Coaches' Corner

Back by popular demand, the Coaches’ Corner offers a 25-minute appointment with a career coach while attending the conference.  A coaching appointment is especially helpful to those who want assistance in:

  • Getting unstuck

  • Gaining perspectives that supports forward movement

  • Clarifying career goals & turning them into action

  • Managing career change

  • Communicating effectively about your career and skills

  • Balancing the “big career picture” with the concrete action steps needed to make it a reality

Scheduling a 1:1 appointment in the coaches’ corner will occur via email invitation to those registered for the conference. You will receive instructions to book ONE appointment in SignUp Genius from the NOW conference committee. These 1:1 sessions will occur over Zoom. Please sign up by May 28th.

We are fortunate to have expert career coaches from campus and beyond. We will be providing you with more information closer to the conference!

Meet Our Coaches:

Ann Rich

Ann Rich

Throughout her career, Ann Rich has been a successful leader in creating and implementing innovative programs and policies that enhance organizational effectiveness and the quality of people’s lives. As an executive in the non-profit and government sectors, she has put her unique set of skills in strategic planning; program, partnership, and resource development; training; and advocacy together to enhance existing service delivery, pass innovative federal state and local legislation, and create lasting systemic change. While most of her work focused more on organizational change, her most satisfying accomplishment brought her attention inward – to center more around personal change. It involved creating programs that helped people who are 50+ figure out what’s next for them, whether it be a new job, vocation, or ways to make their lives more meaningful. That work inspired to be become a coach through IPEC – the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She now coaches people in all age groups as to “what’s next” for them on a much deeper level. This can relate to any area of their life – career, relationships, spirituality, family etc. She excels at helping people uncover and resolve what may be blocking them from putting their desires into action. She knows that her clients are really the experts in their lives – she knows they have the answers. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of asking the right questions to get to the heart of the matter.

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Chris McLean (he/him)

Chris McLeanis a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience providing a full range of counseling and career development services. He has expertise in performance psychology and has designed and led numerous trainings to promote personal growth and professional development of university students, high performance athletes, and adults in career transition. As a psychologist in UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services he manages career development services for students and for 10 years provided leadership to a comprehensive program to promote career growth for Berkeley staff sponsored by Human Resources.

Dinorah Meyer

Dinorah Meyer (she/her)

Dinorah Meyer, MS, NCC, RYT, currently the Cal Career Center’s Assistant Director for Environmental Design and a career coach for students in the new Master of Design program, has been counseling and delivering programming for UC Berkeley students and alumni since 2004. From 2014-2019, she also assisted spouses and partners of visiting scholars and postdocs with career decision-making and job searching through the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) office, and since 1999 has been working in private practice with individuals in widely ranging life and career stages.

Dinorah earned her MS in Counseling from San Francisco State University and her BA in French and Minor in Dance from Tufts University and is a National Certified Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher. As appropriate, she integrates yoga concepts and somatic practices into counseling to engage clients holistically in exploration and problem-solving, helping them manage stress, gain clarity and perspective, and feel more empowered. Dinorah has brought together her knowledge of career development and yoga to offer integrative workshops for the UC Davis Internship & Career Center, Hackbright Academy, Purusha Yoga, and Sacramento Chapter of the Association for Women in Science. She has presented at national conferences about helping working parents manage competing pressures and priorities and had articles published on that topic and on integrating yoga into career counseling in Career Convergence, the National Career Development Association’s monthly web magazine.

Inette Dishler

Inette Dishler (she/her)

Inette Dishler retired from a 32 year career as a Learning and Development Specialist, and 20 years of service to the University of California Berkeley. She has experience in the non-profit, corporate, and academic sectors. Inette has created and managed programs such as the Leadership and Career Enhancement Program for Staff of Color, Thriving as a Manager at Berkeley, Growing as a Coach, and others. She also taught several supervisory and management development classes in the Berkeley People Management program. Inette started the Cal Coaching Network (CCN), and also had the vision to create an online site for staff to learn and share with each other called the Wisdom Cafe'. She was a co-founder of the annual career development conference for staff called NOW (Next Opportunities at Work). She is passionate about learning and helping others learn!

