About Me

I am a passionate Career Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in workforce development, education, human resources and career counseling. I have helped people from many walks of life including: executives and professionals, adults and youth, college students and people returning to the workforce. I am also a Linkedin expert. I can help you figure out your next direction and strategize your career but what I really do best, is teach you how to use Linkedin effectively to reach your career goals. My credentials are listed below.

Winner of the 2014 Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association Professional Contributions Award

Winner of the 2014 MCDA Outstanding Career Professional Award

Former contributor and creator of the LinkedInsider column for the Career Development and Adult Planning Network international newsletter



Master of Science in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC) certified by the Career Development Network

Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education

Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) certified by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches

Certified Workplace Excellence Facilitator certified by AAWDC and WorkNet Solutions


Paula presenting at the MCDA Annual Conference


What’s New, What’s Gone and What You Need to Know (Winter/Spring 2017)

Washington College:  Using LinkedIn to Make Better Connections, Find More Opportunities & Increase Your Career Success (March 2016)

St. Johns College: Growing Your LinkedIn Presence (Feb. 2016) 

Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative: Creating an Effective Profile and Making Strategic Connections on LinkedIn (Sept. 2015)

St. Johns College: Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile (Feb. 2015)

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies:  LinkedIn: Be Found & Grow Your Network (Oct. 2014)

Maryland Association of Realtors Annual Conference:  Building Your LinkedIn Presence and Maximizing LinkedIn for Business Development  (Sept. 2014)

Maryland Career Development Association:  10 tips for Getting Hired on LinkedIn (April 2014)

Maryland Works Inc.:  Building a Stellar Profile for Job Development (March 2014)

Frederick County Workforce Services Staff Development:  Maximizing LinkedIn for Job Search (March 2014)

NIH/NIAID Seventh Annual Fellows Retreat: What’s a “Fellow” to Do? Using LinkedIn to Land a Job (April 2013)

National Career Development Association: Professional Development Institute–Technology Tools for Beginners(June 2012)

Maryland Career Development Association: Tech Cafe–A Hands On Approach for LinkedIn (January 2012)

Maryland Career Development Association Conference: LinkedIn for Beginners (January 2011)

Raising the Bar: LinkedIn 101 (November 2010)


Past-President and Member: Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA)

Affiliate: Career Thought Leaders

Member and Former Newsletter Contributor: The Career Development Network

Member: Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association (MACCA)


Member: National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Founding Member and Past-President of the Anne Arundel Society for Human Resource

Management (formerly Annapolis SHRM)

Career Directors International (CDI)

International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Chesapeake Human Resosurces Association (CHRA)

Association for Training and Development (ASTD) Maryland

Founder and Past-President of the UNC- Greensboro Women’s Lacrosse Club


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