Our Team (New)

 Meet Our Team 

 Jessica Worny Janicki


Jessica Worny Janicki, MBA, Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS), and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) founded JWJ Consulting LLC, in 2008 to help people and organizations develop talent.  

Put simply, she helps make your professional goals a reality.

Jessica has coached thousands of high-performance professionals from 20 nations on intentional change, leadership development, emotional intelligence, career visions, utilizing assessments for development and decision-making, career change, and job search strategies. Her professional background in Fortune 500 and private companies, along with federal agencies and major universities, provides insight into navigating organizational dynamics.

Jessica is schooled in Organizational Behavior, Appreciative Inquiry, and the Intentional Change Model. She is a credentialed coach with 5 different organizations and is certified to administer 5 different assessments. Her training programs have been rated a 4.9/5.0 by senior leaders.

She has been a featured speaker for several organizations and is the Past-Chair of the Credentialing Commission of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She earned her B.S. from Miami University and her M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.


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 Strategic Partners


 Dr. Francesca Giordano


Dr. Francesca Giordano is the Principal Partner of Veduta Consulting, LLC. ‘Veduta’ is a word from the world of Italian art; it means 'to see the sweep and beauty of the world around you through new eyes.'  Her practice is called Veduta because her mission is to help you learn to see yourself in a new way and gain a clearer vision of the possibilities that lie ahead. When you gain new knowledge and skills, the landscape of your life becomes illuminated around you. Dr. Giordano specializes in working with clients at the intersection of mental health struggles, person problems, and career issues.

Dr. Giordano is a licensed mental health counselor in Illinois. Before retiring as a counselor educator and going into full-time private practice, she was a full professor and chair of  the counseling programs at Northwestern University and Northern Illinois University.

Her practice website is www.vedutaconsulting.com and her email address is fgiordano@vedutaconsulting.com



Michelle Carl Rizal


Michelle Carl Rizal is a Certified Career Management Coach & Interview Consultant and founder of Career Headspace, LLC. Michelle supports clients who want to progress in their careers, take on a new challenge, shift into more meaningful work, or reinvent themselves.


Michelle has worked with approximately 1,000 individuals from more than 40 countries. Being on the front lines for more than 15 years, Michelle enjoys sharing her experience as a recruiter for a Fortune Global 500, a recruiting liaison for employers and hiring managers across various industries, and a career coach and mock interviewer for professionals and executives.

Connecting the dots from these perspectives, Michelle helps clients understand their differentiators—to guide them in intersecting their strengths and personal stories with employer needs.

Michelle specializes in the following areas: 1) interview preparation and mock interviewing, 2) resume review, 3) job search and networking strategies, 4) career transition strategies, and 5) mindset strategies. Intellectually and experientially, she believes that when people are engaged, they go the extra mile and work doesn’t feel like work.

Taking the road less traveled, Michelle initially pursued a career path learning about people in organizations—what motivates them and what blocks them, as well as what leads to happiness in work and life. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life. Michelle has navigated four career transitions in different industries while reinventing in three different cities. Every role, experience, and lesson learned became the building blocks for where Michelle is today.

Michelle graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). She is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) and a Certified Brain-Based Success Coach (CBBSC).


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Bo Golovan


Bo Golovan, MBA is a Certified Executive Coach, for Executives and Business Owners and an expert in Emotional Intelligence. Bo is passionate about human potential and talent development and loves inspiring her clients to achieve their goals, realize their vision and create a fulfilling and satisfying life.

Bo honed her coaching skills while holding senior leadership positions in Finance and Real Estate and has a combined 30+ years of business and coaching experience. During her business career, Bo partnered with organizations to create a strategic focus, align the organizational structures and the talent needed, and implement execution.

A long time runner and into fitness and health, Bo experienced first-hand the powerful impact of exercise on her well-being, her performance at work and stress management. This lead her to develop a holistic view of performance and well-being. An avid learner, Bo is constantly following research in neurosciences, psychology and social sciences, and integrates the resulting practical applications into her coaching work.

Bo was born and educated in France and has a family of Ukrainian heritage. She is very involved in the French-American community in Chicago and works with French expatriates.

Bo is a Certified Practitioner for the Hogan Assessment Tools, the EQ-i 2.0. and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I).  Visit bogolovan.com to learn more about Bo.


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Emily Kapit


Emily Kapit, MS, MRW, ACRW, CPRW, is a triple-certified Master Resume Writer and the founder, lead writer, and head career strategist at ReFresh Your Step, LLC, a career advisory firm based in Miami, Florida with clients located nationally and internationally. She and her team of highly certified writers and career advisors work extensively with clients on all facets of their career progression, including resumes/cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, job search strategies, mock interviews, career guidance, and more.

Although much of her company’s work focuses on career success, she believes wholeheartedly that a life well-lived is one that is in balance; as such Emily ensures that each client is on a path to life fulfillment. She partners extensively with each client, regardless of education level, background, sector, and goals, to identify opportunities for life fulfillment and balance. Visit refreshyourstep.com for more information about Emily Kapit.


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