Coach Meg Montford
My name is Meg
Montford, Executive Career Coach and President of Abilities Enhanced®.
I help you make friends with change to manage your career for life.
Services include career coaching, job
search training, and resume writing customized for individuals,
groups, and organizations. As chief coaching officer, I administer
and coordinate all programs and services to meet your career development,
career management, and career change needs.
With my team
of highly qualified certified Professional Resume Writers and Career
Coaches, we meet all project deadlines and ensure your customer
clients have called me their career partner, their secret weapon,
their angel. My mantra is simple: Believe
in yourself and everything is possible.
Printed on a postcard above my desk, this saying has inspired me
for over 20 years. I am ready to help you achieve your goals!
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My clients sometimes
even surprise themselves with the amazing results they achieve.
Read what they say about their career coaching experiences.
Testimonials as published are with permission from the authors.
Marketing/Sales: More than just earning money,
he wanted to work his passion. He shifted directions to follow
his life purpose as a sculptor and planned to use his
business acumen to build a studio for young artists.
Business Development: Discouraged with building his
own business in a stalled economy, he paved his reentry
into Corporate America.
Director: Victim of a layoff with no
job prospects in sight, he sought career coaching to find his
way back to the field he loved.
Director: After working 10 years for one company, she
saw the snowball rolling down the hill when a new
CEO was hired. She proactively sought and found a more compatible
work environment where she went to work everyday with a smile
on her face.
Investor Relations: Downsized and burned out, he used career
coaching to find life / work balance while starting his own
Trainer: Downsized at 38, she was tired of the high
tech industry roller-coaster. She discovered her passion in
pharmaceutical sales and broke into the field working
for an industry leader, and is still there four years later.
Writer: Tired of working 60-70
hours per week, she converted her passion for Yoga and exercise
into a career as a personal trainer at the age of 48.
Manager: Unemployed for over a year,
a media manager and standup comic landed his dream job with
a national television network after six months of clarifying
what was most important to him.
Analyst: Terminated from a corporate position
captured with her finance degree, she clarified career goals,
discovered her life purpose, and entered the teaching profession.
experience in the careers industry since 1986, I have provided career
consulting to clients from varied industries and for all
career types. My expertise includes career coaching for executives,
midlife career changers, new managers,
and entrepreneurs. My specialty
is sales and marketing executives and
professionals, though many others have achieved results through
our career coaching partnership. In my early career, I did recruiting
and business development, and understand career change
first hand having entered the career management field following
my own transition from several years as a college financial aid
administrator. It took me three years to discover my passion. If
only I'd had a career coach to help me I could have realized my
ideal career much sooner!
presentations to corporate, educational,
government, and community groups include topics on career self-management,
life after layoff, understanding communication styles, job search
strategies, and more.
include Master Certified Career
Coach, Career Management Fellow, Certified Professional Resume
Writer, and Certified TeleLeader. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
from the University of Missouri. My
professional affiliations include
coaching and careers industry associations plus a Kansas City-based
professional organization, The Central Exchange.
Coach (and trainer), Coaching Business Mastery Program
- Milana Leshinsky, founder and marketing guru for
professional coaches, 2007-2008.
Forum Expert for executive members.
Coach Trainer, International Coach Academy, 2006-2008.
and Mentor Coach, Career Coach Institute, 2003-2005.
Speaker, Career Masters Institute Annual Conference,
Coaching Graduate, Corporate Coach University,
Career Coach for the Job Good. Life Good May
2001 sweepstakes winner.
Best Resume Writing Contest four-time winner.
and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Kansas
City Star, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine,
Diversity Inc., Kansas City Fox news, and others.
Now What?™ Life Blueprint® Facilitator - coaching
program created by Laura Berman Fortgang, MCC.
author to 19 nationally published careers books including
Martin Yates Knock em Dead
series, Wendy Enelows 101 Ways to Recession
Proof Your Career, Marcia Bench's An
Insiders Guide to Career Coaching, The
Twitter Job Search Guide (Whitcomb, Bryan and
Dib), and Power
Tools: Top Executive Coaches Put You on the
Fast Track to Success (The Business Tool Kit Series).
Career Coach: Awarded
by Career Coach Institute (now Institute for Purposeful Entrepreneurship),
this certification required completion of 2 six-month training programs
focused on career coaching skills, career development methods, and
best employment practices. Core learning competencies were achieved
as defined by professional coaching industry standards. Over 1000
coaching hours with clients were documented.
Management Fellow: Awarded by the Institute
of Career Certification International, the accrediting body for
the Association of Career Professionals International, this certification
recognizes commitment to advancing the career management profession
and its ethical standards. It validates career management competencies
throughout one's entire careers industry service.
Life Blueprint® Facilitator
by the Life Blueprint Institute®, this credential requires completion
of the 20 hour Life Blueprint® training program and successfully
passing the final exam. The program includes training in the International
Coach Federations Core Competencies, personal development
of the coach, plus skills and tools directly applicable to coaching.
Professional Resume Writer: Awarded
by the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches,
this credential was initiated in 1991 as the original certification
for professionals in the resume writing industry. It is based upon
demonstrated attainment of the highest resume writing standards
through written examination and peer evaluation.
by TeleClass International, this certification requires completion
of criteria in three categories: attending teleconference leader
training classes, leading TeleClasses critiqued by a peer, plus
observing and critiquing TeleClasses led by others. TeleClasses
are conducted conveniently by telephone through quality teleconferencing
bridge systems. Class participants can learn from their own office
adheres to the Code of Ethics of these