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Laura Hill, Executive Coach

MBA Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU
BBA Marketing, McCombs School of Business,
University of Texas at Austin

Areas of expertise:

  • Startups
  • Financial Services (Banking, Insurance, Investments)
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Technology
  • Senior Level Executives

About me

I help professionals optimize their careers through personal assessment, strategic planning, effective job search, and especially resume and cover letter assistance. My clients include C-suite executives, MBAs from top business schools, Wall Street professionals, and entrepreneurial leaders.

My career experience includes an 8-year banking career with JPMorgan Chase; 10 years as an executive recruiter; and 17 years as a certified career/outplacement coach. I received an MBA in Finance from New York University - Stern and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas. My work has been published in The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and I have been a featured career expert on CNBC, The Wall Street Journal Report With Maria Bartiromo, and MSNBC.

Career Highlights

  • Vice President – JPMorgan Chase
  • Principal – Careers in Motion LLC
  • Managing Director – Crenshaw Associates
  • Vice President Human Capital – MobileSpring Inc.
  • Associate – Korn/Ferry International
  • Resume Writer and Executive Coach - Ivy Exec

Affiliations

Laura Hill

Liz Colodny, Executive Coach & Resume Writer

MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
BA, University of Chicago

Areas of expertise:

  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing/Supply Chain
  • Professional Services
  • Non-profit Management
  • Human Resources Management

About me

I launched my career in HR developing and executing graduate and undergraduate campus recruitment programs from the most selective schools in the country, then led assessment and selection for mid-career and senior level talent in many different industries. I’ve also recruited senior executives for a global leader in retained executive search.

As a career coach, I’ve assisted hundreds of individuals (in virtually every sector and function) to gain confidence and become more effective at identifying and marketing their strengths. I’m a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

As an entrepreneur and HR Consultant, I understand first-hand the challenge of tackling difficult objectives and embracing change.

Career Highlights

  • Career Coach – Vault.com Career Services and Right Management
  • Vice President, Staffing – Citibank
  • Director Human Resources – Towers Perrin
  • Vice President, Staffing – Chemical Bank
  • Staffing Manager – PepsiCo
  • Resume Writer and Executive Coach - Ivy Exec

Affiliations

Liz Colodny

Johanna Baum, Executive Coach & Resume Writer

Ed.M, Counseling Psychology, Columbia University
MA, Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of expertise:

  • Legal
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing

About me

Over the last decade, Johanna has helped many people, from Fortune 500 executives to recent college graduates, transition to the next phase of their professional development. Johanna helps both professionals and students identify and communicate their unique skills and talents and create action plans that effectively position them to achieve their career and/or academic objectives.

At Lehman Brothers and Barclays, Johanna partnered with sales, trading and research analysts and their managers to increase productivity, address performance feedback, strengthen working relationships, and improve communications.

At Right Management Consultants, Johanna worked with executive clients on all aspects of the career transition process including, branding, resume writing and communications, as manager of the Key Executive Service program.

A Certified Professional Resume Writer, Johanna graduated from Dartmouth College and has an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University.

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Vice President - Barclays Capital
  • Program Manager – Key Executive Services, Right Management
  • Career Advisor - Columbia University
  • Executive Coach - Objective Insight College & Career Counseling
  • Resume Writer and Executive Coach - Ivy Exec

Affiliations

Kristi Ringen

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:

  • 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

Donna Sweidan, Executive Coach & Resume Writer

MA, Counseling Psychology,
New York University Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Areas of expertise:

  • Financial Services
  • Nonprofit Sector
  • Media & Communications
  • HR & Change Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Sales & Marketing

About me

By the time I finished college I knew I wanted to be a career coach. After 25+ years, I have honed a unique blend of executive, career and life coaching, supported by masters-level and institute training in psychology. Through this lens, I take my clients on a journey from soul search to clarity, confidence and concrete goals. I was voted one of the top 25 career coaches and resume writers online by Careertoolkit.com in 2016. I have lived on 3 continents and worked with 2000+ professionals on 6 continents across the globe.

In my process, I guide clients through in-depth self-exploration, and help them to get unstuck by identifying their internal barriers to success and the actions they need to take to overcome them. My client consistently appreciate my ability to quickly identify what is at the core of their paralysis or value proposition. Whether it’s helping my clients tackle these challenges, or integrate a core strength into a coherent career platform and promotional document, I am an astute listener and supportive guide and partner who dives in quickly and is able to extract the essence of what is required. Over the years, I have been quoted in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, International Business Times, and Fortune.com. I have also been featured on CNN and as job search and resume expert on the NYTV series “Job Hunt.”

I am a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Counseling from New York University. Before coming to live in the US, I received a BA in Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand, and a BA, Honors in Applied Psychology from Rand University, both in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Career highlights

  • Published interview in Forbes 10 things you should know about Career Coaching
  • Job Search & Resume Expert on NYTV “Jobhunt” Series
  • Founding Director, The New School’s Office of Career Development
  • Keynote Speaker, New York State Career Development Association Conference
  • Career Coach, DBM Outplacement Services
  • International Career Coach, REA Career Services
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University
  • Career Development Specialist Network, Board Member

Affiliations

Donna Sweidan