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Life/Work Planning Consultant – Life Designs, Inc.
January, 1981-Present

Life Designs has served 1,458 private, state, and corporate clients since 1981. Through careful and meticulous questioning, trust and rapport building, clients have been assisted in altering their lives in significant positive ways. Their periods of confusion and transition have been transformed into periods of personal development and change. Floundering clients have found direction, frightened ones, courage, and vulnerable ones, support. Using an individually designed blend of psychological reports, work evaluations, and professional experience, Life Designs replaces old life patterns with promising new ones. Clients learn to visualize appropriate, realistic, and personal self concepts that translate directly into changed behavior. The result is more clients entering training, college, and employment. Clients referrals are received from Kodak, International Management and Consulting Corporation (Guatemala), State Offices of Vocational Rehabilitation, The *Division of Blind Services, private insurance and rehabilitation companies.

Assistant Director New Directions, Inc. – South Miami, Florida
September, 1979-August, 1981

As one of two co-founders of this community-based nonprofit organization, we secured $500,000 in Federal funding, allowing us to serve 200 handicapped trainees. Using a progressive approach of vocational training and ongoing personal and work adjustment, we were ranked second out of twenty-five. Our 88% placement rate in unsubsidized employment was the highest in the nation and was the result of our Job Club, a self-directed, client-centered, month-long seminar.

Director of Training and Services – Occupational Institute Florida International University
March, 1978-September, 1979

With $750,000 in funding and 300 trainees, I designed the personal and work adjustment training curriculum that resulted in an 88% placement rate of underprivileged and handicapped adults. We were ranked fifth out of thirty-five.

Coordinator of Case Services – Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc.
January, 1977-March, 1978

As the assistant to the executive director, I coordinated community services for 250 sheltered employees. I monitored their personal and work behaviors and assessed their work potential.
English Instructor – Berlitz School of Foreign Languages Inlingua Bonn, West Germany
September, 1973-December, 1976

I tripled enrollment and increased student retention 50% by conducting classes entirely in English using a situational approach.

Assistant Professor of English and American Studies School Board of Duesseldorf, West Germany
August, 1971-June, 1973

As the first American hired for the most prestigious high school, I trained teaching interns and was invited to chair the Philosophy Department.

Director of German-English Translations University of Bonn English Institute Bonn, West Germany
September, 1970 to August, 1971

As the youngest director ever hired, I prepared all graduate candidates for their State examinations, monitoring the integrity of their translations.

English Instructor Berlitz School of Foreign Languages Inlingua Bonn, West Germany
October, 1969 to September, 1970

Assigned to business, diplomatic, and special assignment students, I taught a variety of foreign diplomats, international business people and university professors in small and private class and home settings.

Education

December, 1975
Barry University – Miami Shores, Florida
Degree: M. A. English (magna cum laude)
Dean’s Conference (faculty-student board)
Lambda Iota Tau (national literary honor society)
English Association, Philosophy Club

September, 1970 to June, 1973
University of Bonn – Bonn, West Germany
65 post-graduate credits, English Literature and German

August, 1969
Barry College – Miami Shores, Florida
Degree: B. A. English (magna cum laude)
Honors: Dean’s List (3.5 G.P.A. minimum)


About Me

Photo: Dulce Weisenborn Dulce Muccio Weisenborn
Life-Work Planner/Professor

Miami, FL &
Portland, OR
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