Coaching, recruiting, innovation, talent, training, consulting. 

Coming soon: Real Estate!

Newburyport, MA USA            978.764.6996      

• Experienced coach, advisor, facilitator, recruiter and teacher/trainer.
• Strong communicator, asking powerful questions to achieve results.
• Forge open and collaborative partnerships across levels and fields.
• Design and teach motivational and effective courses/workshops.
• Organize and facilitate powerful social media connected networking.
• Savvy, eager early adopter of resources including MS Office, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Windows, Macintosh, Akken and more.
• Able to find jobs for candidates with persistence, research and success.

I do career transition, career planning, career assessment, transition services, resume development, resume preparation, job search strategy, interview preparation, self assessment, and individual career help of all kinds.Plus I'd like to develop a coworking space near home!


Volunteer: Career Coach and Innovation Consultant/Chestnut Innovation Center, Amesbury, MA

Assist CEO with development of tenants, co-working, seminars and training activities. (2015-present)

Independent Career Counselor/Coach

Neil Wilson Career Services LLC, Newburyport, MA 

Help clients choose, change and progress in their jobs and careers. (1998-present)

Achievement Coach, College2Career,

North Shore Community College, Danvers, Lynn, and Beverly, MA 

(Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Training Agenda – MCCWDTA)

Intrusive primary advising with Pharmacy Technician, Medical Interpreting, Central Sterile Technician and Advanced Manufacturing Technology students enrolled in Certificate and Degree Programs.  Assisted with career counseling for a diverse at risk group of adults, including some enrolled in a special HiSET -High School Equivalency Program.  Provided career workshops and support for four cohorts of students in a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program, held at Chelsea Jewish Academy/Foundation. 

(Grant funded from June 2013-September 2014)

Freelance Recruiter Consultant (Independent)

The Lappin Company, Newburyport, MA, and Quality Search, Danvers, MA 

Supported recruiters in sourcing, cold call and data tracking (Excel and Akken) to make retained and contingency searches in medical clinical trials, business and other fields. (2010-2012)

Networking Facilitator, WIND Seacoast Networking, Portsmouth, NH

Created and ran an influential career transition networking group for professionals. (2003-2009)

Regular Part Timer/Consultant

Drake Beam Morin/DBM, Burlington, MA

Provided corporate outplacement consulting activities for clients in early terminations.  Work included some travel, early termination meetings, individual career consultations, career center and field work, enrollment/retention/follow-up calls and frequent workshop delivery.  (2001-2002)


Career Transition/Outplacement Consultant

Snowden Associates, Portsmouth, NH

Career management and outplacement with employees of mostly high technology companies. (2000-2001)


Director of Career Services,

New England College, Henniker, NH

Developed and delivered career services to students, graduates and downsized or retiring faculty and staff.  Managed department, budget, resources and shared support staff, including student workers and graduate interns.  Succeeded in raising department customer satisfaction ratings from the bottom to close to the top in the Student Affairs/Development Division at the College.  (1993-1998)


Coordinator of Cooperative Education and Placement/Career Services 

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Advised a large cohort of Accounting, Finance, Business Economics, Electrical/Civil Engineering, and Computer Science majors to yield high quality experiential learning with frequent site visitation, effective student/employer meetings, high placement and satisfaction ratings and successful job placements on graduation. (1988-1993)



The University of Massachusetts, Lowell
New England College 
Newburyport Continuing Education



Boston College, Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology
Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
The Coaches Training Institute, coursework
Association for Psychological Type (MBTI certification)
Richard N. Bolles - What Color is Your Parachute Workshop


MEMBERSHIPS and Leadership (past and present)

Current Member of Newburyport and Amesbury Chambers of Commerce
Newburyport Education Foundation (Business Coalition Board, 2014 and 2015 Auction Committee)
ACPI NE Association of Career Management Professionals International (Board Member)
ICF NE International Coach Federation New England (Board Member/Sponsorship Chair)
Business Network International (BNI) (former Lead Team Member)
Newburyport Clipper City Toastmasters (Competent Toastmaster)