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About Angela

Angela Copeland has coached job seekers for over 10 years, and is the founder of her coaching practice, Copeland Coaching. She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, author of syndicated newspaper column Career Corner, and author of career book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.

Angela is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and is a frequent guest speaker for community organizations. She recently shared her own career journey in a TEDx Talk titled, “How I broke the rules & found my perfect job.” Angela has also been quoted as an industry expert in a number of national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report,, Forbes, Business Insider,, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

Angela has received recognition for her work, including 10 Resume Writers We Love by, Top Career Website by Career Igniter, Best Career Blog by Credit Donkey, and Top 25 Resume Builder and Top 25 Inspirational Career Advice Bloggers by


Angela provides job coaching at all stages of the job search process, including finding the right job, interviewing, and negotiating.

Angela’s areas of expertise include:

  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Personal branding
  • Creative job seeking
  • Networking
  • Interview skills
  • Post interview follow up
  • Negotiation strategy

Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs. Angela’s career has spanned both technology and business. She has worked as an engineer, a technologist, and a marketer in many environments, from non-profit to corporate. She has also worked in many different industries, including financial services, home services, shipping, retail, travel, and automotive.

At her role of Vice President of Digital and eCommerce at First Tennessee Bank, she was the business owner for retail online banking website and the bank’s mobile channels. Previously, Angela was the Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing at ServiceMaster. She built the digital marketing strategy of the company’s franchise brands: Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec. Angela’s efforts focus on increasing customer acquisition through many online sources, including search engine marketing, search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, and social media. Angela grew the Merry Maids online acquisition channel from infancy to generating over 60% of the US sales for the Merry Maids corporate branches. Prior to ServiceMaster, Angela was was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Memphis CVB. Angela was also part of the IT team at FedEx, and the engineering teams at Westinghouse and General Motors.

Angela earned a MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. In 2011, Angela was selected by the Memphis Business Journal for Top 40 Under 40. She grew up tall outside of Oklahoma City, where she is a sixth-generation Oklahoman. Angela has three brothers, enjoys traveling, and has a passion for helping YOU find the right job!

If you would like help with your job search, contact Angela here to setup your free 20-minute consultation.

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