Rick Sass

Job Title: Career Coach
Company: Lee Hecht Harrison
Industry: Human Resources Services
Mentor Since: Fall 2006
Will Mentor: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Early Career MBA
Mentor Type: Albers


Job Description

As an individual Executive Career Coach, I teach, mentor and develop individuals through career management and job search transition. Additionally, I counsel individuals and groups in pursuit of professional objectives and goal achievement throughout their careers.

Company Description

With over 270 offices worldwide, Lee Hecht Harrison is the global leader in Talent Mobility. We connect people to jobs and help them improve their performance. LHH assists organizations in: Career Transition - Connecting people to internal and external jobs. Leadership Development - Identifying and developing leaders at all levels. Employee Engagement - Improving engagement and retaining talent. Change Management - Maintaining Productivity through changes.

Employment History

- Lee Hecht Harrison 2014 - Present (Career Coaching Consultant/Facilitator/LinkedIn Expert) - Seattle Pacific University 2012-2014 (Employer Relations Manager) - Lee Hecht Harrison 2012 (Certified Career Coaching Consultant) - Career Horizons 2008-2011 (Career Coaching Consultant) - Puget Sound Business Journal 2007-2008 (Director of Marketing/Sales) - USA TODAY 1993-2006 (Regional General Manager 1991-2006) - USA TODAY 1984-1993 (Director Circulation Administration)


MBA University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) BBA/Finance University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

All aspects of finding and keeping gainful employment, emphasizing networking, job search, career planning, work/life balance and skills, relationship building, effective story telling, LinkedIn, etc.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

As a result of COVID, my business and mentor activities have all moved to remote/virtual via Zoom meetings. While I do not rule out possible future face-to-face-meetings, for the foreseeable future all meetings will be held remotely.

Additional Information

My passion is in helping professionals find their calling in life and land their dream job. I do that through strategically coaching, teaching and mentoring others in career exploration and career management techniques designed to help them find meaning and fulfillment in their lives, coupled with the confidence to compete for their dream job. I have developed a portfolio career allowing me to pursue a rich variety of disciplines, passions and areas of expertise including career management and entrepreneurism through self sufficiency. You will find I am an enthusiastic, energetic executive career coach with vast experience in interview and resume strategies, effective networking, mentoring, relationship development, and job search strategies. LinkedIn expert and teacher. Exceptional career exploration, relationship-building, training, career coaching, facilitation, collaboration and presentation skills. Dynamic and engaging facilitator, presenter and lecturer, frequently asked to speak on career-focused topics and LinkedIn at major universities and executive networking groups.