Cathy Purcell has been a part of the IMPACT Group family since September 2017. She is a passionate advocate for people in transition. Having moved over six times for her husband’s career, she is well aware of the stress involved in starting over and conducting a job search in a new area. In addition to moving all over the Eastern US, she spent two years in Geneva, Switzerland, where she tried desperately to learn French.
Over the course of her career, Cathy has spent more than 20 years assisting job seekers at all levels with finding fulfilling careers, from downsized executives to college students just starting out. She especially enjoys assisting stay-at-home parents and others who have been out of the work force find new careers. In addition to providing one-on-one career coaching, Cathy has given numerous workshops on a variety of job search topics, including teaching a college course on career exploration.
Her previous positions included four years working for a relocation assistance company, seven years working in the Career Development Center at two colleges in Upstate NY, and four years working with dislocated workers at a One Stop Career center also in Upstate NY. She feels strongly that it is never too late to change careers and find your passion, and more than anything, work should feed your soul.
Cathy is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). In addition, she is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC) as well as the Georgie Career Development Association (GCDA). Cathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Spanish from Gettysburg College and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
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