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I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love...and love what you do.
— Steve Jobs

What I do

I help my clients:

  • Identify their unique strengths and figure out what they want to do with their careers

  • Find work that feels meaningful and aligned to their strengths & values

  • Clarify their career story and how to communicate that impactfully

  • Know themselves and make empowered decisions

  • Uncover an immense sense of confidence and clarity

  • Connect the dots of their story and experiences

  • Master their mindset and limiting beliefs

  • Develop professional soft skills and tackle the job search process

Welcome! I’m Amanda Mausner and I’m a career coach, consultant, educator, and sociologist.

I help humans navigate the nonlinear path, reframe their story, and change careers so that they feel more purpose, confidence, and energy. Bringing over a decade of social + behavioral science and human change experience, I give people the tools to identify their strengths and find a path that feels fulfilling. I'm passionate about helping people discover their unique story and communicate their value. I work with clients to help them clarify who they are, what they want, and how to map a strategy to get there.

Embrace the windy path

For most of my life, I struggled choosing one career path until I finally connected my own dots and realized that I did have a path…it just didn’t look like anyone else’s. Before this, I too, suffered from feeling unsure and followed what I thought I SHOULD do based on what society deemed “successful”, i.e a linear career path. It took me many years, and even working with my own coach, to bring me to the realization that not only is my windy path powerful, but it led me to helping individuals in this capacity, which is what I’m meant to do.

I’m interested in understanding how we can improve education, shift career pathing, and evolve as more compassionate, connected, and self-aware humans. Through my work, I am committed to helping others embrace their own windy path. My mission is to inspire people to think critically about themselves and the world around them.

If you’re feeling uneasy about your career…relax…it’s okay! It takes time, feeling unhappy (yes…feeling stuck led you here!), reflection, and a dedicated effort to really make a change. You’re in the right place. And your path led you here.

Schedule time with me here to discuss your best options.

More about me:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences & Qualitative Research from the University of Chicago, Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Certified Holistic Life, Career, & Executive Coach, International School of Coaching Mastery™

  • Career Coach at Flatiron School by WeWork

  • Career Consultant at Right Management in Melbourne, Australia

  • Former HR Training, Hiring, and Development Manager

  • Forrest Yoga Teacher Certification

  • Adjunct Professor in Sociology, Cultural Diversity, and Human Behavior

  • Change Management and Organizational Development Consultant

  • Diversity + Inclusion Workshop Facilitator

  • Served in Americorps, leading a school program to prevent drop-outs, and facilitating emotional/social intelligence workshops for students

  • Freelance Photographer (I do portraits and headshots for busy professionals!)

  • Living in Brooklyn, New York with my two fluffy cats (one is a diva and one is a hyperactive spaz)


Amanda is an incredible coach and it has been great to learn and grow under her expertise. If feeling stuck, this is who you need to be working with. Always knowing exactly how to approach any given situation with ease and in a nonjudgmental manner, she will act as the perfect support system to get you back on your feet. You’ll learn, grow, and walk away with the tools to set you up for success. I wholeheartedly recommend Amanda’s coaching services to anyone looking to take the next step in their career or any other aspect of their life.
— Travis, Operations & Project Manager