After college, at the time, I was with someone who wanted to move, too, and we moved to Phoenix in October of 2010. I thought I’d be here for three years but haven’t looked back since. Continue reading

Jenn Maggiore: Owner of Red Balloon

Jenn Maggiore, owner of Red Balloon, photographed at her office in Scottsdale, by Nicki Escudero

Jenn Maggiore, owner of Red Balloon, photographed at her office in Scottsdale, by Nicki Escudero

Jenn Maggiore
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If you’re an entrepreneur looking for some inspiration, Jenn Maggiore is the perfect person to help. The 35-year-old Scottsdale resident is the owner of Red Balloon, a business consultant company with a strong focus on digital marketing. Maggiore does everything from coaching business owners to marketing for non-profits, as well as lending her public speaking skills to conferences and local news outlets. Maggiore is putting on the Always This Good Live conference Saturday, September 21, where she’ll be hosting a bevy of inspirational speakers who will be sharing their business expertise with local entrepreneurs. Keep reading for what got her interested in consulting and marketing, and scroll down to hear Maggiore say five reasons why she loves living in the Valley.

What brought you to Arizona?

My high school sweetheart, Joe. He graduated the year before me, and we didn’t talk for five years. I found him on a high school reunion site, he sent me a plane ticket, and we had a great week together. He asked if I’d ever consider moving away from Florida, so I went home and told my parents I was dropping out of college, breaking the lease on my apartment, and moving 2,000 miles away. My mom always loved Joe, but my dad wasn’t so thrilled. It all has a happy ending, though. Joe and I got married, and most of my family followed me out here to Arizona. When can I say, I’m a trendsetter. Continue reading