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Fettner Career and Life Counseling is a well-known consulting group serving clients throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. Founded by Marilyn Fettner, LCPC, MCC, NCC in 1998, who is a career coach and life coach, the firm provides services to people who want to find a satisfying career, boost their confidence, change careers, re-enter the job market, start a business, gain public speaking skills, enhance their communication skills and social skills, organize their lives, attain work-life balance, identify a fulfilling life direction, and improve relationships. In addition to working with adults of all ages, Marilyn also counsels college students, emerging adults, and provides couples coaching. Additional areas of coaching include services as an ADHD coach, business coach for managers and entrepreneurs, executive coach, interview coach, and relationship coach. Ms. Fettner’s licenses and certifications include Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, certified Master Career Counselor by the National Career Development Association and, as a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, she is a National Certified Counselor. Her main focus is “Helping you live your best life – both professionally and personally.” As a result, whenever Lake Forest residents are looking for the most competent professional to help them enhance their lives, Fettner Career and Life Counseling, is the only name they need to know.


Lake Forest, Illinois is in Lake County with more than 19,000 residents. Northbrook, home to Fettner Career and Life Counseling, is conveniently located a little more than 10 miles directly south of Lake Forest. Lake Forest residents consistently prefer Fettner Career and Life Counseling over the competition. Regardless of the challenges Lake Forest clients are facing, they can count on Marilyn Fettner, LCPC, MCC, NCC to assist them in crystallizing their needs, setting SMART attainable goals and developing a plan to help them get from where they are to where they want to be. Lake Forest clients may require the assistance of a life coach if they are experiencing any of the following:

  • Feeling disconnected or socially awkward
  • Uncertain or unstable workplace
  • Conflict between career & personal life
  • Significant life transition
  • Confusion about life or career direction
  • Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
  • Difficulty organizing or completing tasks
  • Executive functioning challenges
  • Relationship problems
  • Getting noticed at work for promotion

Lake Forest Business Coach

Fettner Career and Life Counseling also delivers career coach assistance to people who are looking for help with their existing careers, new careers, re-entering the job market, considering a career change, or are new grads. In addition, business coach services are available to help clients clarify decisions about whether they should start a business or purchase a business, become a partner, buy a franchise, become a consultant or pursue other entrepreneurial business opportunities. What’s more, our executive coach services can give you the edge by enhancing your working relationships, decision-making skills, creativity, problem-solving, management and leadership, presentation and public speaking, and organizational skills. Fettner Career and Life Counseling’s relationship coach services can help clients have an easier time in both their personal relationships and business relationships. We are keenly aware that all of our clients are unique and no two individuals have the same needs, so we customize our skills coaching to meet your personal specifications.