Meet Team iRock!
I’m Nickquolette Barrett, CEO & Founder of iRock Development Solutions, LLC dba iRock Résumés.
I launched iRock Résumés on May 25, 2014 out of a desire to help…
- career professionals launch successful job landing campaigns.
- businesses and entrepreneurs find the right words to attract clients.
- corporations offer learning and development programs to attract and retain top talent.
- and to provide workplace transition and outplacement solutions.
One thing you will discover about me is that I love to smile and have a great sense of humor. I use both to encourage, uplift, and motivate our clients to be their best self – on paper, online, and in person. With that comes increased wealth for our clients upwards of 50% (or more) of their income. I must say, working with us is a pretty nice return on your investment.
On a professional note….
I’ve been in corporate America since 1991 with 19+ years in management. I have experience in insurance, marketing, corporate training, sales, and advertising. I dabbled in several MLMs before finding my “thing” – career and professional branding. I also hold several insurance designations which are like degrees (those courses are tough!). And, I am quadruple certified in the career services industry.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I got accepted into the College of Engineering as a Computer Engineer major. While I excelled in the sciences, I didn’t quite excel in higher level math courses.
So…. because I loved Spanish and even studied in Peru, South America, I changed my major to Spanish (Si, yo hablo español. Well, poquito. I’m a little rusty.) I also double minored in Economics and Business Administration. This explains why I have left and right side brain power. I’m strategic and creative which is a great combination for a coach!
I co-authored three books and authored two. I served on the Board of Directors for the National Résumé Writers Association and currently serve on the board of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU), Dallas Chapter. Last, but not least, I stay abreast of the latest trends in the career services industry as an active member in nationally recognized career practitioner organizations.
On a personal note….
I am a south side Chicago native now residing in North Dallas Texas and loving it. Married since 1994 to a Senior Pastor (yes, I am a First Lady of the church). We have a beautiful daughter, a handsome son, and a grand-dog name BamBam. I affectionately call myself his “maw-maw”.
I love guacamole & chips, scrapbooking, and hanging out with my family in my spare time. I’m addicted to Podcasts (I plan to have my own one day). I have a great sense of humor and plan to become a stand-up comedian when I retire. And, I’m a bonafide library nerd. Always has been and always will be. It’s a place of solitude for me and where I do my best writing.
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