ProfilingPro Advisory Board (PAB)
“None of us is as smart as all of us.”
- Ken Blanchard
The ProfilingPro Advisory Board (PAB) members have been selected.
It is my pleasure to announce, with gratitude and enthusiasm, that I have the benefit of channeling the wisdom and contributions from the group of professional colleagues serving on our charter board of advisors. My goal is to garner input from this select group of colleagues to help drive the continuing success of ProfilingPro and its Associates. Each advisor brings specific commonalities, yet distinctive differences to the team of board members. Each expressed his/her interest in volunteering as a ProfilingPro advisor by submitting a candidate application form, demonstrating a willingness to commit to the vision of "Helping Others DISCover Their Potential" and conveyed an awareness that a person can become more successful by helping others succeed!
Our advisors are representative of all ProfilingPro Associates; associated with ProfilingPro as Certified Professional Behavioral Analysts, Authorized DISC Administrators, Behavioral Consultants, and Communication Style Professionals with a specialization in the career industry.
- Varying areas of expertise and business models,
- Different levels of DISC knowledge, experience and confidence,
- Unique communication preferences and behavior strengths (DISC styles).
The uniqueness of each person relates to all ProfilingPro Associates' and each shares the goal for acquiring enhanced professional development, business growth strategies, and ongoing success for self and clients.
"Leadership is having a vision, being able to articulate it so people around you can understand it, and getting consensus around a common vision."
- Steve Jobs
Meet our board
Joseph Roqueplot has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Economics. Joe brought his education and skills to JaneCo's Sensible Solutions, a national career advancement firm and parent company of ProfilingPro, in January of 2000. He is the son of owner, Jane Roqueplot.
Joe expertly works with the finances, ensuring the accuracy in all areas of accounting. He is consistently working on long-term budgets to ensure the financial success of JaneCo and its divisions, including the fiscal management of several independent contracting budgets and earned the sole responsibility of the successful oversight of one $475K project. He oversees the company's commitment to outside vendors, partnerships, and initiates appropriate new ventures.
When not involved with budgeting and investment strategies, Joe is a valuable member of the JaneCo team with his expertise and contributions on large projects within each of the business divisions of the company with his advanced technical skills. Joe's positive attitude, enthusiasm, and determination for achieving goals has been a major contributor for supporting the continuous growth and success of JaneCo's Sensible Solutions and its three business divisions. Joe is recognized for his high attention to detail that adds to the quality of services the company offers with his marketing skills and design talent.
Joe exhibits persistence in conducting research for discovery, validation and accuracy for the implementation of relevant application of information, materials and services. He applies his knowledge for current trends and innovative opportunities with valuable input for continuous improvement. With his drive and success in business education, involvement in and understanding of entrepreneurial practices, combined with his accomplishments as a former football standout, Joe's ambition has proven significantly important with the development and continuing growth of the ProfilingPro division of JaneCo's Sensible Solutions.
In addition to Joe's educational achievements, he acquires continuous education and professional development, and by becoming a Certified DISC Communication Consultant, he enjoys providing seminars and workshops on the Science of Human Behavior. His entrepreneurial spirit and never-ending energy, combined with his passion for healthy living was the impetus for him and his wife, Christy, becoming Wellness Advocates. This has given him the opportunity to teach others about essential oils for natural healing while helping others start their own businesses, as he incorporates the DISC concept into educating entrepreneurs to use the same methods for success that he has learned.
Kevin Tucker M.A., MCD, CCM, PHR
Kevin Tucker, Managing Director of Life and Career Transition Inc. brings nearly 20 years of career transition experience to the PAB board, along with being one of the founding members.
He guides executives, professionals, and those in transition to uncover and use their passions and strengths and follow a deeply enjoyable, meaningful, and profitable career journey. Simply put, one needs to ask themselves: what will my legacy be? His approach is always collaborative, helping the client strive to reach the growth and change that they desire. He blends the coaching principles from the International Coaching Federation (ICF); Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP); and finally, energy work, based on his Reiki training. He serves on the advisory boards of ProfilingPro and San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance, along with being a contributor to a USA Today Network publication, "Ask the Experts."
