Quick backstory…

I’m a former F100/500 recruiter, educator, Y Combinator career coach, founder, and startup advisor.

In 2017 I applied and joined Teach for America and served in New York for two years. I loved teaching and working with students but found it to be extremely challenging all at the same time due to a lack of autonomy, lack of resources, lack of support, long hours, etc. By the end of my first year of teaching, we had close to 40% of teachers and staff quit!

I remember how difficult it was for me as a first-year educator, and after seeing my fellow colleagues leave only magnified the problem. So I thought if teachers quitting is a problem here.. is it a problem anywhere else?

Turned out it is a massive problem everywhere with an $8B cost attached to it.

In response, I bootstrapped and co-founded an ed-tech company which with a lot of hard work, and a lack of luck, ended up exiting 2 years later.

With some free time on my hands, I realized that I still missed teaching and mentoring others.

I ended up joining a Y Combinator startup that offered career development coaching services to anyone who was looking to transition to roles in tech (from software engineering, data science, etc). After being there for a while, I noticed that were some serious issues in the model.

  • Company clients were landing their next role anywhere between 4-6 months after joining the program, and some not at all.
  • The coaching model was inflexible and not customizable to best fit in the individual with fixed 20-minute weekly sessions. Not enough time for anything substantial.
  • While there was no upfront cost to receiving coaching, the company would use a convoluted Income Share Agreement (ISA) and take 9-18% of the client’s new salary (tens of thousands) in backpay after the client left the program.

Crazy expensive?! Yeah, I thought that too.

I knew that the next venture I started, had to be different.

Enter Alza.

I wanted to combine my love for education, teaching, and technology to build a platform that can provide career development and accessibility to all… no matter their starting point.

In 2021, I co-founded Alza – a career accelerator focused on helping mid-level professionals transition into their next opportunity within 60 days.

We focus on helping professionals interested in advancing their careers in product management, strategy, and operations, marketing roles primarily, as well as additional career avenues.

Alza was created with the ambition and goal to do better than what was being offered in the market.

We focus on speed, implementation, and most importantly, getting you results.

At Alza you will be able to:

  • Get a personalized 1:1 (60-day) program.
  • Get expert advice from industry insiders.
  • Get 3x-5x more interviews.
  • Get access to 100+ pages of resources, templates + scripts.
  • Learn how to boost your salary by 45%+.
  • Land a role 2x faster than anything else on the market.
  • Become a part of a community that will help your career growth for a lifetime.

Hope you’re ready for the next level because we cannot wait to work with you.

Our core values

Accessibility

At Alza, we believe that accessibility to quality resources and education should be available to everyone, not just some. Our payment structures start at a fraction of the cost compared to the competition. Our successes have never been predicated on a fancy degree, price tags, or being born in a specific zip code. We want to work with those who want something more out of their careers, and who are ready to hustle to get it, period.

Agility

Another key element that drives success for is being able to respond to change quickly. We are a bootstrapped private company which means we have no investors or other shareholders, which means we don’t have to follow the same blueprint as our competitors. We answer to only our clients, and with that we can adapt quickly, cut corners, and work smarter not harder to deliver results faster than anyone or anything else on the market.

Ambition

We have got to dream. Without ambition we could never have built not one, but two separate self-sustaining companies in the span of four years. We wouldn’t think to accomplish an audacious goal of helping 1 million underrepresented professionals break into tech by 2027. Ambition is what started Alza, and it is ambition that is going to lead us all the way. You are now reading this, you’re probably ambitious too, just like us here.

Our team

Our results so far

100+

happy clients

45%+

base compensation increase after joining

6.5 weeks

average time to land a new role

$3,200,000+

total compensation negotiated and won

After close to 20,000 hours of coaching, we’ve got this pretty much down to a science.
Come join us and let’s start building your professional future, together.

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