I have found Lori’s webinars and her services to be extremely informative. Her professional deportment is exemplary, she is easy to converse with and she is very helpful with ideas and comments. Her knowledge of the business climate in the US and western countries serves her well. She is also an expert of making tools such as LinkedIn work for you…whether you are looking for another position or whether you are growing your own business. I cannot say enough good things about the way she manages her seminars, the usefulness of her websites and her offering. She takes the time to understand your particular situation, and interacts with you to guide you to make the right decisions. If you are looking for a career coach, get her services and you will not be disappointed.
Lori took my old, tired, out of date resume and transformed it into a resume which got results.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. One of the first employers to receive my new resume and customized cover letter (created by Lori) called me for a phone interview, followed by a face to face meeting, and finally offered me a job twenty-four hours after the interview. I’m convinced I would not have even been able to get my foot in the door without my new resume created by Lori. As I told my wife, retrospectively, spending the money to work with Lori was well worth it.
At the time I hired Lori, I was looking for someone to help me develop a resume which focuses on career transitions. I had hired a coach who did not hear a word I said and sent me a resume that was totally wrong. Lori, on the other hand, did listen to what my needs were and asked me pointed questions. I decided to work with her and never regretted this decision. Lori helped develop two resumes which highlighted skills needed for two different types of positions. She was easy to work with, took all my comments into consideration, and made the appropriate revisions. In the end, I received two resumes which I was totally happy with. I would recommend Lori without hesitation. She is a true professional and a delight to work with.
I was looking to make large changes in my life, both job and city. I was a happy midwestern resident for nearly 30 years but wanted to see what life on a coast was like and get a dream job. This was a tall order and going into it I thought I would have to make large compromises on parts of my dreams to get any of it.
I went to Lori to help me achieve these dreams. It was the best decision I made.
She focused on two things right out of the gate:
1. clarify my goals, both personal and professional
2. 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. I enjoy large scale data processing with cutting edge tools, music and baseball. Through the tools Lori taught me and helped me unearth in myself I got that gig that would have fallen into day dream territory before our work together.
I hired Lori because I was feeling stuck in my job and needed to find a career that was more rewarding, more challenging, and more suited to me. In the arts, it’s difficult to find a job you enjoy that also pays enough to live on, but Lori helped me do just that!
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!
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 was pigeon-holed into an industry that I was not so fond of, and saw no way to get out. 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.
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.