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Living in “America’s Finest City” doesn’t always mean that you are on the finest career path.

Not finding a job that you love or having issues at work is all too common.

Luckily, there are career coaches that are experts in helping you solve career-related issues.

Career counselors can help with everything from job search guidance and interview preparation to leadership coaching.

We’ve taken on the task of researching career coaches in San Diego to bring to you only the best.

Check out our list of the top career coaching services in San Diego and pick the one that best suits your needs.

Best Coaching Services in San Diego

Find My Profession
Find My Profession Best Overall More Details
The Job Huntr
The Job Huntr 5-Star Yelp Rating More Details
Compass Career Consulting
Compass Career Consulting Flexible Hours More Details
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On Track Success Coaching
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On Track Success Coaching 25+ Years Experience More Details
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INFUSE Theory
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INFUSE Theory Sales Roles Focus More Details
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Step Out of the Race
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Step Out of the Race More Details
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Adam Mitchell-Hardt
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Adam Mitchell-Hardt More Details
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Watz Productivity
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Watz Productivity More Details
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Life Purpose Advisor
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Life Purpose Advisor More Details

How We Choose Winners

Each of the San Diego career coaching services below was reviewed taking into consideration the following:

Cost

Price of the service compared to other San Diego career coaches.

Credentials

Overall experience, awards, and certifications.

Process

Effectiveness of the process from start to finish.

Reviews

Client reviews on third-party platforms.

This list was hand-curated to serve all industries, professions, and career levels. While many of the services on this list are from San Diego, these career coaches are virtually available whether you are in San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Temecula, Vista, or any other California city.

Average San Diego Coaching Cost

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San Diego Career Coaching Cost
Average Career Coaching Cost
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San Diego Career Coach Reviews

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Find My Profession

Find My Profession offers a one-of-a-kind experience that goes far beyond any other career coaching service on this list.

While traditional career coaches will teach you how to find a job, Find My Profession’s Career Finder service will do the work for you.

This white-glove service will search for jobs on your behalf, apply for you with a customized resume to fit the application, and network with key decision-makers to secure interviews.

The only thing they won’t do is show up to the interview for you. But don’t worry, this service includes interview preparation to make sure you’ll crush any interviews they land you.

Pros icon PROS

You can save hundreds of hours searching for jobs, filling out applications, customizing your resume, and networking. Finally, you can pay someone to find you a job. Your dedicated Reverse Recruiter will create a personalized strategy to manage all aspects of your job search. Each Reverse Recruiter only works with four clients at a time, providing you with personalized attention and care.

Cons icon CONS

If you’re looking for a traditional career coach to help you change career paths, this service may not be a good fit. The Reverse Recruiting service is for professionals who know what kind of job they want but don’t have the time or energy to find it on their own. There is also usually a waitlist of about one month.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 124 Google reviews
5/5 based on 35 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 8 BBB reviews
4.9/5 based on 304 Trustpilot reviews
4.7/5 based on 255 Sitejabber reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
$2,500 per 4-week period
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
(831) 888-0967 or help@findmyprofession.com

Check out some of our 5-star reviews:

Experience Was Excellent

I had the opportunity to work with Melissa, and I must say the experience was excellent. The communication was great, the level of professionalism and effectiveness was very high, from identifying the right jobs to networking with the right people in LinkedIn! I highly recommend this service to anyone in a senior position who is serious about finding a new job. Take it from me, you can not do it better yourself.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

The huge value of Find My Profession is having an expert job hunter searching and applying for jobs for you while you go on with your busy life. These guys are sophisticated, experienced and well-connected. If you are in no hurry, love the idea of spending hours a day on your computer searching through job databases, and fielding endless inane correspondence from recruiters, by all means *don’t* hire Find My Profession and do the work yourself. If not, hire these guys.

Secured A Great Role!

I am so pleased with my experience with Steven Lowell at FMP. I was looking to change industries, but too busy and overwhelmed with my day-to-day to embark on the journey on my own. Not only did he do the heavy lifting with applications, but was a readily available resource in coaching to ensure I nailed interviews and marketed myself in the best way possible. He has helped to give me realistic expectations without short-changing myself or my skills to get the job I wanted. Thanks to him, I was able to secure a great role at my dream company within 6 weeks!

Exceeded My Expectations

I cannot say enough great things about working with Melissa C. She far exceeded my expectations. On top of job search interactions, she expanded my network, not focusing on quantity, but by quality as well. She delivered both. Thank you Melissa.

Excellent Service

David is by far the best reverse recruiter I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He truly goes above and beyond in everything he does when he works with you, and the results definitely show it. He was professional throughout the entire experience. His attention to detail, overall industry knowledge, and the way he takes care of his clients is best in class. Also, turnaround time and email responses were done very quickly. If you don’t work with David for your job search needs, you’re missing out big time!

Highly Recommend

It had been 18 years since I’d had to job search, and had no idea where to start. Steven was very skilled in networking, helping me find positions that were of interest, but weren’t necessarily ones I would have looked for myself, applying, (and outside his job description) dealing with my emotions as I got rejections, and became frustrated trying to figure out what I was searching for. I appreciate how fast I was able to find something that I feel like will be a great fit, and I would highly recommend Steven and this service.
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The Job Huntr

The Job Huntr is run by Kolby Goodman. Kolby loves to help people take their careers to the next level. The company offers resume writing and coaching services in San Diego. Their coaching services are specialized in interview coaching and professional networking consulting.

Pros icon PROS

The Job Huntr will help you develop a result-oriented action plan to make sure that your next job matches your career objectives and goals. Interview coaching can be done in-person or over video chat.

