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.

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Amy Berenson

On a cold, rainy day in late November, the last employee walked out of the Boston-based tech start-up I was working in. I was now laying off the employees I had helped recruit and hire as HR Director. Things had gone south; little did I realize at the time that it would lead me to my True North.

Fast forward-–I knew I was qualified for many HR positions but not one of them interested me. So I wrote a viscerally honest job description for the perfect job for me.

A few weeks later, a friend asked me three simple questions about my recent job.

What energized me? What did I miss the most? What was I most proud of?

I told him I had loved the times I helped employees discover their strengths, craft their successes, and take their best course of action. Turned out, this friend was a life coach (a profession I knew little about at the time), and he recommended I look into becoming a coach.

After much research, I chose to become certified by Co-Active Training Institute, one of the most highly respected coach training companies in the world. Through the process, I discovered that coaching is a solution to the kind of uncertainty many of us experienced in high school, college and beyond.–What is “it” I want to do with my life? I am inspired to help people find their way and my life has never been the same. I knew I had found my “it.”

Oh, and that job description I’d written? It perfectly described a life coach! Huh! I am grateful everyday I’ve found my calling and feel honored to help others find the same.

See below for the education and certifications I then pursued. 
More about my certification & training

Amy’s Blog

Meet Amy Berenson from Compass Coaching

Some insight into what Amy is like . . . Interview by Discover Marblehead Tell us about your business. I started Compass Coaching to help adults in career transition. With a Life Coach Certification and 25 years in Human Resources, my goal is to empower professionals to create the work of their dreams. I have three specialties: new graduates, people reassessing corporate, and retirees. Incredible things happen if you work with a coach to clarify your priorities and take[…]

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3 steps to gain insight into the work you love to do . . .

When you run out of interest in your job, what do you do? 3 Tips to help you move ahead Have you ever felt . . . tired of your job, burned out or have simply run out of energy for it? You want another job, but need to earn money and feel trapped in your line of work? But it’s hard to imagine any other job you could qualify for. Right? This is good[…]

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burnout got you down

Can’t decide? 4 simple steps to get out of the mud (of indecision)

If self-doubt, vacillation or downright fear is controlling and possibly hindering your progress, (such as with a project or a personal conundrum) here are four easy steps to get back on track and heading toward success. Ask yourself these questions: Do I have the knowledge/information I need to make this decision or do I need more input? If no: Figure out your best resources to help you clarify the issues and shed light on any[…]

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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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