Work with a Career Coach

Let a coach help you make the most of your career

At this time, we aren't accepting any new individual or group coaching clients. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume these services soon.

Whether you’re a newly minted IU grad or a seasoned professional, you can benefit from an IU alumni association career coach’s keen perspective.

Our coaches tailor their approach and advice to your situation.

Eager to grow your current career success? Great. Your coach will help you identify where you can hone your skills, sharpen your competitive edge and up your professional brand.

Facing a career transition, big or small? Your coach can help you identify what you need to do to get the job you want—and succeed wherever you go.

Whatever your goals are, you owe it to yourself to meet with a coach. Our coaches bring years of experience, certifications recognized by the International Coach Federation, and a love for helping Hoosiers. To learn more, check out the coaches’ LinkedIn profile.

All IUAA members have access to a special introductory coaching rate of $50 for a 45 minute, customized session either virtually or by phone.

Not sure what to expect in your coaching session? Career coaching is a partnership between coach and client that begins with a mutually agreed upon goal and agenda. In your one-on-one session you can expect a mix of thought-provoking questions from your coach, planning in partnership, expert advice, and relevant resources. Each coaching session will conclude with a recap of the major learnings and actionable steps for the client to follow.

IUAA offers three types of coaching: professional success, career transition and leadership.

Up your game with professional success coaching

When your career is headed in the right direction, it’s easy to allow yourself to go with the flow and not worry about it. Don’t do it!

When you meet with one of our career coaches, you’ll focus on how to maximize your professional performance and brand—and make sure you remain happy with where you’re going.

Coaching areas

We can help you:

  • Maximize your engagement level
  • Articulate and build on your strengths
  • Manage your personal branding
  • Leverage your sphere of influence
  • Gain the confidence you need to negotiate effectively
  • Design a work/life integration strategy

My coach helped me create a brand for myself, and days later I was having employers connect with me and giving me job and internship opportunities.

Ashley (Arbuckle) Vakili, BS'15, field sales representative, Becton, Dickinson and Company

Move to the front of the pack with career transition coaching

When it’s time to find a new job or a new career, it’s time to get in touch with your IUAA career coach.

We can help you at every stage of the job search, from preparing your materials to negotiating the offer. We can also help you successfully pivot from one career field to another. With us in your corner, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed, no matter what your goals are.

Coaching areas

  • Personal discovery with self-assessments (certified in Gallup Strengthsfinder and Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Career reinvention
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • LinkedIn profile review and strategies
  • Job search and networking strategy
  • Interview preparation
  • Job offer negotiation

Achieve impact with leadership coaching

Targeted to those in a thought and/or people leadership role, leadership coaching is an in-depth experience where you’ll work with a leadership coach to explore the interface between your skill set, the needs of the business, your job satisfaction and identify high impact solutions geared to your unique situation. For leadership coaching pricing and to set up a free 20 minute consultation, please email

Coaching areas

  • Understand the impact of your leadership style and behavior on critical partners and develop meaningful strategies to increase effectiveness
  • Identify and grow the sweet spot where you are most effective and find the most joy in your work
  • Increase team engagement using a strengths-based approach
  • Map your healthy work/life integration plan
  • Clarify and overcome roadblocks to implementation of your professional goals
  • Sharpen your communication skills for public, media, and in-house presentations to showcase you and your organization as professionally polished with executive presence and personal branding

Take control of your career

Ready to get started? Invest in yourself today.

Career coaching prices are based on special hourly rates negotiated for IU alumni. Discounted session package pricing is also available.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing us at