A personalized plan for your professional goals

There’s a fine balance between a system that works, and taking extra steps you don’t need.

That’s why we start with Blueprints™, which outline our proven, tested process we’ve honed over years of helping thousands of people navigate what’s next for themselves and for their careers.

Think of them as a coaching plan template. They’re where you’ll start.

From there, you and your coach will work together to tailor the Blueprint (or Blueprints) to your unique needs, goals and circumstances.

🏃 You might move faster.

🧘 Some parts may take more time.

🕵️ You might add some other focuses unique to you.

But these Blueprints are a great place to start as you ask, “How long does this take? What am I getting out of this? How can a coach help me?!”

When the thought of what’s next in your career leaves you, at best, apathetic and, at worst, filled with existential dread, you need more than a new resume. You need a career plan, and probably some soul-searching, confidence-boosting along the way.

We’re not just here to get you a new job.

We’re here to help you uncover the right next step for your life. Get ready for career clarity and confidence.

The Career Transition Blueprint™

Thinking about a career change? Or maybe you are already in the middle of one!

Our Career Transition Blueprint will help you systematically identify the direction for you next career move…and then make it happen.

🗺️ Month 1: Clarify your goals

You and your coach will create a clear map of what you’re going to achieve together.

You’ll dig into what’s working for you, what’s not, and uncover early patterns that have gotten in the way.

🪄 Month 2: Know what you want

You’ll have confidence that your next role is deeply connected to who you are and what makes you tick. No more guessing and hoping.

You will create a personal purpose statement based on your passions, values and gifts that will serve as your guide through the rest of this process and beyond.

⚖️ Month 3: Explore your career options

Gain a clear understanding of all the career options you’ve been thinking about (and some new ideas!), and whether or not they’re right for you.

📡 Month 4: Position yourself for your target careers

Your coach will give you all the tools and support you need to create a targeted resume, an updated LinkedIn profile, and a clear understanding of how to talk about this career change so you are fully prepared to start your job hunt.

♟️ Month 5: Strategize your job search

Stop doom-scrolling job boards and wasting hours filling out online applications. Get a deep understanding and well-rounded plan to get you **productive conversations with the right people that will move your job search forward.

🤑 Month 6: Prep for interviews and negotiation

It’s getting real! As exciting as landing interviews and job offers are… they also come with their own level of stress.

Your coach will help you prepare for these conversations so you can feel calm and ready for anything.

💫 Month 7: Set yourself up for success

You did it! Now’s when the real fun starts! We’ll help you plan for your transition into this next phase of your career.

Keep reading for the Career Growth Blueprint™ ⬇️

The Career Growth Blueprint™

The Career Growth Blueprint will help you get the most from your current job so that it meets your needs now and sets you up for ease, success, and fulfillment into the future.

Pick up from The Career Transition Blueprint or start right here with your coach.

🗺️ Month 1: Hone your career vision

Let’s get real: to most people, career success is based entirely on what someone else told them it should be.

This leaves them unhappy, unfulfilled, burned out, and often hopeless.

That’s why we’re going to take the time to help you uncover what actually matters for you to feel engaged at work so you can keep building toward it throughout your career.

🧑‍🔬 Month 2: Optimize your current role

Make a clear plan and action steps for how to ensure your current role meets your needs now and sets you up for your future career vision.

🤌 Month 3: Communicate effectively

We’re not talking about hiding, people-pleasing, or code-switching. This section is all about skills to help you get your point across, influence those around you, and even understand others better.

🤝 Month 4: Form alliances

It’s not just what you know, or even who you know, but who knows you (and what they think!). Develop skills and strategies for building a strong network who will nominate you, have your back and push you forward.

👷 Month 5: Create your own opportunities

How to get assigned the work you want, avoid the work you don’t, and get the training that will help you grow (on the company’s dime!).

⭐ Month 6: Promotions, performance reviews, and possibilities

Turn your career plan from a static document that sits tucked away somewhere into a career GPS that helps you love your career and life for years to come.

🌱 Month 7: Start fresh

Reassess your progress and vision for the future. Create your next 12-month plan, because your career needs, goals and journey doesn’t just stop after 7 months!

We’re not one-size-fits-all.

These Coaching Blueprints are our proven process that have helped thousands of members find success, but just like couture, your coach will take this process and personalize it to your unique needs, timeline, and priorities.

Ready to make it your own? Book a free consultation to get matched with your perfect coach.

The Ama La Vida Difference


Coaches You Can Trust

Our team of coaches not only go through an intensive vetting process, but they undergo rigorous training to learn our proprietary methodologies, processes and technology.

You will be hand-matched with the perfect coach for you and your situation, plus get 8+ group coaching sessions every month!


Proven Results, Personalized

We utilize evidence-based coaching methodologies rooted in positive psychology and neuroscience.

This means that our clients work through a program that has shown time and time again that it brings people from stuck and lost to flourishing in their careers.

Unlike other programs, we don’t stop there. Your coach will work with you to tailor our process to your unique needs.


Comprehensive Coaching for Future Success

We love quick wins, but we pair them with long-term vision and strategies for lasting change.

We want to help you build sustainable behaviors and results which will continue to serve you well into the future.

We will look at your life holistically, because, let’s be honest, your career and your life satisfaction are inextricably linked.

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You’ll get…

💬 One-on-one coaching

You will be personally matched by one of our relationship strategists with the right coach based on your specific goals, personality, and requests.

