Career Coaching

Schedule a Career Coaching Session

Our Career Coach: Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor and former Career Center Coordinator at EASTBAY Works Concord, who brings wide experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds, education, fields and levels of experience.

For additional resources curated by Claire, visit Prime of Life Circle

Our Career Coach is offering both small workshops onsite at the YWCA and personal, one-on-one career coaching sessions over the phone. Must be or become a YWCA member (membership is $25) to sign up, and the first 30-minute session is free! Additional appointments will be $25/appointment.

Sessions available: Mon and Wed mornings, and other times available by arrangement.

Topics discussed:

This session will be personalized to your needs! Are you considering a career move because of COVID-19 and feeling stuck? Do you know what you want but could use some help coming up with new strategies? Are you discouraged and need a job search partner? Claire will provide guidance and resources accordingly.


  1. If you are not already a member, please Become a Member[awaiting signup page] ($25 annual fee) to receive your free 30-minute session.
  2. Create your Personal Profile to get started.
  3. Our Career Coach will reach out to you to schedule your session.

*Please allow at least one week in advance to schedule your session*


Thursdays, June - July 2022

10:00AM - 11:30AMNOON - 1:30PM
June 2Job Search Networking and Marketing StrategiesExplore Your Work Choices At Midlife
June 9Is Your Resume Working for You?Make Your Career Comeback
June 16Create a Personal Brand for your Job SearchWhy Should I Hire You? Practice Interviewing
June 23No College Degree – No ProblemWhere Can Your College Degree(s) Take You
June 30Preparing to Enter the United States Job MarketFind Employers That Need You In this changed COVID World
July 710 Steps to a Successful Career TransitionCreate an Employment Proposal
July 14Look Again at Your Transferable Skills and ExperienceMy Job Search Action Plan
July 21Get the Job You Want NowFind Meaningful Paid Work at a Nonprofit Organization

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Member: $10/per Workshop

Non-YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Member: $20/per Workshop

Email Claire Marchiano at with questions or to sign up for a workshop. You can pay at the front desk on the day of the workshop before entering the classroom. Or, you can register the day of the workshop. You can also join the YWCA at that time for $25 and then pay the member fee for the workshop of $10 instead of $20.

Important: Reserve your spot in a workshop by emailing the workshop facilitator, Claire Marchiano, at This will safeguard your spot. She will also alert you if there is a cancellation or change of date.