Career & Executive Coach  Assessment Guru | Virtual Trainer ►Inspire & Maximize Career AdvanTAge

  • Received an award or special recognition
  • Received one or more certifications
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Earned one or more college degrees
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  • Endorsed by co-workers or clients


Bonnie M. Truax
" How long the road is. But for all the time the journey has already taken, how you have needed every second of it in order to learn what the road passes by." -- Dag Hammarskjöld
Bonnie's journey is about passion and focus to provide excellence in career management and counseling services. Her journey has led to leadership roles across industries, including business, industry, government, healthcare, education, nonprofit and higher education.
A recognized innovative career management professional, Bonnie offers expertise and extraordinary talent in assessment and career coaching. Her leadership ability creates new relationships and builds bridges for collaborative and productive work. Bonnie excels in building happy exceptional teams who excel across diverse groups and points-of-view. Career highlights:
♦ Leadership success: Managed career centers, mental health services, outplacement services and leadership development projects.
♦ Exceptional communicator: Invited to speak locally and at national conventions. Selected nationally to write USA Today career column. Editor of “After College” magazine. Write web events and video scripts. 
♦ Entrepreneur at heart: Created and operated 3 counseling and career development companies.
♦ Recognized by peers: National Career Development Association Fellow for extraordinary leadership & service. 
Expertise:  Career Management Services | Career Assessment | Executive Coaching | Talent Management | Retirement and Life Options Coaching | Personal Brand Strategist |

Contact Bonnie at:


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    Assessment Subject Matter Expert, Birkman Master T, Right Management

    Manage programs and training of over 500 career management consulting staff for virtual assessment services across North America delivered via web events, web site content and video recordings. Serve as virtual (Home-Based) Birkman Master Trainer on current 7 member team representing US and Canada regions.
    ♦ Developed unique assessment program for executive level clients to identify key strengths and areas for leadership development. Coached over 400 executives to improve leadership skills. Trained select members of the Executive Coaching team on assessment best practices.
    ♦ Wrote first virtual Career Assessment web event and trained 25 team members to deliver over 500 web events annually. Presentation revised 8 times in 5 years for improved client experience, with team rating average score exceeding 4.6 out of 5.
    ♦ Created and implemented new web event in for the Birkman Career Management Report and other assessments in 2014, training 16 member team in delivery.
    ♦ Wrote original script for Career Assessment video recording located on company website viewed by several thousand clients annually. Developed slides, scripts and engagement exercises.
    ♦ Created original model and virtual Birkman Certification Training program. Certified several hundred North America consultants delivering assessment results for the Birkman First Look. Trained other regional US and Canada Birkman Master Trainers to deliver virtually.

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    Senior Consultant | Executive Consulting Team, Right Management

    Have coached over 2,500 clients to develop and execute on career management plans and strategies in 1-1 sessions with diverse client base including individual contributors, managers and senior executives. Have written and edited over 1400 exceptional resumes for clients.
    ♦ Assist clients to create and manage an online brand with integrity in using Social Media platforms. Trained as Certified Personal Brand Strategist, coaching over 800 clients to improve LinkedIn profiles.
    ♦ Assist pre-retirement and retirement clients to develop and implement lifestyle changes using developed Life Options Certified Coach training skills.
    ♦ Led over 800 web events for Career Assessment over 10 year period with 10,000+ participants, and evaluation annnualized average score of 4.7 out of 5. Facilitate web events for maintaining optimism in the job search and creating successful 30/60/90 day action plan for onboarding to a new position.

    Career Transition ► Outplacement ► Career Management
    Executive Coaching ► Career Coaching ► Career Consulting
    Personal Branding ► Resumes ► Bios ► LinkedIn Profiles
    Social Media Strategist ► Networking ► Interviewing Strategies
    Entrepreneurial Success ► Retirement Life Options
    Trainer-the Trainer ► Web Event Faciliator

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    Principal & Executive Consultant, Inspiration Resources Inc (Truax Consulting Group)

    Excel in coaching diverse client base from sole contributors to executives for career advancement, career and lifestyle change with focus on creating happiness and career success.
    ♦ Created and marketed highly successful community workshop "Do What You Love, Love What You Do," delivered over 30 times for professionals seeking career or lifestyle changes.
    ♦ Consult with business, nonprofit and government organizations to maximize their people assets and navigate the opportunities and challenges of continual change.

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    Career Counselor, High Point University

    Provided career counseling and employment assistance for undergraduate students, graduates students and alumni on two campuses. During tenure wrote and edited over 14,000 resumes. Served as Interim Career Services Director and Counseling Services Director.
    ♦ Created PowerPoint series for workshops on resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing, networking and business etiquette. Created first video on career topics using VOIP PowerPoiint and Camtasia Studio software.
    ♦ Supervised master's degree and doctoral level graduate student interns and wrote supervision reports.

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    Career Management Consultant/Assessment Lead, Manchester

    Created innovative programs for business start-up for coaching clients through all phases of the career transition process using virtual model.
    ♦ Developed unique training programs for assessment services and trained consultant staff on the MBTI, FIRO-B and Strong Interest Inventory.
    ♦ Delivered career management services for over 1,000 individual clients for resume development, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, negotiating and onboarding to new positions.

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    Director, Career Services, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    Managed large centralized University career planning and employment service for students and alumni. Hired and supervised 30 career services professionals, administrative staff, student employees and graduate interns. Direct liaison to Deans, VP's, and Department Heads.
    ♦ Expanded career counseling services, internships and student employment opportunities by integrating new technology, including first computer network, computer matching system and automated job service. Evaluated services, wrote and developed new five-year plan.
    ♦ Created two new job fairs by developing new employer relations committee to attract Fortune 100 companies to recruit students and alumni in partnership with other local colleges and universities.
    ♦ Wrote and presented speeches, made numerous media public relations appearances. Appointed as University representative on successful Chamber of Commerce Economic Development projects.
    ♦ Chaired national (SACS) accreditation committees for 2 departments and Chaired three major department head and professional staff hiring committees.
    ♦ Appointed to 5 member Human Resources team conducting 3-year human project that developed and implemented new employee performance management system for over 1000 faculty and staff.
    ♦ Hired as Adjunct Graduate Faculty in the School of Education, and taught courses in student development, career development theory and counseling psychology.

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    Associate Director, Career Planning & Placement Se, Western Michigan University

    Managed employment programs and provided career counseling for students and alumni of 2 largest University Colleges of 5000 students. Managed on-campus employer recruiting programs for business, medical, human service, government and education professions.
    ♦ Developed and presented workshops and wrote targeted publications on over 75 career topics for student and alumni enrichment.
    ♦ Hired and managed student assistant team, trained resume writers and supervised graduate interns.
    ♦ Provided career services and mentoring for diverse international student population from 18 countries.

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    Managing Partner & Consultant, Personal Development Associates

    Delivered psychotherapy group and individual services for clients in business start-up. Developed contracts and delivered services for nonprofit, healthcare and government agencies.

Experience Highlights

  • Assessment Subject Matter Expert, Birkman Master Trainer
    Right Management
  • Senior Consultant | Executive Consulting Team
    Right Management
  • Principal & Executive Consultant
    Inspiration Resources Inc (Truax Consulting Group)
  • Career Counselor
    High Point University

Education Highlights

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Counseling Psychology
    Western Michigan University
  • Program for Management Development Certificate:, Business and Financial Management, Marketing, HR
    Bryan School of Business, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Community Agency Counseling
    Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English, Speech Theater, Education
    Michigan State University


  • Bonnie M. Truax, Ed.D
    Bonnie M. Truax, Ed.D


Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

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