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Career Advantage Program

Career Advantage Program: Executive-Level Support for Career Success 

The CMP Career Advantage Program provides executives with the consultative support, market intelligence, and methodology to successfully execute a career and job transition. Includes access to our award-winning career portal. 
 
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Executive LinkedIn Branding

Executive LinkedIn Branding Program

Your LinkedIn Brand can open surface opportunities – get noticed through a contemporary and aligned executive LinkedIn profile.

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Career Coaches

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Sandra Albrecht

Senior Career Coach

Sandra is a career consultant, coach, and facilitator with over 15 years of experience focusing on career and life transition. Areas of career consulting specialties include career transition, career change, career decisions, and retirement, life and career options. Clients appreciate her candor, humor, and support in moving into their next position or career. 
Sandra holds a B.S. and an M.S. from Southern Illinois University and is currently working on a coaching certification with CoachVille. She is a member of the North Texas International Coaching Federation and the Association of Career Professionals. In addition, she has been a member of the Development Advisory Board for the Cooper Institute.

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Steve Callisher

Senior Career Coach

Steve Callisher has a diverse background with deep experience in talent acquisition, employee development and outplacement. Steve has also held roles in Production Management, Human Resources Management, HR Consulting, Executive Search/Contract Services, and Business Development. His experience has spanned over several industries, especially technology and professional services. He has worked with profit and not-for-profit organizations, public and private companies, union and non-union environments, and both domestic organizations and subsidiaries of foreign companies; UK and Japanese headquartered.

Mr. Callisher has served on numerous committees and Boards of Directors for various Human Resources organizations, is regularly invited to present and facilitate panel discussions on HR and Talent Management topics, and is active on several diversity initiatives. He is a past President of the electronics Personnel Association and a recipient of the Inroads "Advisor of the Year" award. He has also been involved for many years in college relations activities. 

Mr. Callisher earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds a master’s in business administration, with honors, from Roosevelt University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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Frances Kessler

Senior Career Coach

Frances (Frenchie) is currently leading CMP’s Southern Louisiana presence, in the past working as a member of CMP’s talent management team and as a senior consultant. As a human resources executive, she has more than 20 years of experience with small, medium, and large sized companies and consulting firms, including Ameritech (now AT&T), Entergy, Navigant Consulting, eLoyalty, PepsiCo, Glazer’s, JPMorgan Chase, Invensys, the American Heart Association, as well as consulting on her own.

With an extensive background in the organizational and talent development functions of HR, Frenchie focuses on corporate transformation, HR strategy development, change and communications, organizational development, leadership development, coaching, learning & development, and employee engagement. She has won numerous awards for leadership development and learning & development programs. In addition, she has coached individuals at all levels of organizations and in varied industries to guide them through exploring and successfully managing career changes and transitions.

She is bilingual in Spanish and earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. She has participated in Columbia University’s executive development program, Principles and Practices of Organizational Development, as well as Entergy’s Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program and PepsiCo’s Latino Leadership and Women of Color Development Programs. She was adjunct faculty for Ameritech’s Breakthrough Leadership Institute. She is certified in Korn/Ferry’s Leadership Architect, Voices and Interview Architect, Hogan’s Interaction Styles, and as a DDI and Achieve Global/Herman Miller Facilitator.

Frenchie recently moved to the greater New Orleans area from Dallas. She has been a long-time member of an all women’s Mardi Gras organization, supports numerous Down Syndrome associations, and is becoming involved in community initiatives and activities.

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Brian Allen

Senior Career Coach

Brian has over 15 years of experience as a career development coach and consultant in both corporate and private practices and is passionate about helping individuals take control of their own careers. Prior to working in career consulting, Brian worked for Southwest Airlines’ University for People, an innovative group charged with promoting the unique corporate culture of Southwest Airlines. Brian also worked as a career coach for Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for creating an internal career coaching program and leadership programs. 

His areas of expertise include:

  • Certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc.
  • Certification as a Job and Career Transition Coach from The Career Planning and Adult Development Network.
  • An Executive Coaching Certification from Lockheed Martin Leadership Center Planning and Adult Development Network.

