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For In-person clients: Weekly coaching is provided as part of the CTC membership. Clients can review the In-person Coaches section by clicking on the coach's name to reveal a biography, photo, and session availability

Clients can also view the profiles of various Workshop Facilitators.

For Virtual clients: Virtual coaches are also featured on this page. Virtual clients can be interviewed and matched with a coach for the duration of their 10-week session. You can also view the profile of your Weekly Peer Group Facilitator in the Virtual Services section.

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In-person Coaches

Tim Conway Available?  COACHING MONDAYS 1PM, 2PM, 3PM AND THURSDAYS 10AM, 11AM, 12PM 1PM D P A
  Tim embraces the process of transition. He affectionately refers to the varied rebound stages as “personal reinvention” (albeit sometimes volatile). As a Career Coach, Tim encourages others to believe that “America is the home of second (and third) opportunities.” He is ready to assist peers to secure a career that fits.
       
Mike Delaney Available?  TUESDAYS - returning January 2020 P A
  Mike offers extensive background in coaching individuals and leaders positions who are experiencing professional transitions. Mike helps clients identify what is needed to overcome the barriers and obstacles to success, then help them to create and manage their transition both personally and professionally.
       
Susan Duda Available?  Wednesday afternoons P A
  Susan brings extensive coaching experience to CTC, having worked with corporate and nonprofit clients across many different career fields and industries.
       
Larry Ehretsman Available?  Alternating Thursdays D P A
  Larry Ehretsman helps CTC clients clarify potential choices and navigate the challenges of their search. With a background of 25 years as a Licensed Clinical Counselor combined career development work, Larry has worked with a wide range of clients facing important life and career decisions.
       
Susan Esque Available?  Coaching Tuesdays, 930, 1030, 1130am D P A
  Susan brings over 35 years of business experience as a senior Human Resources professional. Having experienced significant transitions in her own life, she understands that while transitions can be challenging they also offer opportunities for personal growth, deeper insights into who we truly are, what we are capable of doing, and how this fits into our life plans as we move forward.
       
Bliss Hansen Available?  StrengthsFinder Coaching Only D
  Bliss works with CTC clients to identity a set of career goals that are rooted in what makes each individual feel most fulfilled professionally. She helps clients organize and take action for progress in job search/transition.
       
Julia Katz Available?  Tuesday coaching D
  Julia has devoted her career to helping people flourish as leaders. With 30 years of executive and human resource leadership, she brings to the coaching experience both business acumen and genuine appreciation for people and organizations.
       
David Kloak Available?  Coaching Tuesday and Wednesday; Peer Group Leader D P A
  David is a Leadership Executive Coach focusing on helping leaders and career professionals develop their leadership capabilities. He leverages human nature to achieve desired goals by connecting people with others, guiding and developing them to follow their best career and life paths, improving decision-making skills, and addressing interfering habits.
       
David Logan Available?  By appointments on CTC coaching schedule D P A
  David Logan is a professional photographer who takes professional LinkedIn photographs at an affordable price. Make an appointment on the coaching schedule.
       
Mary Maloney Available?  Mondays Coaching: 12, 1245, 145, and 215 (updated 1/6/2020 TMP) D P A
  Mary Maloney works with clients interested in career change and career growth.
       
George Mulligan Available?  Wednesday afternooons D P A
  "I see my role as a coach is guiding clients to articulate for themselves their competencies and their work aspirations. As a coach, I expect to assist the client in discovering authentic matches between those abilities, those aspirations, and the needs of prospective employers. I also want to help the client understand the employer's perspectives when a company or agency is searching for and filling positions."
       
Mike Munger Available?  Thursday Afternoon D P A
  Mike Munger has spent most of his career learning the hiring techniques and processes for a wide variety of organizations. He specializes in providing outstanding service to clients and candidates through careful job requirements analysis, resume formatting, interview preparation, and debrief and client management.
       
Jill O'Mahony Stewart Available?  Compelling Cover Letters - appointments on coaching schedule P A
  Jill O’Mahony Stewart teaches writing workshops for career professionals. She also teaches writing for public relations at DePaul University’s College of Communication and DePaul’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies. She has been a public relations consultant and owner of a boutique firm, Stewart Communications Ltd., for more than 25 years.
       
Sue Schmitz Available?  In-Person Coaching D P A
  Sue is the Principal of Greener Pastures Career Consulting where she helps professionals of all ages and passions successfully navigate their careers. Prior to becoming a Career Coach, Sue spent 20+ years in marketing, working for Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, dot.coms and non-profits. Sue transitioned to higher education and career advising in 2015 as the Associate Director of Student and Employer Engagement at Northwestern University’s Medill School. There she coached everyone from college students looking to build their first resume and LinkedIn profile when applying for internships and graduate school, to successful alumni looking to make a strategic career move.
       