Julia Rosof

Julia Rosof (she/her)

I am a leadership and career coach specializing in helping you get clarity on what’s most important and carve a path to get there. My personal pronouns are she/her. I currently work at the Haas School of Business providing coaching to MBA students. My career started at non-profits and the through line from the arts to fundraising to student services to coaching is working with people to support transformation. I am a certified Professional Certified Coach through New Ventures West. This year I’m launching my own coaching practice supporting women and parents in clarifying their values and priorities and taking meaningful action to live their defined purpose. I am committed to helping clients develop the capacities and resources to live their commitments.

Katie Tuite

Katie Tuite (she/her)

Katie Tuiteis a coach for highly motivated professionals and leaders who want to elevate their careers and lives. She works with them to unleash their potential and stand in their strength. Katie helps her clients design a life and career with intention that is built upon the foundation of their values and goals.

In addition to her work as a coach, Katie is a podcaster for Choosing Courage, a personal growth podcast that explores what it takes to live with guts and heart. It is a platform for inspiration, personal development and empowerment

Laurie Haskell-Woerner

Laurie Haskell-Woerner (she/her)

Laurie Haskell-Woerner, MS, NCC is a Senior Career Advisor at the School of Information, where she has been providing career assistance to graduate students since 2015. Laurie has over 20 years of career counseling/coaching experience serving students in higher education settings, including Golden Gate University, Saint Mary's College of California, and Yale University. Laurie has an MS in counseling with a career counseling specialization from San Francisco State University, a BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Laurie is passionate about helping adults navigate career change and growth, applying positive psychology to career development, and attending to the intersection of career issues and emotional wellbeing.

Mary McHale

Mary McHale (she/her)

Coaching people through change has been the keystone of Mary McHale’s career. Mary’s career began in career development, leadership development and administration at four universities across the US. Mary transitioned to the corporate arena assisting organizations through large scale change as an executive coach, speaker and workshop facilitator in tech, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, healthcare and biotech industries.

As a Senior Manager for Accenture’s tech clients, Mary provided leadership for strategic change management programs including executive coaching to C-Suite executives during large-scale change initiatives including mergers & acquisitions and business transformation.
Today, Mary is the MICS Career Advisor for the I School where she provides career coaching for experienced professionals completing the Master of Information and Cybersecurity program.

Additionally, Mary is a Career Coach with CS Advising, Mary assists her clients from new grads to senior executives, transition into new jobs and industries. Mary is one of nine coaches selected by LinkedIn nationwide to pilot new coaching programs and is a Certified Digital Career Strategist (CDCS) from the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC).

Mary received her Master of Education from the University of Vermont in Higher Education Administration. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis in Human Development and Communications.

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Rosanne Lurie (she/her)

Rosanne Lurie, MS, currently works at the University of California Berkeley as the Director of Graduate and Postdoc Career Development for QB3-Berkeley.  Prior to that, she was part of the management group at the Cal Career Center, co-leading a team of 13 counselors. She received the BSA Excellence in Management award in 2018. Rosanne has nearly 20 years professional experience in career services, and enjoys helping individuals learn about career options and develop their job search skills. She has been both a presenter and advisor at multiple professional conferences including the 2017, 2018 and 2019 NOW conferences.  Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2017, she worked for seven years at the University of Pennsylvania, establishing direction for all advising services, programs and outreach for six Penn graduate schools. Rosanne co-authored the 5th edition of the Academic Job Search Handbook (link is external), published in 2016.

Sande Smith

Sande Smith (she/her)

Sande Smith is a strategic communications professional and certified coach. In her career, she has led and developed communications programs for non-profits and philanthropic organizations so as to raise their overall visibility, build thought leadership and expand audiences. Sande is a life-long learner, artist and certified coach who leads ReLuminate Coaching and Consulting at Coaching gives her a way to support leaders in maximizing their gifts and strengths, thereby furthering their own fulfillment and ability to better our world.

