RECOGNITIONS


Codman Academy Charter School, Students Thanks & Appreciation, 2020
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, International Conference Speaker Award, 2019
Village Day Non-Profit Organization, Letter of Appreciation, 2019
Piedmont Community College, Testimonial, 2019
New York Times, Late to Launch, Interview, 2018
Brown University, Veteran's Alumni Council, Newsletter Feature, 2018
Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Speaker Appreciation, 2018
BNU Entrepreneurship Institute, Student Series, Speaker & Appreciation, 2017
Howard University, TRIO Programs, Graduate Key-Note, Speaker Appreciation, 2016
Girl Inc., Got the Intelligence to Rule My Life, Speaker Appreciation, 2016
Defense Intelligence Agency, Chapter of Federally Employed Women, Speaker Appreciation, 2015
Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Nomination, 2015

METCO Natick High School Alumni of the Year Nominee, 2014

Woman of the Week - Young Woman's Christian Home – TMH, 2013

Randolph Public Schools 'Appreciation', 2012

Spark & Hustle ‘Daring Doer’, Tory Johnson ABC Workplace Correspondent, 2011

Exquisite Woman for Promoting Positive Images, The Black Man Can, 2011

Change Agent, Youth Town Hall, Mass Housing & Mass Impact, 2011

Harvard WECAN Empowerment ‘Woman of the Year’ Award, 2010

Community Service Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, 2010

Outstanding Academic Award Initiation, Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society, Northeastern University, 2009

Touch 106.1FM, Wednesday’s Inspirational Woman, Host Charles Clemons, 2009

Honorary Faculty Member, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, 2009

Inspirational Woman Award, Johnson & Wales University, 2008

Boston University, Feld Career Center, Kudos Recognition for New Idea in Counseling, 2008

Leadership for a Future, RI Senate Citation, RI Community & Justice and Institute for Labor Studies, 2007

Miss Black Rhode Island (MissBlackUSA.org), 2006 & 2007

Achievement Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, 2006

ACE Administrative & Finance Award, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2000         
                                 
AFFILIATIONS 


National Career Development Association

Association of Colleges Unions International (ACUI)

African American Women in Higher Education

Smithsonian Associates Washington, D.C.

The Heritage Foundation, Johnson Building Resident 

The City Club of Washington, D.C.

Career Network, National Black MBA Association

Fellow, American Leadership & Policy Foundation

Board of Directors, Institutional Review Board (OIRB) Harvard School of Public Health, Dimock Health Center

NAACP Boston Branch, Education, and Labor Committees

Past Board of Directors, YWCA Greater Rhode Island

Past Vice President of Public Relations, JWU Toastmasters International Club

African American Women in Higher Education

Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Career Counselors Consortium of New England

Goodwill Ambassador, The Republic of The Gambia (Miss Black USA)

Honorary Faculty Member, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

National Association of Professional Women

Notary Public, Massachusetts

Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Nonfiction Authors Association

PUBLICATIONS 


The Week Junior, Career Tips for Students, Interview Quotes, 2020
UMASS Amherst Alumni Magazine, 2019
Northeastern University Alumni Magazine, 2019
Interview E-News Writer, Journal of Negro Education (Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal), 2014  - 2018
Senior Contributing Writer, Ethnic Online Magazine, 2011 – 2016
Johnson & Wales University Alumni Magazine and Website Publications, Two Articles,  2015 -2016
National Black MBA Association, 7 People You Need on Your Advisory Board, Fall 2015
Special Writer, AFRO Newspaper, 2014 - 2015
Various Article Interviews, METRO Newspaper (Canada, Boston, Philadelphia), 2010 -2013
18 Internship Stories. Why Internships Are Good: The Best Education Money Can’t Buy. Contributor, Natascha Saunders, Main Author: Eric Woodard. Amazon 2012.
Obama & Black Loyalty Vol. 1. Book Chapter 5 Author Contributor, Natascha Saunders. Black Youth & Unemployment. Main Author Bankole Thompson 2010.
Parent Guide to Starting the Career Conversation, InsideJobs.com Youth Career Coach Inc. 2012. Natascha Saunders
Career Columnist, Color Magazine USA, 2009 – 2010
Boston University SMG Gazette, Career Columnist, and Staff Feature. Spring 2009
Working Mother Magazine, Online Job Coach Junior Columnist. Summer 2008
The Providence American, Career Columnist & Feature Interviews. 2006-2008
Youth Advocacy Project, Roxbury Public Defenders, Researcher, Recognized in Publication. Summer 2003



