Message From The President
Welcome MACCA members and friends! I am honored to serve as the Association's 2019 President. A lifetime member of MACCA, I have always made MACCA my go-to place to feed my passion for learning and networking with a community of individuals who work in the field of career counseling and coaching. And I credit MACCA for taking me in and encouraging me to become involved in so many roles. Most recently, I served as the Nominations Chair for several years - reaching out to others to engage with the Association by using or honing their individual interests and skills. So, it's no surprise that my colleagues eventually reached out to me to assume this leadership role!
For almost 50 years, MACCA has served to strengthen our profession: first with in-person meetings, workshops, and trainings; and later adding webinars and the sharing of information through online communities. But always, the soulful base for MACCA has been networking, meeting, and growing from shared experiences and conversations. And as the world of work continuously evolves, our roles as career counseling professionals remain ever critical to others. It is through our work that we provide individuals with the confidence needed in identifying and using their individual skills and uniquenesses and the impact they have on their career decision-making.
As we look forward to the future for our profession and the value that we bring, we must continue to share how we can positively impact our clientele and our work. MACCA needs you to be instruments in how this will play out for us. We need you to join with your new Board in engaging and identifying new avenues for growth not only as professionals but as an Association! We hope to increase networking opportunities in various localities, to expand on our blogging, and partner with other local groups who share our passion.
I look forward to working with the MACCA Board and many of you who join in on our mission.
Linda J. LeNoirMACCA President 2019