Meet Our Team

Beth Stefani, Ed. M., MBA, JCTC, CPRW

Beth StefaniPresident, Inspire Careers, Inc.
Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC)
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Reach Certified Personal Brand Strategist
Certified Online Networking Strategist

Beth provides a full range of career transition coaching services to executives and professionals in the U.S. and abroad - from personal branding to resumes and cover letters, job search strategy coaching, recruiter and employer campaign management, and interview coaching. She is a highly skilled job search strategist, resume writer, and career coach.

Beth relies on her counseling and business acumen to help her clients recognize their unique skills and accomplishments, set attainable career goals, and market themselves effectively so that they can reach their goals.

TORI Award Winner

In October 2007, Beth earned the "Toast of the Resume Industry" (TORI) Award in the category of "Most Creative Resume." This national award was announced at the Career Directors International annual conference.

Winning a TORI Award represents the pinnacle of resume writing expertise within the industry. To view the winning resume, click here.

Power of TWO

Beth believes in the "Power of TWO" – that by working together, taking the time to get to know you and better understand your situation, your needs, and your special abilities, she can offer personalized service, and superior results.

Since 1990, Beth has worked with senior and mid-level executives, consultants, and professionals from privately held companies, non-profit and government agencies, and Fortune 500 corporations including General Motors, Johnson Controls, Kellogg's, MCI, Xerox, Eastman Kodak, Pfizer, Agilent Technologies, Navistar International, Ingram Micro, Honeywell International, Sprint, Wachovia, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T, FedEx, Praxair, and many others.

In 2002, Beth forged a business alliance with Dave Opton, CEO at ExecuNet , and began facilitating ExecuNet networking meetings in the Buffalo/Niagara/Rochester, NY area. Through monthly structured networking meetings, she helps executives to connect with others, expand their contacts, and share valuable leads. She also serves on the resume review panel at ExecuNet, offering professional guidance and advice to ExecuNet members.

After many years of recommending Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million as "required reading" for her executive clients, Beth approached author John Lucht in 2003 to offer her services to members of RiteSite. With John's guidance, Beth has successfully applied his pioneering job search and resume writing strategies in her work with Rite Site members. You will find her on Rite Site through a the link that says, "Looking for help? These people merit your consideration."


Beth holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Counseling from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, magna cum laude, at Grove City College.

She has presented and facilitated numerous job search and career development seminars to professionals and executives in a variety of career fields and industries. Her resumes have been featured in national publications including Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs, by Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., and Wendy S. Enelow (published by Impact Publications in 2002), Best Resumes and Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs, by Wendy S. Enelow (published by Impact Publications in 2001), and the second and third editions of Resumes! Resumes! Resumes! published by Career Press in 1995 and 1997, respectively. She is also listed as a resource in the book, Career Distinction: Stand Out by Building your Brand, by William Arrudda and Kirsten Dixson.

Since 1994, Beth worked collaboratively with a Buffalo-based career management firm on major outplacement projects in the Buffalo, New York area. Two of her most notable projects were with Westwood Squibb Pharmaceuticals and Tops Markets/Ahold USA. Beth has also secured independent contracts with area businesses to provide a full range of career transition services to employees affected by termination, downsizing, or corporate restructuring.

Her previous experience includes six years in career counseling and campus recruitment at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and four years in commercial lending and credit analysis at Chase Manhattan Bank and Marine Midland Bank (HSBC).

Designations / Affiliations

Beth is a Reach Certified Personal Brand Strategist, a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (J.C.T.C.) and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (C.P.R.W.). She is an active member of the Career Management Alliance (CMA), the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC), and the National Association of Resume Writers (NRWA).

Inspire!  Illuminate!  Ignite!

Beth's mission is to "inspire new hope and confidence in your unique abilities, illuminate the path toward fulfillment of your goals, and ignite personal commitment, determination, and persistence in all that you do." She lives this mission daily with her clients.

To contact Beth, click here.