NOW 2022 Coaches

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...

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...

Yazil Navarro (she/her/ella)

Yazil A. Navarro, MBA, MBTI CPCC Certified
Learning and Professional Development Manager, Human Resources

Yazil A. Navarro is an experienced talent and leadership development leader who joined UC Merced in 2010. She has experience working with all organizational levels creating, designing, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to enhance organizations’ business and strategic plans. Yazil is passionate about creating an interactive and authentic learning environment that supports development and employee engagement. She is a people development...

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...

Tammy Dawson (she/her)

Tammy works in academic and career advising with international students at Berkeley Law. Prior to coming to Berkeley two years ago, she worked as a career counselor for J.D. students at other Bay Area law schools, designed training curriculum for an AmLaw 200 firm, and taught law students to represent clients in a clinical program. She trained as a coach in the Core Strengths Coaching Program at SF State University, and has worked with private clients and with students on self-assessment, identifying and incorporating strengths and values in their day-to-day lives, reframing negative...

Sue Wang (she/her)

Hello! I enjoy helping you connecting to the true Self inside so you can serve and lead with authenticity. I have a mind, body, spirit orientation! I worked at Wellesley, Dartmouth, MIT and other schools as a career coach/counselor for over 20+ years. I am certified as a Co-Active coach (build alliance and empower the whole person) and am certified by ICF.

Sheila Way (she/her)

Sheila Way, M.Ed., ACC, SPHR, is a human resource professional with 20 years of experience in workplace learning, leadership development and performance management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Providence College, a master’s in education from Lesley University and has completed the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program at American University. Sheila’s industry experience spans technology, banking, and client services with a focus on employee development in non profit organizations and higher education. As a talent and organizational development...

Ruthann Haffke (she/her)

Ruthann Haffke has over 20 years of experience providing career coaching and counseling at UC Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley, she established a career center for graduate students in public health, developed career programming for professionals in transition through UC Extension, provided staff training opportunities as co-leader of the Berkeley Facilitators Network, and coached students & clients to pursue meaningful careers. She has received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award and the Distinguished Service Award for her work on campus. She has participated as a NOW...

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...

Rebecca Andersen (she/her)

Rebecca Andersen is an educator and certified Design Your Life and Wellcoaches career coach. Her passion is partnering with individuals and teams, using design thinking to facilitate mindful decisions in their career strategy. Rebecca currently serves as Senior Director of Student & Alumni Career Development at the UC Berkeley School of Information for graduate students in diverse technical roles. Rebecca also teaches career development workshops and is a frequent guest facilitator in career and professional development. In her spare time, Rebecca chases after 2 children and is...