Reena Suri Available?  Tuesday Coaching D
  Reena Suri is a speaker, trainer and coach. She helps teams and individuals get out of their own way and live the life of their dreams. She believes in walking the talk. Transformation and development comes naturally to her and that is what she extends to her clients. Reena’s passion and interest in Coaching and Development comes from her own life experiences. Her own transformation and growth speaks volumes of the power of therapy and coaching.
       
Ron Tevonian Available?  Coaching Monday mornings D P A
  Ron Tevonian works with clients to analyze and clarify job search goals and direction, as well as help with developing a clear "sales story" to make the client an attractive choice for the employer.
       
Tony Volpe Available?  Thursdays D P A
  Tony Volpe works with clients through various stages of transition, whether as a result of a recent downsizing, voluntary or involuntary departure, and with clients who remain employed but wish to enhance their growth at their current employer or pursue other career options. He seeks to understand each client's existing career situation and explore possible directions as appropriate, given personal values and financial needs.
       
Beth Williams Available?  Coaching Tuesday D P A
  Beth Williams works with clients ready to make career transitions from where they have been to where they want to go to align with their true passions and values.
       

Virtual Coaches  
Pat Arnold Available? Virtual Coaching D P A
  Fulfilling her passion to help others, Pat recently worked as an outplacement coach for managerial, executive and C-Suite clients impacted by corporate restructuring. Most were communications and marketing professionals. Pat is on the board of Male Mogul Initiative, volunteers with AARP Illinois, and serves as a marketing committee member for the workplace advocacy organization, Women Employed. She was named one of "100 Women Making a Difference" by Today's Chicago Woman, is a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, past vice president of the Chicago Association of Black Journalists and is the founding president of the Twin Cities Association of Black Journalists.
       
Susan Barbee Available? Virtual Coaching D P A
  Susan Barbee helps people see and seize new opportunities, love their work, and flourish. In her career, she has straddled HR and advising roles, always with an eye toward facilitating conversations to help people give their best and like what they do. As a coach, facilitator, and workshop leader, Susan approaches career changes like a marketing campaign. She guides people to find the thread that ties their stories together so they can convey their core value in an authentic branding statement. From this discovery process, clients find the confidence to take their brand to market and make a bigger impact.
       
Christine Bedalow Available? Virtual Coach D P A
  Christine is a Talent Acquisition Executive with over 17years of experience in full life-cycle recruitment, on-boarding, and leadership of departments. She has a diverse professional career covering an array of specialized areas after she completed a BS degree in Accounting from NIU and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is driven by challenge and innovative problem solving as well as building long term relationships and positively impacting the world.
       
Ann Brody Available? Coach - Virtual Coaching D P A
  Ann Brody, M.S.W. is the Principal of Career Solutions, Inc., with an office in Chicago. She is certified by The Highlands Company to offer their in-depth ability assessment and comprehensive career, education and life planning services. She has coached executive level virtual groups in job search strategy for The Five O'Clock Club, now called Get Five, a virtual outplacement service. In 2002, she was certified in executive and personal coaching by the College of Executive Coaching and provides Leadership and Peak Performance coaching to individuals and organizations.
       
Char Brown Available? Virtual Peer Group Leader- April 2019 Cohort D P A
  Char currently serves as the Virtual Services Peer Group facilitator for CTC. She is responsible for developing the Plan for Progress tool for clients and manages the database for CTC’s Workplace Solutions program
       
Jerry Donahue Available? Virtual Coaching- Feb 2019 Cohort D P A
  Jerry has more than 35 years of career service work in higher education, including the University of Michigan College of Engineering, Indiana University, Northwestern University, as well as Moraine Valley Community College, St. Norbert College, Canisius College and the University of Detroit. He has held career services posiitons for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers, SHRM, and several regional career consortia in New York, Wisconsin and Michigan.
       
Terri Flynn Available? Virtual Coaching D P A
  Terri Flynn is the owner of Tru4you (Tru4youcoaching.com) where she offers a creative approach to Life Skills and Career Coaching.  She has a diverse background in business ownership, consulting and account management in the areas of organization development, change management, facilitation, training, and sales.
       
Rebekah Kane Available? Virtual Coaching
  Rebekah is a certified life and career coach, specializing in Career and Life Transitions, and is principal coach and Founder of Tell a New Story Coaching. She has coached and trained hundreds of people, of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, through their unique job, career and life transitions. Rebekah's holistic approach empowers people to honor the “space in-between”, amidst challenging transitions in life and career, and walks clients through fears and the "stuck places" to be able to take action towards goals.
       