Kevin is associated with the International Coach Federation, holds Master Career Director and Credentialed Career Manager Certifications and HR certifications as an SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with being trained by the Coaches Training Institute. He has a MA in Human Resource Development & Management from Webster University and a BS in Management & Computer Information Systems from Park University.
Kevin has worked with a variety of clients as well as a Career Management Consultant for two of the nation's leading career outplacement firms and over seven years as one of the senior career coaches for CareerBuilder (one the largest online job portals).
Prior to coaching clients, Kevin spent 10 years in senior Human Resource roles, lastly, at The Home Depot, following a 20-year career in the United States Air Force where he held various leadership positions in healthcare and systems administration.
Beside his passion in helping others succeed through career transition coaching, he presents career transition and planning workshops for employees and job seekers plus serving transitioning military and veterans.
Kevin's company website: CareerTransitionDevelopment.com
LAURIE J. JAMES, MCD, CCELW, CDCC, CDP
Laurie J. James, has been writing and critiquing résumés professionally since 1986. She has worked with industry career professionals and job seekers all over the world. She opened Just Your Type, Inc. in 1986 to assist clients with technical writing and career coaching. In 2000, Laurie co-founded the Professional Résumé Writing and Research Association (PRWRA) to provide a venue for global career professionals to access educational, networking and personal/professional development opportunities in the careers industry. Since inception, the association has continued to grow from a résumé association to that of an innovative and comprehensive, multi-discipline career association embracing all types of career professionals from around the world. PRWRA rebranded to Career Directors International in 2005.
ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS: (First person in Louisiana to earn these credentials)
Certified Résumé Writer (CRW), Certified Expert Résumé Writer (CERW), Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC), Certified Career Research Professional, CCRP, Credentialed Career Master, CCM, Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW), International Job and Career Transition Coach (IJCTC), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Master Career Director (MCD), Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW), Certified DISCstyles Communications Consultant (CDCC), Certified DISC Practitioner.
● Toast of the Résumé Industry (TORI) International Award Winner for Leadership
● Keynote Speaker - 1st PRWRA Conference
● Keynote Speaker - 2nd Annual PRWRA Conference
● Keynote Speaker - R.L. Stevens & Associates at first company-wide meeting
● Spearheaded efforts to form VolunteersforCareers.com, a website where 800 career professionals from all over the globe volunteered their services with 6,000 free career services valued at more than $2 million to victims' families devastated by aftereffects of 9/11 terrorist attack on US
● Co-created Toast of the Résumé Industry (TORI) Awards
● Created/International Judge for TORI award nominations
● Co-created "International Update Your Résumé" Month
● Co-created “International Update Your References" Week
● Introduced several industry innovations including awards for members, various member benefits, multiple levels of credentialing, and opportunities for members in 19 countries to empower each other through collaborative efforts.
Laurie's company website: www.lauriejjames.com
Marcia Baker is a Certified Social Media Career Strategist, résumé writer, and interview coach who partners with individuals in career transition. As a business owner for the past 10 years, Marcia has provided a variety of career-related services, resources, and tools for federal and non-federal jobseekers. She has a passion for helping others fulfill their career goals; her success rate comes from providing personalized service and preparing compelling documents that capture attention.
A ProfilingPro Associate and DISC Administrator since 2005, Marcia is also an active member of The National Résumé Writers’ Association, currently serves on the association’s marketing committee and formerly served as the IT Chair on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of Career Directors International, where she has served on the education and conference committees.
Marcia’s résumés have been published in several career-related books and her writing talents are extended as a regular contributor to the NRWA’s biweekly newsletter. In addition to working one-on-one with clients, she conducts résumé workshops for nonprofit groups and résumé evaluations at job fairs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Norine Dagliano, NCRW, NCOPE
Norine Dagliano is the face and talent behind ekm Inspirations, the résumé writing, job search coaching, and training business she launched in 1999. A professional member of the career services industry for more than 30 years, Norine holds credentials as a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), and ProfilingPro DISC Administrator.
