Let us help you help your alumni
In challenging economic times, alumni turn to their alma maters for support. With current projections at 60% of American workers are still considering job changes, their need for support will surely increase.
Your alumni are frustrated in their jobs. Some are underemployed, others unemployed, or thinking about retirement. Many are contemplating job changes to continue working remotely, rebalance their work/life mix, or derive more meaning from work.
Many colleges and universities can’t offer graduates support beyond Handshake and online networking groups. Budgets and staffing restrict what campus career teams can do, and alumni teams don't have the time, resources, or in-house expertise to offer career and professional development programming for grads at their various career stages.
Let Lighthouse Career Associates provide the school-branded, virtual webinars and workshops that your alumni want. Our experts present the topics you choose on the dates that work best for your institution. This turnkey solution provides your institution the engagement your grads need and you want. What could be easier?
Possible additional topics for AY 2023-24
*Titles are subject to change
You choose the topics/titles you want and let us know your preferred dates. Your team hosts the Zoom event and provides a representative that evening to introduce the speaker(s) and topic, and assist with monitoring the "chat" for participants' questions.
We'll provide skilled presenters with expertise in the topics your choose. We'll provide a presenter-written "blurb" describing the webinar, a bio, and headshot for you to use with your own marketing outreach plan.
Campus-based career services departments rightly focus on the needs of current students, yet alumni have come to expect continued career guidance and programming from their alma mater. Therefore, providing professional development opportunities for Bates alumni is an important aspect of our Alumni Engagement program. Our partnership with Lighthouse Career Associates has allowed us to meet this need in the virtual space. Anne Shields and her team of experts are creative, collaborative, responsive, and engaging, Their varied expertise and experiences have allowed us to tailor our professional development programs to the needs of our graduates, and the sheer number of available topics ensures that we can continue to meet alumni expectations. I highly recommend!
Heather Corbett, former AVP for Alumni Engagement, Bates College
Virtual opportunities are essential to engaging our global alumni network. Our partnership with Lighthouse Career Associates has allowed us to offer career-related programming to support the needs of our alumni and students. As an alumni office, providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities is essential to our work and Lighthouse has received excellent reviews.
former, AVP for Alumni and Family Engagement, The College of Wooster
Before beginning her encore career by launching Lighthouse Career Coaching and Lighthouse Career Associates, Anne led the Bowdoin, Carleton, Davidson, and Carnegie Mellon career centers and served in several positions in alumni relations/advancement at the University of Rochester.
In these roles, Anne developed strategic plans, redesigned staffing structures, and increased the effectiveness of programs and services. A seasoned manager, Anne has led teams to higher levels of performance and cohesiveness. A frequent presenter, she has spoken at more than a dozen conferences. A skilled facilitator, she has guided hundreds of career and leadership workshops, and scores of strategic management retreats with educational and non-profit organizations. An experienced career coach, she has supported thousands of people in discovering their strengths, setting their directions, and achieving their goals. Anne earned her BA (History) at Bates College and MS (Student Affairs/Higher Education) at Western Illinois University. She is certified to coach (ICF) and administer the MBTI, Strong, and FIRO-B.
Pamela is a neuroscientist, author, speaker, and certified executive coach. Drawing on 25 years of research and teaching the effects of stress on mental health, Pam helps administrators and leaders manage their work stress in terms of time and priorities management, communication, conflict resolutions, and leading large change initiatives. Her coaching, training, and advising programs help organizations prevent burnout and promote a culture of well-being.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in zoology and molecular biology from Andrews University, Pam earned a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She worked as a faculty member and administrator for many years, and her research has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Neuroscience and Neurobiology of Learning and Behavior.
In addition, Pam is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation and holds specialty certifications in leadership coaching.
After 35 years as a college administrator, Sarah established Westfall Executive Advisors. She recently served as Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students at Kalamazoo College, which she retired from after 15 years. Her career includes service in student affairs, crisis management, enrollment, and institutional accreditation. Sarah has consulted on various issues, including organizational effectiveness, presidential transition support, best student affairs practices, Title IX compliance, and institutional accreditation with numerous colleges and universities in the US and internationally. She has written on a broad array of issues, including small college leadership, diversity and inclusion, crisis management, and professional transitions. Sarah taught grad students at Indiana University and Iowa State University and has been an active leader in professional associations throughout her career.
She earned her BA in communication from DePauw University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in higher education from Indiana University. Her doctoral research was on college leaders’ conceptions of institutional quality. Sarah’s coaching interests focus on the success of senior and executive-level college leaders, including successful transitions. She is ICF certified and is affiliated with the Institute of Coaching.
