Military Life and Career Management Expert
Author, Freelance Writer, Speaker & Consultant
Military Life Expert
Pamela McBride has been personally, professionally and socially engaged in all aspects of military life and loves to share her myriad of experiences as a proud Army wife of nearly twenty years through her writing, speaking opportunities and everyday conversations. Her passion for helping military families and children holds a special place in her heart and is where she has built her career. Her most recent accomplishment in serving military families was to establish and manage the Child & Youth Services Program for the nearly 160,000 children of the Army Reserve. In past positions she has managed and conducted career transition counseling for service members, their adult family members and federal civilian employees and managed a job training program for at-risk teens in a military community. Her co-authored book, The Mocha Manual to Military Life, will be published by Amistad/HarperCollins in early 2009.
Career Management Expert
Pamela has provided extensive individual career counseling and countless career management workshops during her more than fourteen years of experience in the career counseling field. In the mid 90's she parlayed that experience into the world of writing as a freelance writer and editorial consultant and quickly racked up more than 100 articles published nationally. Pamela has written a host of articles related to her expertise in career management, job search skills and strategies, professional development, education planning, and parenting. Additionally, she has covered unrelated topics with ease including women's health, lifestyle, home, beauty, and profiles.
Freelance Writer and Speaker
For several years Pamela was a frequent contributor to the “Work and Wealth” section of Essence magazine, Black Collegian , Upscale , and Army Times publications. Her work has appeared in Black Enterprise , Military Spouse magazine, and various online publications. She was also selected as a columnist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and is currently a writer for
www.homefrontonline.com, Operation Homefront's Community of Military Wives and Women in Uniform, and has accepted invitations as guest speaker to share her insight on professional, education, and personal development.
Pamela has managed multi-million dollar programs/contracts with a leading firm that provides professional and technical services to government and business clients. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Spanish, as well as a Master's Degree in Community Counseling. She is a member of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and the American Management Association and a member of the Advisory Board for Women on the Move.
second book, The Mocha Manual
to Military Life, written with Kimberly Seals-Allers
will be published by Amistad/HarperCollins in early 2009.
Her first book, Work It,
Girl! The Black Woman's Guide to Professional Success,
written with Lorraine Morris Cole was published in September
2007. Both books are available online at www.amazon.com.