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Woody Hancock, Executive Coach & Resume Writer

MBA, Harvard Business School
BA, Johns Hopkins University

Areas of expertise:

  • Investment Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Investment Research
  • Asset Management
  • Private Equity
  • Commercial Banking
  • Management Consulting
  • Private Wealth Management

About me

I work with college and graduate students interested in careers in finance, as well as professionals with backgrounds across a broad spectrum of financial services who are looking either for their next career challenge in the field or to make an effective transition out of it. I provide resume and cover letter writing assistance along with counseling, helping clients develop effective job search techniques, including networking and interviewing tips.

My career expertise includes 25 years of investment banking in several areas with major and boutique Wall Street firms including UBS and Credit Suisse, along with 6 years in financial services executive search and career counseling.

I received a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in History from Johns Hopkins University. I am a member of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and a fundraiser for Harvard University as well as for my high school.

Career highlights

  • Managing Director – Bushkin Associates
  • Vice President, Investment Banking – UBS
  • Vice President, Investment Banking – Kidder, Peabody & Co, Inc.
  • Associate - Credit Suisse
  • Executive Coach - Ivy Exec

Affiliations

Woody Hancock

Nancy Ancowitz, PCC

Presentation & Career Coach
BS, Communication, Boston University School of Communication
Graduate studies, New York University Stern School of Business

Areas of expertise:

  • Network
  • Personal branding
  • Presentation skills
  • Interview skills
  • Career advancement for introverts
  • Business writing (e.g., cover letters, pitch letters)

About me

Nancy Ancowitz is a presentation and career coach and author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®. Nancy helps clients—introverts and extroverts alike—with vital career-building and leadership skills.

She teaches public speaking, business writing, and career advancement at New York University. Nancy spent 12 years on Wall Street, where she was recognized for running marketing programs for a multibillion-dollar business as a vice president at JP Morgan Chase & Co; before that, at Citibank, she received an outstanding achievement award for her marketing proposal innovations for international client organizations. Earlier in her career, Nancy applied her business savvy and creativity as a jewelry designer, with clients including Nordstrom and Henri Bendel.

Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Nancy holds a BS in Communication from Boston University and she did graduate work at the NYU Stern School of Business. She is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach.

Affiliations

Nancy Ancowitz

Belma McCaffrey, Career and Leadership Coach

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse, Baruch College, NeuroLeadership Institute, GroupM, Conde Nast, Associated Press, Dreamers & Doers

Areas of expertise:

  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Learning + Development
  • Emotional / mental wellbeing

About me

Belma McCaffrey is a career and leadership coach on a mission to redefine work and challenge the status quo so that work is a vehicle for impact and living a better life.

She brings empathy, connection and a strategic mindset to her clients where she supports them with identifying the right opportunities and then developing the most strategic way to land those opportunities.

Prior to becoming a coach, Belma spent 10+ years in business development and strategy roles at companies like the Associated Press, GroupM, and Conde Nast. She also runs her own coaching platform and community, Work Bigger.

Belma has a B.A. in political science and public relations from Syracuse University, an M.B.A. in marketing from Baruch College, and is receiving her coaching certification with the NeuroLeadership Institute where she applies foundations in neuroscience to her leadership and career coaching.

Career highlights

  • B.A. in Political Science and Public Relations from Syracuse University, SI Newhouse School of Communications
  • MBA in Marketing from Baruch College
  • Brain Based Coaching Certificate from Neuroleadership Institute (will receive this in November)
  • Newhouse 44 - alumni group, Board Member (2015-2017) and mentor
  • Dreamers & Doers, Founding Member

Affiliations

Belma McCaffrey

Avery Roth, Career Change Coach

BA, International Business, Colby College

Areas of expertise:

  • Senior Executive and C-Suite Clients
  • Career Change (Voluntary or Structural)
  • Mindset Challenges (Anxiety, Perfectionism, Fear, etc.)
  • Transitions (New life phase, Change in priorities, Geographical change, etc.)
  • Overcoming Bias (Age, Gender, Immigration, Workforce re-entry, etc.)
  • Industry-agnostic with direct work experience in Financial Services / Consulting / Startups

About me

Avery Roth is an Executive Coach whose expertise is mindset work and meditation as tools for overcoming internal blocks and achieving fulfillment.

She is a former investment banker, strategy consultant, and start-up founder and is prized by her clients for bridging their comfort zone of the business world to the growth edge of becoming comfortable managing internal dynamics. She combines her proprietary strategy frameworks and sharp business chops with tools such as mindfulness, meditation, brain-based coaching, and loving-kindness to guide clients to major breakthroughs resulting in career fulfillment.

She has been a featured speaker and writer with organizations such as Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, and Harvard University, and offers coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations through Ivy Exec and her private practice.

