In the News: Career Coaches

We recently launched a new feature – “Ask A Coach” – where a select group of career/life coaches answer your career-related questions.

Now meet our team of coaches!

[singlepic=1762,100,,,left]Barbara Pagano – Founding Partner, YourSABBATICAL
Barbara has spent more than 20 years helping leaders excel and facilitating for Fortune 500 firms. She has shared her leadership insights with audiences totaling more than 300,000 executives from companies like Coca-Cola, NCR, Target, and Turner Broadcasting, and she has personally coached almost 3,000 executives from companies including American Express, AT&T, and BellSouth. Barbara’s research on credibility, the diagnostic tools she has developed with a leading company in the assessment industry, and her focus on skills and measurable improvement offer leaders proven methods for building trusting, high-performing relationships. She inspires, teaches and holds leaders accountable for results. She is co-author of THE TRANSPARENCY EDGE: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business, (McGraw-Hill), chosen by Fast Company magazine as a “Book of the Month.”

[singlepic=1764,100,,,left]Elizabeth Pagano – Founding Partner, YourSABBATICAL
Elizabeth consults with organizations on leadership/talent development. She is co-author of THE TRANSPARENCY EDGE: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business (McGraw-Hill), which has been translated into four languages and is now in paperback. A former business journalist, articles by and about her have appeared in a wide array of business publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, CNN International, Outside Magazine,, Journal of Accountancy, CBS News, Web CPA, Business to Business, Talent Management, Employee Benefit News, Manage Smarter, and Canada’s Globe and Mail.

[singlepic=1662,100,,,left]Tara Russell – Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting
Tara is a “Life Sabbatical & Long-term Travel Coach” – a Certified Life and Career Coach with a passion for working with clients who dream of taking time off to travel, live, work, study or volunteer abroad. As the Founder and President of Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting, her mission is to empower her clients to change their lives (and ultimately the world at large), through meaningful international travel experiences. In addition to her work with one-on-one Coaching clients, Tara is a popular speaker and workshop presenter in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and has brought her unique perspective and expertise to audiences at venues including Apple, Borders, McKesson, Coldwell Banker and the Korea Leadership Center in Seoul, South Korea. She is also the Founder of the San Francisco Travel Book Club and Lectures Series.

An avid traveler and believer in the rejuvenating effects of “taking time off”, Tara’s journeys have taken her from the ancient ruins of Peru and rainforests of the Brazilian Amazon to the temples of Japan and the Himalayan Mountain ranges of Nepal.

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