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Career Coaching

If you are interested in one-on-one support from a career coach as you plan and navigate your professional path, please consider one of the following partners of Alumni Career Services. These career coaches offer discounts to Vanderbilt alumni and conduct their services electronically (via phone, email and/or Skype) to serve alumni anywhere.

(Please note: All fees and billing arrangements are handled between coach and client, not Vanderbilt Alumni Relations.)

Hallie Crawford
Hallie Crawford, BS’95, is a national career expert and coach, regularly featured in the media including: CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, Yahoo HotJobs, Kiplinger, Forbes.com and Entrepreneur Magazine, among others. Hallie and her team at HallieCrawford.com offer multiple coaching packages to fit your needs, as well as free career tools and assessments.

Learn more about Hallie and her specialties and services.

Connect by calling (877) 298-6444, or by the web form appropriate to your interest (resume and cover letter services, complimentary consultation or general inquiry).


Tiffany Franklin headshotTiffany J. Franklin, M.Ed.

Tiffany Franklin, BA’96, is a career coach with over 16 years of experience currently working as Associate Director of Career Services at an Ivy League university. In this capacity, Tiffany coaches both alumni and students (graduate and undergraduate) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She reviews resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, conducts mock interviews, plans career fairs, coordinates an Engineering Alumni externship program, and offers job search strategy advice and offer negotiation techniques.
In her prior role, Tiffany served as a tech recruiter for an international creative staffing agency. She sourced candidates, conducted interviews and submitted Marketing and User Experience talent to hiring managers based in Silicon Valley, New York, Philadelphia, Austin, and Atlanta at Fortune 100 companies. 
In 2011, Tiffany launched a career consulting side business and has helped over 200 clients, ranging from recent graduates to executives with 30 years of experience. Her clients are based around the globe and are from industries including consulting, finance, IT, engineering, healthcare, entertainment, communications, public affairs, and criminal justice. Tiffany spent 7 years as a career coach at the Vanderbilt Center for Student Professional Development working with Engineering and Arts, Media and Communications students. During this time, she coordinated the Vandy-in-Hollywood and Vandy on Madison Avenue internship programs. Prior to that, she served in the Career Management Center of Drexel University advising business and engineering students. Tiffany earned her BA from Vanderbilt with honors in Psychology and her M.S. Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Counseling. 

Specialties and services: Skype/Phone job search coaching/strategy sessions, resume overhauls, tailored cover letters, mock interviews, rebranding/career transition consultations, and LinkedIn profile updates.

Learn more at   www.linkedin.com/tiffanyjfranklin

Connect with Tiffany by email to receive a quote and schedule a session.


Deb Palmer George
As a facilitator, coach, and consultant, Deb brings real-world experience to her clients from her background as an executive leading strategic planning, HR/OD, and business development. She has a commitment to personal and professional growth for the benefit of her clients and community.

Deb is dedicated to helping her clients thrive and move beyond challenges, adversity, and obstacles to create meaningful goals and to achieve great results. By considering the whole system involved in an individual and an organization’s success, she guides clients through intentionally positive approaches that address even the most challenging circumstances in an appreciative way. 

Deb has a bachelor of science in psychology and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Gestalt Training Program. She holds the Appreciative Inquiry certification from CASE Western Reserve University, is a licensed affiliate of Conscious Choosing™, and a World Café facilitator.

Specialties and services: executive coaching, appreciative inquiry, leadership development and team building.

Learn more at www.palmersolutions.com.

Connect with Deb through this web form, or by calling (615) 418-5066, for a complimentary consultation.


Jeremy Payne, Ed.D.
Founder of jmp28 Coaching and Consulting, Jeremy Payne, BS’00, MEd’02, PhD’07, has built a reputation of creating environments of trust and authenticity with both individuals and groups.  In his coaching practice, he is continually expanding his tools and methods to assist clients in exceeding their goals.  His current specialties include career development and transitions, entrepreneurship, and productivity.

Jeremy received his doctor of education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt in 2007.  When not coaching, he works as an international director with Young Presidents Organization specializing in forum resources and serves as adjunct faculty at Peabody and Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.  

Specialties and services: career development/career transitions, entrepreneurship, productivity/goal attainment, and college students.

Learn more at www.jmp28.com.

Connect by emailing Jeremy or by calling (704) 728-7971.


Christy Robb
Christy Robb is a career development and transition consultant. She has 10 years of experience in talent management including individual and group career coaching, corporate recruiting, and agency recruiting. She also previously coached at Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development where she had the privilege of co-teaching one section of the class, “Talent Management and Organizational Fit.”

Christy has an educational background in counseling psychology. In her career, she has coached hundreds of individuals, ranging in age from 18 to 72, and from entry to executive levels. She is a current subject matter expert in the field, having been published and quoted on multiple occasions for leading job search engines, especially Simply Hired.

Specialties and services: networking, exploration, growing professional relationships, professional communications, composition of personal and professional stories, developing flexible plans of approach to a customized job search, resume and cover letter development, interviewing techniques and practice.

Learn more at www.linkedin.com/in/christyrobb/ and www.christyrobb.com.

Connect by emailing Christy for a consultation.


Leigh Ann Roberts, J.D.

Leigh Ann is an experienced executive coach in both the public and private sectors who is highly recognized as a leader and expert resource in her field. She has coached executives and individuals in many different industries, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, entertainment, government, and nonprofits. She has also been a mediator and conflict resolution and communication expert for more than 13 years and is listed as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 civil mediator. Leigh Ann is also a trainer and coach for the Brentwood law firm of Papa & Roberts, PLLC; the Circle Center, LLC; Belmont University’s Center for Executive Education; and numerous speakers’ bureaus.


Learn more about Leigh Ann’s specialties and services.

Connect with Leigh Ann to request an initial consultation by emailing Jennifer Kamper.