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More About Adina

Adina Zinn headshot of her smiling outside.

Credentials and  Certifications

  • Certified Career Coach, Career Coaches Institute

  • Certified Life Coach, International Coaching Federation

  • Masters of Public Administration, San Francisco State University

  • Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Santa Cruz
    (Go Banana Slugs!)

Qualifications and Methods

  • I have over ten years of experience as a high-level recruiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, partnering with hiring managers to find the best talent.

  • I have extensive experience using mock interviews, resume revisions, and LinkedIn profile improvements to help hundreds of candidates shine for prospective employers and land dream jobs.

  • I utilize a holistic approach to coaching, always respecting and listening to you as a partner in creating change.

  • I am a knowledgeable coach with 20+ years of experience as a mindfulness practitioner and student.

  • I am very patient and open-minded, which allows for the pace of growth and learning to be set by the client.

Why Hire Me as Your Career and Life Coach?

  • I know what hiring managers are looking for and how they think.

I've spent over ten years as a successful recruiter in the competitive and sought-after San Francisco Bay Area job market. As a result, I have the hard-to-find insider's perspective that gives my clients the edge above other candidates. Over the years, I've worked with candidates of all ages and life stages, from almost every industry imaginable. My caring, smart, and intuitive approach has set up these clients for successful interviews and helped land them promotions and raises.

  • I love what I do, and I want everyone to feel as I do about their own work.

I know what it's like to feel unfulfilled at work, and this motivates me to help people find jobs they love. After graduating from college during an economic downturn, it took many years and many jobs for me to find my true passion: recruiting and career coaching. Now, I view my early struggles as a gift because they led me to this dream job.

I love my work because I get to help people in a tangible way. My greatest joy is helping clients push their limits and see RESULTS. Throughout the process, I find satisfaction in listening without judgment, digging deep, asking tough questions, and building confidence in my clients. This speaks to my unique, holistic approach to coaching. I weave together teachings from various faith traditions, mindfulness training, yoga practice, and of course, years of experience. I will lovingly push you and motivate you to achieve and exceed your goals, channeling my inner drill sergeant as necessary.

If you're ready to make a change,
I assure you I'm the right partner to help you succeed.

Off the Clock

A black and white photo of Adina Zinn, Walnut Creek Career and Life Coach and her family.

My passions outside of Love Your Work Career and Life Coaching include traveling, reading, hiking, yoga, social activism, and environmentalism. I love being a student of life, a supportive friend, and a wife and mother to two awesome teenagers.

I'm always working on pushing past my own boundaries and facing my fears head-on.


For more of my favorite things, click HERE.

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