Dr. Sue E. Pressman is nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading career management and transition experts. With a strong background in counseling and coaching, training, assessment, performance management, training, research, and project management, Sue selects counseling techniques and training interventions targeting all learning styles, research methodologies and assessments that match client requirements. She creates easily understandable and factual executive level reports that are based on qualitative and quantitative measurements incorporating results for government and private sector organizations.
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). Sue is currently serving as a Trustee on the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA) Board of Directors. Current Security Clearances: Defense Security Service (DSS); Department of Treasury (FMS) Security Clearance. Fluent in American Sign Language.
Leadership Credentials: Sue serves as a Trustee on the Board of Directors for the National Employment Counseling Association a Division of the American Counseling Association and an organization closely linked to the U.S. Department of Labor. She has served on advisory committees for the National Career Development Association, is an active member of the American Counseling Association, and a Past President of the Washington DC chapter of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association. Sue is a Senior Advisor and to the Board of Directors of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG), a nonprofit organization which she co-founded. She is the only hearing person to be recognized and awarded the Founders Award for her volunteer efforts from this OPM recognized non-profit organization.
Educator, Researcher, Coach and Trainer
Sue designed and established Gallaudet University’s first career center where she served as the Director for five years and prior to that appointment a career counselor for seven 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.
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 training for many groups of employees and managers of the Department of Defense facilities division on site at the Pentagon. Sue designed and implemented a Federal Career Management Certificate™ program for the Intelligence Community. For the National Cemetery Administration’s new director/interns leadership program under the Department of Veterans Affairs she implemented career management, team building, change management, IDP, and disability communication and ADA compliance training.
Published Dissertation: The First National Study on Deaf Business Owners: Implications for Career Counseling. Numerous career management and consulting articles in professional journals (Internet accessible). The Ultimate Resume Writing Guide. The Ultimate Job Interviewing Guide. Sue has written, developed and implemented career development programs, 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.