Alumni Career Coaches and Resume Writers

Career Coaches — Fellow Wildcats whose companies you can engage for advice

These Arizona alumni have career coaching, resume writing, and personal branding services, and they offer special rates for fellow alumni.

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John Singer  |  Professional Development Strategies

PDS strives to ensure that well-informed, prepared and motivated clients can effectively pilot their path to a successful career.

As the job market is ever-changing, Professional Development Strategies focuses on the needs of each client through personal 1:1 coaching, custom marketing collateral, strategic networking methodologies and interview control techniques.

As a certified professional resume writer (CPRW) and a dedicated career coach and advisor, John Singer has mentored and motivated professionals to identify their unique skills and talents and transition into meaningful and rewarding careers. As the CEO of Professional Development Strategies, John is committed to equipping clients with the necessary tools to communicate their strengths, build and establish professional networks, and secure positions that will allow them to soar professionally.

John is the Author of Resume DNA: Succeeding In Spite Of Yourself, a practical blueprint for navigating your way through a complicated, competitive job market. After completing his education in Business and Marketing at the University of Arizona and UCLA, John worked as an episodic television writer and was a member of the Writers Guild of America. With a noted career in the broadcasting industry as a station owner/operator and radio personality, John combines his experience in business, marketing, and communication to inspire others to reach their highest levels of professional performance.


PDS is contracted to provide Outplacement Services for the University of Arizona staff and faculty. Alumni will receive the same discount (40% off all coaching packages) that is extended to the University of Arizona, along with a free consultation to determine the needs of the individual client. For more information on PDS, visit and contact John Singer at 520-395-0574 or

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Geoff Coon, MA, CPRW  |  Resume Platform, LLC

Resume Platform is a family-owned career marketing firm specializing in professional resume writing and LinkedIn optimization, founded by University of Arizona alumni Geoff and Crystal Coon.

Geoff Coon, is a certified professional resume writer (CPRW) and is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, as well as Career Directors International. Crystal Coon holds a CPRW designation and serves as Resume Platform’s client services manager.

Geoff and Crystal Coon pride themselves on working personally with their clients, speaking one-on-one with each client to listen to needs, determine goals, and provide high-touch service throughout their relationship with Resume Platform, and beyond.

Crystal holds a bachelor’s in journalism from the UA, and Geoff holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from the UA as well as a master’s in new media from DePaul University. They both bleed red and blue and are active members in the Wildcat community.


In addition to a 5% discount on all services, Resume Platform offers a number of free resources to alumni, including free cover letters, follow-up letters, and resume evaluations.

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Todd Goldstein  |  TopResume

Todd Goldstein is the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Talent Inc., the personal branding destination for all career-driven professionals. Through their network of skilled and experienced writers, Talent Inc.’s resume brands — TopResume in the U.S. and CVNow in Europe — write and analyze millions of resumes, CVs, and LinkedIn profiles each year, throughout the world.

In 2011, Todd co-founded RezBiz LLC, an online-marketing company and provider of career-related writing services, which was acquired by Talent Inc. in 2014. A decade earlier, he founded Adept Resources, a Southern California-based staffing firm and publisher of geo-targeted job boards and career-services websites in the employment, education, and financial industries. During that same period, he founded, a career resource dedicated to accounting and finance professionals nationwide, which was acquired by Internet Brands in 2011.

Todd holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Arizona. While attending UA, Todd was a Sales Manager at the Arizona Daily Wildcat and member of the AEPi Fraternity. Additionally, he is a member of TAtech, The Association for Talent Acquisitions Solutions fka, International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS). He lives in Carlsbad, CA, and enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.


Alumni save $30 and can get a newly created resume for only $99 from TopResume. This is a discount off the regular price of $129. TopResume also offers a free resume review.

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Marilyn Maslin  |  Resume Footprint

Resume Footprint is a leading personal branding firm serving thousands of clients annually with quality resumes, LinkedIn profiles and personalized career coaching.

Marilyn Maslin is a University of Arizona alumna and personal branding expert. She serves as the chief job strategist for Resume Footprint, a leading personal branding firm serving thousands of clients every year with effective resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and personalized career coaching.

Known for creating findable, relevant, and attractive content for professionals and executives, Marilyn leads a team of certified professional resume writers skilled at producing top-notch personal marketing materials for clients in every facet of business across the globe.

Prior to Resume Footprint, Marilyn worked in business development, human resources, and recruiting at PDP, Inc. and Formation Technologies (now Harland Clarke), where she worked closely with executives to design, implement, and manage strategies that drove business performance, results, and ROI.

Marilyn holds a BA in psychology from the UA and currently serves on the board of directors for Worklife Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to helping employees succeed in the workplace.


Enter HireACat30 at to receive 30% off your personal branding order. They look forward to working with you! Questions? Check out the FAQs on this page.

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Theresa Garcia | Trust, Leadership and Growth LLC.

Theresa Garcia offers virtual and in-person Career Exploration Coaching and Assessment to help alumni gain strategic clarity to choose the roles and industries that best match personality, talents and motivators.

Theresa leads the Arizona-based boutique coaching and consulting firm Trust, Leadership & Growth LLC. She applies leading-edge tools in the neuroscience of leadership and 20 years of practical experience coaching and advising global Fortune 25 senior executives in aerospace and defense, human resources, healthcare, professional services, academia, mergers and joint ventures, technology, not-for-profit boards, and entrepreneurial organizations. She is an ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a graduate of the Georgetown University Transformational Leadership Coaching Program and the Pepperdine University Executive Certificate in Applied Neuroleadership. Call today for a complimentary exploratory consultation.


Complimentary 20-minute exploratory consultation and a 20% discount on all coaching packages. Contact Theresa today at or 480-388-2500.  

David Petrovay Coaching

David Petrovay | David Petrovay Coaching

In 2009, David Petrovay founded his company, David Petrovay Coaching, based on his slogan — I help people figure out what they are here to do in life...and then DO it. During his more than 20 years as a career counselor and coach, he has worked with individuals and groups to do just that. His clients are professionals across a broad spectrum of work settings who are motivated to be the best at what they do. He has presented to groups on a national, state, and local level on work-related topics such as communication, creating attention getting resumes and LinkedIn profiles,  and the challenges facing those who are seeking employment. He is a published author with his most recent book, "Life between Jobs: Out of Work...Not Out of WORTH," receiving a #1 bestseller badge on Amazon.

David earned both an M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance and a Ph.D. in education with a focus on career development from the University of Arizona. He served for four years as a member of the University of Arizona College of Education National Advisory Board. He currently sits on the Career One Stop National Advisory Board that reports to the U.S. Department of Labor. David is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator through the National Career Development Association. He is also certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Steps I and II.


David Petrovay Coaching offers a 20% discount to all University of Arizona alumni on the first three coaching sessions along with a free consultation to discuss individual client needs and how we can work together to address them. 

For more information on David Petrovay Coaching, visit and contact David  at 650-400-7461 or at davidpetrovay 

Please note: The purpose of this page is to provide alumni with potential resources. These companies are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Arizona Alumni Career Lab or the UA Foundation. They are independent firms and organizations and are not being retained or compensated, nor do we receive compensation from these companies. The UA Foundation and Arizona Alumni are not responsible for any outcomes or agreements that may occur.

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