Lisa Mark is a Career Counselor and Employment Coach. She founded Your Career Direction, LLC to address the career education gap that she feels so strongly about, and to provide career and employment coaching to college graduates and professionals. She works individually with students, parents and adults and teaches classes to high school and college students as well as seminars to parents of college bound students.
Ms. Mark has a broad background in both corporate recruiting for AIG Data Center and agency recruiting at FlexTime Solutions, Inc. Along with her business partner, Lisa founded this award winning specialty staffing firm in 1996 in order to provide flexible employment opportunities to marketing and communication professionals who were seeking consulting assignments and a better balance of work and family life.
Some of the recognition the firm received while Lisa was Business Development and Recruitment Manager at FlexTime Solutions included:
- Working Woman's 2001 NY Entrepreneurial Excellence winner
- Business News New Jersey award as "New Jersey's Finest Privately-Owned Companies"
- Featured in New York Times Magazine's cover story on the "New American Worker"
- Industry experts appearances including WABC–TV to discuss the NY/Metro job market
Lisa has first-hand experience with today's corporate hiring practices, having served hiring managers and Human Resources at a number of Fortune 100 and 500 firms such as UBS, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Bristol Myers Squibb to name a few. She applies her past experience as a psychotherapist, her training in Psychology education from her Master's Degree, her business education from the Wharton School of Business Executive Education program and her warm supportive approach when she works with teens and adults alike in helping them find their career direction.