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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

·MA, Career Development; Diplome, Academie Royal des Beaux Arts, Belgium; Conversational French


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. 


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


Michelle Compton

“Patti played a key and vital role in growing the Stanford School of Engineering Alumni Career Services strategy. Prior to her arrival at the School of Engineering our offerings were limited to a very occational workshop and annual job fair. She not only provided the information about career services that we needed to grow our program, she brought an energy and drive that moved the entire department forward within a period of 3-6 months. We now offer an entire career seminar series both in the Bay Area and regionally in Seattle, New York, Boston, and Washington D.C., an improved website, web trainings to come, and a vastly improved job fair program. She helped us do all this with very little change to our budget via creative thinking and the building of partnerships outside our school. Professionally, her strategic advice, deep understanding of career services, knowledge of our client base, and presentation skills enabled us to expand our offerings from two workshops in six years to over ten in the past year. She is creative, giving, forward thinking, and a joy to work with. She exceeded any expectations I had and has been the spark to truly help us connect with our alumni. There's a reason she is our "go to" career coach for any needs we might have. She routinely gives us her time and knowledge with the goal of meeting our needs and making our programs the best they could be. And, unlike most people, she makes it a priority to provide us referrals to other coaches or individuals who can improve our programs. Patti isn't just a business partner -- we consider her a friend of the department and a key staff person. None of us are sure what we did to deserve her but we certainly are grateful!”

Pat Palleschi

“Patti has created a curriculum of monthly webinars for UCLA Anderson School Alumni Career Services. The webinars are artfully conceived and are very well attended and anticipated by our Alumni. She has presented "How to Brand Yourself" which more than 130 people attended. This webinar opened our eyes to all the ways that people look at us. Patti is THE BEST when it comes to packaging a webinar which attracts and retains participants. She has also done "How to Work a Room" and "How to Keep the Contacts You Make". Both very well recieved. Tonight we have "Resumes: from Bland to Brand" and we are going to have seven more webinars in this calendar year. I would strongly recommend her to any University that is looking to maintain a relationship with its alums when the alums are dispersed in a large area. And, she is fun to work with. What more can you ask for?”

John Morel

“Over the past 5 years, I have utilized Patti’s career coaching and webinar services to serve the global community of MBA Alumni from the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Many Haas Alumni have benefitted from the depth of experience offered by Patti’s executive career coaching. She has a gift for creating interesting and information packed webinars helping alumni stay competitive and learn about the latest job search techniques. We have alumni from all over the country and the world participating in these webinars. Alumni working with Patti have found positions in a wide range of industries and functional areas. She always receives high marks and positive comments from the Alumni she works with. I have recommended Patti as a speaker for professional conferences and introduced her to my colleagues at the other top ten business schools in the USA.”

Glenda Brown

“Patti is an extraordinary coach, career strategist, and business partner. Her keen knowledge of career management in a Web 2.0 world provides a cornerstone of leading-edge content and expertise for The Association of Executive Search Consultants and - our career management service for exceptional talent and senior executives. She is both knowledgeable and exceptional in sharing knowledge via the written and spoken word. Patti's an exceptional webinar and tele-conference leader and writer for print and web. Our global executive members - across multiple industry verticals and functional areas - find her coaching exceptional in both approach and results. Patti's the go-to-expert in all of these areas, and our organization endorses and recommends her highly.”

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Work experience


Managing Principal

Career Company

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.

Career Coaching

·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 [email protected] a job and career discussion listserv of 1800+ professionals in the Bay Area,

·Founded and grew from 30 to 500+ [email protected] a group of career professionals nationwide from major universities, corporations, and government

·Initiated and grew an online newsletter, 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


Career Counselor and Employment Relocation Manager

Career Action Center

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.


Employment Manager, Recruiter

Sun Microsystems, AMD, Apple Computer

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.



Pre-employment assessment, Predictive Index, talent selection, 1st 90 Days Onboarding, promotion strategies, performance reviews, severance, outplacement, navigating company politics, managing up, across and down
Career branding; Social Networks & Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, blogs, podcasts) for entrepreneurs, consultants and executives on job search, resumes,




Consulting Psychologists Press, PI Worldwide, Behaviordyne