Career counseling is Terry’s third career. She has been a successful teacher and marketing executive. Now she uses her transferable skills to teach people how to market themselves to obtain satisfying employment.
Terry started her private practice, Career Advisors, in 2000. She has extensive experience in government, corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial settings. She has the breadth and depth of knowledge of career methodologies at many levels having worked with C-level executives to X-offenders.
An innovative trainer and empathetic coach, Terry’s areas of effectiveness include one-on-one and small group career coaching, outplacement counseling and telecoaching. She specializes in working with individuals in career transition, particularly career changers. She is also a designated resume writer for Boeing.
Terry has a master’s degree in education from Indiana University, a certificate in career development from the University of Washington and is certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). In addition, Terry is the author Changing Careers after 40 and Playing the Job-finding Game: A Rule Book for Ex-offenders. She has also published several e-books and news columns on career issues.
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