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WHY IS COACHING A GOOD IDEA?

Scientific studies show that coaching is a great investment. It increases life satisfaction and professional success and improves relationships.

The Journal of Positive Psychology found that coaching has positive effects on the outcomes of performance/skills, well-being, coping, work attitudes and goal-directed self-regulation.

Also, ongoing coaching is more effective than a one-time intervention. A study showed that while group training with managers increased their productivity by 22%, including a one-on-one, eight-week coaching session for the managers pushed up productivity by 88%.

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I originally wanted to work with Zanetta to improve my interviewing skills. We started by reviewing and making tweaks to my resume. I received a job offer so our sessions went from interviewing to negotiating. Since this was the first time I'd done any negotiating, Zanetta helped me write a script to use that included talking points and the best way to ask for what I wanted. Everything went really well and I got the offer I was looking for. I really appreciate all the help Zanetta gave me.
― Rhonda Ray - Software Developer
HI Thank You so much. You are so nice and patient helping me. I learned so much. I cannot thank you enough for giving me so much effort to help new hires to get their ID to be able to start work. God Bless you for keeping helping us and those crew new hired that now have an ID and working to support their financial need. Not everyone especially someone with position like you... will give their time and effort to help and teach us. Thank you ...because without ID those people will not be able to start to work and if no one patiently to check and correct like you. !!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
― Myra
Daniel has assisted me with job placement, resume building and interviewing skills over the last few years. He is very patient and thorough when it comes to answering any and all questions or concerns which I have. His knowledge and experiences over the last few years make him an excellent coach and mentor.
― Adiv Z.
“I was extremely fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to utilize the Holistic Career Coaching services of Deanna Cowling over the past few months. My experience working with Deanna has been nothing short of amazing. Deanna is undoubtedly one the most engaged, skilled, competent, and caring professionals I know. When I first became acquainted with Deanna, I was in a very dark place, both professionally and personally. I was in a dead end job, my occupational future appeared to be very bleak, and I was not in a very good place emotionally. My morale was shaken due to my career woes, and there was little motivation present within me. But Deanna did something in our initial session that instantaneously began the transformation of my depleted confidence. She asked me what challenges I was facing and how could she help me…then…she listened and provided me with the motivation I needed to get active in my job search. After reviving my buoyancy, she gave me the tools to make myself more marketable and professionally appealing to potential employers. Deanna also taught me how to organize myself during my quest for better employment by making a detailed list of the jobs I wanted by order of interest and my rationale for applying. I was taught effective networking tactics utilizing LinkedIn. One of which included connecting with those who are in the line of business or organization I desire to enter. So simple, but so effective! Most importantly, she encouraged me to bring my military skills and expertise to the forefront of my resume by simply recalling and listing the various skills and training I acquired throughout my military tenure, then to translate that information to be captured with a more corporate flow. Since working with Deanna I have found better employment within my current organization with a healthy increase in pay and the opportunity for progression. I highly encourage all transitioning military servicemembers and veterans alike, to enlist the services of Deanna Cowling as a career coach. I can honestly say with the utmost confidence, you will not find an individual who has a greater ability or passion for helping those who have served, but are now in need of service.‘
― Martin B.
Allan was so helpful in my resume prep and interview prep! I landed a job 2 weeks later. He also helped with negotiation skills which led to a 20% salary increase! Thanks Allan!
― Catherine R., Senior Analyst, 2017 Scottrade
Julia is a professional and effective Career Coach and Life Counselor. We met at Hack Reactor where she coached me through my career change into Software Engineering. There are 3 particular traits that make Julia outstanding at her job: She is dependable, compassionate and disciplined. The day I got my first offer, I wanted to immediately inform another company who hadn't yet made a final decision. On the same day, Julia had personal engagements that rendered her offline and she still returned my call within an hour. She responded to me on weeknights or weekends when the matter was time sensitive. She encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone on many occasions and always had my best interests in mind. She pointed out opportunities where I could strategically ask for a better offer and gave me the confidence to finish my job search strong (when I considered settling). She relentlessly checks in with every one to ensure they remain on track. She treats each and every one of her clients with this level of attention, respect and discipline. I would jump at the opportunity to work with Julia again.
― Sally Eng
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Getting a First Job Offer

The job field can seem paradoxical for the person who is just starting out. While it takes a job to gain work history, many hiring managers expect anyone applying for a job to have experience. This can make the first job the hardest to get in some cases. Getting a first job offer requires knowing where to look, and having some type of credentials that can appeal to the person making the decision.

Coaches understand the hiring market, and they know how hard it can be to get a foot in the door when first starting out. Instead of struggling to land their first job without help, many people are turning to coaches for valuable assistance.

Sometimes, a person has problems landing their first job because they’re looking in the wrong places. Finding the right industry or even area is important for breaking into the job scene, and coaches know all about the complexities of this process.

A person may also need to gain more credentials prior to getting hired. This can be as simple as getting more knowledge about a position or company in order to sway the person making the decision.

No matter what needs to change, coaches can help job-seekers make the necessary adjustments so they can begin working.

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CLIENTS LOVE OUR COACHES

What I most appreciated about working with Lynn Saboe was her ability to listen and effectively challenge me to develop executable plans that fit my style and experience, and to implement these plans in just two months. Thanks to her support, the quality and speed of my transition was substantially enhanced.

― Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems

Zsofia Juhasz is an accomplished coach, who uses powerful questions to help her client move forward. She is empathetic without being soft, she is strong without being tough. She is also adept at listening for changes in energy levels, and celebrating when she hears a positive change. Adept at using imagery to help reframe perspectives, and visualisation to create positive goals, she skillfully guides her client to the end goal. I highly recommend her services.

― Director, Merrill Lynch

Working with Caroline Stokes is like having your own board of directors in leadership, first 100 days and career transition.

― Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

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