Matt Mills, MA, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP is an experienced coach, speaker, and writer who helps professionals gain clarity in their career so they can take bold steps to achieve fulfillment and success doing work they love. Matt has years of experience working with individuals at various stages of their careers, bringing practical expertise in guiding professionals to a thriving career path that is meaningful and more authentic to their best selves.
Prior to becoming a professional coach, Matt has worked in the entertainment industry as a film development executive, and in higher education as a career counselor guiding young filmmakers in their creative career paths. Matt’s background, training, and experience as a professional coach have helped hundreds of individuals take more leadership in their careers, experience more engagement at work, and reach the next level of professional success.
Matt holds a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola Marymount University, is an iPEC trained Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
When not busy with his professional pursuits, Matt enjoys the Southern California lifestyle with days at the beach, staying active and training for his next marathon, and exploring the diverse culture of Los Angeles with his wife Alyson.
- B.A., History, Cinema Studies, Stonehill College
- Masters, Guidance and Counseling, LMU
- Certified Professional Coach, CPC
- Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
- Previous career: Entertainment Executive
- Coaching for 4 years
- Career Coaching Counselor at LMU
It is difficult to be stuck in a career with no light at the end of the tunnel. Matt truly helped me find and embrace that light. I had the pleasure of working with Matt as my coach for a few months, and my professional and personal growth has been exponential. He took the time to understand the person that I am and the underlying motivations for things about which I was truly passionate. I had great success working with Matt as I embark on a new professional journey. If you’re willing to put in the effort, Matt will help you get to where you want to be. He taught me that it’s not so much about finding the light at the end of the tunnel when you’re in a rut, but showing me new ways to see it.
It can be difficult or near impossible to get out of a career rut when it’s all you know or something that just feels safe. Matt helped me break through my fear and what “I thought” I lacked in experience by identifying my passions and forming a plan of action to pursue what I really want out of a career. If you put in the time and effort to explore yourself with the tools Matt gives you, you will start to see changes you never thought possible.
My experience with Matt as a career coach exceeded all expectations. Matt has the fantastic ability to not only let the client dictate the direction of each session, but to ask pertinent questions in order to get the most out of these discussions. I’d highly recommend Matt’s services to anyone who would like an outside perspective on their career trajectory.