Kevin Tucker



Thank you for considering me, Kevin Tucker, M.A., CDM, SHRM, for you career transition needs. With service to others, I’m honored to be known as “The Career Transition Coach.”

I will help you find the RIGHT job that will impact your career and your entire life! I have been working with individuals, just like you, for over 15 years, making their dreams come true. My tested and proven programs provide you with the right path to follow by providing support, resources, connections and personalized coaching leading you towards success.

From serving our country in retiring from the U.S. Air Force, then as a Human Resources executive, and finally as a Career Transition Coach to hundreds, my goal is simple: to help and give you practical tools through coaching that you can have joy and success in all you do, starting with your career.

From a Master’s in Human Resources, being trained by the Coaches’ Training Institute, and being certified as a Master Career Director and a Credentialed Career Manager, I am here to share in your transition success!

More info is located at my website:


As a mid to senior level professional, is Career Transition Development right for you? Are you needing?:

  • Clarity on your career goals, leaving you confident
  • Support to find meaning in what you do
  • Progress to move you past roadblocks
  • Exciting new opportunities that allow you to move away from bad decisions and mistakes of the past
  • Ongoing support, feedback and accountability
  • Keeping you on track of your career goals

If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then consider a discovery/no-cost introductory session with Coach Kevin Tucker!

For a variety of individuals that have found career transition success with Coach Kevin Tucker, please see their stories here: Client Success Stories.

Professional Services Offered

For Career Transition Coaching and Military & Veteran coaching:

  • Programs range from 1 to 20 hours of coaching
  • 30-minute complimentary strategy session
  • Sessions available in-person, Skype/FaceTime, or over the phone
  • Day, evening, and weekend sessions are available
  • Email, phone, and text communication are available in-between sessions
  • All materials are provided with each program
  • Continued support, even after program is complete
  • A variety of career development assessments focused on career progression

For Speaking:

  • Leads military transition programs for transitioning service men and women (along with offering an executive level program)
  • Motivational talks with large and small groups
  • Retreats

Projects / Case Studies / Results

It’s all about the results! Learn first from these case studies how you can be successful in your career transition! Read more by downloading these full case studies

  • Entrepreneur Case Study – A call to Coach Kevin led Mary A. to her true calling. After a long career in telecommunications Mary was ready for a change…with Coach Kevin’s help, she relocated across the country and start her on business in photography!

  • Executive Case Study – Harold R. was a senior financial executive who had been with his employer for over 20 years. “I feel fortunate that my employer cared about me to help me make my transition, I feel blessed to have found Coach Kevin Tucker to help me.” -Harold R., Chief Financial Officer

  • MBA Transition Case Study – In graduate school, James W. had a reputation as a good communicator, hard worker, but always second guessing his next steps. After hearing Coach Kevin present to his MBA class, he scheduled a strategy session. Fast forward, James is now a successful Health Care professional!

  • Mid-Career Level Case Study – Jeff H., a true leader and mentor in the Project Management space, was employed by the largest computer chip manufacture, but was frozen in his career. Not only did Coach Kevin help Jeff get clear on his career goals, but the result led Jeff to accepting the perfect job for his career goals.

  • Military Transition Case Study – Barry H., had serviced his country for years, the military was a way of life, all his skills and experience were centered there. But when it came to finally leaving the Army he was lost. With a 20-year career in the Air Force, Coach Kevin spoke at an event where Barry and him connected…and after several sessions, Barry was able to make the successful transition to a major freight company.

What Clients Can Expect

Below is a brief sample of some client testimonials. Read more client testimonials on my website or on my LinkedIn profile.

