We are a San Francisco Bay Area-based coaching and consulting firm specializing in guiding corporate managers, executives, and other ambitious professionals to create fulfillment and success in their lives.

Founded by executive coach Merideth Mehlberg, we help grow authentic, effective leaders and support professionals through career transformation. The team brings a practical, individualized, and results-driven approach to working with clients in a variety of sectors.

Meet the TEAM


Executive Coach and
Career Strategist

Merideth is Principal of Merideth Mehlberg International LLC. As an Executive Coach and Career Strategist, she draws on her extensive corporate experience in recruiting, IT project, and product management. A specialist in career strategy and executive leadership development, she uses her expertise and practical, results-focused approach to guide leaders through career transitions that align with their core values.

Since 2004 she’s worked with many respected companies and helped hundreds of people transform their careers and lives—from top executives, corporate employees and teams to entrepreneurs. To meet the growing demand for high-quality executive and career coaching and consultation, she has expanded her practice to include a team of in-house professionals to complement and extend the services that her agency provides.
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Market Positioning

Celia has a successful track record of providing contract recruitment, executive search, and consulting to a range of global and multinational clients and emerging start-ups. She is skilled at working across multiple industries, including: software/technology, Internet, consumer products, e-commerce, banking/financial services, consulting, and sustainability-related industries.

Celia’s dedication and creative approach to managing the search process, and her deep expertise in attracting and assessing talent, brings success to the delivery of optimal candidates for each role. She’s a collaborative leader with a dynamic consultative and customer-focused style—for both her clients and candidates.

Before starting her business in 1996, Celia spent over 11 years in human resources, recruiting, and career development. She was a staffing manager for a prominent global banking institution, and has held recruitment roles for other industries, including: healthcare, retail, finance, and technology. Her consultancy background includes career transition services and managing job development functions for a major outplacement firm and for nonprofit organizations. Celia holds a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management.

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Career Consultant and
Resume Writer

Deborah is a career development expert who guides professionals to find new jobs, deal with challenges in the workplace, and perform at their best. She has helped clients get out of ruts, beat the competition (of 50 people or more) to land a job, find work after being unemployed for over a year, and overcome difficult and perplexing work situations to become healthy and happy in their work.

Deborah has been featured  on CNN, ABC News, Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, Forbes, and The New York Times. A writer and publisher of numerous business books and articles that help people find new careers, jobs, businesses and perspectives, her specialties include career transition, workforce strategy, work/life balance, leadership, communications and outplacement, as well as effective job search techniques including resume preparation, LinkedIn profiles, mock interviews, networking, offer evaluation, and salary negotiation.

Before she became a full-time coach, Deborah spent 12 years running sales and marketing programs for Fortune 500 and technology companies. A graduate of Coach University’s Business & Life Coaches Program, she holds an AAS degree in Data Processing from QCC, a BBA in Marketing from Hofstra University, and a Certificate in Financial Planning from New York University. She holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Wellness Coach (CWC).

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Career Consultant

Louise has a diverse background in business, healthcare, academia, religious, nonprofit, corporate, union, civic, entrepreneurial, and start-up organizations. Louise holds a master’s degree in counseling, with specialized training and expertise in addressing health challenges and disabilities. She has coached people of all ages and at all stages of life in facing their fears, getting unstuck, and moving forward. She enjoys working with new graduates as well as mid- and late-career professionals.

Louise knows about and teaches courage, transformation, and leadership development. She brings a 360-degree view of the world of work to her career consulting owing in part to her varied positions, such as: hiring manager, business developer, human resources trainer, management consultant, vice president, and entrepreneur.

She stays current with the marketplace by engaging in a variety of activities, whether as a recruiter, business group leader, or executive team building facilitator.

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Resume Maven

Madelyn is a career coach and professional development speaker, trainer, and coach. She is a Career Certified Management Coach, member of the National Resume Writers Association, Board Member of the National Speakers Association/Northern California and has presented to corporate, government, nonprofit, and community audiences of all sizes and backgrounds.

Her clients are a mix of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including: factory workers, MBA students, administrative assistants, city council members, nonprofit managers, and corporate IT directors. Madelyn draws on her vast experience from four high-profile careers: as a published bio-chemistry researcher, a stage and production manager for four Tony Award-winning theaters, an officer with the American Red Cross, and now the chief career activator for her own business that she started to help individuals jump-start their career dreams.
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Career Consultant & Resume Writer

A resourceful guide and supportive partner, Robin brings expertise and enthusiasm to facilitating individual career transitions as well as career development in organizations.  She understands the personal challenges and market complexities of meaningful career change and brings patience, sensitivity, creative energy and contagious motivation to the process.

Robin employs a facilitative style to a full range of career and performance management essentials, from individual career assessment to personal branding, networking, job market research, interviewing, negotiating, and building life-long career stability. Experienced working with diverse populations, she helps her clients gain self-understanding and insight by exploring individual values, skills, interests, personality dynamics and leadership styles.

Robin has over 20 years of experience in career development, counseling, job-search coaching, outplacement, training/development, human resources and recruiting, and labor market research and reporting.  She holds a Master’s in Career Counseling in addition to an MBA in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development.  Additionally, she is PHR (Professional Human Resources) certified and has 15 years of service and leadership with the California Career Development Association.  She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Association for Talent Development, and the National Career Development Association.

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As a photographer, Nancy is inspired to create images that empower people personally and professionally. Her signature process helps people define their message and determine the best visual strategy to support their brand. Nancy believes that a phenomenal image is a powerful marketing tool— one designed to present you at your best. She believes that the right image will set you apart, establish your credibility, hold your viewer’s attention, and build trust— and she’s ready to create that phenomenal image for you.

From executives and entrepreneurs, to authors and speakers, Nancy works with professionals of all types and companies of any size. She has been creating dynamic images professionally for over 15 years. Her extensive client list includes: Lean In, Morgan Stanley, Williams-Sonoma, HNTB, Suite Seven, Coldwell Banker, My Fitness Pal, and Bender’s Whiskey.
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Operations Manager

Kevin is a seasoned project management expert and strategic thinker. With experience grounded in years as a senior manager overseeing marine terminal operations and designing transportation facilities, coupled with his educational background in industrial engineering, Kevin brings a keen observational eye to his work as Operations Manager supporting the internal workings of the company.

Kevin not only supports the smooth operation of the in-house team, he also plays a critical role in systems development, process improvement and financial management for the company. He also provides customer service support for our clientele to make sure they have the tools they need to achieve their goals.
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Client Connection Specialist

Lynn draws on her diverse background in account and project management, marketing, and writing to complete a range of essential projects. A natural connector, she has the ability to assess needs, skills, and talents to help build innovative teams. Her background spans the political fundraising, advertising, higher education, and start-up arenas.

As a result of her wide-ranging experience, she remains agile and current with a fast-changing world. Lynn has developed a diverse portfolio of work with companies ranging from engineering start-ups, energy consulting, research, and career coaching firms. Lynn is active in her community, volunteering with several local organizations.
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