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THE TOP CAREER COACHES

The Top Career Coaches career coaches   / 25th November 2021

The corporate world is more dynamic than ever. Consequently, the saturation level in all job sectors is on a rise. In the midst of this all, most individuals find themselves unsure about where their career is headed. 

Common career blues that professionals go through are feeling lost, unsatisfied with their job or simply wondering whether they are on the right track with their career. In such scenarios, career coaches prove to be a god-send.  

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Career coaches can help individuals gain clarity about how to seek a better job, how to get a promotion; and a lot more. It comes as no surprise that more professionals are turning to career coaches for advice.

We talked to the top 13 career coaches, each with their own tailored method of assisting clients to prosper and meet their goals, and asked them what sets their coaching apart from others that have led to their huge success. 

Read on to find out what they have to say. 

Do you think you or a coach that you know deserves to be featured as a top career coach? If yes, then fill out this form and we will consider your application and get in touch with you for the next steps.

Tammy Gooler Loeb

As a career and executive coach for 20+ years, Tammy Gooler Loeb, MBA, CPCC has inspired people to find work that is meaningful and satisfying. She also enjoys engaging professionals in various industries as a speaker, facilitator, and educator on effective communication, leadership, and team development.

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Her weekly podcast, Work From The Inside Out, showcases the inspiring stories and practical lessons of people’s career transitions. Tammy is the author of Work From The Inside Out: Break Through 9 Common Obstacles and Design a Career That Fulfills You (November 2021).

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I offer concierge-style, flat rate packaged coaching engagements. While other coaches look similar, I co-create a unique agreement with each client to address their specific needs and interests optimizing the effectiveness of their coaching engagement. Styled as a thinking partnership, the client and I determine the length of the engagement, the content, scope, and the scale of what is to be achieved, understanding that outside factors can impact timing and outcomes. The client gains the tools, insights, and confidence to engage in future transitions as a result of this engagement. The system is a first of its kind.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

In order to coach others, it is important to experience coaching and receive feedback, insights, and support to develop deeper self-knowledge and clarity in delineating my agenda from my client’s. The focus is always on my client’s agenda yet it can get murky sometimes as we are human. Aligned with that is walking my talk. If I am coaching others to find satisfaction in their careers,  I need to have a business that makes me proud. Working with a business strategy coach has been key to my success as a coach.

Braxton Wood

Braxton Wood is quoted in many publications and blogs such as CEO Blog Nation and the Amazon best-selling title  Connect. After taking an unconventional path with his education and work, Braxton found his calling in the marketing industry and is the founder of  marketingcareerjumpstart.com, where he provides coaching and online courses specifically for high-level marketing professionals.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others? 

With a foundation stemming from 12+ years in the marketing field, my coaching teaches an effective approach that replicates his own success with moving up in various marketing positions. But my unique twist is that I have no formal education to speak of, and my programs are a solution for anyone no matter what level of schooling they have had. Armed with the knowledge, my clients enjoy all the benefits that come from getting job interviews with up to 80% of the employers they apply to.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I really help my clients do is gain confidence in understanding the mysteries of hiring so that they can take control of their job search. In doing so, the client eliminates all the doubt and discouragement common with job hunting and allows them to become a more well-rounded candidate with a brighter outlook for their career.

Jeff Roth

Jeff Roth, the owner of Leading Edge Coaching & Consulting, is a professional certified leadership, executive, and career coach. He combines coaching expertise with over 30 years of experience in financial leadership and management roles at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, GE Capital, and AT&T. Jeff specialize in helping clients recapture their spark and engagement, develop their presence, and adopt a growth mindset to pursue and achieve their career goals.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

In my 3R Leadership Development Program™, I help top performers rediscover their mojo, rebuild their influence, and regain their “leading edge” on their own terms without compromising what’s most important to them.

It starts with building robust self-awareness – knowing the inner factors that drive them to excel, or how overplaying day-to-day strengths can derail their performance. Together, we uncover how long-held beliefs may not be serving them and how fear of failure, of being judged, or of not being good enough leads them to step back, keeps them playing small, and strips away their power and control.

