Best Washington DC Career Coach Badge 2024

2024 Winners: Add your badge to your marketing materials.

Washington DC 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 DC 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 Washington DC.

Best Career Coaches in Washington, DC

Find My Profession
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YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services
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Parachute Coaching
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Excelleration Coaching
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 How We Choose Winners

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


The cost of the service compared to other Washington, DC career coaches.


Overall experience, awards, and certifications.


Effectiveness of the process from start to finish.


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 Washington DC, these career coaches are virtually available whether you are in DC, Alexandria, Bethesda, Rockville, Arlington, or Baltimore.

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Find My Profession

Find My Profession stands out from other career coaching services on this list by offering a truly unique experience. While traditional career coaches focus on teaching you how to find a job, Find My Profesison’s Reverse Recruiting service takes it a step further.

They take on the work for you by searching and applying for jobs on your behalf using a customized resume tailored to each application. Additionally, they network with key decision-makers to secure interviews.

They can’t show up to the interview for you, but don’t worry! This service offers interview preparation and salary negotiation advice with a certified career expert. You’ll be fully prepared to ace your interview and negotiate like a pro.

With 900+ 5-star reviews, Find My Profession has established a solid reputation for consistently delivering high-quality service.


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. Your Client Strategist will provide valuable coaching to help you excel in interviews and navigate the salary negotiation process.


While the service can be a game-changer for professionals looking to save time and energy in their job search, it may not be the best fit for those seeking a career coach to help guide them in changing career paths. The service is designed for individuals who have a clear idea of the job they want but need assistance in finding it. Due to high demand, there is typically a waitlist.


4.9/5 based on 521 Trustpilot reviews
4.9/5 based on 319 Sitejabber reviews
4.9/5 based on 151 Google reviews
5/5 based on 52 Facebook reviews


$3,000+ per 4-week period


(831) 888-0967 or

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.

5/5 stars

Highly recommend – if I could give over 5 stars, I would. [Reverse Recruiter] was incredible to work with – she made it a priority to find me opportunities that fit my career goals. I never felt the relationship was transactional at all — she personally was interested in my success and it showed through her demeanor and dedication. The networking effort she drove was the key differentiator I needed to land my new job and was not something I could have done myself. Not to mention how priceless it all is for my future career. [Reverse Recruiter] always made herself available to coach me through any career-related issue, helped me prep for and ace interviews and provided guidance on negotiations. This service is worth every penny — it’s one of the best investments I’ve made for my career. If you’re even remotely considering it, give it a shot. The return on investment is high!

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.

YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services

YES is a local company specialized in career change in the private sector and helping professionals transition in or out of the federal government and the military. The company’s coaches are experts in helping you make a career transition or land a more senior position in your own field.


YES is very familiar with the federal hiring practices and the local job market, including the major employers in the Washington DC area. They have a very structured process for outreach and a highly effective and proprietary interview preparation technique.


YES is a small firm with only few, albeit seasoned, certified coaches so it can take couple of weeks before you have your first session. Their approach is more suited for mid-level and senior professionals, rather than those recently graduated.  While the structured process is personalized and effective, it is best suited to more disciplined professionals.


4.9/5 based on 206 Google reviews
4.5/5 based on 44 Yelp reviews
5/5 based on 17 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 5 BBB reviews


$95 per 1/2 hour


(202) 740-3032 or

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Parachute Coaching

Parachute Coaching is a coaching practice founded by Lauren Laitin focused on leadership, confidence, and career transition. Lauren was inspired to become a coach while she was practicing law; she worked with a coach and found it to be an invaluable experience. Parachute Coaching serves professionals across industry and at varying levels of seniority. With over 500 leaders in their client list, Parachute Coaching delivers tremendous experience and expertise.


Parachute Coaching works with impressive corporate clients, such as Lyft and GE. The first consultation is free, so you can see if Lauren is a good job coach for your needs. Their high-touch coaching process will surely grow your career.


As a boutique coaching practice, Parachute Coaching often has a waitlist. They focus on clients with 5+ years of professional experience, so it’s not a fit for recent college graduates. You will need to call for individual coaching pricing.


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


$99+ per program



Jim Weinstein

Jim Weinstein is a career coach, not only with a Harvard MBA but with over two decades of experience as both a business executive and a licensed psychotherapist. Jim offers various career coaching services including interview prep, networking, and career transition.


Jim’s experience as a psychotherapist can give him a leg up in working through how to best position you for success. His expertise is often featured in The Washington Post and the Washingtonian.


Jim bases his coaching costs on the complexity of his client’s issues. This could be a major con if you’re looking for a flat-rate DC coaching service.


4.9/5 based on 27 Google reviews
4/5 based on 24 Yelp reviews


$250 – $450 per hour


(202) 667-0665 or


Excelleration Coaching

Excelleration Coaching was founded by a lawyer named Anna Rappaport with quite an interesting background. Anna has an incredible amount of experience working in different areas of the world such as Thailand, Japan, and Turkey. She has 19 years of experience coaching attorneys and 11 years of experience mentoring and training other coaches.


Excelleration Coaching has an excellent plan of attack to improve your career. There are few professional career coaching services that have the experience Anna has. In addition to her work as Excelleration Coaching, Anna has developed multiple career programs and sits as a board member for multiple organizations.


Excelleration Coaching is focused almost entirely on law professionals. You may want to find a career counseling service that focuses on professionals from other industries if you aren’t in the field of law. However, if you are in fact a lawyer then this career coach may very well be a perfect match.


5/5 based on 29 Google reviews
5/5 based on 2 Yelp reviews


~$200+ per hour


(202) 900-9161 or

Previous Years Winners

Career Coaching Winners (2023)

Find My Profession, Storm Breaker Coaching & Consulting, YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services, Parachute Coaching, Excelleration Coaching

Career Coaching Winners (2022)

Find My Profession, Storm Breaker Coaching & Consulting, YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services, Parachute Coaching, Excelleration Coaching

Career Coaching Winners (2021)

Find My Profession, Storm Breaker Coaching & Consulting, Back Bay Leadership, Parachute Coaching, Excelleration Coaching