Passionate about helping others, Patricia Highcove became involved in her profession as a vocational consultant after gaining experience working with developmentally disabled children. She started out by earning a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling from Syracuse University in 1981 and 1982, respectively. Ms. Highcove also became a certified ergonomic assessment specialist, as well as a certified case manager, certified rehabilitation counselor, and certified vocational evaluator.
Now, Ms. Highcove is flourishing at the head of Highcove Consulting in Baltimore, MD, which is a vocational consulting company for individuals with disabilities who need help getting back into the workforce. She provides counseling services that include resources for developmentally and physically disabled individuals, workers' compensation, and long-term disabilities. On a daily basis, Ms. Highcove oversees her clients and assesses their skill levels, assisting them and referring them for various training in different kinds of industries. She then works with them on their interview skills so they can represent themselves effectively during an interview. Her clients are referred to her from insurance companies that are dealing with injured individuals who claim workers’ compensation after orthopedic injuries. Some of her other responsibilities involve developing business plans for start-up companies, including the formulation of the organizational structure, job descriptions, budget, daily operational routines, and hardware and software needs.
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Hardworking and enthusiastic, Joan Evans Ferry has led a long and varied career as a therapist, consultant, editor, and school counselor. She began her journey at the Lansdale School of Business and Lehigh University, and ended up earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. In 1967, Ms. Ferry obtained an EdM from Temple University, and over the years, she furthered her studies by completing postgraduate work at the University of Hawaii, the University of Pittsburgh, and Villanova University. She is certified as a cash flow consultant, a parent effectiveness therapist, a youth effectiveness therapist, a play therapist, and a school counselor.
As a self-employed cash flow consultant and owner of Capital Funding Solutions since 2004, Ms. Ferry helps businesses gauge their financial performance and determine whether or not they have more assets than current liabilities. She helps companies track their cash flow in order to succeed. She has also been an editor at the Princeton Publishing Group Inc. since 2000 and a private practice counselor at Real Estate Partnership in Perkasie, Pa., since 1981. Previously, Ms. Ferry held positions as an elementary school teacher in Perkasie, a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, a mathematics and German tutor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., and an industrial photographer for the Bucksco Manufacturing Company, Inc.
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With diplomas in accounting and bookkeeping with honors and computerized accounting with honors, Barbara Blackett combines 30 years of professional experience with advanced computer skills to benefit small, medium, and large corporations. She loves being able to help clients find solutions, and is proud of her continued professional success. She attributes much of that to her willingness to learn, which ensures that she remains at the forefront of her industry. Additional academic highlights include becoming certified in legal assisting, mediating and providing arbitrating services, and in managing QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Ms. Blackett is currently utilizing her background as the lead consultant at Barbara Blackett Consulting in Ontario, Canada. The company specializes in website design and development, accounting and financial solution, business consulting services and information technology, including search engine optimization, social media, and mobile marketing. Ms. Blackett works with her clients to create their websites, using a variety of language and scripting that captures information from visitors and helps develop e-commerce solutions for them.
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A business-savvy entrepreneur, Linda Davey-Tott owned a highly successful spice and herb business that started from her kitchen and blossomed onto the shelves of retailers across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. She is now extending her business skills as an independent consultant for Arbonne, an international company that has developed world-class products in skin care, bath and body care, sun care, makeup, and nutrition. The products are naturally inspired and scientifically tested, and integrate the most beneficial botanical ingredients from nature. Arbonne crafts its products with integrity and innovation and strives to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Ms. Davey-Tott handles marketing, sales, and training in her role as an independent consultant, and thus is able to utilize her more than 32 years of experience to champion Arbonne’s brand. Her duties also include transformational coaching, through which she helps people better themselves by bringing about changes in the way they see themselves. Her job is not so much to sell, but to educate, share, and allow clients to make their own choices. In other words, her job is to enhance the lives of her clients.