Meet The Leadership Team
Our exceptionally talented team of industry leaders look forward to helping you gain BIG momentum in your search!
Laura M. Labovich, Chief Executive Officer
With job search management expertise as an award-winning résumé writer, social media enthusiast, and master networker, as well as a decade of experience in HR leadership at Fortune 500 companies such as The Walt Disney Company and America Online, Laura M. Labovich is often affectionately called “a job seeker’s best friend.”
Chief Executive Officer of The Career Strategy Group, Laura’s contagious enthusiasm and powerful methodology make the perfect recipe for getting job seekers unstuck in their job search. Equal parts kick-butt trainer and nurturing cheerleader, Laura empowers job seekers to develop proactive, targeted job search marketing plans that increase momentum and achieve breakthrough results.
Laura is known for saying that she was “born and raised professionally at Disney” and has been told that she has pixie dust in her blood (and when you hear her speak, you will see why!). After receiving her first promotion out of the polyester, she recruited nationwide for the highly competitive Walt Disney World College Program, led the recreation recruiting and staffing efforts for both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, and staffed up Disney’s Animal Kingdom for its inaugural launch. Later, at America Online, she developed and launched AOL’s college internship program, hiring more than 100 MBA interns in its first year, and coached hundreds of employees — from entry-level to executive — on how to fit in, stand out, and move up in the company and in their careers.
Laura’s easy-to-implement approach has garnered attention from such national news media as The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Monster.com, to name a few. And, as a former amateur nightclub singer, she certainly knows how to tackle, inspire, and entertain a tough crowd. Laura is the co-author of the book 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold-Call and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job (LearningExpress, 2012), a book about “what to say and how to say it” in your job search.
When Laura is not helping her job search clients land a job faster, she can be found laughing with her children, reading dark novels, spending time on a boat on a lake (preferably in Michigan) or trying to convince her husband that they should, once again, take a trip to Disney!
Michelle Glick, Operations Manager
With a master’s degree in special education, Michelle began her career as an elementary school teacher with special education kindergarten, first and second grade students.
Post teaching, Michelle earned a reputation for being the go-to person for all things organization, and was recruited as an administrative assistant at ChanTest, a biotechnology company that manufactures cell lines. In her role, she became proficient in mailing biological materials overseas, and respected for whipping the office into shape, and by the end of her three years, she was executing training programs, managing executives schedules, and running the office.
After ChanTest relocated to Cleveland, Michelle found The Career Strategy Group (fortunately for us!). In her role as Operations Manager, Michelle manages all outplacement client management and satisfaction, payroll and benefits, and CRM implementation. As an organization, technology guru, and customer-service fanatic, Michelle ensures the smooth operations of the resume practice, inspires confidence in our job seeker clients, and instills trust in our corporate clients who are in the middle of a downsizing or reduction-in-force effort.
When Michelle is not working, she can be found reading a book about time travel, baking, spending time with family, or organizing somebody’s junk drawer!