Executive Director, Mercer University’s Center for Career and Professional Development
Maureen Sweatman, Executive Director of Mercer University’s Center for Career and Professional Development, leads the newly launched center to support over 7,000 traditional and non-traditional students and over 80.000 alumni in the lifelong process of career and professional development by collaborating with partners across the university and community to prepare students and alumni to succeed in work and life. Maureen has over 15 years of experience working in higher education, primarily at Mercer University and Emory University. With formal training in business and theology at Emory University (MBA, MDiv), Maureen uses a strengths-based approach in supporting others to engage their strengths to reach their full potential and is a natural at supporting others in their development as they evolve through the different stages of their career. She has coached thousands of professionals and students to find their passion and launch and/or evolve their careers.
Through her role at Mercer University and in her private coaching practice, Joyful Living Coaching, Maureen works with millennials to establish their career, hone their leadership skills, and engage successfully with their employers. She coaches mid-career professionals looking to make a transition in their career trajectory by assessing strengths and exploring alternative career paths. She also advises seasoned professionals to embrace generational differences.
Maureen is also an avid champion of giving back to one’s community. As a Bonner Scholar at Wofford College, she learned the value of finding one’s passion and then using that passion to serve the local community for the greater good. She volunteers with several organizations in metro Atlanta and is one of the founding members of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.