The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association
Presenters: Otis Collier and Walter Akana
Walter Akanais founder of a private practice, Threshold Consulting, and he is a Senior Career Management Consultant with Right Management's Atlanta office. At both Right and through Threshold Consulting, Walter provides a range of services to a diverse array of clients in career transition. In addition, he works with fast-track executives on blending the power of their own brands to serve the larger corporate brands they serve. He is also a blogger and active user of social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Walter’s blend of experience is truly unique. A full-time Career Consultant since 2001, Walter has more than 20+ years in senior training roles with extensive work in corporate and investment banking, at firms, including SunTrust and Wachovia in Atlanta, were he now resides.
.In New York, he ran Credit Suisse’s Corporate Finance and Capital Markets program for international bankers, and provided career guidance to program participants; and he oversaw leadership and professional development for the Western Hemisphere. He also has experience in retail merchandising, and prior to that he was a social worker providing career counseling to young adults in New York’s South Bronx. Walter holds an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.A., Psychology from the State University of New York. He is a Certified Retirement Coach, and a Certified Strategist in Personal Branding and Online Identity.
Free event to 2009-10 members