Career highlights

  • Only female intern on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) when it was still entirely an open outcry system
  • Youngest VP at Lehman Brothers, age 25, responsible for some of the bank’s top hedge fund clients
  • Co-managed a global investment fund during the financial crisis
  • Sabbatical as photography student in Paris (lots of Tarte Tatin)
  • Built strategy consulting firm for startups with revenue of $200k+ in year-1 and a team of 6
  • Approached by professional contact / IBM executive for first career change coaching engagement and subsequently built a successful private coaching practice

Affiliations

Avery Roth

Sarah Johnston, Career and Interview Coach

B.A. in Speech Communications
University of Georgia
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership
University of Georgia
Institute for Leadership Advancemen

Areas of expertise:

  • Interview coaching to non-native US job seekers
  • Healthcare (Clinical and Administrative)
  • Non-profit
  • Sales
  • Operations/Supply Chain
  • Marketing

About me

Sarah Johnston is a former corporate recruiter and industry "insider" who got tired of seeing talented high-achievers get passed over for opportunities because they did not have the right marketing documents or know how to position themselves in interviews.

She has had the privilege of helping job seekers land jobs at top startups and employers like Google, Medtronic and KPMG. She's been featured in Inc, Forbes, Business Insider and more and was named one of the Top Job Search Coaches to Follow in 2019 by JobScan.

Career highlights

  • JobScan “Top to Follow” Career Expert on LinkedIn
  • Founding Board Member, Young Friends of Forest Park, St. Louis
  • Successfully landed the largest cash gift in school’s history as a major gift fundraiser
  • Keynote Speaker, Ohio State University’s “LAUNCH” for seniors

Affiliations

Sarah Johnston

Kimberly Milligan, Career Consultant, Resume Writer and Branding Specialist

BA, Xavier University - History and Psychology Studies
AA, Miami University – Humanities

Areas of expertise:

  • Entry Level to C-Suite Executives
  • Career Transition, Interview Coaching
  • Networking, Social Media
  • Medical/ Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical
  • Government
  • Entertainment
  • Finance /Marketing & Sales
  • IT and Software Development
  • Manufacturing/Supply Chain

About me

I have extensive experience in professional resume writing and career consulting for all levels and all industries from entry level to C-suite executives. I relate to people from diverse backgrounds and industries helping them navigate through challenging career transitions to landing their dream jobs. I have assisted 1000+ clients ranging the gamut from photographers to doctors and CEOs.

I enjoy helping clients identify their strengths and passions to drive them toward new and exciting career paths. I have been described as insightful, creative, and thorough in my customized approach to resume writing and personal branding.

My professional business background includes Human Resource talent acquisition, recruiting and corporate event planning. In addition, I have worked in environment engineering, construction, government, financial services, and wealth planning. I am also passionate about music, fine arts, medicine, health and wellness, yoga and traveling.

Career highlights

  • Professional Branding Specialist – Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Recruiter – Townsend Recruiting
  • Career Coach/Resume Writer – Consultant
  • Client Services – Drake Beam Morin
  • I have worked with clients from JP Morgan, Pfizer, Cardinal Health, and General Motors to CIA, Discovery Channel and many more Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 companies.

Affiliations

Kimberly Milligan

Victoria Ramanauskas, Award Winning Resume Writer and Branding Specialist

BA, Richmond, The American International University in London - Communications Advancement

Areas of expertise:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Big Data Analytics/Research
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Clinical, Allied, and Administrative Healthcare
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Military & Federal Government

About me

Victoria Ramanauskas is an award-winning professional with 17 years of professional resume writing, career/interview preparation coaching, and recruiting experience. She began her career as a Recruiter and sole Professional Resume Writer for a small boutique staffing agency in New Jersey before moving to Florida. In Florida, Victoria succeeded in her new role as Director of Student Services and Career Services Assistant Director at the American Institute. In those roles, she managed all of the career advancement programs offered to graduates to ensure gainful employment. The student service programs included On-Site Job Fairs, Interview Coaching, Resume Writing, Job Search Strategy Approaches, and Job Performance Etiquette.

In 2013, Victoria left American Institute to start Bridgemore Resume Design to offer resources to professionals needing assistance with their resumes, cover letters, post-interview thank you letters, LinkedIn profiles, and interviewing skills. Since starting Bridgemore Resume Design in 2013, Victoria has won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and Service in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. As a resume writing generalist, her range of resume writing experience includes clients that are recent college graduates to C-suite Executives in a multitude of industries.

Victoria is a strong collaborator with her clients and is passionate about helping professionals achieve their life and career goals. Furthermore, she is often recognized for her strong work ethic, integrity, and high level of personal initiative.