My coaching clients increase their confidence and sharp-mindedness and stand out with authenticity and courage. Consistent high performance becomes the norm, not the exception.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I’ve been in my clients’ shoes and walked the halls they walk. In my 30 years as a manager, leader, mentor, career developer, and most especially now as a professional coach, my focus is on helping others see around corners, develop greater self and situational awareness, and significantly increase their effectiveness and ability to accomplish more with greater ease.

This comes from “listening between the lines” to both what is said and what goes unspoken, challenging their assumptions about what is holding them back, and bringing confidence, fearlessness, and certainty to attaining their professional goals.

Dr. Chelsea Turgeon

Dr. Chelsea Turgeon is a former physician, #1 Amazon bestselling author, career coach, and digital nomad. Through her online courses and coaching, she helps burnt-out healthcare professionals recover from burnout, find fulfillment and enjoy their work. Chelsea runs her online business while solo traveling around the world and over the past year alone has lived and worked in 7 countries. 

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Most career coaching focuses on superficial aspects of your career such as personality tests, resume writing, and interview skills. I take career coaching to a deeper level by helping my clients get in touch with their deepest desires, overcome common fears and mindset blocks, and stop self-sabotaging so they can forge their own pathway to true fulfillment. 

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success as a coach is believing in the infinite potential of each of my clients and not letting them shrink down and play small when it comes to their careers.

Bob Walker

Bob Walker is a highly experienced career coach, consultant, recruiter, and commercial leader. He has spent over 20 years working with market-leading recruitment consultancies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. After a successful corporate career, he set up his coaching practice in late 2019. Since then he has coached in excess of 150 professionals across just about every discipline and industry imaginable.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Throughout my career, I have remained ‘hands-on’. I’ve interviewed in excess of 5,000 people. I’ve overseen the successful placement of thousands of roles and have personally placed hundreds of people into a broad range of positions with an even wider range of organizations. I know what works and use this knowledge to help my clients get to where they want to be. 

I’ve built and lead teams, divisions and businesses. Most of them were quite successful.  I’ve also made mistakes. Lots of them. Mistakes are great. It’s how you learn.  Hopefully, I can use my experience in coaching and recruitment to help you avoid making the same mistakes as me.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

My entire career has been based on the notion of treating people as you wish to be treated. I’ve never deviated from trying to provide the highest possible level of customer service to my clients no matter their background or seniority.  Much of my coaching business comes from personal referrals and recommendations, often from and with individuals I first interacted with many years ago. 

Daphne Valcin

Daphne Valcin is a certified coach, speaker, and trainer focusing on career advancement and business growth, featured in Forbes.com and Voyage Magazine. She has coached over 400 clients across 20 states and 4 countries. Her clients have enhanced relationships, increased productivity, and had salary increases as high as 105%.  Daphne’s clients include clients representing Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies including UnitedHealthcare, Lockheed Martin, and JPMorgan Chase.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I utilize my expertise as an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and ICF Professional Certified Coach to guide clients towards resolutions for challenges they may have experienced over years within a matter of months or even weeks during the coaching process. My coaching clients have credited my coaching with enhancing their ability to create more strategic and productive professional relationships, enhance their executive presence, increase their level of productivity, hone in on their most strategic priorities, and operate with greater alignment with their core values. My clients say that my approach is compassionate yet honest and transformative both professionally and personally.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success as a coach is my belief that every individual, team, idea, and organization truly has the ability to be successful. This perspective has allowed me to support clients to meet or exceed salary goals, relational goals, revenue goals, and promotion goals.

My parents migrated to the U.S. from Haiti as young adults and instilled in me a strong ability to dream and pursue those dreams. As a coach, I get to dream, not only for myself, but I get to impact and influence the dreams of others.

Jenn Tardy

Jenn Tardy has vast industry experience as a Recruiting Thought Leader, Diversity Recruitment Practitioner, and Career Success Coach with over 15 years of multi-industry experience in the field of human resources and recruiting. She has been helping employers and job seekers reach their goals since 2004 and is on a mission to make it easy for recruiters to find, attract, engage, and hire job seekers from historically underrepresented backgrounds, ultimately helping employers to increase diversity.

