Career Coaching

Where Potential Meets Purpose

It takes talent and drive to reach an executive position. But for many, the journey has come to a standstill — unfinished or unsatisfying. Career coaching is about refining your purpose, re-engaging your potential, and crafting a career doing what you love to the best of your abilities.

Merideth Mehlberg Group has helped thousands of professionals find jobs and careers that provide clarity, challenge, balance, and growth. Working one-on-one with a resourceful and respected career coach, you’ll learn practical methods for achieving transformational results. And because we focus on senior-level executives, we understand the mindset and the marketplace for next stage success.

What can I expect from Career Coaching?

  • Clarity
    We help you set the agenda and focus your vision on the career, life, and impact you want to have.
  • Solutions
    Identify and overcome the obstacles that impede your progress, and build a ladder to your next level goals.
  • Options
    Be ready to explore unexpected alternatives and opportunities that can meet your career objectives.
  • Motivation
    Our coaching is action-driven, designed to keep you moving forward.
  • Tools
    Using a proprietary framework, Merideth Mehlberg Group coaches provide the practical insights and career-building methods proven to work in the marketplace.
  • Success
    We’re your partner in the career journey, and take your success personally.

Career Coaching Services

One-on-one Coaching

From initial consultation through each coaching session, your Merideth Mehlberg Group career coach is your dedicated point person, guiding you through the practical steps to identify and achieve your personal definition of success.

  • Give your journey clarity and perspective.
  • Work with intention, resilience, and authenticity to make your mark in the world.
  • Learn how to navigate your job search and uncover hidden career opportunities
  • Develop networking connections with influential people.
  • Discover compelling companies that match your aspirations.
  • Master the executive interview through in-depth role playing.
  • Hone your elevator pitch for networking opportunities.

Market Positioning

Led by our executive recruiter, this consultation will culminate in a recommended strategy to highlight your most marketable assets in alignment with your career objectives. You will be advised on how to tailor your networking narrative, and create a resume and LinkedIn profile that highlight your core competencies and functional expertise.

Resume & LinkedIn Profile

Our resume specialists will take your job search strategy and help you craft a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that stands out in a crowd. Finish up with a strategic planning session for feedback and next steps. Service includes professional proofreading and formatting.

Professional Headshot

The headshot has become a crucial calling card in the digital age. We provide the services of a professional photographer, including consultation, studio time, and an optimized digital portrait that you can share with confidence. This service can be added to any of our packages.

Career Coaching Packages

We bundle our services into Career Coaching Packages according to the duration and level of assistance you need.  Additional coaching sessions as well as the Professional Headshot can be added to any package.

Service Pro Plus Premium
Customized Coaching Sessions
Sessions establish your goals and direct steps to achieve them. One-on-one 50-minute sessions to establish your goals and the direct steps to achieve them.
6 Sessions 6 Sessions 9 Sessions
Market Positioning
Learn how to highlight your most marketable assets in your networking narrative, resume, and LinkedIn profile. Includes one 60-minute consultation and evaluation, and one 30-minute strategic planning session
Resume and LinkedIn Package
Enlist our specialists to execute your resume, LinkedIn, and cover letter strategy. Includes consultations, content, formatting and proofing.
Summary Session
One 25-minute consultation to answer questions and strategize next steps.

Free Initial Consultation

You’re considering life-changing decisions. Congratulations.

We recommend starting with our no-cost, no-obligation 30-minute consultation, where we can get to know you, talk about your goals and aspirations, answer your questions, and determine how the Merideth Mehlberg Group can best serve you.

Why not start now?