A sought-after trainer and presenter of resume, job search, interviewing, and career management tools and techniques, Norine is the developer and sole instructor of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program (WECPP), the premier training program of the National Resume Writers' Association, for new and experience writers. A key component of the WECPP includes an introduction to the DISC concepts and practical exercises to teach participants how they can use DISC in their own practices to develop clients' resumes and cover letters.
In addition to designing and delivering virtual training to colleagues and presenting at career services conferences around the country, Norine continues to work one-on-one with professionals in career transition by crafting custom resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and job search marketing letters. She also provides interview coaching and assistance with creating strategic job search plans.
An active member of the National Resume Writers' Association, Norine serves on the NRWA board, is a member of the NCRW grading team, and has taken an active role in mentoring and training other writers who wish to excel in the field. She also provides proofreading and editing services to the NRWA as well as resume-writing business owners and subcontractors.
Ron Gordon, Founder, and CEO of Gordon Training Systems, Inc., has more than 40 years' experience in the fitness industry. His career started in the YMCA as a part-time employee, supporting himself as he pursued his degree in education. This experience opened the door for Ron to be hired by the YMCA and, at age 28, he became one of the youngest and highest-paid YMCA Executive Directors in the country.
He quickly established a reputation for leading YMCA turnaround efforts, with a focus on marketing, team development, and the customer experience. Ron began using DISC assessments in 1982 and attributes much of his success in building effective relationships and strategic positioning on the DISC concept.
After 10 years with the YMCA, Ron left the organization to pursue his fitness and recreational interests. At age 34, he purchased and operated a big-box full-service health club and roller-skating complex. Then, during the great recession in 2008, he made a bold leap to Micro Gym entrepreneur and built a fitness training center to a six-figure profit in only eighteen months.
In 2010 he added a CrossFit gym, a Computrainer MultiRider training system, and a triathlon coaching business to his center. Gordon Training Systems Inc., and the 6-Figure Trainers program he created evolved out of a deep commitment to helping other gym owners and trainers, on all levels. Through the 6-Figure Trainers program, fitness professionals learn how to build a rewarding and profitable business during any economic conditions and do so without feeling like the business is their life.
Ron continued to use the DISC concept throughout his experience as an entrepreneur and after searching for additional education and support using the DISC reports, he was introduced to ProfilingPro through a recommendation from a ProfilingPro associate. Ron became an Authorized DISC Administrator and Behavioral Consultant with ProfilingPro in 2018 and was nominated and approved, in 2020, as a member of ProfilingPro's Advisory Board.
Susan Barens, MHRD
Susan Barens, with 25+ years of experience in strategic human resources development, has held roles where she'd led the design and delivery of development programs, executive and business performance coaching, and engagement strategies for organizations such as Spectrum, Wake Forest University School of Business, Duke Energy, and Sharonview Federal Credit Union. Through her deep consulting experience, she's advised and coaching organizations and individuals across all sectors ranging from academic and Fortune-level companies to the Intelligence Community, Department of State, and the White House.
Susan holds a master's degree in HR development from Clemson University and completed her undergraduate degree from Ursuline College in Ohio. In addition to holding various executive coaching, leadership development, and assessment certifications, Susan is passionate about democratizing the coaching process for people at every level. To avoid career darkness, she believes in holistic strategies that support the mental, physical, and spiritual components of success.
She resides in Fort Mill with her husband Ed and their furry dogs, Dodger and Annie. She has two adult children-a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Jaclyn.
Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP
Soozy G. Miller, is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, a Certified DISCstyle Communication and Behavioral Consultant, a Certified DISC Practitioner, a ProfilingPro Authorized DISC Administrator, a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers / Career Coaches (PARW/CC), and a recruiting consultant. More recently she was selected to serve as ProfilingPro's Virtual Career Coach.
