Coaching Self-Help Resources 

 For Educational Transitions

By Richard Bolles 

By Henri Junttila 

For Relationship Transitions

 By John Gottman

By John Gottman and Julie Gottman 

For Work Transitions

By Ernie Zelinski 

By Pam Fox Rollin 

For Relocating Transitions 

By Cathy Goodwin 

For Medical Changes (that last for a while) 

By Arthur Barsky and Emily Deans 

By Jon Kabat-Zinn 

 For Grief

By John James and Russell Friedman 

By Mitch Albom 

By Harold Kushner 

 Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Psychologist

Offices in:
  • Mission/Noe Valley, San Francisco
  • Menlo Park, California

Mailing address: 
800 Menlo Avenue; Suite 121
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Examples  of Transitions for In-Transition Coaching 


  • Think about or begin some type of educational experience (e.g., college, graduate school, vocational, specific skill training)
  • Graduate from, leave without graduating, or be asked to leave an educational/training experience. 


  • Romantic:
    • Become single after a relationship ends 
    • Pre-marital coaching
    • Marital coaching
  • Friendships:
    • Figure out the different types of friendships that tap into the different parts of you
    • Learn when you want to be with certain types of friends versus others
  • Work--Change relationships with colleagues as you or they (or both) change positions in a company or change companies
  • Family—relationships with family members can transition when you:
    • Leave home
    • Return home
    • Have children/decide not to have children
    • Begin or end a romantic relationship
    • Blending families
    • Have to “take care of” a family member who was previously more independent.


  • Change your position in a company
  • Change companies
  • Change jobs (the types of work you perform)
  • Become unemployed
  • Retire.


Move to a new place provides you with an opportunity to “reinvent yourself” and to allow other sides of yourself to come to the fore. Moves offer this opportunity in various aspects of your life: family, new friends, neighbors, colleagues.

Medical change (that last for a while):

  • Incur an injury or developing/being diagnosed with a disease or disorder
  • Recover from a long-standing injury, disease, or disorder.


Lose a family member, friend, partner, or job changes your identity. As your grief transitions, how do you want to make meaning of that loss?


You may not have any transitions that are coming up or occurred recently, but wish that you did—you want something about yourself to change. You want to make some type of transition. Coaching can help you figure out what part(s) of your life and what to transition toward.