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Barbara Bissonnette

Barbara Bissonnette is a certified coach and the Principal of Forward Motion Coaching. She specializes in career development coaching for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. She also provides training and consultation to employers. Prior to this, Barbara spent more than 20 years in business, most recently as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for an information services firm. In addition to first-hand experience hiring and managing people at all levels, she understands the challenges of Asperger's and NLD and focuses on practical strategies for employment success. She holds a graduate certificate in executive coaching from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and is certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

JKP publications by Barbara Bissonnette

  1. Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

    Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

    Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    Barbara Bissonnette

    Written for professionals and parents, this book offers employment strategies to support individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) into fulfilling and long-lasting careers. It provides a primer on how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and teaches coaching techniques to help with jobhunting and workplace challenges. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.76in x 7.24in / 248mm x 184mm, 224pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-754-7
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 232pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-052-8
  2. Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

    Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

    A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

    Barbara Bissonnette

    This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Covering everything from meeting employer expectations, to how to get on with your colleagues, manage projects, and resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated by real life examples from the author's coaching clients. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.65in x 6.81in / 245mm x 173mm, 208pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-943-5
    2013, Ebook, PDF, 208pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-807-7
  3. The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

    The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

    Find the Right Career and Get Hired

    Barbara Bissonnette

    Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. This practical “how-to” guide describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations to projecting confidence in interviews. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.65in x 6.77in / 245mm x 172mm, 200pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-921-3
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 200pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-692-9