With her vast experience in the recruiting industry, Soozy stays well-informed with the current hiring trends through her professional relationship with many recruiters. She is proficient in how the screening software (ATS) works for guiding resume writers, coaches, and clients in applying DISC principles and reports for the entire recruiting and hiring process. While creating clients' résumés, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and other marketing materials, word choices for showcasing soft skills are extracted from the clients' Communication Style and Behavioral Strengths DISC reports, and often includes other valuable innate traits and abilities from the additional versions of reports provided by ProfilingPro.
Soozy has worked with hundreds of job seekers worldwide and boasts a 99% client interview success rate. She works with clients to help them evaluate their leadership, communication, and soft skills to improve interviewing, and to better adapt to the new workplace, in addition to providing career exploration coaching for those in need of help with their career path selection.
Ellie Vargo, MRW, CCMC (Retired)
Ellie Vargo holds numerous professional credentials including Master Résumé Writer (MRW) and Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC). She earned a B.S. in Business Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and has taught business courses at the high school and adult vocational school levels.
Since establishing a successful independent careers practice in 1987, Ellie has helped thousands of job seekers leverage talents and strengths to secure rewarding positions across all industries. A ProfilingPro Associate and DISC Administrator since 2003, her resumes have been selected for publication in multiple books for job seekers and career services professionals.
She credits extensive personal job-search experience with preparing her for a career as a professional résumé writer. Initial careers as an executive assistant and high school business teacher exposed her to accounting and finance, manufacturing, sales, operations, human resources, law and education. Ellie continues to learn and grow, which keeps her fresh, vital and engaged. Her most recent credential, Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach, provides with an expanded toolkit for working with executives.
Having once held a job that she loved so much she would have done it for free, Ellie has a passion for empowering clients to think big and make the most of their talents, strengths and leadership abilities to build careers that fulfill purpose and passion. Ellie helps clients achieve the careers of their dreams by inspiring them to dream big, providing the resources and tools needed to take action, and offering encouragement and honest feedback needed to maintain positive momentum.
Ellie's company website: www.NoteworthyResume.com
Julie Walraven (Term Served)
Julie Walraven is a passionate career professional with a depth of understanding in resume writing, career marketing, online content development, and social media marketing. As a triple-certified professional résumé writer, Julie built her Design Resumes business and marketing to expand far beyond her Central Wisconsin office. Her clients and readers span the globe.
Resilient and resourceful, Julie found ways to use her interactive résumé writing business model when working with people continents away. By using technologies such as Zoom, Julie shares her screen and uses her interview style virtually to write resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, cover letters, executive bios, and more with the same level of interaction as with someone sits across the desk from her in Wausau.
Always teaching and coaching, Julie uses interactive sessions to explain and demonstrate new job search strategies, methods, and even conduct interview coaching using role-play.
Julie is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), and a Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM). In addition, she possesses the Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW) designation.
In 2019, Julie was honored to be selected as a member of the team of Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) judges for Career Director International's annual TORI competition.
In 2020, Julie was honored to be selected as a member of the ProfilingPro Advisory Board. As a ProfilingPro DISC Administrator, Julie provides DISC behavioral and communications assessments in all of her career services packages. The DISC assessments allow Julie to better understand her client and provide the critical kind of coaching needed by each individual client.
Julie's blog at Designresumes.com continually increases in readership. With 1200+ posts on the site about job search, résumé writing, interviews, and other career issues, Julie positioned herself as a career expert whose content and résumé samples are popular with job seekers globally. One topic she writes about regularly is attitude. From her experiences working with job seekers, she knows the challenge of keeping positive is critical to success in the job search. Attitude is one of the chief reasons people are not hired and is one of the top reasons for firing.
Julie teaches social media marketing strategies to job seekers and entrepreneurs. Julie's clientele includes a wide range of career professionals from new graduates and those returning to work to the top executive level client. She gears résumés to the specific needs of each client and uses investigative interviewing to find key contributions her clients accomplished in their career.
