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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
Mark is an outstanding leader and gifted advisor, and I emphatically recommend him for his exceptional work. His attention to detail, thorough knowledge of the Los Angeles technology market, and upbeat attitude have made him a true joy to work with.”
I met Jan years ago when she was my professor. She taught me a lot about myself in those classes - something that was valuable to me outside the classroom. And now I am working with her to help me identify and achieve my career goals. She is not afraid to give me the push I need, when I need it. And yet, I always feel comfortable and inspired. She really believes in me. And that makes me believe in me.
“Deanna was my TA in my Career & Life Planning Seminar in Spring 2014. I also met with her regularly outside of class to discuss my post-graduation plans. As an instructor, she was engaging and well organized. Her lectures were informative and stimulated class discussion. She would also inject humor into her presentations, which kept certain (ahem, easily distracted) college students listening when perhaps they wouldn’t be otherwise. She was responsible for grading our weekly reflection journals. It was evident that she took time to read each one carefully and provided thorough and insightful feedback. As part of the requirements for our course, we had to meet with Deanna for a career counseling session. While I had met with other career counselors at Loyola before, I found Deanna to be the most helpful and relatable to me. I began meeting with her regularly for sessions and her guidance meant so much to me. She is an incredible listener and can easily detect cues, be it bodily or vocal. Coming in as a communications college senior, (i.e. person who has no idea what they want to do) she assisted me in finding a potential career path that met both my skills and my interests. She went above and beyond what other career counselors had done for me at Loyola; not only revising my resume, but wiping away my tears when I would feel so frustrated and overwhelmed with post-graduation fears. Every time I would leave her office, I felt instantly better because I left with an action plan in hand. I thought so highly of Deanna that my family gave my boyfriend a package of sessions with Deanna post-graduation. I look forward to continuing to work with Deanna and would highly recommend her company to anyone seeking career or any other guidance.”
― Holly K.
"Michelle spent an extraordinary amount of time getting to know me and my work history before putting together a polished, professional resume on my behalf. She made sure to highlight things I didn't even see on my own that contributed to my skillset. She made revisions and adjustments immediately and was incredibly attentive to any tweaks that were needed prior to interviews. I hired her additionally to craft custom cover letters because of the quality of her work. Not only do I have my most impressive resume to date, but I also have gotten double the responses to my job applications, multiple interviews and now a handful of offers to choose from thanks to her help. I highly recommend Michelle for her detailed work and her kind, helpful manner in which she handles her clients. Thank you!"
― Sarah L.
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.
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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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