Who We Are

About us

CareerPro Inc John O'Connor Raleigh Career CoachJohn M. O’Connor



Among other accomplishments in the world of career services and outplacement, Mr. O’Connor became the first private practice Reach Branding Certified Specialist in North Carolina and is the first Certified Federal Job Search Trainer (CFJST). With a unique fiction writing pedigree with fiction publications, he obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. He is a sought after author and contributor to recent career transition stories for Yahoo! Hotjobs, Monster.com, CNN-Money, The Ladders, AOL.com, and in many newspaper publications including the Wall Street Journal. His diversified experience includes serving as a college professor and as a United States Army officer. John is a keynote speaker and corporate trainer offering consultations and HR Services.

CMRW-CDI Certified Master Resume Writer










  • Certified Federal Job Search Trainer
  • Certified Federal Resume Writer
  • Certified Master Resume Writer
  • Certified Electronic Career Coach

Charter & Founding Memberships

  • Professional Resume Writing and Research Association
  • Career Masters Institute


  • Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM)
  • Association of Career Professionals International
  • Association of Job Search Trainers
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • North Carolina Resume Writers’ Alliance
  • NC Veterans Business Association


US Recruiting Representative, Professional Resume Writing and Research Association 2006 Workforce Readiness Director, Raleigh-Wake Human Resources Association (RWHRMA.org)

Additional Credits

  • 20+ Years Experience in Resume Development and Career Coaching
  • National Speaker, National Association of Resumes Writers
  • Winner of two 2003 TORI International Resume Writing Awards
  • Nominated for 3-2003 TORI International Resume Writing Awards
  • Published in multiple Expert Resumes books by JIST
  • Speaker, Association of Career Professionals International


Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors range from great friends of CareerPro Inc. to clients who have successfully transitioned. We welcome their advice, input and direction so that we can be accountable to our work life mission and principles.



Board of Advisors Christine WarringtonChristine Warrington

Consulting Professional For The Healthcare Industry and Professional Auctioneer. Christine’s experience and accomplishments include a 20 plus year history with a progressive tenure of results leading strategic business development initiatives to drive competitive advantage and rapid growth in highly competitive healthcare environments.


Olalah Njenga Board of AdvisorsOlalah Njenga

Award-winning CEO : B2B Marketing Strategist : Forbest Braintrust® Member. Having worked for industry giants like Cisco, McDonald’s Corporation, ServiceMaster and Arkema has helped to shape Olalah’s business acumen. Olalah now works with CEOs and Business Owners in their struggles with strategy, to assist in aligning marketing with sales.


Board of Advisors - David BassDavid Bass

Chief Financial Officer at Causam Energy, Inc. David Bass takes a strategic approach to leadership of the finance and accounting functions with a focus on alignment with all other areas. David specializes in the sale of privately held businesses and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs”).


Board of Advisors Evan SanchezEvan Sanchez

Program Success Manager at Netsertive | Digital Strategist | PPC Strategist | Triangle AMA VP of Sponsorship. Evan Sanchez is a metric-driven, passionate marketer with over a decade of experience. Evan started his advertising career working at advertising agencies in New York City where he worked with Fortune 500 clients such as: Bank Of America, Barnes & Noble, J.P. Morgan Chase, Jefferies Investment Bank, National Education Association, Salix Pharmaceuticals, SunTrust Bank, Verizon and the Wildlife Conservation Society.


Board of Advisors Jeff DavidsonJeff Davidson

“The Work-Life Balance Expert®” Thought Leader, Motivational Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Author. Jeff Davidson, a.k.a “The Work-Life Balance Expert®” is the premier thought leader on work-life balance. He’s written 65 mainstream books including “Breathing Space,” “Dial it Down, Live it Up,” and “Simpler Living” focusing on time management, productivity, career effectiveness, and innovation. Heff has been interviewed on America in the Morning, Late Night with Charlie Rose, the Australian Broadcasting Corp, USA Today SkyRadio, and Martha Stewart Radio.


Board of Advisors Alicia KeislerAlicia Keisler

Corporate Administrator, Synecor, LLC. Experienced HR Administrator, Organizer and Administrative Leader with outstanding project and program management skills for CEO’s and senior management. Alicia is an innovative, entrepreneurial problem-solver who successfully leads team member activities into highly progressive operations.


Delynn Dolan Alexander Board of AdvisorsDelynn Dolan Alexander

Wealth Management Advisor. Delynn’s mission for 20 years with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company has been to help her clients achieve financial security by fostering solid relationships based on integrity and knowledge. Delynn strives to make a difference in other families’ lives by striving to give them the gift of financial security.


Erika RosenthalErika Rosenthal

VP, Strategy and Healthcare Partnerships for Back Pain Centers of America, Erika Rosenthal works with Venture Capital and PE Groups as a retained start-up or high growth executive to quickly scale new ventures, discover and engage target audiences, build structure, conduct new business development, and identify and train permanent executive team.


Pat TeaguePat Teague

Director of Sports Missions Outreach for Crossroads Fellowship Pat Teague is a spiritual catalyst to motivate others to run the race that Jesus Christ has set before them in such a way that they may win. Impacting the local Sports Community to prepare our future leaders to be a game changer on and off the field.


Barbara Hemphill Barbara Hemphill

Founder, & CEO, Productive Environment Institute- Speaker, Consultant & Author Barbara empowers business leaders to increase their profit, productivity, and peace of mind by creating a productive environment.Through speaking and consulting, Barbara provides powerful strategies that help eliminate physical, digital, and emotional clutter. Her strategies are proven systems that help manage time, space and information.


Gary TomlinsonGary Tomlinson

President at Tomlinson & Associates Gary is a professional speaker and business consultant. As a speaker, his topics include leadership, communication and execution management. As a consultant, Gary works with senior executives to help them establish execution management as an organizational competency. He teaches on how to lead and manage execution down to an individual level.


Dana Gower MBA CCPDana Gower MBA CCP

Business, Career and Wealth Strategist | Author | Mentor | Speaker, Dana has experiences in serving both corporations and individuals. He serves in various strategic roles for Virtual Financial Group (Financial Analysis/Retirement), XelAqua (Industrial Water Treatment) and Career Odyssey (Talent Management /Job Matching). He is also President of Chariot Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. Dana combines his analytical and human dynamics skills in creating success.


David SnyderDavid Snyder

Corporate Advisor, Analyst, Composer and Author, David is an international thought leader in Leadership, Performance Management, Customer Service, Sales and Business Psychology. He is also certified to build validated leadership assessment tools at the individual and organizational level. His books have been published in numerous languages worldwide, where he is highly regarded as an author and consultant in the field of leadership assessment and development.