Barbara Broque

Barbara Broque (she/they)

Barbara is an organizational consultant and certified professional coach. She welcomes clients who are working to align personal values with organizational goals, to lead authentically and effectively, and to find their unique leadership voice. Her coaching conversations build on and draw from her 45 years in higher education—nearly 30 of which were spent at Cal.

Barbara retired from Cal in 2019, and subsequently co-founded Komorebi Insights coaching & consulting practice. In addition to her coaching certification, she holds masters degrees in philosophy and in business administration. She enjoys reading, walking, crafting, and gardening, and is a committed lifelong learner. She misses going out to restaurants.

Colin Gerker-Junsay

Colin Gerker-Junsay (he/him)

Colin Gerker-Junsay is a trainer, facilitator, program manager, content producer, and coach. He is a Learning Design and Organization Development Consultant on the Berkeley People & Culture team. Colin leads two programs in People & Culture: the Berkeley People Management Executive Coaching Program, and a microlearning series called Grow on the Go. He is also the Co-Chair of the Cal Coaching Network Community of Practice. He also focuses on e-learning, team building, strategic planning, departmental retreats, DiSC assessments, 360 leadership coaching, and organizational succession planning. A previous organizational performance manager, Colin has a wide variety of higher education experience beyond the HR realm, including; research teaching and learning, intercollegiate athletics, student affairs, community and external relations, risk management, DEIB, mindfulness research and facilitation, and policy. What’s his coaching approach? You are in the driver seat. He is your road-trip buddy. Colin uses unconditional positive regard, humor, and BIG questions to support your career evolution.

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Dione Rivera (she/her)

Dione Rivera has 10+ years of international counseling and career coaching experience across age levels and work backgrounds. Her coaching ethos is to empower individuals to make meaningful choices in their careers by helping them navigate and optimize tools in building a strong career portfolio. Currently, she is the Asst. Director for Career Development at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leaders.

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Jeremy Brooks (he/him)

Jeremy Brooks currently serves as the Career Center’s Assistant Director for the College of Letters & Science.  As a Career Counselor, Jeremy uses a counseling as teaching approach with clients, viewing himself not in a position of power but rather as a partner in a journey of discovery. He believes that it is integral to understand where clients are coming from and to meet them where they are at. In charge of developing Berkeley's Social Impact programming, Jeremy’s focus is on educating students and staff on career paths that will cause a positive impact in the world and still create a financially sustainable future.

Kandis Rodgers

Kandis Rodgers (she/her)

Kandis Rodgers is a dedicated career counselor committed to the personal and professional success of students and alumni. An advocate for personal empowerment and social good, Kandis is motivated by seeing students achieve their goals and enhance their communities. Kandis’s approach to working with students is holistic, embracing the whole student during their continuous journey towards career happiness. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Kandis provided career counseling to graduate students and managed employer relations at Golden Gate University. This provided her the opportunity to develop a unique perspective to career guidance, finding the intersection between student drive and employer need. Kandis’s additional experiences include student leadership development and campus diversity initiatives at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Kandis holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on higher education counseling in addition to a bachelor’s degree in social work, both from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson (he/him)

Larry Jackson is Associate Director for Counseling & Programs at the UC Berkeley Career Center. Larry has worked in career services within higher education for 10 years where he has guided undergraduate and graduate students as well as post docs with their career planning.

Liat Wexler

Liat Wexler (they/them)

Liat works with faculty, staff, and postdocs in the PATH to Care Center to prevent sexual harassment in academic and administrative departments on campus. Their roots are in intersectional activism and community organizing in Virginia, Boston, and San Diego. They stumbled into their career through trial and error (with stints in finance, restaurants, PR, tech, community nonprofits) and have now spent 20+ years working as a trainer, facilitator, and change management consultant. From working with survivors of trauma, Liat has always taken an empowerment approach believing that each person knows best what they truly need. They understand a coach's role is to create the safety and space for someone to explore and envision a path forward, using supportive guidance to navigate barriers. Liat is skilled in motivational interviewing with both individuals and groups and enjoys being a thought partner for employees at Cal.

