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William Murphy

  • star 5.0 (73) ·
  • Career Coach
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William Murphy

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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About William Murphy

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, am an NASM certified personal trainer, and an avid Chicago sports fan.

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
Great For
New Grads Managers Career Changers Entry Level Executives Veterans Developers POC Product Management Founders Creatives Immigrants
Helps With
Mock Interviews Leadership Networking Salary Negotiation Work/Life Balance Confidence Resumes Return to Work Relocation Business Growth
Industries
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star 5.0 · 28 Reviews · 73 Bookings

Will is super responsive, insightful, and put a lot of care to put you in the best situation. Thank you Will!


star star star star star Oct 15, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will helped me to land a great job. It was a pleasure working with Will. The sessions I had with him contributed to leverage my performance during the hiring process, making me more prepared to face the interviews. He made me feel more confident, always sharing alternatives that I could use in order to present my self in a superior form. I highly recommend him as a coach. Thanks Will


star star star star star Oct 8, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will has been an incredible coach. In the times, when I doubt myself or unsure about a particular situation, he always leads with compassion and wisdom. Last few months working with him had been so good not only for my career but overall growth and confidence. Thank you so much for all you do, Will 🙏🏾😊


star star star star star Aug 3, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will is the best coach I have ever had. I am going to have more sessions with him. I already have had 3 interviews since he helped me out with my resume. I made it to the 2nd round on 2 of those interviews and waiting for the 3rd. If you want results, get a session or 2 with Will.


star star star star star Aug 2, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Hi Will! I wanted to send you an update here. They started me off as being part time and said they would make an assessment after one month. Well 2 weeks had passed and last week they told me that it is clear I am a great fit and they are going to hire me full time! I was able to get a 11K increase from my previous position! I'm stoked! Thank you for your help :)


star star star star star Jul 27, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

I started working with Will about a month ago. With his help I've secured two offers to work at phenomenal companies, both with a significant bump in salary. Will is a great listener and more importantly: he's a vast well of job hunting tips and strategies from the point of view of an HR professional. He helped me with outreach strategies, salary negotiations, and choosing between the two offers I received. I feel that Will has left me with all of the tools I'll ever need to be successful in job hunting going forward, but I'll be back if I ever need more advice!


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star star star star star Jun 23, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Once again Will knocked it out of the park. He is an AMAZING coach. Before meeting him I was anxious about getting a job. After meeting with him I am very confident and excited about getting a job. If you are confused, stressed or just need someone to talk to about your career, Will is your man. I guarantee that Will will add Value to you.


star star star star star Jun 23, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

I would give Will a 10/5. He is the best coach I have had. He is empathetic and very knowledgeable. I am very confident after doing this session that I will be able to get a job that I love.


star star star star star Jun 18, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

I was really impressed with my Intro Call with Will, I hired him to be my career coach. His enthusiasm and positivity really helped me to keep focused and to have a positive mindset during my job search!


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star star star star star May 3, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will provided excellent feedback during interview prep. He helped me to polish my answers which helped me ace my interview!!!


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star star star star star May 3, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will has been a fantastic and supportive career coach. He created a foundational plan to keep me on track. He gave me great advice on how to improve my resume and LinkedIn. He also provided me very powerful tools to help me ace my interviews. And after a handful of coaching calls, I landed my next job! I highly recommend Will as your Career Coach!


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star star star star star May 3, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will provided actionable feedback during our mock interview and helped me think through my delivery when answering tough questions. I would definitely recommend Will for coaching and mock interviews.


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star star star star star Apr 7, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Coach Will was absolutely wonderful! His professionalism was exceptional. I felt very comfortable throughout all of our interactions. His experience + his direct approach was incredibly valuable and provided the right level of guidance I needed to confidently navigate a salary negotiation that I was originally apprehensive about. I'm a happy camper all in all and definitely recommend Coach Will!


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star star star star star Mar 20, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

It's my second call with Will and I am very happy with his process and guidance so far. I mainly wanted to work with a coach to help in salary negotiation process. From the conversation with the recruiter to the hiring manager. How to best maneuver and Will has given me some great pointers. I am excited to continue to work with him.


star star star star star Mar 16, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will Murphy is an AMAZING coach! After our introduction call, he sent me a written plan summarizing our conversation and a plan of action. He has provided me with helpful tips and tricks for my resume and LinkedIn profile.


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star star star star star Mar 15, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Fantastic Intro Call with Will. I shared my goals and he explained how he could help me get there. Looking forward to working with Will!


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star star star star star Feb 18, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will is terrific! Action packed initial coach call to gear me up for a phone interview this week. Will pointed out the necessities to prep for and iterated how important first impression is, and what to include in my elevator pitch. Laser focused we went over examples on what I've done in my previous and current position, and how it blends with what the company (and their values)will be on the look out for when hiring for that specific role.


star star star star star Jan 27, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Super fired up after a call with Will! He adapted our conversation to my needs, asked questions that sparked new ideas, and provided great actionable recommendations for me to implement. He helped underscore my strengths and clarify areas of development. Super insightful and supportive – definitely recommend him :)


star star star star star Jan 26, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will is outstanding! Knows exactly how to direct the coaching conversation. It was a jam-packed call where I didn't feel rushed to wrap up before I was clear on how we could work together. Highlight for me is that Will has a background in HR, and knows the ins and outs of how to get hired amongst the competition. Definitely has finger on the pulse in the current job market!


star star star star star Jan 21, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Helpful and thoughtful as always.


star star star star star Jan 14, 2021
Coached By William Murphy

Will is thoughtful, informative, knowledgeable, and a great listener. I'm looking forward to working with him more!


star star star star star Dec 31, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

Will's advice was excellent and I highly recommend him to anyone who is negotiating an offer. I had an offer come in right before the holidays and needed some last-minute advice on how to negotiate. Will was fast to respond, to-the-point, and as excited about the offer as I was. He laid out different strategies based on the information that I shared and my comfort levels. He provided an email script, reviewed my final email, and provided fast tips as the day progressed. By helping me every step along the way, I felt a lot more comfortable throughout the negotiation progress. We were able to negotiate a 10% signing bonus on top of an already solid offer at a tech company. Will went above and beyond, even though I only had 15 minutes left in my package. He is worth every penny and I won't hesitate to work with him again whenever I need any career coaching. Thank you for your support and guidance, Will!


Anonymous
star star star star star Dec 18, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

Will really won me over with his enthusiasm and organized coaching style. I look forward to working with him!


star star star star star Dec 4, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

My call with Will was amazing! He provides great guidance, discussion of ideas and action items. What's been most helpful to me is the homework and follow up I've received from him. Total. Game. Changer.


star star star star star Nov 3, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

Will is a great coach! He provided me effective feedback and direction on my resume and in general how to present myself. He boosts my morale with every comment, and he pushes me to talk more about my skills and accomplishments! I am already looking to the next one :)


star star star star star Oct 17, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

I had a great exploratory call with Will and am happy to keep moving forward. He deftly addressed my needs and I feel like I'm in good hands.


star star star star star Sep 30, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

Will was amazing and provide very useful insight


star star star star star May 21, 2020
Coached By William Murphy

Will is super well prepared, thoughtful in his questioning and able to pull insightful nuggets that challenge me in the right ways. It’s clear he genuinely cares about his clients and the outcomes he helps them achieve.


star star star star star Apr 10, 2020
Coached By William Murphy