Best Raleigh Career Coach Badge 2023

2023 Winners: Add your badge to your marketing materials.

Lucky are those who have it all sorted out – a career that they love and work-life balance.

You can have it all too!

Even more so when you live in the RTP area.

Did you know that Raleigh, the City of Oaks, is one of the 10 best job markets in the US?

All you need is a bit of professional guidance for a solid career growth strategy.

Who can help you create a path to your dream job?

An experienced career coach!

That’s why we have created this list of the top career coaching services in Raleigh and the surrounding areas.

Best Career Coaches in Raleigh

Find My Profession
Find My Profession Best Overall More Details
Career Pro Inc.
Career Pro Inc. 5-Star Ratings More Details
Catalyst Action Coaching
Catalyst Action Coaching Certified Coach More Details
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Beth Livingstone
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Beth Livingstone In-Person Services More Details
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Evolution for Success 20+ Years Experience More Details
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Sharon McCormick
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Sharon McCormick More Details

How We Choose Winners

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

Cost

The cost of the service compared to other Raleigh 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 Raleigh, these career coaches are virtually available whether you are in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Greenville, or any other North Carolina city.

Average Raleigh Coaching Cost

Raleigh Career Coaching Cost
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$117
$2500
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Raleigh 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 Pro Inc.

Career Pro Inc. is a full-spectrum career and outplacement service provider in Raleigh. The company is a veteran-owned career services firm with 28+ years of experience. The founder, John M. O’Connor, is a multi-certified career coach. He is also an established career expert with a frequent presence in the media.

PROS

Career Pro Inc. can help you with interviewing, personal branding, job search strategy, networking, and more. The service has a lot of positive customer reviews online.

CONS

There are no coaching packages to buy directly from the website. So, you have to contact the company to learn more about their offerings, get a quote, and start the process.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 113 Yellow Pages reviews
5/5 based on 91 Google reviews
5/5 based on 23 BBB reviews
5/5 based on 17 Facebook reviews
4.5/5 based on 17 Yelp reviews
5/5 based on 5 Angie’s List reviews

COST

~$200+ per hour

CONTACT

(919) 787-2400 or info@careerproinc.com

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Catalyst Action Coaching

Catalyst Action Coaching is run by Rebecca Cooley. She offers a very esoteric approach to career coaching, infusing the techniques of meditation and mindfulness. She customizes each program for individual clients. Rebecca, a Certified Master Coach, has over a decade of experience in coaching.

PROS

Rebecca has over 1000 hours of formal training in strategies to help you break through mindset blocks so you can reach your goals. She offers a money-back guarantee for her private coaching programs.

CONS

Rebecca limits the number of clients she works with at a time. So she may not be available when you need to start. The prices for private career coaching programs are not mentioned on the website.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 14 Google reviews
5/5 based on 2 Yelp reviews

COST

$497+

CONTACT

ask@rebeccacooley.com

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Beth Livingstone

Beth Livingstone promises to support you in your quest for work and life satisfaction. Beth is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Beth “coaches your soul and your goals” either in person in Durham or virtually.

PROS

Beth believes that your career should not only feed your body but also your soul. She offers in person appointments and flexible scheduling to meet your needs.

CONS

The website lacks details about the coaching packages as well as the delivery process of the coaching sessions. You will have to contact Beth for more details.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 20 Google reviews
5/5 based on 2 Yelp reviews

COST

~$200+ per hour

CONTACT

(919) 321-2723 or beth@bethlivingstone.com

5

Evolution for Success

Evolution for Success offers executive and personal coaching programs in Raleigh. The founder, James Murphy, has 20 years of coaching experience. He is trained by the legendary coach and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. James and his team use a 6-step results-driven coaching method.

PROS

Evolution for Success has helped 1,400+ clients achieve their goals so far. Their programs are designed to bring about real behavioral changes to resolve the underlying issues stopping you from achieving your goals.

CONS

Pricing is not included on the website. With so many options at hand, it can be difficult to figure out the one suitable for you. But you can use the complementary call to help you decide.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 12 Google reviews
5/5 based on 6 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 1 Yelp review

COST

~$200+ per hour

CONTACT

(919) 745-7569 or james@evolutionforsuccess.com

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Sharon McCormick

Sharon McCormick is very passionate about getting you the job that you deserve. She has 15+ years of comprehensive experience in career coaching/counseling. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Sharon holds the Master Career Counselor (MCC) Certification.

PROS

The coaching service specializes in job placement and job search coaching. The career coaching sessions can cover everything from selecting a college major to getting promoted. Interview coaching is also available.

CONS

The career coaching sessions are delivered over the phone. No in-person programs are available. You will need to contact Sharon to begin the process. Also, the services are not backed by any guarantees.

REVIEWS

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COST

$117+ per hour

CONTACT

(919) 424-1244 or careertreasure@gmail.com

Previous Years Winners

Career Coaching Winners (2022)

Find My Profession, Career Pro Inc., Catalyst Action Coaching, Beth Livingstone, Evolution for Success, Sharon McCormick

Career Coaching Winners (2021)

Find My Profession, Career Pro Inc., Catalyst Action Coaching, Beth Livingstone, Kris Gleason, Evolution for Success, Sharon McCormick