Margaret is an expert in Return-to-Work coaching. She recently conducted a highly-rated webinar for UCLA Anderson alumni – providing deep insights, sound advice, and actionable ideas for those seeking to re-enter the job market. It was a true pleasure working with Margaret – I look forward to collaborating with her again in the future.
– David Cooley, Director, Alumni Career Services, UCLA Anderson School of Management
After 20 years of marketing in the luxury goods market, I decided to change careers. I pivoted and pursued a master’s degree in sustainability management at Columbia University to complement my Wharton MBA. My goal was to help organizations incorporate sustainability in activating social good programs into their business framework. Entering a completely new industry required significant career and personal repositioning. Margaret helped me to devise a strategy highlighting my transferrable skills for a career change. Her coaching was invaluable, insightful, and thoughtful. Highly responsive to my needs and extremely systematic in her evaluative approach, she is a top-tier coaching partner. I strongly recommend Margaret – she is a highly effective coach.
Mid-career executive transitioning from consumer goods marketing to sustainability management
I had not written a resume in over 15 years! I was very nervous about the interviews. Margaret’s advice and list of possible questions helped me to be 100% prepared. In fact, in all my interviews, I felt confident and was prepared for every question!
Discussing how to answer certain questions – when to elaborate and when to be concise was very helpful, as well as which past skills and experiences to focus on.
I am beyond thrilled that I received a job offer and am excited to go back to work.
– Professional returning to banking after a career break of 15 years.
With a seven-year gap in experience on my resume due to a medical condition, I needed help to launch my career. Margaret coached me to assess my interests and strengths, and to create a strategic positioning of my resume gap – so companies would view my candidacy positively while also protecting my privacy. She helped me revise my resume – it became concise and professional. She also coached me on writing impactful cover letters, conveying my interest and value.
She developed an interview strategy for me – helping me prepare confident answers to anticipated questions. I gained comfort in interviews, overcoming my reservations. After three months, I secured a position in my desired career – the credit goes to working with Margaret. I highly recommend her to professionals seeking coaching – whether they are launching or changing careers.
– Millennial pursuing a career in investment management
After graduating from college, I had difficulty matching my skills and interests with positions in the market. Margaret and I had long, honest discussions where we identified a spectrum of possibilities that matched my skills and interests. She was exceptionally supportive with my unique aspirations and quickly zeroed in on what was possible and what would take a little more time to achieve.
Margaret showed me how to craft my resume and cover letter so they would accomplish their purpose – to get an interview!
After carefully reviewing job descriptions, Margaret went through every line of my resume and cover letter to expertly convey why I was a perfect candidate. Framing experiences in an impactful way is a skill that Margaret has mastered and it showed when I received multiple interviews.
– Millennial launching his career in sustainability
As my son was launching his career, I made a critical decision to remove myself from the launch process and connect him to Margaret. She worked directly with him through key steps of self-discovery and assessment, which helped my son to identify his interests and strengths and match them with potential careers.
She updated me monthly on where they were in the process of the coaching engagement while maintaining professionalism and keeping her sessions with him confidential. I appreciate Margaret’s coaching approach and style. And my son is now pursuing a career that he enjoys. I highly recommend Margaret.
– Parent of a professional launching his career in politics.