“It’s not about finding a job, it’s more about you creating a career you love.”
– John Hotard

about us

John B. Hotard Ph.D.

A new career future can be yours when you recognize and use your core strengths, choose to live in balance with of your most fulfilling values and match your unique personality to a ‘best fit’ role in a career field you love – one that is interesting, challenging, enjoyable and makes you a secure income too.

To help others find a career they love is my passion… this is what I love to do. My basic message to all clients: you to do not have to settle! I can support you in your career transition so you can create the circumstances to have a self-created, successful career for yourself.

So if a really enjoyable, meaningful career seems too much to ask of yourself and me, please do not not give up.

With 30+ years’ experience directing career services at five universities, I can certainly offer you strong expertise in dealing with all of the usual external barriers you will face in a career transition such as: how to write resumes, how to do a successful job interview, and suggest ways to do the most effective job search possible.

Yet very few university career service directors are also licensed psychologists that can offer a “holistic” counseling skill set, with psychological insights into the internal barriers of how to deal with such personal issues as anxiety, depression, fears of failure, issues of being perfectionistic, being slowed down by chronic procrastination, or long-term disorders like ADD and OCD.

Over time, my life experiences have taught me that whole career development process is not so much about “finding” yourself but really more about the process of “creating” your own “best fit” career.  So, if you choose to work with me as your supportive career coach, I will do my best to keep you organized, focused and motivated so you can actualize your desired career changes you want to create.

Important to always remember is that most all these external and internal (psychological) challenges can best be managed as long as you stay focused on who you are, about where you want to go, what you have to offer and why you want to get there.

My experience and background includes:

University career services director and counseling experience: Director of Career Services at NYU Stern Graduate School of Business; Director of Career Services at Fordham University, Graduate School of Business – Lincoln Center, Director of Career Services- Director Career Services at Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA  as well as head  of career counseling services at Queens College and the Pratt institute.

Career Services Consultant: Advised university deans, directors and professional counselors on career counseling issues and trends at such institutions as: Kenan-Flagler Business School UNC-Chapel Hill, Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School – Belgium, as well as the Beijing University International MBA (BiMBA) program in China.

Corporate Career Coaching and Advisement: Work as an executive coach in the career services department at Citibank, NA, and as a full-time Senior Career Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison International, New York. Worked with clients from a diverse mix of Fortune 500 firms, nonprofits and government agencies. A partial list of  corporate and governmental firms I have worked during my years in career services includes: Adobe, AT&T, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Cisco Systems, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ESPN, Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Kodak, KPMG, Macy’s, Merck, Merrill Lynch, MET Life, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, NYU Medical Center, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Time-Warner, Google, US Agency for International Development.


PhD – New York University – Applied Counseling Psychology

MA – Johns Hopkins University – Counseling Psychology

New York State – Licensed psychologist

Jennifer Gallaher

Office Manager

Jennifer organizes office operations and procedures, controls correspondence, appointments, and implements processes that keep the office running smoothly. She troubleshoots most issues that may arise and has been with Hotard Associates for six years.

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