Promote your best self!

Monica Marcelis Fochtman, PhD, CPRW
Career Coach | Resume Writer | Speaker
In a career rut? Ready to pivot? I know that feeling.
Overwhelmed by your resume? I’ve been there, too!
The good news is, you’re not alone and I can help.

Meet Monica

My name is Dr. Monica Marcelis Fochtman. That’s a mouthful and hard to pronounce, so call me Monica.

I am a career coach, certified resume writer, and speaker. My clients have never written a resume, or haven’t job-searched in a long time, and they’re overwhelmed.

I help mid-career job seekers and industry changers learn how to share their experiences and accomplishments with confidence, get unstuck, and transition to their next big thing. I’d love to help you, too! Together, we create effective search strategies, strong application materials, and memorable interview answers.

In addition to coaching, I am a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Administrator. Since 2004, I have conducted leadership development workshops for students, faculty, and industry professionals. I love helping people learn more about themselves so they can become stronger leaders and better teammates.

I practice radical candor because I care about my clients and want them to be their best. I challenge the status quo and build processes that make teams and organizations more humane and more efficient.

I am a wife and mom to 2 sons. I’m also a vocal advocate for childhood cancer patients and survivors, and the need for more awareness, funding, and research.



Monica’s qualifications and career highlights:
Built business completely through referrals, by providing expert advice and personalized coaching.

Helped 100s of clients advance to leadership roles or pivot to new industries.

Worked with mid-career pros and executive leaders from: Tesla, IBM, Deloitte, Walgreen’s, CBRE, Gordon Food Service, Ford, GM, area universities and health systems

Earned PhD from top-ranked program in 5 years, while working part-time and parenting 2 young children, one of whom survived cancer.

Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Consultant since 2004.

Pre-vetted Career Coach for the MSU Alumni Association.

Cast Member in the first Listen to Your Mother™ Metro Detroit Show.

Childhood Cancer Advocate and Testimonial Speaker with extensive public speaking experience, including national fundraising events, live TV, and radio.


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