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After leaving my last place of employment, I decided that now was the time to refocus and go for my dream job. I did my research and read the many articles on how to go about it, but what I really needed was focused guidance. On top of everything else I was suffering from resume writing fatigue.
Two years ago, I reached out to Melissa. Due to the death of my father we were unable to work together. My initial conversation with her had such an impact, that two years later I reached out to her again. What was it that made me circle back? During our initial call Melissa took time to listen to my work experience. Unlike some others she didn’t try to dominate the conversation with her “pitch.” She asked detailed questions and in real time helped me understand how we would work together.
Although I was eager to address my job hunt, I was a bit hesitant because this was the first time I had worked with a career coach. Really, it’s a bit like going into therapy. You find yourself feeling a bit apprehensive about having an honest conversation regarding your past, present, and future. Melissa makes you feel at ease with the process by kicking things off with a fabulous in depth questionnaire that basically has you scratching your head and saying, “Yikes, I never even took the time to think about that before.” By the time you complete the workshop portion, you see yourself in a whole new light.
I can’t recommend Melissa enough. Note, this is a two-way process. Be ready to do the work. This will not be a series a sessions in which you sit back and look to Melissa to diagnose and provide that magical answer.
Melissa’s greatest strength is her talent for pinpointing your strengths, weakness, what has worked for you in the past, what has not, and identifying skills that you may not feel make you shine, but do.
I can say that after working with Melissa I feel even more confident when it comes to networking, especially in LinkedIn. She has helped me learn to formulate just the right questions to ask myself as to why I am taking specific actions.
The things I like best about Melissa: she is extremely ernest, does not sugar coat things, and is a pro at leading you through self-examination. No matter what your field, Melissa is able to jump right in and sound as if she had been working in it for years.
If you are coming off of a stressful work situation I suggest taking that badly needed vacation. When you return bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, call Melissa.
The results that I have achieved since hiring Melissa have been that I’ve clarified the target audience for my client services business which has given us the clarity we needed to finish our beta launch, and for the product based business, we applied to and have been selected as semi-finalists for the Dartmouth DEN/DALI Lab The Pitch competition! What I like about working is Melissa is that she is non-judgmental, when I was struggling Melissa knew when to give me a kick in the pants to keep moving or an encouraging word to help me get out of my own way. I like the specificity of Melissa’s homework assignments. I’ve also benefited from our time together in that I’m more excited to reach out for help, engage experts to do what they love so I can do what I love. It feels good to have my two passion projects moving again after our work together. I had thousands of dollars that I hadn’t invoiced for and I finally realized I was harming my business and not doing my clients any favors by not being timely. I feel unstuck. I would recommend Melissa. I’d recommend Melissa to anyone who is trying to define a problem, their brand or how to put together a game plan to move forward on a project, goal or dream. The most important thing about partnering with Melissa is that she is smart, funny and doesn’t take any excuses. Melissa always spent more than our allotted time with me, I felt that she truly cared about what I was wrestling with. I love that she always had a suggestion for a resource or a clarifying homework assignment. Melissa is so committed to my business success that following our time together she connected me to another person with a passion in the same area, who takes time to do that? Exceptional people like Melissa.
Since working with Melissa I have gained self-confidence. She never judged my honest answers and she was sincere about trying to help me land a job. Today I can confidently say that Melissa saved me from self-doubt and fear. What I enjoyed most about Melissa was her reflective questions which required me to think deeper. In the past I lacked confidence during interviews, however during my last interview I felt prepared and able to tackle any question. I attribute my feeling prepared to the tailored interview questions she gave me as prework. Those 17 questions were relevant to what it takes to become the principal of a school. Lastly, it’s great to bounce ideas off of Melissa and I intend to remain in contact with Melissa on a regular basis because I can trust her and she has consistency provided me with suggestions without passing judgment.
The most important thing people should know about working with Melissa is that with her they will find an open forum to air their concerns and receive very clear guidance on how to prepare themselves with confidence – know that her method really works. Not only did I get the job, but I have much more awareness now of my strengths and areas of opportunity as well as how should I approach an interview process. Aside from the confidence boost that I got from working with her I found her interview questions to be extremely helpful because they not only encouraged me to address how I would do the job as to exceed the company’s expectations but she also asked me questions that more broadly addressed the expanded role of a CFO in today’s global economy – it was a great learning experience for me overall. I really enjoyed working with Melissa and will be grateful forever for our shared success.