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CPDI - Chris Pohalski, MA, MS, Engineer, MCC

Master Career Counselor, Coach, Consultant and Trainer

I help clients advance their careers, achieve greater job satisfaction, expedite career transitions and get unstuck. I provide:
Individual coaching and group workshops
Self-assessments to clarify goals and strengths
Resume writing and critiques of application materials / LinkedIn profiles
Practice interviews
Strategies for a more effective and efficient job search
Encouragement and confidence-building
Advice on reducing job-related stress

Specialty: in-depth knowledge, resources, tools and strategies for STEM professionals and advanced-degree holders in academia, tech and biomedical sectors

After earning graduate degrees in science and engineering, I gained first-hand experience in the tech sector as a scientist and manager. I made a significant career change (from tech to career coaching), and have deep empathy for others making mid-career pivots. In the 10+ years since earning my MA in Career Development, I have helped thousands of clients advance their careers and achieve greater job satisfaction.

Select the primary role that fits you: 
Counselor/Coach (Independent or Private Practice)
Other role: 
Career coach/consultant in corporate and university settings
Type of Organization: 
Private Practice
Organization Name: 
Career & Personal Development Institute


San Francisco, CA 94104
Work Arrangement: 
Virtual & On Location
Phone Number: 
415-982-2636 Ext. 7

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