I am a NCDA (National Career Development Association) designated Master Career Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance and an MBA. I have worked with thousands of clients of all ages and stages in their careers. My goal is to provide my clients with the self-knowledge and corresponding career information in a way that makes clients feel at ease and motivated to move forward.
My clients consistently tell me that I am “so easy to talk to”, “supportive” and "knowledgeable". Please see My Testimonials. I respect each client’s unique path and tailor each session to my clients’ career goals.
My work experience includes counseling in a private practice setting and working at USC. I also provide career services to USC worldwide alumni post 3 years graduation in partnership with USC. I have written career webinars for RiseSmart Outplacement and Career Transition Service, and have presented on a variety of career related topics at USC, UCLA, Pierce and Santa Monica Community Colleges, the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Global Conference (Counseling Lawyers for the 21st Century), Career 5.0 Los Angeles (Counteracting Ageism in Your Interview & Marketing Materials), the Institute for Educational Advancement (summer program for gifted high school students), Canoga Park Employment Development Department (EDD) job club, and at the Oaks at Ojai.
My expertise includes LinkedIn profile optimization and the use of LinkedIn for career exploration, networking and job search; I was trained in the FAVAR method of LinkedIn profile optimization for recruiter visibility. (FAVAR = Findability, Attractability, Viewability, Applicability, Reachability). I received my Bachelor of Science from Tulane University, my Master of Business Administration from USC, and my Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University. My prior experience includes a variety of corporate positions in finance and management.
Given the world of work is constantly changing and career practices continue to evolve, I spend a portion of every day in knowledge enhancement. I am continually sourcing current Los Angeles labor market information, business trends, local industry and company news and updates on career best practices. In addition, I attend local and national conferences as a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the California Career Development Association (CCDA).