Goal-oriented and committed Career and Life Coach dedicated to assisting individuals to achieve a professional or personal goal. Specialties include: career exploration, finding employment, getting promoted, transitioning to a new career and personal growth. Outstanding Counseling skills Developed and Delivered Workshops Supervisory Experience Experienced Human Resources Strong Communication and Professional Interpersonal skills Hardworking and Flexible Licensed Social Worker
Department of Vocational Services
01/2013 to Current
Life CoachMichele F Bowes Consulting － Lawrenceville, NJ
Professional Coach focused on helping individuals find what they need to do to live the life they want.
As an experienced social worker and human resources executive, I have a well blended background and unique perspective to assist clients with the challenges faced in achieving their life goals.
I support clients who are seeking to make a change in their professional or personal life by bringing a fresh perspective, develop a plan of action and provide support to overcome obstacles.
11/2007 to Current
Social Worker/ Program ManagerSt Lawrence Rehabilitation Center － Lawrenceville, NJ
Liaison between patient/family and treatment team for a comprehensive rehabilitation program for individuals with physical and medical disabilities, stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Provide direct counseling to patients and families; facilitate communication through the rehabilitation process, manage discharge plan and community reintegration.
Act as a patient advocate in dealing with physicians, caregivers, therapists, and insurance company case managers.
Coordinate patient discharge plan, facilitate communication of the interdisciplinary treatment team and support patient in accessing services post discharge.
Assist with facilitating support groups, educational groups and support services.
06/2006 to 07/2007
Hospice Social WorkerLife Source Hospice － Paramus, NJ
Conducted psychosocial assessments for hospice patients and their families to develop the care plan.
Provided direct counseling to patient and families; facilitated communication and coping through the phases of the dying process, assisted with the planning for death and survivors long term needs.
03/2004 to 05/2005
Employment SpecialistMaine Medical Center － Portland, ME
Work with adults with mental or emotional disabilities, people with addiction, victims of accidents or illness, and people moving from public assistance to prepare for, find and keep jobs.
This included: Skills assessment, job evaluation and match, vocational planning, and job development.
Provided on going counseling to ensure job success and satisfaction.
09/2002 to 06/2003
Social WorkerGilda's Club NYC － New York City, NJ
Conducted initial assessment for the new members to identify emotional and social resources, develop a plan for mastery of skills, self understanding, and well being.
Led weekly bereavement groups, wellness support groups and networking groups.
Organized lectures, social events, family therapy sessions, and participated in children's play therapy program.
09/2001 to 05/2002
Social Work InternNew York Presbyterian Weill Medical Center － New York, NJ
Conducted initial psycho-social-biological assessments and prepared discharge plan; provided short and long term individual, group and family counseling.
01/2000 to 11/2000
Senior ManagerCoach － New York City, NJ
Managed all aspects of human resources, which included staffing, training, career development and counseling for retail, outlet and corporate employees.
11/1998 to 02/1999
ManagerThe Limited Inc － New York, NY
Responsible for the human resources functions for design studio, including recruitment, employee relations, counseling, organizational development and training.
04/1998 to 10/1998
DirectorAmerican Commercial Capital － Carlsbad, CA
Responsible for all human resources functions for start up financial organization.
11/1993 to 04/1998
DirectorSaks Fifth Avenue － New York, NY
Provided human resources support for corporate associates in finance, systems, advertising, public relations, operations and legal departments.
Education and Training
Current, Certificate in Coaching ProgramNew York University － New York, NY, USA
Master of Science: Social WorkSocial Work
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyColumbia University School of Social Work － New York, NY, USAPsychology
New York University － New York, NY, USALicenses NJ Licensed Master Social Work