Testimonials

Here’s sampling of my clients’ career success stories and what they have to say about working with me:

 “It takes a great deal of self awareness to understand the value of a career coach; deciding to work with Joellyn…turned out to be a superb experience. She did not tell me what to do — she guided me to discover my strengths & values and put them to work. Her cheerful way to start every conversation brightens the busy days and made me think what “really matters”. Joellyn’s approach is not about “finding a job” — it’s about the lifetime experience you need to approach your career and your professional endeavors.” – George Kontopidis, Senior Manager of Systems Engineering and Software – BOSE Corporation

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I used Joellyn as my career coach and the results were fantastic. She truly takes an interest in you and her goal is to help you figure out where you want to go and how to get there. She’s part friend, motivator and counselor. When things are difficult she helps to put things in perspective. She had great tips on interviewing and the do’s and don’t’s of the job search process. My resume was truly a picture of me and my skills, it wasn’t the run of the mill resume. It got noticed and it got results. I HIGHLY recommend her services. Remember it’s a process you go through and it was worth every penny!”— Greg Steffon, Business Development Manager at Chartis Insurance

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 “Hello Joellyn. You may not remember me, but I contacted you a couple of years back about a career change.  You have really helped me! As you may recall, I was working in marketing and lost the last corporate position in April 2013.  I used my severance (and my hubby’s income) to support us while I built my travel agency business in Wisconsin. I started laying groundwork late 2012, thinking this might be a great second career for me, that I would really enjoy. I built my website over the next 6 months and really started using my marketing knowledge to advertise that I was now selling travel.  When I was laid off, I took off running and added a few bridal shows to my schedule. Very soon I had people traveling to Europe, cruising and vacationing near and far.  I am wrapping up my full first year and have more commissions on the books in 2015, than I made in all of 2014.  Although that’s not a huge amount, it is all we need & I’m doing work that I love. In 2015, I will be expanding my business in Arizona, where we moved last May when my husband retired.  I will actually be posting a profit in 2015 (lots of investments and advertising in 2014), so even better!”LouAnn Covi – www.covitravel.com

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“Joellyn is a great career coach. She is a true professional and works hard to provide the guidance for someone to look deep inside and find their passion. She enlists current testing methods to discover yourself and works at your pace and provides guidance for your success. She is flexible and works with you and your busy schedule. I started with Joellyn because I found out I was going to lose my job and I did not know what to do. After my first session with Joellyn, I quickly realized that she was someone that I felt comfortable with and would tell me the truth. Together we uncovered my talents so that I could have fun at work again.  I would recommend Joellyn to anyone who needs to find their passion to ‘play’ at what they do best.”Brent Scholar, Ed.D., Higher Education Business Instructor & Course Developer

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“Joellyn, I just wanted to let you know that I accepted a position of Associate Director of Alumni and Friends Engagement at a private university. It is a new position, which gives me lots of room to maneuver. It’s definitely a new experience! I am now a limited partner at my law firm allowing me to keep one foot in the legal world and I can continue to act as an occasional consultant. There are certainly some adjustments that come with a big switch like mine, both financial and mental, but I’m glad I encouraged myself to try something totally new. Thank you, too, for being a great sounding board. I needed to hear myself reaffirm that I could bring value outside of my work at the law firm.” – Jen D., Attorney, Non Profit Executive 

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“Guess what! I got laid off — and rehired in the same day in my company! Had a lot of good feedback on the resume we prepared. My new job will involve my underwriting and collections skills. It’s a new position established to modify mortgages under the HASP program set up by the Government stimulus plan.”— Jim Taylor, Workout Specialist / Underwriting Specialist

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“Thank you for helping me with my transition from a full-time health care executive to freelance health care consultant and medical writer. You let me know it was OK to redefine myself in areas of health care that have been most satisfying to me. You helped me to focus my new business, name it, articulate what I do, and address my “brand” and “niche”. You listened carefully to my issues and gave me insightful feedback. After I named my business and pushed forward, things seemed to blossom from there. I had something to build on that felt right to me. Our work together laid the foundation for a steady flow of projects, which came soon after our sessions.”— Marilyn W., Freelance Health Care Consultant / Medical Writer / Visual Artist

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“I heard from my sources that Glaxo Smith Kline has accepted me into their speaker program! Coaching with you, followed subsequent updates to my resume, and your creation of a beautiful speaker sheet, helped make it happen!— Flora Brahmbhatt, Pharm.D., CGP / Public Speaker, Pharmaceuticals Industry

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Just wanted to let you know I moved to the UK and found a consulting job through my network contacts. I’ve been quite busy since I arrived here in early February [2010] but wanted to let you know the networking [you recommended] works!”Beverly Good, Nuclear Energy Professional

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“Joellyn came recommeded to me by a friend, I was a bit hesitant at first but with my results I am extremely satisfied! We had worked on many aspects of my career and she was able to help identify very key skills I had overlooked. We had also taken the time to do a high level review of my resume, which was just what I needed after being out of the interviewing market for 25 years. With the recommendations from Joellyn, I was able to recraft my resume and my outlook on interviews that has landed me the perfect career path that I am excited to move forward with. Thank you Joellyn!” — Candace Scarale, Sr. Administrative Assistant at UTC Aerospace Systems / Goodrich ISR

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“Joellyn worked with my husband when his job [at EMC] was on shaky ground. Her assessment of his situation was ‘spot on’ and helped him in considering the best options for his career transition. Within 5 months, he found a new job which is a perfect fit, in a great company. Thank you, Joellyn!”Stacey Belculfini, Artful Appraisals

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Friends, I’ve worked with Joellyn for over 10+ years. Her job is to help ‘get you noticed and get the interview’ and she has always come through for me. Don’t waste your time with others, trust in her work. Use her services and watch what happens!”Mark Stastny, Business Development Professional

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I have worked with Joellyn for over 10 years and have been extremely happy with her services. She is very knowledgeable and stays up to date on the latest “trends” in resume writing and career coaching. I would only trust Joellyn to write and update my resume. She is terrific!”— Janet Klinger, Commercial Banking Professional – Asset-Based Lending

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“I was referred to Joellyn over 15 years ago to assist me in creating a new resume. She was so good, I have referred her to countless people since then, including company presidents. Joellyn is not simply a rubber stamp, but she becomes a partner with you in creating a strategy for success. You will not be disappointed!”— Chick Simonds, Recruiter and Outplacement Professional, Simonds & Associates

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“After deciding to completely change careers from Sales to Clinical Psychology, I knew I was going to need help. You were able to take my sales experience and make it work to my advantage…resulting in a seamless career change! Working with you has been an absolute pleasure.”— J. Courtney, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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I want to thank you [for] taking the time to help me think about the many [career] options in front of me. You helped me re-focus my energies on my strengths and helped me realize that there were more opportunities within my field of expertise.”— R. Vorona, Ophthalmology Practice Consultant

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“Thanks very much for your contribution to my success. I know that I never looked so well on paper (no degrees or computer skills). So, I was always dismissed before I could open my mouth. I now confess that 2 out of 3 people who interviewed me waived my resume. They stressed values, something I believe in and can talk about for hours. Our work together certainly gave me that extra boost of confidence I need to get the job!” — Debora B., Customer Service Professional

Contact me and together we’ll make career success happen for you!