Lily Salem

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Career Advancement Persuasive interviewing Professional Branding Executive Presence

Los Angeles, CA


Seasoned, early career, and recent college graduates who seek to build their executive presence report to enrich and enliven their career success when partnering with Lily. Clients appreciate how Lily is able to address both their immediate career needs and interests as well as how to craft success for the long term through a tactical, solutions focused approach. 

Quantitative talent such as STEM professionals who seek to build a business mindset is an area where Lily offers exceptional insight for all levels and across a broad variety of industry areas and functions. Truly driven by the unique factors that each of her clients brings to the table, she is inspired by the wiring, strategies, and tools that resonate based on their feedback and driving focus.

The way we achieve a heroic character in our daily work or offer our best presence in for high performing teams can elevate one’s professional experience for the life of their career. The turning point for building a comprehensive coaching mindset occurred early in Lily’s career during her years as an undergraduate student. At that time, the home she grew up in, located in Santa Barbara, CA became a shelter for homeless families. She returned to this home to work alongside residents facing the most critical chaos. This pivotal moment in her career presented a driving question that pushed her to partner with others in a way that could break barriers: How can these very residents build a strong vision for career success just as my family had encouraged for me? Today she partners with clients to find their own driving questions that can ultimately position them as a champion. 

Lily has since earned two graduate degrees in Counseling and Leadership, supported former foster youth in higher education, and partnered with candidates in elite business as well as technical degree programs that traditionally do not have a large campus career services. Landing most recently at a top tier, globally recognized campus in downtown Los Angeles at a top 20 business school. Beyond the job, Lily co-leads a community organization, Women in Big Data So Cal founded by executives at Intel with whom she closely partners to support women and their allies for career advancement through chapters all over the world. She spends her free time enjoying the California lifestyle with her family, friends and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bella.


Lily truly loves her job, and this enthusiasm transforms the often-dreaded and somewhat mundane task of updating a resume into a fun, thought-provoking and interesting exercise. Her passion and energy show through the personalized attention that she gives every [client]. Lily is extremely knowledgeable in career coaching- she pushes [clients] to expand.
— A.L.B., Former Manager at SalesForce and Founder of a Non-Profit, Forbes 30 under 30
Lily is a bright, articulate, hardworking, and competent professional. She has a keen sense for addressing and solving problems. She is well liked and respected not only by her peers, but also by her superiors as well as her clients. She works in a collaborative manner and she has a good sense of humor. Her ethics are above reproach and her work habits are exemplary.
— By whoM.M., Retired Education Director