  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    Celia talked to me about my skills and how to position myself as an expert in my field. She helped me translate some of the language of marketing and positioning, and helped me see that my skills are indeed marketable. And then, to seal the deal, Deborah shaped and molded my resume and LinkedIn profile with as much care and attention she might give a close friend. She wanted me to feel 100% confident about it - and I do!
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Merideth Mehlberg Career Group makes the most of our time together—when we leave an interaction, I’ve gotten what I needed and more!
  • Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
    When you coach with Merideth, the lessons you learn will stay with you for life and give you a clearer perspective. She brings to the table an immense amount of experience and a treasure chest of knowledge. She has this style where she can be brutally honest and transparent with you in identifying your weaknesses and then work with you to grow your strengths and minimize or eliminate your weaknesses.
    Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
  • Melissa Bell, Media Producer
    I wanted to let you know that I got a new job! I’m absolutely sure it’s the result of all the work you did with me to focus my goals and the wonderful resume and LinkedIn profile Madelyn created for me. Thank you so much for all of your amazing guidance. I could never have achieved this new job, my dream job, without you.
    Melissa Bell, Media Producer
  • Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
    The lessons I learned from Merideth will last a lifetime. I highly recommend her as an executive coach - just be prepared to be challenged, as everything worth achieving comes through hard work!
    Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    I knew what my overall mission was, but I didn't know how to get there. I wasn't confident about my skills, my experience, my future. Merideth talked me through it, helping me fill out her very comprehensive Career Compass tool to get a much clearer picture of my future career path.
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • STEPHANIE CASENZA, NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE
    Merideth is supportive, personable, and takes a genuine interest in helping you achieve your goals.
    STEPHANIE CASENZA, NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE
  • Beth Budwig, UX Leader
    Celia is one of those rare people—she’s incisive and direct, yet warm and compassionate. This balance was key as I grappled with job search and then unemployment. She helped me play at a high level and I landed a fantastic job thanks to Celia's help with interview prep. She shifted my thinking and helped me show up as my best self.
    Beth Budwig, UX Leader
  • Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Prior to working with Merideth, I had interviewed seven other coaches. It only took one conversation with her for me to know that Merideth was exactly the kind of coach I was seeking.
    Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Edmodo
  • I’ve had more interest in my career, and I’m being presented with more opportunities from recruiters and company execs, in the last 6-8 weeks than I’ve had in years. These are mostly unsolicited interactions.
  • Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Insightful, thoughtful, savvy, and action-oriented, Merideth was instrumental in catapulting me from analysis-paralysis to defining my goals and building an action plan to meet them. She has the ability to validate your thoughts and ideas, yet simultaneously challenge and encourage you to think outside of the box.
    Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Edmodo
  • Jonna Hensley, Country HR Consultant
    I got a contract HR Business Partner job through some crafty networking, which makes me proud. The job has a high probability of conversion to regular/full-time. It feels 100% right and I can say that with clarity because of my time with you!
    Jonna Hensley, Country HR Consultant
    Keysight Technologies
  • Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Merideth served as both a coach and a cheerleader for me, which was exactly what I needed at the time, and she quickly picked up on this. Ultimately, my desire to make a change in my career became a reality with Merideth's coaching support.
    Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Edmodo
  • Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
    If I had to describe Merideth in two words, it would be perceptive and thoughtful. I worked with Merideth for two and a half years and boy what a difference that time made! Not only have I grown into a more thoughtful and insightful leader myself, but overall I feel I have become a better person as well.
    Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
  • Erik Ward, Vice President Systems and Technology
    Deborah was an absolute joy to work with and when the time comes, I will work with her again without question. She unlocked multiple doors of opportunity by allowing me to answer fundamental questions about myself and my expectations. It was a sincere pleasure to go through the journey of discovery with her, and for our efforts to lead to such an outstanding outcome. Thank you, Deborah!
    Erik Ward, Vice President Systems and Technology
    GCT Global Container Terminals, Inc.
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    Merideth and her amazing team helped me understand my value and potential in this next phase of my career. Now I'm well positioned to start something new. More than that, though, Merideth, Celia, and Deborah SAW me. They listened to me, understood where I'd been in my work, what my hopes and ambitions are for the future. They helped me see that my skills are valuable and that I have plenty left to offer. They helped me feel the empowerment I need as I take this next step, and for that, I am so, so grateful.
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Kathleen Bryson, Marketing & Communications professional
    Deborah helped me develop a dialogue about how to position myself as a seasoned professional looking to transition into a new industry. She helped convey this on my resume and LinkedIn page as well. I loved working with her, and found our work together extremely useful for my career search.
    Kathleen Bryson, Marketing & Communications professional
  • Jorge Dalmau, Boat builder & racer
    Deborah's comprehensive approach helped me with my career transition. Her enthusiasm and expertise was invaluable in plotting a course toward a new career. I would strongly recommend Deborah to anyone looking to improve or change his or her career.
    Jorge Dalmau, Boat builder & racer
  • Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
    Merideth is technologically very savvy and has helped other leaders in similar shoes to me, meaning those great at technology but who want and need to grow into the leader they aspire to be. I highly recommend Merideth as a coach to anyone wanting to operate on a higher plane in their career.
    Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
  • Jonathan Kaplan, Communications Officer
    If you're looking to better understand your career and how to give more or get the most out of where you are, I highly recommend working with Merideth. Her work ethic is second-to-none and, more importantly, she's compassionate and empathetic. This was a real partnership and, because of it, I feel more energized, more skillful, and more creative.
    Jonathan Kaplan, Communications Officer
    Open Society Foundations
  • Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
    Over the course of working with Merideth, I evolved from a new middle manager to a seasoned executive in senior leadership. I overcame numerous struggles and embraced exciting opportunities, all while guided by Merideth’s unique, encouraging, and effective style.
    Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
  • It’s like job therapy.
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    I reached out to Merideth when I decided to make a career transition and I'm so glad that I did.  From the moment I started talking to her, I knew I was in good hands. It's clear Merideth's been doing this work for a while and she knows what she's talking about. Her confidence and competence was exactly what I needed as I talked to her about my career transition.
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Phil Astrachan, RVP
    Crack the champagne! Offer letter signed after negotiating the base up and adding a 12-month guarantee. Really excited about this new opportunity and can move forward without hesitation. Thanks for your role in helping me become more intentional and in-tune with what's important to me in my personal and professional life. Looking forward to working with you more and to further future successes!
    Phil Astrachan, RVP
  • Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
    Merideth does not merely give advice or answers. Instead, she takes the more impactful approach of guiding you through a structured process in which you arrive at your own preferred course of action.
    Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture