Kathryn Troutman, Author, Speaker, Federal Career Coach®, Instructor

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Kathryn Kraemer Troutman, Federal Career Coach®, Facilitator, Federal Career Development, is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., a service business located in Baltimore, MD, specializing in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and education in the federal hiring process.

Internationally recognized as the “Federal Resume Guru” by federal jobseekers and Federal human resources specialists, Troutman created the format and name for the new “federal resume” that became an accepted standard after the SF-171 form was eliminated in 1995. She is the pioneering designer of the Federal Resume based on her first book, the Federal Resume Guidebook, which already is in the fourth edition.

Troutman is an in-demand, government contract career trainer, who has trained thousands of federal employees in writing federal resumes resumes for more than 150 federal agencies in the United States and Europe. Her Federal Career Training courses and publications are listed on the GSA Schedule for government agency purchase.

Troutman created the Certified Federal Job Search Trainer program – the first federal career train-the-trainer program ever – to train career counselors and military career counselors in the federal hiring process and on using the popular curriculum, Ten Steps to a Federal Job®, based on the award-winning book by the same name. Since 2002, more than 1000 career counselors and workshop leaders have been licensed to teach the Ten Steps curriculum.

Some of Troutman’s other federal career publications include the Federal Resume Guidebook, the award-winning Student’s Federal Career Guide and Ten Steps to a Federal Job, and the Military to Federal Career Guide, which is used in every Navy and Marine Corps base, and most Air Force career transition centers in the world.

Dr. Janet Wall, Career and Professional Development Specialist ◆Founder and CEO, CareerPlanningAcademy.com ◆NCDA Fellow ◆JCTC ◆CCSP ◆ASVAB ◆Facilitating Career Development Instructor ◆Author: Books, Articles, Blogs ◆Assessment and Testing

Dr. Janet Wall has worked at the federal, state, and local levels in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and career development. Her work has spanned the public and private sectors from the Pre-K level through executive development. Janet is a trainer, teacher, distance educator, conference presenter, conference keynoter, and author of articles, reports, and monographs.

At the current time, she is founder of Career Planning Academy, a multiple award-winning program that provides online courses and webinars for career development professionals. She also has taught the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development Program to counselors and career services individuals in several states and online.

Her most recent awards include the President’s (Obama) Lifetime Service Award for her work with Americorps (NCCC), the American Counseling Association’s Government Relations Award, Mid-Atlantic Career Counselors’ Association Professional Contribution Award, and NCDA Merit Award, among others. She was named a Fellow of the National Career Development Association.

Janet is author of McGraw-Hill’s test preparation books for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and a book on career interests.  She is co-Author of the Ability Explorer, an assessment that matches abilities to careers. She has been instrumental in the development of two career guidance systems — the Department of Defense’s ASVAB Career Exploration Program and ACT’s DISCOVER.

Mark Danaher, Career, Life,and Leadership Coach/Speaker

Mark Danaher is a career, life, and leadership coach and speaker.  He is the founder of Careers by Design, a coaching and training business located in Connecticut.  He helps unhappy professionals change their careers and lives to one they will love.  Mark has been a career counselor and coach for over 28 years, assisting professionals in connecting the dots to reduce stress, regain balance, and thrive in their life and career.   Through his private coaching practice, Mark presents workshops and training for career professionals, universities, businesses, and organizations throughout the United States.  His commitment is to help people find the work and life they love and deserve.   He has a passion for assisting people in reinventing themselves to be ready for their next adventure.

Mark has served as President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Connecticut Career Counseling and Development Association.  He also served as a Trustee for NCDA.  Currently, Mark is serving on the Training and Education Council for NCDA, focusing on the School Career Development Advising training.

In his most recent recognition, Mark was named a Fellow of the National Career Development Association.  He was recognized as Manchester High School Teacher of the Year and as Manchester District Teacher of the Year for his teaching and counseling students about career development.  Mark became a Finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year for his career work.

Mark Danaher, CCSP, CCC, CSCDA, CPC is a Facilitating Career Development (FCD) and School Career Development Advisor (SCDA) Master Trainer.  NCDA contracted with him to move the Facilitating Career Development course from a face-to-face model to an online version for better access and equity for adults.  Mark has been teaching the Facilitating Career Development Program to individuals ranging from counselors and higher education advisors to military and workforce development professionals online throughout the world.  He enjoys helping the individual understand and integrate the teachings of the FCD and SCDA courses into their current setting.