"I couldn't have done it without you." Kind words to hear from a client.
Client interview with Mike Hamm, who leads Practice Management at one of the top 25 broker-dealers and life insurance companies in the United States.
You can also find testimonials (25+) on my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahbrownvolkman
Written testimonials received over time via email are below:
"Wanted to give you an update…I accepted a new job yesterday! I used what you taught me; what to look for in a position, how to set boundaries, and how to evaluate whether it is a really good fit or not. It is a leadership role, and there is lots of opportunity for growth. Thank you again for all your help.”
“Before I called you, I was at a crossroads in my career. I was making good money at my job, but was not really satisfied. I needed confirmation and someone to bounce off ideas. You were that person. Your questions helped me get the answers that I needed. The result is I made a decision. I am pursing different schools and will be going back for my Masters Degree. I finally have validation that I am on the right path.”
“I believe every businessperson, whether experiencing current success in their career or going through a transition, should engage the services of a career coach, just like you. Next to my MBA, I cannot think of a better investment in my career. I would not hesitate, for a moment, in recommending you to all my friends and business associates.”
“As a result of your coaching, I am employed again! This past year has not been an easy year for me. When you get up in the morning and you don’t have a job, the negative talk starts in your head. When I first hired you, my confidence level was down. My motivation was non-existent. But now, thankfully, I am through it. Thank you for the positive feedback and the acknowledgment. I appreciated it. It helped me reach my goal.”
“Investing in myself and using a Career Coach has been one of the greatest rates of return that I have ever gotten from an investment. You have gone above and beyond my expectations of what it is like to work with a coach.”
"Our work has helped me visualize and fine-tune my options. I got a real great sense of being on track, with concrete areas to pursue. I learned organizational strategies that kept me focused. Our sessions were extremely productive, and I have a plan of attack.”
“Deborah not only gave me solid career advice, but also the encouragement that I needed. She also opened my mind up to options I never thought possible. I have courage and a solid action plan for achieving what I want in the workplace.”
“Thanks to your coaching, I was finally able to have a conversation with my CEO about a pay raise that I had not received in two years. When I laid out my accomplishments, he agreed and gave me a raise. I know he did this because of my preparation, determination, and passion. I have learned how to tackle a seemingly unapproachable topic, and turn it into an extraordinary prize.”
“Deborah went well above and beyond our original plan, and I can’t thank her enough. I can say with a happy heart and a new sense of confidence that Deborah is a fantastic coach and will be by your side as you get where you want to be in your coaching practice.”
“Deborah and I worked together to pinpoint my skills, talents, and goals and we put them together into a plan that I was comfortable implementing. She understood my hesitation in making the transition, and my fears of both success and failure. My business has a wholeness to it because of Deborah’s insight, support, and talents.”
“Deborah has not only helped me completely change the way I earn a living, but my life as a whole as well. Every day I wake up happy. I take a big breath in … I breath out … and I smile.
“The strong conviction Deborah has that you can and will succeed is contagious. Using her as a resource to assist in developing new ideas has created positive results. For anyone who is in a transition phase or is unhappy with his or her well-being, Deborah is a resource that can assist you. I highly recommend her services.”
“Deborah was a consistent force for me to push myself further when I reached barriers that normally would have stopped me cold. I now have a new freedom to pursue what inspires me.”
“Thank you coach for believing in me, pushing me, and being my friend. Your support and affirmations have made a tremendous difference.”
I wanted to let you know how right you were about how not pursuing my dreams was affecting my life. Since I am following my heart, my personal relationships have never been better. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“Your intuitive nature during our conversations has allowed me to look deep within myself and has given me insight into “why I am the way I am.” You have given me the tools to change what I do not like in my career, and to accept the things I cannot change. I will forever be grateful to you for your strength and wisdom.”
“You helped me recognize how I was showing up with people and how to eliminate the behaviors in my career that were standing in my way. I’ve learned not to worry about what people think of me. This is who I am. This is what you get. I no longer conform to what other people expect of me. I finally got to be myself.”
“Deborah helped ME find clarity, rather than her finding clarity FOR me. She taught me to be comfortable with myself first, and importantly, not to be afraid to ask questions when I am in doubt, rather than give the wrong answer just to please others. I highly recommend Deborah’s services!”
“My life has not been the same since meeting you. I can now move forward with decisions without procrastination in spite of not having the perfect option or being perfectly ready. I can also feel my own tremendous power in shaping my reality and influencing all people with whom I come into contact with. I am happier than I have been in years.”
“Yesterday I established my first paying client!! I am thrilled. It feels great, and I feel validated. Thank you for your words of encouragement. It has been very powerful to have you listen to me, believe in me, and help me grow as a coach.”
“Before Deborah began helping me build my coaching practice, I had no idea where to start. She helped me focus on what was important and we began developing a path for me to follow. Deborah has been a true partner in building my business. I get energized and excited when working with her and I love our brainstorming sessions. I have a niche, a website, a great marketing plan, and new sense of self-confidence.”
“Having you as my mentor coach has been truly enlightening. You’ve modeled the role of a coach whose sole purpose is to help clients reach their goals quickly. Your strengths and intuition have been so accurate. You are an inspiration."
“I want to thank you for helping me see that Coaching is my next profession. I’m ready for all/any hard work to get there, bring it on! It is such a blessing to finally have direction. I have such internal joy that I do not know what to do with.”
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