Brian is a member of the National Career Development Association, the Association of Career Professionals International, and the Association for Psychological Type, who recognized him as an Outstanding New Leader at their National Convention in 2002.

The following are just a small sample of corporate training workshops Brian has covered:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator interpretation and application
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0
  • Leadership Training
  • StrengthsFinders 2.0
  • Business Etiquette
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode assessment and interpretation
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Sandra Lopez Garza

Senior Career Coach

Sandra Lopez Garza combines her 18+ year’s leadership experience with her solid bottom line career coaching approach. Her own career has given her a series of administrative and coaching experience, leadership training, and mentoring, and conflict resolution training.

With Sandra’s background in education and leadership development, she has developed new leaders and worked with many individuals as an internal career consultant. Sandra’s passion and mission provide a guiding light to job seekers and career changers as they navigate the waters of an ever-changing world of work. She works collaboratively, in partnership with her clients to identify the real issue(s), match values with career choices, gain more self-awareness, explore options, overcome obstacles and set goals with accountability.

Sandra has been member of United Way Leadership Society, Texas Principals and Supervisors Association, MANA Fort Worth, and The Hispanic Women’s Network. She currently serves on various  boards, holding leadership roles within the community. She has volunteered in mentoring middle/high school students, while assisting in raising over 1/4 million dollars in college scholarships.

Areas of career consulting specialties include Career Transition; Career Change; Career Decisions; Retirement, Life and Career Options; Leadership Development; Program Management; Performance Coaching; and Training and Development.

Sandra earned her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her post graduate studies have been at the University of North Texas and attended the Harvard School Urban School Leaders Program.

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Jan Moorman

Senior Career Coach

Jan is a career champion with over 25 years of experience assisting her clients in finding fulfilling careers and experiencing happier, more rewarding lives. She provides insightful, inspiring, and pragmatic career coaching to individuals in job searches or career transitions. Her career coaching services are also targeted to employed individuals looking for performance improvement coaching to excel in their current positions and careers. 

Her unique combination of business and organizational experience, coupled with her in-depth coaching background, sets her apart from many other career coaches. Jan’s corporate background includes managing leadership and customer service training groups, as well as management consulting at JPMorgan Chase, The Dallas Times Herald, and Carlton Cards. 

Having survived her own downsizing early in her career, she has dedicated her life to helping people find meaningful jobs and careers. Her expertise includes helping her clients:

  • Identify the “right” job target using various personality assessment tools.
  • Develop and improve resumes that will lead to interviews.
  • Develop powerful and targeted marketing/cover letters.
  • Improve critical networking skills.
  • Increase job advertisement response rates.
  • Learn and practice the secrets for interview success.
  • Practice negotiation strategies that work in this job market.

Jan graduated with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also received graduate training in human resource development, training in social work, and is an adjunct instructor at Brookhaven College in Dallas. She has served on the boards of numerous professional and civic associations including ASTD, APT, ACP, and the Dallas Symphony Chorus.

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Terry Price

Senior Career Coach

Terry Price has operated at the executive level for decades – as a CEO and C-Suite executive, and for the last 20 years as Partner with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm. A seven-time recipient of the firm’s annual Lou Rieger Quality Award, Terry focused on the recruitment of board directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, group and divisional general managers and other senior C-level operating executives.

Terry is in the unique position of having supported the successful transition of thousands of executives, both as a hiring leader and executive search professional. He is often referenced as a foremost authority on executive search and transition.

In the role of CMP Executive Coach and Outplacement Consultant, Terry’s areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership assessment
  • Leadership coaching and development
  • All aspects of executive transition and job campaign management
  • Executive consultation and advisement

Terry graduated from Wagner College, where he earned a B.S. in economics and business administration. He has chaired and served on numerous technology industry-related associations and organizations. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. At UTD, Terry mentors MBA students as they plan their careers. Terry has also earned a certification with Hogan Assessments.

