Abdirahman is a Career Counselor with a passion for helping people overcome barriers to employment, utilizing personalized career counseling to manage successful career transitions and helping dislocated workers to take advantage of new opportunities.
Abdirahman worked as an Executive Director within the first year of being in this country and within two years he was featured in the New York Times for his outstanding work of bridging the gap and integrating the local communities and new immigrants. He also worked as a Financial Advisor, Employment Specialist, Cultural Liaison, and a Consultant. Abdirahman has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.”
Kate is a Career Counselor whose passion is empowering others to do better, think bigger, and "own their awesome," in order to more purposefully and intentionally apply themselves to their career exploration and job search. She brings a breadth of experience to her role as a Career Counselor; she has worked with a wide variety of individuals to help them both name and reach their career and educational goals. She excels at quickly developing rapport with her clients. Kate's counseling style is strengths-based, with the goal of empowering clients; guiding them to trust their own capabilities and resourcefulness. She feels honored when clients share their stories with her, and will never tire of guiding and watching the growth of her clients in transition.
Kate has a Master's of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development from Adler Graduate School. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, the Strong Interest Inventory, and is a member of the Minnesota Career Development Association.
Nancy has over 20 years of career coaching experience supporting individuals with their career direction and job search strategies, including 2 years experience with dislocated worker clients. Her background includes coaching individuals in formal and informal assessment, résumé development, job search strategies, LinkedIn usage, networking, and interviewing & negotiation skills.
Nancy has attained the status of Career Management Practitioner from the Institute of Career Certification International and is a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) assessment administrator. She is a member, past president and board member of Minnesota Career Development Association; member and past board member of Association of Career Professionals - International.
Meg Gravelle has spent 21 years serving clients seeking career counseling opportunities. She brings with her experience in a variety of fields, along with an energetic attitude and an unbridled willingness to help dislocated workers through the journey of job loss, the planning of future endeavors, and the success of regaining a secured spot in a job that perfectly suits their strengths and passions. Her specific strengths center around leadership, coaching, and assisting clients in establishing solid goals through their career development.
Meg received her Bachelor's Degree in Business and Corporate Communications from Metropolitan State University. Prior to earning her degree, she was awarded with a Global Career Development Certificate from Normandale Community College.
Esther Hollander Felsen
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.
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.
Sheryl Moinat offers a broad range of experience in career counseling and transition. She is a licensed industrial/organizational psychologist with over 20 years of experience in human resources, including designing and delivering career development programs and counseling dislocated workers from corporations, non-profits, and governmental agencies. She has worked with multinational corporations in high-tech, finance, health care, and manufacturing, and small to medium companies in a variety of industries.
Sheryl received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in California and went on to work for Control Data, Satisfaction Performance Research Center, Olson Consulting Group, and DBM. At DBM (now Lee Hecht Harrison), she served as a consultant for over 10 years, providing career development transition services that included delivering transition programs for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, facilitating transition workshops, and managing career centers.
Robby has over twenty years of experience career counseling. She has a demonstrated track record in developing successful return-to-work programs and a personalized job search approach for each client. She has served clients within public and private sector employment settings and has a vast experience base on how to navigate these systems.
Robby has been recognized for her creativity and energy when dealing with her clients, with an expertise in creative job search strategies. She has a strong background in the field of private rehabilitation, having worked extensively with clients with special rehabilitative needs. Robby has also worked as a professional recruiter, having knowledge of hiring processes on a local and national platform.
Robby is a graduate of Augustana College with degrees in psychology and social work.
Bill has worked in the Social Services field for the past 9 years. He has worked for over 6 years with Minnesota Job Partners as a Career Counselor, Family Service Advocate, and Enrollment Specialist. Bill designed his own degree plan and finished his Bachelor's Degree in Multicultural Counseling from a Grassroots Perspective. He went on to complete his Social Work degree at Metropolitan State University.
Bill has successfully lead many projects while working for Minnesota Job Partners. He speaks on topics related to job search for older workers and has conducted workshops on Career Assessment. He is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a longstanding member of CPAD (Career Planning and Development). He is also a member of the Minneapolis Career Development Association (MCDA). Find Bill on LinkedIn and read more about what he is up to, and don't forget to connect with him!
Leadership & Support Team
Family Services Advocate
Dislocated Worker Program Manager
Employment Development Specialist
Data & Compliance Specialist