Gene George

Certified CareerCOACH™


CareerCOACH™ Services of the Carolinas
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Gene George, Certified CareerCOACH™

Gene George is a distinguished career coach based in Wake Forest, NC, known for his strategic approach in HR and people management. With a background that combines military discipline, extensive HR leadership, and a genuine passion for personal development, Gene offers a unique perspective to career coaching. He holds a Master's degree in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Malone University.

Gene began his career coaching journey with CareerCOACH Services in March 2024, drawn by a deep desire to guide individuals toward realizing their career aspirations through informed decisions. His approach is notably client-centered, especially in light of the fact that he has sat on all three sides of the reduction experience, as the HR leader, the manager reducing his team, and the employee being impacted. So he begins with a thorough alignment to understand each client's unique circumstances, enabling him to tailor his coaching strategies effectively.

Gene's coaching philosophy is built on the foundation of "equipping" rather than just advising. He employs the CareerCOACH System™, a proven framework that has facilitated over 9000 clients in accelerating their career success. This system distinguishes itself by not only pointing out what to do but explaining how and why, akin to the personalized service one might expect from a boutique, rather than a large, impersonal retailer.

With over two decades of experience in HR roles across various sectors—including technology, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing—Gene has honed his ability to advocate for employees at all levels, from front-line workers to executive leaders. His professional path in global companies like Lenovo, Eaton and IQVIA has equipped him with the skills to manage and develop talent strategically, ensuring alignment with broader business goals.

Beyond his professional life, Gene is a family man, celebrating over thirty years of marriage and raising two successful children. He also enjoys gardening and raising hens, activities that reflect his nurturing demeanor and commitment to growth—values he brings into his coaching practice.

Gene's dedication to his clients is evident in his approach and the results they achieve. He has been recognized numerous times for his leadership and impact, including accolades such as the Coastguardsman of the Year and the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award at Case Western. His work has not only changed individual careers but also enhanced organizational effectiveness across the companies he has served.

At CareerCOACH Services of the Carolinas, Gene George stands out as a coach who not only guides but inspires, making him a pivotal ally in navigating the complexities of career progress.

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
~ Confucius