About People At Work


We’re Jean & Karl Muhlbauer.

Together we make up People At Work. 

We work as career coaches and consultants successfully guiding high achievers like you step by step through career transitions so you can do the work you want to do.  

We do this by helping you get clear on what you are fantastic at and we teach you how to communicate this effectively and persuasively (in your resume, LinkedIn, networking, and interviews), so you can stop stressing and create the security that comes from taking control of your career once and for all.

Job security is a thing of the past. Career freedom only comes from knowing your worth in the market and being able to communicate it effectively.  

Our work is based on solid training AND real-world experience from our work hiring and coaching leaders and also training decision-makers on how to hire and manage teams.

Elite athletes hire coaches because they know that their time and energy are precious and even the best can benefit from expert coaching. If you are a top performer and your time is valuable, investing in a coach to help you makes sense.

Inaction is expensive, so take the next step today by scheduling a free call with us to figure if you can benefit from our services.

Jean ALI Muhlbauer


Jean is an innovative, forward-thinking, driven coach and consultant. She is passionate about bringing her clients practical solutions, while still keeping an eye on their big-picture goals. She aims to create a safe space for clients to get curious, get clarity and feel empowered.

Jean is experienced in coaching a variety of individuals in jobs that range from entrepreneur creatives to corporate executives, and with professionals, from recent graduates to experienced PhDs.  She is well-versed in working with expatriates, immigrants and first-generation Americans, women, “minority” populations (as a fellow Latina) and those looking to transition to new industries.

Jean earned her coaching certification from Coaches Training Institute, considered by most to be the gold standard in coaching. She works with clients and companies, helping them to meet goals, by building on her 11+ years of human resources experience in companies of all sizes- both in the public and private sector- with her innate creativity and bias for results.

Jean has lived and worked in South America, Europe, Africa and the U.S. and can coach in English and Spanish.

Jean earned a masters degree in human resources and labor relations from the top-rated program at Michigan State University. She graduated with honors from Florida International University, where she earned a bachelors degree in Psychology.

Jean enjoys reading nonfiction, all things music (especially rock) and learning new things. Her greatest joy is spending time with her small group of family and friends, including her labradoodle, Cooper.


Karl Muhlbauer, Jr.


Karl is a well-respected, insightful and results-oriented coach and consultant. He is passionate about training and building leadership capacity with individuals and within organizations. His approach is decisive and goal-oriented, yet supportive.

Karl has over 20 years of progressive HR experience, including two international expatriate assignments for Fortune 500 companies. His experience spans a variety of industries, including Technology, Insurance, Materials and Manufacturing, Retail, Consulting Services, and Oil & Gas.

Karl is well-versed at coaching recent graduates and seasoned executives, alike. He has extensive experience working with expatriates, first-generation Americans, those looking to progress in their current career, in either leadership or technical roles, as well as with individuals entering a new industry or those re-entering the job market after a sabbatical.

Karl has managed and led the recruitment function in several of his past roles, including the development and implementation of recruiting processes for both small and large companies. He has also trained recruiters and managers on the recruitment process in both, times of rapid growth, and contractions in the economy.

Karl earned a masters degree in labor relations and human resources, as well as a bachelors degree in history and political science, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Karl is also a certified Leadership Trainer.

Karl loves traveling, exploring new cultures and winning at all things trivia. He has been an avid photographer since middle school and geeks out over technology and how gadgets work.


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