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 job’s OK, but there’s no room for growth here.

I haven’t written a résumé in years- I’m overwhelmed.

Sound familiar? I’ve been there. I can help.

Hi! I’m Monica Fochtman. I am a career coach and resume writer. I help mid-career job seekers and industry-changers find and then share their career experiences and accomplishments with confidence so they can move on, up, and out. I care about you and want you to be your best. I’m known for asking heartfelt, yet direct questions to help you get unstuck. Together, we’ll create effective search strategies, strong application materials, and memorable interview answers that get results.

I’m also a Certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) administrator and consultant. Since 2004, I have conducted leadership development workshops to help people learn more about themselves so they can become stronger leaders and better teammates. I love teaching people how to challenge the status quo and build processes that make teams and organizations more humane and efficient.

I am a wife and mom to 2 sons and 2 cats. I love the beach, coffee, soft pretzels, Italian food (I grew up on the east coast), and chocolate.

I look forward to hearing more about you and how I can help. Book your (free) initial consultation here.



Monica’s qualifications and career highlights:
Helped 100s of clients advance to leadership roles or pivot to new industries.

Worked with mid-career pros and executive leaders from: Tesla, Walgreen’s, Peckham, CBRE, GFS, IBM, Deloitte, Herman Miller, Steelcase, Ford, GM, area universities and health systems.

Built business completely through referrals, by providing expert advice and personalized coaching.

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

Pre-vetted Career Coach for the MSU Alumni Office.

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

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

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


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