About TCE

Maria E. Hebda, CCMC
Founder & CEO
Connect, attract, and nurture … the cornerstone for creating a thriving business of ideal clients!

You bring great value to the table.

I’m dedicated to positioning you as the true career expert you are.

You know when you try to get clients who appreciate the work you do and value the expertise you have to offer as a career coach or resume writer but seem to attract more bargain shoppers vs. ideal clients? That’s the challenge I help my colleagues overcome.

Hello and welcome! My name is Maria Hebda and I’m a coach and business consultant works with career service professionals who struggle to attract their ideal clients to build their businesses. The end result is positioning themselves as the career experts they are, attracting more qualified client leads while building relationships—turning potential clients into paying clients.

What sets me apart from other coaches and business consultants is that I only work with career coaches and resume writers. And, the emphasis of my work is creating and implementing authentic marketing strategies to help my colleagues attract clients who truly value their work and are willing to invest working with them.

The Career Experts was born out of my own commitment to bolstering a highly selective group of certified career professionals, providing rich resources for them and our audience of job seekers.

TCE connects the two groups with an ultimate goal of creating successful business relationships. Our platform is strategically designed to help coaches and writers attract and connect with potential clients. Private coaching is also available for coaches and writers who seek one-to-one support and direction.

My background… I first became certified through the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) program in 1997 and obtained my Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) certification. In 2002, I received my Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) certification through the The Academies program. Over the years, I’ve learned a great deal and  share my firsthand experience with my colleagues, which is described further down.

My many years of experience primed me to build a community of only the highest-level career professionals and to guide them toward operating thriving, well-balanced businesses.

I have firsthand knowledge of the unique challenges and characteristics inherent to being a career service business owner.

  • Adapting to life as a solo-preneur and doing your best to balancing work and family time
  • Possessing the confidence to charge what you know you’re worth
  • Being effective in marketing your business
  • Attracting ideal clients you enjoy working with, not tire-kickers
  • Building genuine relationships with potential clients
  • Falling into the rut of settling or taking on any client project just to generate some kind of income

Apply to Join The Career Experts!

Grow and market your career business, generate qualified leads, and connect with only the best in our business! For career coaches and resume writers, membership in our exclusive network helps you strategically market your business to attract more ideal client leads. Apply today!


Have questions before joining? Here’s my online calendar—let’s schedule a time to talk so I can answer them personally.

I’ve made a commitment to serve my colleagues.

I’ve made a commitment to dedicate my professional life to serve as a supporter, resource, and marketing consultant and coach to help my colleagues avoid making the same mistakes I did running my own career service business. In December 2015, I retired from my personal career service business, allowing me to give 100% of my time to be of service and support to my colleagues.

For too long, I burned the midnight oil only to find myself slipping up on client work the next day and having to re-work projects. Meanwhile, the “shiny-object syndrome” led me to spend thousands of dollars on various programs while never finding the time to actually complete any of them because I was too busy trying to figure out “quick-fix” ways to attract more clients.

Having been in the industry as long as I have, seeing the topics being discussed by career groups, and knowing the struggles and challenges my colleagues face running a business out of their homes because they want be there for their families, I realized the need for a comprehensive resource and elite network.

That’s why I created The Career Experts.

Members Love Working With Maria Our career expert members see real results. Read what they have to say!

As a member of Maria Hebda’s The Career Experts organization, my affiliation has been very productive for marketing my business. Her services are highly valued resources for identifying and connecting with industry-leading professional resume writers and career coaches. Maria is incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and helpful. More About Louise
Louise Garver, JCTC, CEIP, CPRW
Career Directions, LLC
The Career Experts has been an asset to my career transition practice from the very start. The referrals from this website more than pay for the membership fee and Maria has done a great job marketing resume writing and career coaching services online. She continues to innovate to bring more value to the site, which leads to more “click-throughs” to member websites. More About Arnie
Arnie Boldt, CPRW, JCTC
Arnold-Smith Associates

The TCE Difference

Membership within our vibrant network serves the needs of credentialed career professionals in the following ways:

  • WE’RE PASSIONATE. With our expert guidance, our members can affordably and reliably grow and market their businesses while establishing and building their brand as a career expert.
  • WE’RE CONNECTED. The vast reach of our online resources draws in interested job seekers, who in turn become qualified client leads.
  • WE’RE SELECTIVE. We only allow verified certified career professionals into our exclusive membership network.
  • WE’RE EDUCATORS. We provide training from successful small business experts outside of the “careers” industry circle to broaden and develop the business building, marketing, and business management skills of our membership network.



Few people outside the industry understand the value of a certified, credentialed career professional—in fact, many don’t even know that such a thing exists! We built The Career Experts with the following goals in mind:

  • To connect individuals seeking professional career services with credentialed coaches and resume writers
  • To provide vast opportunities for certified coaches and writers to demonstrate their industry expertise
  • To offer job seekers expert-level career advice via resources from our highly skilled network of career professionals
  • To educate the public about the career coaching and resume writing industry