Coaching

Working with our career coaches is like having a career accelerator

Your career coach is there to be a sounding board for your big ideas, empower your career growth, or help you make a change. Our coaches are what make Korn Ferry Advance so unique.

Meet our experts

Get to know the coaches who’ll help you exceed your potential.

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“Nancy was invaluable in clarifying specific steps to take to reach my goals!”

Katy B.

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Nancy Von Horn

I am driven by your visions and goals. Together we will eliminate the gap from where you are today to where you want to be. We will find the tools and strategies for your career to enable you to be your best more of the time.

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Qualifications

Master of Science, Counseling, Social Work
CTI Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Cheryl Alexander Assoc. Certified Executive Leadership Coach
Certified practitioner in: Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Strong Inventory, DISC, Whole Brain Assessment, Meditation, PREPARE/ENRICH

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Val really knew how to hone in on my true goal, where my passion lies.

Viancca V.

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Val Olson

I call out the best in you: Your ideas, motivations, strengths, vision, talents and aspirations; I help you dig deep so you can achieve what you want in work and life. I coach you through learning and action to achieve your heart's desire.

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Qualifications

Master of Arts, Human Development, St. Mary’s University, MN
ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)
CTI Certified Professional Coach
Certified Practitioner: Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Whole Brain Assessment
Co-founded Minnesota Coaches Association

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My resume scares me, a lot, but Hamaria and I have worked out a plan to build an amazing one.

Elizabeth M.

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Hamaria Crockett

If you don’t love your job, it’s tough to be happy. Maneuvering through the uncharted waters of your career can be problematic. Let’s work together to find your voice, disrupt old ways of thinking and get to your happy place!

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Qualifications

Ph.D., Public Leadership, Capella University ​
MS, Human Services, Eastern Illinois University
Certified Career Counselor (CCC), National Career Development Association
Executive Leadership Coach ​
Industrial & Organizational Psychology​
Project Management​
Lean Six Sigma
Over 8 years of helping service members transition out of the military

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I left the conversation feeling optimistic that he would be able to help me in my search for a new career.

Melissa R.

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Ryan Frechette

Your career is an integral part of who you are and contributes to overall well-being. Whichever stage of career development you are in, let’s work together to align what matters most with opportunities that support a high-quality life.

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Qualifications

MS, Counseling: Career Specialization, San Francisco State University
BS, Finance, Bentley University
Certified Career Counselor (CCC), National Career Development Association
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Management Accountants (non-active)
Expertise in finance, accounting and tax
Experience in higher education career services: coaching, employer relations, placement, presentations and workshops

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Gabby knows exactly how to focus my career search and gives me such good advice.

Bob N.

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Gabby Lennox

I became a Coach after having my own career epiphany, so I love nothing more than helping others achieve similar fulfillment. My style is direct, yet compassionate; challenging, yet supportive; and always conversational and authentic.

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Qualifications

MBA, Harvard Business School
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Florida
ICF Certified Professional Career Coach (PCC)
iPEC Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
10 years Fortune 500 marketing strategy experience
Active member of the Philadelphia LGBT community

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Jennifer has been a great coach and adviser. She really listens and has helped me negotiate terms and land my dream job!

Shannon A.

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Jen Zamora

I love helping people connect their passion, purpose, and talents to accelerate their careers. I will partner with you to idenitfy and leverage your strengths and motivations to set and work towards achieving meaningful goals for you.

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Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in English, Santa Clara University
Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching, University of Texas, Dallas
Certificate, Human Resources Management, Loyola Marymount University
Extensive experience in Human Resources, Talent Management & Leadership Development
Advisory Board Member, GenHERation, a network focused on connecting young women and companies
PCC certified coach, ICF(International Coach Federation)

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David has excellent insights and guidance.

Jonathan M.

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David Ginchansky

As a creative thought partner and active listener, I ask powerful questions to help you overcome obstacles from a desired career path. I am your cheerleader, rooting for and guiding you to accomplishment, achievement, and possibilit(ies).

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Qualifications

Executive Master Degree, Leadership, University of Southern California
M.Ed. in Post-secondary Administration & Student Affairs, University of Southern California Certifications
ICF Certified Professional Career Coach (PCC) Certified Practitioner
Myers-Briggs (MBTI)

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Frances encouraged me to view my current employment situation through new lenses and offered solid next steps and advice. I would highly recommend her.

Christina K.

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Frances Weir

I’m passionate about meeting you where you are, and exploring where you want to go. Whatever level or stage you’re at, let’s work together on building the confidence and motivation you need to realize your career goals!

