A Path That Fits is a career coaching and life coaching company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our specialty is pathfinding. We believe that everyone has a path that fits who they are and we’re committed to helping you find it.

We think about careers a little bit differently… We see your career as an opportunity to use your gifts to make a positive contribution to the world. Our unique career pathfinding process guides you to discover your innate gifts and passions and translate them into a specific career.

We’ve helped thousands of people find work they love and build successful careers. We use a mindfulness based approach to gain clarity and concrete action to get results.

Meet Our Team

Adrian Klaphaak

Founder / Career Coach / Life Coach

This company is my life’s work. It’s my path that fits. I’ve poured all of myself into creating the most effective and meaningful coaching programs possible because I wholeheartedly believe that everyone has A Path That Fits. I am committed to helping you find your path and walk it with mastery.

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Daniel Fine

Partner / Life Coach / Career Coach

I help people see expanded possibilities for themselves, their lives, and careers. I have a unique ability to see a person’s beauty and brilliance and call it forth into their life and work. 

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Gracie Miller

Career Coach / Life Coach

My goal is to help realign you with your most authentic self and express that in ways that support you personally and professionally. My passion and purpose is not just to help you find a better job – I want to help you love your life.

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Matti Bautista

Community Manager

I went in a dozen different directions before figuring out which one was right for me & know what it’s like to experience the doubt and frustration that comes along with creating your own path. Thanks to my hard work and the help of a supportive community, I’ve finally been able to create a life I’m extremely proud of. My goal here is to support you in doing the same.

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Nicole Sheikh

Client Enrollment

I believe that every person deserves to find meaningful, fulfilling work that allows us to share our unique gifts and talents with the world. This is why I’m thrilled to be in charge of client enrollment for A Path That Fits and why the mission of our career coaching programs resonates so strongly with me. As a coach, I love witnessing the “lightbulb” moments and sparks of joy when someone finds a career that is a true, mirror-image expression of who they are. This is the work that fills my cup and aligns with my path.

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Iris Charabi-Berggren

Career Coach / Life Coach

My undertaking is to promote Emotional Intelligence skills among leaders at all levels. I am a fusion of a fierce strategist and an untamed creative force. In my work and life I care deeply about ethics and kindness. Play is a high value and I use it in the service of learning, teaching, and seeking meaningful encounters. I am bold, creative, and compassionate, a hybrid of two strong yet complementary cultures. I believe in curiosity, intention, and keeping one’s heart and mind in a state of flux.

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Steven Starks

Career Coach / Job Search Strategist

I’m a thought partner for inventive, fresh-thinking professionals who are ready to get curious, tap back into their instincts, and explore options for careers that are more than just a paycheck. I started my career with a broad interest in “helping people” and that vision brought me to where I am today – a coach who never stops thinking about careers or my clients, even after the session is over. You could say I’m “always on.” If you’re here to find meaning in your work or clarity around a vision that you can’t help but strive for, I’d be honored to take your next steps with you.

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Lisa Lewis

Career Coach / Career Strategist

I am a career strategy coach specializing in helping ambitious people clarify big scary career decisions, find more fulfillment in their current jobs, and create a laser-like focus in entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Joseph Freed

Education Director

I have spent most of my career helping companies develop digital products that people love. When I met Adrian, I immediately saw the impact A Path That Fits could have in helping colleges amplify their career coaching impact to students through technology.

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I'd always known in my heart that I was supposed to be “doing something else,” that brought me greater joy and more meaning, but I just didn’t know what that “something else” was. I decided to create a website to educate, inspire and motivate people who have any of the 140+ autoimmune conditions. We have already cultivated a global community of 7,000+ on Facebook. I love what I do and the feeling of full alignment with my passion, personality, preferences and purpose.

PalmerHealth Educator & Consultant, www.healingisfreedom.com, Silicon Valley

I’d hated my career as a salesman and needed a change but didn’t know where to start. I found ‘A Path That Fits’ online from a Google or Yelp search. Now I’m a furniture designer. I make wooden furniture from design to completion and I love going into my small garage workshop every day. My clients love me (THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN SALES). Honestly I couldn’t be happier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Daniel.

MarkSan Francisco

I had just quit my job knowing I could not work in the field I had been working in for 10 years. I had some vague ideas on what I wanted to do next, but didn't know if it would work or if it was right for me. Daniel helped to clarify my next steps. The homework was eye opening and the discussions helped to solidify my plans. Now I know I should be teaching and I have all of the details set up. Perfect!

RebeccaSan Francisco Bay Area

When I first contacted Adrian I could barely speak about how trapped I felt in my career, life and goals. Adrian's method was game changing. I completely flipped my life around. I left my career in Production to go back to school to become an Acupuncturist. Thank you for supporting me in becoming what I never thought possible: happy, challenged and content.

ChelseaFuture Acupuncturist, San Francisco

When I first met with Adrian in February '08 I was working at a job that left me feeling broken down, insecure, and confused. Our sessions were so fun and filled with powerful tools and exercises for understanding myself and creating a picture of who I want to be. The job I have now is the best I have ever had and is a reflection of so many things that are important to me. I highly recommend Adrian as a career coach.

AmandaMarketing Manager, San Francisco

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We work with clients in person in our office in San Francisco and coach clients all over the world via phone and Skype.

Adrian is available as your online career coach in the Career Pathfinder Coaching Program. It makes career change coaching available on demand, anywhere in the world.

San Francisco

Office of our Career Coach & Life Coach in San Francisco

465 California Street, Suite 612
San Francisco, CA 94104


Office of our Career Coach and Life Coach in Berkeley

2915 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94703