Career Coach Bios

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Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

Andrew's expertise focuses on career transition coaching with a special emphasis on communication strategies, particularly the development of targeted career objectives, results-oriented resumes and effective presentation skills. Andrew's experience in the career transition field began in 1980 as an executive recruiter. In 1992, he joined Lee Hecht Harrison, an international career management firm; he left the firm in 2012 as an SVP, Career Coach to focus on his own Career Coaching practice.

His career reaffirms that people can reassess their professional and life goals, then find more satisfying and rewarding employment.  Andrew's career journey began as a professional musician, playing with two influential groups ¾ Dick Dale and the Del Tones and the Righteous Brothers. His musical career ended abruptly when he was drafted. He entered Officer Candidate School and served eight years in a variety of command and staff positions, including tours of duty in Germany and Vietnam. As a U.S. Army officer, Andrew gained rich experiences in leadership and team building.  He was selected to lead the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team that accompanied President Nixon during his meetings in Paris with then French President Charles de Gaulle. Following his military service, Andrew worked in public accounting with Kenneth Leventhal & Co. (now Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group).

After reassessing his life and business goals, Andrew made his own rewarding transition into the career management field, first as an executive recruiter, and later as a career coach. He is a certified Career Management Practitioner and former President of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI), Orange County Chapter.

Andrew frequently serves as a guest lecturer and panelist on career transition issues. He is also active with local colleges and universities.  A cum laude graduate of California State University, Fullerton's College of Business and Economics, Andrew also received the Arthur Young Award for academic excellence.  

He is a certified Career Management Practioner and former President of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI), Orange County Chapter.  He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton's College of Business and Economics, where he was recognized with the Arthur Young Award for academic achievement.






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