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Marty Nemko Ph.D.


Named the San Francisco Bay Area's "Best Career Coach," Marty Nemko, Ph.D., has been career and personal coach to 6,000 clients and enjoys a 95 percent client-satisfaction rate. The author of 13 books (250,000 copies sold) including Careers for Dummies, plus 4,000 published articles, including in TIME, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and more than 1,800 in Psychology Today. 26 of his best articles are anthologized in The Best of Marty Nemko, 2021 edition. He teaches methods of inquiry to medical students at the University of California San Francisco. He was the one man in a one-man PBS-TV Fundraising Special, 8 Keys to a Better Worklife. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley with two specializations: educational psychology and evaluation of individuals and programs.. He is married to Barbara Nemko, the Napa County Superintendent of Schools. They have one daughter and one doggie: Hachi, named after a dog so loyal that he waited at the train station for his owner to return for ten years. The archive of Marty Nemko's writings and KALW (NPR-San Francisco) radio program plus a link to his YouTube videos and his books, are accessible from

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