Client Praise & Success Stories
By the conclusion of their Cardy Career Coaching program, our clients have:
- a clearer understanding of their desired career direction,
- a better sense of themselves and greater confidence, and
- knowledge of their next steps and a game plan for achieving their goals.
Additionally, we’ve introduced our clients to a bunch of helpful connections, potential employers, and relevant groups. And we’ve carried clients through various trouble spots that would have completely stalled them out if they didn’t have someone by their side to help them through.
Here’s what a sampling of our clients report on their experience of working with us.
“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
“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 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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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 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
“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
“I walked away from my work with Deborah with a list of career themes, which has guided me with having conversations with potential employers. And I can see how it will continue to guide me as I build my career, through the drawing and enforcing of boundaries for what I will and will not deal with. Deborah also helped me to get clear on the types of work and work environment I most prefer to work in. I had never really given it much thought before – usually just taking what I could get and feeling like I had to be grateful just to have a job (and not really like I had a choice). My experience with Deborah was SUPER HELPFUL!” –L.G., Executive Assistant, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“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
“I was a little unfocused, under-informed and felt like I was going in circles before working with the CCC team. Although I was mainly happy, I wanted to be sure I had thought everything through. Sara got me to talk about me in a way that was very illuminating, like a sculptor brings the shape from a stone. Now, I feel so much more focused, and also more relaxed with where I am. Part of the process for me was recognizing that a need for radical change what not really needed. I’m also more in tune with what components of a job would make me happy versus those that might feed ego or simply meet other people’s expectations.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“Before working with Alison and 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
“Before I started working with Cardy Career Coaching, I seemed to be spinning in circles. I knew I wanted to make a change, but I was uncertain where to begin looking. I was afraid that picking the wrong option would lead to wasting years in another field I didn’t enjoy. Sara was great to work with! I appreciate how she helped me work through some of my own doubts and fears. Now, I’m researching a field that I am excited about, investigating schools with the degree I will need, and feel like I have the tools to continue this change. I really enjoyed the program and would recommend Cardy Career Coaching to a friend.” – J.M., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client