Michelle Carroll, Thought Leadership Advisory Council

As the founder of Carroll Careers, I engage coaching clients around the globe who are looking to gain career clarity, build career confidence, and create strategies to make change. I am the Lead Coach at NASA’s Goddard’s Career Center and a speaker/trainer on a variety of career management topics.

Prior to working in my business full time, I was a career advisor at the University of Maryland University College. I have worked with individual clients and groups in academic, corporate and government settings, and have learned the intricacies and specialized skills necessary to navigate these different environments. My personal experiences have provided me with opportunities to be a creative thinker, passionate colleague, and inclusive leader in the field of career development.

My advanced degree in career development has provided the foundation and my interest in social media and staying abreast of career development trends has influenced my holistic approach to career coaching. I thoroughly enjoy presenting to and engaging with other professionals in the career development field and look for every opportunity to be an active learner and dynamic participant in our eclectic network of practitioners and coaches. My presentations and publications seek to inform, challenge, and inspire other professionals to expand their current knowledge and innovate new concepts and practices to share.

My professional designations, distinctions, and degrees include:

  • M.A. Career Development, John F. Kennedy University, Walnut Creek , CA
  • MCDP, Master Career Development Professional, National Career Development Association
  • CDF-I, Career Development Facilitator Instructor, National Career Development Association
  • CCMC, Certified Career Management Coach, The Academies
  • CTTCC, Certified Tough Transitions Career Coach, The Academies
  • OPNS, Online Professional Networking Strategist, The Academies
  • MCS, Micro-blogging Career Strategist, The Academies

Highlights of publications, presentations, and speaking engagements:

  • Marketing Your Career Brand, TD at Work, Association of Talent Development (Formerly ASTD), 2014
  • CareerR.I.S.E: Let Go to Lift Off, Keynote for MACCA Conf., 2014
  • Captaining Your Own Ship, NCDA Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA 2014
  • R.I.S.E. Forward, Keynote, FDIC Admin Professionals Day, Arlington, VA 2013
  • Doing Your Best Work, NCDA Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2013
  • S.M.A.R.T Transitions: Navigating the wake that follows career change
  • MCDA Annual Conference, Columbia, MD 2013
  • Necessary Endings in Jobs, Careers, Industries, Professions and Life, CTL Virtual Conference, Baltimore, MD 2013
  • Necessary Endings, NCDA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2012
  • Regularly present on variety of career management topics to include: Federal Resume, Federal Interviewing, Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding.

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