Jeff Bottorff

Certified CareerCOACH™


CareerCOACH Services of Greater Illinois
Quincy, IL 62305

Jeff Bottorff
, Certified CareerCOACH™

Jeff Bottorff is a seasoned CareerCOACH™ with a strong drive to empower individuals to unlock their full potential and achieve their career aspirations. With over three decades of professional experience, Jeff has cultivated a deep-seated passion for guiding people toward success, making him an exceptional Certified CareerCOACH™ delivering success through the CareerCOACH System™.

Jeff's distinctive approach to job coaching centers around his unwavering commitment to understanding the unique needs and aspirations of each individual. He approaches coaching as a collaborative journey, delving deep to identify and overcoming the obstacles that hinder his clients from reaching their fullest potential. Jeff's innate problem-solving abilities, coupled with his empathetic and pragmatic approach, establish him as a trusted partner in the pursuit of goals.

Jeff boasts a diverse career history that showcases his adaptability and versatility. During his tenure as Vice President of Training & Quality at Dot Foods, Inc., he played a pivotal role in
crafting talent management strategies that helped facilitate the company's rapid growth. He was responsible for spearheading succession planning, HR-driven career development, and training initiatives, instilling a culture of continuous learning and professional advancement. Furthermore, he actively mentored and contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, which led to increased diversity in leadership roles.

Before joining Dot Foods, Jeff served as the Director of Human Resources at Avery Dennison Corporation, where he oversaw HR operations for up to 15 manufacturing and finishing centers across the United States and Canada. In this role, he exhibited exceptional expertise in managing employee relations, navigating new business integrations, , managing rapid growth phases, and crafting organizational design solutions.

Jeff's career path also included operational roles in manufacturing leadership, 6 Sigma/Lean, and quality, providing leadership and strategies to many significant productivity and process improvements.

Jeff is a dedicated advocate of lifelong learning and holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Loyola University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Additionally, he has earned and applied for several certifications in training, coaching, and assessments .

Beyond his professional commitments, Jeff actively engages with his community. He has served as a Board Member for the Great Rivers Economic Development Foundation and as a former Board of Trustees member for John Wood Community College.

As both an individual and a professional, Jeff finds inspiration in these quotes:

"Do or Do Not, there is no Try,"
~Yoda, Dagobah

Psalm 138:3: "In the day when I cried out, you answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul."
~ King David, Return from Babylon