We uncover and assess the root cause of situations and address the key issues
We apply keen insight and real life management experience in guiding clients to overcome organizational and individual challenges with creative yet practical strategies
Flexibility and customization is our MO. Nothing is canned. We propose options that match your needs and goals
We understand budget constraints, and work with you to build practical solutions at reasonable prices
As we work with our clients we are committed to ensuring alignment and transparency in defining roles, relationships, and how information will be shared among key stakeholders.
Client organizations gain increased insight, tools, clarity about what is essential for on-going success, and a roadmap to support meeting their goals and overcoming challenges.
Individual clients gain insight about how to flourish in their work: learning skills and strategies that are beneficial throughout the many changes and transitions in their careers.
Leslie Rothman, MBA
Founder and Principal Consultant/Coach
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After many years in corporate HR leadership positions, I established Career & Workplace Directions in 2002, providing Outplacement and Human Resource Consulting services to organizations and Career, Workplace and Job Search assistance to individuals.
Guiding and inspiring clients toward success at the individual and organizational level has been an integral component of my 25+ years of Career and Human Resource experience. Leveraging career work at two universities and Recruitment and HR Management positions in High Tech, Manufacturing and Retail industries in Maine and Southern New Hampshire – Sanders Associates, Teradyne Connection Systems, Summa Four, and L.L. Bean – clients have benefited from my first hand organizational insight and experiences.
I apply all of this deep organizational experience to the work I do, and relish each and every opportunity to help individuals and organizations go from good to great!
Susan McClain, EMBA
HR Consultant / Coach
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Helping others identify their talents and interests, and re-envision their career path is both a strength and a passion. With business experience that spans industries, 10 years in human resource management and 15 years of operations leadership, I understand the natural tensions and dynamics of staff versus line, and department versus corporate perspectives that often impact the effective functioning of an organization.
At L.L. Bean I held several HR Manager positions, including the HR leader for a groundbreaking Distribution Center Redesign. Following that assignment I transitioned to Operations as Director of Fulfillment and then Customer Satisfaction. Prior experiences include HR Administrator for Dead River Company, Project Manager at G. H. Bass, and Administration in various healthcare settings.
Recognizing opportunities to leverage untapped potential in organizations and individuals has been a constant theme throughout my career!
CWD Consultant Partner / Coach
With over 30 years of experience in Human Resources, Nancy is currently the President and Founder of Rhoades & Associates, a recruiting firm specializing in Information Technology, Healthcare Informatics, Physician and Executive search and placement. Prior to this, she was with BONNEY Staffing Center as its co-owner and President. She managed operations, systems and plans for 8 branch locations, 40 full-time staff and 800-1000 weekly, temporary employees of all skill sets and levels. Sharing her knowledge and expertise as an industry speaker and trainer, Nancy has worked with hundreds of staffing professionals, attending conferences and participating in national certification programs. In addition, she has also been involved in developing groups that support entrepreneurs and partner-based opportunities. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Ed from Salem State.
CWD Consultant Partner / Coach
Workforce development has been at the forefront of Allen’s work as the Director of Adult Education in Sanford and in his prior role as Vocational Program Coordinator at Portland Adult Education. In these positions he has gained extensive experience in career coaching, career development, job search and resume/interview support. Prior to this, he held various executive positions in the financial services industry from California to Boston. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Maine’s Graduate School of Adult Education. With his corporate background Allen helps students appreciate and better understand business dynamics. He received a BA degree from the University of California, Berkley and MS degree in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.