Client Success Stories
Four Years Happily Employed in New Role
As a result of coaching I successfully moved across the country and changed jobs. I’ve happily stayed with the same organization for four years since working with the Cardy Career Coaching team.
Read Polly’s story here.
International Client Now Living Her Dream
As a result of working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I am living my dreams right now. Now the worst day in my current field is better than the best day in my old job. That’s how big a difference there is. I feel awesome and very lucky.
Read Suriya’s story here.
Life is Changed Despite Fatigue
I was exhausted constantly and sick all the time. The coaching work gave me confidence and clear sightedness to say, “This is what I want, and I can do it.” It was completely life changing. I changed my whole life. I left my job and did what I wanted to do. Our work was so incredibly helpful. I moved through a lot of stuff.
Read Lily’s story here.
“I Was So Far in the Hole”
My job was awful and I was miserable. I was in a place where I felt like I couldn’t go on. The impact of working with the Cardy Career Coaching team on my life has been huge. I landed and prepared for a new job. I learned tools to handle things. I needed those practices.
Read Emily’s story here.
Dad is Much More Pleasant to Be Around
It’s an understatement to say I’m very pleased with how everything’s worked out. I’m three months into my new job, and I love it. It’s wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’m much more pleasant to be around for my family too.
Read Tom’s story here.
“I Was Tired of Being Confused”
The coaching work cleared the fog of the landscape. I’m less judgemental about where I am. I’m more comfortable. I’m in such a better place and so much better equipped for future situations. Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was a huge help.
Read Brittany’s story here.
From Lost to On Track
The coaching work impacted my life hugely. I basically figured out what I could see myself doing and the next steps to get there. Now I’m doing it. I’m employed in my new profession, and I see a future for myself in it.
Read Mariah’s story here.
College Student Sets Course for Success
I love my major. I know what I want to be doing after school. I have a long term dream that I’m keeping an eye on as well.
Read Emma’s story here.
“What Do I Do? Where Do I Start?”
I wasn’t quite able to get my arms around the process of making a change. It’s one thing to know we need to make a change. It’s something else to do it. As a result of the coaching work, I felt much more confident with where I was at professionally, more equipped to take on challenges that were new to me, and take action in the face of the unknown.
Read Stephanie’s story here.
New Job and New Husband
Building my confidence helped me to leave the city and try something new. I believed I could get a new job and got one. I got my act together personally too. I met an amazing man and got married.
Read Courtney’s story here.
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“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I was so confused about which way to proceed. I knew I needed to make some changes, but just couldn’t get started. Working with the team helped me drill down to a practical path forward. The program was amazingly well done.” –Susan D., Paralegal, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Before working with Alison my mind was in a million directions and my ego was trained to tell me ‘no’ and steer me in the exact opposite direction of where I wanted to go! I needed an outsider’s perspective. Since our work together I’m clear on where I’d like to go. Alison is an expert at what she does and an inspiration.” –K.K., Travel Coordinator
“I was really down on myself – lacking the confidence needed to be successful in my job search. Julia truly helped me get over my last work situation and being laid off. She helped me understand that I’m competent, intelligent and would be an asset to another organization! I’m now in a better mental state and ready to take on my next challenge.” –B.K., Marketing, Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client
“Before working with Alison, I was extremely frustrated with my lack of progress in searching for my career path and was feeling defeated. I had for the most part given up on the possibility of finding a new career that would excite me. In our work together, Alison was extremely patient and was able to help guide me to a place where I felt re-energized and focused, with a clear strategy for next steps. It was a pleasure to work with her.” –A.O., Program Officer
“I had a wonderful experience working with Alison and truly feel in a better place after our time together. After our last session I felt like I had a clear idea of where I needed to head and what to do. This is a feeling I had not had since before graduate school. I am refreshed and refocused.” –A.G., Director of Business Partnerships
“Before working with the CCC team, I spent significant time running in mental circles about my career dissatisfaction. I knew I was unhappy and needed a change, but struggled to see how and when to make change happen. My coach provided structure and context to make sense of my mental circles. Now, I am more appreciative of the fact that looking for one big change to improve my career satisfaction isn’t the best way forward. Rather, looking to a series of small changes that will get the ball rolling and make progress feel real will alleviate stress and provide me more time to understand where I am going next.” –Holly R., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Sara had this beautiful way of connecting with me/meeting me exactly where I was in the process. There wasn’t anything pushy or condescending about her, and I really appreciated that. She also seemed very intuitive. She noticed right away that I needed to recharge before jumping head first into a major change and gave me a lot of suggestions for how to go about that. I found Sara’s approach to be very gentle, but focused. She genuinely cared and wanted to help me make the best decisions for where I was without adding unnecessary stress.” –B.Z., Lawyer, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I was lost. I knew I needed to move, but I didn’t know where to go. You kept me in check and made me focus on what action I should take. You were also kind and understanding in listening to my situation.” –E.H., Marine Biologist