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Qualifications

Master of Science, Occupational & Organizational Psychology and MS, Psychology, The School of Psychology, University of East London
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Expertise is HR and Psychology in Business
Member of the British Psychological Society

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Marquitta Cherry

I believe life-affirming relationships are transformational. I’ll help you increase self-awareness, see possibilities, move past barriers, and make courageous choices that can transform your dreams and goals into experience and reality.

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Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration at The University of North Carolina
CTI Trained Professional Coach Experience
10 years Fortune 500 marketing & brand strategy experience
An experienced advisor, strategist, and mentor in collegiate and corporate spaces

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Josh's practical insights and advice are invaluable. I was able to employ some of the interview strategies we discussed, which resulted in a job offer.

Hartley H.

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Josh Daniel

My goal is to meet you wherever you are in your career and partner with you to support your journey. We will work together to develop strategies, create actionable steps, and ensure accountability measures to help you find your success.

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Qualifications

MS, Leadership & Organization Development, University of Texas at Dallas
ICF Certified Professional Career Coach (PCC)
Graduate Certificate, Executive Coaching, University of Texas at Dallas
Six Sigma Green Belt
Diverse professional background in training, facilitation, and coaching specializing in career transition, positive habit change, and leadership development workshops
U.S. Army Veteran

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Valerie made me feel relieved and I literally let out a long exhale because she was so helpful.

China

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Valerie Hayes

I support, guide and challenge you to explore the possibilities and a take purposeful steps to move you forward in your career journey. I’m passionate about helping you get you from where you are now to where you want to be.

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Qualifications

Master of Arts, Counseling, Prairie View A&M University
PARWCC Certified Professional Career Coach
CEC Certified Executive Coach Experience
Extensive experience in Human Resources, Talent Acquisitions
Former U.S. Army Human Resources Officer

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Sean offers great suggestions on how to think through things differently.

Patty

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Sean Carney

I believe that the infinite pursuit of the idea is our greatest commonality and we are driven by what’s possible. Coaching helps actualize this through partnering to find your inspiration, improve thinking, and encouraging actions.

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Qualifications

MBA, Southern Methodist University
7+ years in career coaching
Healthcare and operational leadership leveraging technology and driving change management

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David was extremely helpful with my resume and giving me direction for my next career move! I look forward to working with him more!

Michael D.

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David Meintrup

Every choice becomes a habit, every habit becomes a lifestyle, every lifestyle becomes a legacy. My passion is to help others assess what they value most and provide insightful ideas and tools on how to make every choice count.

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Qualifications

MA, Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary
BS, Media Communications, Missouri State University
15+ years of coaching experience
Certified Career Coach, Career Coach Institute
International job search strategy
Passion for helping MBAs navigate their careers

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Stacey helped me build networking confidence and was a great listener!

Martin L.

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Stacey Perkins

I am both your partner in this journey and your cheerleader. I will help you break through to those “a-ha” moments. We will work through the tough stuff together and have some fun on the way to fulfilling your career dreams!

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Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Business Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University
Extensive experience in Human Resources, Talent Acquisitions
Ran large corporate accounts helping organizations identify top talent and fill key roles for over 1,000 people annually

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She's great, quick to the point, knows her stuff.

Tim O.

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Julie Connolly

Pablo Picasso said: "The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away." As your coach, my role is to help you realize your potential by meeting you where you are and connecting you with what is possible.

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Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in English with concentration in Psychology, Middlebury College
ICF Certified Coach (ACC)
Certifications in variety of Korn Ferry assessments and certified Enneagram trainer
Expertise across broad range of industries in leadership development, executive, team and career coaching, instructional design and facilitation

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Essteban Dominguez-Boonefaes

Every person already possesses the answers and capacity to fulfill their potential, I'm simply a facilitator who through active listening and powerful questions will support you in achieving your professional and personal aspirations.

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Qualifications

Masters of Science in International HR Management
ILM level 7 Certified Coach & Mentor
10+ years of coaching and career advisory experience
12+ years working in the higher education section
Trilingual - English, Spanish and French

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Jonathan Britland

My aim is to enable your success by supporting you in generating exceptional results through self discovery and learning, helping you to realise your career aspirations, and working with you to achieve breakthroughs - one step at a time.

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Qualifications

Masters in HR Development, The University of Central Lancashire (UK)
Associate, CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development)
Core Essentials Graduate, CoachU (ICF accredited), Hong Kong
Extensive experience in career transition roles plus in-depth service delivery and sales/business development background from roles in the talent acquisition space across the UK and Asia Pacific

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Resume analysis
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Skill development courses
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Insights from

our experts

Coaches can give you true insight and perspective on your career goals and ambitions. Read up on our expert articles on coaching, how it can help you and when you should seek it out.

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