Career Coaches

The UM Alumni Association provides its alumni with a list of recommended career coaches. Career Coaches teach you how to market yourself and explore career options, taking into consideration your background, skills, and interests. Career coaching is a fee-based service for alumni. Pricing inquiries should be addressed directly to the coach. If you are a UM alumni professional career coach, contact us to offer your services to fellow alumni.

Carol Hallyn

Carol Hallyn, AB'78, MBA'82

Founder at

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Carol is recognized as an educator and guide, motivator and consultant offering inner guidance for outer manifestation.

Combining an MBA in Marketing with doctoral research in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology in Organizational Systems, Carol's focus is to enhance professional development through personal growth.

Carol provides innovative tools and insightful techniques for people interested in the organic unfolding of the human spirit toward the fulfillment of their potential.

Drawing from more than thirty years of experience, the scope of her knowledge establishes a deeper understanding for the universalities of human behavior, which allows for individual uniqueness to emerge as creativity flourishes.

Lourdes Marcet

Lourdes Marcet, BS'80

Coach at Marcet & Company, LLC

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Lourdes M. Marcet is a highly qualified professional with a legacy of successful leadership roles in business and consulting. Ms. Marcet's expertise in the successful design and implementation of large scale, multi-site business processes has helped companies turn strategic plans into fiscal reality.

She founded Marcet & Company, LLC in 2009 providing coaching and consulting services to individuals and businesses.

Ms. Marcet cofounded Adjoined in June 1999 establishing and managing the Human Resources Department. Adjoined was ultimately acquired by Capgemini. Before joining the firm, she was the Business Operations Manager for Custom Service Solutions at Novell (formerly Cambridge Technologies Partners) where she managed Resource Planning in North America. Previously, she was the systems manager in pathology at the University of Miami Hospital (formerly Cedars Medical Center).

She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and she is a University of Miami certified coach. Professional affiliations include the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

She lives in Miami, Florida. Her interests include alpine skiing, water sports, and tropical gardening.

Noelia Moreno

Noelia Moreno, Esq., BBA '86, JD '89

Life Tools Miami

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I coach women entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and family business owners to enable them to perform their full potential.

Peter Romanella

Peter A. Romanella, MED '72, Ph.D. '74

Principal, Romanella & Associates

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Peter has over 25 years’ experience working internationally in diverse settings including higher education, non-profit, corporate and consulting. Currently, he is has a coaching and consulting practice focused on career and leadership development.

Previously, Peter provided leadership and career development for students and fully- employed, with Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill business schools, and developed an intensive assessment and feedback process based on his "Visual Self-Portrait"©. He was a founding member and first Executive Director for the MBACSWP, with over 30 leading business schools, serving working professionals.

Peter was a Senior Program Associate with the Center for Creative Leadership; a Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness for a diversified multi-division, $100 million company; and a Principal in consulting firms based in Canada and the US, focused on assessment and executive coaching.

He was a member of an international faculty for a Fortune 500 where he designed and delivered leadership development workshops in Canada and Switzerland for high-potential managers. Peter lived and worked in Toronto where he held clinical and counseling positions, which he leveraged in his consulting work.

Peter earned his MEd/PhD in counseling/psychology from the University of Miami, and a BA/ MBA in economics/finance from St. John’s University. He is a licensed psychologist and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Duke University. He completed the Certified Professional Coach Program at the University of Miami

Laura Sanchez-Ramirez

Laura M. Sanchez-Ramirez, M.A. '92


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At COACHING WITH LIFE GOALS (CFLG), we part from the principle that life needs to be viewed from the mirror that answers "WHY." Why I want to do what I want to do. Only then, do we worry about the "WHAT" and the "HOW" we're going to accomplish a specific goal.

COACHING FOR LIFE GOALS is beautifully organized with a group of coaches who are seasoned professionals in their own fields of entrepreneurship, finance, academia, psychology and mass communications; and who have under their belts years of experience working with people from all walks of life, nationally and internationally, dealing with all kinds of subjects.

We begin our sessions in a very casual manner, engaging in a friendly and relaxed conversation, where our priority is to get to know you, listen to your story, and understand what you would love to accomplish, improve, change or revamp in your life.

COACHING FOR LIFE GOALS meets you at this present point of your life path, and helps you walk forward through a systematic approach, so you can reach your objective in the least amount of time possible.

Michael 'Dr. Woody' Woodward

Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD. AB'95

Phone: 212-501-8045

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Dr. Michael M. Woodward, also known as “Dr. Woody” is a CEC certified professional coach trained in the field of organizational psychology. Dr. Woody is the founder and president of Miami-based consulting firm HCI, a consultancy focused on management and executive development.

Dr. Woody is also author of the newly released book The You Plan a book dedicated to helping those who have lost their jobs get back on their feet and re-engage in the New Economy.

Prior to founding HCI, Dr. Woody served as a management and HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services in Washington DC.

Dr. Woody received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Miami, a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University.

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