Usually I can schedule appointments within two weeks. I invite you to contact me. If I’m not available, here are bios of other career counselors and coaches who provide excellent services.
Nancy Abramson, M.Ed, Counseling
In 1997, Nancy Abramson established Whole Life Transitions. Her mission is to assist people to recognize their desired career path or business aspirations and empower them to achieve their professional and business goals and dreams. Nancy brings clarity, direction and serenity into her clients life. She works with professionals in corporations, nonprofits, associations, government, and educational institutions. She coaches people from all over the United States and conducts most of her client sessions on the telephone. Local clients may chose in office or telephone sessions.
Nancy has a BS in Education, a graduate degree in Counseling from George Washington University, and a graduate of Coach U, a 200-hour program in coaching. Her experience includes, Teaching, Human Resource Management and Career Counseling and Coaching.
Marvin Adams, MA, Counseling Psychology
Marvin Adams is a career counselor, coach and educator. He received his masters degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University. Currently, he is a career coach and serves as an adjunct faculty member for three local colleges teaching career strategies such as career exploration, job search and career management. He also serves as a consultant and provides services in government (Federal, state and local), commercial and non-profit arenas.
CCM (Certified Career Manager)
JCTC (Job and Career Training coach)
GCDFI (Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor)
SII (Strong Interest Inventory)
MBTI-Step II (Meyers Briggs Type Indicator—advanced training)
MCDA (Maryland Career Development Association)—former board member
ACA—American Counseling Association
Shahrzad Arasteh, M.A., MCDP (now MCS), GCDF
I’m a career counselor, author of Nourish Your Career, and trainer specializing in working with clients and organizations with a social good focus. My holistic, collaborative approach and Nourish Your Career™ philosophy are designed to guide you in finding a path and the tools and resources that will help you thrive in your career and your life. My areas of specialization include working with adults, particularly those in career/life transition, on: Career exploration and transition; Meaningful/encore careers; Effective career search/career management planning and strategy; Social media for job search and career management.
I am a Master Career Development Professional (now called Master Career Specialist), Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Practitioner, and Global Career Development Facilitator.
For your convenience, meetings are available by phone or Skype, as well as in-person. (In-person sessions are in my office in the Annapolis, MD area.)
Paula Brand, MS, GCDF, CPRW, JCTC
Career Consultant and LinkedIn Trainer at Brand Career Management
Combining over 20 years of experience in workforce development, education, human resources and career counseling, I am an enthusiastic and passionate career professional (I am also a LinkedIn nerd). I can help you figure out your next direction and strategize your job search campaign but what I really do best, is teach others how to use LinkedIn effectively. Helping you figure out your next move is fun for me and my favorite way to implement that is by educating you to use LinkedIn effectively in your job search campaign and career.
I am a Career Counselor and Coach with three industry certifications: Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC) and Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW). My Master’s Degree is for Applied Psychology (in Industrial and Organizational Psychology) from the University of Baltimore. In 2014, I was honored to receive the Outstanding Career Professional Award from the Maryland Career Development Association and the Professional Contributions Award from the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association. I am active in many professional organizations and am a Past President of the Maryland Career Development Association.
I am the author of The Essential Guide to Career Certifications.
Please feel free to contact me. I can send you a Client Welcome Packet that explains how we can work together and we can set a time to have an initial brief conversation about your needs. I can meet in person or virtually for career counseling and coaching (my office is in Annapolis MD). LinkedIn training is done virtually.
Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC
I am a therapist and career counselor with a private practice in Washington, D.C. The work I do with clients falls into three categories: (1) career exploration—helping people figure out what to do, or what to do next, with their career; (2) job search—resumes, interview preparation, networking and salary negotiation; and (3) career management—coaching clients who have a job, but want help managing a situation, such as a reorganization or a promotion, or managing a relationship with a supervisor, colleague or subordinate. If it affects your career, I handle it.
I have developed a unique approach, which I call Integrative Career Counseling, in recognition of the reality that it can sometimes be hard to separate career issues from all the other things that are going on in our lives. The work is more in-depth than other forms of career counseling, which many clients welcome for its comprehensiveness.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia, and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Master Career Counselor (MCC). In 2010, I inaugurated an online career column for the Washington Post‘s “On Success” feature; copies of many of those columns can be found on my website. I am currently writing a book on the Integrative Career Counseling model that I developed.
Janice Herold, MA, LCPC, NCC
I am an integrative career counselor and licensed therapist with a private practice in Bethesda, MD. I specialize in helping clients with career exploration; career identification; job hunt strategies, career advancement as well as career maintenance.
I work collaboratively with each client to create an individualized plan that prioritizes concerns, identifies short term and long range goals, and develops strategies to reach each goal.