Additional articles and accepted interviews from websites, magazines, newspapers, blogs, twitter chats, and media outlets include:

Global Podcast Australia
Nigeria Young Professionals
ED Youth Voices: U.S. Department of Education
The Washington Informer
National Urban League 
NAACP
Insidejobs.com 
SparkandHustle.com 
ColorMagazineUSA.com
El Pueblo Latino
Karibbeanexpressions.com 
Color Magazine USA
Boston University Builders & Leaders
Johnson & Wales Alumni Magazine
Working Mother Online Magazine
Metro News (Boston, Philly, NYC, Canada)
The Providence American
The Fall River Herald News 
Herald News
The Bay State Banner 
Warwick Beacon News
BNN 
COX 
ABC 
WCVB 
WHUR 96.3
The Jim Vincent Show
LookingFabz 
Touch 106.1 FM
CKNW 980 AM Canada
AvenuePink New York
BlogTalkRadio.com/gen-y
Verizon Fios Black History Month w/Blackplanet.com
Tory Johnson #SparkandHustle
HipHopRealEstate

BIOGRAPHY 


Natascha Faye Saunders is a certified career coach, facilitator, speaker, consultant, and proud daughter of Edward R. Saunders(FBI Citizens Academy Alum, Aircraft Division Retired from General Electric ~ from South Carolina) and Faye J. Harley-Saunders (Avon Sales Representative, Missionary, Retired from New England Law as an Admissions Counselor ~ from Georgia)and sister of Edward M. Saunders(Pastor, Gang Youth Consultant, Community Liasion, Father, Singer)and Rodney E. Saunders (Enlisted in the Army, Musician, Father, *deceased).


Natascha is underpinned by sound coaching principles and well-validated techniques that produce life-changing results. She is an embodiment of inspiration, rejuvenation, and heart in the lives of her clients.


A former Assistant Director of Career Services, Assistant Human Resources Manager, IVY MBA Admissions Committee Member, and Financial Services Associate, Natascha customizes her consulting style to help clients write visions, outline their goals, and create their personal advisory boards. Through her coaching programs and branding tool M.I.C.R.O™, Natascha is a coach for those who don’t know where to start and for leaders looking to rebrand.

She is also the founder of a career and consulting firm, The YCC Inc. est. 2009 in Boston, MA  serving Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. Natascha has provided c-suite coaching, developed curriculum, crafted workshops for Fortune 500 companies, coached foster care youth, created communication plans, and crafted human resource policies and intern recruitment plans for small businesses. She leverages her experiences to help clients brand from the inside out.

Natascha has spoken, coached, trained, or consulted at organizations, universities, non-profits, churches and provided webinars on career and leadership development -for the likes of EMD Serono, PwC, KPMG, YearUp, Black MBA, George Mason University, Lake State Superior, Harvard University, Brown University, and Target. She has contributed to media outlets such as the New York Times, InsideJobs, Scholastic, Bridges, ABC, COX, METRO, CKNW, WCVB, BNN, WHUR, and SheKnows. The Women’s Empowerment Convention at Harvard named Natascha their Woman of the Year and Northeastern University nominated Natascha for Teaching Excellence.

Tapping into her educational background, she is certified in career coaching by the Professional Association of Resume Writers / Career Coaches (PARW/CC). She earned a Senate Citation from the Institute for Labor Studies (RI-LFAF), Certificate of Appreciation from the DIA: Federal Women is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, completed her executive education at Harvard Kennedy School in Leading Change, and MIT Sloan in Entrepreneurship, trained in HMP Mediation from Harvard Law, an MBA graduate of Johnson & Wales University, BA holder from UMASS Amherst, and an MS degree holder in Leadership, and current Ed.D. candidate at Northeastern University. 


She loves to play tennis, bake pound cakes, and brag about her super smart, talented, and athletic godson. 

​​​Natascha F. Saunders

​Certified Professional Career Coach