Career Counselors

Name:  Meredith DiMola                                         
UMass Amherst Degrees: 1999 BA, social thought and political economy
Title: Owner                                                               
Company: Life’s Work Career Coaching
Phone number: 617 458 1744                                  
Address:  Natick, MA - all work done by phone        


For as long as I can remember, helping others has been a core component of my life and has transcended into my career. I am passionate about working with individuals on their quest to create and find meaning in their work and life.  Finding meaning is different for each one of us and coaching will bring clarity and unlock those answers, eliminating any feelings of being stuck. I have worked in a variety of spaces where individuals are looking for the right career match, career coaching and counseling.

In 2000, I began technical recruiting in San Francisco where I worked with companies of all sizes to hire top talent. In 2004, I earned a master’s in public administration at George Washington University. I then worked at Brandeis University's Career Center as the assistant director of academic internships and service learning, working one-on-one with students to clarify their career goals, prepare for interviews and provide resume critiques. From 2006 until June 2011, I worked as a professional recruiter/senior staffing manager at Winter Wyman, a firm with more than 35 years of experience and one of the largest and most recognized staffing firms in the Northeast.  I worked with technology professionals to find jobs that matched their goals and skills, assisted with salary negotiations, and provided resume critiques, interviewing tips and career assistance.

All of these experiences have allowed me to master the art of “asking the right questions.” I work with people to realize their own truths, understand they have more choices than they think, choose the path that is right for them and provide practical critiques and suggestions on resume writing, interviewing skills, informational interviewing and strategies on how to get a foot in the door.


  • BA, UMass Amherst, 1999 - Social Thought and Political Economy
  • MA, George Washington University – Public Administration
  • Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

Services offered/specialties:

  • Placing mid to senior career professionals that want to love the career they are in or find a career they love 
  • Incorporate methodology that is a 9-step process and/or organic approach.  Clients achieve the same results but coaching is customized based on client’s needs 
  • All coaching services include resume critique and interview preparation when needed

Complimentary Consultation - This is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have and to discuss what the coaching experience can be for you.  It is also a chance to make sure there is a strong match.  These consultations are anywhere from 20-30 minutes.

1 Month or 4 Career Coaching sessions - Commitment of four 50 minute sessions monthly, customized to meet your needs and schedule with unlimited email support, resume and interview critique, personal email summary after each session and customized weekly action items.  The initial session will be longer as this is the basis for our future discussions.

Coaching on Demand - One single stand-alone session when you need it.

Coaching for Technology Professionals - With 8 years of experience working with technology professionals, we can create a customized coaching package focused on your goals related to becoming all you can in your technical career.

Rates & discounts offered:

  • Free 50-minute session with no obligation or 25% off 1 month/4 session package

Meeting options (phone, Skype, in-person, email, etc):

  • All sessions done via phone