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Find a great coach for career and job advice

Schedule Time with an Expert Coach

Avoid the stress of requesting “favors” from strangers. Book a coaching session with top content career advisors. You choose the coach and the topic.

Sessions start at $100 per hour

How your coach can help

Portfolio prep and review

Get prepped and ready with insights and suggestions on your materials. Hear first impressions and get feedback on your design, writing samples, and case studies.

Career transitions

Get prepped and ready with insights and suggestions on your materials. Hear first impressions and get feedback on your design, writing samples, and case studies.

Interview preparation

Build confidence! Work through sample questions, especially the hard ones, with feedback and suggestions on the most effective answers.

Freelancer survival

Corporate life isn’t for everyone. Learn how to determine a rate, start with a creative brief, work with a contract, and handle the ebb and flow of projects.

Working as a team of one

Congratulations on being the first! Learn how to get your product team educated, your first key deliverables, and the “tier” method for managing your time.

Successful collaboration

Learn how to build allies and navigate team dynamics with skill. Get tips on working with design leads, design partners, researchers, product managers, and front-end devs.

“Life changing. This service is worth double the price.”

– Maryann Reid

“My coach was great. I’m very excited about this feature.”

– Brooke Mitchell

“My coach was amazing and gave me a lot of advice and insight.”

– T.P.

How coaching works

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1. Pick a coach

Search from our collection of experts. Get the guidance you need to build your career.

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2. Book a time

Sign up for a 1-hour session with your coach. Each coach is qualified to work with you for the skills listed in their profile.

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3. Fill in the form

Fill out a quick pre-session form so your coach arrives prepared for your session and your area of focus.

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4. Meet your coach!

Get started with a portfolio review, transition tips, interview coaching or any subject you and your coach agree to.

Meet a few of our coaches

Roxanne Tomco

Roxanne is a seasoned UX writer with a wealth of knowledge in the field. She can help with all kinds of career advice or hard content design problems. She’s familiar with everything from accessibility best practices to content-first design methods.

Mark Feigenbutz

Mark is a Senior UX Architect working on Allstate’s UX, UI, and CX conversational experiences. Ask him about UX writing or conversational design. Mark’s favorite topic is career transitions—he’s a former standup comedian.

Laura Lopez

Laura is certified in interaction design and human-centered design, Laura loves developing best practices to help content and design teams work together more effectively.

Jenny Williams

Jenny is currently a senior UX writer on Microsoft’s Ethics & Society team, working at the intersection of ethics and artificial intelligence. 

We’re picky on your behalf

There are so many amazing, generous people out there who offer mentoring for free. Our coaches are paid so it’s important that they go through a rigorous application process. Each of our coaches must:

  • Interview with us
  • Sign a code of conduct
  • Provide evidence that they’ve done work relevant to the topic
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of experience on a product team

Interested in becoming a coach? 

Apply now.

Frequently asked questions

Many writers are introverts. We wanted to provide a path to support and success that eliminates the awkwardness of reaching out to strangers to ask for help. Because you’re paying your coach, the time is yours to get what you need. Our coaches see it that way, too.

A few more reasons:

  1. We believe our UX coaches deserve to be fairly compensated for their hard-earned expertise, and we’re thrilled to provide them the opportunity.
  2. Our coaching sessions are discrete, one-hour sessions focused on a specific topic. Our goal is to provide specific, direct, and actionable feedback to help you succeed in your career.
  3. Paying for a session actually keeps us – and you – accountable! We are dedicated to providing a quality service that will help your career.

We don’t just allow anyone to sign up and become a coach. We vet everyone, interview them, examine their work experience and portfolio, and make sure they’re qualified in the areas they’re coaching. Plus, every single one of our mentors signs a code of conduct.

You can rest assured, our coaches are professional, expert content designers qualified to guide you in your career.

We don’t anticipate issues, but we’ve got your back. If you’re not happy with your session for any reason, please let us know by reaching out to help@uxwriterscollective.com.

Filling out a pre-session form allows your coach to enter your 60-minute session knowing all the background and everything they need to know before giving you advice. It’ll make your coaching session even better, because you won’t have to spend half your session getting them up to speed!

 

Getting advice from within your organization is fantastic. It’s also good to get coaching and advice from many different people with different perspectives. Friends, colleagues…anyone!

We think a paid coaching session offers value because it’s good to speak to someone with an outside perspective. Plus, you may not always feel comfortable asking someone in your company or organization questions about future career plans.

We do, but our coaches are not consultants.

If you want consulting for content design in your organization or project, please reach out to Bobbie Wood at bobbie@uxwriterscollective.com.

We offer coaching scholarships for people who need them.

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