Prior to her sole focus on career marketing, Julie partnered Design Resumes with non-profit management. She provided administrative, marketing, accounting, fundraising, event management, and crisis management services to several area non-profits on annual contracts. In December 2009, Julie ended her last contract with Wausau Whitewater to focus solely on the career industry and expand market share and reach beyond Central Wisconsin. On a given day, Julie works with clients from multiple states and helps them on their career journey.
Julie's company website: DesignResumes.com
Karen McMahan, CPBA, JCTC (Retired)
Karen McMahan is a career consultant and independent business owner with 30+ years of experience in coaching executives, professionals, early career, and career transition clients. In 2015, after 26 years of owning and managing Do-It-Write, Inc., a career marketing firm, she decided to close her company and semi-retire. Karen focuses her coaching and writing efforts on career advancement, performance improvement, interview preparation, and résumé/cover letter development.
Clients have valued Karen's wealth and breadth of knowledge and skill in applying it to solve their "career puzzle." What drives Karen is helping clients uncover their passion, purpose, and plan and then developing the strategies and materials to help them achieve success as they define it. She is totally unafraid to challenge conventional thinking.
Karen's education in science (B.S. biology) and humanities (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Latin studies), combined with work experience in sales and the medical field prior to launching her coaching and résumé business, have served her clients well by helping rising stars and top talent realize their dreams, expand their influence, and achieve greater ROI.
In 2005, Karen earned her credential as a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and taught CPBA certification preparation courses for ProfilingPro. Karen has been a member of the ProfilingPro Advisory Board since its inception.
Specialties: career management, career development, executive coaching, job search coaching, career coaching, career brand, LinkedIn profile writing, behavioral-based interviewing, behavioral assessments.
Karen can be reached through LinkedIn and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeri Hird Dutcher, CPRW, CPCC, CEIP (Retired)
Jeri Hird Dutcher, President of Workwrite Resumes, brings 13 years of résumé writing experience to the ProfilingPro Board. Her writing career that began with a Bachelor of Arts in English spans newspaper reporting and editing, public relations, and career services. She founded Workwrite in 2005.
Jeri is a TORI-winning résumé writer with certifications in résumé writing, interview preparation, and job search coaching through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches. She is a member of the National Resume Writers Association and Career Directors International, also serving on the CDI Education Committee. She is a contributing author of Contagious Optimism.
An Authorized DISC Administrator since 2007, Jeri coaches job seekers through career decisions, job search strategies, interviewing, and salary negotiations. She specializes in professional- and management-level job seekers and career changers who are at once creative and technical. Her clients often remark on her ability to put their thoughts into words, her compassionate and knowledgeable support of their job search, and lighthearted approach to coaching.
"When I found Jane and DISC, the "who are you" part of my resumes came together more quickly and easily. I also appreciated knowing my client's styles so that I could adapt my approach to each one in our conversations and coaching sessions. In short, DISC has saved me time and improved my client contact. Thanks, Jane!"
Jeri Hird Dutcher, Workwrite Resumes
Maria Hebda, CCMC, CPRW (Retired)
Maria Hebda, is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with a BBA in Business. Since 1997, Maria has been and continues to be a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, National Association of Resume Writers’, Career Directors International, and Career Coach Academy. In addition, Maria became an authorized DISC Administrator and active member of ProfilingPro in 2004, providing her personal resume writing clients with behavioral analysis assessment materials to help them learn which unique values their behavioral style brings to the workplace—and how they can utilize this information to communicate it to appropriate hiring authorities.
As a credentialed career professional, Maria truly understands the benefits and value she can provide her clients and has been leading individuals to career success since 1997. After a few short years in business, she realized that the public really was not aware of “certified” career professionals, its industry, or the true value and benefit of working with a credentialed career coach or resume writer. Maria’s realization of the need for a comprehensive resource for those who want to take their career to the next level is what inspired her to make this resource a reality.
