Best Boston Career Coach Badge 2023

2022 Winners: Add your badge to your marketing materials.

Boston is a booming town with plenty of job opportunities.

With so much competition, it can be difficult to land your dream job on your own.

Hiring a professional to help with this process can significantly improve your marketability.

That’s where Boston career coaches come in.

A career coach is a lot more than a friend to hold your hand throughout a job search.

Career coaches typically come from years of recruiting or HR experience. This experience can make them extremely valuable resources for navigating a job search.

Rather than searching through hundreds of career coaching services, we’ve done the work for you. Below, we’ve compiled a shortlist of the very best career coaches in Greater Boston.

Best Career Coaches in Boston

Find My Profession
Find My Profession Best Overall More Details
Boston Executive Coaches
Boston Executive Coaches Veteran-Owned More Details
Career Directions
Career Directions 5-Star Ratings More Details
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Bridgepath Career Advisors
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Bridgepath Career Advisors Certified Coach More Details
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Core Themes
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Core Themes 25+ Years Experience More Details

How We Choose Winners

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

Cost

The cost of the service compared to other Boston 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 Boston, these career coaches are virtually available whether you are in Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Providence, Quincy, or Worcester.

Average Boston Coaching Cost

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Boston 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

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

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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Boston Executive Coaches

Boston Executive Coaches is run by a team of experienced coaches and consultants. Boston Executive Coaches offers services besides career counseling, such as team coaching, group facilitation, transition coaching, and fundamentals. Dave Busley is the founder and head coach at Boston Executive Coaches and he focuses on how to grow your strengths as an executive.

PROS

Boston Executive Coaches offers a free 30-minute consultation, which is a great way to gauge the quality of their services and see if they’re a good fit for your needs. Dave Busley and the team has an incredible amount of leadership experience. They also have great online reviews for their service.

CONS

Boston Executive Coaches does not have any prices listed on their website. That is an issue if you are looking for a ballpark number on how much you are going to have to pay. Plus, many people do not want to wait to hear back from a company before deciding whether or not to purchase services.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 7 Google reviews

COST

$125 per hour

CONTACT

(617) 615-9204 or contact@bostonexecutivecoaches.com

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Career Directions

Career Directions was founded by Gail Liebhaber in 1994 and has been going strong ever since. For 25 years now, Gail has served as a trainer, consultant, coach, and counselor for Career Directions’ clients. She helps individuals improve their communication skills, identify skills that need to be improved, and strengthen several other professional traits that are needed to succeed as a leader.

PROS

Career Directions has been in the career counseling business for decades and there are reviews spanning years and years that confirm quality coaching. Additionally, Gail offers discounted rates for nonprofit professionals. This is not only commendable but also uncommon. If you’re a Boston local who works at a charity or nonprofit, this is a major perk of working with Career Directions.

CONS

Although diverse service offerings can be a positive thing, it can also be a downside. You may want to think about choosing an executive job coach that works exclusively with executives and/or offers fewer services.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 5 Google reviews
5/5 based on 5 Yelp reviews
5/5 based on 2 Facebook reviews

COST

$150 – $260 per hour

CONTACT

(781) 820-5310 or gail@yourcareerdirection.com

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Bridgepath Career Advisors

Bridgepath Career Advisors was founded by Jill Hugget in 2011 after more than twenty years in the corporate world. Bridgepath Career Advisors is a global, full-service career and executive management firm. Jill is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She has a team of professional coaches at the company.

PROS

Jill was named #5 Executive Coach in Boston by Influence Digest. Her company specializes in career planning, career transitioning, executive management, and personal leadership development.

CONS

Details about the other career coaches working at the company are not available on the website. The company lacks online reviews on third-party review platforms.

REVIEWS

Not found

COST

$2000+

CONTACT

(855) 469-7284 or info@bridgepathcareers.com

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Core Themes

Core Themes was founded by Ray Inglesi. Ray started Core Themes after ten years as a psychotherapist. He and his team of accomplished consultants have been helping professionals for over 28 years. Their goal is to guide you towards a meaningful and fulfilling career. The company has an office in Boston.

PROS

The coaching programs offered at Core Themes consist of four methodical phases. The phases include 10-12 psychometric assessments and one-on-one time with trained counselors. Ray developed the four-phase methodology based on his 35 years of consulting experience.

CONS

The Core Themes’ coaching programs usually take about 30 hours to complete. There are no options to purchase one-off sessions from the website. You have to contact the service to find a customized program suitable for your needs.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 4 Google reviews

COST

Not found

CONTACT

(855) 939-5092 or info@corethemes.com

Previous Years Winners

Career Coaching Winners (2021)

Find My Profession, AceUp, Boston Executive Coaches, Career Directions, and Sharon Teitelbaum