About Marianne

Marianne has had a private career consulting practice, Design Your Direction, for over 15 years. Her experience in coaching individuals spans most industries including med device, bio-pharma, semi-conductor, telecommunications, storage, and software. Marianne also presently works on the Genentech team at their CareerLab that opened in early 2009.
Earlier in her career, she worked as an individual contributor and hiring manager in operations for a leading edge Medical Device company, later making her transition into the field of career development. Her prior career development work includes career services at both IBM and Advanced Micro Devices, supporting those organizations during growth and transition. Marianne was also involved at the Career Action Center, a renowned organization in the Bay Area that focused on helping professionals in the workplace, from the mid-90s until its close in the early 2000s.
Marianne has been an instructor for Santa Clara University’s graduate career counseling program and also worked in the staffing industry in the mid 2000s.  She has an M.A. in Counseling from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Business from San Jose State University.





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