Making Lives Better

Life & Career Coach

Coaching Topics

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How coaching can help you -– in 40 seconds

  • Empower yourself & move ahead
  • Create the life you want
  • Replace old habits with positive actions
  • Quiet the naysayer within
  • Discover what else is important to you
  • Determine the best fit for your job/career
  • Clarify your strengths, passions and gifts
  • Discover your purpose, confidence & joy
  • Create your strategy for the job search
  • Find your true calling
  • Develop & decide on alternative strategies
  • Identify & eliminate what’s holding you back
  • Maximize your effectiveness
  • Increase your confidence
  • Identify & plan your best solutions
  • Increase your optimism & hope
  • See what’s possible, realistic & exciting
  • Determine the best-fitting next step
  • Plan for a fulfilling life post-retirement
  • Choose the right time

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Our Mission


Find your true path.

Be inspired to step into a new direction.

Enjoy being truly listened to.

Connect with your creativity and resourcefulness so you move ahead.

Reach your goals—whether for career, health, weight, professional development, retirement or other life issues.

Change your outlook on life. Focus on what’s possible.

Benefit from non-judgmental, confidential and open-minded coaching.

Compass Coaching’s mission is to provide clients with inspiring, supportive and transformational opportunities through co-active coaching.

As a coach, my purpose is to be the compass which helps clients find their path to clarity, growth, healing and joy–their own True North. It’s that simple.

More About Our Mission

Amy Berenson

It was a cold, rainy day in late November when the last employee walked out of the offices of the hi-tech start-up. The company had gone South. (Little did I realize at the time that it would lead me to my True North.) The employees I had helped recruit and hire as HR Director, I had now laid off. Needless to say, not a high point for me.

Fast forward a month–I was diligently combing through online job postings, but realized something had shifted. I was qualified for many positions but not one of them interested me. So I took a moment and wrote a viscerally-honest job description for the “perfect” job for me.

A few weeks later, when chatting with a friend, he asked me three simple questions . . . What energized you at your last job? What do you miss the most? What were you most proud of? I told him I had loved the times I helped employees discover their strengths, crafted their successes and found their best course of action. That friend was a life coach (a profession I knew little about) and he recommended I look into becoming a coach. After much research, I took an intro course in from CTI, one of the most highly-respected coach-training companies in the world, and my life was forever changed. I knew I had found my “it”.

Oh, and when I looked back at the job description I’d written? It “perfectly” described a life coach! I’ve never looked back and am grateful everyday I’ve found this profession and calling.

See below for the education and certifications I then pursued. 

More about my certification & training

Amy’s Blog

Are Those “Shoulds” Making you Feel like a Loser?

Put another way, Ever Ask Yourself, “Why Can’t I Just Do It” Have you ever found yourself “should-ing” (yes, I made that word up) around your house or office? Everywhere you look, you see to-dos you “should” be doing. And after a few procrastinations, you throw yourself into the “I’m such a loser” state of mind because you haven’t made progress on those supposedly important to-dos. Sound familiar? Stop beating yourself up! There’s a reason why[…]

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3 Steps to Move Forward and Get More From Your Life

We can all come up with ways our lives could be better, right? A little more joy, money, love, freedom, creativity . . . could make all the difference. But how can you go about making it happen? You must first look at what is holding you back. 1. Tap into your hidden strengths What are those things you are good at and enjoy doing? Do you have talents that go unused but are yearning[…]

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My training and credentials

Credentials are important I believe in the importance of trusted, thorough and inspiring training as well as the measurement and certification of skills and abilities. I chose to be professionally trained and certified as a Co-Active coach even with my over 20 years of business and human resources experience. My coaching credentials include: CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) through CTI (see below) ACC (Associate Certified Coach) from the International Coach Federation (see below) MBA from Boston[…]

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take my word for it – here’s what my clients are saying

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“Amy takes any problem you have, whether it be an everyday problem or a larger life-issue, and does not stop working with you until you have found a solution. Her thoughtful, pointed questions guide you to a simple answer to a complex problem. In just a matter of weeks, she has become a transformative person in my life”

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“I was at a crossroads in my career, feeling unsure and a bit shaky. After a few sessions with Amy, I was able to clear away the clutter, formulate a plan and execute it. She’s a gifted practitioner. It’s that simple. I’m walking proof.”


“Working with Amy has been such a joy. She really listens and helped create a strategy of visualization techniques that worked for me. I have made such amazing progress and reached my goals. She is an exceptional coach and this has been the best investment in my professional self… ever!”


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