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7 Best Career Coaches and Career Counseling Services in New York City

Are you looking for career counseling or career coaching services in NYC?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve been providing career clarity coaching services in New York City for nearly 20 years, and I know that no career coach or counselor can have all of the skills and knowledge needed to help everyone. That’s why I’ve created this list of the career counseling services in NYC to help you identify the best career coach for you and your situation.

This list of best career coaches in NYC is in alphabetical order. Scroll down to learn about each coaches specializations.

  • Dynamic Transitions
  • Eileen Sharaga, New York Career Counselor
  • Jeff Neil, NYC Career Coach & Career Counselor
  • Lynn Berger – Career Counselor, Career Consultant and Personal Coach
  • Mark Strong Coaching & Training
  • Maggie Mistal - Career Change Coach, Executive Coach
  • Sarah Stamboulie – Career Coach, Executive Coach

In case it helps you, I’ve also included information below on how to choose the best career coach for you.

Dynamic Transitions

Dynamic Transitions specializes in working with executives, high potential managers, business owners, professionals, and individuals in career transition.

SERVICES: Executive Career Coaching, Career Counseling for Entrepreneurs, Career Transitions, Managing New Leadership Responsibilities, Career Testing, and Organization Coaching

Eileen Sharaga, New York Career Counselor

Eileen Sharaga works with individuals, businesses, college grads, and professionals to help people choose, change and advance their careers.

SERVICES: Career Transition, College-to-Career, Job Search Strategies, Resume Writing, Skills Analysis, and Career Caching

Jeff Neil – NYC Career Coach & Career Counselor

Jeff Neil specializes in Career Clarity and helps professionals and recent college graduates to identify their best career options and make career changes.

Services: Career Clarity, Skills Assessment, Career Change, Career Transition, Career Coaching, Career Counseling, College-to-Career, Resume Coaching, Job Search Coaching, and Interview Coaching

Lynn Berger – Career Counselor, Career Consultant and Personal Coach

Lynn Berger provides career counseling for people in transition.

SERVICES: Career Counseling, Career Coaching, Executive Coaching, Career Testing, and Personal Counseling

Mark Strong Coaching & Training

Mark Strong Coaching & Training is a professional development firm focused on corporate and employee training, team building, executive coaching, and strategic facilitation.

SERVICES: Career Coaching, Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Conflict Management, and Interview Preparation

Maggie Mistal - Career Change Coach, Executive Coach

Maggie Mistal is a career change coach who sells workbooks, in addition to providing career change coaching.

SERVICES: Career Consulting, Career Change Coaching, Corporate & Executive Coaching, Inspirational Speaking, Mastermind

Sarah Stamboulie – Career Coach, Executive Coach 

Stamboulie Consulting helps organizations and executives improve their leadership capacity.

SERVICES: Career Assessment Process, Transition Coaching, Executive Coaching, Organization Coaching, and Business Coaching

How to Choose the Best Career Coach for You

Hiring a career coach can be one of the smartest investments you make in yourself and your career… if you choose the right career coach. This information should serve as your checklist for when you talk to career coaches that you're considering so you can make an educated decision.

If you’re like many people, you’ve probably never used a career coach before. Make sure that when you contact them and request information, you are prepared with a list of questions you want to get answered so you can feel comfortable with the career coach’s expertise and coaching program.

Step-By-Step: How to Choose the Best Career Coach

Choose the career coaches you will contact for more information. A responsive career coach should be in touch within one business day.

Step 1. Identify your specific needs and decide which ones are most important to you:

  • Is it more important to you that the career coach is an expert with extensive experience, or that the coach is cheap?
  • Do you want help with identifying alternative job and career options, preparing effective marketing documents (resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter), learning how to search for a job, interviewing, or something else?
  • Do you want to buy one coaching session at a time or are you okay with signing a contract requiring a minimum number of sessions?
  • Do you want private 1 to 1 coaching or do you prefer grouping?

Step 2. Prepare your list of questions to ask the career coach

I've prepared a list of questions that I think are important to choosing the best career coach for you. Having the answers to the question on this list can help you make a more confident decision about which career coach is the best match for your needs:

  • What career coaching services do you offer (career clarity, resume prep, job search, interviewing, etc.)?
  • What do you specialize in?
  • What is the career coaching process you use to help your clients achieve their career goals?
  • What makes you and your services different from other career coaches?
  • Do you offer one-to-one or group coaching?
  • How do you meet with clients (in a private office, by phone, Zoom, etc.)?
  • How many coaching sessions will it take to help me achieve my goals for career coaching?
  • Do you require a minimum number of coaching sessions?
  • Do you allow clients to purchase one session at a time?  Do clients need to commit to a specific number of sessions!
  • What do I need to do to prepare for the first coaching session?
  • Will I have homework between coaching sessions?
  • What work will you do for me between coaching sessions?
  • How much does your coaching cost?
  • Do you charge any extra or supplemental fees, such as for career assessments?
  • What days of the week and times of the day do you offer career coaching sessions?

Step 3. Conduct your phone interviews and choose the best career coach in NYC for you

Don't be afraid to ask questions until you are satisfied with the answers. You should be confident in the information you're getting.

Final Thoughts on Choosing the Best NYC Career Coach & Career Counselor for You

Using these steps should help you get the information you need to choose the best career coach for you. Remember – it’s your money - get the information you need to feel confident in your decision.

Compile the information you get and compare it to what matters most to you, and then make an educated decision on the best career coach for you.

To your success,