Sue Lawler Available? Virtual Coaching- June 2019 Cohort D
  Sue Lawler currently leads the Leadership Academy at Rush University Medical Center. In this role she oversees leadership development initiatives for administration and clinicians. She is available to coach on TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENINGS BY PHONE.
       
Kristen McCormack Available? Virtual Coaching; Workshop Facilitator: Refining Your Pitch D P A
  Kristen McCormack is a Public Sector Senior Consultant with Baker Tilly. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and has strong connections with Loyola University as a member of their Alumni Board and as a mentor for business students with a focus on career preparation and network building. Her specialties include creating short and long-term actionable career goals, resume development, interview preparation, and salary negotiation. Kristen's objective as a coach is to take into account each client’s practical desires for a position (i.e. salary, benefits, etc.) and to tie those with the personal values, passions and culture-fit they’re looking for in their next role.
       
Mike Mitchell Available? Virtual Coaching- April 2019 Cohort D P
  Mike is the President of Mitchell Innovation, where, for the past 17 years. He is a subject matter expert and consultant in the area of organizational innovation and innovation leadership for a variety of global clients.
       
Theresa Maria Napa Available? Virtual Coaching (Fearless Networking: A 3-session workshop series)
  “TM” is driven by her belief that self-awareness is a journey to one’s purpose and fulfillment – a road worth traveling. The "Fearless Networking" series helps clients work on what to say and optimizing their efforts, by identifying best networking practices and situations for you to maximize success.
       
Karin O'Connor Available? Virtual Coaching
  Karin is the Director of Innovation Consulting for Salesforce where she is responsible for articulating consumer engagement vision, assessing organizational change opportunities and developing business solutions. She has held leadership roles across Fortune 500 companies and start-ups and has worked as a consultant in support of global brands.
       
Diana Oye Available? Virtual Services Coach D P A
  Diana Oye is known for bringing focus, structure and planning to her work with clients - helping them achieve their goals faster.
       
Roberta Renaldy Available? Coach - Virtual Coaching D P A
  Bobbie is certified as an Executive Coach through the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, as a Career Management Fellow (CMF) through the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI) and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) through the Society for Human Resource Management.
       
Lisa Schuller Available? Virtual Coaching D P A
  Lisa is a SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified Human Resources professional who has partnered with operational leaders in multiple industries to solve their HR challenges and deliver strong HR services. Available for PHONE coaching sessions 6pm weeknights.
       
Kristin Sneeringer Available? Virtual Coaching
  Kristin takes a creative yet strategic approach to moving forward with personal development, health, career and relationship goals. In business, with an MBA in International Marketing and Finance (MBA IMF) and as a Certified Business Architect (CBA), she focuses on links between desired outcomes and the structures, processes, values and cultures designed, desired to reach them.
       
Kate Solis Silva Available? Virtual Coaching D P A
  Kate brings a decade of both corporate and nonprofit experience to her Career and Personal Development Coaching with CTC. Focused on providing holistic strategies for mission-driven professionals and those seeking to transition into more meaningful work, Kate empowers her clients to make their biggest impact by turning inward to take intentional action.
       
Sherry Woodry Available? Virtual Coaching
  Sherry provides leadership and team coaching, facilitation and training to business leaders and teams all over the world.  She leverages the breadth and depth of her experience to help leaders grow and execute organization results.  
       

Workshop Facilitators
Linda Blaschek Available?  Time Management for Search
  Linda Blaschek focuses on flexibility and adaptability. She helps clients recast their skill sets and education to make career changes. Linda also facilitates a Time Management workshop at CTC to help clients maximize effectiveness in their planning and execution of search-related activities.
       
Jim Boysen Available?  Workshop Facilitator - Building Skills #2 P A
  With 30 years as a corporate human resources professional and many years as a CTC coach and MOCK Interviewer, Jim Boysen is prepared to help you with almost any problem arising in your job search.
       
Howard Fox Available?  Webinar Facilitator: LinkedIn Accelerator
  Howard Fox assists clients through their career transition and transformation, and the discovery of new personal and professional possibilities.
       
Marty Gahbauer Available?  Mastering the Art of Informational Interviewing
  Marty Gahbauer is the Executive Director of the Weigand Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College. Previously, has the associate director of Employer Relations & Outreach at Loyola University of Chicago. Marty spent more than twenty years in the advertising and marketing industries with the majority of his career at Leo Burnett in account management.
       
Bo Golovan Available?  Intro/Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  Bo uses a “Whole Brain” approach to support job transition: Strategy and Empowerment This methodology helps develop effectiveness in the logical and rational tasks involved in a job search as well as the emotional and social aspects of such a transition.
       
