We had the good fortune of connecting with Pamela Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pamela, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have over 14 years of professional experience—on both the seeking and hiring sides—in sectors such as sales and marketing, international homeland security, engineering, legal, and oil and gas. Over the years, I’ve combined my learning experiences from Corporate America with my undeniable passion for helping others succeed, which led me to become an expert resume writer and career coach.
Also, I had decided to start PCT Consulting Solutions, a company that prides itself on helping professionals and students overcome the evolving challenges of career development and goal setting in a sustained way. PCT Consulting Solutions is all about self-empowerment and truly learning the skills to take charge of your career path.
I believe that everyone is coachable. Whether your resume isn’t getting the results you desire, struggling with getting out of your shell during interviews, or if you don’t know where to start your next job search.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
When I was 25 and 3-months pregnant, I was laid off from my oil and gas job.
Economically, this was a challenging time for the oil and gas industry. The markets weren’t doing great, and so many people were losing their jobs.
I was one of them.
It was the most stressful and challenging year of my life.
The anxiety of no longer having medical insurance, no steady income, and no idea how I would support my unborn child brought me to tears many times.
Watching the bills pile up made my chest feel tight, and I struggled to find someone who would hire a woman that was already a few months pregnant.
I felt hopeless.
And I’ve seen friends and family members lose their job.
I knew if there was a past “Pamela” out there, in the same shoes I was 10 years ago, I want them to know, “It’s going to be okay.”
You will survive this.
My experience of being laid off is what inspired me to begin career coaching. Because during this emotionally tough time, you need someone who’s in your corner to help search for a new job, re-write my resume, and speed up the entire job application process.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My friends and family know that I love food, music, and outdoor recreation. Houston is one of the most diverse places to live in Texas. It is known for great music, restaurants, and fun attractions.
First, we must start the trip by enjoying breakfast at Breakfast’s Klub restaurant. Most of my friends and I have a similar interest in music, cultural arts, and museums. It would be natural to visit several museums to discover new art exhibits, collections, and workshops.
If the weather permits, our next stop would be my favorite place for us to connect with nature. We will spend a couple of hours walking through Hermann Park or enjoy a bike ride along Buffalo Bayou.
Of course, we still must keep the momentum going.
No trip will be complete unless you enjoy the nightlife at the House of Blues for musical concerts, enjoying a night of laughter at Improv Comedy Show, and revel in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo for carnival attractions during the season.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Carlos Thompson – Spouse
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