💪 50 Career Coaches Who Give Free Consults On Every Topic You Need

A handy directory of top career coaches who let you try before you buy.

50 Career Coaches Who Give Free Consults On Every Topic You Need

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Why do top athletes have coaches?

Simple: to get better results, faster.

Similarly, in 6 Reasons You Might Need a Job Search Coach Now, job seeker coach Rita Ashley said that having a coach helps in “securing a better job, reaching it faster and gaining the intangible benefit of control over” your job search.

Who doesn't want that?

But then, how do you find a good career coach who can get you that?

You could try googling ‘career coaches near me', but where you live will largely decide how useful that is. Plus the fact that a career search coach is local in no way guarantees they're any good.

You could try asking your network of contacts for recommendations, and if you're lucky, someone you trust will actually be able to speak from experience. But what if they're in a different industry, or at a different stage in their career?

It's not so easy to find the best career coach for you, which is why I've compiled this list of career coaches from around the world who offer a free consult upfront.

Most of the coaches here offer initial phone or Skype consult calls you can use to explain your situation and discuss their coaching services and pricing, while some give free resume and CV reviews.

Use the free call to see if there's good chemistry with the coach to be, and try to understand if you'd enjoy working with them.

Have you ever had a paid coach of any kind?


Free bonus: Download JobMob's Free Coaching Consults Guide which contains a directory of coaches offering free consults, and a list of the top questions to ask them during those consults.

Coaches who offer free phone consultations

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Name: Thea Kelley

Based in: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Consult: Phone consultation

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: Professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the USA

 

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Name: Shayna Lee

Based in: New York, NY, USA

Consult: Phone consultation

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: High level professionals, CURRENTLY EMPLOYED but seeking to make a career transition or an up level into a role that fulfills their passion and nurtures their talent either at their current company or a different company.

 

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Name: Sharon McCormick

Based in: North Carolina. Sharon has a virtual practice and serves other cities around the USA.

Consult: Free consultation to assess our fit in achieving your career goals

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: Consists of mid-career changing professionals who want to advance in their jobs or make a career change. I work with my clients virtually, so I work with clients across the country. I assist clients from most industries including Government, Non-profit, Corporate and Higher Education.

 

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Name: Kevin Tucker

Based in: Ohio and Arizona

Consult: Strategy Session

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: mid-career professional going through a life and/or career transition

 

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Name: Tina Monk

Based in: Neutral Bay NSW, Australia

Consult: Coaching Introduction

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: job seekers – people who have been made redundant or are looking for a new/better job, they know what they want but don’t know how to get it; career changers – people who are not happy in their current career and want to make a change but don’t know what to; and people who want to achieve life goals, such as relationships; and leaders who want to improve their leadership skills. They are Sydney-based.

 

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Name: Simon Scantlebury

Based in: Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire and other locations across the UK

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 2 hours

Target audience: executives, directors, managers, and professionals in southern counties of England.

 

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Name: Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck

Based in: Howell, MI, USA

Consult: Career Services Consultation

Duration: 20 to 40 minutes

Target audience: “individuals who think they could benefit from professional career coaching/counseling, and who are ready to invest financially in professional career services.”

 

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Name: Margaret Buj

Based in: London, UK

Consult: Needs Assessment Call

Duration: 15 minutes

 

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Name: Ford Myers

Based in: Haverford, PA, USA

Consult: Career Breakthrough Session

Target audience: Senior Executives and Accomplished Professionals (residents of the US and Canada only)

 

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Name: Mark Anderson

Based in: Brighton and Sussex, UK

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes

Target audience: school leavers and adults who are looking for a career transition.

 

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Name: Erica Sosna

Based in: Bletchingley Road, Godstone, UK

Consult: Initial coaching consultation

Duration: 40 minutes

Target audience: Erica specialises in helping professionals in their mid-thirties change direction and find their ideal career without taking a paycut.

 

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Name: Drew Carey

Based in: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Consult: Introduction Session

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Target Audience: mid-career professionals who want to take the leap to a new career, a new job or moving up faster in their current job or career.

