Sue E. Pressman, PhD
President & CEO
Dr. Sue E. Pressman is nationally recognized as one of the nation's leading career management experts. With a strong counseling, training, and research background, and strong collaboration skills, Sue selects training interventions, research methodologies and assessments that match client requirements, and analyzes organization and individual assessments. She creates easily understandable and factual executive level reports that are based on qualitative and quantitative results for Federal and State government organizations. Sue has earned an outstanding reputation for her training, communication skills and for leadership coaching with government senior executives, military & Foreign Service officers, managers, labor union personnel, and people with disability.
Professional Acknowledgments: Sue is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), Certified Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor (GCDFI). Current Security Clearances: Defense Security Service (DSS): Position of National Public Trust; Department of Treasury (FMS) Security Clearance. Fluent in American Sign Language. Currently working toward completion of Retirement Coach Certification.
Leadership Credentials: Sue is a Senior Advisor and was on the Board of Directors for a limited three-year term to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG), a nonprofit organization which she co-founded. She serves on advisory committees for the National Career Development Association and the National Employment Counseling Association and is an active member of the American Counseling Association; and is a Past President of the Washington DC chapter of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association.
Educator, Researcher, Coach and Trainer: Sue designed and established Gallaudet University's first career center where she served as the Director for five years. She has taught at Gallaudet University, Virginia Tech, the USDA Graduate School, and been a visiting instructor at the Johns Hopkins University. She has conducted research projects for government organizations throughout the U.S. using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies including. Her client list includes The White House, Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, Department of State, Department of Treasury (IRS, OCC, FMS, BEP), Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation as well as business and industry nationwide. She is certified and skilled in using a variety of leading career development and management assessments used to improve communication, understand personality, develop teams and resolve workplace conflicts including certification in Benchmarks™ 360 leadership assessment, qualification for The MBTI™, experience with the DISC, wide use of the SkillScan Personal Profile and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. A few of her most recent projects included customer service training for many groups of employees and managers of the Department of Defense facilities division on site at the Pentagon, designed and implemented a Federal Career Management Certificate™ program for Career Management Officers in the Intelligence Community, and for new national cemetery director/interns under the Department of Veterans Affairs implemented career management, IDP, and disability communication training.
Author: Published Dissertation: The First National Study on Deaf Business Owners: Implications for Career Counseling. Numerous career management and consulting articles in professional journals. The Ultimate Resume Writing Guide. The Ultimate Job Interviewing Guide. Sue has written, developed and implemented curriculums on performance management, strategic planning in government organizations, job search strategies, networking, negotiation, and leadership development.
Education: Dr. Pressman's credentials include a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech with secondary concentrations in Adult Education & Human Resource Development and Psychology; M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Gallaudet University; and a B.A. from the University of Florida in Speech Pathology and Education.