Bio: Holly Cohen is a career coach known for empowering people at all ages and at all stages of their lives – college students seeking summer/co-op jobs or entering the work force, older adults who have lost their jobs due to downsizing, women returning to work after a long absence, or anyone looking to make a career change. Employers include Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Career Development Center, Troy, NY, global career transition consulting firms (DBM, Washington, DC and Lee Hecht Harrison,Holyoke, MA) and the Center for Professional Development, Hartford, CT. After her husband Fred died from a brain tumor in 2006, she assumed responsibility for the building materials company they owned in Westchester County. Holly guided their long-term strategic plan and oversaw the senior management team while preserving employee, customer and vendor loyalty. She later positioned the business for sale and sold it in 2010. To honor Fred’s memory, she collaborates with the staff at Hartford Hospital’s Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center to plan, market and sponsor a symposium for patients and families living with brain tumors. This annual event features nationally-known neuro-oncologists and wellness professionals who provide the latest treatment options, strategies for navigating change, and hope. She graduated from Georgetown University, speaks conversational Spanish and is now embracing all that comes with her recent move to NYC.
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