Career Coaching

Career Coaching Generates Results!

UC Berkeley is committed to growing a coaching culture to help staff collaboratively engage in work that supports our mission, empowers staff to own their careers, and provides support with career planning and advancement. In a recent survey conducted of UC Berkeley staff who have engaged in short-term, 1:1 career coaching, 85% of respondents felt that career coaching was a worthwhile investment of their time.

Additional survey highlights:

As a result of coaching...

  • 77% - felt better equipped to take action in their career development
  • 70% - reported increased confidence in achieving their career goals
  • 67% - reported increased confidence in their ability to identify fitting career opportunities 

Review the Career Coaching Services Summary Report here.

Schedule an individual, confidential 45-minute meeting with a certified coach who can support you on your career journey.

Career coaching appointments are an excellent way for UC Berkeley staff to receive individualized support. Services include:

  • Planning and setting goals for career development
  • Exploring, creating, and implementing action plans to support career mobility
  • Reviewing and optimizing job search materials such as a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile
  • Discussing any career-related challenge or opportunity
  • Identifying your personal formula for work-life balance and avoiding burnout

All appointments are currently being held virtually. 

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Meet Your Campus Staff Career Coaches

UC Berkeley staff can read expanded coach bios here.

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Ying Kuah

I’m Ying Kuah (she/her), People & Organization Development Lead in Berkeley People & Culture, a Co-Active coach passionate about helping individuals find balance and fulfillment at work and in life to reach their highest potential. With over 10 years of experience in people and organization development, I’ve worked with individual contributors, leaders, and teams to build strategies, skills, and confidence using a strength-based, compassionate, and collaborative approach. As a career coach, I empower my coachees to Discover their passion, Explore their options and resources, Plan strategies, and Act toward their own career goals and fulfillment, one step at a time. 

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Linda Lundberg

Linda Lundberg (she/her) has been with UC Berkeley since 2009 and leads the Transition Services Program within Talent Acquisition, People & Culture. As a Career Coach, Linda is passionate about providing resourceful, innovative, and motivating career guidance, and is very enthusiastic about all things related to employment. She holds a Masters degree in Career Development and Career Counseling. She is a Hudson Institute Certified Professional Coach, a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), a Career Development Facilitator (CDFI), and a National Board Certified Career and Executive Coach (BCC).

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Andrea Parthasarathy

I’m Andrea Parthasarathy (she/her), a kind and forward-thinking career coach committed to helping individuals navigate their unique career journeys, identify their passions, and set achievable goals. As a Career & Professional Development Specialist, I empower coachees to understand what they need in order to feel a greater sense of satisfaction in their work and assist them in navigating the many resources and opportunities available at UC Berkeley to reach that next level of success.

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Lisa Rykert

I’m Lisa Rykert (she/her), Career & Professional Development Lead on the People & Organization Development team within UC Berkeley People & Culture. My focus and passion is to support staff career growth and mobility with the goal of helping people love the work they do and do the work they love within a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. I am a board-certified coach (BCC) with over ten years of career coaching experience and 20+ years of experience in human resources and organizational development. I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and joyfully wrote an ebook, 10 Powerful Ways to Experience More Joy at Work Now

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