 

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Name: Leonard Lang

Based in: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: anyone who wants to discover what their most fulfilling career and job would be and a way to achieve it. This is a creative, individualized 4 step process. It works best with people willing to determine what they’d like first, and then figure out what they need to do to get there. It’s not a good match for people who want to start with their skill set and see who’s asking for that set. It’s also not for people who prefer to use standardized assessments. Can meet in-person if in Twin Cities, Minnesota area.

 

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Name: Julia Sinclair-Brown

Based in: United Kingdom

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: healthcare professionals – I offer Skype or face-to-face in Cambridgeshire

 

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Name: Jill Huggett

Based in: North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “Ideal for those who are changing careers, reentering the workforce, looking for a promotion, wanting greater satisfaction out of their career, or needing a better work/life balance. Ideal for Executives that need strategies to build and manage teams, navigate corporate politics or get to the next level.”

 

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Name: Hallie Crawford

Based in: Atlanta, GA, USA

Consult: Career Strategy Session

Duration: 20 minutes

Target audience: “career seekers wanting to find their passion and career path for life.”

 

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Name: Adrian Klaphaak

Based in: San Francisco, California, USA

Consult: Career Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “We’ve helped thousands of people find work they love and build successful careers.”

 

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Name: Adriana Llames

Based in: Chicago, IL, USA

Consult: Consultation

Target audience: “executives, professionals and executive assistants to pharmaceutical sales reps, newly discharged military personnel, fashion photographers and union plumbers. With clients across the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, she enjoys coaching professionals and creatives at all levels and in every industry.”

 

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Name: Pat Kendall

Based in: Portland, Oregon, USA

Consult: Job Search Coaching

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “If you have been unemployed for more than one year, you qualify for a free coaching session.”

 

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Name: Brittany Knapp

Based in: USA

Consult: Complimentary intro call

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: “If you are not experiencing career joy, it’s time to find out why. We have helped a number of people like you.”

 

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Name: Bob Weingartner

Based in: New Jersey, USA

Consult: Career Coaching Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “assisting entry to mid-level career and job seekers in attaining their career goals.”

 

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Name: Ros Toynbee

Based in: London, UK

Consult: Career Review

Duration: 45 minutes

Target audience: “Professionals (not new graduates) ready to make changes in their career at this time and serious about investing their time and money in receiving independent, professional support to achieve that aim.”

 

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Name: Lindsay West

Based in: London, UK

Consult: Coaching

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “helping people to feel a sense of fulfilment in all aspects of their lives and she has had great success coaching clients to achieve their personal, career and life goals.”

 

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Name: Seven Coaching

Based in: London, UK

Consult: Coaching Consultation

Target audience: “helping professionals since 2009 and has now helped hundreds of happy clients to find their next role, make big career changes, start businesses, develop confidence, get promoted and noticed, and much much more.

 

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Name: Mo Faul

Based in: Florida, USA

Consult: Clarity Call

Target audience: “Anyone in a leadership role should be required to take this program.”

 

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Name: Ashley Stahl

Based in: UK

Consult: Phone consultation

Target audience: “20somethings and 30somethings around the world to discover their authentic careers, land more job offers and launch their dream businesses”

 

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Name: Mark Franklin

Based in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Consult: Career conversation

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: “People from all walks of life.”

 

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Name: mba Mission

Based in: USA

Consult: Consultation: Career Coaching

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “Business school students”

 

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Name: Hoi Talent

Based in: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Consult: Career Consultation

Target audience: “We've helped thousands of international talents with their careers in the Netherlands”

 

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Name: Paul White

Based in: UAE

Consult: Telephone Consultation

Duration: 20 minutes

Target audience: “Anyone, worldwide. There are no geographical boundaries. We would be pleased to talk with you about career coaching and explore together how it might benefit you.”