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She owns and operates Jennifer Tardy Consulting (aka Team JTC) which is an internationally known, award-winning diversity recruitment consulting firm based out of Maryland, USA.

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I coach job search clients from historically underrepresented backgrounds to navigate bias commonly found in the hiring process. This bias creates an obstacle course for ambitious individuals to get into companies and to get ahead after being hired. In addition, my firm trains employers to build effective diversity recruiting programs. My vision is to make it easier for employers and job seekers to meet and forge career success.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I do not mince words and I’m very intentional to say exactly what I mean and what needs to be said in order to move the needle. Being too politically correct, shying away from topics related to diversity and bias, and filtering messages often leaves job seekers without the specific tools that can best help each navigate hiring bias and obtain employment. I pride myself in saying what most people are afraid to say for the greater good and in an effort to help broader audiences find solutions.

Henry Bell

A passionate entrepreneur born in Americus, GA currently residing in Atlanta; Henry has a wealth of experience in human resources, professional profile optimization, and career advancement. From previously assisting former classmates with resumes to helping clients land Fortune 500 level opportunities; he’s now responsible for setting up the careers of many.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I provide a more personal approach towards professional branding and career storytelling. Unlike large-scale resume writing businesses, I work 1 on 1 with all of my clients providing a true VIP experience while netting life-changing results.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I could attribute the #1 reason for my success to my strong background in HR, working as an HR Manager, or my copywriting expertise, but I would contribute it to what matters most – it’s my passion. My passion is connecting people with theirs. When you truly love what you do there’s a certain level of care that goes into it. That’s what makes me great at what I do.

Cindy Fassler

Cindy has been in business for over two decades, and she has helped tens of thousands of job seekers approach their job search and careers from new perspectives to deliver breakthrough results and land their dream jobs. In her career, she has been a strategic talent advisor with a wide variety of hiring teams, coming to the table with an informed point-of-view on talent trends, interview best practices, assessment criteria, and the experience of hiring in a competitive market.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Listening to my job seekers and clients’ needs – coaching them to discover truths about themselves or their companies. I focus on their strengths and work on their weaknesses to reduce their fears and provide tools to overcome them. In addition, coaching job seekers that are faced with age discrimination. Build their confidence and work through the “you are overqualified” code for you is too old. Be BIG, proud, and bold during the interviewing process whatever your age. Sharing the interviewing process with recent graduates can be a challenge. Most of my clients get so frustrated with the hiring process they give up on finding their dream job. Giving them the truth, “your first job out of college will probably not be your dream job.” I challenge them to think outside their education box while maintaining their confidence level through the entire hiring process. Coaching people to reach their goals is my passion and I am excited to share this gift with you! 

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success is listening. I listen between the words. What is my client really saying? Unwrap those words and work on what they really need. To be Big, Brave, and Bold

David March

Dave March is a Personal Development professional, an innovative entrepreneur, resume writer, and career coach.  He uses a mix of practical know-how, Personality assessments, and advanced coaching techniques to uncover and resolve blockages that are holding you back from career or business success.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Not only do I hold the title of CPC (Certified Professional Coach) from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) I am also a certified MBTI practitioner from the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT), who has studied in the fields of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Humanistic psychology, positive psychology, and personality psychology.

I draw a lot of wisdom from nature, myth, religion, and some Eastern and Western philosophies.

Among other things, I am a researcher. I do research in the fields of psychology, successful business practices, philosophy, self-help, and various religions.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that has contributed to my success as a coach is working with other coaches, marketing strategists, and fields I don’t know about. Everyone has different challenges and the more I can learn about how they overcame their challenges, the better I can be to help others overcome their challenges.

