TOM BALLANTYNE is a career and transition counselor and coach with more than 25 years of experience in helping people find their right livelihoods. He is currently with the Bay Area Career Center in San Francisco. His practice centers on successful transitions for job seekers and career changers. Tom was previously a senior consultant for Torchiana, Mastrov & Sapiro, the largest independent career management solutions firm in Northern California. Before joining TMS, he was director of the Graduate Business Career Center at San Francisco State University. Before transitioning to the counseling field, he was an executive recruiter in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University.