Margaret conducted a highly-rated webinar for UCLA business school 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
I am beyond thrilled to go back to work after a 15-year career break.
I had not written a resume in over 15 years! I was very nervous about the interviews. Margaret’s advice and her list of possible questions helped me to be 100% prepared. In fact, I felt confident and was prepared for every question in all my interviews!
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 went back to work after a 15-year career break.
Former trader relaunching her career as VP, Risk Management at major investment bank
Margaret helped me address my corporate gap strategically.
Margaret coached me through each stage of the relaunch process: helping me update my resume, address my corporate gap strategically, and apply for returnships (paid, mid-career internships for women relaunching careers). She developed interview questions tailored for my situation, collaborated to shape strong answers, and conducted mock interviews. In addition to returnships, we developed proposals for and responses to other career opportunities. She was responsive to my needs to meet deadlines — helping me feel supported throughout the process. Margaret was critical to my goal of successfully re-entering corporate life.
Former Portfolio Manager/Equity Research Analyst relaunching as Private Client Investment Advisor at top 5 bank
Margaret helped me reframe my career narrative after six-year hiatus.
After a six-year career gap, Margaret helped me reframe my career narrative and prepare for interviews re-entering the job market. She helped me reposition myself strategically because I was targeting roles that pivoted from my former career — and I was concerned about ageism.
I answered a list of her interview questions; this proved invaluable as I had forgotten many of my achievements and challenges. The ongoing discovery of my past was highly beneficial; each time I reflected upon my answers, I added more dimension to my narrative and uncovered areas to upskill to address ageism. The result was a comprehensive and cohesive career narrative that clearly articulated my value proposition in a new industry. I gained tremendous confidence in competing in today’s workforce.
Senior-level marketing executive re-entering the corporate workforce after a six-year gap
Working with Margaret was extremely productive, insightful, and rewarding.
Margaret helped me set priorities, determine the next steps in my journey, and reflect on family and career priorities. She was consistently responsive and available for my coaching needs. Warm and thoughtful, Margaret is a joy to work with — I highly recommend her for anyone facing challenging work and career decisions.
Margaret’s compassion, probing questions, and thoughtful “homework assignments” helped me sort out realistic opportunities.
Partnering with Margaret has been an incredibly constructive process — identifying priorities and exploring fulfilling ways to apply myself, especially in light of my career expectations and recent health issues.
Her compassion, probing questions, and thoughtful “homework assignments” helped me identify realistic and satisfying opportunities to apply my time and interests. I’m extremely happy where I ended up.
Former investment banker with career break preparing for her next phase