What Success Looks Like In Each Stage
We believe that when our clients succeed we succeed. Check out some of the kind words our previous clients have shared about their experience of working with our coaches.
More Success Stories
One of the most common questions we receive from clients is, "have you worked with someone like me?" We have worked with a variety on mid-career professionals across a variety of industries, functions, and well-known companies. Take a peek at some below.
"I needed help preparing for a public interview in front of a board of directors. I had several sessions with Jenni to work on my presentation and my public speaking skills. Jenni was incredible strategic in her approach and her ability to put my thoughts into words was amazing. Together, we crafted a professional CEO-level presentation. Working with Jenni has been one of the best decisions of my career. I look forward to another opportunity to work with her. I will never do an important presentation or go through an interview process without hiring Jenni. Yes, she is THAT good!"
"My sessions with Katie were very motivating and so valuable to my career development. As a coach she is always open, honest, positive and encouraging! The greatest impact has been helping to focus my career vision and the skills and experiences I want to focus on next. Because of our collaborative approach, I have a roadmap to do just that. My development will always be a work in progress, and to that end I feel my coaching work with Katie is not finished. I look forward to pushing on with her!"
"Fink Development's Career Accelerator coaching program is the right choice for those who need to evaluate and refine their career clarity and to develop current best practices for finding and executing on job opportunities. Jenni is a patient coach who listens and provides thoughtful, actionable and timely feedback. Words of wisdom for those who are considering this option: be prepared to do the work. This program's effectiveness depends on taking the time to go through the stages of evaluation and preparing an agenda in order to get the most out of 1:1 coaching sessions. As someone who has now completed the Career Accelerator, I feel vastly more confident in approaching the murky and challenging job market. I have clarity, I have a LinkedIn profile in which I am confident and I have a resume that reads like a list of accomplishments, not a list of tasks. I highly recommend this program and Jenni."
"The job search landscape has changed dramatically in the last 5 years and Sarah is the ideal guide to help you navigate this challenging and stressful time. Through our sessions, she has helped me face my inner critic head on, build my confidence and ease my anxieties by providing me with a clear and thoughtful path to follow in building my career story. I look forward to our sessions, I just wish they were longer! :)"
"Working with Sarah really transformed my whole approach to my job search. I found myself feeling more empowered and noticed my inner critic quieting down. Our work together really helped me focus on goals and targets and ultimately I ended up with a new job that I am so excited about (not to mention a 15K raise in salary)!"
"Jenni did more for me in one hour than 10 years if therapy. Her ability to quickly provide a framework for thinking about your career is astounding. Within that area, not only had I clarified what mattered most to me in a new job, but I was able to take real tools into each interview thereafter. I found myself using her suggestions in my next interview, and landed a job shortly thereafter. In considering the offer, I again framed my thinking around Jenni's recommendations for how to think about my career, and for the first time ever, felt confident and settled in my decision. The job search can be overwhelming and daunting. Jenni offers a spectrum of services that hit each new hurtle of the process, ensuring any person can benefit from her coaching. I could not recommend more."
"Jenni gave me some direct and actionable feedback that changed not only how I format and draft my resume, but also how I approach compiling a document that represents my professional experience. Her professionalism and recommendations prove she has a trained eye for this type of work. My greatest takeaway was how to position the resume to be easily readable by ATS and humans. The frameworks for how recruiters review resume and what may have been giving off the wrong impression was super helpful."
"Jenni and her team ask the hard questions. I thought I had already done so much work in the area of leadership, development, and career planning. Jenni was the next stop in that work. We focused on my LinkedIn profile in this forced me to go deeper into tangible jobs, rolls, and industries that I could pursue. Working through this with her, and the questions she presented based on the material I offered, helped me clarify where I could go in the short-term and where I might want to move in the long-term. Generally, and specifically, the work was very helpful."
