Matthew French

Matthew French (He/Him/His) is the Founder and ‘90s-nostalgic brain behind Awesomely Authentic, a career-coaching, and inclusion organization that focuses on the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ people as they navigate the milestones of choosing a college to attend and searching for that perfect job or internship.

With ten years of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, eight years of professional career coaching, and a love of the ‘90s, he has blended all of these aspects together to create an authentically high-energy tailored experience in order to help LGBTQ+ people  reach their professional and career goals.

Topics Include:
  • College Prep for LGBTQ Students and Families
  • Supporting My LGBTQ Child in the College Search
  • LGBTQ+ and Career Prep
  • Employer Detective: Searching for Affirming Employers
  • Trans* & Transitioning in the Workplace
  • Finding a Career Path for Queer People
  • To Come Out or Not to Come Out? Identity and Careers
  • Allyship and the Jobsearch
  • Creating a Safe Space in University/College Career Centers

Matthew has been a great resource and mentor as I navigate the waters of COVID-19 while seeking my next career opportunity. He has provided timely and meaningful feedback. He’s a great ally, coach, and motivator to have on your team as you craft your personal brand, work to find your next role, and show off what your skills are made of.

— Robert H. (He. Him, His)

Matthew has helped me craft a resume that meets American employers’ expectations, and he also teaches me about how to highlight my strengths and skills, setting me apart from other international job candidates. With Matthew’s help, I have summarized a better approach to market myself to my future employers.

— Yong. Y. (He, Him, His)

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