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Purpose and passion
Passion, Purpose, Joy

Life, Academic & Career Coaching
College & Graduate Admissions Consulting


I'm Eda Chen, certified Life Coach and Strong Interest Inventory Assessment Practitioner.

I'm so glad you're here!

I am the Owner of Elan Advising and have over 10 years of experience helping youth and young professionals find clarity in their life, education, and career journeys. I specialize in helping people get "unstuck", grow in their confidence and conviction, and take concrete steps to make their dreams come true. Spend some time here, learn about our programs, and reach out even if you don't feel ready!

Learn more about Eda.

our programs.

Life / Academic / Career Coaching

Work in private 1-hour sessions with a certified coach on any area(s) of your life that needs attention. Are you at a crossroads? Do you need to make a change? Your coach will teach you new skills & techniques while helping you stay accountable!

  • Goal-setting

  • Habits & systems

  • Stress & procrastination management

  • Motivation

  • Relationships

  • More: study skills, resume writing, interview prep, and so much more!

Great for: high / college students who feel stuck or anxious, recent grads who need direction

Higher Ed Admissions Consulting

No need to navigate the college or graduate admissions process alone. Work in 1-hour private sessions with your coach from start to finish to highlight your best personal qualities, achievements and experiences. Stand out from the crowd of applicants!

  • College or graduate school search

  • CV and LinkedIn makeover

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Personal statement coaching

  • Interview prep

  • More!

Great for: students applying to college or grad school who wish to be more competitive candidates

Every program comes with unlimited support between sessions = one HUGE helping of accountability!

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Take that first step; we'll show you how.

Heart & Hands

A coach who cares

Work 1-on-1 with a coach who listens and asks the right questions. In person or virtually.

Support & accountability

SOS! Receive unlimited texting and email support between sessions.

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Executive skills

Create achievable goals, build better habits, and manage stress and procrastination, and more.

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Academic & career development

Planning skills, study skills, resume writing, cover letter writing, interview prep, more.


Let us know how we can help!

We are able to serve clients all over the country via digital communication. Schedule a free consultation today!

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