Michal’s Bio

michal3Michal is a career counselor, consultant and coach, speaker and seminar leader. She is the owner of Best Fit Careers, with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of career planning, job search and career advancement. She has successfully applied her solid counseling skills, deep knowledge of the field, and cutting edge strategies in a wide range of settings, serving thousands of clients of all ages and stages in their careers gain career satisfaction and success. Michal holds a Graduate degree in Career Counseling from California State University, Northridge. She is a National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and a Registered California Career Professional (RCCP).

In addition to providing career counseling and job search assistance in her private practice, Michal serves as an Outplacement Consultant, providing career transition assistance to displaced employees of all levels. She was affiliated with Lee Hecht Harrison, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T and Hughes Missile Systems and served as a Career Development Manager at ARCO LA Refinery.

Her well rounded experience also includes an extensive affiliation with community colleges as a career counselor and instructor. She has been recognized for her contribution to the Workforce Development efforts for the Los Angeles Community College District, creating innovative career programs and instructional materials. She applies her extensive experience as a career educator, serving as a consultant in secondary and higher education.

“Michal has the knowledge, interpersonal skills, and communication style to help others achieve their professional best. I highly recommend Michal to any employer, client, or organization seeking a top-notch career counselor/coach”.
(Paula L. Friedman, President of PLF Insights)

Michal is a popular trainer and presenter. She has conducted hundreds of career-related workshops and seminars. She presented at state wide conferences and events, some of which include: California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Board of Governors (BOG) Conference, and the Los Angeles Women’s Resource and Job Fair.

Clients appreciate her gift for assessing their true needs and “cutting to the chase”, ability to explain each step with clarity, and break each task into manageable “pieces”. Last, but not least, they recognize her professionalism, integrity and true passion for making a difference in their lives.

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  • Michal Orenstein-Orpaz Michal is a career counselor, consultant and coach, speaker and seminar leader.She is the owner of Best Fit Careers, with over 18 years of experience in all aspects of career planning, job search and career advancement. She has successfully applied her solid counseling skills, deep knowledge of the field, and cutting edge strategies in a wide range of settings, serving thousands of clients of all ages and stages in their careers gain career satisfaction and success.
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    “Several years ago I lost my job as an industrial chemist of 25 years. After discussions with Michal, special assessments and outstanding analysis, she led me to a teaching career which I loved dearly and was dedicated to until my recent retirement. If you need help with career path choice, I strongly recommend you speak with Michal. She is wonderful – very warm and caring and takes a very special interest in her clients”.
    - Ken S., Thousand Oaks, CA
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