CREDENTIALS AND CREDIBILITYFeatured in "What Color is Your Parachute?" by Richard Bolles since 1988Co-author of Resumemaker 1.0, Individual Software
Mentioned in NY Times best seller as "the guru of Silicon Valley career counselors" in What Should I do Wtih My LIfe? by Po Bronson
I am happy to talk to you to see if what I do could be of help to you landing the best job opportunity, move up and advance where you are, or make an out-of-the-box change.
I offer webinars to organizations and companies on: Career branding, Online Networking, Extending Your Brand Online, Social Media Job Search, Behavioral Interviewing, Online Resumes and Elevator Pitches, Personal websites and Blogs.
These webinars have been in demand at the top university MBA Schools in the USA and globally.In addition, I facilitate directed job search groups for professionals as teleseminars. Please email me if your are interested in participating.
A recognized expert Career Management Consultant with a broad and unique combination of experience working with individuals in Global 1000, Fortune 500 companies, top universities, as well as through outplacement firms and non-profit career centers.
·Proven ability to build rapport, credibility and influence with a diverse global client base at all levels from C-level executives to individual contributors
·In-depth industry knowledge-base in health care, Internet, high technology, retail, consumer products, energy, bio-technology, bio-medical, financial services, consumable products, defense, publishing and the media.
·Known Web 2.0 career authority, consulted to the CEO and executive management of Linkedin in 2003; broad network of business relationships in the Social Media and Social Networking ecosystems; 5000+ connections on Linkedin.com
·MA, Career Development; Diplome, Academie Royal des Beaux Arts, Belgium; Conversational French
Founded and grew this boutique career consulting firm providing career management services to Bay Area, national and global professionals, organizations, and companies both online, in-person and in print.
·Designed and delivered original career management and job search content and seminars with expertise in leading edge career technology including Social Networks and Social Media Tools.
·Counseled clients in Asia, Europe and nationally by phone and in-person on performance reviews, promotions and termination, salary negotiation, stock options, interview strategies, resume packaging, corporate cultures, job stress, workplace politics, and career transitions.
·Well-versed in utilizing standard career assessment tests as practical tools including the Myers Briggs, Campbell, Strong, Firo-B, and Leadership Architect.
Program and Resource Development
·Founded in 2001 and moderate the Wednesdayjobgroup@googlegroups.com a job and career discussion listserv of 1800+ professionals in the Bay Area,
·Founded and grew from 30 to 500+ email@example.com a group of career professionals nationwide from major universities, corporations, and government
·Initiated and grew an online newsletter, www.theCareerzine.com sent to 5000+ subscribers world-wide
Organizational Career Services
·On a consulting basis, designed, developed and delivered original career content in a variety of modalities: seminars/webinars, individual coaching and small groups to executive MBA students and alumni.for webinars and in-person seminars.Selected Engagements: 2003-present
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Anderson School of Business, UCLA
Pepperdine University St. Mary’s CollegeHarvard Business School
Stanford School of Engineering, Alumni RelationsStanford Graduate School of Business
From 1989-1990, developed the program packages and managed a the coaching services including career coaches in 15 states provided to the spouse/partners of new hire or transferred employees of client companies such as Hewlett Packard, Dow Chemical and Apple. Delivered presentations to HR professional associations.
From 1998 until closure in 2002, provided on a consulting basis career counseling to Silicon Valley professionals and executives. Facilitated two weekly job search groups with for technology professionals.
Recruited by Sun to design and build an employment business unit chartered to recruit top talent from universities nationwide. Managed staff, budget, and national ad campaign, to 92 schools, 450+ campus presentations, 50+ career fairs and innumerable interview schedules. Hired 550 employees and interns in the first year.
For AMD, performed all phases of the hiring process including sourcing, screening, interviewing, writing requisitions, job descriptions and offers, negotiating compensation packages, initiating relocation, and Resumix tracking.
And at Apple, on a consulting basis, performed reference checks, phone screens and sourced and screened potential candidates.
Unofficial Minor in French
Emphasis in Clinical Psychology