Courtney Warnsman, Ph.D. has been a career development facilitator for nearly 20 years. Since entering the profession as an Academic and Career Advisor at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, she has moved into Private Practice at Austin Career Connections in Austin, TX, delivering career services to individual clients across functional roles and industries. In addition to her full-time work, Courtney serves as Executive Development Program Consultant for the Baylor University Executive MBA Program, is the resident resume “tweaker” for the Launch Pad Job Club, and has participated as a member of the Graduate Dean’s Advisory Group at the University of Texas, a group dedicated to developing career services programs for Doctoral Candidates who do not want to work in the academy.
Courtney joined NCDA and received the GCDF credential in 2004. She is currently a Career Development Facilitator Instructor and CCSP. For the past few years, Courtney has served as an Ambassador for the Private Practice, Business, Industry & Agencies Constituency. In 2018, she helped launch and facilitate monthly “Tuesday Talks,” an opportunity for constituency members to network online, ask questions, and share best practices in community with other practitioners.
Courtney combines knowledge, humor, and tough love when helping people reach their career goals. She says, "Career transition can be a stressful time; I strive to lighten the load a little, providing advice and direction (of course) but, more importantly, giving a laugh, a hug, or a kick in the pants when warranted."
Courtney received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Education at the University of Texas at Austin.