Dr. Palladino is a highly experienced career psychologist specializing in career and life counseling. For over thirty years she has worked with individuals and groups, and has consulted to business, industry, and government. She has written extensively on professional development and self-esteem. Her work includes

  • Focus: A Professional Development program
  • Developing Self-Esteem, now in six languages and available as a book, video, or audio tape
  • Journey of Self-Discovery and most recently
  • How LifeWORKS, A Guide to Your Life Patterns.

She has served on the adjunct faculties of Santa Clara University Graduate School of Counseling and Education and at the University of San Francisco, and was an instructor at the Career Action Center in Palo Alto for 15 years.

Her clients have included senior-level executives, academicians, physicians, attorneys, sales professionals, mid-level managers, high school seniors, college students, engineers and Ph.D.s as well as individuals considering retirement options. They come from a wide range of working environments such as Xerox Research Labs, The Gap, Inc., 24-Hour Fitness, AAA, El Camino Hospital, Stanford University and a range of businesses from start-ups to large computer companies.

Dr. Palladino has conducted seminars and workshops in the Valley for Nordstrom, Acuson, Rotary Clubs, Stanford Alumni, Palo Alto High School, City of Redwood City, San Mateo County, Etak, Hewlett-Packard, Lytton Gardens and many others.

Dr. Palladino's work has been recognized by being selected Woman of the Year, 11th Senate District, 1989 by Senator Morgan; appointed to the California State Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem, 1987 by Governor Deukmejian, and selected as Outstanding Alumna, Santa Clara University Division of Counseling and Psychology in 1991. She served on the Advisory Council on Women (appointed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors) for eight years.

She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, and is a National Certified Career Counselor.

Dr. Palladino also offers:
Communication and Team Building Workshops
Pre-employment Interviewing and Assessment
Pre-retirement counseling and Financial Planning in partnership with John Palladino, CLU, CFP, ChFC CA Lic. 0508543


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