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I transform lives through the delivery of career development and job search training and coaching. I've been successful in helping professionals at all levels (C-Suite to individual contributors) land new jobs, launch consultancies, start businesses, make career changes and enter active retirement. I collaborate across ManpowerGroup, Right Management and Experis to provide impactful services to internal and external customers, and contribute to the community through a variety of volunteer efforts.
***Subject Matter Expert in Social Media for Job Search - Member of the Advanced LinkedIn Training Team - a pioneer in developing and delivering LinkedIn training for job search since 2008.
***Member of Birkman Master Trainer team for North America
***Builder of powerful Job Search Strategy Team communities, including a loyal and thriving Alumni network
Deliver career development and job search consulting services and training to both exempt and non-exempt personnel. Assesses individual needs, determines best solutions and delivers services in a way compatible to the style and stature of the candidate. Collaborates with other company personnel to share best practices, etc. Assists in the design and delivery of corporate training programs and presentations.
***Provide cutting edge training to candidates on the use of New Media in job search; have developed, launched and facilitated workshops on using Linkedin for job search.
Provide career management training, and transition adult learners into entry-level healthcare jobs.
Designed, developed and deliver soft skills curriculum “Success Skills for the Millennium.”
Created and implemented customized self assessment and employment history worksheets
Wrote and produced resumes for students in multiple markets in Wisconsin and Montana
Awarded two LB Awards for Exceptional Service
Increased and developed enrollment of adult learners by building and managing relationships with government counselors.
Assessed and developed appropriate healthcare training programs to match community needs.
Establish alliances with healthcare organizations for placement and business development.
Consultant and facilitator to small businesses and non-profits in areas of employment and job search training, recruiting and retention, job development, board retreats and strategic planning. Professional speaker, trainer, and writer.
• Provide career transition and job search coaching to individuals and groups
• Develop, market and facilitate retail job search workshops for the general public
• Designed and developed customized job search 30-hour curriculum
• Facilitate and present intensive job search training workshop to individuals over 55 years of age – Interfaith Older Adult Worker Program
• Awarded Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence Mentor Award - 2002
• Selected to represent Wisconsin as facilitator at “Listening to the City” – large scale town hall meeting for New York City to provide feedback regarding plans for World Trade Center site – July 2002
• Facilitated Strategic Planning Retreat for the New Hope Project
(Formerly Promentor Technology, a computer training school.) Directed, coordinated, and supervised career program development, job placement, and employment services. Provided individual and group career transition and job search coaching. Designed, developed, and delivered soft skills training, including Job Placement Preparation, a 30-hour job search skills course required of every diploma program student
Assisted students at Computer Training school in obtaining employment. Held many of same job duties as performed at Milwaukee Career College. (ProMentor was sold to Milwaukee Career College in 2002.)
Responsible for the full cycle of the recruitment process, including development of new business and the creative sourcing, qualification and placement of candidates from 15k-65k.
Assessed and hired candidates for temporary assignments. Accepted job orders from client companies, and selected appropriate candidate for the assignment.
Hired, assigned, trained and serviced temporary employees in office/clerical, marketing, light industrial and technical areas. Developed monthly "Quality Circles" as peer and support group for temporary office/clerical employees. Reputation for excellent relationship-development with both temporary employees and client companies. Attained exclusive vendor status with many major accounts. Coordinated large projects requiring 100-500 temporary employees, including on-site supervision. Repeatedly recognized for exceptional service to clients and employees. Awarded "Supervisor of the Year" in 1988 and 1992, and Service Maniac of the Month in March, 1991.
Design and coordinate group motorcoach tours throughout North America.
Design, plan and coordinate group tours, corporate special events, convention services.
-Coordinated GE Christmas Parties at the Pfister Hotel
-Coordinated sit-down dinner for 12,000 milk producers
Provided support in marketing Milwaukee as a motorcoach tour destination.