"2020 has been a challenging year for many professionals. It was for me. Throughout a 3 month period, I achieved what I had worked and hoped for with the help of Jenni's coaching and resources. Prior to starting the program, I was attempting an industry and career change. Now that I've completed the program, I am proud to share that I have gained professional clarity and was able to adjust my search to a more effective method that helped me land my dream job at my dream company. Thanks, Jenni, I'm happy to recommend you to anyone seeking to grow professionally and gain skills that they could take with them in their career."
"Itir helped me clarify my values and desires so I could put more energy into working toward the things I want rather than avoiding the things I don't. Overall, this creates a much more efficient way of thinking, working, and ultimately being in the workplace and in life."
"I have so much more confidence in my resume after working with Jenni! Her approach was incredibly intuitive, informative, and comprehensive -- through her process, I was able to leverage important parts of my professional experience that were less visible before and learn to optimize the content for different roles. She was also incredibly supportive and flexible with the timeline of our work. I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
"Nicole is a phenomenal career coach! She helped me tremendously when it came to narrowing down my “why” and what direction I wanted my career to go. Not only did her advice and training greatly benefit me, but she also was supportive the entire time I worked with her. I am incredibly grateful for having the opportunity to work with Nicole."
"Working with Jenni was incredible! Her superpower is cutting through the noise to create a strategy that will allow you to reach your goals by working smarter, not harder. My goal was to land a new job in 3-4 months in a completely different city, industry, and function. Working with Jenni allowed me to create a roadmap towards this ambitious goal, and put me in the drivers seat. I am so grateful for Jenni's calm, direct guidance along the way - more than once she brought me back to earth and helped me make decisions that were best for me (vs. what I thought others wanted). As I type this, I can proudly say I have reached this goal!"
"Itir and I started working together so I could get more clarity on where my career is headed both functionally and from a market perspective. The work we did had me explore what holds me back and the times I've been at my professional best and in doing so I was able to put so many of the disjointed pieces together. Itir has seen and done a lot in her career and is a wonderful guide to wander with into difficult places and it's a terrific experience."
"I engaged Jenni for a few sessions for interview prep. She really helped me think about the job and interview in a different way. She helped me dig into the "why" behind my answers which helped me feel prepared for any question that came up in the interview. She was also thoughtful of when the interview prep sessions took place. She wanted to make sure it wasn't too close to the actual interview so I wasn't getting a lot of feedback right before I went into the interview. I was offered the job but I will also take her techniques with me for future interviews."
"I had the privilege of speaking with Jennifer while I was job hunting and finishing my Masters degree. Jennifer opened the conversation with a thoughtful look at what my goals and interests were, my style of job searching, and what kind of actions I had already taken. Her analysis pointed out the gaps in my approach and she suggested a few tweaks to maximize my time and energy. Her recommendations were based on research and sound methodology -- she doesn't throw fluff at you that you can get from a self-help book! I had gotten a lot of career advice before speaking with her, and yet I still learned some key, valuable tips that I will take with me into the future. Thank you, Jennifer!"
"Once I had my target company in mind, I worked with Lisa consistently for several months on interview preparation. Lisa helped me articulate my stories in a clear and concise way, including linking my experiences to the values of my target company. She also gave me the confidence I needed to believe I could land the job - confidence I did not have when we started meeting. Without her support and help, I wouldn't have landed the job. I am grateful."
"Jennifer is a fantastic coach. I worked with her while making a career transition, and I can not overstate the value she added. Jennifer took a holistic approach and helped me understand my true, authentic self. This led to a greater understanding of my strengths and weaknesses, and with her help I've landed in what I consider to be the perfect job for me (for the first time in my life). I feel extremely fortunate to have Jennifer as a coach, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for help and guidance."
"Job hunting can be painful, and unexciting. Working with Sarah has made the process more enjoyable and has also given me an opportunity to reflect more on my goals. I loved our brainstorming sessions and found it very easy to open up to her! One of the biggest benefits of the sessions was that I was able to articulate my journey in a more coherent and interesting manner."
"Jennifer's ability to help people understand their skills, passions, and interests and then connect them into career opportunities is second to none. Working with Jenni has been and will continue to be a pleasure. I am confident that anyone who is looking for a career coach would benefit by working with her."