Pam Rich

Pam Rich (she/her)

Pam Rich serves as an organization development consultant on the People and Organization Development team at UC Berkeley. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, she ran her own consulting practice supporting organizations in strategic planning and team development. In her work, she also supported leaders, especially women, in their leadership development by providing coaching and thought partnership. Pam listens deeply to her clients which in turn enables her to pose probing follow up questions. This strategy serves to surface new insights and fosters greater self awareness. The end result is to boost self confidence, competence and a love of life-long learning.

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Ruthann Haffke

Ruthann Haffke has over 20 years of experience providing career coaching and counseling at UC Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley, Ruthann established a career services program for graduate students, developed career programming for professionals in transition, and co-led the Berkeley Facilitators Network. She has received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Ruthann received her M.S. in career and college counseling from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. in sociology from UC Santa Barbara. She is a Gallup-trained strengths coach and is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Terrie Moore

Terrie Moore (she/her)

Terrie Moore proudly served the career development needs of UC Berkeley staff for over ten years in all.  Most recently, she was the Lead for Career Development in People and Organization Development, where she co-chaired the acclaimed 2019 NOW Conference before retiring.  She visualized UC Berkeley’s Grow Your Career model, including tools that have been adopted by organizations in North America and Europe.

Her approach advocates the importance of recognizing one’s unique combination of strengths; embracing lifelong learning; and engaging with fellow professionals.  Facilitating these career-development milestones for clients has been a truly satisfying highlight of Terrie’s professional life.

A veteran of career change herself, Terrie trained as a career counselor after an extensive career in the healthcare industry.  Her credentials include certifications as a National Certified Counselor; MBTI practitioner; and Juran Quality Improvement advisor/trainer.  She holds two Master’s degrees - in Counseling and in Health Services Administration.

While sheltering in place, Terrie is gardening, docenting for the UC Botanical Garden from afar, honing her Zoom skills, and dabbling in paint and song.

Caitlin Green

Caitlin Green (she/her)

Caitlin Green is driven by the opportunity to develop potential, identify new insights, and creatively coach clients through strategic career transitions. As Director of Career Services at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, she cultivates employer relationships, coordinates career programs and events, and offers career counseling to the School’s diverse graduate students and alumni, including early and mid-career professionals seeking to advance their careers. She came to the School of Public Health from the UC Berkeley Career Center, where she earned a Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award with her colleagues for a large-scale technology initiative to strengthen the student experience connecting with employers and applying to opportunities. Caitlin is active in professional associations and has presented at the regional and national levels around health careers. She earned her master's in higher education administration from Boston College and her bachelor's in sociology from UC Berkeley.

Danny Ceballos

Danny Ceballos (he/him)

Danny Ceballos (he/him/his), is an experienced leadership trainer and executive coach who “builds better bosses”. He is the principal strategist for Unleashed Consulting, Inc. – believing that people will bring their best, authentic, and most productive selves to their work when thoughtful effective systems support and develop them.

Danny has worked with 1000+ middle, senior, and executive managers to excel in their workplace performance, productivity, and deep engagement primarily through his three leadership development programs: The Best Boss Bootcamp, The Positive Intelligence PQ® Bootcamp, and The Best Boss Academy. 

Danny has an MBA in Marketing/HR, and an MA in Organizational Development. For 20 years, he was a national consultant, trainer, and affiliate vice-president for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Danny was born in Colombia, South America, raised in Binghamton, New York, and proudly calls Oakland, California his home.



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Grace Turkis (she/her)

Grace Turkisis the Director of Leadership and Professional Development at the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership at the Berkeley School of Public Health. Grace brings more than 15 years of experience in leadership development in both university and health care settings. She is passionate about developing others and helping individuals integrate their unique experiences, interests, and talents to reach their maximum professional potential. As a leadership coach and facilitator, Grace provides individual and group coaching to leaders in medicine, nursing, public health, and education across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Grace also serves on the Advisory Board of Home for a Home, a nonprofit organization that partners with socially conscious real estate professionals who donate a portion of their commissions to sustainably fund the construction of homes for people in need. Grace received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Co-Active Training Institute and certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. 

