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Clarifying your next career step? Making a career transition? Preparing for career advancement?


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Yas (Djadali) Hardaway is a synergistic, innovative, and equity-driven career development leader, practitioner, and scholar. She is a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Yas has worked in the career development field since 1999, across multiple universities in the United States and transnationally. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Career Services at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), as well as a Course Lead and Adjunct Faculty in GSEP’s Psychology Division, where she teaches Career Development Theories & Techniques to master's-level students. Yas received her Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling from The Florida State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

At the University of California, Irvine and Loyola Marymount University, Yas developed a strong reputation for team development, interdepartmental collaboration, and career counseling leadership. She has designed and taught several university career development courses and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yas is published and has presented at international conferences on intercultural career development topics and the application of career development theory to practice. In 2007-2008, she initiated and launched a career development program for a transnational shipboard university of 50 nations, traveling to 17 countries around the world.

As Founder of Insight Careers, Yas provides virtual career coaching for early to senior-level professionals facing career transitions and preparing for career advancement.


With exponential advances in technology and globalization, the workforce is changing more rapidly than ever. We are now in an era of career mobility, which requires an intentional and adaptable approach to career development. Career coaching sessions are designed to jump start your next career step through goal clarification, industry-specific job search strategies, and professional brand customization. Meet virtually with an experienced Certified Career Counselor from the comfort of your own home or work space.

Purpose Meets Preparation.


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“We know what we are, but not what we may be.”

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Cost per one-hour session: $120

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