Today’s interview focuses on career credentials and why you might want one. We will talk about some of the new credentials offered by NCDA. This is a follow up to my blog / newsletter last week on the same topic. I am on the National Career Development CCSP Advisory Council but my blog and this interview are not in any official capacity and are my personal opinions.
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– Why do you think it is important to have career credentials?
– How did you decide on choosing your credential?
JOHN LONG John is a professional coach, university instructor and career transition survivor (serving almost two decades in healthcare management roles). His private coaching practice has offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. He specializes in career and life coaching, as well as the administration and interpretation of career and personality assessments. He also teaches undergraduate courses in education, student success and psychology. John has completed an educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree with a major in counseling and educational psychology and a master of science (M.S.) with a concentration in career development. His professional credentials include: Board Certified Coach, Certified Master of Career Services, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified MBTI Practitioner, and qualified Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner. John’s work with students and clients takes a strengths-based approach blended with elements of positive psychology and solution focused change. John currently serves on the NCDA Credentialing Commission and the NCDA Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion. www.exploretworoads.com
MARY COTTER Recently retired after a 30 year career as a school counselor, school administrator, vocational educator. Now developing a private practice as a career counselor focused on students and young adults with chronic illness and learning disabilities, ADHD, etc. I help young people who currently or previously had a 504 plan or an individualized education plan, IEP, develop meaningful and appropriate school to work transition plans. For students with IEPs this is the Individualized Transition Plan, ITP, in their special education documents. My practice is devoted to helping young people who are ‘wired differently’ find their vocational path. I am married to my husband, Brian, of 25 years. I have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. My passion is training my 2 golden retrievers for the competitive sport of agility. I also provide patient support and write occasional stories for the MPNforum, an online publication for caregivers and patients with the rare blood diseases Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) of essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), and myelofibrosis (MF). Learn more at her Facebook page – Cotter Careers
JIM PEACOCK Jim Peacock is the Principal at Peak-Careers Consulting and writes a monthly newsletter for career practitioners. Peak-Careers offers discussion-based online seminars for career practitioners focused on meeting continuing education needs for GCDF and BCC certified professionals as well as workshops for career practitioners and individual career coaching.