Melissa specializes in working with creative professionals and emerging leaders. She also coaches writers of all types, including faculty, who want to reach their writing goals faster and easier. After completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Grand Valley State University, she went on to obtain an M.A. in sociology from Southern Illinois University and a certificate in Leading Virtual Teams from Cornell University.
In addition to her education, Melissa has nearly two decades of experience and leadership in instructional design, curriculum development, and writing and developing academic, business, and fiction texts. She is a seasoned short fiction mystery writer and nonfiction ghostwriter with a long track record of publishing success, along with being a certified executive and author coach through the International Coaching Federation. Melissa is an authorized partner and certified trainer for Everything DISC and accredited facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment and development model.
“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” Susan first used this simple principle as a financially-strapped college student who needed to find a way to get course credit for an unpaid internship, without paying tuition. It was one of her first successful negotiations and helped to spark her passion for teaching this strategy, and other effective negotiating techniques, to business people of every level.
The Principal of BorkeWorks, Susan is passionate about helping people develop as effective negotiators. She believes no one is born a master negotiator; great negotiation skills come from a combination of knowledge, training, and practice. Her years of experience at CBS and National Geographic provided extensive opportunities to hone the negotiation techniques she has been teaching to business professionals for over 30 years.
With a background in legal and financial administration, she understands the needs of C-level executives and their employees at domestic and international commercial companies, educational institutions, start-ups, and nonprofits.
Ann is a certified coach, facilitator, and curious listener with a background in design and construction, who travels and curls and sees a world where everyone thrives in their job.
She completed her liberal arts B.A. (architecture) from Smith College, and obtained a M.Arch. (affordable housing) and a B.Eng.(civil), both from McGill University. After working with a railway company for seven years, she became an owner’s representative and advisor with a consulting company serving schools,colleges, and universities. For 18 years, she guided clients through the visioning, financing, designing, and building of high-profile campus facilities.
Throughout her consulting career, Ann explored ways of elevating young professionals, by equipping them to thrive with more responsibility and guiding them to develop their career visions beyond just what was laid out for them. Having been a civil engineer, she knows firsthand the transition from feeling confident as an individual contributor to feeling unsure about her own form of leadership.
Now as the founder of Winletha, she is a strong advocate for coaching as a critical component of effective professional development. She has produced a video series of “Strength Training Exercises for Leadership Muscles” to help individuals expand and advance their leadership skills without waiting for a formal group training day, and without needing a team. Winletha’s portfolio of coaching services includes different levels of 1:1 coaching and a range of interactive group workshops.
Ann has certifications from the Project Management Institute, Integral Coaching Canada, Motivation Factor, and Designing Your Life.
Lori currently works as Program Manager, Technology Apprenticeships at Front Range Community College. In this role, she works with Colorado businesses to create apprenticeships and tuition reimbursement for students in IT, Cybersecurity, and Web Development. Before working directly on apprenticeships, Lori spent over 12 years working in business/sales management and 15 years working in education as a counselor/advisor. She brings a strategic and practical perspective to coaching. She has a unique talent and energy for helping people find their purpose and strive toward new heights.
Lori has extensive experience coaching adults who want to reinvent themselves, decide what steps to take, and get on a new path. She is committed to removing barriers for adult learners. While working full time, Lori served on the board of Parent Engagement Network – a non-profit helping parents raise healthy, happy youth. Lori uses her depth of knowledge with MBTI, Gallup Strengths Finder, and Holland SDS in her everyday work.
After completing her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Michigan, Lori went on to earn her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and an M.Ed. from DePaul University.
Owner of Rockey Road Consulting, Rockey’s career reflects the recrafting of progressive positions from field ecologist to organizational development leader; all of these focused on using her strengths and her values.
Drawing on her background in theater, improvisation, and development, she works with individuals and teams using Applied Improvisation, Change Leadership, and Ecosystems Thinking. Rockey is a Global Career Development Facilitator, an Executive Coach, and a ProSCI Certified Change Practitioner. These skills have enabled her to work with numerous individuals in their succession plans, career development, and learning development plans – at all levels of an organization.
She holds a BS from Michigan State in Wildlife Biology and Ecology, a masters from Central Michigan in Healthcare Administration, and a PsyD in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She studies the relationships between self and group efficacy within the organizational context.
Feel free to message or call us (585-532-7868) with any of your questions.