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Spartan Career Coaches

When you’re a Spartan, you are part of a global community of more than 500,000 strong who are passionate about helping each other. When it comes to building your career, we have made it easy for you to find a coach who understands your needs.

Every coach listed below has a proven record of:

  • Supporting Michigan State University.
  • Serving fellow Spartans.
  • Helping clients obtain desired outcomes.
  • Committing to providing ethical and timely services.

Featured Spartan Career Coach

Calvin McDaniel

Calvin McDaniel

Calvin McDaniel's coaching practice focuses on career exploration and life coaching. Calvin has expertise in career changes, resume writing, job search strategies, interview prep, job offer reviews, and salary negotiations. In terms of life coaching, Calvin focuses on helping clients with big life decisions and transitions by goal-setting and action-planning using a value-centered coaching process. 

Calvin is a 2013 and 2009 graduate of Michigan State University with a Masters in Human Resources & Labor Relations and a Bachelors in Business Management. He's spent 15 years working for several Fortune 500 companies across various industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Tech, and Real Estate. In addition to his career in higher education, Calvin owns his own life and career coaching practice. Through his varied career, Calvin has developed expertise in career exploration and human resource development, and has further honed those skills in his profession as a full-time coach.

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Ashley Batteen

Ashley is a holistic, human-centered career coach focused on personal branding and helping people tell their stories based on their lived experiences. She works on resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, interview strategies and anything related to supporting the career search. She is a proud Spartan graduate and is ready to help you tell your story and make your next career move a reality. Ashley graduated from Michigan State University in 2008, with degrees in Psychology and Spanish. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

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Scott Campbell

Scott has a penchant for working in partnership with individuals and teams to navigate their career journey and reach their highest potential. Areas of focus include leadership skills and capacity development, career transitions/evolution and senior executive assimilation. Scott provides informed support to help clients achieve their objectives, remove obstacles that stand in their way and become more effective leaders. Scott holds a BS degree in Engineering from Michigan State University.

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Lisa Dietlin

Lisa Dietlin

Lisa coaches people to achieve their goals through her methodology of simply doing three things a day. She is an internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, charitable giving and transformational change in both the personal and professional arenas. Her deep experience with fundraising and the nonprofit sector, groundbreaking research on giving patterns and influential ideas on transformational philanthropy have led her to become one of the most trusted philanthropic advisors in the nation. Lisa holds a BA in Public Administration from Michigan State University.

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Tonjala Eaton

Tonjala is a growth mindset and learning-centered career coach. She believes that each individual has a unique set of gifts, talents and strengths that equips them to reach their highest potential and find fulfilling work. Tonjala works with young, mid- and executive level professionals. She specializes in helping clients navigate career transitions. Tonjala earned a Master's in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University. 

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Monica Marcelis Fochtman

Monica Marcelis Fochtman, PhD, CPRW, CCTC is a Certified Career Transition Coach and Professional Resume Writer. She provides career clarity coaching and document writing services that help mid-career women and industry changers get unstuck, regain their confidence and love work again. She earned her Bachelor’s in English and Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and her Doctorate in Education from Michigan State University with a cognate in Women in Leadership.

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Laura M. Labovich

Laura partners with companies, nonprofits and associations to help them nurture their workforce through the inclusion of innovative, flexible and high-touch outplacement services. Laura and her team also coach job seekers all over the world, from entry-level to executive, to fearlessly and confidently manage their careers and land lucrative, meaningful jobs they love. Laura holds a BA in Social Science from Michigan State University.

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Rich Miller

Rich holds a law degree from MSU and is an Executive Coach with over 15 years of experience in career transition consulting and 20 years of employee and labor relations experience. He has successfully worked with thousands of clients at all levels and functional areas in an organization, including government entities. He has helped clients find positions with small companies and Fortune 500.

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Diane Ring

Diane owns Ring Results, a Texas-based leadership development and executive coaching firm serving top executives, managers, technical professionals, and high-potential talent from small, start-up businesses to publicly traded Fortune 1000 companies. She has served individuals and organizations for 20 years to fulfill their potential through better understanding of emotional intelligence and connecting behavioral and neuroscientific knowledge with leadership development and career management. Diane holds a BS in Social Science from Michigan State University.

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Esther Wallen

Dr. Esther Wallen is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). She is skilled in assisting clients and students with job search strategies, professional development, resume writing, interviewing, and career exploration. Esther obtained a Doctor of Education in Leadership Innovation and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University-Wisconsin, a Master of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism both from Michigan State University. 

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Jill Windelspecht

Jill Windelspecht is the driving force behind The Leaders’ Coach and is armed with over 25 years of expertise in career coaching and neuroscience. As your dedicated career navigator, she unveils your true potential, empowering you with cutting-edge strategies to steer your career trajectory towards fulfillment, success, and a harmonious work-life blend. Jill holds a BS in Social Science from Michigan State University.

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Jeff Zacharski

Jeff is a dedicated professional with a strong passion for leadership, personal growth and transformative possibilities. His proven track record reflects his commitment to excellence, making him a source of inspiration for those looking to enhance their executive skills and navigate the complexities of their careers, relationships and lives. Join Jeff on a path toward substantial professional development and success. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from MSU.

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