CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES
(in their own words)
I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with hundreds of executives and leaders just like you to find their place with jobs that they love in companies that fit. Below are just some of the many client success stories of job searchers who have landed the role they wanted within organizations that exceeded their criteria. We’ve worked together to discover their career path, up-level their resumes, network with influencers and decision makers, and win in their job search. Please feel free to read the story of each of these clients to learn some of the ways we’ve been able to help make a real, tangible difference in the lives and careers of these values-driven professionals.
“I felt trapped. Lori understood.”
“When I first met Lori, I was in a rut. Having spent 25 years in the same industry, I was bored, max’d out and didn’t know what to do next. I felt trapped. Lori understood my predicament, as she had seen it all before — she was sympathetic, but resolute in knowing that she could help me find answers. I took great solace in that! Through several sessions and dozens of exercises, I began to get a clearer picture of who I am, and where my strengths and talents truly lie. Working with Lori, I was able to translate that understanding into updated, targeted resumes that quickly produced interviews and gave me the confidence to express myself better than ever before.
Consulting a Career Coach should be mandatory for anyone in today’s workforce, and Lori is the best at her profession.”
“She helped me redefine my story”
“I was looking to switch gears from a 12+ year career in consulting to an industry position, but I was having trouble identifying the right roles for me and actually getting the interview. Working with Lori was a great decision! She had a plan of action and immediately was able to get me on track. She helped me redefine my “story” and align my resume to my new direction. We worked together for 5 months, and in that time she helped me with my resume, LinkedIn profile, strategies for interviewing, and most importantly, she helped build my confidence in an overwhelming world of job search! I am happy to say that within those 5 months of working with Lori, I received and accepted a new job offer and I couldn’t be more excited!”
“She really gets to know her clients”
“Lori was very helpful in identifying the skill gaps I had in interviewing. She is very patient and works on a personal level, not just checking boxes – she really gets to know her clients and works to get the best out of them. Her experience and knowledge in this area top-notch.”
“Lori transformed [my resume] into a resume which got results”
“Lori took my old, tired, out of date resume and transformed it into a resume which got results. In transitioning from owning a business back to the corporate world, Lori asked the tough questions to dig out all the relevant skills and accomplishments which would catch the eye of a potential employer…Spending the money to work with Lori was well worth it.”
“She is steadfastly positive and unreservedly in her clients’ corner.”
“Lori’s coaching is consistently helpful, and consistently well-balanced between nitty-gritty get-it-done tactics and long-range visioning and strategy. She is steadfastly positive and unreservedly in her clients’ corner. Her support (both practical and emotional) has been absolutely priceless in the months I’ve been working with her. I’d rate her all the stars plus a couple more, if possible. Highly recommended, in other words.”
“Lori helped me update my resume which led me to acquire a position I truly desired.”
“I cannot recommend Lori enough. I recently was relocating from the east coast to the west coast. I had not changed my resume for many years. Lori helped me update my resume and I ended up receiving half a dozen requests for interviews which led me to acquire a position I truly desired. She was so helpful. I highly recommend.”
“She opened my eyes to a whole new approach to finding a career”
“After an unexpected layoff, I needed guidance in navigating a new job search. I had worked with Lori in the past as an executive coach and resume expert. This time I was at a different level in my career and Lori helped me understand how much my old resume was underselling my experience and minimizing my appeal in today’s market. She guided me through a long and fruitful process of reframing and rewriting my resume so that I can compete for the jobs I want now. She’s also helping me set up an online presence to help me reach the employers I need to reach. She has opened my eyes to a whole new approach to finding a career that makes me feel empowered.“
“I got that gig that would have fallen into daydream territory before our work”
“I went to Lori to help me achieve my [job] dreams. It was the best decision I made. She focused on two things right out of the gate:
- clarify my goals, both personal and professional
- get me to stop selling myself short
These twin achievements allowed me to approach my hunt with confidence, patience and focus. My original dream job was to try and combine my technical joys with a personal one…Through the tools Lori taught me…I got that gig that would have fallen into daydream territory before our work together.“
“Shortly after [working with Lori], I DID get an offer, accepted it and now am very happy”
“Working with Lori has been a career-saver and life-saver! Her classes and 1-1 coaching directed me right into a plan of action. I used her teaching to re-align my resume, LinkedIn profile, business card…and most importantly my “voice” as a job seeker. Shortly after, I DID get an offer, accepted it and now am very happy with the company and my role.”
“She looks at things from a different angle and has multiple tools to help one get unstuck”
“Lori has an amazing ability to see connections among bits of information and piece together a bigger picture. She is talented at looking at things from a different angle and has multiple tools to help one get “unstuck”. I highly recommend Lori to anyone who wants assistance in clarifying their career goals and landing an ideal job.”
As we worked together, Lori always helped give me that extra nudge when I was having trouble taking the next step toward success and acknowledged and applauded me when I accomplished something that I’d been struggling with.
Thanks to Lori, I got out of my 8-year rut at the same job and discovered a new career I love that brings me all of the things I want in a job — creativity, variety, challenge, learning, flexibility, teamwork, and cake. With no professional experience but a desire to learn, Lori helped me find ways to become a cake decorator–first on my own and then, eventually, at a reputable cake shop. Now, something I used to do just for fun has become something I make my living doing, and each workday flies by!”
What did you need at the time you hired Lori
I wanted to work in my industry and didn’t know how to progress any further than I was. I knew I had much experience that could be put in the industry of my choice but not how to parlay that experience. I needed guidance.
What did you and Lori do together?
Many, many things. Overall, to get clear in my mind what I offered and really what I wanted in a work environment. Every week was another epiphany after another. One of my favorites was the “knowing your core values”. Having had some experience on this subject I was all ready to dive-in. Core Values is key. Knowing your core values.
Lori makes it so easy to pinpoint. One time we were speaking about something else and we both realized…OMG…that is a core value for me. I hadn’t written it down before, but discovered later that if ever a core value fit me…it was the one I mentioned at that time. Knowing that piece of information also answered a long standing question in my head. One of the “why’s” as to my constant upset with other places I had worked.
What were the results from working with Lori?
Many things. One is a great looking resume. I thought, wow, I look good and it was all from work I had already done elsewhere but didn’t know how to say it or present it. Another is the clarity of knowing where I will feel good when I do work. What I really want and with the kind of people I really want to work with on a daily basis. This entire process is so valuable. The best money I ever spent and I am not kidding or exaggerating. I was only hoping it would be valuable and it really was valuable. I know stuff and it has value and is marketable. Lori showed me those things and it gives me confidence.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Lori delivers above and beyond. The highest quality of exchange, ‘more than you expected.’ I told my friends this over and over: ‘I wish I had her 10-20-even 30 years ago.’ Every one, and I mean EVERYONE, needs a Lori. Her understanding,patience, how she problem solves, putting things in simple terms, was mind blowing. I wish I could that well. I present a problem and she could turn it around and yes…another epiphany.
Lori, is worth every penny. It isn’t about a title. It is about enjoying everyday doing work you love with people you like and are like minded. You’ll know what you are looking for when you interview. I never say this, but I will say it here. Lori is a major key into the rest of my life doing what I always wanted to do. That is: Being happy doing what I do, everyday. Something I have been saying for years. Allowing Sherlock…to be Sherlock. Finding my people. They are out there and now I know what I am looking for in that respect.
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