Our Instructors

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Christine is a career development leader with extensive jobs and training experience within academia and dislocated worker environments.  The foundation of her work is the ability to show others that they are WORTHY of their career dreams, and if possible, help them realize their potential and make it happen!

 

Her job placement expertise includes curriculum development, workshop facilitation, resume and cover letter development, ATS system strategy, recruiter outreach, workshop facilitation, LinkedIn networking, OJT program management, and job fair and conference coordination. 

 

She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Social Work from St. Cloud State University.  She is a GCDF Instructor and a longtime member of the National Career Development Association and National Resume Writers’ Association.

Christine Chelstrom

christine@mntsb.org

(612) 676-3706

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Esther Hollander Felsen

esther@mntsb.org

(612) 676-3708

Esther is a Career Counselor and Certified Gallup Clifton Strengths coach with a Master’s degree in Adlerian Psychology. She is passionate about career counseling, understanding that knowing one’s best fit in a job allows for long term personal and employment satisfaction along with opportunities for training and growth to consider one’s options and aim for their goals. She goes to the “heart” of her client’s situations meeting them where they are and assisting them to identify their strengths to gain clarity and empowerment pointing them toward what is “next” for them.

 

Esther inspires and encourages clients with empathy and compassion and easily relates to their situation having experienced job loss and career change herself during the challenging Great Recession of 2008. Experienced in the private, government and non-profit sectors as a program manager, corporate recruiter, workshop facilitator and coach, Esther brings a breadth of knowledge and possibilities to each of her clients.

Esther attended Mills College in Oakland, CA, earning her BA in Sociology, Anthropology and Government.

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Shelley Jensen-Decker

shelley@mntsb.org

(612) 676-3716

Shelley Jensen-Decker has over 20 years of leadership experience as a Career Strategist. Her personable style and strategic thinking has allowed her to work effectively with clients spanning all backgrounds and professions. She has experience in working with private industries, non-profits, higher education and government. Her areas of expertise include assessments and career direction, program development/leadership and learning and development. Prior to career development, Shelley worked in marketing roles for a CPG company and an international advertising agency.

 

Her education includes graduate coursework in career counseling, a MBA in Marketing, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and advanced coaching courses through the Coaches Training Institute. She is certified for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the BarOn EQ-I assessments. Shelley has been actively involved with MCDA for 13+ years. During 2017 – 2018 she coordinated and implemented the monthly MCDA Round Tables and is a Conference Co-Chair for the 2019 Conference. Her past roles on the MCDA board include President and Member at Large.