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Career Coach Portland

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What we do

Our specialty is helping people find a career path that fits who they are what they want. We combine your desire to do something you enjoy with the necessity to earn a good livelihood. We have a unique methodology that reveals your innate gifts and passions and then translates them into concrete career paths that meet your lifestyle needs. The result is clarity about what career path is right for you and the confidence to go for it. We also help you with the most effective job search tools and strategies so you can land a great new job.

We offer a fully remote, virtual career and life coaching program that’s helped clients in Portland, OR and around the world. You have access to a robust online curriculum that guides you step by step through coaching activities and career assessments + live group coaching sessions 2x/month + online coaching + the networking and supportive power of a thriving community of fellow career changers.

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Are we really America’s best career coach?

We don’t actually think we are the one and only best career coach or life coach in the country but we have received that award from Expertise.com for 3 years running. In the last 17 years, we’ve coached 2000+ people to find work they love that pays them well and also fits their lifestyle. Our primary Yelp profile in SF has 150+ five-star reviews and we’ve consistently been ranked the best coaching company in the country.

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Will career and life coaching work for me?

We are happy to provide you with a no-cost, 30-minute free consultation (via Zoom or phone – your choice) so that you can determine whether or not coaching is the right fit for you. During the free consultation, we will address all your questions and explain our coaching program and methodology so you understand how it works. There is absolutely no obligation on your part to sign up for anything. Simply put, we can’t wait to meet with you and talk about how to grow your career.

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Our clients make inspiring career moves

90% of our clients report that they succeeded in finding a career path that fits (based on program completion survey data)

“I got my dream job as Chief Advancement Officer for an organization that advances racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. Given my love for nature and the outdoors, as well as my interest in both social justice and fundraising, it’s perfect.”

RobertChief Advancement Officer

“In coaching, I learned so much about myself and what I wanted and it was exactly what I needed. I am on the way to starting my new career path and couldn’t be more excited. And I definitely couldn’t have done it without Adrian!”

FeliciaFashion Buyer

“I hit a plateau. My backup plan failed, and I had no idea what to do. As my last hope, I started sessions with Adrian. Adrian, I truly appreciate everything you’ve done. I’m so thankful that I met you and I had the opportunity to work with you.”

SharonUX/UI Analyst and Designer

Career Coach FAQs

Looking for more information about our services & career coaching in Portland? If there’s something we can’t answer here, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Is it worth investing in a career coach?

Career coaching might just be the best investment you make in your entire life if  you consider the enormous financial and emotional benefit of finding the right career for you. It not only has the potential to make you happier and more fulfilled on a personal level but can also contribute to greater success and financial abundance in the short and long term. 

Why?

When you are passionate about your work, you are more likely to excel and want to put in the extra effort needed to advance in your career. This can lead to higher quality work, having a bigger positive impact, being celebrated for your contributions, rewarded with promotions, raises, awards, leadership opportunities, and the power to customize your work to fit your lifestyle. 

You’re less likely to experience burnout and more likely to continue working in your field thereby becoming a recognized expert with high earning potential and the ability to make a big difference in your field. This all brings a deep sense of purpose and satisfaction in addition to the traditional markers of success. 

But this type of meaningful success requires that your career fits who you are. If your career doesn’t use your gifts and passions, you’ll be wasting some of your potential. 

Our coaching method guides you through a deep process of discovering your gifts, passions, and needs, and then translating those core parts of you into the career path that will make the most of your innate potential. The result is a career you are naturally good at and passionate about, and from there the sky’s the limit. 

Given all of those benefits, working with a career coach might just be the single greatest investment you can make in your career. Especially given that our coaching program costs just over $1000 for everything included! 

Like our former client Ben said, “Wow, what can I say? After a few unfulfilled years in corporate sales, I was at the end of my rope with what to do next. I came to the conclusion that if Adrian’s program worked, it would be the best money I ever spent and that it was! Now I run my own real estate company. I love calling the shots. It’s a world of difference just in terms of my overall enjoyment.”

