As a Big Four Partner seeking to move to the corporate side, Margaret asked probing questions to help me reflect and gain new insight.
In seeking a senior executive role on the corporate side, I needed to crystalize my achievements to demonstrate relevance to potential employers. Margaret’s approach of asking probing questions helped me reflect and gain new insight about my skills and capabilities, which resulted in a resume that was impactful, concise, and visually attractive.
I highly recommend her — she’s competent, responsive, wise, and cares deeply about her client’s success.
Former Big 4 Partner became Managing Director of Transformation at top 10 US bank
Margaret has a natural ability to see the best in people. She helped me achieve a goal that seemed unattainable.
Margaret successfully coached me through a challenging period following my job loss in PE before a pandemic. Her coaching helped me reposition my complex story positively which was critical to my securing my new role at a private investment firm that is well suited to my skill set.
I hired Margaret initially to help with my search process, interview preparation, and networking communications. However, her approach proved to be more valuable and broader in scope than I expected. I shifted my interviews to focus less on my PE skills to ways that I could add value in the future: my investment philosophy, track record of strategic value-add, and proven leadership ability. I positioned myself as a senior executive and seasoned investor. This approach had an immediate positive impact.
Margaret has a natural ability to see the best in people. She was enthusiastic in helping me recognize my unique strengths, develop the confidence to tell compelling stories about successes and failures alike, and achieve a goal that seemed unattainable to me.
My only regret was not engaging Margaret sooner! I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to advance their career.
PE professional joining major investor in private investment firm
I chose Margaret as my strategic career partner because I could envision myself working with her on my future leadership development.
My goal was to switch from finance/strategy in banking to product/marketing at a major tech company. I knew the difficulties of changing my function and industry simultaneously; however, Margaret helped me approach my job search with confidence and clear thinking.
Her approach included a plan that incorporated extensive interview prep. I articulated my transferrable skills effectively and clearly presented my strategic thinking to elevate my relevant experiences to companies. I look forward to working with her in the future on my leadership development.
Former finance/strategy executive in financial services pivoted to Product Partnerships at leading Fortune 500 tech company
Margaret was devoted to genuinely understanding me – both personally and professionally.
Margaret was a critical partner as I successfully transitioned from heading Corporate Development at an S&P 500 tech company to leading Strategy, Corporate Development, and Investor Relations (IR) at an early-stage entertainment tech company.
I have met many coaches over the years. By far, Margaret was devoted to genuinely understanding me both personally and professionally, which positively influenced our working together to achieve my goals. She helped me gain clarity and courage to pursue smaller companies to get broader responsibilities.
Margaret was comprehensive — helping with my resume, cover letters, emails, and interview preparation. We assessed feedback from my interviews with prospective employers so I could evaluate my options and make decisions. She was instrumental in advising on negotiations. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a true partner in their career transition.
Former Head of Corporate Development switched to VP, Strategy, Corporate Development, & IR at entertainment tech start-up
Margaret’s advice helped me focus on my broad business skills so I could explore a wider range of opportunities.
After many years as a business executive with both legal and business experience, I wanted to switch to the tech industry. Margaret’s advice and pragmatic approach were extremely valuable as we developed an effective action plan.
I learned to focus on my broader skills — business, analysis, and negotiations — so I could explore a wider range of opportunities and continue as a leader in my next chapter.
Former SVP/General Counsel switched to a business role at a leading tech company
Highly responsive to my needs and systematic in her evaluative approach.
After 20 years of marketing luxury goods, I pivoted to sustainability management. Entering a completely new industry required significant career and personal repositioning. Margaret helped me devise a strategy highlighting my transferrable skills. 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.
VP, Marketing in consumer goods changing to sustainability management
Margaret has highly relevant insights from her career as an executive recruiter.
Margaret was extremely helpful in my search process. She provided a unique combination of strategic clarity, pragmatic tactics, and highly relevant insights from her career as an executive recruiter. Her knowledge and inspiration help her clients to achieve their objectives.
President, Consumer Credit Cards
Margaret’s curiosity created a safe space to discuss sensitive career topics.
I wanted my resume to demonstrate my readiness for C-suite positions. Margaret, a former executive recruiter for many years, knows what recruiters expect, especially with C-suite roles. She was incredibly effective and provided clear strategic value.
Margaret helped me reframe my experiences to emphasize the depth and breadth of my skills and accomplishments. She is curious and easy to work with, which created a safe space for us to discuss sensitive career topics.