🗺️ A proven process, personalized

It’s hard to invest in something if you’re not sure what you’re going to get. That’s why we offer Coaching Blueprints™ which outline our proven process that we’ve used with thousands of members to help them reach their career goals.

AND ALSO, we don’t want to waste your time or skip something you discover you need. Once you start with your coach, they will customize your Blueprint into a personal coaching plan made just for you.

🌟 The right coach, no matter what

With your Ama La Vida membership, you can use your coaching sessions with any of the coaches we have on staff. That means that if something comes up your coach isn’t the expert on, they can refer you to someone who is. We call these Celebrity Sessions™, and they’re only at Ama La Vida.

👯 The village you need and deserve

As lonely as it can feel, you’re not the only one going through this experience. That’s why we host 8+ group coaching sessions every month through our Community Membership (included in all Personal Coaching Memberships), where you can meet other members, share experiences, and learn from each other.

PLUS, get exclusive access to our ALV Connect Slack Community and instantly grow your network by 2,500+ people! As questions, challenges, celebrations and shares come up, pop over to the group and get direct support from your peers and Ama La Vida coaches.

🌱 Growth between sessions

Our proven eCoaching programs are designed to give you opportunities to learn, reflect and explore between coaching sessions. They are developed by our coaches using evidence-based methodologies that are rooted in adult learning, positive psychology, and neuroscience.

No matter what your goals, we’ve got eCoaching programs to support you on-demand.

Ready to get started?

Check out our membership options or book a free 30-minute call to learn more.

Career Coaching with Real Results

“Ama La Vida was just what I needed to help me navigate a major career transition and use my values as a compass. Coach Jana was truly an amazing coach with wisdom packed guidance and questioning that led me to make a great move where I felt 100% confident in my decision. I loved having access to the Ama La Vida membership site with modules and access to other special events/webinars on topics that interested. Would definitely recommend Ama La Vida to others!”

— Danielle Aguas ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Ama La Vida helped me break down the nebulous “what do I want” feeling so that I better understood my goals. I was able to find a new job and restore my own self-confidence.”

Katrina Swanson ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Maddie is an incredibly thoughtful, kind, and dedicated coach. As a recent graduate, I was lost about what I wanted to do in life and how to get somewhere in the working world. I was forcing myself into rigid thinking about what I should do, and I was also feeling uninspired about the options available to me. Maddie helped me see things in a new way by identifying my core values and passions, and mapping out possible career paths that align with those parts of myself. I immediately felt motivated and inspired again upon my first session with her. During my time with her, I also landed my first full-time corporate job. Maddie helped me see how the skills I’m learning at this job reflect the passions and values we discussed, and how I can use these skills in the future. If you’re on the fence about working with a career coach, don’t be. Maddie is the real deal, and I would highly recommend working with her. She listens carefully, takes detailed notes of your sessions, holds you accountable, and does it all with empathy. Thank you Maddie!”

— Lia Freeman ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“I can’t say enough good things about the ALV team. Not only was [my coach] always so kind and welcoming, but she really listened and was able to provide clear guidance despite all of my blabbering. She was 100% focused on me on my goals which I really appreciated since sometimes that’s not the case. She really is a gem of a person and a truly incredible coach! And whenever I needed assistance with my account the ALV was always super responsive, helpful and kind. Honestly, the best customer service I think I’ve ever experienced.”

Cady ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

3 Steps To Career Clarity


1. Sign up for your membership.

Choose the number of sessions you want each month to get started.


2. Get personal, targeted support.

Your personally-matched coach will help you define success for yourself and create a roadmap to your goals.


3. Say “goodbye” to stuck, lost, overwhelmed and unfulfilled.

No matter what comes your way, your coach will help you stay on track to reach your dreams.

You have questions, we have answers:

How do I get matched with a coach?

Can you guarantee success?

We have coached thousands of people over our 6 years together and we can tell you, this works. The first step of our process is to help you define success for yourself, because that looks different for everyone. Once you have that, we will support and guide you so that you have all the tools you need to be successful.

What makes you qualified to help me?

All of our coaches undergo a rigorous vetting process before joining the team at Ama La Vida. We take into account ICF certifications, advanced degrees, industry experience, and coaching background to ensure that you are signing up with the highest quality coaching team.

How will this be different from therapy, or talking to my friends and family?

Great question. The short answer is that a therapist is uniquely qualified to address disorders and mental health concerns in a way that our coaching staff is not, and would not.

Instead, a coach is there to help you identify what you want to create in your life and career and put a plan in place to achieve it. We can help you see where your thoughts, habits, reactions and assumptions are getting in the way of you reaching your goals. You can learn more about coaching versus therapy in this blog post.

On the other hand, your family and friends can be wonderful resources and support for you. However, they often come to the conversation with their own perspectives of what they want to see for you, which may not line up with your own goals and desires for your life! Our coaches go through a thorough training process so they can help you identify what you want and get there using your unique skills and gifts.

How will I be matched with a coach?

Our team of expert Relationship Strategists will review your intake form or speak with you one-on-one to better understand your goals, the right coaching-style for you, and any other preferences you have.

From there, they will match you with one of our 40+ coaches we have personally reviewed and vetted to ensure you receive the highest quality support.

What if I don’t like my coach?

While uncommon, if for whatever reason you’re not happy with your coach pairing, just let us know and we’ll be happy to match you with another coach.

Sometimes it takes getting into the process to fully understand what you need.

Download our comprehensive step-by-step guide to design and land a job you love!

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