Inspirational Results from Our Clients
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Mom Gets Re-Focused and Lands a Great Job
My work with Cardy Career Coaching led to a huge epiphany for me. I was able to secure a role that was a much better match for me. The coaching also helped me beyond my career search. I’m a huge advocate of Cardy Career Coaching services now.
My Life Has Completely Changed
It all feels possible and very exciting. I feel more at peace. I know who I am and I have a plan of action. I’m light years ahead of where I was ten months ago.
The Confidence to Launch my Dream Business
Through coaching, I got the confidence to create my own future and launch my business. I’m just having a lot of fun, doing the things that bring me joy, and going for fulfillment. Life is short. Live it fully.
Paid to Travel the World
Working with Cardy Career Coaching Team changed everything. I moved, I travelled the world and I got a new job. I grew in all areas of my life. I’m so glad that I took the step to invest in their programs.
The Perfect Job
One of my mentors sent me a note saying, “You’ve landed the perfect job, merging hobby and professional interests.” Changing careers has impacted my life in such a positive way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Building My Confidence and Self Trust
I was in crisis; in survival mode. There was a lot of uncertainty, confusion, and self-doubt. I was unsure of myself and unsure about what was going on in the world. I was worried about how I would make a living.
New Business is Already Off the Ground
I was able to start my own business without retraining and already have clients. I would tell others not to be afraid. It’s so difficult to sit and live with that anxiety of the future and not have a plan.
“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.
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.
“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.
“What Do I Actually Want to Do?”
The coaching made me more confident that yes, I actually do like healthcare. It helped me to not give up. I got honest about the type of career I wanted and became better able to express what I’m actually looking for in my career. I know now that I can change that over time as I desire.
I Love My New Role
From the coaching I learned to work from a place of confidence. I determined what I wanted and where I wanted to go. In fact, I was able to identify the specific thing I wanted. I love my new role.
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.
From Panic to Peace
Before working with Cardy Career Coaching I was in a career driven panic that infected the rest of my life. I didn’t know what my alternatives were. I needed an outside perspective and that’s where Cardy Career Coaching came in.
Taking that Job Changed My Whole Life
Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team, I was at such a crossroads and didn’t know what direction to go in. I remember thinking ‘I’m so lost, I’m so confused.’ Through my work with Cardy Career Coaching, I secured a job that changed my whole life.
Small Shifts Lead to Big Changes
The coaching gave me confidence with the job search that I didn’t have before. I was much more prepared for the interviews and to negotiate my salary. As a result, I was able to negotiate an extra $16,000 USD from the original offer. Today, I’m confident and relieved that the transition I made was the right one.
One Door Closes and Another Opens
My Cardy Career Coach helped guide me through a lot of self-discovery. Thanks to the time spent with my coach and tools available to me, I was able to figure things out so that I felt confident going forwards. Being able to close one door and open the next has changed everything for me.
Finally Seeing My Options
Career coaching was a game changer for me. You can do a ton of career stuff by yourself (online or books) but without the personal connection you don’t get the reinforcement, feedback and the ear to lean on. With career coaching, I got clarity and confidence as well as real time help and real time feedback. I’m so glad that I took the step.
Clarity, Confidence, and Momentum Went From Red to Green
Before coaching the three career dials of clarity, confidence and momentum were way in the red. I was floating and directionless. Now all three are for sure in the green.
Creating a More Spacious Schedule
I would describe coaching as guided exploration of what’s going on in your own brain. My coach dug through my mental files and helped me to question the ideas I had around what I was “supposed” to do. I became better able to distinguish between what I “should do” and what I “want to do.”
A New Job for a New Season of Life
I’m typically a confident person, but I had been through a frustrating job search. It was difficult and a real mood killer. My confidence took a hit. Talking things through with my coach really helped my confidence.
More Confident in My Professional Trajectory
I am grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in this coaching program. It truly arrived in my life at the perfect time. I am currently in a new role (it’s my 6th week) that successfully combines all of my prior experience and that gives me a chance to continue to make a difference. I feel more confident in my professional trajectory because of CCC.
I Know What I Want
I was unhappy at my job and throwing darts in about twenty five different directions, unsure of where to go or what the next right step was.
No Longer Going in Circles
Now I’m applying for jobs and I feel comfortable that I would like. I have some sense of direction rather than just looking for jobs and being like anywhere but here.