 

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Name: Hamza Zaouali

Based in: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Consult: One-on-One Job Search Coaching

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

Target audience: Mid-management to top executive level. I coach professionals around the world so no geographical restriction. I specialise in Job Search Coaching, CV Writing, Interview Preparation and Salary Negotiation (or Re-negotiation)

 

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Name: Stefanie Zizzo

Based in: Apex, NC, USA

Consult: Coaching Consultation

 

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Name: Naren Chellappah

Based in: Melbourne, Australia

Consult: Job search, Internships & Career coaching consultations

Target audience: International students or skilled migrants finding it tough to get employment in Australia

 

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Name: Grad Careers Coach

Based in: United Kingdom

Consult: One to one careers consultation

Target audience: “We help international students secure top graduate jobs by providing graduate careers advice and professional coaching on a one to one basis. ”

 

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Name: Church Jobs TV

Based in: Bryan, OH, USA

Consult: Video phone consultation

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: “churches and individuals during their search process”

 

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Name: Michelle Flint

Based in: USA

Consult: Initial consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: Ideal for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who want to change careers, reenter the workforce, get promoted, or upgrade their job search for better results. My innovative, 6-step Career Map helps career changers design a perfect-fitting career that's customized to your unique life situation. And my 4-step Job Search 2.0 is customized to accelerate your job search results, no matter what your industry.

 

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Name: Annie Little

Based in: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Consult: Complimentary Consultation

Duration: 15 minutes

Target audience: “I work with lawyers like you to discover the career you want and rebuild the confidence you need to make it a reality.”

 

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Name: Career Creators Consulting

Based in: Austin, Texas, USA

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

 

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Name: Tessa Armstrong

Based in: United Kingdom

Consult: Consultation

Target audience: “individuals in the UK and abroad to achieve the career that suits them best.”

 

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Name: Jeff Neil

Based in: New York City, NY, USA

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 15 minutes

 

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Name: Gabrielle Bill

Based in: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Consult: Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

 

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Name: Bethany Wallace

Based in: North Central Arkansas, USA

Consult: One-on-one call

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Target audience: Every candidate/job seeker

 

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Name: Mashaal (muh-SHAWL) Ahmed

Based in: Washington, DC, USA

Consult: Phone Consultation

Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: “I help DC overachievers find and communicate their inner awesome, whether they are looking for that next step in their career or aiming for greater things where they already work. I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds, including business, advocacy, public policy, public relations, and international development.”

Free resume/CV reviews and critiques

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Name: The Resume Centre

Based in: Australia

Consult: Resume Review

Target audience: We are international company with websites in 12 countries servicing anyone that requires our services in English, German or French and we work with anyone of any age, looking to further their career.

 

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Name: The CV Squad

Based in: United Kingdom

Consult: CV Review

Target Audience: Those who want to help themselves take control of their careers, short, mid and long term. Our clients come from all industries and range from recent top talent graduates wanting to invest in their career map, to global CEO's seeking highly tailored executive 1-2-1 board support.

 

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Name: Jean Cummings

Based in: Concord, MA, USA

Consult: Resume Consultation

Target audience: “I create executive resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles specifically designed for IT executives.”

 

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Name: Bernadette Innes

Based in: Melbourne, Australia

Consult: FREE Assessment: Résumé, Cover Letter, Key Selection Criteria and/or LinkedIn Profile

Target audience: Australia and Worldwide

 

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Name: Jeff Flannery

Based in: Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

Consult: Resume Review

 

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Name: Kamara Toffolo

Based in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Consult: Resume Review

Target audience: “established professionals at all levels from mid-career to executive across a diverse range of industries, specialties, and roles.”

 

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Name: CV Now

Based in: UK

Consult: CV Critique

Free coaching services

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Founder: Ebru Ulufer

Consult: Coaching

Target audience: “Our coaches offer free coaching on various topics: Career, motivation, limiting beliefs, relationships, confidence, family, parenting, work-life balance, well-being, healthy living, fitness, change, habits, and many more. Therefore, we don't have a specific target audience. Anyone who wants to improve their lives can work with our coaches.”

 

Question of the article

If you've used a job hunting or career coach in the past, what was most helpful?

If you haven't used one, what was the main reason why? Tell us in the comments.

 

Bonus: When to invest in Career Coaching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA087jvMgx8

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About the Author Jacob Share

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