A helping hand in a new land.

Career Coaching

Have a professional or personal challenge you need help tackling? Want to gain some insight on how to enhance a certain aspect of your life? Come meet with Laura Marenco, a trained Career and Life Coach, to start solving these problems today!

These confidential, one-on-one coaching sessions will help you navigate your career and personal development. The coaching relationship is not about giving advice; rather, the Coach assists the client with gaining a fresh perspective on challenges or opportunities and discovering the solution or next steps on his or her own.

Laura Marenco holds a Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance from George Mason University’s International Coaching Federation accredited program. She also has professional experience in career and personal development coaching in an organizational setting as well as through various volunteer positions.

Please Note: Coaching is not the same as counseling or therapy. Counselors and therapists are trained to handle mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. If you are experiencing an emotional or mental health issue, please contact a therapist or counselor in your area. You can use the following search tool:  www.therapists.psychologytoday.com

Coaching topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Career planning/upward mobility
  • Handling personal challenges, such as time management
  • Resume/cover letter reviews and interviewing techniques
  • Transitioning to a supervisory/management role at work
  • Exploring and applying to job opportunities that align with one’s interests and goals
  • Exploring higher education options

Appointments consist of one-hour sessions. The fee for each hour-long session is $40. Full payment of the fee is required to reserve your coaching appointment and can be paid through the website with a credit card or through PayPal.

If you are local to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Laura can meet with you in person for the coaching sessions at a convenient location for both. For clients outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the coaching sessions will be conducted over the phone.


If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, you are required to provide the Coach with 24 hours notice by phone or e-mail. A full refund of the fee will be provided only if the client notifies the Coach of the cancellation within 24 hours of the appointment.

Career Coaching Services for Organizations

The career coaching services are also available on a contract basis. Our Career Coach provides one-on-one career coaching sessions to help your clientele or employees achieve their educational and employment goals. If you are looking to expand on the career services your organization offers to your clients or even your own employees, please contact us.

In addition, the Career Coach is available to add vital content to your new employee orientation sessions to help your employees from other countries learn about their new community and its educational resources available. The Orientation and Resources Workshops also focus on career-related topics such as resume writing, networking, and job searching.