Consultant Profile

Mardee Handler, HCC, CCTC

Mardee Handler, HCC, CCTC

Company/Organization: Mardee Handler Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061 USA
Phone: (847) 502-8091
Clients Served: Students, Adults, Leaders



“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

It’s never too early — or too late — to pave the right career path. Rather than leaving that path to chance, you can proactively create it by making informed, intentional choices along the way.

When your career truly aligns with who you are as an individual, free of “should’s” and others’ expectations, something magical happens. It feels like you’re exactly where you’re meant to be, doing exactly what you’re meant to be doing. It feels right — for you.

As a certified Highlands consultant, I enjoy empowering people of all ages and career stages to explore their career options with greater precision and finesse.



By degree — and at heart — I’m a teacher. I’m also a writer, marketer and coach, roles I’ve been fortunate to combine as I paved my own career path.

Prior to launching my consulting business in 2019, I was the marketing director for a Chicago-based executive and career coaching company. Before that, I spent 18 years as the founding and managing editor of a municipal finance website.

Education and Certifications


BS in Secondary Education/Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin
Certified in the Highlands Ability Battery®
Certified in the Highlands Personal Vision Coaching Program
Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC), issued by Career Thought Leaders