Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:05 am
Marguerite FitzGeragld Alpers, consultant for Lawrence, Allen & Kolbe in Brookfield
Name: Marguerite FitzGerald Alpers
Company: Lawrence, Allen & Kolbe
Company address: 375 Bishops Way, Suite 230, Brookfield, WI 53005
Company web site: www.transformingcareers.com
Industry: Human resources consulting
Education: Bachelor of arts in degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Master of science degree in counseling psychology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Family: Husband, Byron, and one child, Nora, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hobbies and Interests: "Gourmet cooking, hosting events for my favorite community organizations, which include the National Alliance for Mental Illness, PianoArts and the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Foundation, and travel."
Favorite book and/or movie: "My Life in France" by Julia Child. ("I have a shrine to her in my kitchen.")
Favorite musician/band: Renee Fleming, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin
Favorite place to visit/vacation: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Favorite local restaurant: Chez Jacques
Words to live by: "Love and work, work and love, that’s all there is." – Sigmund Freud
What is your core philosophy for doing business? "Total focus on the success of our clients as we take them through a process of guided discovery in their career development."
Who is your role model and why? "Mary Lyon, founder of my alma mater, Mount Holyoke. She was a courageous pioneer from the early 1800s who believed that women deserved a college education equivalent to that of men. She fought long and hard to establish the first liberal arts college for women, the oldest of the ‘Seven Sisters.’"
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work? "Coaching clients to help them understand their strengths and motivators, broaden their self-perspectives, and ultimately achieve career success, whether it be in a new or continuous role."