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Selecting a Career Coach

As a Spartan you already know that great coaches make championship teams. Imagine what your career could look like with the right coach on your team. Investing in a career coach could help you attain your career goals.

We've made it easy for you to find and hire a coach who understands your needs. Each career coach listed below has demonstrated the following things:

  • Their support for Michigan State University and desire to help fellow Spartans
  • Knowledge of relevant career coaching practices
  • Proven results in helping clients obtain their desired outcomes
  • A commitment to providing ethical and timely services via long-distance coaching, or in-person when appropriate

Learn more about the coaches listed below and contact one of them directly today.


LAURA M. LABOVICH, MLRHR, CMRW, CPBS, JCTC, Guild Certified Five O’Clock Club Coach. National job search expert and best-selling author with a proven methodology for helping job seekers get unstuck & land a job faster! EXPERTISE: Career Management/Job Search for individuals with focused career goals.  CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY LAURA IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

LISA DIETLIN, M.A. Author, philanthropy expert/advisor, coach, TV/Radio personality. Lisa coaches people to achieve their goals through her methodology of simply doing three things a day! You will be amazed at the results. EXPERTISE: Philanthropy/Nonprofit sector; Women in Leadership; Goal setting for individuals with undecided career goals.  CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY LISA IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

KAREN J. REIFF, ACRW, LPC. The Resume Strategist! Professional Resume Writer | Career Counselor | Resume Writing | Career Coaching | Interview Prep | Personal Branding – Brand Your Ambition! EXPERTISE: Career Management/Job Search for individuals with focused career goals. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY KAREN IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

BILL HOLLAND, PhD. Bill is an award winning college professor, business executive and author. Using proprietary intellectual property from his four books on career management, Dr. Holland has helped hundreds of clients find career prosperity. EXPERTISE: Parents of College bound/college-aged kids. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY BILL IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

SHANNON BRADFORD, M.A. Secret Weapon Coach, Rich Career Nation. Shannon helps experienced professionals who aren’t happy in their work create a rich career strategy and action plan for their ideal career path. EXPERTISE: Mid to upper level professionals; career strategy for those with focused or unfocused career goals. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY SHANNON IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

BRAD WATERS, MSW. Career coach-consultant for creatives, introverts, corporate career changers and nontraditional job seekers. Blogger for Psychology Today. EXPERTISE: LGBTQ; Creatives; Millennials; career transition for individuals with undecided career goals. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY BRAD IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

MARVA L. GOLDSMITH, MPA, CPBS: Left-Brain Logic (engineer) + Right-Brain Creativity = Results-Driven Coaching.  Certified Image Consultant, Leadership Coach and Brand Strategist. Author: Re-Branding Yourself After Age 50. EXPERTISE: Executives, Business Leaders. Entrepreneurs; Mid-Career and Executive Transitions; Personal Branding. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY MARVA IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

DIANE RING, B.A., CPC. Executive Coach and Performance Catalyst. Executive coaching that unlocks the answers to greater leadership and team effectiveness through personality insight and neuroscience. EXPERTISE:  Executives and Business Leaders; Entrepreneurs. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY DIANE IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

MONICA MARCELIS FOCHTMAN, Ph.D., Career Coach, Leadership Consultant, and Certified MBTI Administrator at Sheldrake Consulting. Everyone has a career story. Writing it well opens doors. My tools and strategies can help. EXPERTISE: Application materials editing and job search strategies for early career and young professionals in transition; Occupations in Academia, STEM, and Healthcare. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY MONICA IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

LESLIE TOTH, MBA, CPRW, PHR, SHRM-CP. Principle of Toth Resume Consulting. Highly acclaimed resume writer with 10+ years’ experience writing resumes for all career levels and industries, informed by over 15 years expertise in Human Resources. EXPERTISE: Resume Writing | Interview Preparation | Career Coaching | Personal Branding CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY LESLIE IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

ROBIN KEGERISE, MLRHR, CMS. Career coach for moms desire fulfilling careers and flourishing families. EXPERTISE: Confidence, clarity, and courage to pursue your own unique path. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY ROBIN IS THE COACH FOR YOU!

ESTHER WALLEN, MA, GCDF, CPRW. Principal of Wallen Career Solutions. Certified Global Career Development Facilitator & Professional Resume Writer. EXPERTISE: Beyond resumes, Esther is focused on the professional development of her clients. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY ESTHER IS THE COACH FOR YOU!