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Jo Scullion (she/her)

Jo Scullion is the Career Center Assistant Director for Health Careers/Public Health. With a degree in Nutrition Science, I started my career working in the dietary department of a retirement home, then a hospital in San Francisco.  With 3 kids I provided in-home child daycare for several years, while also working together with my contractor husband as the bookkeeper for his business and opening and running a small retail store with him.  A divorce left me wondering where to go next. Hired as an admin assistant at Mills College in the chemistry department, I began to work with their Post Bac-Pre Med Program and discovered that I loved working with these bright and ambitious students. I became the coordinator and developed a program for helping students understand the intricacies of preparing and applying to health professional schools. While working at Mills I completed a master’s in Educational Leadership.  I was then hired as Program Director for the UCB Extension Post Bac program. Discovering that the corporate model was not a good fit, I was lucky enough to be hired at UCB Career Center with pre-med/pre-health/bio students and here I hope to stay at my dream job!

Karen Lin

Karen Lin (she/her)

Karen is currently an Assistant Director of Career Counseling at the Career Center. She specializes in Business. Prior to her current role, Karen was a career coaching generalist, an executive education coordinator, and an MBA admissions consultant. With 13 years of work experience both in China and the U.S, both in industry and Higher Edu, Karen would like to share what mid-career professionals can do to develop over their career life span, identify transferable skills, and make meaningful changes.

Laura Paradise

Laura Paradise (she/her)

Laura Paradise is a certified life coach (trained at CTI) with a focus on career search and career transitions. A former environmental lobbyist and nonprofit fundraiser, Laura is known for her ability to help clients strengthen their interview and networking skills. Laura helps young professionals set their course and often helps mid-career professionals making transitions. She recently completed a career search workbook for recent college graduates. In addition to individual coaching, Laura offers monthly networking events and interview workshops. Find out how she integrates yoga practices and storytelling into interview skill building!

Linda Lundberg

Linda Lundberg (she/her)

Linda Lundberghas been with UC Berkeley since 2009 and leads the Transition Services Program within Talent Acquisition, People & Culture. As a Career Coach, Linda has a passion for 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), Career Development Facilitator (CDFI) and a National Board Certified Career and Executive Coach (BCC).

Rebecca Andersen

Rebecca Andersen (she/her)

Rebecca Andersen is an educator and career coach committed to helping people connect to meaningful opportunities. A career changer herself (environmental engineer --> career coach), Rebecca brings over a decade of career/leadership development and is a certified "Design Your Life" (Stanford Design Lab) and WellCoaches (Harvard) Career Coach. Rebecca has been on the Berkeley campus for 13 years and currently serves as Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations at the School of Information for graduate students in data science, ux design, ux research, product management, and everything in-between. Rebecca also teaches career development courses through UC Berkeley Extension and is a frequent guest facilitator in career and professional development. In her spare time, Rebecca chases after 2 children, volunteers as a board member for the non-profit Golden Gate Mothers Group, and is working towards her doctorate in education with a focus on female empowerment as well as equity and access to technology careers.

Semorn Selim (she/her)

Samorn Selim is the CEO of Career Unicorns.  She has successfully worked with over 1,000 clients to land dream jobs, get promotions, and negotiate raises.  She has presented at Google, UC Office of the President, Dress for Success, National Association for Law Placement, Paul Hastings and Wilson Sonsini.  She was an attorney at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Director of Employer Outreach at Berkeley Law, and is a Berkeley Law graduate.She is the author of “Belonging:  Self Love Lessons From A Workaholic, Depressed, Insomniac Lawyer” (available on Amazon) and “Transform Your Career From Dread to Joy Guide” (available at is external)).

Ying Kuah (she/her)

Ying Kuah is program manager, instructor, instructional designer, and coach who is passionate about helping people grow, both personally and professionally, through fun and interactive workshops, e-Learning, and 1-on-1 coaching. In her current role in People & Culture, UC Berkeley, Ying helped hundreds of people managers and HR professionals to grow to be a better communicator, consultant, change manager, trainer/facilitator, and coach through engaging workshops. Ying also co-founded Cal Coaching Network (Community of Practice for coaching) to further the effort to build a coaching culture at UC Berkeley by supporting all staff to grow as a coach.