Ken Taber and Associates, Inc.

About Us


Ken Taber & Associates

Our Staff

Ken Taber, principal of a Grand Rapids based career management firm, has received the highest distinction in his field of expertise. He was awarded the prestigious "Fellow Practitioner” from The National Outplacement Institute of San Rafael, California. As such, he is recognized as "an advocate of excellence" who has developed new knowledge in the outplacement field.

With over 25 years of consulting in leadership development, most of those years involved coaching supervisors and executives, particularly those in transition. He is well known among corporate clients as a master human relations and leadership coach with talents in developing the emotional components of managerial judgment intelligence and in organizational development with unique applications of Transactional Analysis. Ken is a MI licensed clinical social worker, who is on the on-call mental health staff for MetroHealth, the Adjunct Faculty of Grand Valley State University, and a practicing clergyperson.

Ken Taber

Carol A. Johnson

Visual Designer/ Clinical Expressive Therapist/ Coach

Carol holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work and a Masters Certificate in Holistic Health from Western University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design.  Her art and clinical skills work hand and hand with people to help them find new direction, insights and better understanding toward personal wellness in the aftermath of loss and disruptions in the workplace. Being an artist and therapist, Carol assist individuals and groups in finding new answers to old problems in a creative ways that result in different thinking than what created those problems. She works with different age groups, pay grades, and literacy capabilities in for-profit corporations, non-profit agencies and private settings.  Her specialties are leadership development, consensus decision making in work teams, and building inclusion behaviors among work colleagues.  As an African American artist, Carol enjoys the richness of many different styles and cultures to create personal coping tools to meet life challenges and positive new tomorrows.


Carol A. Johnson

Ginny Dusseau

Ginny brings over 20 years of experience in the counseling and educational fields. In addition, she has served as a consultant and trainer to business and industry, health care facilities and colleges in the areas of chronic pain, stress management and employee health promotion and weliness. Ginny has conducted group as well as individual outplacement counseling. Ginny holds a BA in Psychology from Michigan State University, an MA in Counseling from Western Michigan University, and is fully licensed by the State of Michigan as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).