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Career Coaching

To assist you in your job search, the Stanford Alumni Association is providing a list of available career coaches.*

Want a free career coaching session? Members of the Stanford Alumni Association are eligible to receive a free initial exploratory session. Not yet a member? Join today.

SCHEDULING AND RATES: To schedule a coaching session or to inquire about rates, please contact the coaches directly. Some coaches are available for remote coaching via phone.

Palo Alto

Roy Blitzer
roy@rjbconsulting.biz

Bay Area

Boston

Jennifer Porter
jporter@bodagroup.com

Los Angeles

New York

Kathy McConnell
kathymc@optonline.net

Pennsylvania

Mario DiCioccio
mario@catalyst4change.com

* Career coaching is a very personal service, and everyone's needs are different. While everyone on the list above is a professional career coach, Stanford makes no representation as to the nature of the services they will provide to you.

Questions to consider when talking to a career coach:

It will be up to you to determine whether any of the coaches have the appropriate skills and experience to meet your needs. To help with this screening process, we have suggested interview questions below from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  1. What is their coaching process and methodology?
  2. What key topics are covered in the sessions?
  3. What type of self-assessment tools are used? Is there a separate fee for self-assessment?
  4. What are the benefits of a coaching relationship?
  5. What type of individuals do they have experience working with? (job changers, executives, re-entrys, etc.)
  6. What is his/her level of experience and track record?
  7. What are his/her coaching credentials?
  8. What if I don't live in the same city as you?  Can I go through the coaching process by phone and/or email?
  9. What kind of time commitment is involved outside of the 1:1 sessions? (hours per week? is there homework involved?)
  10. How often will you meet? (weekly or monthly)  How long? (30 min, 1hr, etc.)
  11. How accessible are they?  Can you call anytime or do you need an appointment? What is their preferred method of contact?
    (email or phone)
  12. How many total sessions do they think you'll need?
  13. How much do they charge?
  14. Do they have references available?

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