“A career transition can be a difficult and confusing time. Yet, I feel very fortunate to have Kevin Tucker as my career coach. He is empathetic, knowledgeable, encouraging and responsive in every aspect of my outplacement development. I can always count on his expertise, advice and judgement. Kevin helped turn a time of crisis into an experience of goal setting confidence and accomplishment.”
     – Terry A., Chief Executive Officer, Little Rock, AR 

“Kevin is an excellent career coach. I would definitely recommend him as one of the top career coaches that I know.”
     – Ken L., Professional Sales Recruiter, Dublin, OH

“After a number of years in the Marine Corps, and being the top sales producer in my company, I knew there was more. But I did not have a vision for the future. I was referred to Coach Kevin and took action. With his years since retiring from the military, I was able to tap into his experience and knowledge! Now, I’m well on my way to the next steps in my career!”
     – Sandy R., Sales Professional, Orlando, FL

“Working with Kevin was one of the best career choices I have made. Kevin is personable, inventive, and is able to bring out the best in people.”
     – Rachel K., Trainer, Phoenix, AZ

“Outstanding! Kevin was very responsive to my situation and helped with the development of a specific plan for my career transition process.”
     – John Y., Senior Inspector, Gilbert, AZ

“Kevin is very knowledgeable and a tremendous coach. If you are tired of trying to do it all by yourself — contact Kevin!”
     – Dave C., Talent Acquisition Manager, Reynoldsburg, OH

“Thanks for your contribution with your presentation. Our attendees really appreciated what you shared.”
     – Fred E., Program Chair, Ohio Human Resource Conference, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Professional Certifications / Qualifications

  • S. Human Resource Development and Management from Webster University
  • Trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Master Career Director (MCD), Career Directors International
  • Credentialed Career Manager (CCM), Career Thought Leaders
  • Certified DISC Practitioner
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Honors / Awards

  • 20-year veteran of the U. S Air Force, recommended to attend Officer Training School. Awarded 3 Air Force Achievement medals, numerous Letters of Appreciation
  • Highlighted by ABC Entrainment as an expert and resource in career coaching
  • Designated as an Expert in Career Coaching by Gannett Satellite Information Network, publishers of USA Today

Affiliations / Organizations

  • International Coach Federation (ICF), member and past chapter board member
  • Volunteer transition coach to the military community
  • San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (SDPCA), member and past board member
  • ProfilingPro Assessment Advisory Board – active board member
  • Greater San Diego Business Association – active member
  • Toastmasters International – past board member to local chapter


Kevin Tucker is one of the few coaches that has the experience of a career that transitioned from the military to corporate life, following a pastoral calling and then on to successful entrepreneur with all the peaks and valleys along the way. This experience and expertise puts him in the unique position to coach mid-life managers and professionals to move from settling for just another role that leaves them unfulfilled, to finally find the right career.

Kevin’s proprietary Direction to Results service offers others the courage to find the career of their dreams finally.

As the principal of his coaching practice for over 15 years, Kevin has worked with a variety of clients as well as a Career Management Consultant for two of the nation’s leading career outplacement firms and over seven years as one of the senior career coaches for CareerBuilder (one the largest online job portals).

Prior to coaching clients, Kevin spent 10 years in senior Human Resource roles, lastly, at The Home Depot, following a 20-year career in the United States Air Force where he held various leadership positions in healthcare and systems administration.

He now presents career transition and planning workshops for employees and job seekers plus serving and recently retired veterans. And is also has a featured “Ask the Experts” column in a USA Today Network focused on career transition development, work-life balance, and human resource issues in the workplace.

Kevin is associated with the International Coach Federation, holds Master Career Director and Credentialed Career Manager Certifications and HR certifications as an SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with being trained by the Coaches Training Institute. He has a MA in Human Resource Development & Management from Webster University and a BS in Management & Computer Information Systems from Park University.

Active in the community, Kevin currently serves as a volunteer transition coach to the military community, is on the ProfilingPro Assessment Advisory Board, along with being active with the Greater San Diego Business Association. Kevin also served as a board member with his local International Coach Federation (ICF) chapter, San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (SDPCA), a local Toastmasters Board, and as an Eagle Scout, has been active with the Boy Scouts of America.

Building on his past as a minister, and of course as a coach, his wedding officiant, and counseling offerings can be found at and in his spare time he enjoys traveling and spending time with his granddaughters.

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