I Found the Confidence I Had in my 30s
I was able to obtain a position in my field that ticks off all of the boxes. With direct clarity of what I wanted out of my career, I found people and an environment that is established but can still positively challenge me.
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“As a result of working with the Cardy Career Coaching Team I am more confident in what I look for in my career and stopped applying to jobs I knew I wouldn’t be happy in, have a better perspective and understand that my career is a journey and not a linear path, and am more open to talk to others and ask for advice. I am also more confident in myself now that I know that my current industry is a good fit for me.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“Nav was wonderful, very soothing and put me at ease. I literally felt like I had a large weight sitting on my chest and was threatening my mental health. Working with Nav has helped to remove it and has made it possible for me to see the future again with clarity and positivity!” – Anissa Thompson, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“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; Alexandria, Virginia
“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I was stuck examining career options on the Web with minimal outreach to the real world. Now I am networking with people and getting real-world insights on my field of interest.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Crown Point, Indiana
“I really enjoyed working with Alison, and particularly loved the early sessions, in which we talked about my highest passions and talents, and the final session, in which some kind of plan and approach took shape.”- J.S., Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Berkeley, California
“Not only was Deborah a great coach, she was a lovely human being that I looked forward to spending time with!” – Becky Carson, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Frisco, Texas
“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team, I didn’t know where to start my search for my next position. Julia helped me sort through my priorities, skills and experience, and helped me to organize the information and use it to identify options for me to explore. And now, I’m starting my next position on Monday, and I will do so with a high degree of confidence in my choice. The new position checks off so many of the boxes that were identified during the coaching process.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Keyport, New Jersey
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because I have two interviews this week that were a direct result of the informational interviewing. I also loved learning more about myself in the discovery.” – Emmily Bowman, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Buffalo, New York
“Nav was great about giving me real honest feedback, understanding my fears and concerns, and allowing the constant changes in my job search to dictate where we went next. She was very flexible, understanding, but also provided me with great honesty and asked questions that helped me realize things about myself I did not know.” – Alex Geralnick, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it gave me faith in my key talents and interests, celebrating what I want and am best at, encouraging me to take steps forwards.” – Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Berkeley, California
“Julia was great at providing solid advice and coaching at every phase of the program.” – L.M., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Crown Point, Indiana
“Before working with the Cardy Career Coaching team I was directionless and paralyzed about how to completely change my career and to what. And now I am moving towards a career change in an area that I’m very excited about.” – Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Arlington, Virginia
“Abby kept me on track, asked thoughtful questions, and was always encouraging.” – S.C., Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Arlington, Virginia
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it helped me to clarify my goals, think of strategies to be successful, be more reflective and understand negative thoughts about how I approach difficult situations, and really helped me get through an incredibly difficult time at my job.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Washington, DC
“Julia is a true professional and clearly brings a great deal of insight and experience to her sessions with clients. While keeping the process on track to ensure success, she exercises discretion and compassion. My experience with Julia is the most valuable career direction work I’ve ever done. I’m sure I will draw on what I learned with Julia for the rest of my professional life.”- J.H., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Keyport, New Jersey
“I absolutely loved working with Nav. She challenged a lot of my assumptions, helped me to look at things differently and in a useful way, was there for me during my darkest days at my current job, and really helped me work through some negative thought patterns so that I didn’t dwell on things that wasted my time and energy and emotional well-being.” – S.M., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Washington, DC
“Nav was great!” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Buffalo, New York
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it provided me with the process through which I could establish a dialogue with a seasoned professional who could help me interpret what I’m thinking. I am clear! I feel like a cloud has been lifted!” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it provided the perfect balance to defog my windshield with a clear structure, appropriate direction and balanced support via 1:1 and group coaching sessions. I am confident and excited to embrace the next chapter in my career. I have set up my own company and have already secured a few clients.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Frisco, Texas
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it helped me regain and grow my trust in myself, my professionalism, and my future. I’m excited about my path because I actively chose it and know why.” – Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Washington, DC
“Deborah was amazing! Great match and such a warm woman. I was quite emotional at times, and she was really helpful at diving into what was driving those feelings.” – Beth Scott, Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Washington, DC
