Welcome! My name is Al Dea. When I’m not running, traveling, or enjoying the outdoors in the Bay Area, I’m probably catching up with friends or family, writing over on MBASchooled or The Muse, coaching professionals on career and leadership development, or attempting to try every single coffee shop in the Bay Area.
A few years ago I began informally coaching and mentoring people through their careers, advising friends on their job search, and serving as a guide through major career and life decisions. I found that I not only was able to have a positive impact, but that I really loved listening to peoples stories and helping them however I could along their journey. As a result, I started my own Career Coaching Practice and have coached hundreds of professionals through career transitions.
I started writing and blogging about career related topics and issues. I’ve written on several digital media platforms and currently run MBASchooled, a site specifically geared for MBA students. Some of my work been featured on websites such as Fast Company, Business Insider, Time, and The World Economic Forum.
I plan to use this site to talk more generally about careers, life, and professional development especially for young professionals. There’s a lot of content on this site, so I recommend checking this link out to get started.
If you’re looking for Career Coaching and want to learn more about my services and coaching packages, send me a note and I’d be happy to chat.
Bio And Background
I was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and am the youngest of two. I live in San Francisco, but have previously lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Boston, MA, and Rochester, New York. I’m a proud alum of Boston College (Bachelors) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MBA)
I currently work as a Product Marketer at a Technology Company and am based in San Francisco, CA.