College Admissions Consulting and Career Coaching

Savvy Success Unlimited

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Lorraine's coaching and consulting efforts at Savvy Success Unlimited help individuals improve their confidence, awareness, focus, personal branding, college-application mastery, and job-search skills. During each session, strategies are shared, developed, and implemented, particularly with the individual in mind. Clients can apply knowledge gained from Savvy U sessions directly to school or career endeavors to enhance their life experiences.

Savvy U's ultimate goal is to help people achieve on their pathway to academic excellence, career satisfaction, and life success.


Lorraine has taught, tutored, coached, and consulted with people all over the United States from elementary through post-secondary and professional levels at a variety of educational institutions both public and private as well as through her own individual practice. She thoroughly enjoys the diversity of clients that she has worked with over the years and looks forward to continuing to serve people in the Bay Area, throughout the state of California, and all over the U.S.

In California, Lorraine has worked with students, job seekers, and employees who lived, studied, and/or worked in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Napa including Albany, Berkeley, Burlingame, Oakland, El Cerrito, Corte Madera, Hillsborough, Marin, Menlo Park, Richmond, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Sunol, Los Gatos, San Francisco, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Hercules, San Leandro, Concord, Antioch, Pleasant Hill, Fremont, Cupertino, Saratoga, and San Jose.

Through Savvy U, Lorraine has enjoyed opportunities to work with students, job seekers, and professionals who have spent significant time living overseas in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, and South America.


Savvy Success Unlimited (Savvy U) is college admissions consulting and career coaching company committed to helping students, youths, and adults actualize their best selves.

Founder Lorraine Lyman, M.S., M.A., is a dedicated consultant, coach, and certified personal brand strategist with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, a Master's degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, and a second Master's degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University. Lorraine is a Career Thought Leader Associate as well as a member of the National Career Development Association, the ​National Resume Writers' Association and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. This year she has networked and learned from some of the best professionals in multiple industries at the following national conferences: Independent Educational Consultants Association; Higher Education Consultants Association; Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring Professionals; and the National Resume Writers' Association. Her company, Savvy U, aims to empower people to excel in a manner that reflects their best selves.

Lorraine's studies and lifetime of achievements at institutions such as the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science inform how she helps others understand that developing their best selves academically and professionally—in concert with utilizing their strengths and natural abilities—will bring them their own unique brand of success.