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OUR COACHES

|  Marshall Tucker, MS, CPCC, ACC, CCSP  |

~ Career & Life Coach ~


Marshall is a nationally certified coach based in Atlanta, GA.  He specializes in career and life coaching, facilitation and training, and mindfulness-based practice. He currently serves as a professional coach at Two Roads Resources and an assistant director of career services and career coach at Emory University.


Marshall earned a Master of Science degree in Positive Psychology from Life University, Atlanta, GA (one of only a handful of regionally accredited graduate degree programs in Positive Psychology in the U.S.). He has completed a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Georgia, with a concentration in Economics. He has 10 years of experience spanning the banking and IT sectors, serving in such roles as a personal banker, project manager, operational analyst, IT trainer, and chief technology officer. In 2013, he embraced the new role of professional coach. 

Marshall is passionate about working with individuals looking to find more meaning from their life. He strives to help a full spectrum of clients understand how to see life’s circumstances in the present and help them move beyond the obstacles holding them back.

Marshall's Professional Credentials:

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC):  The Coaches Training Institute

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC):  The International Coach Federation

  • Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) through the National Career Development Association Credentialing Commission; Broken Arrow, OK.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt


Marshall practices in alignment with the NCDA Code of Ethics, as well as the ICF Core Coaching Competencies and Code of Ethics. The ICF governs and regulates international coaching standards and practices.

- Marshall sees clients in the Atlanta, GA  office and also offers weekly remote (Phone or Zoom) sessions for clients.


Marshall's Thoughts & Reflection...

" I am passionate about working with individuals looking to find more meaning from their life. Whether business or personal, it’s all personal, and professional coaching offers a safe, trusted environment where people can ask tough questions, explore options and seek positive change. I strive to help a full spectrum of clients understand how to see life’s circumstances in the present and help them move beyond the obstacles holding them back.

I credit my very nurturing single mom for my higher sense of emotional awareness, an awareness that helped me immediately connect to my wife Jamie. After arranging a date through OK Cupid, we visited Atlanta’s Waikiki Barbecue for our first date. We sat on the patio and talked for hours. So long, the owner of the restaurant offered us another drink at closing, then told us to keep the glasses since the staff was going home for the night. Our conversation continued late into the night. We married a bit later and now have an eight-year-old son named Alexander. My hobbies include gaming, martial arts, motorcycles, reading, Zen, and meditation. My family and I currently live in Atlanta Georgia."

|  John E. Long, ED.S., BCC, CMCS  |

~ Career & Life Coach ~


John is a nationally certified coach, university instructor and career transition survivor (serving almost two decades in healthcare management roles). His private coaching practice has offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL.  

- John is based out of Jacksonville FL. Clients requesting an in-person coaching session may schedule an appointment with John at the Jacksonville office. He also offers weekly remote (Phone or Zoom) sessions for clients.


Education

John completed a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a concentration in career coaching and guidance plus the post-masters Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, majoring in educational and counseling psychology, with a depth of study in positive psychology. His graduate studies included coursework in psychology, counseling, education, career development, and coaching.  John received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, Cum Laude, in liberal arts, with depths of study in psychology and communications.  John also earned an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, with honors, completing a major in health services management.

Professional Credentials

Fellow - National Career Development Association (April '22). The NCDA "Fellow" Distinction, one of the highest honors by the NCDA, recognizes members who have contributed to--and advanced--the career development profession throughout their career. 


BCC – Board Certified Coach (Certification #000016 :: Member of the Founding/Inaugural Circle): A national coaching credential earned through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc., Greensboro, N.C.


CMCS – Certified Master of Career Services (Certification #CA-3000322121): A competency based credential earned through the National Career Development Association - Credentialing Commission; Broken Arrow, OK. To be awarded the CMCS, an applicant must have demonstrated, via formal assessment, a mastery of the CMCS Domains of Practice.


CCSP – Certified Career Services Provider (#CA-5814833529): A competency based credential through the National Career Development Association Credentialing Commission; Broken Arrow, OK.


GCDF – Global Career Development Facilitator (Certification #GCDF05418-US): A national career coaching credential earned through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc., Greensboro, N.C.


Certified MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) Practitioner through the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc.; Gainesville, FL.


Qualified Strong Interest Inventory® Practitioner through G/S Consultants; South Lake Tahoe, CA.

John is proudly affiliated with each of the following professional organizations:

  1. National Career Development Association (NCDA) *

  2. NCDA Credentialing Commission (Member 2017-2020 & Chair 2019/20)

  3. American Psychological Association (APA)

  4. Society for Vocational Psychology (APA Division 17)

  5. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)

  6. American Association of University Professors

  7. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

* A Division of the American Counseling Association


John's Thoughts & Reflection

“I enjoyed a long and successful career in health care management, a career path that I had selected in college and cultivated for many years. A significant portion of my career responsibilities involved human resource management, with an emphasis on employee training and development. I now refer to this period of time as my previous life.

