Best Austin Career Coach Badge 2023

2023 Winners: Add your badge to your marketing materials.

Austin is one of the best places to strive for professional growth.

It has been called America’s number one boomtown city for a reason.

But for the very same reason, it attracts some of the best professionals from all over the country.

To beat the competition and be one of the best of the best, you must perfect all the weapons in your arsenal.

Career coaches can help uncover your strengths and professional weapons. They can also guide you on the best ways of using them.

Our list of the top career consultants in Austin is here to provide you with some options to find the best fit for you.

Best Career Coaches in Austin

Find My Profession
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Career Creators Consulting
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True North Coaching
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Career Branding Experts
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First Job Austin
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How We Choose Winners

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

Cost

The cost of the service compared to other Austin 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 Austin, these career coaches are virtually available whether you are in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, College Station, San Marcos, or any other Texas city.

Average Austin Coaching Cost

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Austin 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 Reverse Recruiting 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

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

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.

REVIEWS

4.9/5 based on 394 Trustpilot reviews
4.9/5 based on 276 Sitejabber reviews
5/5 based on 147 Google reviews
5/5 based on 53 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 8 BBB reviews
5/5 based on 4 Yelp reviews

COST

$2,500 per 4-week period

CONTACT

(831) 888-0967 or help@findmyprofession.com

Check out some of our 5-star reviews:

Excellent service provided

[Reverse Recruiter] is by far the best career finder I have ever had to 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 [Reverse Recruiter] for your career finder/job search needs, you’re missing out big time! Can’t thank him enough for everything he has done.

Outstanding service

I had the opportunity to work with [Reverse Recruiter], 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.

Find My Profession review

Working with [Reverse Recruiter] and Find My Profession reminds of the raptures in the film Jurassic Park. They were relentless in all aspects of my job search. I understand that your spouse or others may question the cost but it was worth every penny. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!

Worth the investment

I used the Find My Profession service to rewrite my resume and to revamp my Linkedin page. I also used the Find My Profession career finder service and worked with [Reverse Recruiter] to help me apply for roles and market my profile to potential employers. [Reverse Recruiter] worked very diligently to ensure that my profile was marketed to top-level executives in my industry and his efforts eventually led to my finding the perfect role which I received a great offer and that I accepted. This is a great service and I believe it is worth the investment for those who are looking to find their next role.

FMP – landed me the job!

From the very beginning of my initial application, it was clear [Reverse Recruiter] was here to help me in the next stages of my career journey. This wasn’t going to be an ordinary job search experience. Based on our enrollment conversation, [Reverse Recruiter] took the lead managing the job search process for me. She asked the right number of questions to build the search criteria specific to my interests (role, industry, location). [Reverse Recruiter] scanned the horizon weekly and staged available opportunities reducing my effort/stress and allowing focus on my personal and family obligations. Upon my giving a prospective position the green light, [Reverse Recruiter] submitted a tailored application on my behalf and followed up with the employer as necessary. Along the way, [Reverse Recruiter] freshened my resume and online profile to take advantage of today’s job search criteria. She also expanded my LinkedIn presence connecting me with dozens of professionals. Above all, [Reverse Recruiter] listened carefully to my evolving needs and adjusted the job search process accordingly. It was as if [Reverse Recruiter] was personally committed to helping me find the right match (which she did!). Depending on your time and energy available, Find My Profession team members can either take full lead on the job search process or can supplement your existing plan. Don’t go it alone.

Great service for busy…

I am so pleased with my experience with [Reverse Recruiter] 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. No 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 was 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!

[Reverse Recruiter] was…

[Reverse Recruiter] was hard working and excellent and he directly led to me finding a job in 30 days! It was a pleasure to have him behind the scenes finding opportunities.

Excellent Service!

I started using the Career Finder service on July 16th, and a month later on August 16th, I was offered a job! I really appreciated [Reverse Recruiter’s] guidance and expertise through this process. It had been 18 years since I’d had to job search, and had no idea where to start. While the price was high, I thought if this service shortened my job search by a few months, then it would be worth it. [Reverse Recruiter] 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. The position I landed was something that I probably wouldn’t have thought to look at myself. I appreciate how fast I was able to find something that I feel like will be a great fit, and I would highly recommend [Reverse Recruiter] and this service.
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Career Zen

Career Zen founder, Dr. Lynn Chang, teaches career guidance from a holistic “East meets West” approach. Dr. Lynn, a native Austinite, holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. For nearly 20 years, she has helped thousands of people achieve insight and fulfillment.

