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D-SIP Professional Development Instructor Spotlight: Charlotte Myers

D-SIP ’12, AB ’12

1. What exciting changes can D-SIP interns expect for the upcoming PD class?

While I am definitely excited to continue the legacy and impact of the professional development component of D-SIP, I also look forward to incorporating my areas of expertise which include: self-care, boundary-setting, and confidence/empowerment.

2. What are some of your fond memories from D-SIP?

Oh wow, that is a tough one! Probably the professional development course and, specifically, the StrengthsFinder tool and mindset. I’ve taken the assessment many times since my D-SIP experience in 2012 and suggest it to all of my clients. Also, just spending a summer in Ann Arbor was a magical experience.

3. Share your career path since completing D-SIP.

When I did D-SIP in 2012, I was at the CEW+ (Center for the Education of Women). They kept me on as a work-study student and a temp after I graduated. Then I got a job in development at the Rackham Graduate School, where I was responsible for stewardship, events, and administrative support. From there, I became the Director of Development for a Detroit-based LGBTQ+ community center, which was a dream come true! But quite short lived—after about 6 months I returned to CEW+ and, through a myriad of transitions, became the head of their small and mighty development office. I was there for a few years, and in 2019 I took the leap and started my own coaching business.

Charlotte Kaye Coaching focuses on women’s empowerment and decluttering support through one-on-one coaching, online courses, and my podcast. Since starting my business, I’ve been asked back to support the U-M Development community in a few different ways, most involving supporting D-SIP and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. This is how I came to be teaching the professional development component of D-SIP, which is something I feel so honored to be entrusted with. The professional development course made a significant and long-lasting change in my life, both personally and professionally, and to be able to pass along that experience is so awesome!

2. What are some of your fond memories from D-SIP?

Oh wow, that is a tough one! Probably the professional development course and, specifically, the StrengthsFinder tool and mindset. I’ve taken the assessment many times since my D-SIP experience in 2012 and suggest it to all of my clients. Also, just spending a summer in Ann Arbor was a magical experience.

3. Share your career path since completing D-SIP.

When I did D-SIP in 2012, I was at the CEW+ (Center for the Education of Women). They kept me on as a work-study student and a temp after I graduated. Then I got a job in development at the Rackham Graduate School, where I was responsible for stewardship, events, and administrative support. From there, I became the Director of Development for a Detroit-based LGBTQ+ community center, which was a dream come true! But quite short lived—after about 6 months I returned to CEW+ and, through a myriad of transitions, became the head of their small and mighty development office. I was there for a few years, and in 2019 I took the leap and started my own coaching business.

Charlotte Kaye Coaching focuses on women’s empowerment and decluttering support through one-on-one coaching, online courses, and my podcast. Since starting my business, I’ve been asked back to support the U-M Development community in a few different ways, most involving supporting D-SIP and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. This is how I came to be teaching the professional development component of D-SIP, which is something I feel so honored to be entrusted with. The professional development course made a significant and long-lasting change in my life, both personally and professionally, and to be able to pass along that experience is so awesome!