Robert Gramillano Available?  Peer Group Facilitator
  Robert Gramillano applies a creative and innovative approach to coach and inspire people to live rich and fulfilling lives through exploration and action towards transformation. Robert facilitates a peer group session on Tuesdays starting mid-September 2019.
       
Susan Ibitz Available?  Workshop Facilitator - Face and Body Reading
  Susan Ibitz, of the Human Behavior Lab will provide participants with a blueprint for unlocking exciting and critical insights they can utilize in networking and interview scenarios. Susan’s work focuses on unlocking the science behind human behavior, micro-expression, body language, deception detection and more. Join us for this fascinating new workshop.
       
Anita Jenke Available?  Over 40 and Hired!
  Anita has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit management, workforce development, and fundraising. Anita has worked with and served on several nonprofit boards. She serves on the board of The Chicago Jobs Council. She is also a member of the MAO Advisory Committee at Adler School of Professional Psychology and the Career Education Advisory Council at Elmhurst College. She is the past president of the board of Woman Made Gallery.
       
Sharon Krohn Available?  Building Skills #4: Steps to An Awesome Interview
  Sharon is a Master Certified Coach (MCC). She helps her clients draw from their own experience, empowering and supporting them as they find clear direction for their careers. Sharon conducts executive search, organization consulting and coaching assignments across the business spectrum. She emphasizes the value of personal insight for her clients.
       
Colleen McFarland Available?  Purposeful Networking
  Colleen McFarland’s expertise is organizational change management. She works with leaders who appreciate the value of anticipating and preparing for the impact a business change will have on their customers and employees. She has seen the benefits of good change management on business outcomes and culture. Colleen is a huge advocate of networking and makes networking part of her every day. Being open to others, getting to know them, working to understand their point of view and learning from them is what she does.
       
Treasa Moran Available?  Financial Survival Skills During Transition
  Treasa Moran is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley and has worked both professionally and as a volunteer to help individuals with financial concerns to address everything from budgeting to emergency spending plans to making decisions about investments, insurance and negotiating severance and benefits packages.
       
Mike Munger Available?  Thursday Afternoon D P A
  Mike Munger has spent most of his career learning the hiring techniques and processes for a wide variety of organizations. He specializes in providing outstanding service to clients and candidates through careful job requirements analysis, resume formatting, interview preparation, and debrief and client management.
       
Hillary Murakami Available?  Workshop
  Strong Interest Trainer. My philosophy: People often have a diverse set of interests and so it can be difficult at times to choose a path with confidence. We tend to use the word ‘should’, when we discuss career objectives when in reality the word is ‘could’. Being honest with yourself and being open to possibilities/opportunities often leads to the best outcomes for our overall happiness.
       
Tom Murray Available?  Workshop Facilitator: Building SKills #1; Intro to Entrepreneurship
  Tom Murray was the Executive Director of Career Transitions Center from 1997- 2005. He recently retired as President of Severtsen Murray, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm that provided hospital construction, management and organization expertise to hospitals and their associated clinical specialties. Tom served as an Adjunct Professor at North Park University and held the psotion of President of the Institute for Entrpeneurship for six years. Tom holds a doctorate in Educational Adminstration from Loyola University.
       
Blanche Roberts Available?  Building Personal Resilience & Moving Through Change with Confidence
  Having personally experienced career transitions, planned and unplanned, Blanche Roberts' passion is to help clients discover how to thrive from their own career transition effort.
       
Libby Smoler Available?  Workshop Facilitator- Building Skills #3- Networking
  Libby has a strong background in marketing and brand management with such companies as Tyson Foods and Sears Holdings Corporation as well as experience in business development and sales within start-ups. She is focusing on career services in the next phase of her professional journey and serves as a Career Mentor for the Posse Foundation.
       
Ed Valentine Available?  Peer Group, CARS for Conversation
  Ed is the Owner and Principle Consultant for EA Valentine and Associates, a change management consulting firm. He has more than 20 years success working in higher education, telecommunications, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations.
       
Deb Wilson Available?  Intro to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  Deb Wilson is the Finance and Operations Director for CTC. She has held this position for six years and has also taught workshops for CTC Clients on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and served as a team leader at the “Finding Work without Losing Heart” annual retreat in 2017.
       
Jessica Worny Janicki Available?  Developing Your EQi
  Jessica loves helping people and organizations develop their talent. She works with clients to take their resumes to a higher level through advanced customization techniques at her “Resume Clinic” workshop. She also partners with coach Bo Golovan to help clients understand how emotional intelligence can be the secret to success, and teaches them how to develop it at workshops “Intro to EQi” and “Developing Your EQi.”