Career Coaching

Career Coaching

Are you a mid-level or executive level food professional ready to advance your career? Need advice on what to do next or how to best position your talents? Take advantage of our 1:1 career coaching sessions as part of your IFT Careers InFocus experience.

Get helpful advice from experienced career consultants

When you register for a one-on-one career coaching session you receive an intensive 25 minute online session focusing on your unique needs so you get the advice you need to successfully map out your career search plan.

Sessions may include but are not limited to:

  • Resume review and advice
  • Career progression and advancement coaching
  • Discussions regarding your current role and opportunities

Note: Career coaching in available to mid-level to executive level professionals at this time only.


"Thank you so much for taking time to speak to me yesterday about my career relaunch. I am excited to go back to work in the food industry as I spent many years studying (at Cornell- Go Big Red!) and working at Kraft before taking a break due to work visa restrictions. It was nice to get some guidance on both my search and my resume."

- Sincerely, Ellen Chamberlain

Meet our coaches

Moira McGrath
 is president of OPUS International, Inc., the company she founded in 1993. Moira and her team focus on placing scientists in the food science industry. Their clients are food and food ingredient manufacturers throughout the United States and Canada.

Moira is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. She has served or is serving on numerous food science advisory councils, including Cornell, UC Davis, University of Florida and Virginia Tech. She has also been actively involved with IFT, having served on the Board of Directors, the Nomination and Elections Committee, and is currently on the Certified Food Science Committee. 

Moira McGrath Coaching Schedule:

  • Monday, September 28: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, September 29: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Wednesday, September 30: 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m. CT

Marie Kozlowski 
is a Certified Co-Active® Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute where she focuses on sales training and career development.  Marzlowskiie has found that Coaching and Solution Selling use similar skills in asking open questions, listening intently, being curious and moving to action.

Marie Kozlowski is also a trusted sales leader with a solution selling approach that consistently delivers topline results, leads cross-functional teams, and cultivates customer relationships in global food ingredient businesses.

Marie has an MBA from St. Louis University, BS in Food Science from Iowa State University, and resides in Saint Louis MO. She is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt in Top Line Growth.  Outside of work, she likes to bike and spin.


Marie Kozlowski Coaching Schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 6: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, October 8: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, October 13: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, October 15: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT

Registration and PricingCareer coaching registration is now closed. 

Registration Type



Member w/ career coaching
(limited spots available)



Non-member w/ career coaching
(limited spots available)



Note: Registration includes Careers InFocus Day 1 program, Day 2 Career Fair, and one career coaching session.

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