Toni Purvis began her career on Wall Street in Equities at Goldman Sachs, after which she began her own professional development and leadership consulting business. Working in Diversity Recruiting for the major consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton landed her in the Washington, DC area, and, then the opportunity to expand her career to include higher education.
She worked as the Assistant Director of Career Coaching at the George Washington University where she provided professional coaching to graduate students and alumni seeking international careers. She was promoted to Associate Director of MBA Student Engagement at The George Washington University School of Business. In both roles, she planned programming for both staff and students including case competitions, employer site visits, industry round table discussions, professional panels and information sessions.
Currently, Toni manages multiple career development programs for a non-profit organization focused on increasing ethnic diversity in business sectors. She implements and executes programming for major companies like Google, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Capital One, Pandora, Twitter, American Express, American Airlines, Clorox, Target, KIPP, and many others.
She continues to extend her passion for people, leadership development, program management, and career success. As owner of Paradigm One LLC, she takes extreme pride and passion in assisting others with job search and networking strategies, business and social etiquette, mock interviewing and resume/cover letter critique. She sincerely believes it is about making a “paradigm shift” to confidently see yourself as the one for your perfect opportunity.
Toni graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Spelman College. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (concentration in youth, family and culture) from Fuller Theological Seminary, and completed her MBA at The George Washington University. She enjoys dancing, serving as a mentor/tutor, and spending time with her family, friends, and loved ones in the District of Columbia.