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Over the course of her 20+ year career, Dana Maggi has worked with thousands of job seekers and career changers.  An in-demand coach, trainer and speaker, Dana brings a wealth of experience from corporate outplacement, higher education, human resources and counseling to her many clients. She has consulted with a range of clients from nearly every industry - from senior-level, corporate executives to new graduates just starting their career journey. 


As owner of Career Pain Relief, Dana works with clients to provide a compassionate, efficient and innovative approach to meeting career goals such as exploring career change and finding clear direction, assessing cultural fit and finding satisfaction, creating tools to enhance professional branding, social media strategy and on-line identity, developing strategies for job search strategy, career advancement and building a portfolio career or a fulfilling retirement.


For 15 years, she was VP, Senior Career Coach for a global career management firm with over 240 offices worldwide. There she consulted with employees affected by involuntary career transition and assisted them in executing successful job search campaigns.  She taught courses in job search strategy and delivered career and leadership development programs on-site at Fortune 500 companies. 


During that time, she gained extensive experience with clients exploring alternative career paths and retirement options.  She was known as a leader in developing social media strategy for the organization and for creating and teaching courses in the advanced uses of LinkedIn.


In 2010, she was honored with the President's Consultant of the Year Award for recognition as the top performing career coach in the entire company.


Earlier in her career, Dana worked for a private firm that specialized in assisting clients with disabilities to make career transitions.  Dana also has worked with individuals and groups as a counselor in private practice and as a manager and trainer in the Human Resources Departments of two different colleges.


Dana holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Georgia State University and completed her undergraduate work in Education at Eastern Washington University.  


A continuous learner, Dana is a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the DiSC assessment and several of the Mastery Works career and leadership development programs.  She has attended an intensive career and life coaching program accredited by the International Coach Federation and is also trained in organizational change management, retirement career planning and entrepreneurial coaching.


What are clients

saying about Dana?

       My personal coach, Dana Maggi, was outstanding. As a 62 year old, I had great concern about finding a position in the corporate world, knowing how so many frown upon older employees. Dana helped me regain my confidence, and she helped me realize that my skills and experience were desired by many companies. She reminded me that many companies look for experience and are successful for having a diverse workforce. Dana also coached me on my desire to transition into non-profits, or start my own company     


       Dana provided candid and specific suggestions that eventually set the foundation for a successful job search. The time spent with Dana was very productive. I had a lot to get done (i.e. build a LinkedIn network from scratch & learn to use the application). Dana was instrumental in getting me through this.


Dana Maggi, MS

Career Coach,

Owner of Career Pain Relief

          One-on-one coaching with Dana Maggi helped me immeasurably in dealing with a sudden job loss, as well as uncovering exciting new possibilities. I always felt -- and feel -- heard and acknowledged. When my self-confidence faltered, Dana grounded me in the reality of my worth. I am deeply, deeply grateful to Dana.



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