What is the difference between a career coach and a mentor?

While a career coach and a mentor are both highly recommended to help you build a successful and fulfilling career, there are a few key differences that may influence when you seek out their specific guidance.

The primary difference between a career coach and a mentor is that mentoring usually takes the form of an informal conversation based on the mentor’s personal experience whereas career coaching follows a more structured process of guiding a client through coaching activities, psychological tools, and career assessments to clarify the client’s career goals and accomplish them successfully. Career coaches typically provide more structured and objective guidance. Mentors typically provide more informal advice based on their own professional experience. 

Should you get a career coach or a mentor?

It depends where you’re at. If you’re trying to choose the right career or make a career change, a career coach is likely to be most helpful because they can guide you through a structured process to discover your strengths and passions and identify the careers that best fit you.

Our career coaching team has access to career planning methodologies, assessments, tools, and techniques to identify the best career options and a trained ear to listen to what you truly want. When you work with one of our career coaches or join our online career coaching program, you also get the benefit of someone to hold you accountable and help you work through the inevitable obstacles that arise as you move forward. All of our career coaches and programs are available virtually to you in Portland.

Trying to find a mentor might be the better bet if you’re clear about what you want to do next and you need industry specific knowledge to get you there. But it isn’t easy to find a mentor who has the time and willingness to invest in you (and hold you accountable for the actions you want to take). If you can’t find a mentor then a career coach can still be extremely effective in helping you get to the next level in your current career. 

If you’re curious to hear more specifics about how a career coach would help you build a more successful and fulfilling career, we’d love to hear from you. Please sign up for a free consultation to learn more.

Is career coaching a life coach?

Yes and no:) There are some distinct differences between a career coach and a life coach, as well as plenty of overlap. 

A life coach typically has a broader, more holistic focus that addresses many aspects of your personal life which could also include career. A career coach typically has a more specific focus on helping you make positive changes in your career. But as we all know, your career affects your life so a good career coach must help you choose a career path that fits your lifestyle and personal goals. 

At A Path That Fits, we offer both career coaching and life coaching to clients in Portland. All of our career coaches and life coaches will support you in identifying and accomplishing your specific goals while also raising questions to ensure your life and career are in sync.

What services do you offer in Portland?

We offer career coaching and life coaching to clients in Portland via Zoom video conferencing. We also offer a virtual group career coaching program that includes a, “Wow, I can’t believe how good this is!” online course, live group coaching sessions led by our founder, personalized online coaching from our career coaching team, and connection to an inspiring community of career changers. 

We currently don’t have any coaches on the ground in Portland, OR, but we’ve been offering career coaching and life coaching virtually for nearly 20 years in response to people all over the world seeking out our specific expertise in the art and science of pathfinding. We started out using Skype to have our sessions in the mid 2000s:) We’ve since helped thousands of people find their calling and use it to build successful careers. We use a mindfulness based approach to gain clarity and concrete action to get results.

If you want to see our coaches face-to-face, we also have office locations in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Los Angeles. But even clients in those locations often choose to meet with us virtually because of the convenience and effectiveness of video coaching sessions.

We also have an online career coaching program that is available on demand, 24/7. Think of it as your virtual career coach on standby:)

About Our Team of Life and Career Coaches

We are career, life, and executive coaches serving Brooklyn, New York

We are a small but highly specialized group of career, and life coaches. We care deeply about our clients and the quality of our work. We use a mindfulness-based approach to gain clarity, peak performance psychology tools to build confidence, and strategic action to get concrete results.  All of our instructors are trained professionals with at least ten years of coaching experience.

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Free Career Guide & Case Studies

Want a more meaningful career? Learn 5 key strategies to find work you love that pays you well.

We’ve used these strategies to help 1000+ people find their calling and take their careers to the next level. The career guide also includes 4 career change case studies that illustrate how former clients have succeeded in making different types of career pivots.

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