Cons icon CONS

The website lacks specific details about the service process, coaching qualifications, and costs. You will need to contact the service directly for more information.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 133 Yelp Reviews
4.8/5 based on 31 Google reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
~$200+ per hour
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
kolby@thejobhuntr.com

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Compass Career Consulting

Compass Career Consulting offers coaching programs for all career levels, from high school students to professionals who want more. They have been working in the counseling sector for over 10 years. The company was founded by Ali Lobus. Ali holds a Masters in Counseling and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Pros icon PROS

The service includes a needs analysis and inventory of your interests and abilities. The service offers flexible hours and includes Saturday appointments.

Cons icon CONS

The website mentions availability issues during high volume periods. Specifics about the services and the costs are not mentioned on the website.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 46 Yelp reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
~$200+ per hour
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
(619) 917-8746 or ali@compass-career.com
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On Track Success Coaching

On Track Success Coaching was founded in 1996 by Certified Co-Active Personal and Professional Coach, Kathy Nelson. Kathy is known as the “Big Picture” coach, and teaches goal setting and breaking things down into doable pieces. She has 25+ years of coaching experience and her work has been featured in various publications.

Pros icon PROS

Kathy and her team coach you to identify your career direction and to set and achieve goals for advancement and success in your workplace. Kathy enjoys preparing clients to ace their interviews. You can meet with your coach via Zoom or Skype.

Cons icon CONS

There are no readily available career coaching packages on the website. Packages options are given out during coaching. You will need to call to get started.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 16 Google reviews
5/5 based on 13 Yelp reviews
4.7/5 based on 14 Facebook reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
$200 per session, discounted packages available
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
(858) 481-6757
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INFUSE Theory

INFUSE theory promises to increase your productivity. Their coaching services are based on decades of sales, management, and leadership best practices. The company is run by Maryam Habashi. Maryam has a successful background in corporate leadership roles.

Pros icon PROS

They offer full marketing and branding services for all professionals in roles of sales and leadership led by a team of experienced digital and sales marketers.

Cons icon CONS

All prospects must go through a complementary strategy session to be initially interviewed and will have to qualify in order to be accepted into any of their customized coaching programs.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 52 Google reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
$400+ a month
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
mhabashi@infusetheory.com
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Step Out of the Race

Step Out of the Race is on a mission to help highly successful professionals get “clarity of direction” and prepare themselves for even higher success. The company is run by George Karris. George is an executive and a Harvard MBA. He has been trained in the Inside-Out and Positive Psychology Coaching methods.

Pros icon PROS

Career and executive coaching services are offered. George has high-level, real-world business experience in pharmaceuticals and finance. The career coaching process is outlined in detail on the website.

Cons icon CONS

In-person coaching sessions are not available. All programs are conducted via video conferencing. George works with a limited number of clients, so be sure to discuss availability.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

4.8/5 based on 6 Google reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
$1700 for 4 sessions – $2900 for 8 sessions
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
george@stepoutoftherace.com
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Adam Mitchell-Hardt

Adam Mitchell-Hardt doesn’t want you to waste another day in the wrong job. Adam specializes in helping you out of the “I hate my job” situation. He promises that no matter what the circumstances are surrounding your current job, he can help you. Mindset and job search coaching is available.

Pros icon PROS

Adam helps tech sales reps land fulfilling and high-paying jobs by coaching them through every step of the job search. Around 90% of his clients land a job they are excited about within three months of receiving coaching.

Cons icon CONS

The cost of the coaching program is not mentioned on the website. Also, there are no a la carte coaching sessions available. Your options are the coaching package or the online course.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 18 Yelp reviews
5/5 based on 6 Facebook reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
~$200+ per hour
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
(415) 264-6430 or adam@adammitchellhardt.com
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Watz Productivity

Watz Productivity wants you to discover how you are “wired” and make use of it to your advantage. Chris Watz has developed a unique approach to coaching based on his own self-realization in life. He will coach you to discover your values, strengths, and weaknesses to achieve your goals.

Pros icon PROS

Watz Productivity is all about self-discovery. So, if you are struggling to get clarity in your life and career, Chris Watz can be your coach. Chris offers different types of coaching programs based on your needs.

Cons icon CONS

Although highly educated and an experienced professional, Chris doesn’t have any certifications from coaching industry associations.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 11 Yelp reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
~$100+ per hour
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
chris@watzproductivity.com
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Life Purpose Advisor

Life Purpose Advisor aims to help you discover your life purpose through personal development coaching. Angie Swartz founded the company in 2012. Angie’s specialization is empowering people through practices and rituals for body transformation. She is also a successful podcast host, speaker, and writer.

Pros icon PROS

Angie has a team of experienced and certified career and life coaches in San Diego. You can see the profiles of each coach on the website. They coach both businesses and individuals.

Cons icon CONS

Life Purpose Advisor is all about self-discovery and professional growth. So, if you are looking for job search coaching you may have to look elsewhere.

Star icon for reviews REVIEWS

5/5 based on 11 Yelp reviews
5/5 based on 7 Google reviews
5/5 based on 4 Facebook reviews

Dollar icon for cost COST
$66+ per session
Phone icon for contact CONTACT
(513) 279-2789 or info@lifepurposeadvisor.com

Previous Years Winners

Career Coaching Winners (2021)

Find My Profession, The Job Huntr, Compass Career Consulting, On Track Success Coaching, Step Out of the Race, Infuse Theory, Adam Mitchell-Hardt, Watz Productivity, Life Purpose Advisor