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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

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

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

Trish McGrath, Certified Career Transition Coach, Executive Bio and Resume WriterBA

Latin American Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Areas of expertise:

  • Operations
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Insurance
  • IT and Software Development
  • Human Resources
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Training and Development
  • Sales and Marketing

About me

I am a Certified Career Transition Coach and MBTI practitioner who helps professionals across industries build careers they find personally and financially rewarding. Specializing in overcoming employment barriers, I apply a solutions-based approach to coaching for career advancement and redirection.

Using quantified career accomplishments to articulate the value they offer an organization, I strategically position people for their next role. From career goal setting through interview prep and job search planning, I make sure that my clients are prepared for success.

Applying 20+ years of experience gained in private practice, university career counseling and corporate hiring, I guide my clients through the career transition process, providing support, structure and objective advice. In addition to working one-on-one with private coaching clients, I lead LinkedIn training and job search workshops at local libraries, chambers of commerce and universities.

Career highlights

  • Assistant Director of Career Services – Eastern Connecticut State University
  • LinkedIn Trainer, Resume and Job Search Workshop Facilitator – Simsbury Public Library
  • Resume Writer – University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center
  • Military to Civilian Career Advisor – Central Connecticut State University Veterans Center
  • Going Places Instructor – Dress for Success

Affiliations

Trish McGrath

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