With more than 28 years of federal service as an internal employee development consultant, and 20+ years in career counseling, Karol Taylor brings a broad perspective and considerable knowledge to the Career Management process. Offering career support in the training office of a small federal agency along with teaching and Academic Advising at the Community College level gave Karol a broad brushstroke of career-related experiences. Retired with an Encore Career as a private practitioner, Karol leverages her knowledge of both worlds to provide value-added Career Management experiences.
Karol graduated with an MA in Counseling Psychology in Adlerian Studies from Bowie State University (BSU), with internships at the local community college career center. Karol is a certified Job and Career Transitions Coach, Certified Career Management Coach, Certified Brain-Based Success Coach, Certified Career Counselor, and a Certified Networking Strategist.
Karol has been an active member of the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) since 2004, when she served as President, and went on to serve as Publicity Chair. In 2016, Karol left her post at MCDA to become the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) President-Elect for a three-year term which ended June 2019. Karol has been a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) since 2004, where she currently serves on the Awards and Nominations Committee. Karol has been a member of ACA since 2015 and served on the 2018 Compensation Committee.
In 2019, Karol received the Mark L. Savickas Scholarship for Outreach and Achievement from the Career Construction Institute and the Maryland Counseling Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Karol received the 2014 NCDA Merit Award and 2016 NCDA Outstanding Career Professional Award. In addition, Karol received the following MCDA Awards: 2011 President’s Award, 2014 Technological Innovative Award, and 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 Karol received the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling’s Outstanding Career Practitioner Award, and in 2003 their Career Ambassador Award.
Karol is the coauthor of two books published by JIST, America’s Guide to Federal Jobs, 4th ed. and Find Your Federal Job Fit. She has had job search-related articles published by the National Career Development Association, the Association for Career Professionals, International, the National Employment Counseling Association, ATD’s Public Manager, and ACA’s VISTAS publication.
Karol regularly presents at professional conferences including the America Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, National Employment Counseling Association, and the Maryland Career Development Association. She is a GCDFI/Facilitating Career Development Instructor and offers federal job search workshops.
Karol Taylor can be contacted at: 240-447-2923 (M) and firstname.lastname@example.org.