Carla Hunter, M.A., Board Certified Career Coach
Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor and Board Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She received her undergraduate degree from Asbury University and a Master’s degree in Student Development and Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. Carla has the highest credentials in the career development field with a successful private practice since 1999 and extensive experience as a workforce development career consultant for over a decade.
She has trained and coached workforce development specialists to exceed performance goals with a proven methodology of career advising and excellent customer service. As a workforce development consultant her expertise is building an effective quality service model for customers and clients emphasizing the imperative steps to reaching successful outcomes. She has trained over 120 career professionals to assist and empower clients in finding meaningful work through her credentialing curriculum.
She works with a broad spectrum of individual clients ranging from high school students preparing for college to working adults making career changes or experiencing job loss. Carla has developed extensive team-building curriculum and facilitation sessions for corporate and organizational clients including strategic planning, conflict resolution and becoming a highly effective performer. She has written multiple career articles for Kentucky.com and AOL and contributed to the 1st edition of Kentucky’s Office of Employment and Training’s You’re Hired! An Action Plan for Success in Today’s Labor Market.
Carla assists companies and organizations with recruiting top talent, succession planning and leadership development. Carla is qualified to interpret vocational assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory (SII), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Thomas Kilman Instrument (TKI), the FIRO-B and IDEAS. She is the author, developer and researcher of two career development assessments: The Portfolio of Assets: A Skill Set Inventory (2017) and Finding Your Place in the World of Work (2016) a career interest inventory. Since 2005, Carla has been an approved instructor for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential offered by the National Career Development Association. In 2008, she co-authored Intersection: Where Career Development Theories, Models and Resources Converge (updated 2016), the 12th nationally approved GCDF curriculum. In 2011, Career Span, Inc completed an extensive research study called the Workforce Opportunity Project, an employer survey of 100 companies in the Eastern Kentucky service region to determine employability and sustainability skills for the future workforce. The full report of the results can be accessed at www.workforceopportunityproject.com
Carla co-hosted Twitter’s national chat “#Schools2Life”. She blogs about career development and is the author of the career interest inventory, Finding Your Place in the World of World.
To schedule an appointment, call 859-608-9756.