"I started working with Michelle a few months ago to help shape my career goals. I didn’t quite know what to expect for our first session and was half expecting it to be similar to a therapy session. Luckily my worries we’re completely unwarranted. Michelle created a wonderful introductory session that made it easy to start sharing my goals and desires. Over the next months, she fostered an environment that led me to make the decisions and lifestyle changes needed to create the change that I was looking for.
Part of Michelle’s expertise is that she knows exactly what to say and how much to say so that she’s not doing any of the work or decision making for you. Every session was her creating an environment where I could talk about issues and come to my own solutions to resolve them. She is the perfect example of what a coach should be: fostering the right environment for you to succeed. I really feel like she tailored all of her input and exercises just for me. She’s a great judge of just how much nudging and accountability you need. She also has a ton of awesome resources that have helped me along the way.
The last thing I’ll say is that Michelle didn’t just help me in my career choices. Her sessions led me to ideas and habits that affect my daily life. She helped me find foundational values that I go back to every day to help guide my decisions.
My advice to anyone on the fence about career coaching: Try a couple of sessions with Michelle. She’s not pushy, you’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain."