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June 28-30, 2017: John and Marshall attended the 2017 Global Conference of the National Career Development Association in Orlando, FL. John served as co-Presenter for session #401 Are You Certifiable? Five New Certifications offered by the NCDA Credentialing Commission.

April 6, 2017: John earns the Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) designation - a professional credential intended to recognize the contributions of individuals who have mastered a variety of roles within the field of career services.

January 2, 2017: John is appointed as a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Credentialing Commission. In December 2016, the Board of Directors of NCDA voted to transform the Credentialing Organizing Committee (formed in Spring 2016) into the new NCDA Credentialing Commission. This new Commission is launching 5 new competency based certifications for the career development industry [Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS), Certified Career Counselor (CCC), Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling (CCSCC), and Certified Career Counseling Educator (CCCE)]. As a commission member, my role is to contribute to the group's efforts to formalize and launch these new credentials throughout 2017. A specific area of focus is on assuring the quality and assessment integrity for the Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) credential.

August 20, 2016: John served as a panelist at the C-Factor: Coles College Connection. This professional development symposium was sponsored by Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. This was an excellent opportunity for MBA and Executive MBA students and alumni to connect with each other and engage in conversations about leadership, the path to promotion and how to effectively making a career transition.

July 2016: The Atlanta Business Chronicle included John's comments in the article Returning to Work: Communication key for employees and employers Atl Business Chronicle 07.15.16.pdf

May 16, 2016: John was pleased to be invited to present a LUNCH-N-LEARN discussion for the Marketing and Insurance Claims Association (www.MICA.org). The focus of the presentation was creating and leveraging your Linkedin profile.

April 21, 2016: John served as a faculty judge for the 21st Annual Symposium of Student Scholars and Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University; Kennesaw, GA.

March 25, 2016: John attended the second annual Georgia First-Year and Transition Studies Conferencea forum for faculty, staff, and administrators to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance our work with first year and students in transition. The Keynote speaker was Dr. George Kuh, Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

November 10, 2015: John participated in “Executive Career Coaching Week” (Nov. 9-12) at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John met with students in multiple MBA cohorts who were seeking guidance on such issues as: resume writing, personal branding and career development planning.

October 29, 2015: John Completed professional development training, Building a Supportive Community - Identifying and Responding to Sexual Harrassment or Assault through Bridgeport Education.

October 25, 2015, Vinings, GA: John attended the Benefits and Practice of Mindfulness workshop presented by Angela and Dennis Buttimer of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-being.

June 30 - July 2, 2015, Denver, CO: John will be attending the Global Career Development Conference of the National Career Development Association. This year's conference theme: Reimagining Life's Possibilities: Celebrating First Jobs Through Encore Careers.

May 1, 2015: John's article, Rediscovering Cultural Competetence - A Book Review and Interpretation, was published in Career Convergence Magazine. Gary Howard, author of We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know, contends that in our classrooms, there is a striking disconnect between White teachers and a diverse student body. A compelling need exists to prepare an educational work force of predominantly White teachers to effectively teach to a diverse student population. Topics discussed certainly span career development in the school setting. Career Convergence is an online magazine from the National Career Development Association.

April 2015: John was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), in recognition of his academic work at University of Missouri-Columbia. John is a candidate for the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in counseling psychology (August 2015). PKP the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. 

April 15, 2015: John served on a discussion panel on leadership and communication at the 2015 Spring Conference & Expo of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. The panel engaged attendees in discussions surrounding office rumors and gossip...You won't believe what I heard - and you shouldn't!

April 2, 2015: John served as a featured presenter for three sessions on Career Branding – Achieving Better Career Fit by Claiming and Promoting Your Professional Identity at Kennesaw State University’s Winter 2015 Career Training Expo. The sessions also covered key topics, such as resume writing, behavioral interviewing, and career transition.

March 24 & 31, 2015: John led a presentation and discussion to members of Christ Church of Atlanta. Topics included professional branding, the "achievements" based resume, leveraging your Linkedin profile, job search strategies, and behavioral interviewing technicques. What a terrific group of people; thank you for letting me visit with you.

February 19, 2015: John served as the instructor for a half day workshop, Resume Writing & Professional Branding, at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University. Identify your unique strengths, claim your area of specialty interest/expertise and start competing for a better fit career role!

February 7, 2015: John served as the instructor for a half day workshop, Discover the Hidden Job Market, at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University. This workshop focused on immediately engaging pro-active, rather than traditional passive, job search techniques. Better Materials + Better Resources + Better Strategy = Better Results!!!

January 8, 2015: John served as a featured presenter for three sessions on Career Branding – Achieving Better Career Fit by Claiming and Promoting Your Professional Identity at Kennesaw State University’s Winter 2015 Career Training Expo. The sessions also covered key topics such as resume writing, behavioral interviewing, and career transition.

November 4, 2014: John led a discussion with the Pride Alliance at Kennesaw State University on the topic of identifying organizations that repect and promote diversity and cultural awareness, when exploring career opportunities.

July 2014: John served as a featured presenter for three sessions on Career Branding – Achieving Better Career Fit by Claiming and Promoting Your Professional Identity at Kennesaw State University’s Winter 2014 Career Training Expo. The sessions also covered key topics such as resume writing, behavioral interviewing, and career transition.

June 25, 2014: Presenter for two sessions on Career Branding & Personal Marketing – Strategies to Claim and Promote Your Professional Identity at the 2014 Atlanta Nonprofit Career Conference sponsored by Opportunity Knocks and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

June 20, 2014: Presenter at the National Career Development Association’s 2014 Global Conference in Long Beach, CA. Presentation #304 Positivity – A Powerful Fusion of Career Development and Positive Psychology. Deliver career services with greater impact through applied positive psychology. Teach clients how to create habits of happiness to infuse positivity into their career development action plan.

June 19, 2014: Co-presenter with colleague Tina Johnston at the National Career Development Association’s 2014 Global Conference in Long Beach, CA. Presentation #205 Showdown: Counseling vs. Coaching. Here it is – the showdown you CANNOT miss – Coaching vs. Counseling. The competition is fierce – two professionals at the top of their game: a Master Career Development Professional and Board Certified Coach versus a Master Career Counselor and Licensed Psychotherapist. Just FEEL the intensity. Don’t miss it! 

April 29, 2014: John led a presentation and discussion to the members of the Job Network at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. Topics covered included preparing for successful phone interviews and the three critical components of the interview.

April 26, 2014: John served as a guest presenter for a brunch session at Maggianos Perimeter Mall, hosted by Longview Wealth Management (LWM). Participants learned about the process of exploring and navigating career transitions…to get UNSTUCK! A big “thank you” to Susan Ganser at LWM for the invitation to speak to such a friendly group!

January 9, 2014: John served as a featured presenter for two sessions on Career Branding – Achieving Better Career Fit by Claiming and Promoting Your Professional Identity at Kennesaw State University’s Winter 2014 Career Training Expo. The sessions also covered key topics such as resume writing, behavioral interviewing, and career transition.

November 5, 2013: John led a presentation and discussion to the members of the Job Network at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. Topics covered included free and low cost professional development, such as webinars, community/lifelong learning events and MOOCs.

July 6, 2013: John served as a co-presenter of a Professional Development Institute (PDI) at the 2013 Global Career Development Conference of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), July 7-10, 2013, in Boston, MA, “Celebrating 100 Years of Career Development: Creating Hope, Social Justice, and Legacy”. 

PDI #6 Private Practice and Career Consulting 101: For anyone interested in getting help and support in launching or strengthening a private practice, this workshop will provide practical information and inspiration. Instructors are an experienced group of private practice coaches and consultants. Topics include developing a clear vision, marketing, and best business practices. Co-Presenters included colleagues Karen James Chopra, Marie Zimenoff, Elizabeth Craig, and Meagan Kittrick.

June 2013: John developed and contributed the CDF/GCDF Roadmap, which was formally adopted for use by the National Career Development Association. This document outlines the process of pursuing professional development training and certification as a career development facilitator/coach.

May 7, 2013: John led a presentation and discussion to the members of the Job Network at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. Topics covered included creating a compelling elevator speech and behavioral interviewing strategies.

March 5, 2013: John served as a featured presenter for two sessions on Branding, Personal Marketing and Social Media – Strategies to Claim Your Professional Identity at the 2013 Atlanta Nonprofit Career Conference sponsored by Opportunity Knocks and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

January 15, 2013: John led a presentation and discussion focused on creating clarity in your branding and job search, claiming your professional identity and manifesting positive change to the members of the Job Network at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA.

October 29, 2012: John was the the guest on The Performance Difference radio show onAtlanta Business Radio. Host Laurie Genevish and John discussed career growth and transition.

October 9, 2012: Great discussion today at the Denning Technology & Management Program at Georgia Institute of Tecnology. Students asked some targeted questions and we shared thoughts on career values during a lunch-n-learn session. We explored ideas surrounding a core question, “As I start my career, what am I looking for to make it a strong fit?”

September 18, 2012: Really enjoyed leading the lunch and learn session on streamlining the online job application process for students in the Denning Technology and Management Program at Georgia Institute of Technology. Thank you Dr. Oldham, Lauren Howard and Leslie Perretti for the invite!

June 21-23, 2012: John will be a Co-Presenter, with colleague Tina Johnston, at the 2012 Global Career Development Conference of the National Career Development AssociationTopic: SYNERGY: Counselors and Coaches Collaborating to Elevate Career Development.

May 8, 2012: John provided individual LASER COACHING sessions to the members of the Job Network at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. Each member had an opportunity to have a 1 on 1 discussion with john and receive coaching surrounding a specific topic of interest.

April 17, 2012:: John led a presentation and discussion focused on Resume and Letter Writing: Hints, Tips and Techniques to the members of the Job Network at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA.

March 7, 2012: “It was such a pleasure to participate in a panel discussion with several of my colleagues in the field of professional coaching and coaching psychology students at Life University, Marietta, GA. We discussed the value that coaching brings to the public as well as career paths for professional coaches.”  –John Long, Board Certified Coach

March 6, 2012: John hosted two sessions on CAREER MAPPING – Creating Your Path to the Career You’ve Imagined at the Atlanta Nonprofit Career Conference sponsored by Opportunity Knocks and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

January 1, 2012: It was a pleasure to participate in a panel discussion on Making New Year’s Resolutions at 11 Alive (WXIA-Atlanta). Whether you call them resolutions, intentions, goals, or commitments, be determined to embrace positive change to enhance your life throughout the year. Resolve to make 2012 your best year yet!

December 6, 2011: John led a presentation and discussion focused on Career Transition Strategies to the Job Network at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA.

December 1, 2011: John is so pleased to be moving into a new office in the historic Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Intown Atlanta. “My goal is to offer clients a relaxing, positive experience with each coaching session. Come see the new space.”  — John Long 

November 9, 2011:John participated in “Executive Career Coaching Week” at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John met with students in the Global MBA and Specialized Masters programs requesting guidance on such issues as: resume development and branding, job search strategies, interview coaching, and career mapping.

August 2011: John is awarded the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential through the Center for Credentialing and Education Inc. This designation is in recognition of John’s depth of training and experience in the field of professional coaching.

June 2011: John receives the Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) credential through the National Career Development Association. The MCDP is one of the highest designations a career coach can achieve in the United States. John is one of only six professionals holding this credential in the state of Georgia.

June 14, 2011: John led a presentation and discussion on the parallel tracks of a pro-active job search strategy for the Job Network at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA.

May 5, 2011: Mock Interviews with the Job Network at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. John was a panelist at this event to walk group members through mock interview sessions and and provide positive feedback on interview preparation.

May 3, 2011: Presentation to the Job Network at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. John provided group members with simple yet powerful techniques to successfully prepare for Behavioral Interviews.

February 17, 2011: John moderated a panel discussion on professional development at the national conference of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives.

October 22, 2010: John participated in “Executive Career Coaching Week” at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. He provided one-on-one coaching to MBA and MHA students requesting guidance on such issues as: resume development, job search strategies, interview coaching, and career mapping.

