About Career Exploration

Meet the Coach

Joel has been a passionate educator for more than 35 years.  As a career coach, he brings the perfect combination of practical business experience, along with many years of experience teaching and academic advising.

He is a practical, motivating, resourceful, and encouraging coach in his work with clients.

Joel has a Masters Degree from Harvard University in Education, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Education from Cornell University.

Management Consulting

Joel worked in the field of management consulting for more than 25 years, in 10 major industries, giving him an advantageous perspective in his career advisor role.  He has served clients in Health Care, Manufacturing, Government, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Technology, Higher Education, Entertainment, Professional Services, and Agriculture.

He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and later founded his own successful consulting practice.


Joel has been an instructor and academic advisor at a university.  He worked with students to choose and plan their degree programs, and as an instructor, taught college courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership.

He has conducted scholarly research in many areas of management science, and his articles have appeared in peer reviewed publications.

Joel is the founder of CareerExploration.com a free resource for Students, Parents, School Guidance Counselors, and College Career Centers to Browse Majors and Degree Programs, Search for Colleges, Explore Jobs and Careers.  CareerExploration.com integrates career and college data from the United Stated Department of Education and the United States Department of Commerce, in a colorful, searchable user interface.

Career Tests and Assessments

Joel is certified to administer and interpret many of the most valid and reliable career assessments, including those for career interests, personality, aptitudes, and values.




Amherst New York

We work with clients everywhere in the world by video call.












CareerExploration.com published by Leadership Direction LLC.  Our offices are in Amherst New York.