“When I came to The Career Passport the end of 2017, I was an executive assistant in financial services and really wanted to be in a more strategic role, but I didn’t know what that was. Through working with Jill, I not only further drilled down on what I wanted (a revenue generating role, for one) but I also figured out which role specifically and got the job! All within 2 monts. She helped me reframe networking from something that ‘bothers people’ to the idea of ‘the currency of generosity’ which enabled me to reach out to and talk to people who didn’t know me, something I hadn’t done before. And she’s very unbiased- although I love my friends and family, having this unbiased perspective from someone who only wants the best for me was worth the investment alone. I can’t wait to start my new job in a couple of weeks!”
Working with Jill helped me clarify what I wanted from my career and how to really advocate for what I want. When we met, I was in a really tough place at my previous job- equal parts stressed, bored, underpaid and unchallenged. I knew I wanted more, but didn’t know how to find my way to go actually get it. We worked together to clarify my values and what matters to me, and we defined my skillset, which helped me realize that I can do a lot and have a lot to offer! Fast forward to when I got my job offer, Jill helped me with specific scripts and the confidence to negotiate my salary- something I had never done before- I had always taken what was offered. I will never not negotiate my salary again! Beyond helping me navigate landing my current gig, Jill also encouraged me to explore extra curricular activities to activate my ‘creative side.’ My newfound commitment to creativity feeds my soul, keeps me well-rounded and helps keeps my longterm goals in sight. Before working with Jill, I lacked focus and now I’m confident I’m taking the right steps career wise, getting what I deserve, and, best of all, I’m happy doing it!
Working with Jill completely changed my life. Deciding to make a career change can be terrifying, but Jill allowed me to dream with my eyes wide open and helped me realize how to use my skills and passion to establish a fulfilling professional path. Working with Jill is like working with a good friend who will give it to you straight, but will also give you a ton of great resources, tools, tips, and a whole lot of encouragement.
I came to Jill with a problem: I’m a small business owner and was struggling to keep up with logistics, marketing, and accounting, let alone spend enough time on my actual work! Long-term goals that were important to the success of my business were getting tabled to just keep up with the frenetic day-to-day. With Jill, I learned how to focus the time and resources I have to make the biggest effect on my business. I’m happy to report that my workdays are more sane, I have more time to be with my family, AND I’m making more money and have more clients! Her nonjudgmental attitude and fun manner made our sessions enjoyable. Jill informed my decisions but did not make them for me. As a result, I can see myself more intelligently evaluating my priorities in time. What I really love about Jill is that she has helped me become more productive while reminding me of the inspiration that inspired my business in the first place. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone who needs help transforming their passion into marketplace success.
I have always been sure of what I wanted to do with my career, but I was at a point where I had tried (or thought I did) every avenue with no solid results. After seeing an email for an event where she was the highlighted speaker, I set up a consultation call with Jill and the rest is history. She changed my world! Jill helped me to zone in on my very specific and unique skills which helped me regain confidence not only in my talent but also myself. She adjusts easily to any change of plans, is very communicative if any issue arises, and taught me skills that I continue to use in my life and career. By the time we were wrapping up, I had interviews and phone calls with companies I wanted to work with. It was a helpful and insightful experience and I would hire her in a heartbeat for any future career changes.
At the beginning of this year I was sad and angry all the time. I dreaded going to work, yet I spent all my time there. I didn’t have time to do the things I really cared about — or even stuff I didn’t care about (like, you know, sleeping). And then I talked to Jill, and she helped hold me accountable and make a plan and actually act on it. And I don’t have everything 100% figured out, but my happiness level is just in another league altogether.