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.

Bonnie Wild

Andrew Johnson Bonnie Wild is a passionate business professional with over 25 years of successful experience producing results for Fortune 100 companies in the areas of sales management, marketing, account management and contract negotiation in both domestic and international markets. Bonnie has bridged her successful business career into a consulting business where she works with individuals, companies and universities to assist individuals and groups through workshops and individual coaching sessions to identify and align goals, clarify values, create vision, and insures motivation to reach individuals goals. This combination of extensive business experience combined with a highly focused, energetic style of behavioral coaching is the difference that Bonnie brings to the table.
Bonnie continues to bring this real-world in-the-trenches experience to bear in her work with individual and corporate clients where she coaches individual executives and teams on defining the results they want to create in their lives, including assisting them in implementing a plan of action to attain those results. Coaching clients include Actel, KLM Technology, Bearing Consulting, Price-Waterhouse, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott and Google.
Her business experience includes sales, sales management, recruiting, hiring, training, motivating and leading teams with several Johnson & Johnson operating companies.  She has also served in a Director role with J&J International, expanding business opportunities in Poland. In this role, she led  the recruiting, hiring, and training for sales and marketing teams, the development and implementation of sales and marketing programs, infrastructure development, product management, and product sourcing. 
As an adjunct counselor with U. C. Berkeley-Columbia and Pepperdine, Bonnie has participated in several Women's Leadership programs and maintains office hours for individual and group student counseling. She has developed a word-of-mouth following and frequently speaks to standing room only groups.