Jennifer Chow Bevan is an executive career coach, strategist, and thought partner. She specializes in helping women in transition move from confusion to clarity to action.  She believes that career paths are no longer linear, instead marked with twists, turns and sometimes breaks – and that career reinvention is just another natural part of the journey.

Jennifer’s own career story is one of transitions and reinventions. After earning her MBA from Wharton, she joined Bain & Company’s San Francisco office as a management consultant, where she honed her analytical and communications skills through strategy projects for Fortune 500 clients. Seeking more creativity and balance in her career, she then transitioned to a brand management, joining Neutrogena Corporation where she led the development of over 7 new cosmetics products from concept to launch.

The biggest transition came in 2004 when Jennifer became a Mom.  Combining a passion for career development and mentoring and the desire for more work-life balance, she started exploring career coaching (and freeing herself to focus on what she loved doing, vs what she “should” be doing).

In 2008, Jennifer joined UCLA Anderson School of Management as a career coach to MBA students and has conducted over 2,000 coaching sessions.  As co-developer and lecturer of the Parker Career Management Series for MBAs, she has taught every career skill from networking to interviewing, to offer negotiation.

Clients describe Jennifer as a “relatable, compassionate straight talker” and a thought partner.  She brings her passion for coaching and mentorship, along with her creative problem solving skills to help clients achieve clarity and focus whether they are in the process of exploration, or are getting ready for interviews.

Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T., and an MBA from the Wharton School. She is a trained professional coach through The Coaches Training Institute. Originally from Weston, MA, she lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and two children, where she is an active board member of the PTA.