Career Coaching

WGR is pleased to offer our members free and discounted consultations with highly regarded career coaches, each with distinct areas of expertise certain to meet your specific needs and goals. Whatever your career challenge, WGR has a coach to help you break through to the next level. Review our hand-selected coaches and contact them directly to set up your free initial consultation today. Inquire about discounts for future consultations.


Alyssa Best
Career Coach
Alyssa Best serves as a coach and advisor promoting career advancement, salary negotiation, and personal wellness. Her approach is to foster optimal living for her clients through increased momentum towards their goals. She brings warmth and empathy, a sense of humor, active listening skills, and career development expertise to work that she finds joyful. Alyssa offers 1:1 sessions tailored to the individual (women + men) and her clients report higher rates of success when they engage her as their coach. She is a certified Personal and Executive Coach from The CaPP Institute (Coaching and Positive Psychology).

Specialty Areas:

  • Navigating a career (or life) transition
  • Personal and professional goal-setting
  • Job search strategies (e.g. resume/cover letter development, interview skills, and salary negotiation)
  • Expanding and maximizing your network
  • Succeeding and advancing in your current job/career
  • Boosting personal and professional wellness (e.g. happiness habits, strengths-building, work life balance, and resilience)

Contact Information:
Alyssa Best
alyssa@alyssabest.com
301-209-7095
www.alyssabest.com


Anne Collier
Arudia
Ready for a career boost? Interested in moving to the next step on the ladder in your current organization or, perhaps, somewhere new? Executive coach and personal branding expert Anne Collier will help you step into your power. She supports her clients in creating a fulfilling professional and personal life while giving them a competitive edge that gets them to their goals quicker and with more ease. Anne's work guides clients to discover a fresh perspective through proven assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to make the most of their strengths, to minimize the effects of their blind spots, to communicate with presence and intention, and to be more effective and less stressed. Anne's clientele includes female executives from a wide variety of industries and Fortune 100 companies.

Specialty Areas:

  • Leadership/Teams
  • Personal branding/Business development
  • Career enhancement and change
  • Quality of life

Contact Information:
Anne E. Collier
anne@arudia.com
202-449-9751 ext 1
www.Arudia.com


Jan Fox
Fox Talks
Jan Fox takes you to your fullest speaking potential. Jan says: You can't sell, if you can't speak. You can't persuade, if you can't present. You can't motivate, if you can't communicate. You have a mission – a purpose, but can you speak it so others will want to follow? Jan helps you: speak to lead; go on client calls with a powered up cause; present to your team more effectively; speak in public with no fear; deliver your vision with more passion; and tell your story with power and conviction. If you have known someone who got ahead of you, because she/he could speak convincingly, Jan helps YOU be that person.

Specialty Areas:

  • Sharpen Your SPEAKability
  • Speak Better –Sell More. Bottom-line!
  • Get Yourself and Your Biz on TV
  • Speaker Coaching and Media Training

Contact Information:
Jan Fox
Jan@foxtalks.com
202-302-1241
www.foxtalks.com


Carol Vernon
Communication Matters
Carol Vernon is a Certified Executive Coach focused on helping leaders and teams fine-tune their executive presence and leadership communication skills. Based in Washington, DC, she brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience working in the government, political, nonprofit, and corporate arenas to her coaching. She works with a wide range of organizations to help leaders and teams sharpen their effectiveness by improving their interpersonal and soft skills. Carol brings a deep understanding of the human dynamics and economic realities at play in today's workplace. Her organizational savvy and experience allow her to better understand her clients' professional and personal perspectives. She creates a collaborative, supportive coaching relationship with her clients in order to help them leverage their strengths and identify blind spots.

Specialty Areas:

  • One-on-one coaching; small group coaching; full team coaching
  • Fine-tuning Executive Presence and Communication Skills Coaching & Training Programs
  • Wide Range of Assessment Tools: MBTI (Myers-Briggs); Emotional Intelligence; Communication Style Preference

Contact Information:
Carol Vernon
CVernon@CommMatters.com
703.417.9493
www.CommMatters.com


Paulette Carnicelli Pidcock
Pidcock Coaching Partners, LLC
Drawing on her decades as a successful corporate lobbyist and leader, Paulette has created a coaching business to make a difference in the lives of her clients. She spent her career as a Government Relations Executive for three multi-billion dollar energy and utility holding companies (PPL Corporation, PG&E Corporation and Baltimore Gas & Electric Company), where she actively contributed in numerous leadership positions within my corporations, industry trade associations and professional organizations. Paulette earned her Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and is currently a member of the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania. Since every client has his or her individual needs, our time together will be a safe environment, in which our coaching sessions will be tailored to meet your goals and conducted at the pace that ensures your optimal development.

Specialty Areas:

  • Leadership presence
  • Self-awareness
  • Career and life transitions
  • Bringing extensive, real-life experiences and expertise to my strategies, skills and knowledge of what contributes to effective leadership

Contact Information:
Paulette Carnicelli Pidcock
Paulette@pcpidcock.com
202.306-0596
www.pcpidcock.com


Kyle LeBlanc
Resumoxie
What do you get when you mix a spin doctress with an eagle-eye grammar geek who has a flair for design? Meet Kyle of Resumoxie. Balancing meticulous attention to detail with creative panache for more than a decade, Kyle loves collaborating with her clients to create custom resumes and professional documents that make a lasting impression. Whether it’s reframing the value of an entry-level internship or concisely capturing expertise gained after decades in the workforce, Kyle empowers professionals at all levels to understand, communicate, and defend the value they will bring to their next position.

Specialty Areas:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn
  • Bios
  • Interview Coaching

Contact Information:
Kyle LeBlanc
Resumoxie
info@resumoxie.com
202 997 7432
www.resumoxie.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-leblanc-resumoxie


Ann Timmons
Communications Artist
Ann helps her clients become dynamic speakers and communicators by discovering their authentic presence. Her approach is based on 25 years’ experience in theatre, onstage and behind the scenes. Her approach to speaking and presentation is holistic, creative, and above all, experiential. She gives clients the physical and mental tools they need to present themselves at their best—every time!

Specialty Areas:

  • Authentic presence
  • Executive/leadership communications
  • Speaking with authority
  • Presentation/platform skills
  • Presentation content development
  • Speech writing
  • Vocal technique/voice “make-overs”

Contact Information:
Ann Timmons
Communications Artist
ann@anntimmons.com/ ann.timmons@comcast.net
703-244-7546
www.anntimmons.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ann-timmons-3366a8