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Jill Klees


Focus Areas: student and job seeker services, workplace wellness for teams and individuals, organizational management

Jill Klees is the Director of Career Development for the Office of Career Management at Santa Clara University School of Law. Jill has over 15 years of career coaching experience in both academic and corporate environments. She gained extensive experience working in start-up, non-profit and technology-based industries providing career related resources within the Silicon Valley marketplace. Jill has broad programming experience in developing innovative tools and resources to prepare her clients for the workforce and is highly skilled in helping her clients determine their unique talents and strengths. Previously she was the Director of Student Life at Santa Clara Law where she was instrumental in advancing wellness programming and law student well-being. Jill was a fitness trainer for over 10 years igniting her passion for health, wellness, and living a balanced life. She capitalized on her coaching background, Jesuit education in counseling psychology, and fitness training to approach wellness from a “care of the whole person” perspective. Jill is passionate about work-life balance and encouraging her clients to find meaningful work.

Jill holds an MA in Counseling from Santa Clara University and a BS in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys hot yoga, biking, traveling, and spending relaxing time on the beach.

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