September 2010: John joined the staff of Rasmussen College as an adjunct instructor leading students through E242, an undergraduate course in career development strategies.

August 4, 2010: John led a career development workshop for undergraduate students in the summer internship program at the Southern Arts Federation.

March 1, 2010: John will be participating in “Executive Career Coaching Week” at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John will meet with MBA students requesting guidance on such issues as: resume development, job search strategies, interview coaching, and career mapping.

January 28, 2010: John was interviewed by April Williams of CNN Radio to gather information and perspectives for listeners on the topic of career transition and pursuing a second career..

November 1, 2009: As of Nov 1st, 2009, Two Roads Resources, Inc. will be sharing offices with Equality Counseling Center at 15 Lenox Pointe, Suite B; Atlanta, GA 30324.

October 22, 2009: John will be a member of the “Healthcare Expert’s Panel” at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. This event is for the benefit of graduate students enrolled in the joint PMBA/MHA program

October 13, 2009: John will be participating in “Executive Career Coaching Week” (Oct. 12-16) at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John will meet with MBA students requesting guidance on such issues as: resume writing, job search strategies, interview coaching, and career development planning.

October 8, 2009: John will be a guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Credit Insurers Association. The topic for the presentation will be “Using the MBTI to Enhance Communication and Staff Development”.

June 2009: John will be leading a workshop for the Georgia State University Alumni Association on June 25, 2009, entitled “Your Career Transition Action Plan.”

May 2009: John was elected to the membership of the Society for Vocational Psychology and the Association for Coaching.

April 2009: John completed the Positive Psychology Immersion masterclass sponsored by MentorCoach. This 8-week class was led by Christopher Peterson, Ph.D., a leading figure in the positive psychology arena.

March 31, 2009: John will be a guest speaker at the Atlanta Women For Hire Career Expo at Cobb Galleria. His presentation will highlight Career Transition Strategies. Attendance is free!

February, 2009: John is participating in Executive Career Coaching week (02/16 – 02/20/09) at the GSU Robinson College of Business. He will also be serving on Robinson’s Healthcare Careers panel on 02/18/09.

November 7, 2008: John participated in the Fall ’08 Executive Career Coaching series at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John met with graduate students requesting guidance on such issues as: resume writing/personal branding, pro-active job search strategies, interview preparation and mapping a professional development plan.

October 10, 2008: John served as a career expert at the 2008 Conference & Career Expo for the the National Society of Hispanic MBAs held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.  John met with MBA students and alumni from universities across the country, to provide feedback on resume writing, job search techniques and interview preparation. 

September, 2008: John is included in the national directory of Career Experts at Women for Hire, the leading provider of career advancement services for professional women nationwide.  Tory Johnson, founder and CEO of Women for Hire is also the Workplace Contributor onABC’s Good Morning America

July, 2008: Atlanta Magazine. John is quoted in the July 2008 edition of Atlanta magazine. Here is an excerp from the article entitled, Love The One You’re With – The most wonderful cubicle in the world might just be your own, by Rachel Pomerance. “Enrolling in executive training is another way to stave off tedium. ‘That’s an area I think a lot of people ignore,’ says career coach John Long. ‘They don’t seek continuing professional development in the form of seminars and conferences and workshops that will keep them engaged in the field that they are in and keep them in touch with the latest and greatest information [that would allow] them to advance in their career.’ “

April 5, 2008: John was a featured speaker at Georgia State University’s Career Strategies Workshop for Robinson’s EMBA Students and Alumni.

February 25 – 28, 2008: John participated in Executive Career Coaching week at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John met with MBA students who had requested guidance on such issues as: resume writing, job search strategies, interview coaching and career development planning.

February 2, 2008: John was the featured guest on WCFO’s (1160-AM) new Career Connections radio program. Listeners were presented with the primary steps in the career transition process. They also had the opportunity to call the show to ask John specific questions relating to their career path.

November 9, 2007: John hosted a teleseminar on the topic of Career Transition for the Georgia State University Alumni Association.

September 17 – 21, 2007: John participated in Executive Career Coaching week at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. John was asked to meet with MBA students seeking guidance with specific career development topics.