Jane has over 20 years experience in helping individuals with career assessment, planning, job search strategies, action plans, and workplace adjustment. Prior to founding Career Visions, Jane was a career consultant at Options, Inc, Philadelphia, PA where she worked with clients from all walks of the career spectrum. In addition to helping them change, redirect or advance their careers, Jane was also responsible for providing consulting and training to organizations on team building, organizational development and effective communications. Jane served as Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania, where she designed and administered career programs, developed resources, and provided career counseling and advice on employment trends and job search strategy for students and alumni of the Wharton Undergraduate Division. She also created and led the “Career Discovery” seminar at Wharton and served as liaison to recruiters from major corporations.
Jane currently advises Internet users nationwide regarding their career interests at US News and World Report’s Education and Career Forum an interactive website and is a part time career counselor at Bryn Mawr College. She taught a Career Evaluation course at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate course in Career Development at Chestnut Hill College. Jane served as a delegate for NCDA/People to People Ambassador Program in China in 2005. She is the past President for the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Career Professional International and served on the advisory board of Seedling Ventures in Boston. She was a frequent guest on the CN8 Morning Show and is quoted frequently in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Monster.com and many major publications and websites. Jane is a member of the National Career Development Association, Career Management Alliance, Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association, Net Impact, Green Careers Central and the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia.
Jane has an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Rochester, and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC).and Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) She is a certified instructor in Myers- Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventories and is trained in image consulting.
Diane Freedman, Career Consultant
At Career Visions Diane has coached clients through all phases or career transitions. In addition she has designed and facilitated specialized career development projects for senior citizens, high school students,and college students. As an organizational consultant, she has implemented needs assessments and facilitated organizational transition workshops in non-profit and public sector organizations. She is a consultant to the Coming of Age Project at the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning.
Diane has also worked as a High School English teacher, a career counselor at the LIfelong Learning Center (Free Library of Philadelphia) and a career counselor at Temple University. She has a Master's in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University and a Master's Degree in English from Columbia University, Teachers College. She was a founding member and board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACP). Professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association, the Association for Psychological Type, the National Career Development Association. Diane is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Inventory.