Jessica

Jessica Sweet, CPCC, LICSW, CEIP is the founder of Wishingwell Coaching and is an experienced and certified career coach and Harvard teaching hospital-trained therapist. She coaches midlife professionals and executives to help them escape bad and boring jobs. She has worked with clients all over the world, and her career advice appears in Forbes, CNBC, Business Insider, Monster, FastCompany, and more.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

My coaching is what I call “therapy-informed.” I come from a social work background that focuses on the whole person, solutions, and strengths. I also have training in trauma treatment, and my work as a career coach means I see people who have endured the trauma of work situations – whether they are toxic situations or not. People are burned out and stressed, and seeing them as a whole person needing a career shift and a mindset shift helps me to give them space to heal before making career changes.

The single most important thing that contributed to my success as a coach?

Investing in my business and marketing knowledge and training early in my career has been the single most important thing that has made me successful. I focused on how to get clients very early on, how to serve those clients well, how to make their experience with me something they would enjoy. I didn’t just focus on the coaching aspect, but the whole business. 

Tom Leung

Tom has been working as an executive in the technology industry since 1999 and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School with subsequent executive education at Harvard, Stanford, and IMD. He has also completed coaching training as a Director at Google and through Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence PQ training program. Tom currently provides career coaching to clients in Silicon Valley and internationally.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

The biggest difference in my approach is that I’m a practitioner by day and coach on the weekends. I’ve been told by my clients, who are often managers in very demanding industries, that they appreciate that I’m able to bring my own leadership experience to the session. This allows me to empathize, discern, and actively listen with the perspective of leadership and career coach who is a practicing executive leading a large organization, making senior hiring decisions, chairing promotion committees, and still actively managing my own career.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

I’ve had a track record of successes but also many failures along the way. I’ve started companies, sold companies, and wound down companies. I’ve been recruited, promoted, and also turned down for promotions and jobs. I’ve had successes as a husband and father but plenty of challenges along the way as well. When a client works with me, I don’t judge. I do my best to help them reflect, unpack, explore, plan, and execute so they can become the best versions of themselves.

Janet Civitelli

Janet Civitelli helps clients to choose, change, or advance their careers. Trained as a licensed psychologist, Dr. Civitelli translates knowledge about social science into practical, action-oriented coaching. As an early adopter of coaching, Dr. Civitelli completed certification through the College of Executive Coaching. She self-published Choosing Your Career: Proven Strategies for a Satisfying Life

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

The guiding principle in career coaching is, “People are different, and those differences matter.” I use principles from Positive Psychology to help clients gain clarity about their strengths and then leverage them. I also excel in communications coaching to help clients learn to present themselves well in verbal and written communications. To describe my coaching style, clients say I am direct and strategic while maintaining warmth and empathy. My first career was in tech and I have a specialty niche in helping tech executives who want to balance high achievement with personal meaning. I also work frequently with digital nomads as I built my own business to be location independent since 2011.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

My superpower is my reading speed. I constantly learn about the newest research in psychology and business; I help clients by synthesizing large amounts of information into something focused and beneficial for them. I also write about career-related topics, so if I don’t know about something, I research it and then write about it.

Tiffany Uman

Tiffany Uman is a former Fortune 500 Senior Director for the #1 beauty company in the world, turned Career Strategy Coach. Through her 12+ year corporate experience, where she achieved 7 promotions in under 10 years, led the marketing of multi-million dollar consumer brands, was nominated as an internal transformation change agent, and grew and developed numerous teams, her coaching mission is to empower young professionals to be set up for the most success, avoid blind spots that cripple their progression and fast track their growth in record time. 

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Through my own corporate career, I realized there’s so much that school never prepares you for to be set up for the most success, which leads to major gaps that stand in the way of your progression. This is particularly prominent amongst young professionals who don’t get close to enough support in the initial years of their career. I serve this exact gap through my coaching services where my proven, best practices and “been there, done that” experiences directly empower and enable them to overcome these challenges with ease and confidence, so they can crush their career goals faster.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing that’s contributed to my success as a coach is the empathic lens I bring to my clients. Having lived through the exact same things they’re going through or have yet to experience, I’m able to bring forth a level of relatability that reinforces the trust in me and my services. I’ve literally walked the walk and am all about paying it forward to this next generation of talent, so they don’t have to struggle to figure it all out on their own.

Conclusion 

And there you have it, the top 14 career coaches.

What has been your biggest takeaway from this?

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