NCDA Speakers Bureau

State CDAs can find speakers here

The purpose of the Speakers Bureau is to provide a list that state career development associations and other career organizations can tap into for their professional development activities.  This list was created via an NCDA Leadership Academy project yet does not imply endorsement by NCDA. Please read NCDA's Legal Disclaimer.

The following table summarizes the list of participants.  Click on the name to link to full details. If you are an NCDA member, scroll to end to see an invitation to join.


SPEAKERS BUREAU (updated 3/2015)
Name  Brief Bio  Sample Presentation  Location

Mila Asperin

President of Careerease, Career Counselor & Job Coach

Changes in the 21st Century Workplace 

Leslie Attwooll Certified Career Coach Generational Differences NY
Barbara Babkirk Master Career Counselor & Speaker; Owner: Heart at Work What Really Matters: Matching Meaning, Passion and Your Unique Contributions at Midlife and Beyond  ME

Judy Kaplan Baron



Career Counselor


Terrific Training Techniques



Jim Bright Professor, Career Coach & Consultant

Shift Happens: How Change is Inevitable & How to Thrive in it

Lisa Brown
Career Counselor

Career Development in Uncertain Times

Angela Byars-Winston Counseling Psychogist

Improving STEM Retention

Thomas Patrick Chuna Job Coach & Outplacement Specialist Turning Setbacks into Comebacks OH
Ron Elsdon President, Elsdon Organizational Renewal Staying Career Fit in Turbulent Times CA
Rich Feller Counselor Educator The Changing Workplace & Imiplications for Career Development CO
 Sally Gelardin Counselor, Author, GCDFI Integral Aging CA
Susan Guarneri Career Management Coach & Counselor Job Search Insider Secrets WI
 Tristana Harvey President & CEO of Harvey Career Planning & Consulting Social Media & Technology in Career Development; Addressing Mental Health in Career Counseling; Workplace Bullying PA
Jennifer Kahnweiler Professional speaker, executive coach, and author

The Introverted Path to Career Success

Richard Knowdell
President of Career Research & Testing, Inc Coaching Skills for Career Counselors CA
John Krumboltz Professor of Education and Psychology Luck is No Accident; Happenstance in Hard Times CA
Lisa Lee Trainer, Career Assessment  COPSystem Career Guidance Training  CA 
Ilana Levitt Licensed Counselor and Master Career Counselor Effective Career Strategies for Clients with Mental Health Issues NJ
Gail Liebhaber Trainer, Consultant, Coach, Counselor  Career Management & Life/Work Balance  MA 
Victor Massaglia Law School Career Advisor Career Counseling & the Search for the Golden Resources MN
Amy Mazur Counselor Educator  Applying Relational Cultural Theory in Career Counseling
Roberta Neault President, Life Strategies  Navigating Careers in the 21st Century BC, Canada 
Lisimba Patilla President, Nobility Management & Career Coach  The Five Scariest Trends Affecting Graduates  OH 
Shemeka Kim Peters Career Development Facilitator & Life Coach  Networking 101: How to Make Contacts & Build Relationships  NY 
Brie Reynolds Director of Online Job Content Trends in the Work-from-Home / Flexible Job Market TX
Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park President, Network Solutions No One is Unemployable NC
Ruth Schimel Career & Life Management Consultant  Courage and Career Development  DC 
Lisa Severy Director of Career Services  Unlocking Client's Creativity  CO 
Linda Sollars Founder of Creating Purpose Blending the Generations  CO 
Stacy Swearengen Certified Career Management Counselor Packable Careers SC
Carol Vecchio Executive Director, Centerpoint Institute for Career Renewal  Navigating Change & Uncertainty Without Losing Your Way  WA 
Janet Wall President and CEO, Sage Solutions New Emerging and Green Occupations; Diversity; Worker Bees MD
Cheryl P Wolf Assistant Professor of Counseling and Career; Workforce Development Trainer Advocate for Yourself; Factors of Career Meaning KY


Would you like to be added to the Speaker's Bureau? For secured online processing, Join Today! Applicants must be NCDA members and offer programs appropriate for our membership.
After completing the online application you can submit a photo and profile similar to the ones linked above (or see the Template here) to Gemma Williams at gemmaw@hawaii.edu

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