Educating the public about credentialed career professionals and the “careers” industry overall to deepen their understanding about the value and benefits of working with certified career professionals and provide the public with additional informational resources to help people achieve their career goals was the need Maria wanted to meet, which she did.
Maria launched CertifiedCareerCoaches.com and CertifiedResumeWriters.com—the first and only exclusive websites of its kind in 2001 and has brought them together under one roof and recognized as “THE CAREER EXPERTS” in 2012.
In efforts to support her peers, Maria continues to build the network of THE CAREER EXPERTS to cater to the needs of people who are seeking career expert advice and professional career services for career advancement by connecting them with certified career coaching and resume writing experts who can meet their specific career service needs.
Michael S. Levy, USAF Retired, CPBA (Retired)
Michael S. Levy has more than 25 years of combined expertise in Leadership and Management positions, with 20 of those years serving in the U.S. Air Force at various continental U.S. and oversea locations. His final tour was a classified location where he held a Top Secret Security Clearance.
After retirement from the service he entered the civilian sector and experimented in different types of occupations that included Financial Advisor, College Level Adjunct Teaching and Public School Substitute Teaching. Two years later Michael accepted an offer as a Career Advisor for a privately-owned corporation. He assisted hundreds of mid and upper level clients achieve meaningful employment through job skill development and preparation.
Relocating back to the East Coast; Michael decided to start his own Employment Coaching and Resume Writing business. His company offered organizational training using the sophisticated DISC profile tool. He also offered professional resumes and job skills necessary to land the right job. He stayed in employment services as a workforce manager working with the state employment agency and a regional manager with a state disability job services contract vendor.
Michael's longevity in job services has been extremely rewarding and he decided to take his skills and passion for business to a new level. His personal life provided him the opportunity to create a start-up background screening services company. Verify Network, LLC is his Tampa, FL based company that provides small company customer service while offering large company products. His company has a lot of benefits that puts it ahead of the competition. Powered by Background Screeners of America, a national leading on-line screening service company, he provides clients the most accurate and efficient background screening ordering system at cost effective pricing. It is the only provider offering the Defender Series packages customized for any particular company. Clients can elect to run reports themselves or have Michael's staff handle the busy work.
As a Certified Professional Behavorial Analyst, Michael continues to provide seminars and workshops to organizations using the DISC model. His Company is FCRA compliant and provides clients with all the forms and guidance necessary in hiring.
Michael's company website: www.verifynetwork.com
Sari Neudorf, CPRW, CEIC, CPBA (Multiple Terms Served)
Sari Neudorf founded SDN Consulting in 2006, resulting from the experience she had assisting colleagues and friends with their résumés and interviewing tips to successfully get hired.
Her ability to decode a client’s work history by asking questions to uncover transferable skills necessary to convey value on paper and during interviews comes from insights gleaned from their DISC results and firsthand experience in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, where she held numerous positions, beginning as a sales representative and working her way up to a district manager with multiple responsibilities. Before embarking on her career in medical sales, she taught in the St. Louis County school system and still holds a teaching certificate in the state of Missouri.
Sari’s credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), and Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA).
She is a past board member of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches, Career Development International, and ProfilingPro.
She continues her ongoing education in an ever-evolving industry and her mission is to assist others in identifying their strengths and achieving their career goals.
Wendy Haylett, CPRW, CPBA (Retired)
Wendy Haylett has an extensive professional and personal writing background, as a resume writer and member of the PARWCC since 1985, and as a freelance writer, poet, and blogger. Her professional writing assignments include marketing content, sales collateral, biographies, artist statements, newsletter articles, organizational blogs and promotions, and thousands of resumes, spanning all industries and professional levels.
Resume specialty areas-with significant experience in senior management and executive (C-level) resumes-include information technology/information management, engineering/sales engineering, healthcare, science, manufacturing, operations, sales/business development, marketing, engagement/practice management, project/program management, arts, media/broadcasting, corporate communications, public/community relations, and not-for profit.
