"As an adolescent and into adulthood, I experienced a nagging sense of confusion of who I was and where I wanted to go in life. I ended up feeling like an insecure, inadequate outsider because I didnt know what to do to achieve the happy, productive life I imagined everyone else had.
I wish someone had sat down with me years ago and explained the importance of knowing my natural abilities and how appreciating and using those abilities can lead to so much satisfaction, motivation, and commitment in life."
CareerActionPlan.com, founded in 2003, is an innovative Career Development Company and leading authority on careers and career topics -- career decision-making, career abilities, career interests, job search, and college majors. CareerActionPlan.com was launched to provide career planning, job preparation, career and abilities assessments, and career resources via seminars, webinars, teleconferences, and workshops to individuals and groups interested in developing or changing their career. WhatsYourCollegeMajor.com was launched in 2006 with resources to help high school and college students identify a college major and a career path.
Patricia Lloyd, director and founder, is an experienced career consultant, trainer, and college career counselor. She is supported by the very capable staff at The Highlands Company who provide expert technical support, guidance, and consultation.
Patricia has worked in career development and training for over 20 years -- directing the Staff Training & Development department at The University of Alabama, working as a Career Development & Training Consultant for AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Avaya employees in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, and directing the career centers at the University of Montevallo and Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.
Patricia has degrees in psychology, counseling, and a PhD in Educational Psychology from The University of Alabama -- her dissertation was on adolescent and adult identity development in the workplace. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham teaching child and adolescent psychology.