move aggressively forward to your success

Many people use the terms "career counseling" and "career coaching" interchangeably. While there is overlap, counseling is more process-oriented while coaching is more results-oriented. In each, the counselor-coach's role, and the role of the client, are well-defined. A good counselor-coach should be able to use both sets of skills with you.

I blend the two and use a directive approach so as to keep things moving quickly. I’m task-oriented: In the words of one client, “If I wanted hugs, I’d go elsewhere. I wanted to learn how to get a great job and Joanne gets you there.” The Job Search Queen says, Your Career is the Treasury of Your Life. Meaning -- take control, learn what to do, do it, and you'll see the results now and years from now.

Comprehensive Job Search Program for:

Want to advance, want to make a career shift or adjustment, want a career change, job change, are underemployed, unemployed or “in transition”, job change, new professionals, returning to corporate life, starting your consulting business

Program includes:

Strategy based on the discovery of your Value Success Factors©: In these success evaluation sessions you will discover the value you bring to the market and your next, upward position and how you will “pay your own salary” – and how to communicate this. Through these sessions in the project, you will not only discover your value, you will learn to accurately and concisely articulate it.

How to market yourself: In part of your project, we will create your personalized job search strategy. Develop your resume: It’s "You on paper", or a mission statement, not merely a document. Learn the power of LinkedIn, your silent salesperson that helps hiring managers find you, and helps you engage with your network and mine it. You will also learn how to Network Elegantly© without pushing yourself or your resume on people.

Holding yourself accountable -  being productive and staying motivated: Here we will practice, practice, practice! We will practice the art of Interviewing that's more like a collaborative meeting instead of an inquisition. We will practice answering awkward interview questions like, "Why are you leaving your current job?" and finding the right and fitting words to use. We will practice networking, especially coaching your inner circle in the ways they can support you and keep you motivated. In addition, we will cover overcoming biases, being remembered, handling offers, and salary negotiation.

My style is to work with a sense of urgency. You won’t stay still: You’ll have concrete assignments and due dates. Every single activity is custom-designed to help you land that new job, and sooner.

This is a process during which the client takes responsibility for his or her activity, which is as it should be because it's your search and should genuinely be about you. Coaching is not for the person who expects the coach to do the search for them. Those who partner with me in this manner move more aggressively forward to their success.


"This is the most activity I have had in 6 months and is ALL YOUR FAULT! ;) You can quote me: Joanne helped me realize I have a lot of tools and knowledge I can offer to any employer and she helped me describe this knowledge in a more attractive and professional way.." 
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  • In a few sessions, you learn a lot about yourself in ways you hadn't before, and about your value in the job marketplace.
  • Your job search is shorter and more effective, with you hitting your goals and exuding authentic confidence.
  • You get serious responses to your job candidacy (95% of all clients report an immediate increase in booking interviews, for example).
  • You feel more in control of this thing called "job search". You finally have a sense of being highly competitive in today's marketplace. You feel caught up with what's going on, and you feel in the flow, instead of having no clue.
  • You know "and are confident in" what you have to offer, and this energizes you and employers SEE that confidence and energy!
  • If you've followed the process, you get that job sooner, increasing your confidence and your income!



Services are one-on-one and via web-based video (Zoom, etc.), or over the phone.



Fees are by the session OR by the project. They are not by the hour, this way you don't have to worry about the clock ticking and you get everything you need from your work with me. Project fees are quoted on a custom basis.

Contact me today and let’s get started filling the TREASURY OF YOUR LIFE!