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Career Coaching


“What do you want to be when you grow up?” 

Whether you’re a student or a seasoned career professional, if you’re trying to find the answer to this question, you’re not alone. It’s the most common career issue that we help clients address. It’s also our specialty.

Our comprehensive, individualized career discovery program will help you evaluate a wide range of career factors — your talents, aptitudes, interests, values and more — to discover the career that’s the right fit for you. In doing so, you will experience:

  • Clarity and confidence in your career choice
  • Meaning and fullfillment
  • Less stress
  • Greater professional success

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Career Professionals

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you wish you had chosen a different career path. We’re here to help you get it right. Through our professional career coaching services, we work with you to reevaluate, refocus and reach your professional goals.

Interested in building your own business? Entrepreneurial coaching can guide you through the overwhelming process of starting, managing and growing your company — and, perhaps most overlooked, developing your leadership skills.

College Students

As a college student, the choices your child makes today will directly impact the fulfillment and success they experience in the future.

Our college career coaching services can help them identify and prepare for their ideal career. Your child will learn how to select the right classes and internships, create a strategic career map to guide them through their college years, improve their interviewing skills and develop a resume that will make employers take notice.

High School Students

In high school, your child has a seemingly endless number of career options before them. How can they best narrow it all down?

Our high school career coaching services help them determine their best career fit which, in turn, allows them to apply to the right colleges, pursue the best major and select the right classes.

PlayCareer Discovery – What You Can Expect


At Jody Michael Associates, we’ve been a catalyst for change for more than 20 years, coaching thousands of individuals to identify their best career fit, transition to a new career and transform their lives. Here's what differentiates us:

  • Exceptional accuracy. We uncover much more range, depth and detail around your best career fit than do stand-alone tests, simple career counseling or most other career coaching programs.
  • No canned approaches! Our process is our own — created, tested, refined and used with extraordinary success for 20+ years.
  • Our career coaches are trained, certified and experienced.
  • Our qualitative and quantitative methods drive for depth and powerful self-awareness.
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The most common and insidious problem people face in their careers is inertia. It keeps you stuck in a job you don't care about and destroys your enthusiasm. In this free e-book, you’ll learn how to get unstuck in your career by:

  • Acknowledging your fears
  • Engaging in more powerful, positive internal conversations
  • Taking small, consistent, intentional action steps
  • Adopting accountability strategies

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Helping you discover your best career fit isn’t all that we do. Through our career coaching services, we can also help you:

  • “I've felt ‘stuck’ in an industry that is extremely stressful and not fulfilling for almost 10 years and was having trouble finding the energy and direction needed to make a change. Finally, I decided I didn't want to wait any longer to be happy in my job. … Since working with [JMA], I've switched careers, moved to Colorado, and couldn't be happier in what I'm doing. … I truly believe I'd be in the exact same place I was 1.5 years ago if it wasn't for working with [JMA].” – Colin Trent, Solutions Architect
  • “Our son, who was going into his senior [year] at college, came to the realization that the path he was on was not one that he wanted to pursue. … The challenge was that what is normally a 2-3 month process had to happen in 4 weeks, while he was home for winter break. … Maura was wonderful — she really worked well with him, and helped him through some very challenging process steps. … Our son found a career path that he was excited about, and has shifted his major and coursework accordingly. JMA has an outstanding program.” – Kevin Thomsen, Father of college career coaching client
  • “I had been dissatisfied with my career path for the last 13 years, and I was determined not to spend another 13 years on the same path. When I met Jody, I instantly felt that she had a lot of legitimacy, seriousness, and focus that I feel are completely lacking in other types of counselors I've frequented over the years. Her approach to helping me find a potential new career path was extremely methodical and dynamic. She has a process that works but also seems to have room to keep evolving based on new information.” – Eric M., Analyst


A New Breed of Workshops

One day. Transformational results. Learn to powerfully shift your thinking, your perspectives and your performance through our two workshops: Accountability Mirror™ and MindMastery™. Each is a one-day intensive, immersive experience that will teach you new language and neuroscience-based strategies to achieve dramatically different — and better — results at work and in life.

Our Coaches’ Top Insights

Our career coaches share their top strategies and insights on a wide range of topics — from transitioning careers to interviewing to achieving greater work-life balance — in our Career Catalyst newsletter and our career blog.

A Day in the Life

In the back of your mind, have you always wanted to trade your cubicle for a music studio? Or do you have an inkling that you’re meant to be a fashion designer, an entrepreneur or a freelance writer? We created our A Day in the Life series to provide you with an in-depth look into a variety of careers, revealing the good, the challenging and the surprising.

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Learn how our career coaching services can help you find a career that you love or accelerate your advancement.

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My experience with Jody was life-changing. I had worked in public accounting for several years and was starting to feel pigeon-holed. ... I assumed that since I had studied so hard and trained to do one thing that I would continue doing something along those lines for the next 30 years. That thought was daunting and depressing.

The process was transformational. It allowed me to get out of my own way and start envisioning myself in other industries. … I learned a lot about myself from this experience and I landed in a career that I can see a future in. … Now almost 2 years later I am still following my new path and so happy with my decision to work with Jody and reevaluate my career goals, and my perspective on work and life.”

-- Meg Martyn, Business Manager, Higher Education
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