“Nav was AWESOME!! She was extremely positive, encouraging, realistic, and asked all the right questions! I’m so sad we won’t be meeting regularly anymore.” – J.O., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“Julia is the best. I loved working with her and found it extremely helpful that we progressed was as partners on a journey rather than lecture-style downloading of wisdom. Julia helped me get unstuck, listened, and helped me identify and counter bad habits.” – Y.A., Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Burke, Virginia
“As a result of working with the Cardy Career Coaching Team, I am starting a new job this week, with the hope that a different environment rejuvenates my love of my career.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“I was exposed to new ideas for how to approach a career change and finding a new job. I am more confident in what I might be able to do and in thinking there is something else out there for me.”– Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Washington, DC
“Julia is the face of the program and when I was off course or challenged with not feeling I was getting anywhere I always felt good after talking with her and walked away with tangible action steps.” – K.G., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Washington, DC
“As a result of working with the Cardy Career Coaching Team, I am more confident in my career search and received helpful tips on how I can continue my work towards my next job.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Washington, DC
“Before working with the Cardy Coaching team I had a myopic outlook of my career and felt trapped and fearful of making a much needed transition. I am no longer paralyzed with fear of leaving behind my current job/career. I’m focusing on developing new skillsets that will help me in pursuing roles/careers in something I feel more connected to.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Annapolis, Maryland
“I worked with Alison for over a year. She helped me stay sane, focused and grounded while I went through a couple of huge transitions. If you want to succeed in your career without stressing out, she’s your gal. I’m amazed at how much she gets done while staying sane and healthy.” – Sarah Y., Coach, Writer, and Teacher; Wichita, Kansas
“Sara is amazing! She has great insights and could look at my spew of thought and ideas, then identify themes and strengths that I was unable to see for myself.” – P.J., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“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; Fort Washington, Maryland
“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; Washington, DC
“Nav is awesome! She helped me gain better perspective on my strengths, inspirations, and work/life balance. We were able to unlock potential opportunities and realize a career trajectory that would be more fulfilling and better suited to my strengths.” – B.B., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Annapolis, Maryland
“I have utilized other career coaching services and this experience was above and beyond the best ever because it first gets you in touch with what your interests are instead of just trying to shift you to another job. Then, through directed action steps, moves you closer to realizing your vision in a supportive and agenda-free manner. I’m in such a better place now than I could have ever imagined thanks to this wonderful program! Money well spent!” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Fort Worth, Texas
“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
“Working with the Cardy Career Coaching team was especially helpful because it gave me the time and structure to break free of the mental and knowledge bonds, so to speak, that were getting in my way and leading to negative feelings.” – Career Direction Clarity + Action Plan Client; Burke, Virginia
“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
“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; Washington, DC
“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; Washington, DC
“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; Germantown, Maryland
“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
“Abby was an excellent listener, offering good advice.”- S.B., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Arlington, Virginia
“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
“Julia was awesome! She listened well, provided great feedback, and made excellent use of our time together.” – B.G., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Cambridge, Massachusetts
“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 con¬fident 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; Germantown, Maryland
“Before working with Cardy Career Coaching, I was not sure what direction I wanted to go next and needed an expert to jumpstart my search. Alison helped me clarify my interests and skill set and shared tools to help me move forward. Connecting with people who can help me further my job inquiry search has made all the difference.” – A.M., Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Annandale, Virginia
“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, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction 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; Silver Spring, Maryland
“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, Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client
“The work with Cardy Career Coaching is well planned and executed. I’m very pleased with the coaching experience and will continue to use the techniques learned. I’m not rushing my next steps or getting anxious anymore; just moving forward at a good pace.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Annandale, Virginia
“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, 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; Washington, DC
“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
“I was contemplating a career switch before working with Cardy Career Coaching but had multiple areas of potential interest. They provided me an in-depth and objective analysis of my interests. The team also understood my busy schedule and timeframe for coaching. Now, I’m confident that I have chosen the right career path for myself. I also have a deeper sense of where my interests really are. Overall, this was a great experience and incredibly helpful. The program is well designed, easy to follow, and very supportive. Thank you!” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Cambridge, Massachusetts
“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; Washington, DC
“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
“Sara was awesome!! She was so clear and able to focus my energy on the path forward.” – Just Get Me Pointed in the Right Direction Client; Fort Washington, Maryland
“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; Washington, DC
“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