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Sandra Bierman, PhD

Senior Career Coach

Sandra has successfully transitioned through seven career changes. Her current passion includes the past 25 years of career coaching, utilizing her expertise as a job search strategist. Clients, colleagues, workshop participants, and her one-on-one coaching professionals recognize Sandra for her enthusiasm, motivational support, and unending dedication to career management development.

Sandra has worked with a wide variety of companies, including Fortune 500 companies, as well as medium and small businesses, helping employees through the career transition process. She has coached professionals at all levels of organizations. She thrives on improving a resume and coaching on job search strategy, including networking, LinkedIn profiles, social media, interviewing, and negotiating processes.

Prior to her career coaching, Sandra taught at the university level. She concurrently served as Director for the Center of Learning at Texas Woman’s University where she trained teachers in the process of assessment, diagnostics, development, and implementation of instructional strategies.

Sandra’s business acumen comes from her extensive experience as an entrepreneur, well-grounded in the business world as 

cofounder

 and Associate Publisher of internationally-recognized publications, including Aviation Quarterly and Aviation Travel. She has worked with curators at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to feature aviation pioneers in these publications. She was active as a private pilot, traveling extensively and marketing the publications at major aerospace events throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

Sandra has been active in mentoring youth and has rolled out workshops on Boundaries and Divorce Recovery at her church. Sandra has served on the Board for Attitudes and Attire, helping women 

reenter  the workforce. Sandra earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from Texas A&M  University–Commerce . Her B.A. is from the College of William and Mary.
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Marilyn Graves

Senior Career Coach

Marilynn is an Executive Coach and High Performance Consultant and Leader for the MentorRings Leadership Development Program. She spent the first two decades of her career building success in the corporate world in banking and finance where she focused on relationship management and leadership program design and delivery for emerging leaders.

Marilynn is passionate about working with women and young professionals to help them advance and succeed throughout all stages of their careers. Her clients appreciate her strong business acumen and ability to help people drive business strategies and results. 

Marilynn holds a MBA with a Finance concentration from DePaul Graduate School of Business and a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU). Marilynn is certified in Genos’ Emotional Intelligence programs, assessments and coaching, as well as The Leadership Challenge® programs, assessments and coaching. She currently serves as a Director of the IWU Alumni Board and President for the IWU Council for Women.

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Kathleen Murphy

Senior Career Coach

Kathleen quickly creates robust coaching relationships built on empathy and trust. A sense of humor, keen perception and active listening skills help to delve into candidates’ abilities, skills and desires for next career steps. Kathleen is fearless in mentoring and becoming a trusted advisor.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

Kathleen has professional experience in Executive and Management transition coaching as well as project management. She has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500, along with private equity, privately held and nonprofit enterprises. Working nationally, she’s been in all regions of the United States (plus Canada). In addition, she has held an advised in strategic planning for large RIFs and is considered to be a subject matter expert in career transition logistics.

Both as a Clinical Psychotherapist and career transition coach, Kathleen has met folks at an interesting juncture in their lives where a change is needed. She is not only able to work comfortably one-on-one, but also in group settings (seminars/workshops) or managing projects (up to 1,000 employees).

RECENT COACHING

Kathleen has worked with various industries such as…

  • Banking
  • Bio-renewables
  • CPG
  • Engineering
  • High Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Legal
  • REIT and Property Management
  • Healthcare

 CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (past)
  • Psychotherapist
  • Certified coach

 EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Social Work, Western Illinois University

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Bruce Weaver

Senior Career Coach

Bruce offers exceptional people-related insights based on his more than 20 years of experience in talent management, coaching, and change management. He has been a group leader and guest speaker at several local church and professional career transition groups. Bruce has worked for several international organizations in a variety of industries, including over 20 years in the oil and gas industry. He has provided coaching and competence development planning to all levels, including the executive level. 

Bruce holds a B.A. in English and history from the University of Houston.