Career highlights

  • Recruiter & Professional Resume Writer – Baron Personnel Services, LLC
  • Director of Student Services / Career Services Assistant Director – The American Institute
  • Professional Resume Writer & Coach – Bridgemore Resume Design, LLC
  • Professional Resume Writer – Ivy Exec

Affiliations

Victoria Ramanauskas

Sally Sherry, Interview and Presentation Coach

Columbia University — Columbia Business School
Columbia University — Graduate School of Journalism
University of California San Diego — Political Science, Economics

Areas of expertise:

  • Interview Preparation
  • Presentation Training
  • Media Training
  • Social Media Training

About me

"My passion is helping people powerfully communicate resonant and memorable messages with credibility and confidence in job interviews, media interviews and presentations.”

Sally Sherry, a strategic communications specialist, provides trusted counsel to executives, experts and other leaders in the public spotlight. As one of the industry’s top media and presentation coaches, Ms. Sherry is particularly skilled at enhancing her clients’ natural delivery style and maximizing their ability to powerfully deliver key messages.

Ms. Sherry advises Fortune 500 clients across the country and was an award winning anchor and reporter for network affiliates ABC, NBC and CBS, and appeared frequently on CNN. Her breadth of experience spanning both corporate and media environments enables her to share with her clients a real-world perspective and exceptional practical insights.

Ms. Sherry earned an MBA, Masters in Journalism and a Certificate in Economics and Business Journalism from Columbia University.

Affiliations

Sally Sherry

Bonnie Halpern, Resume and LinkedIn Profile Writer

MBA, Columbia Business School – Marketing and Finance
MIA, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs – International Affairs
BA, Vassar College – Political Science / International Affairs (major), French (minor)
Junior Year Abroad in France
Certifications: Corporate Training (NYU), Digital Marketing (NYU), Myers Briggs Type Inventory

Areas of expertise:

  • Classic and digital marketing
  • Financial services
  • Personal branding and positioning
  • Social media content
  • Wide range of fields – corporate, banking, legal, retail, consulting, non-profit
  • Foreign nationals’ resumes
  • Consulting
  • Hiring process from new MBAs to senior executives
  • Strategies for addressing ageism

About me

I am a personal branding consultant focused on helping people define who they are in the workplace, differentiate themselves from others in their field and position themselves to their targeted audience. My branding services include writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles across a wide range of fields including corporate, banking, legal, retail, consulting and non-profit. I am adept at and enjoy helping foreign nationals convert their resumes to an American style.

My approach is based on sound classic & social media marketing principles gained from 25+ years of experience in marketing financial services for Citibank and MasterCard, consulting for American Express and managing social media for various professional associations.

As a Vice President at Citibank I recruited talented MBAs from top business schools and participated in hiring mid-level to senior executives. I think I reviewed about 1000 resumes during my career.

Career highlights

  • Marketing Consultant, Halpern Marketing; major client American Express
  • Columbia Business School Alumni Club New York, Manager of social media function and Chairperson of Artificial Intelligence Committee
  • Financial Women’s Association, Manager of content for Facebook business page
  • VP Marketing, Citibank Credit Card Division
  • VP Citibank, Cross-Organization Activities / Liaison between Cards and Retail Divisions
  • VP Marketing MasterCard International, Director of Debit Card Marketing
  • VP Marketing Citibank Retail Bank, Regional Marketing Director Lower Manhattan

Shera Sever, Executive Coach, Career Consultant, Resume Writer and Branding Specialist

MS. Organizational Leadership, California State University- East Bay
B. A, Sociology, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana
Certifications: Career/Life Transition Coach (San Diego); OnLine Teaching & E-Learning) (Cal State U

Areas of expertise:

  • Leadership: C-Suite to Front Line
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement
  • Talent Management- Onboarding
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Board Advisory- Non-Profit Management
  • Communications Management
  • Learning & Development; ELearning
  • Broad-based industry experience: Finance, IT, Pharma, Real Estate, Retail, Hospitality, Edutainment, Higher Education, Social Enterprise; Start-Ups, Non-Profit Management, Public Agencies

About me

Shera Sever is an executive coach and organizational development consultant who has been leading organizational and personal transformation for the past 20 years for business and community leaders.

In her OD consulting, she specializes in aligning leadership, culture, strategy, and communications, and has designed and facilitated hundreds of award-winning trainings and seminars for Fortune 500 companies, universities, and non-profit community-based organizations.

Her executive coaching and resumes have positioned hundreds of CEO’s, senior, and mid-career professionals in careers and businesses in alignment with their purpose, values, and passions. Shera offers her coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations through Ivy Exec and her private practice.

Career highlights

  • Human Resources Sr. Partner: Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit
  • Change Management/Communications- Visa
  • Diversity & Inclusion Consultant: JFK University & Diversity Training University International
  • Leadership Development Consultant-Flex
  • Faculty (Leadership & Communications): UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University
  • Marketing/Business Development-McGraw Hill Publishers Higher Ed
  • Career Consultant and Resume Writer- multiple organizations
  • Executive Coach- Ivy Exec

Affiliations

Shera Sever