Meet Your Coach: Mo Chanmugham

Mo Chanmugham: Career Coach


Mo is a marketer turned entertainment lawyer turned career coach. After a string of “dream jobs”, first as a marketing associate at Reebok, then as an assistant to a Hollywood agent at United Talent Agency, and finally as an entertainment lawyer for Def Jam and Sony Music, he realized he was chasing a superficial version of success rather than one that was authentic to him.
Motivated by the belief that the right job was out there for him, he invested in his own personal development to get a better sense of what he truly cared about. He quickly fell in love with coaching and saw how coaching gave him the clarity and confidence he needed in his professional life. That’s when he realized he wanted to use coaching to help other professionals who were stuck in unfulfilling jobs gain the clarity and confidence they needed to find their ideal careers. As he has changed careers more than once he understands why people are driven to find meaningful work, the mistakes they make when trying to choose the “right” career path, and how to avoid them.
He is an ICF certified professional coach (ACC) and completed his training through the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC). He is also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, a community of the world’s leading business and career coaches.

Favorite Book: 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is my all time favorite personal development book that I first read back in college. The concepts in that book helped me get intentional about the life and career I wanted to create. It introduced me to the transformational idea that we all operate from a particular lens that influences our beliefs and actions. To have a breakthrough all you need to do is become aware of the perspective that you are choosing and choose a new perspective that helps you move forward.

Fun Fact:

I’m a proud graduate of Dubpost an awesome DJ school in NYC. I led a double life of lawyer by day and DJ by night for a few years and loved every minute of it.

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Why you do coaching with HTYC:

I love being a coach with HTYC because I believe in their mission of helping people get unstuck and leave unfulfilling jobs to find and do work they love. As a coach, I truly enjoy what I do on a day to day basis and I’m grateful to have found such a satisfying career.