Combining her expertise in career counseling, LinkedIn, human resources, workforce development and training facilitation, Paula Brand has inspired thousands of professionals to take charge of their careers. Paula Brand, founder of Brand Career Management, is a Global Career Coach & Consultant, LinkedIn Expert, Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator with a background in human resources, workforce development, training and career counseling. She speaks to groups and provides individual career coaching on using LinkedIn effectively, managing a successful career and navigating through career transitions with a focus on empowering mid-career women to achieve career bliss

  Winner of the 2014 Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association Professional Contributions Award

Winner of the 2014 MCDA Outstanding Career Professional Award

Former contributor and creator of the LinkedInsider column for the Career Development and Adult Planning Network international newsletter


Master of Science in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC) certified by the Career Development Network

Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education

Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) certified by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches

Certified Workplace Excellence Facilitator certified by AAWDC and WorkNet Solutions


Past-President and Member: Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA)

Affiliate: Career Thought Leaders

Member and Former Newsletter Contributor: The Career Development Network

Member: Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association (MACCA)



Member: National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Founding Member and Past-President of the Anne Arundel Society for Human Resource

Management (formerly Annapolis SHRM)

Career Directors International (CDI)

International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Chesapeake Human Resosurces Association (CHRA)

Association for Training and Development (ASTD) Maryland

Founder and Past-President of the UNC- Greensboro Women’s Lacrosse Club


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