“During our coaching work, Katie effortlessly brushes away debris of my past experiences to reveal both underlying insecurities and gems of wisdom I didn’t know lay hidden. Katie’s personal, hands-on, and focused style has directly led to meaningful professional growth. She’s taught me to hold a mirror up to myself in order to recognize perceived weaknesses as development opportunities and unique strengths as powerful differentiators. Through our work I’ve become more confident, purposeful, and, dare I say fearless, in pursuit of my goals!”
"Katie is a remarkably engaged, helpful, and thoughtful coach. I know I can count on her for her insight, and I trust her guidance and expertise. I appreciate the impact of our work because it's accelerated my thinking, and brought my goals within reach. Our work together is always purposeful and focused on my desired outcomes as the client."
"I feel exceptionally lucky to have connected with Jennifer for coaching and working together. In looking for a coach, it's tricky to find the combination of support, optimism, and practical knowledge that she brings. While it is so easy to get bogged down by the many moving parts of progressing through career choices, Jennifer brought confidence and a sense of lightness to each of our communications. She particularly excelled at helping me solve whatever issue I was dealing with and not just put a patch on. Keeping the long-term goal in mind while progressing through shorter and intermediate milestones is a particular strength of hers.
She is empathetic, kind, and grounded in her perspective. Beyond her patience and practical knowledge, there was one thing about Jennifer that truly stands out to me - I really enjoyed my time with her. Thanks, Jenni!"
“My work with Katie has produced many illuminating reflections. I leave our sessions feeling more energized and able to keep myself accountable to my own aspirations. It’s a rewarding experience and worthwhile investment to be coached by someone who genuinely cares for the success of her clients!”
"Itir is magical and wise. You will marvel at her authenticity and you will ‘get’ her intelligence and purposefulness."
"Working with Jenni was an amazing experience. I didn't expect THAT much from my resume revamp. I appreciate Jenni's patience and attention to details. Yes, it took us few weeks and I experienced even some kind of resistance through the process, but as a result now I have a sparkling resume full of achievements and a story behind each bullet point. I feel more confident and ready to proceed with job seeking process. My greatest takeaway is that I thought I didn't achieve anything important through my work experience, I was so wrong! Now I have the whole list of achievements and a personal story behind each of it. I feel more confident and proud of myself."
"Jenni was fantastic to work with. I’ve worked with several career coaches and many have an intellectual understanding of the right strategic steps to take at a given moment in the job search. Jenni has this too, but she went beyond intellectual strategy. What she has that no one else had was a deep understanding of human beings. She gets the importance of connecting with people as people, and I learned from her that this is often the most valuable skill in the job search. She also helped me pause and take stock of how I was feeling in a given moment, whether I was being authentic and genuine, and how that was impacting the actions I was taking. This emphasis was a key part of my ability to find the job that was right for me, and it wasn’t the one I had originally expected. To put it simply, she really cares about her clients — it’s not just a job for her. Because of that, she goes the extra mile and it makes a huge difference. She was also willing to be available at a moment’s notice when I needed advice and that was super helpful. Thank you Jenni!"
"Unsatisfied & frustrated in my current career and position, I felt stuck in a rut and not really sure how to navigate my way out. I decided I needed help and turned to look for a career coach, unsure of what that actually really meant. During my introductory call with Sarah she described her holistic approach to coaching and I knew instantly she would be a good fit. But honestly, I am only half way through my journey with Sarah and it has so far exceeded all my expectations. My focus to date with Sarah has been to really get under my own value system. Understanding this has been a game changer for me personally. Sarah brings a friendly, empathetic approach to coaching but equally she challenges you. Which I loved! I look forward to my sessions with Sarah and after each I can feel my energy and confidence building that little bit more. Not only do I have more clarity professionally on my next steps but I also feel less stressed in my current role. I can’t wait to see/feel what the next couple of months bring. I couldn’t recommend Sarah enough – I think everyone could benefit from being coached by Sarah no matter where they are on their journey."
