Guiding Career + Life Transition

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

 Life + Work: Guiding Career and LifeWork Transition 



At Life + Work, we specialize in career and life-work transition.

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.  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.


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Career Counseling & LifeWork Transition Coaching


Our work together can include overcoming internal barriers, developing habits and mindset to maximize professional/personal effectiveness, development of successful job search strategies: resumes, LinkedIn, networking, interviews.


My approach is informed by an early background as a clinician and psychotherapist, and as a consultant on work, health, wellness and entrepreneurship with governments, non-profits and business in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia, including, the World Health Organization, Health Canada, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations, and numerous educational institutions. She has been a contributor to various media outlets, including the New York Times, US News & World Report, and CBC.  All of this is informed by a global perspective on career development.


Working together, we can explore your strengths through personality, skill and interest assessments, including: MBTI® – Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, Strong Interest Inventory®, Enneagram, FIRO-B®, StrengthsFinder; problem-solve to overcome barriers and learn strategies to get “unstuck” and step out of your own way;  learn how to develop the mindset and habits to maximize professional and personal effectiveness.

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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, and career consultant at the Bay Area Career Center in San Francisco, I am the founder of Synthesis Center San Francisco, offering Board Certified Coach Training in psychosynthesis, in collaboration with the Synthesis Center, Amherst, Mass.

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


or 415.999.9643