I had a tight timeline — she delivered. She was responsive and readily available. I hope to work with her on leadership development in the future.
VP, Strategy and Finance at global bank
A true partner – I was able to make decisions with confidence.
Margaret was a true partner in my job search. She took time to understand me as an individual and helped me articulate my unique experiences and values.
The job search process is stressful, and I was questioning my every move. Margaret was always available to talk things through and provide guidance — I was able to make decisions with confidence. My new role is exactly what I need for this next chapter of my career.
Senior Product Manager at retail tech firm
Margaret helped me change both my function and industry.
After a 10-year strategy career in financial services, I wanted to move into an operating role in entertainment. Margaret helped me target marketing roles that matched my strengths. She helped me identify my transferrable skills and position my relevant experiences. From coming up with an overall job search strategy to interview preparation, Margaret was strategic, practical, and responsive.
With her support, she helped me build confidence that my goals were achievable. I am now in marketing at a major entertainment company. I highly recommend Margaret.
Former Director of Strategy in financial services pivoted to Director of Strategy, Business Development & Marketing at major entertainment company
Margaret’s pragmatic approach helped me immensely.
I enjoyed my job in operations but wanted a more innovative company. Margaret’s pragmatic approach helped me immensely in changing to a more rewarding position. Together we tailored my resume to highlight my strengths and accomplishments, and identify and target roles where I could be an asset to the company.
Margaret’s networking strategies and focused approach are a huge reason why I am so much happier at my new company.
Operations professional joined AI-driven tech company
Margaret asked insightful questions and helped me look at things in new ways.
When I started working with Margaret, I had been looking for a job for a while and was feeling stuck.
From our very first conversation, before I had even engaged her, she asked insightful questions and helped me look at things in new ways. Margaret’s biggest contribution was helping me prepare for interviews — telling my story strategically.
She kept me focused, encouraged me to be proactive, and was supportive when I felt discouraged. With Margaret’s help, I found exactly the job I wanted and I couldn’t be happier.
Nonprofit development executive at international environmental advocacy group
Margaret’s help was absolutely critical as I switched from academia to business.
When I was in a Ph.D. program, I decided to pivot from an academic career to business. I don’t think I would be in this position today if it were not for my work with Margaret. Her help formulating my interview responses and her feedback on my communication style (how narrative they were!) were absolutely critical.
Above all, her quick observation that I often stopped maintaining eye contact while I was thinking and speaking, was a game-changer for me.
Former academic moved into operations role at online jewelry company
Margaret had experience guiding clients to navigate significant career changes as I made a transition from medical school to healthcare consulting.
I engaged Margaret during my third year of medical school when I was contemplating a major career change. This was a very challenging and stressful period and I needed a coach who was both competent and warm. Margaret met my ideal profile for a coach — empathic, easy to communicate with, and had experience guiding clients to navigate significant career changes.
Margaret did not impose her opinion; she offered constructive support as I reached my own conclusions. The process was stress-free and she sustained my morale throughout. Our partnership was a big factor in my successful career transition from medical school to healthcare consulting. I am happy to recommend Margaret as a career coach.
Medical student who pivoted to healthcare consultant
Margaret helped me regain my confidence.
I experienced a crisis of confidence when I exited a business I founded and did not know what to do next. I partnered with Margaret — her guidance was invaluable.
Her logical process helped me understand my different career experiences, articulate my likes and dislikes, and recognize my strengths and development areas. We explored multiple paths that I would enjoy and fit my skill set. Margaret helped me position myself for roles that melded my entrepreneurial and financial services experience. She made valuable suggestions for my new bio and resume, and prepared me extensively for interviews.
Most importantly, she helped me regain my confidence — that I could add significant value to an organization. Without Margaret’s help, I might not be in the position I am today — one that I enjoy and find fulfilling. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Former investment banker and entrepreneur changed to Interim CFO for ad-tech company
Margaret was insightful and encouraging and helped me stay focused and optimistic during the pandemic.
I was laid off during the pandemic and felt my worst. Margaret helped me stay focused and optimistic each day to look for new opportunities. I am so grateful for her help because I landed a new position in five months.
Logistics manager moved to new position in midst of pandemic
Margaret helped me gain clarity on my strengths and career progression.
This was critical — re-setting my mindset about the next steps for my career — so I was more targeted in my job search.
With her help over two months, I focused on roles that aligned with my interests and strengths. I developed a clearer narrative of my experience and accomplishments for my resume. With her interview prep, I interviewed effectively. I am delighted to start my new role.