Angie Fyfe | Executive Director - ICLEI
Angie worked to secure a director level role serving a global non-profit with a mission aligned to her own, and ultimately was promoted to Executive Director.
I was getting little response from potential employers and feeling frustrated and unsure.
I had great experience in sustainability leadership, strategy, and implementation, and I wanted to expand my reach beyond my home state to work nationally and internationally. For a year or so, I randomly responded to job postings that sounded interesting, but without having a focus or a CV that demonstrated my abilities, I was getting little response from potential employers and feeling frustrated and unsure.
The most valuable part of Shannon’s service is how working with her made me very confident in my search. She was realistic and tough – she didn’t try to puff me up to make me I was offered and accepted a position within 90 days of completing my coaching. feel good about my abilities. She knows the market and she knows what it takes to be successful in a career search.
"Shannon took time and care to get to know me and understand my abilities, then she allowed me to articulate my story in a way that I had been unable to do on my own."
In addition to helping me be more strategic in my search and positioning myself, her coaching sessions were very hands-on. She spent time rewriting pieces of my CV and helped me write cover letters. I found the homework pieces and the templates to be very useful.
I’m sure that I would not have had this result without Shannon’s assistance.
After the third session, I set to work right away responding to five positions that matched my dream job criteria. I made it to the interview stage with four of the five, and was offered and accepted a position within 90 days of completing my coaching. I’m sure that I would not have had this result without Shannon’s assistance. I love my new job. I am working at the global level – something I thought would take years more experience to work into. I am very grateful for Shannon’s help and highly recommend her services.