PROS

Dr. Lynn offers career exploration, job search, and other consulting services to everyone from college students to entrepreneurs. She also offers a variety of presentations and keynote speeches.

CONS

Though Dr. Lynn is a seasoned professional, she doesn’t have any certifications from the coaching industry institutes or associations. Also, the services are not backed by any guarantees.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 54 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 39 Yelp reviews
4.9/5 based on 33 Google reviews

COST

$249 – $888 per program

CONTACT

(512) 589-5966 or mycareerzen@gmail.com

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Career Creators Consulting

Career Creators Consulting offers career coaching programs in Austin for different types of career situations. Whether you are changing careers or planning a promotion, you will get a suitable program for you here. Since 2001, the coaches at Career Creators Consulting have assisted hundreds of individuals.

PROS

They have a team of certified and trained career coaches. You can choose between a la carte packages and annual services. Also, the company offers a comprehensive satisfaction guarantee.

CONS

With so many options, it may be difficult to choose from so many different configurations of coaching programs. Some programs will require you to pay for the assessments.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 13 Google reviews
5/5 based on 4 Bark reviews
4.5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews
5/5 based on 2 Facebook reviews

COST

$150 per hour to $3,000 per year

CONTACT

(512) 788-2012 or careers@careercreators.consulting

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True North Coaching

True North Coaching was started by Shelley Pernot in 2015. Shelley is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has also served on their board. She is also a graduate and former faculty member of the esteemed Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) program.

PROS

Shelley is a certified yoga instructor and incorporates mindfulness practices into her coaching. Shelley herself experienced the emptiness of a purposeless job and transitioned to a rewarding career.

CONS

There are no options to buy standalone sessions from this service. Also, if you are an executive and need leadership coaching, you will need to contact Shelley for her fees.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 5 Yelp reviews

COST

$3,600 – $4,200 per program

CONTACT

(512) 200-4269

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Career Branding Experts

Career Branding Experts promises to provide “serious coaching for serious job seekers”. The company is run by Scott Kukowski. Scott has 10+ years of career coaching under his belt. He has helped 1200+ professionals so far with his coaching services. He offers interview and career identification coaching.

PROS

Scott is known for his expertise as an IT career coach. However, he is equally adept and experienced in assisting clients in numerous other industries. He is also a certified Professional in Career Management (PCM).

CONS

The services are offered as packages only and there are no a la carte options. Also, it’s not clear whether Scott is the only coach or if he has a team.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 5 Google reviews
5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews

COST

$525—$680+ per program

CONTACT

Contact form available on website

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Mea Crescendo

Mea Crescendo is an Austin career coaching service that believes anyone can learn the skills to influence and lead. It’s owned by Alice Mar Rocher. Alice has 20+ years of experience in leadership and organizational development. She also has a master’s degree in leadership development from the University of Texas.

PROS

Alice is an Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) certified coach. She is also a master practitioner and trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) through the Association of Integrative Psychology.

CONS

The main career coaching package is priced on the higher end of the spectrum and would be more suitable for senior professionals. So, entry or mid-level job seekers might find better value elsewhere.

REVIEWS

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COST

$1999 – $7199+ per program

CONTACT

alicemarrocher@meacrescendo.com

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First Job Austin

First Job Austin, as the name suggests, offers specialized coaching services for entry-level candidates seeking their first job in Austin. Additionally, Samantha Stevens also helps job seekers who are seeking a professional re-entry after a break. Over the past 7 years of coaching, she has helped 600+ new graduates.

PROS

Samantha promises to be a source of constant encouragement and empowerment. This is the kind of support that fresh grads often need the most. Also, she keeps and constantly updates a library of actively hiring firms.

CONS

So, this company is focused on new job seekers. If you are looking for professional growth along the ladder or a career overhaul, a different company would be better fit for you.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 17 Google reviews
5/5 based on 10 Yelp reviews

COST

$150 per hour

CONTACT

(512) 565-6001 or samantha@firstjobaustin.com

Previous Years Winners

Career Coaching Winners (2022)

Find My Profession, Career Zen, Career Creators Consulting, True North Coaching, Career Branding Experts, Mea Crescendo, First Job Austin

Career Coaching Winners (2021)

Find My Profession, Career Zen, Career Creators Consulting, True North Coaching, Career Branding Experts, Mea Crescendo, First Job Austin