Guiding Career Transition

  • Susan Jewkes Allen MSW, GCDF – Career Counselor & Coach, Specializing in LifeWork Transition

Susan Jewkes Allen MSW GCDFSusan Jewkes Allen MSW GCDF San Francisco Career Counselor Coach

Career and LifeWork Transition Counselor & Coach


Career transition is a time of opportunity and new beginnings. It can also be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. When considering a career change, career counseling helps you identify opportunities for growth, discovery and creation.


Working with a career counselor/coach provides a process to explore, define and get to what really matters: how to align your values, personality, interests and skills to create the life you want, supported by work that is meaningful and integrated with your goals.


I specialize in career and life-work transition. Our work together can include: personality, skill and interest assessments, problem-solving to overcome barriers and step out of your own way, developing mindset and habits to maximize professional and personal effectiveness. We can develop the tools for successful job search: resumes, LinkedIn, networking and interviewing.


You identify and prioritize what is important, plan how to get you where you want to be, and define the elements to create a life that works.


My approach is informed by an early background as a clinician and psychotherapist where I developed an understanding about how work is a key determinant of health and well-being.


Based in San Francisco, I work with clients in the US, Canada and Europe, in person, in workshops/webinars or by phone/skype. In addition to private practice as a career counselor, and coach at Life + Work, I am an associate and career consultant at the Bay Area Career Center in San Francisco, applying extensive experience and expertise in career and personality assessment in workshop settings.


Consulting on work, health, wellness and entrepreneurship with governments, non-profits and business in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia, for the World Health Organization, Health Canada, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations and numerous educational institutions and non-profits, provides me with a global perspective on career development. And I continue to offer career tools and tips in a variety of print and other media outlets, including CBC radio and the New York Times.


For information, to make an appointment or to register for a workshop please email or contact us by phone and we will be delighted to speak with you.

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