Career Coaches for Alumni

University of Miami alumni who graduated more than three years ago have access to a variety of external career coaches. Each individual has a unique set of needs, and therefore, we encourage you to review the options available before making a decision. All of the career coaches listed here offer a free consultation and a variety of options for career coaching. The Toppel Career Center lists these seven service providers as a courtesy and makes no representation or endorsement of the services they may provide you.

If you graduated within the last three years, you can meet one-on-one with a Toppel career coach. Please join our virtual drop-in coaching hours via Zoom at, Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, to meet with a Toppel career coach without an appointment or to schedule an appointment with a coach in advance. You may sign up for either a phone or a virtual appointment.

Alumni who graduated with an MBA or specialized Masters’ from the Miami Herbert Business School can utilize the career coaches featured on this page upon graduation.

Alumni who graduated from the University of Miami School of Law can access services here.

Aleesha Patel

Career & Leadership Coaching

Meet Aleesha, a career and leadership coach dedicated to empowering professionals in their early-to-mid careers. She understands the journey – the excitement of new opportunities, the uncertainty of transitions, the challenges of navigating unfamiliar terrain, and the fulfillment of growing into a leader.

With over 13 years of rich experience working for and leading teams at tech startups (like LinkedIn, Digit, and Brightwheel) and Fortune 100 companies (including Disney, Nike and Chase), Aleesha brings both empathy and expertise to her coaching. She’s been where you are – grappling with layoffs, overcoming burnout, finding her footing as a first-generation immigrant, celebrating promotions, and embracing leadership roles. Her transitions from consulting to tech, individual contributor to people manager, full-time employee to entrepreneur, also highlight a journey full of learning and growth.

As your coach, Aleesha is here to listen deeply, understand your unique challenges and aspirations, and guide you with questions and strategies that resonate with you personally. She’s committed to helping you navigate your path, not just professionally, but in a way that aligns with your whole self.

Interested in exploring how Aleesha can help you? Book a complimentary discovery session today. It’s an opportunity for you to share your story, learn about her approach, and take the first step towards a career that doesn’t just succeed, but satisfies.

And for University of Miami students and alumni, Aleesha offers a special rate – be sure to inquire about it during your first call.