Brandy DeOrnellas

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Brandy DeOrnellas

Brandy DeOrnellas, PCC, ESQ. is an attorney turned coach who helps others successfully navigate their career aspirations and transitions. Brandy received a JD at Harvard Law School, a BA from UC Berkeley, and coaching certifications from UC Davis.  She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In her coaching practice – Life By Design Coaching – Brandy partners with clients throughout their careers, from recent graduates to seasoned executives. She coaches clients across many industries – technology, science, healthcare, law, business, the arts, and beyond. Brandy’s approach is comprehensive and highly curated for each client.

Education and certifications

Professional Coaching Certification, UC Davis

Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation

Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School 

B.A. in Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

B.A. in Political Science, UC Berkeley

Negotiation and Mediation Certifications, Harvard Law School 

Life By Design Coaching

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Life By Design Coaching career services are curated, holistic, and comprehensive, including helping clients:

  • Understand their design (priorities, strengths, values, purpose)
  • Get clear on their professional aspirations
  • Tackle internal obstacles to those aspirations – like confidence and fear
  • Tackle behavioral obstacles to professional goals – such as time management, task management, and stress management 
  • Build thoughtful and effective resumes, cover letters, and online profiles
  • Secure their next role through a strategic job search approach and refined interview skills
  • Build, evolve, or grow a small business
  • Navigate work dynamics and relationships 
  • Cultivate leadership skills and executive presence 
  • Negotiate an internal promotion or an improved a job offer

Available coaching methods

In-person, Virtual (via video conferencing and phone)

Career stages

Entry-level, Mid-Career, C-Suite, Career Pivot, Management, General Counseling/Coaching


All Industries, with focus on Law, Business, Finance, Tech, Science, Small Business





Phone Number: 510-883-3211

Address: 1569 Solano Avenue #226, Berkeley, CA 94704

Member benefits offered

  • All Association members, inclusive of the Retiree Center, will receive 10% off all resume, document review, and document preparation services
  • All Association members, inclusive of the Retiree Center, interested in 1:1 coaching will receive a complimentary consultation to explore coaching relationship
  • Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) and Student Alumni Association (SAA) members will receive 10% off 1:1 coaching sessions