Kelly Virginia Phelan, Ph.D.


Hi, I’m Kelly, a Career Coach and Professional Development Specialist.

I am fortunate that my first job as a student at Johns Hopkins University was in the Career Center. I learned from the experts everything necessary to support professional success and develop a career strategy.

Using that foundation, I taught job candidates how to write resumes and cover letters, excel in interviews, evaluate job offers, negotiate salaries and benefits packages, and perfect countless other professional skills.

Over the past two decades I’ve guided thousands of individuals through the job search process.

You may have heard the saying:

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day;
Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”

That’s the approach I take to my business. I know you can hire companies to write resumes for you, but I enjoy teaching people to be self-sufficient. Using my industry experience and professional connections I provide clients valuable insight into hiring practices and prepare them for successful careers which they drive using the techniques I teach them.

Currently, I am working with clients on an individual basis, but I will be launching several online, self-paced courses over the next few months. If you would like to learn more about these and have the opportunity to participate in one of the beta launches, please be sure to click on the Community link above to connect via the WSSR Facebook page and join our private Facebook Group.

If you would like one-on-one coaching with me, please click the Work With Me button below. 

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