Lucrative Careers' 

Executive Career Coaches

Jack Chapman and Steve Frederick...are in the upper ranks of America's most respected executive career coaches.      ---Joyce Lain Kennedy, career Author, syndicated career columnist 

WE asked clients what they appreciated about our services. They said:

  • Insight
  • One on One Attention
  • Results

One said, "I couldn't believe you spent so much time to make sure my resume and LinkedIn profiles were just right." 

Good thing, because an employer saw his LinkedIn profile and decided he was the right guy for the job.

Steve FrederickJack Chapman

Steve Frederick                                    Jack Chapman                 
847-673-0339                                                    847.251.4727

Steve has been helping people to get their careers moving since he started helping people with their resumes during the recession in the early 1990s. Clients raved about how he helped them to articulate their essence and powerfully convey their accomplishments. He was soon hired by a national career counseling organization, where he gained experience with a diverse client base and began working with his current business partner, Jack Chapman. In 1996, he and Jack fired the boss to go into private practice.

Since then, he has assisted over a thousand clients to further their careers. Steve is a committed advocate who helps clients to believe in themselves and to reach for high goals. He is a talented writer and popular public speaker who delivers many career workshops locally and webinars to a national audience. His career columns appeared for over a decade in The Pioneer Press and The Daily Herald newspapers, and he continues sharing career advice on the blog on this site. He has won numerous awards in Toastmasters International, including second place in the Chicago Area in the International Speech contest, and he received an environmental public relations award for his work in explaining complex issues while working for the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Steve holds a Master's degree in Public Administration, and his background includes work in all three sectors: government, nonprofit and for profit. Besides his private sector work in computer training and career work, he has been a Legislative Assistant in the Wisconsin State Legislature, a Community Relations Coordinator for the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Director of a nonprofit organization, the Chicago Area Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.
Jack is a nationally-known pioneer and thought leader in executive career coaching, Jack has helped thousands of people to find work that is satisfying and well-paid. Whether seeking to follow an inner calling, leaving a field that is no longer satisfying or viable, or just looking for that next job, he has helped them to develop a vision for their long-term future, then provided a solid action plan and support to help them reach their goals.

Jack has touched many people beyond his client base through his innovative career workshops that provide both challenge and inspiration. He has delivered many seminars, courses, and lectures, and is a popular guest on TV and radio shows. His work as a facilitator in men's personal growth groups has likewise helped men to reach their potential in all aspects of their lives.

His book, "Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute" has helped people across America to get fairly compensated for their work. It is recognized nationally as the "bible" of salary negotiations, and is now in its seventh edition. His one-on-one coaching has helped high-profile executives to add hundreds of thousands to their compensation, middle managers to finally get paid for the value they bring to the company, and hourly-wage workers to bargain for extra benefits or perks.

Jack's background includes seven years of study in the Jesuit order, where he earned a B.A. degree with 5 majors: Classics, Philosophy, Theology, Mathematics, and English. The holder of a master's degree in Vocational Guidance, he has had a wide variety of careers himself--teaching at the high school and college level, real estate management, corporate training and development, and career management consulting.

Steve and Jack