Career Coaching

Personalized Career Coaching

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? Our career coach, Claire, will provide guidance and resources accordingly.

Claire Marchiano is a NBCC Certified Career Counselor and former Career Center Coordinator at EASTBAY Works Concord, and brings a wide range of experiences working with clients of diverse backgrounds, education, fields and levels of experience.

She offers small group workshops every Thursday at the YWCA and personal, one-on-one career coaching sessions over the phone. Phone sessions are available Monday and Wednesday mornings, and other times available by arrangement. This session will be personalized to your needs!

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


  1. If you are not already a member, join now ($25 annual fee) to receive your free 30-minute session, discounted workshops, and other perks. Passes and memberships can be purchased at the front desk or by calling 510-848-6370.
  2. If you are interested in 1:1 telecoaching, create your Personal Profile. Our Career Coach will reach out to you to schedule your session.
  3. Reserve your spot in a workshop by emailing Claire Marchiano, at You will be alerted if there is a cancellation or change of date.

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


10:00AM - 11:30AMNOON - 1:30PM
Thurs Sep 14Get the Job You WantFind Meaningful Paid Work
Thurs Sep 21Is Your Resume Working for You?Make Your Career Comeback
Thurs Sep 28Create a Personal Brand for your Job SearchWhy Should I Hire You? Practice Interviewing
Thurs Oct 5No College Degree – No ProblemWhere Can Your College Degree(s) Take You
Thurs Oct 12Applying Your International Experience HereFind Employers That Need You: Your Proactive Job Search
Thurs Oct 1910 Steps to a Successful Career TransitionCreate an Employment Proposal
Thurs Oct 26Job Search Networking and Marketing StrategiesExplore Your Work Choices At Midlife

Workshops are updated each month!

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Member: $10 per Workshop

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

1:1 Telecoaching Appointments: $25 per Appointment

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Membership: $25 per Year (includes a free 30-minute telecoaching session)

Passes can be purchased at the front desk or by calling 510-848-6370.