As the director of Fordham University’s Office of Career Services, Annette McLaughlin brings 25 years of experience in coaching, corporate recruiting, leadership training, career advice, and strategy consulting to her role. Prior to joining Fordham, she founded Career Coach-360, a coaching, training, and consulting firm, which received a Phoenix Award from the New York Small Business Development Center in 2014. She is an experienced speaker and facilitator whose career advice and job market insights have been quoted on WFUV, forbes.com, inc.com, and in Westchester Magazine.
McLaughlin began her management career at Spherion, a global recruiting and consulting firm, where she rose to director of global accounts and training and development, and to partnership director for the Goldman Sachs account. She later worked as vice president of talent-coaching and outplacement for the Response Companies recruitment firm. Her international experience includes business development in Japan, as well as training and executive coaching for a leading executive search firm in Japan.
McLaughlin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Public Health holds an M.B.A. in personnel and employee relations from Georgia State University and is a Leadership Westchester 2012 alumna. Originally from Virginia, she lives in Westchester County with her husband and three children. She is an active community volunteer for education, health, lacrosse, innovation, and women’s leadership initiatives that focus on her personal mission “to educate, encourage, and empower others to hear options, feel valued, and see a better future.”