Fred Coon is founder of Stewart, Cooper & Coon.
He is a Licensed Employment Agent, a Nationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, a Behavioral Consultant and a Certified DISC Administrator. He has advised thousands of executives on their job search campaigns. Mr. Coon also has appeared on affiliate stations of ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on the job and employment market. He has been featured as a career expert in the Wall Street Journal and in Money magazine, Business Insider, and other major national publications. He is an active contributing author, providing job advice, to nationally known web sites such as Monster and Career-Builder, among others. He is author of the best-selling career book, Ready Aim Hired, which is the textbook for, Strategic Career Management, a Daniels College of Business Graduate School course, at the University of Denver. In 2013, he was asked to serve as a Graduate School Executive Mentor at Daniels, as well. He is a contributing author to the book, Business Model You, by Tim Clark, which is currently printed in seven languages. His book, Leveraging LinkedIn For Job Search Success is available on Amazon. His newest book, It’s EQ Not IQ, Stupid! will be available in the fall of 2014. This book is based upon seven years research and is co-authored by another SC&C published author, Ron Venckus. It is based upon their coaching work with senior executives and is targeted for hiring managers to provide them specific behavioral questions to use in the screening of applicants as the manager tries to determine the right “fit” for a specific job or for their company’s culture. On the drawing board is a book near and dear to Fred’s heart titled, Tell Your Story, Win The Job. This book is for members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are leaving military service and returning to the civilian and private sectors. The book shows them how to tell their stories to create real value for themselves and help them secure more money as they interview and negotiate their compensation packages. This book is based upon his experiences as a consultant to the United States Marine Corps in conducting interview training workshops for the “Wounded Warrior” Battalion troops at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, CA. and his work as an invited consultant to the ETAP programs where he worked with senior military leadership on transition from the military to civilian jobs. He is a national lecturer and presents workshops covering a wide range of career subject matter for numerous educational, professional, business and management conferences. Fred is a member of the Arizona Technology Council – Policy Advisory Committee. He has been on the executive team responsible for two different companies that achieved multiple listings in Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies in America. On a personal note, he is also a well-known 5-string Appalachian claw-hammer style banjo player with performances on stage and appearances on local, regional, and international radio and television programs, both in the U.S. and overseas, for over five decades.