I offer in depth career counseling from a holistic point of view. I help clients identify and reduce obstacles which may keep them from moving forward in their career. These obstacles range from dealing with transition and change, to anxiety, and low self-esteem. In addition I administer and interpret vocational instruments such as the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory, The Strong Interest Inventory, and a Work Values Inventory.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Maryland and am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Trinity University. I have over twenty five years of experience and have appeared on television and radio. Prior to entering private practice, I was the Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager of the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center.
Thomas W. Morris III, CMF
Tom Morris, certified internationally as a Career Management Fellow, is a sought-after trainer, coach, and off-site retreat facilitator. He has an extensive background in interpersonal communications and subjects having to do with career development. His education, career, and practice have focused on issues of career management and development.
Tom has a BA in Journalism and Advertising from Rutgers University, has done graduate work in Mass Communications at Boston University and the University of Denver. He is certified using The Birkman (career assessment) Method and the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey and has developed several powerful career assessment tools and exercises. His first book, Career Mechanics I: Solutions to Common Career & Employment Issues, was published in 2006.
As a noted expert, Tom has been featured or quoted in numerous local and national publications and websites, and is a frequent guest on radio interviews across the nation.
Margaret “Maggie” New, Ed.D.
It all began with happenstance. Rather than follow her dream of couture design in New York City she found herself in Palo Alto enrolling in the local university (Stanford) for a degree in career counseling. She was mentored by John Krumboltz and encouraged to complete another degree in education and counseling at UCLA.
Founding The Middleburg Group, LLC in 1996, Dr. New coaches on both coasts, has taught in Hong Kong & Zanzibar and maintains a network of motivated people. She wrote a Q&A column “Ask Maggie”, hence her nickname. Her current special interests are encouraging foreign service officers to retire and elect “one more thing” to accomplish, developing forward action women with salary negotiation skills, and generating strategic thinking for entrepreneurial pursuits. New loves helping people realize their dreams.
Dana Pauli MA, Career Counseling, NCC
Ms. Pauli is an experienced Career Counselor with over ten years of service, specializing in mid-career clients in transition. She is skilled in working with multicultural and diverse populations. Her expertise includes career assessment and planning, career transition support, job search training, resume writing, interview training, and salary negotiation.
Ms. Pauli received her Master’s Degree in Career Counseling from the University of Maryland in 2000. Her credentials include certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor and Master Career Counselor. Ms. Pauli’s prior Human Resources Generalist background (10 yrs.) provides clients with additional expertise from an employer’s point of view. She is currently employed as a Senior Coach for The White Hawk Group and works as a contractor for the Montgomery County Women’s Commission.
Ms. Pauli’s private practice is located in the Four Corners Area of Silver Spring, MD. She may be reached at (301)681-3740 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valli Swerdlow, MSW
Career and Executive Leadership Coach Valli Swerdlow is an expert in partnering with clients to help them discover and pursue their true passions at home and at work. As a former Executive Recruiter for Fortune 500 companies, Valli helps clients refine their resumes to capture their true skill-set and advance their careers. A born networker with sales and marketing experience, Valli assists clients in making the most of networking events and mastering social media. She also is an entrepreneur, a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader and writer. She has appeared on TV and been featured on radio nationwide with AARP.
Valli is certified in Executive Leadership Development from the University of Rochester and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has worked with clients in the private sector and the federal government — from CEOs to mid-level professionals and administrative assistants — with Executive Leadership Development, Career Coaching and Career Management Strategies. Valli also has managed her own career transitions. Her clients have benefited from this experience by learning how to tap into their own creativity and to consider choices they never thought would be possible. She helps overworked executives to combine their professional and personal lives and achieve a true work-life balance.
Karol Taylor, MA, GCDFI, JTC, Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor and Job Transitions Coach
Taylor Your Career is an all-purpose career management service specializing in federal job search training and coaching. With more than 28 years of federal service combined with 18 years of career and academic advising, Karol Taylor, founder and Owner, brings a broad perspective and considerable expertise to the federal hiring process.
Karol is a two-time recipient of the coveted Department of Health and Human Service’s Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Services. She has also received numerous Assistant Secretary’s Awards, the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association’s Goodwill Ambassador Award, and the Maryland Career Development’s Special Achievement Award. Karol is coauthor of the book, Guide to America’s Federal Jobs.
Karol has provided career consultation services to the following federal agencies, Census Bureau, Department of Defense, FAA, GSA, SSA, and Department of Treasury. She teaches federal job search classes at Anne Arundel Community College, Laurel College Center, and Pratt Library. Karol regularly presents at national and local career conferences. Karol is working on her second book, Finding Your Federal Job Fit.