Alyson Garrido

Alyson Garrido

Career Coach, Private Practice,
$150/Session | 2 Reviews
  • Job Search Strategies + Tools
  • Interviewing
  • Resumes + Cover Letters
  • Leadership + Management
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Exploration

About Me

I help people create a career strategy. It's all about helping you feel confident as you move forward in your career. Together we will find ways to energize your job search or career development efforts. I love helping people find new levers to pull to see results and push forward with positive momentum. As a Career Coach, I help people in two ways. Coaching - Coaching is not about giving advice, but helping you find the answers that are already there. When I'm acting as a coach, my job is to ask you powerful questions to help you get to the answers that are just below the surface. It's amazing to see how answers reveal themselves through thoughtful reflection and the help of a professional whose sole purpose is to help you move forward. Coaching is particularly helpful if you are working through a difficult decision or trying to identify your strengths to determine your next career move. Consulting - Consulting is where I become the expert. I use my extensive experience in Human Resources and professional development to help my clients present themselves in the best possible light. I do this through intensive and collaborative resume review, authentic interview preparation, job search and career growth strategy and the creation of impactful performance reviews. I love my job so much! There is nothing better than watching a client who comes to a session very heavy with a big decision get lighter and lighter during our time together and leave the call energized. That is why I do what I do. I also regularly run workshops for jobseekers in Los Angeles as well as online. These public programs are based around my 5-part job search workshop series which covers identifying your strengths, creating a job search strategy, expanding your network, preparing for authentic interviews and conducting challenging career conversations.

Creating a career based in strategy, not circumstance.

Get to Know Me

Current Position
Career Coach, Private Practice,
Previous Positions
Career Coach, Lee Hecht Harrison October 2015 - March 2017
Instructor, Career University March 2016 - March 2016
Student Advisor, FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising June 2014 - June 2015
Learning and Development Analyst, Oaktree Capital Management January 2013 - May 2015
Human Resources Generalist, Oaktree Capital Management June 2010 - December 2012
Customer Relations Manager, EF Educational Tours July 2006 - May 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - Northeastern University
Certified Professional Coach - International Coach Academy


"I had a great session with Alyson. I decided to leave my job a few months ago and have been taking the time to reassess what I want to do next after a lifetime of always having a next step in mind. It's been a huge transition time for me. I have found a position that I am interested in and have already made it through the first two rounds of interviews so my session with Alyson focused primarily on salary negotiation. I have never been in this position where I do not even know the salary range I'm up for, nor have I ever really negotiated my salary. Alyson was great about asking me questions to guide my own self-reflection to come up with answers myself. She was also wonderful about suggesting possible resources to tap into for salary research purposes. I love Alyson's positivity, enthusiasm and follow through! I found our session incredibly helpful."
- Kerri A. , 33 Oct. 25, 2016
"Today's session with Alyson was exactly what I needed to learn ways to focus my job search and to learn ways to reorganize my search in a way that makes it feel more manageable. Alyson had an incredible way of listening to what my biggest challenges are right now and describing ways to tackle each of the challenges going forward. I would definitely recommend Alyson to anyone who is feeling completely lost and overwhelmed with the dark and looming job hunt. Thank you, Alyson! "
- Haneen K. , 27 Oct. 13, 2016