"I started working with Lisa as I was finishing my master degree. Based on my experiences as a collegiate athlete, my plan was to continue working in the sports industry. I networked and interviewed, but couldn't find a role that seemed to fit. Lisa encouraged me to think more broadly about what drew me to sports and what it was I enjoyed. Through our discussions, I broadened my search to roles that focused on wellness. I found a role in the tech industry with a wellness component and then worked with Lisa to translate my team and leadership experiences as an athlete into more transferable stories. I accepted the job and started my career. Lisa and I stayed in touch, and I recently reached back out to refresh my stories while I begin to consider the next steps in my life and career."
"Jenni was my coach for six sessions over a span of eight months. During that time, I grew as a professional and as a human being. What a gift it is to have a dedicated coach, a person to listen, to summarize and to repeat back your reflections. Jenni has a natural gift to actively listen, asking questions that helped me see my innate abilities and unique power. I tell my own students, the greatest gift they can give themselves is the ability to see themselves clearly. As a lifelong learner, I sought out a coach because it's important that I model what I teach; my sessions with Jenni affirmed one of my favorite learnings, that "relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related" (Bruce Lee). I recommend Jenni's coaching to everyone committed to growth, to learning, and to reaching new professional and personal heights!"
"Jenni was wonderful to work with and helped me beyond what I could imagine. I engaged her for interview prep and assumed we would just conduct a few practice sessions. Instead she helped me find what I was really looking for in a role, team, company, and career. She also helped me find my voice and confidence in my abilities and experience. Her thoughtful and thought-provoking questions forced me to really examine myself and what I wanted, and I ended up landing my dream job. I interviewed for a role and they created a new position tailor-made for me that has been a perfect fit. I am so grateful to Jenni that I was able to transition to a great job for me but more importantly that I found my voice in the process. Thank you, Jenni!"
"I'm at a critical crossroads in my life: a stay-at-home-mom of three years and wanting to change careers from healthcare consulting to product design. Jenni has a truly amazing ability to ask the right questions, sorting through all my experiences, plans for the future, and frustrations, and then pinpointing the weakness in my job search strategy. In a short 1 hour call, she was able to identify my needs, give solid and actionable advice, and build my confidence and hopes for my future. I definitely recommend Jenni to help bring clarity to your career journey and prepare you for your next steps!"
“As someone who’s professionally motivated and goal-oriented, my coaching work with Katie filled a gap that countless mentors and sponsors never could: she’s simultaneously my objective third party and cheerleader. Thanks to our ongoing work, I’ve made important decisions (ones I used to view as too overwhelming)that have shaped my career in a direction that truly inspires me and aligns to my vision.”
"I felt immediately confident and comfortable entrusting first Jennifer, then Itir with my lack of clarity and need for support. Both seemingly understood my need very concisely and quickly (even if I couldn't necessarily articulate it for myself), and Jennifer was spot on identifying Itir as the best fit for supporting me along my career/life purpose journey. I knew after our first consultation that this would be the best investment in myself I'd ever made as an adult. Itir's authenticity, warmth, and affirmation of my goals and progress combined with her expertise moved me to the strongest version of myself I've been....and I started off pretty strong! Entirely grateful to have found someone so committed and excellent at her craft."
"From the first meeting, I felt very comfortable with Nicole. I felt like I could open up about myself, my goals and what drives me without fear of judgment. Nicole is very professional and knowledgeable - her experience and passion for what she does really shows through in her coaching."
"Jenni went above and beyond when I engaged her for a resume revamp. With each session, Jenni took the time to get to know me, understand my experience, and learn about my goals. She did a phenomenal job translating my experiences into strong, robust bullets that communicated my abilities and expertise. During our sessions, she provided useful and insightful tips to make my job search and interview process more successful. Thank you Jenni!"
"Jennifer was exceptionally helpful when I needed assistance starting my new career. She helped me discover what I wanted in a position. She also provided me with networking skills, particularly focusing on time-efficient methods for reaching out to individuals at companies I am interested in. Finally, she provided me with the confidence I needed when negotiating my first job offer."