lifecoach $1800 USD Tess Smagorinsky Tess Smagorinsky Compassionate badass; general life enthusiast; already excited to meet you.
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Tess Smagorinsky

Life and Biz Coach; Popcorn Lover 
Oakland, California, United States
Compassionate badass; general life enthusiast; already excited to meet you.

About me

I’m super rad. (So are you, to be clear. I like you already!)

In seventh grade, my history teacher dubbed me “the social director of the cafeteria." That's probably most of what you need to know about me.

Helping other people find their “aha!” moment is what makes me buzz. I’ve worked in many different areas of tech, and what I’ve seen time and time again has perplexed me: everyone seems to think that their path is determined by the people and world around them. At some point, I started encouraging people around me to think outside the box. Why not give it a shot?

My clients tend to have a very fun and intensely introspective journey to rediscovering their true self, while questioning all of their self-imposed boundaries. Yes, we all have those - but when we start giving the collective middle finger to everyone who tells us what's possible, THAT - that is where the magic happens, my friends. I honestly believe we can move mountains together. So what are you waiting for?

(A million dollars, some time off, to lose 15 pounds, to get a promotion...yep. Been there. Please allow me to stop you in your tracks. It's time to get started.)

I’m trained through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), which is a truly magical place. I’d love to tell you more about it if you’re interested. It felt like a heart home for me.

I live in the Bay area with my adorable dog, Huckleberry, and my equally adorable husband, Tim. They make me smile with my whole heart.


Please feel free to visit my shop to see the details of my offerings.

You, me, on the phone for an hour, every other week. Getting real. Figuring out who you are, what you want, why you are an amazing and unstoppable badass, how you can cut yourself more slack, and how to move forward. It will be epic. We will laugh a lot. We might even cry a little (and yes, I said "we"). I can't wait!

Experience, Certifications and Training

  • Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA
  • SHRM (Senior Professional in Human Resources), HR Certification Insitute
  • B.A., Wesleyan University

Fee description

Fees: from $150 USD to $1800 USD

1:1 coaching with me is $400 per month or $1800 for a 6-month package. For $500 monthly, I will include job-transition assistance, including resume review, negotiation practice, and coaching around your job opportunities.


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