“Deborah was more than warm and personable over the phone, and I felt like we had maintained a great connection throughout the process. She was a great cheerleader and fair critic when I was showing unfairness and ignorance towards myself!” –Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Nav helped me with bringing to light the key themes, competencies, and desires connected with my working identity. I particularly appreciated how she helped with positively reframing negativity and anxiety. She also helped me to see things from a different perspective and used comparisons, metaphors, precise language and connections to help me process and gain insight into my working identity. If I had to sum up my coach in a few words, she was reflective, analytical, thoughtful, positive, kind, open-minded, non-judgmental, and articulate.” –S. R., Education Professional
“Julia is an excellent listener and asked really interesting questions that got me thinking outside of the box. I appreciated her understanding with scheduling conflicts, too. Julia was an excellent sounding-board for me!” –Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client
“I felt lost in my career search before working with Cardy Career Coaching. Now, I’m doing more informational interviews and making an effort to use networking to get a new job. The investment in the program was a lot for me, BUT I’m glad I did it.” –Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“I began the process skeptical of the whole idea of life/career coaching and cynical about the possibility that it might help me in any way. By the halfway point of the first session, both feelings had melted away. Alison manages to walk the tightrope of empathizing like a close friend while providing an insightful diagnosis of the problem like the objective professional that she is. I would recommend her services to anyone who is floundering or searching for guidance in life or career.” –John K., Lawyer, Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client
“Sara is terrific, and I’m really enjoying working with her. She’s empathetic, realistic, and knows when to push back with some thought-provoking twist. I feel like she’s really hearing me and helping me. She’s a wonderful member of your team!” –Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Before working with Alison I felt lost and trapped. I was convinced that I would never be able to leave my job and find something more fulfilling. Alison helped me realize that I am a good employee, and that better options do exist. She helped me make my first cold networking connection, an action of which I was previously terrified. As a result of working with Alison I am more confident that I will be able to find a more fulfilling job.” –R.Z., Technical Project Manager, Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client
“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I felt unhappy, aimless and deflated. Through my work with the coaching team, I explored ideas and areas I never considered before. I now feel more confident in potential opportunities, and more aware of what truly drives my career satisfaction.” –Cecilia, Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client
“Julia was a great listener and pushed me to confront what I want and don’t want out of my career. I could talk openly and honestly about my career challenges and job search.” –Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“If I had to describe working with Abby in one word – wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and pointed me to different resources that can be utilized to help me get ‘unstuck’. She strikes a nice balance between being understanding and holding a person accountable – all while having a calm demeanor! Abby is supportive and invested in her client’s progress.” –R. M., Graduate Student
“Sara was tremendous. We were naturally a very good fit and I trusted her immediately. I felt like she very quickly picked up on where I was coming from and knew how to talk with me to allay fears, challenge assumptions, and encourage novel thinking. She was also really fun to work with so I looked forward to our sessions. I deeply appreciate her support and guidance.” –Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Lisa helped me to get a better idea of who I am. I felt an overwhelming sense of relief after speaking with her each time. She did a great job of showing empathy and pointing me in the right direction. Overall, my experience with Lisa was not only fun, but also useful.” –E. D., Analyst
“Before working with Alison I felt lost in terms of my career. I didn’t have a clear idea as to why I wasn’t happy with my job, and I wanted to discover a more suitable career path for myself. Now things are going great. I love my new employer and place of work. I like what I am doing, and not only do I see potential for growth, but so do they! I will be recommending Alison in the future—she’s great!” –A.K., Executive Assistant
“I was feeling rather directionless in my career and unsure how to begin to make a change. Alison acts as a great sounding board to listen to my varied thoughts and was able to succinctly point out where my mindset was holding me back. From our work, I’m feeling more confident that I am on the right track.” –T.H., Art Museum Giving and Campaign Manager
“Nav is patient, focused, and encouraging. She helped me to figure out what career path I want to take. She took the time to dig into what I really want out of a career, to help me stop and think about why I like and dislike certain aspects of my current job and how I can use that to my advantage. Then, we discussed strategies to start getting my foot in the door in the field of interest. My experience was great!” –B. O., Engineer
“Before working with Cardy Career Coaching, I was unsure of how to reach career goals. I knew what I ‘thought I wanted to do’, but wasn’t sure how to get there. I had applied for multiple jobs online but found I was getting frustrated and needed to narrow down what career might make me happy instead of just what I thought I was qualified for. Now, I much more confident on my abilities to transition outside of director healthcare delivery. Although that has not happened yet, I have transitioned to a new position within healthcare that I feel will make me happier. I was also able to negotiate a significantly higher salary with my new opportunity thanks to the online salary negotiation tutorial.” –Lindsay, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“I was trying to figure out the best next step for my career before working with Cardy Career Coaching. The 1:1 sessions allowed me to talk about some of my professional dreams in a judgement-free zone. Deborah was warm and helpful.” –S.P., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Alison listens, draws up a plan, discusses options with you, keeps you on track, acknowledges your effort and comes up with amazing solutions that makes you go ‘what???’. And it works. Even after my coaching with Alison finished, I can hear her talking whenever I’m at a loss for what to do. Whenever I slip back into my comfort zone she appears in my head and reminds me of the outcome of inaction.” –S.H., Cost Analyst
