Contact Antoinette with Dao Academic Consulting for 1:1 consulting, group workshops, webinars, speaking engagements, and collaborations.

If you were referred by a current or former client, your initial 30-minute consultation is free. For collaborations, webinars, or workshops, please email daoacademicconsulting@gmail.com. Refer to Services for more information on consultations, workshops, and speaker engagement offerings.

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Consultation Rates

There are two types of consultation services: standard and premium consultations. The new consultation rates will go into effect on June 1.

New clients scheduling an initial consultation will be charged the standard rate.

If interested in personal financial services, please note that I am a Financial Risk Manager — Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Standard Consultations

Standard financial consultations are best for clients who are starting to budget, save, and pay down debt.

Standard career consultations are best for clients seeking resume and cover letter review.

Standard Consultation Rates

  • $40 for a 30-minute consultation 
  • $80 for a one-hour consultation

Premium Consultations

Premium financial consultations are best for clients and couples who want to optimize their income to budget, save, pay down debt, invest, and build a diversified risk-conscious portfolio.

Premium career consultations are best for clients seeking resume and cover letter review, practice interviews, targeted and personalized job research, and salary negotiation tips and strategy.

Premium Consultation Rates

  • $56 for a $30-minute consultation
  • $112 for a one-hour consultation 

Financial Consultation Rates Comparison

Service ProvidedService DescriptionStandard Financial ConsultationPremium Financial Consultation
BudgetingBuilding a personalized budget, setting time-sensitive personal financial goals, and tracking monthly expenses.XX
Debt RepaymentPaying down credit card debt, medical debt, student loans, and other personal loans.XX
Financial CoachingDiscussing spending habits, saving habits, and tips for limiting impulse purchases and avoiding overdraft fees and credit card debt.XX
Text and Email SupportText and email responses to questions regarding assigned actions items and financial plan.XX
InvestingPlanning short, medium, and long-term investment goals, building a diversified and risk-conscious portfolio, and evaluating different types of investment accounts (529 Plans, Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs, and taxable brokerage accounts).X
First-time HomebuyingPlanning and building time-sensitive saving and investment strategies for becoming a first-time homeowner. Discussing how to shop for a mortgage, compare lender rates, and qualify for local first-time homebuyer programs.X
Joint Financial PlanningBuilding a personalized budget, setting time-sensitive joint and individual financial goals, tracking monthly expenses, and account and bill organization and management strategies for couples.X
Retirement PlanningLocating previous retirement accounts, opening new retirement accounts, creating a retirement budget, and discussing options for decreasing living expenses and maintaining income during retirement.X

Career Consultation Rates Comparison

Service ProvidedService DescriptionStandard Career ConsultationPremium Career Consultation
Resume Review Building a personalized resume that incorporates key words and themes from a client’s targeted job postings and industries, while highlighting professional experience, education, and accomplishments. XX
Cover Letter Review Drafting, editing, and reviewing a cover letter that incorporates and summarizes relevant experience not listed on a client’s resume.XX
Career CoachingTailoring advice and feedback for how to network, apply to jobs, interact with recruiters, and hone personal introduction and resume pitches.XX
Text and Email SupportText and email responses to questions regarding assigned actions items and career plan.XX
Career Planning and ResearchConducting personalized and in-depth research on the best-paid and most accessible jobs based on a client’s previous professional experience, targeted industries, and career interests.X
Job application searchResearching, sourcing, and compiling potential job openings and applications based on a client’s targeted industries and career interests.X
Practice interviewsProviding specific feedback and comprehensive coaching on how to respond to general and behavioral interview questions based on the STAR method.X
Compensation negotiationDrafting, editing, and reviewing a “negotiation script” to guide clients on how to “ask their worth” in a range based on previous experience, accomplishments, and the market rate for their desired role.X

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