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Charlie Zinger

Senior Career Coach

Charlie has more than 25 years of business experience with small, medium, and large sized companies across multiple industries. His primary area of focus has been in staffing and talent acquisition, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and business process outsourcing (BPO). Although the primary focus of Charlie’s business career has been in the area of staffing, he spent ten years at EDS working in operations as part of the company’s Call Center organization. 

Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas.


LinkedIn & Personal Branding Experts

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JD Gershbein

LinkedIn & Personal Branding Specialist

JD Gershbein is a specialist in the art and science of LinkedIn. He provides unrivaled strategic direction to individuals and firms—ranging from small to medium-sized businesses (SMB’s) to Fortune 500 companies— in using LinkedIn to build brand and generate revenue. Drawing upon his background in marketing communications, psychology, neuroscience, and broadcast media, JD becomes a trusted asset to senior executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, professional service providers, salespeople, and consultants.

Considered one of the world’s top thought leaders on LinkedIn strategy, JD inspires opportunity-oriented professionals to step up, embrace their uniqueness, and achieve on the site. He is a nationally-known A-list speaker, who has been featured on FOX TV News, CBS TV News, and WGN AM Radio, and gained mention in print in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business. JD is also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Forbes, and SUCCESS Online. Additionally, JD is adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business where he is advancing social media marketing as an accredited field of study.

A NOTE FROM JD:
"As a business psychologist, a social scientist, and a specialist in the area of LinkedIn, I can offer perspective and insights that others in the social media space simply cannot. My goal is to create a culture of trust with my clients in which the free exchange of ideas can take place and growth occurs.

"Should we work together, I become a stakeholder in your success. I believe in adaptive and emotionally intelligent learning. As our work proceeds, I want to hear from you what is and is not working. Finally, as a student and proponent of humor, I know how to make the learning fun.

"I look forward to working with you."

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Terry Sullivan

LinkedIn & Personal Branding Specialist

Before he launching his career as a LinkedIn expert, Terry Sullivan was Director of Marketing for Verizon Communications where he launched many successful national marketing programs that gained more than 456,000 new customers and reduced churn by more than 6% annually, in spite of multiple price increases and competitor product launches.

Terry realized most business owners and leaders were in the dark about how to use the latest online marketing tools to find and connect with potential prospects and clients. He also had a real passion for sharing his unique marketing knowledge with others to help them achieve their business goals. So, to meet this need, Terry began his career as a contemporary LinkedIn resource in 2012. He has become a nationally recognized Integrated Marketing and Social Media Marketing. Terry works with his clients to show them how to fill their sales funnels with more sales using advanced LinkedIn branding and Social Selling strategies.

Widely considered to be a “Guru of Social Selling,” Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create a unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on keyword optimization, branding and Social Selling strategies that help his clients tap into the unlimited world of Social Media to get better leads, more prospects and clients.

Holder of an MBA from Texas State University, Terry received his Social Media Marketing Certification from Splash Media University, one of the nation’s premier Social Media training companies.

Terry is a storytelling entrepreneur, thought leader and a difference maker in the world of Social Media and serves as a technology advisor for many business groups and companies throughout the United States.

Connect with Terry on LinkedIn to learn more about how Terry can help you get more clients with practical, eye-opening Social Selling tips and advice.

Career Transition Service Testimonials 

Your organization is superior in all respects. The knowledge, experience and human skills of your professionals is best I have ever worked with. Job transition at any age is hard and my consultant made the transition easier.

I want to say my consultant is awesome. The first day I met her it was like I’ve known her for years. She immediately helped me improve my resume, provided me with places to go for networking. Met with me every week. Provided me a lot the necessary tools in my job search. I really appreciate her for everything. She is a great asset to your organization. Thank you for all of your help.

My experience with Career Management Partners was stellar. My CMP coach (Terry Price) was engaging, encouraging, and responsive. He challenged me when necessary and engaged his network on my behalf. I have landed my next opportunity in large part to Terry's endorsement to a recruiter at a key time. The CMP website was full of excellent resources and opportunities for self-assessment. I highly recommend CMP to future job-seekers!

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