Greg helps people solve their career and workforce problems.
As founder and leader of Resume Choices (for individuals) and Core Choices
Consulting (for organizations / companies), Greg brings experience as an
accomplished executive and career coach, facilitator, and concept leader dedicated
to helping others become self-coaching in realizing more and better choices. He
guides learners to leverage cognitive and feeling strengths, overcome barriers,
develop their whole person potential, and achieve results. His humanistic approach
is complimented by an energetic and caring style. He is a realist, committed to
focusing on solutions to present challenges while setting clients up for longer term
learning, change, and growth.
His experience with writing high quality resumes is anchored by his corporate outplacement work - scores of companies have engaged Greg over 10+ years to provide career transition coaching and resume writing to hundreds and hundreds of workers impacted by a variety of downsizings and plant closures. He also has university experience, coaching and writing resumes for MBAs and undergraduates alike. Whether it is a student, front line employee, engineer, mid-level manager, or senior executive, Greg brings the same focus and appreciation for the client's needs to each person with whom he interacts. Greg is also retained to assist with executive transitions and enjoys the opportunity to have more involved interactions at a strategic level. His resumes get results.
Greg’s own development was informed by growing up in the family agribusiness, located in southern Maine, leading two non-profits during times of change, and, most significantly, by his mentorship under mother Marijane, a highly regarded professor, counselor, and contributor to the area of play therapy. His focus is on assisting others in their career and professional journeys, one person, group, or organization at a time.
Greg’s work is informed by both humanist and social cognitivist lines of thought and he remains a student of multiple adult development, learning, and career theories – believing that different clients may benefit most from different approaches. Common veins running throughout his work include the focus on a person’s authentic core and personality, capacity and resiliency, life context, locus of control, and self-efficacy. During the last couple years, Greg has been working more with helping clients overcome their anxieties and fears as barriers to individual or organizational progress in both career and leadership contexts. Recent concepts Greg has developed include: Integrated Model of Adult Learning, Professional Value Proposition, Methodology for Combating Anxiety, and Masks of Anxiety. He is currently working on developing Workplace Intelligence and Generational Cross Pollination models/concepts.
Assessments Greg is experienced utilizing with clients or in group trainings include: MBTI, DiSC, Watson-Glaser II, FIRO-B, The Ken Blanchard Companies’ DISCovering Self and Others 360°, EQi, Golden Personality Profiler, Strong, Campbell, Jackson, Career Beliefs, Career Thoughts, Fall’s Workplace Anxiety Index, Fall’s Career Development Scale, and multi-rater/360° feedback instruments. While high validity and reliability coefficients are important to Greg, his client-centered approach asks first whether or not the client can connect with and draw value from any particular instrument.
Greg has completed an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and masters in adult and higher education from the University of Southern Maine. He passed the SPHR exam in 2000, completed a certificate in training program at USM, and belongs to numerous local and national organizations, including ASTD, NCDA, SHRM, and NRWA.