“As a result of working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I am happily employed in a new position. Not only is it a far better fit and in alignment with my major themes in life and work, but I know exactly why it works for me.” –Ann K., Policy Analyst, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“I was not sure of what to do and whether my feelings with regard to my job were healthy. Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team helped me understand who I am and, specifically, what is most important to me. I am now okay with knowing that I have a creative side, even if I don’t make a living at it.” –N.R., Mechanical Engineer
“I enjoyed Alison’s demeanor and support, but mostly I was amazed at how many sessions were incredibly productive and helpful. With Alison as my coach I really made some life changes! Alison, thank you so much for everything and for all of your nonjudgmental help. I loved your approach, and I appreciated your flexibility.” –J.M., Graduate Career Advisor
“I truly wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I initially signed up for the program, but working with Alison completely exceeded my expectations. Her calm demeanor and “life will be okay” perspective was great match for me. I also greatly appreciated her commitment to staying current on the job market and being so knowledgeable about different resources. Overall, this experience was incredibly positive and beneficial!” –R.M., Education and Literacy Advocate
“I was vacillating between trying to pursue my former career and trying something else entirely. Alison really helped me understand, without directly telling me, what the answer was to my question. Then she reinforced my decision with feedback.” –M.T., Senior Project Manager
“Julia expertly led our conversations and provided me with insights that helped me to think about my situation in new ways. I thought she asked great questions, summarized our discussions well, and provided concrete ideas to help me move forward. My role often involves supporting others, so it was quite appealing to be the one getting the support! I had a positive experience working with Julia and felt very comfortable throughout the process.” –E.H., Accountant, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I was confused and doubting myself and just all over the place in terms of what direction I was going. You inspired me, gave me clarity, and helped me align with what I want.” –K.A., Actress and Film Producer
“I was struggling to understand my frustrations at work, and how that was impacting my personal life. Alison helped me assess my problem from a totally different perspective, which really helped me to move towards a solution. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Our sessions have really opened my eyes to how I struggled, and gave me real strategies to help me improve things.” –M.O., Foreign Service Officer
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it gave me specifics–making the list of what I wanted and researching companies that would be a good fit. Some of it had been there all along (and over time to my surprise), and I just needed to see the light.” –S.W., Accountant
“Alison is an extremely genuine, kind-hearted person. She is smart, thoughtful, creative, and has excellent values. I thought she listened and received everything I had to say during our work together.” –J.B., Labor Organizer
“As a result of working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I am no longer thinking myself in circles, and I have taken real world steps towards a life I want to build. The anxiety that guided my decisions (or lack thereof) is no longer there. I had a wonderful experience with you!” –S.R., New Graduate
“Before working with Alison I was stuck in a cycle of inaction, or ineffective action. Working with Alison was helpful because she is EXTREMELY patient and able to adjust her plan for me as she saw fit. She was a positive support while guiding me through exercises that pushed me outside of my comfort zone.” –G.T., Artist and Community Programs Manager
“Thanks again for all of your support. I could not have gotten this far without you. I mean that sincerely.” –B.Z., Contract Negotiator
“Most of all, thank you for all of your guidance these past six or so months! It’s been a long journey and you’ve helped me sharpen my focus on things. I’m glad you turned up in my Google search! Keep changing lives! :)” –E.A., Communications Specialist
“I got the job!! :)) THANKS! Just think- a couple of months ago we were talking and who knew what was coming! I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity.” –S.C., Sales Associate
“I did a session with you maybe a year ago about finding what I really want to do with my life. I wanted to share with you that I have my dream job now. Exactly what I wanted. I went from a frustrated retail worker to leading a fun team of people creating really great content for our fans. Our talk helped me get focused. I appreciate what you do!” –K.O., Social Media Manager
“I appreciate you helping to get me to this point by reflecting back to me what my inner voice is asking for, and providing tools to overcome fears. Thanks again for your effective + gentle guidance in the right direction.” –J.S., Education Human Resources Department
“You have been the best ‘medicine’ for my daughter. You have given her confidence and encouragement, and great advice. I am so grateful on many levels.” –K.M., Interior Designer
“Thanks so much!!! It’s so helpful to have someone supportive even though I know I have made a series of mistakes. It helps to see the way forward despite that and in a warm supportive way. I appreciate your assistance in helping me see the carrot and not just the stick. Your calls come in as a ray of hope to me.” –P.V., Physical Therapist
“Thank you again for taking time to speak with me today. It really helped to discuss my situation with someone with experience and new ideas. I really appreciate it, and, already, I’m feeling better.” –C.W., Market Researcher
“Thank you for everything–without you, I’m not sure that I’d have been able to make the career-change I needed. I hope you’re doing well! The job is going wonderfully! I love my team of coworkers, I enjoy (my work), and I’ve learned (a ton). There is A LOT I can take advantage of under one roof to help me develop professionally, and I already have the network set up!” –S.R., College Health Department