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Bringing more than 60 years of corporate, nonprofit, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience, our Executive Career Coaching Team helps you to refine your individual story, craft your specific networking plan, and finalize essential career marketing collateral. Coaching sessions are offered at convenient times, providing one-on-one customized support to our executive career development program. 

  • Patty Buchek

    Senior Assistant Dean, MBA Career Center 
    Executive Career Coach 

    As a senior assistant dean with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Patty has facilitated career transitions for MBAs at all levels worldwide. Her work authoring career courseware and coaching business leaders through career development is supported by decades of experience in talent search and human resource management. Often invited as a guest lecturer to discuss best practices in career development with global audiences, Patty loves individual coaching conversations just as much. 

    Patty’s forte is in career communications and how best to bring candidate assets to the talent market across media. She is particularly skilled at chiseling out and building up the strongest story line, then setting the strategy for career change, whether that involves internal or external candidacy. 

    Patty is a Certified Career Management Coach and Certified Personal Brand Strategist. She earned an Executive Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s in honors philosophy and politics from Catholic University. 


  • Sandra P. Buteau

    Executive Career Coach

    Sandra P. Buteau has over 15 years of experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and career advising both in the private and public sectors. She has worked in a law firm, with a Big 4 accounting firm, and as a senior administrator in academia, having coached clients from across the United States and from around the world. Her international background as well as her ability to speak English, Spanish, and French enables her to excel in specialized and diverse contexts. 

    Sandra is originally from the Republic of Panama, where she earned a law degree at the University of Panama and later a Master of Laws from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. In addition to working 15 years as a career advisor and personal coach at American University and Georgetown University, she has a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and holds a Professional Certified Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Sandra also is certified as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Practitioner by the American Management Association and in Using Type in Career Counseling by The Center of Applications of Psychological Type 2.


  • Jen Dalton

    Executive Career Coach 

    Jen Dalton, CEO and founder of BrandMirror, has over 15 years of experience in strategy, marketing, and coaching. In 2012, she made a gutsy move into the entrepreneurship space, launching her branding business and became a certified brand strategist. She enables individuals and companies to define their brand and differentiate themselves in authentic, credible, and relevant ways to their target audience and market. 

    Jen attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate, where she double-majored in human resource management and international management. She completed an Executive MBA at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business in the spring of 2012. Prior to Georgetown, Jen worked at Capital One for 10 years in operations, marketing, customer management, and more. Jen is a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist, helping individuals define their authentic brand to achieve career and life success. She also is an international speaker and has worked with organizations such as Capital One, IBM, Georgetown University, 1776, C-Lever, UXPA, and more. 


  • Libby Graves

    Executive Career Coach

    Libby brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies. She loves working in diverse, multicultural environments, having lived and worked in global settings. She began her career in heavy industry at Cummins Engine Company in accounting and tax, and moved to increasing roles of responsibility in channel marketing, and strategic planning for Africa-Middle East. Libby also held senior leadership positions in global marketing, enterprise initiatives, and the federal government sector in the telecommunications industry. 

    Libby shifted from the corporate world to found Core Citizen, an executive coaching practice with a focus on leadership and career development. Libby's vision is to connect emerging leaders at all levels to a deeper sense of self-knowledge as the foundation for personal and professional growth. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She has earned the PCC certification from the International Coach Federation and Board Certified Coach through CCE-Global. She uses behavioral assessments in her work and also is a Reach Certified Personal Brand Strategist and Social Media Analyst.