Eleanor Nelson – DirectorEleanor Nelson


The most effective career coaching stems from the fact that the best coaches are not in the game. They assess talent, consider the challenges, develop the winning plays and set the necessary goals to win. Privileged to manage a project whose primary goal is “finding the right fit” between Job Match participants and employers who seek high-caliber professionals sustains my unflagging enthusiasm for helping and serving others.

With over three decades of experience in the market place, as well as business ownership, I explore innovative approaches to support sustained excellence in each client, both individuals and organizations.


My career has been a series of firsts: creating a Career Planning and Placement Office for the University of Tennessee Law School; first Wall Street law firm to integrate professionals and support staff into a Human Resource Department; and founder of a start up company to create a new dimension in legal hiring, a nationwide computerized database and online career network between seekers and holders of legal talent.

Jonya Phillips – Office Manager/WIOA Case Manager

Jonya Phillips

A seasoned Executive Assistant, Jonya will serve in an administrative capacity set with a determination to ensure a natural flow of information and documentation throughout the projects entirety. Armed with over a decade of experience in workplace administrative practices, Jonya brings extensive Microsoft Office Suite knowledge, Database Management, Desktop Publishing, Web Design/Maintenance. She prides herself on her flexibility, multi-tasking and prioritization skills and some have called her “Eagle Eye” when it comes to details. She goes about her mission with a positive attitude that is contagious to all who come in contact with her, whether as co-workers or clients.

Jonya brings her initiative, motivation and dedication into an office environment. “I strive to be as helpful as possible”. Having gone through this situation that our clients are now facing, I am able to offer first hand advice on how to “pick up the pieces” or as my grandmother used to say “dust off my boot straps”.

Graduating top of her high school class, Jonya understands hard work and dedication. She provides high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging appointments, and scheduling meetings. She provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.  “Making sure we have what we need, when we need them” is Jonya’s thinking and she does this by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies;  and verifying receipt of supplies. Jonya continues to use her database management skills to manage Job Match activities by ensuring entrance into the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

Jonya’s helpdesk experience allows her to ensure operation of equipment by troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs, if needed. She also trains and supervises interns. In addition to administrative support, Jonya brings extensive marketing experience as well as website management. She routinely updates Job Match’s social media presence by assisting in posting regularly to the LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter sites, as well as maintaining the Job Match Re-Employment Projects website.

As an independent Contractor for Coach on Call, LLC. (Job Match Re-Employment Project) she is responsible for assisting in the delivery of case management services for individuals enrolled in the JMP job training; assist in administering career assessment services for individuals; determined readiness for our career training programs; maintaining participant’s records, completing required documentations and reporting, including data entry into the Maryland Workforce Exchange database.


Mike Benton – Change CoachMike Benton


Add Mike Benton to your list of those phenomenally successful individuals who were too motivated to sit through the required college classes: Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Simon Cowell, Wolfgang Puck, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln. Those who seek Benton’s coaching—individuals, companies, stay-at-home moms, sales professionals, and business owners and leaders, to name just a few—are guaranteed to have more fun, less stress, and an improved bottom line.

Mike Benton is a successful entrepreneur who has created multi-million dollar private sector enterprises—from just ideas. Inspired by his longtime passion for coaching and his desire to help fellow entrepreneurs gain access to the resources they need to grow, compete, and thrive in any economy, Benton developed Mike Benton Enterprises.

Mike Benton Enterprises offers services to help entrepreneurs run and grow their businesses, providing access to a comprehensive body of knowledge and tools targeted specifically to help them explode their businesses with “Endless Referrals,” through the teachings of Bob Burg International. Mike Benton Enterprises also teaches entrepreneurs how to become more profitable and customer-centric by unleashing their innate innovation and creativity. These experiences are invaluable to participants in the Job Match Re-Employment Project, where Benton gives generously of his time and talent as a coach and facilitator, leading “Mondays with Mike” on a weekly basis.

Within his role as co-owner of Home Towne Real Estate Company, Benton has the opportunity to devote time to community activities such as the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission, Economic Development Authority, Workforce Investment Board, Academy of Finance, Relay for Life, United Way Day of Caring, and much more.

This is a two-hour window where we address; Social Media, Attitude in the workplace, Networking and Benefit Statements to name just a few of the areas we address.


What do they all have in common,  PASSION for people, that far outreaches the constraints of a traditional 9 to 5pm.

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