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Dr. Helen Harkness

Location: Dallas, TX US
Website: http://t.co/FR6KqOsv


Helen Harkness, Ph.D. founded Career Design Associates, Inc. (CDA) in 1978. She is a futurist, consultant, researcher, an experienced speaker, teacher, writer, and a pioneer in the development and implementation of career management programs and resources for organizations and individual clients. Her work integrates her own multidimensional career as a successful entrepreneur, former academic dean/provost, college professor, director of continuing education, and public school teacher. CDA maintains a library of 600 Pathfinders for the Future career videos available to the public at no charge. She has published Best Jobs for the Future; The Career Chase; Don't Stop the Career Clock; Capitalizing on Career Chaos and countless articles exploring the myths of contemporary work life that steer careers off course. Her work focuses on the new realities and changes to be faced in our work life in the 21st century. Dr. Harkness taught Career Options for Teachers, Making Your Career Change, Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator and Best Jobs for the Future for SMU and FunEd. She also taught Running From the Law, and continues to teach a two-night course, Re-Careering: The Search for Meaning, Money, Creativity and Control at SMU. She is currently an adjunct professor for UTD School of Management, teaching Career Development Coaching for the Executive Coaching Program. She formerly taught Career Development in the Psychology Department for the graduate students at SMU. The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Association of Career Professionals (ACP) International created an annual award " Helen Harkness Professional of the Year Award" permanently named for her. She is a member of the World Future Society and coordinates the career counseling at the annual conferences. Also, she is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, National Speakers Association, International Association of Career Professionals and The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.