Many people are involved in the career-services industry. They come from all walks of life and have different areas of expertise. The experienced professional can think back on how far this industry has come and who has been the most influential in promoting effective positive change.
We want to know who you think deserves this recognition and why. The award will be presented to someone within the career-services industry who has contributed significantly to the growth and advancement of the industry.
Please email your nomination, along with a brief description of why the nominee deserves the award and what impact the individual’s work has had on the industry, to Michelle Dumas at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 25, 2017.
Presented September, 2016
The NRWA’s 2016 Industry Hero was selected for her contributions to the integrity of the careers industry worldwide. As nominator, Don Orlando said, “Diane Hudson showed me what being an industry hero is supposed to be. Others serve clients. Some mentor colleagues. Some improve communities. Diane inspires people across entire continents. She’s the sparkplug behind building a first-time career development industry for an entire foreign nation.”
Diane is former recruiter and employment specialist. But for many years, she’s been a career management coach and resume writer. She’s the force behind more than 100 articles and scores of workshops with Fortune 500 companies.
Internationally, she revitalized Certified Professional Career Coach program, which has since certified thousands of professionals around the globe. She also partnered Eileen Laskar to introduce career development to Kenya, rolling out a one of a kind program; planned, organized, and spoke at four, four-day conferences touched more than 2,000 women across six European areas; and much more.
Presented September 18, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bridget helps résumé writers start, grow, and elevate their small businesses by providing quality content, information, and support that can transform a solopreneurship with limited manpower and resources. Bridget also freely shares quality information with the public through her blog. Her experience and expert knowledge of the résumé-writing industry is invaluable. She could be very successful focusing her efforts on running a résumé-writing practice, but she chooses to help others thrive in this industry. For that reason, I am proud to nominate Bridget Weide Brooks for the Inaugural Industry Hero Award.”
Endorsed by Michelle Aikman
Many people are involved in the career-services industry. They come from all walks of life and have different areas of expertise. The experienced can think back on how far this industry has come and who have been the most influential in promoting effective positive change.
At the suggestion of long-term NRWA leader and volunteer Donna Tucker, in 2014, The NRWA created a new award to recognize our greatest leading-edge contributors. The Industry Hero Award is awarded to someone within the career-services industry who has contributed significantly to the growth and advancement of the industry.