Meet Janet Blount
Janet Blount is a licensed Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Professional Coach and Career Development Facilitator. She has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Agnes Scott College and a MBA from University of Baltimore. Janet has experience in banking, as a Federal government auditor, a Financial Advisor and as a Compliance Manager for an international brokerage firm. She also received the President’s Community Architect of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects – Baltimore Chapter as their outreach program volunteer team leader. She is the former chairperson of the Maryland Career Development Association’s Mentoring and Outreach Committee.
However, Janet’s real passion has long been helping parents support their children in making meaningful and fulfilling career decisions.
To do that, Janet is a licensed facilitator for the Career Coaching for Students™ program. The program includes:
* At least two parent information session presentations;
*Two six hour face to face workshop sessions (12 hours of classroom time) for high school students and their parents;
*Student guidebook (binder) for each student that is filled with resource information and career exploration exercises;
*Life Skills for Students™
*Online resources (Student Resources Central™) for everything from career exploration and college search tools to financial aid tips.
Janet is the mother of two adult sons who graduated from college and graduate school and are now gainfully employed. She remembers the ‘deer in headlights’ look in her sons’ eyes whenever they discussed life after high school. As juniors and seniors they couldn’t say, “These are my interests and strengths … my possible career paths … the education I need … and my plan to get there.”
Janet’s sons were not alone. She discovered that …
“Only about a third of ACT-tested high school graduates selected a college major that is a good fit with their interests … Students who change their major while in college may have to take additional courses to satisfy degree requirements or even transfer to a different institution, potentially delaying their graduation … Students who start out with the right major choice can save significant time and money, which is increasingly important given the rising cost of attending college.”*
Janet learned that aware parents can help their children make smarter career decisions with a brighter long-term outcome. Today, through her personal coaching for parents or her popular workshop, Janet will prepare you to guide and support your children toward future career success!
*(Research report from ACT titled ‘College Choice Report Part 1: Preferences and Prospects: