Leila Hock

Leila Hock

Founder & Career Strategy Coach, Alignment Coaching
$175/Session | 1 Review
  • Salary + Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Job Search Strategies + Tools
  • Interviewing
  • Resumes + Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn Optimization
  • Leadership + Management
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Exploration
  • Industry Insight

About Me

I began career in coaching while pursuing a successful legal career and teaching yoga on the side to drive my spirit. During my eight years as an attorney, I watched my colleagues, clients and friends - some of the most talented professional women out there - move through life without clear direction. They passively took work given to them and accepted any promotion or position change thrust upon them even when it clearly didn't further their life goals. Watching others live such uninspired and reactive lives made me wonder - how can they expect to move forward with no clear direction or plan?! As I made my way through two positions that many attorneys would call dream jobs, I saw that I was falling into the same trap. I realized that being an attorney didn’t take advantage of my greatest strengths or support the life I wanted to live. So, I completed my coaching certification with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2014 and have been coaching full time since 2015. Sidestepping from the role of counsel to coach, I now find tremendous enjoyment watching my clients take charge of their corporate journey in a way that supports the life and future they want as they become more engaged in their work and fulfilled in life. I help my clients advance or transition their careers in a more strategic way than most professionals have historically approached it. My coaching will help you: - clarify your long term career path and how to get there - answer - once and for all - what you REALLY want to be when you grow up (no matter what age!) - align your career future with your values and the life you want to live - develop habits to reduce stress and gain mental clarity and confidence - manage your career so you are working your career instead of being worked by it I work primarily with successful, mid-career professionals. Most of my clients are middle, senior or executive level managers that want to recharge their careers and take control of their lives.

If you're not in control of your career, your career is in control of you.

Get to Know Me

Current Position
Founder & Career Strategy Coach, Alignment Coaching
Previous Positions
US Corporate Counsel, Sanjel (USA) Inc. July 2012 - June 2015
Counsel, Corporate and Business Solutions, Kraft Foods Global, Inc. April 2009 - July 2012
Corporate Associate, Mayer Brown LLP September 2007 - April 2009
Juris Doctorate - Northwestern University School of Law
B.A. Political Economy - Tulane University


"Leila was kind and efficient. Smart and encouraging. I don't have a lot of work experience, and she still helped me convey my personality and strengths through my résumé in a way that I could never have done by myself. She also helped me think critically about the things I was putting on my rèsumè and gave me tools to develop strategies to back them up as an employer would want to know. I would highly reccommend working with Leila!"
- Alex K. Apr. 05, 2016