About 15 years into my career, I started to experience a shift. The projects and responsibilities that I was once quite passionate about no longer gave me a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Was I experiencing job burnout or a mid-life crisis? 

I began to question my motivation and credibility, as I struggled to come to terms with escalating self doubt and negative internal dialogue. I was preoccupied with a recurring question – Why was I feeling this way? The answer to that question eluded me for quite some time, but the answer was quite simple. Nothing was truly wrong about what I was feeling and experiencing – I was simply undergoing a very natural change in my interests and career values. And it was time to determine what I needed to do – to recreate myself and prepare for a new phase of life.


In becoming a professional coach, I was able to use my background and experience as a foundation to successfully embrace and navigate the path of positive change. I’m very proud to offer my clients solid professional credentials, strong life and work experience, as well as a real world perspective on career and life transitions. I coach my clients using a strengths-based approach blended with elements of positive psychology, solution focused change, and intuitive career design.”  --John Long


John resides in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL, after 16 years in the incredible city of Atlanta, GA. His interests involve human rights, animal rights, social justice, positive psychology, the minimalist movement, and Judo. He is originally from Upstate New York and now divides his time between the beautiful southern cities of Atlanta and Jacksonville.


John's Professional Experience

OWNER, CAREER & LIFE COACH / Two Roads Resources, Inc. (est. 2005); Atlanta, GA & Jacksonville, FL

Independent practitioner specializing in life coaching and career development.  I work with a broad range of clients, many of whom seek assistance with career exploration, updated personal marketing materials, a targeted career search strategy, interview preparation, and career transition, as well as coaching for stress management and life strategies.  I have a specialty interest in the administration and interpretation of career and personality assessments.  I also serve as a resource for organizations interested in employee assessments, talent development and outplacement coaching. I coach clients using a strengths-based approach blended with elements of positive psychology and solution-focused change.


INSTRUCTOR / Fort Hays State University; Hays, KS /  FHSU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 08/19 to Present: serve as an instructor for online graduate level sections of AEP-880: Cultural Diversity and ALTC-808: Practicum. From 08/15 to 12/18, taught online sections of TEEL-431: Educational Psychology . Utilize the Blackboard learning management system.


INSTRUCTOR / Kennesaw State University – University College; Kennesaw, GA  /  KSU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and the second largest University in Georgia.

08/20 to Present: Dept. of Psychological Science. Teach online sections of PSYC 2000: The Science of Psychology and PSYC-3375: Psychology of Career Development. Utilize the Brightspace/D2L learning management system.

04/18 to 07/20: Dept. of Integrative & Leadership Studies. Taught online sections of INTS 3398: Integrative Studies Internship and INTS 4498: Senior Seminar (successful college to career transition), via D2L.

08/13 to 12/16: Dept. of First-Year & Transition Studies. Served as a part-time instructor (typically Fall semester) for in-seat sections of KSU1101: Traditional Seminar and KSU1111: Globally Focused Seminar). Conducted classes in a traditional classroom format combined with online content using D2L.

ADMINISTRATOR / Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates, P.C.; Decatur, GA  /  Responsible for all financial activities (billing, A/R, A/P, G/L, Payroll, budgets, financial statements), marketing, business planning, contracting, compliance, computer services, personnel and benefits management of a group practice comprised of two endocrinologists, two nurse practitioners, two dietitians and sixteen employees at two office locations.  Major Accomplishments: Replacement/upgrade of company’s computer network, conversion to new Practice Management Software, implementation of HIPAA policy, revision of administrative policies (personnel & OSHA), reorganization of bookkeeping system, implementation of new 401k Plan, development of company web site and brochure.


PRACTICE MANAGER / CONTROLLER / Collier Neurologic Specialists, P.L.; Naples, FL /  Directed all financial activities, marketing, business planning, computer services and personnel/employee benefits of a group practice comprised of four neurologists, three neurosurgeons, three psychologists, two nurse practitioners, thirty employees, a physical therapy department and two office locations.  Directly supervised the daily clinical operation of the neurology, psychology and physical therapy departments.  Managed an annual cash flow in excess of 6 million dollars. Major Accomplishments: Merger of Two Group Practices; Established new 15,000 sq.ft. facility; Recruited two physicians; Upgraded computer, neurodiagnostic and dictation systems; Introduced a new logo, brochure and web site.


PRACTICE MANAGER  / University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P.C. (now Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists); Syracuse, NY /  Responsible for overseeing the successful operation of all business, human resources/employee benefits and clinical activities of a group practice comprised of ten orthopedic surgeons, a physiatrist, a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, fifty employees and three office locations.  Managed an annual cash flow in excess of 8 million dollars.  Also served as the part-time Business & Property Manager for the University Medical Center;  seven office suites totaling 18,000 square feet of commercial space. Major Accomplishments: Established a new 9,000 sq. ft. facility, Supervised the renovation of 2 satellite offices; Recruited two physicians; Added hand surgery, PM & R, EMG/NCV and epidural injections to the practice’s scope of services; Supervised computer conversion; Introduced a new logo and brochure.