Leslie B. Prager, M.A., C.M.P., is a certified career management practitioner, career counselor and executive coach. She is the senior partner of The Prager-Bernstein Group, a New York City-based career counseling, coaching and outplacement firm which was founded in 1991. Ms. Prager’s firm provides a range of services to individuals, groups and corporations. These services are available for those at all stages of the career lifecycle, from high school and college students seeking vocational testing and career planning guidance, to pre-retirees seeking direction and guidance. These services include vocational testing, career assessment and evaluation, career transition counseling, job search training, resume development, interview coaching, career management, executive coaching, life coaching and pre-retirement counseling. She has over fifteen years of prior experience in the corporate world, which includes over ten years in human resource management and development, in the retail, banking and insurance industries. Her corporate career culminated in her becoming the Human Resources Director and Vice President at a New York City insurance company.

Ms. Prager has an M.A. in art therapy, a B.A. in psychology, and additional training in career assessment and career counseling techniques. She has been published in the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, on the subject of job loss and job search. She is a frequent speaker and writer on career management issues, has been seen on television shows, and has been quoted in newspapers, magazines and online. In the past few years alone, she has conducted career workshops for the Mid-Manhattan Library, Association for Women in Science, Society for Human Resource Management, New York State Association for Counseling and Development, American Marketing Association, American Women’s Economic Development Corporation, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives and the American Society for Training and Development.

The Prager-Bernstein Group has provided its’ services to numerous organizations including Actor’s Equity, the American Association of Retired Persons and the United Nations. In addition to maintaining her own firm, Ms. Prager was for over a decade the Coordinator of The Career Center at New School University.

Ms. Prager’s diverse experience in the corporate world and her prior clinical experience, coupled with her educational background, place her in the unique position of understanding the needs of both her individual and corporate clients.

Ms. Prager is a member of the International Association of Career Management Professionals, New York Association of Career Management Professionals (Past President, IACMP-NY), American Counseling Association, Career Development Specialists Network, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, National Association for Female Executives, National Career Development Association, The Transition Network, Society for Human Resource Management and Human Resources Association of New York (former Editor of Inside HR/NY, the monthly newsletter of HR/NY). She is listed in Who’s Who in America and What Color is Your Parachute, and her firm is listed in the Kennedy Directory of Outplacement and Career Management Firms.

Ms. Prager can be reached by phone at (212) 697-0645, by email at Leslie-PBG@msn.com or at www.prager-bernsteingroup.com.