Kathryn Troutman

Federal Career Coach™, President of The Resume Place, Author, Trainer

Kathryn Troutman is a leading expert in federal jobs, a hot topic with the change of administration and the current downturn in the economy. She brings over 30 years of experience in this unique marketplace and has the ability to take the complex subject of federal job searching and break it down into understandable steps.

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John Gagnon

John Gagnon is an experienced writer, trainer, and consultant with a multidisciplinary background. His federal experience encompassed content management, antitrust issues, immigration, and victim protection. While a federal employee, John received a “Plain Language Award” for his focus on clear, concise writing and delivered expertise in program management, quality assurance, and professional training for federal employees throughout the United States.

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Nicole Becker

Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Program Manager

A highly skilled administrator, entrepreneur, and recently retired US Army military spouse. Nicole Becker has been brought onboard to support the mission of the Ten Steps to a Federal Job and The Stars Are Lined Up For Military Spouses programs by continuing to provide top-notch support and training resources to new and certified trainers, professional organizations, and jobseekers. Nicole’s resume has been featured in the newly released copy of The Stars Are Lined Up For Military Spouses, alongside a set of cookies she created solely for the launch of this publication.

During her 12 year journey as an active military spouse, Nicole managed to facilitate six different household moves all across the US. She has consistently demonstrated her resiliency through a great deal of patience, preparation, organization, flexibility, and maintaining key relationships. To fully integrate into the military environment, Nicole acted as a Key Caller for a couple FRG units, volunteered extensive hours to PTO units both on and off post, provided assistance at Battalion events, and supported various Team RWB efforts.