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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

Margaret Chan, Certified Executive and Career Coach & Resume Writer

Executive Coaching Certification (highest level), Columbia University
MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
BS (honors), New York University

Areas of expertise:

  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Insurance
  • Consumer Products
  • Consulting
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Non-profit Management

About me

I am a certified executive coach experienced with career transitions. With over 25 years in executive search of which 18 years were with Spencer Stuart and Korn Ferry, the global search firms, I was a trusted strategic advisor to hiring executives. I interviewed over 3,500 executives and assessed their resumes.

I understand the expectations of hiring executives and leverage this knowledge with my coaching clients. I am also a coach for the alumni of The Wharton School, Columbia Business School, and University of Pennsylvania. With experience in multiple industries and functions, I have coached clients ranging from recent graduates to C-suite executives, as well as women relaunching careers.

I have experience with self-assessments, target careers, resumes/LI profiles, career narratives, interview preparation, and support and confidence building. My clients appreciate my business acumen, strategic and practical approach, and warm personal style.

Career highlights

  • Alumni Executive and Career Coach - The Wharton School, Columbia Business School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA Executive Coach - The Leadership Lab, Columbia Business School
  • Client Relationship Manager/Consultant - Spencer Stuart
  • Principal - Korn Ferry
  • Marketing Director - Oppenheimer Funds
  • Head of New Products - Citibank
  • Associate Product Manager, General Foods

Affiliations

Margaret Chan

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

I work with mid- to senior-level executives, including those in the C-suite, to successfully navigate career transition.

My specialty is helping individuals to: see their strengths, create a career direction grounded in their capabilities, communicate their story effectively, and successfully maneuver through tactical challenges like effective networking and solid interviewing to execute on the changes they want to make.

As a former investment banker and strategy consultant, I’m familiar with executive demands and offer a strategic, yet precise approach. My generalist business training allows me to support clients from all industries. I’ve built several companies and advised many startups, so my expertise includes coaching executives through the launch and scale phases of building their own businesses. And, I’ve lived and worked abroad in 4 countries and speak 5 languages, so I’m also often sought out for ex-pat and relocation challenges.

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, Media and Presentation Coach

Columbia University — Columbia Business School
Columbia University — Graduate School of Journalism
University of 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