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Here's a link to what folks have said about Steve's coaching: Testimonials

Dr. Steve Piazzale has a Stanford University Ph.D.
in Sociology with extensive training in Psychology; he was trained by Right Management as a career consultant, and he also has a Mathematics B.S. from Santa Clara University where he was a National Science Foundation Researcher.
Steve is a excellent Career/Life Coach who has spent years coaching, mentoring, tutoring, and training diverse sets of clients. He enables his clients to:
  • Quickly clarify goals.
  • Move past blockages and build momentum.
  • Take the steps necessary to achieve career and life goals.
  • Find meaningful and lucrative work.
  • Improve job performance and get promoted.
  • Decide whether it's time to make a major change.
  • Achieve work/life balance.
  • Find the rewarding and lucrative work they want and deserve.
  • Develop leadership and visionary skills.
Steve has particular expertise in helping clients move through crucial transitions. He helps clients write effective rsums and cover letters; build their Personal Brand, network to the hidden job market; prepare for interviews; negotiate what they deserve; improve current job performance, develop leadership skills, get promoted, cope with job search and life stress, and make major career transitions.

As a Career Coach and facilitator both in private practice and with Right Management Consultants and ProMatch (sponsored by the California Employment Development Department and NOVA), he has helped countless clients achieve their work and life goals. He's helped them find the work they want and deserve more quickly than they would on their own, plus helping them land in jobs that make them come alive!

Here's a link to what folks have said about his coaching:

Steve also hosts and produces his own career/jobs television show "You're Hired!" which began filming in April 2004 and has been a recurring guest on "Off the Cuff," a business television program. To watch videos of Steve's show please go to "You're Hired!"

Steve currently works as a colleague of Marty Nemko (including serving as Technical Editor of Marty's book "Cool Careers for Dummies, 3rd edition) and is listed as a career coaching resource in the latest editions of Richard Bolles' classic "What Color is Your Parachute?" Steve is also listed as a preferred career coaching resource on Stanford University's Career Connect Alumni web site.

Steve is also a featured speaker on career development issues.  A few of his recent talks  include "Creating Your Personal Brand," "Creating Good Career Luck Through Lifelong Learning, Curiosity, and Flexibility" presented at the San Jose State University Professional Development Center; "Networking: Your Most Important Career Development Tool" at the Stanford University Engineering Alumni Job Fair; and "Negotiation: Getting What You Deserve" presented at Grace Cathedral, C6 networking groups, and the APEC international job fair.

He's also been on many career panels including servicing as a panel moderator at the Development Center and Stanford University and regularly delivers corporate training seminars and workshops on many topics such as Resumes, Networking, Negotiation, Interviewing, Creating a Personal Brand, as well as, the entire Career Development process.

Steve is also an excellent professional writer and editor and is a reference for journalists who write articles about careers and life issues.  He has frequently been interviewed and quoted as an expert for the San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo's online career articles. He has written career columns (The Job Hunt) for the Los Altos Town Crier and is an expert in turning mediocre resumes, cover letters, and business communication into compelling text that will help you generate interviews and "seal the deal" in all your business communication.

Steve was recently interviewed on KGO radio's "The Karel Show."

Steve Piazzale, Ph.D.