Jan Slater, founder of CareerConnection.me, has been a CEO/Executive Coach, Career Coach, Trainer, and story teller for 32 years. CareerConnection.me is a new innovative approach that provides a suite of products and services focused on the creation of interactive online learning communities.
- CareerConnection.me, allows career and college coaching to reach thousands of young adults (and their parents) across the country in an informative, efficient, and cost effective manner. Here young adults can explore, ask questions, and have access to relevant advice from other young adults and seasoned pros through videos, exercises, career and college truths and answers.
- CareerConnect.me provides parents with an affordable, interactive learning experience that equips and involves them in helping prepare their children for college and the workplace; and safeguards the higher-education investment in their children.
- CareerConnect.me’s collaborative online career learning community for young adults helps them learn to be competitive and successful in entering the job market. Seasoned mentors and peers help them identify, launch and land meaningful, tailor-made careers.
Because Jan has worked with hundreds of profit and nonprofit organizations, there was an immediate demand for the team at CareerConnection.me to expand this concept and consult with companies large and small to help create their own on-line learning communities.
Based on the success of its popular interactive online career learning community designed exclusively for young adults, CareerConnection.me now provides corporations and nonprofits with the consulting, design, content, custom content, training and management they need to create their own online communities. These communities can vary in type, from human resources-based sites for onboarding new employees; to school applications for student career planning; to associations, creating hubs for membership interaction, and resource sharing.
“Now we can leverage the depth and experience we have in creating, supporting and providing content, which is largely customized videos for online communities to benefit organizations that are just getting started,” says Founder, Jan Slater.
A proud graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Jan taught school for nine years before beginning her business in 1981. She loves that this new technology allows her to work with kids and adults to provide a new highly effective opportunity to learn and grow!
Susan DeGrassi is a Principal and Mentor at CareerConnection.me focused on recruiting, on boarding and training solutions for employers; efficient and measurable solutions for non-profit agencies who work with teens and adults; and young adult college and career planning. She is formerly the Executive Vice President, Management and Operations at Merit Property Management, where she had a 25 year career in the Community Association Management industry. In her early career, she spent six years with Walt Disney Productions.
During her tenure Merit grew from 18 employees to over 600 in multiple offices in California, and $55M in revenue. Susan’s leadership and managerial skills provided the foundation of Merit’s strong reputation with employees, clients, colleagues and professional associates. Susan recruited, trained and coached and developed hundreds of staff in their career path and is using this expertise with industry colleagues seeking to build strong teams and retain great employees.
Susan has a passion for employee and organizational development, career coaching and building online social learning systems. More recently, her interest in college planning, with an emphasis on career exploration first, and then how education fits, began when she started guiding her own four children in the journey. She now focuses her experience and expertise in working with employers, non-profit agencies and young adults in their professional development and career journeys.
Susan graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Sociology.
Lisa Bashor is a career coach and program developer at CareerConnection.me. She is also an author, executive coach, trainer, educator and leader in dynamic organizations spanning a career of 26 years. As an executive coach for the past 20 years, Lisa assists executives who are in career change discover what they really “want to be when they grow up.” Some of Lisa’s clients include Traveler’s Insurance, Honda USA, Sempra Energy and Union Bank.
Lisa is a nationally recognized expert in sales training and consulting. She designed and managed a career and learning center that provided services for 12,000 employees and managers, offering “rite of passage” programs for new employees, managers and executives, providing them the skills to lead diverse work groups and create self-directed work teams.
Lisa has a passion for helping young people realize their potential which she has developed helping her four young adult children with their career direction. She is applying that passion and her considerable workplace development expertise as a CareerConnection.me coach.
She began her career as a music teacher. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Colorado in music performance, theory/composition and music education. Lisa also worked towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography at Art Center College of Design.