Career Coaching

UPDATE, July 2019: I am shuttering the career coaching facet of Adeptify to enable me to focus on my growing grants consulting business. I am still responsive to emails.

Welcome to my career styling corner! As your career stylist, I can offer these à-la-carte career coaching services, or provide them as part of a package.


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Patricia (Kimani) Kamau

"I had the pleasure of working with Michelle from about February to March 2016. In addition to doing a fantastic job of critiquing my resume, LinkedIn profile and cover letter, Michelle gave me some wonderful career advice during an hour-long phone consultation." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn profile.

Marilyn Merker, PhD

"As a senior scientist and faculty member in an academic setting, loss of research funding left me wondering how to “re-invent” myself and seek new opportunities. I was introduced to Michelle Capes, a career coach, who invited me to an “informational” meeting. With professionalism, empathy and respect, Michelle led me down a path of inspiration and possibilities." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn profile.

Imogen Hurley, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Drawing on her experience in industry, academic research and scientific recruiting, Michelle gave an informative and lively presentation for our trainees on effective job search strategies. Our postdocs and graduate students appreciated her frank and constructive advice that was tailored specifically to their needs." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn profile.

Jonathan Greene, PhD

"The career styling offered by Michelle at Adeptify is outstanding. From the initial contact to the final report, Michelle provided a view of the hiring process of which I was unaware. Her background in the life sciences and recruiting industries provide a perfect mesh of skills for those seeking to gain an edge in the job search." Read the entire review on Michelle's LinkedIn profile.

Interview in Science Careers

I was interviewed along with 2 other career coaches for an article titled, "Advice from researchers-turned-career-counselors for their younger selves—and today’s trainees." Check it out here.