Prior to her career as a resume writer, Wendy worked in television broadcasting, as a F.C.C. First Class Engineer and Production Director for WJW in Cleveland, Ohio and WOKR (currently WHAM) in Rochester, New York. In the transition between broadcasting and resume writing, she was a Writing Center Coordinator and Writing Tutor at the State University of New York Empire State College.
Wendy is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and an Authorized DISC Administrator / Behavioral Consultant. She is enrolled in the Resume Writing Academy (Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark), preparing for the Academy Certified Resume Writer credential. She is a member of Career Directors International, The National Resume Writers' Association, and the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches.
"Jane, Thank you for encouragement and continued support! Keep being the best there is in client support and service!"
Bernie Noel, CARW, CJSS (Retired)
Bernie Noel is a Certified Advanced Résumé Writer (CARW) and Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS) with a Master’s in Counseling and focus on Career Counseling. He is a member of Career Directors International and The National Résumé Writers Association, as well as an Associate with the Career Thought Leaders.
Bernie has been active in the careers industry more than 25 years. His experience encompasses President of an Executive Recruiting firm for 10 years, Senior Consultant for a Career Marketing firm, and two years as a Career Consultant with Right Management and Career Curve.
Earlier in his career, Bernie worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) for five years in a state and federal program that served clients with emotional or physical disabilities. In this role, he researched, purchased, administered and evaluated multiple assessment tools to guide his clients.
Over the last 8 years, Bernie successfully launched and currently manages a résumé-writing and career-coaching firm, Career Mentors, LLC; joined the ProfilingPro team of Associates and DISC Administrators, and began working as a contract résumé writer for The Ladders. Bernie’s next project is to earn the Certified Career Management Coach credential through The Academies, which he began May 6, 2013.
Donald R. Blum, Ph.D. (Term Served)
Donald R. Blum, Ph.D. (Don) is CEO and Principal Consultant at Blum & Associates, LLC. Don's experience is a blend of two-careers. His first was 31 years in Human Resources with a leading Fortune 5 automotive manufacturer, and his second career is HR Consulting, University Teaching, Resume Writing & Career Coaching.
For 20+ years Don successfully held Management positions in HR at the Corporate, Division, and Operations level of manufacturing companies where he successfully led Global HR Strategies from concept through implementation of large-scale transformations and restructuring efforts. Don managed, developed, and implemented a full-range of HR policies and programs, and held leadership positions as Director of Human Resources; Division Manager-Education and Training; Manager-Learning Development and Performance Management; Manager-Employee Development Systems and Processes; Senior Labor Relations Representative and Senior Performance Consultant.
After retiring, Don established Blum & Associates, LLC, specializing in Career Marketing Strategies and Organizational Consulting. Blum & Associates works with job seekers, global OEMs, global Tier 1 automotive manufacturers, non-automotive manufacturers, county government, residential construction contractors, academia, retailers, and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Blum earned a Ph.D. - Business Administration, M.S.A. - Human Resources, and B.B.A. - Marketing. In addition, he completed a One-Year Advanced Program in Organizational Development. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional, Certified Performance Technologist, Magnetize Your Federal Resume Certified Writer, and Certified "Expert Contributor." In addition, he is a Certified: College Recruiter, Manufacturing Supervisor Selection Assessor, Instructor & Consultant Assessment Assessor, Master of Managed Change and Change Master.
In 2010, Dr. Blum joined a local university as Adjunct Professor for their M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. Programs, where he continues to teach several Graduate Level courses in Human Resources. In 2015, Don was recruited by a second university, where he taught Human Resource courses in their Graduate Studies Program.
In 2020, Don was inducted into the "Who's Who of Business Professionals." Blum & Associates received the 2020 Business "Hall of Fame Award" for Professional Resume Writing for the 4th Consecutive Year.
Dr. Blum became a DISC Administrator and Behavioral Consultant in 2021.