William Murphy

William Murphy

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Great For

Women New Grads Men Managers Executives Entry Level Career Changers POC Veterans Developers Product Management Immigrants Founders Creatives

Helps With

Networking Work/Life Balance Leadership Salary Negotiation Mock Interviews Confidence Return to Work Resumes Relocation Business Growth

Industries

SaaS Tech HR Social Media Marketing Social Impact Health Care Sales Legal Food Advertising Non-Profits Automotive

As a career coach, I aim to partner with you to help you build the right skills, confidence and personal brand and collaborate on creating an actionable career roadmap that will enable you to achieve your most aspirational career goals.

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Who Am I?

I am an HR leader with experience across multiple industries in both small startups and FORTUNE companies, including technology, biotechology, entertainment, retail, supply chain and logistics, and agriculture. I also co-founded and led as COO a boutique HR consulting startup.

I specialize in partnering with, coaching and advising high-potential talent, up-and-coming business leaders, and current executives to build their stunning leadership muscles while concurrently guiding them to achieve their career aspirations. I also drive macro-level people strategy in partnership with functional leaders with specialized expertise within R&D, Engineering, Finance, and Operations. This includes a focus on building culture, organizational development, talent management, business transformation, and change management and leadership.

I hold a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I am an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, an NASM certified personal trainer, and an avid health and wellness enthusiast.

My Coaching Philosophy

As a career coach, I believe careers are so much more than a means to an end. They're spaces to find your purpose,develop personally and professionally, and build a sense of community and belonging. Yet finding your path can be challenging. My goal as your coach is to help you discover and surface your passions, recognize your strengths, identify your key challenges, build your confidence, break down barriers, and use that data to put together a tangible and actionable plan to achieve your goals.

You can also expect a unique spin on my coaching approach as I seek to help you understand and build a well-rounded lifestyle both professionally and personally. We can dive into building healthy lifestyle habits related to fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, sleep and overall wellness.

My Coaching Specialties

  • Career roadmapping, transitions and slumps
  • Resume development
  • Building connections / networking
  • Crafting your personal brand and career story
  • Interview preparation
  • Salary negotiation
  • Mastering your first 90 days
  • Navigating corporate
  • Preparing for difficult conversations
  • Building EQ
  • Early career and emerging talent coaching
  • Executive leadership assimilation and development
  • Building a side hustle

My North Stars

All great leaders are informed by certain guiding principles ("North Stars") - things they fundamentally believe in that guide their decision making, the way they lead, and how they engage with their teams, their people, and their clients.

Over the course of my career, I have latched on to a few core principles that define who I am as a coach and HR leader. For me, those "North Stars" are:

  • Coaching with empathy, empowerment and active listening
  • Always assuming good intent
  • Encouraging risk yet expecting accountability
  • Collaborating, co-creating and candidly communicating
  • Biasing towards action; working with urgency and executing