Brand yourself for success!

There’s a skills gap and workplace progression gap for ethnic minority professionals in the workplace and we are here to provide a solution!
Career Invest is a career empowerment company committed to delivering measurable initiatives that tackle soft skills, personal branding, confidence and diversity issues for young people in universities and at work. We support professionals from under-represented backgrounds by giving them confidence strategies to accelerate career growth and a ten fold improvement in professional impact.

Why We Care

Workplace confidence, culture fit and diversity training are burning issues that lead to organisations loss of diverse talent pool
There is a glaring gap in graduate outcomes for ethnic minority students which is linked to confidence, employability and inability to articulate value to employers
Soft skills or lack of are holding back early to mid-career professionals from progression.

A fresh perspective on inclusion, career & leadership development.

We are led by Michelle Okwudiafor, a passionate communications expert, personal brand coach, diversity advocate and facilitator with 14 years of work experience in Legal, International trade development, Charity and regulatory sectors in the UK and Nigeria.

Since starting Career Invest in 2020, Michelle has directly taught, advised and mentored over 250 graduates, early stage professionals and start-ups through a range of high impact workshops, programs and coaching. Her personal coaching clients include mid to senior level executives in organisations such as HSBC, Wells Fargo, Lagos State Government and some non-profit organisations.

An advocate for female representation and inclusion, she is an #IamRemarkable facilitator, a Google initiative empowering women to be confident in the workplace and regularly mentors young people.  She has worked with institutions such as the Social Mobility Foundation, University of Brighton, University of Liverpool, Anglia Ruskin University, Nottingham Trent University and Uhubs UK. 


Work with Us

Speaking Engagements

Our founder Michelle Okwudiafor is a passionate and experienced speaker at corporate events, educational institutions, inspiring audiences with her signature energetic delivery:

- Ask us to speak to your corporate network.
- Invite us as podcast guests
- Book us to speak to students in your diversity networks 

Personal & Leadership Development Workshops

Our highly engaging personal and leadership development workshops equip participants with the confidence and tools to define their brand story and accelerate their career growth.
We cover topics including Values and Inclusion, brand positioning, building executive presence, networking for impact:

- Book our female career confidence workshop for young professionals
- Book our career confidence workshop for women graduates
- Book our personal brand workshop for employees
- Book our personal brand workshop for students

1-2-1 Coaching

Our 1-2-1 coaching can be booked for individuals or for a group, empowering you to challenge doubts and perceptions holding you back and take practical steps to overcome them:

- Book our 1-2-1 Coaching programme 
- Book a personal brand strategy
We've worked with....
'Thank you for a really informative session this afternoon!Well done on engaging with a rather quiet audience. I think they were taking it all in, and found it very informative. I found it very interesting, packed with practical tips for our students and graduates. Thank you!!!'

- Clare, University of Brighton
"Michelle was the bomb! I definitely learned to build my brand in a better way, what key points should I use to be more engaging and she answered a lot of questions that were baffling to me! I would hire her!!"

- Jolt Participant, UK

"The topic was very interesting. Michelle went out of her way to motivate us to take action, I loved how she used the golden egg example and reminded us that this is what we wanted at the end."

- Jolt PoMa participant, Israel ‍
"Interesting knowledge on building my personal image. Great to know these useful tips and tricks to get myself known in the online space"

- Jolt Kickstart Participant, London
'Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop yesterday.  I know that the students found it so helpful and it was great to see they were engaging with you - and keen to start using LinkedIn to full advantage'

- Kim, Anglia Ruskin University
'Hi Michelle, thank you for giving an engaging lecture on Jolt. I've learned a lot and enjoyed it very much'

- Alex, Jolt participant Israel.

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