I feel I got MORE from you than I asked for or could have imagined I needed. I knew what I wanted but you knew what I needed.
Before we spoke for the first time, I was stuck and unable to put my own CV together, let alone find a new job (new life as I saw it then) after being made redundant after 16 years from a job I loved that I identified with very strongly.
I had asked a CV writing company to write me a CV, they messed it up and in the meantime a previous client of yours recommended you and the rest is history! After my awful experience with them, I was worried if you were going to know your stuff. I mean I’m the expert on me but I needed an expert on the task of finding a job and you are that!
I had been feeling overwhelmed, daunted stressed, annoyed, super annoyed. But also excited about learning about the process of finding work. Being unemployed and the time you spend in between jobs is not nice, end of. But I am so glad I found you, invested in myself by engaging you because you have not only made it bearable, you made it exciting, positive, hopeful.
You made your coaching about me and making me better, you made it about so much more than finding me any old job. You made me whole again and a better whole at it. Different. And better. That I did not expect and that is your biggest gift to me and the one I will treasure most. It’s invaluable. You have been invaluable.
I enjoyed so many things about working with you. That you genuinely listened. That you are smart and funny and witty and put two and two together quickly. That you are smarter than me in your subject area, I like working with people like that. That you answered all my questions. That we worked TOGETHER in fact, not you for me. We collaborated on project Me, that’s how it felt to me and I loved that little adventure of ours! How well you knew me, almost instantly. How you didn’t pander to me and my moods or whims. You were strong. I love that!
I feel, oh gosh, a hundred fold that I have had value in return for the investment I made. There is genuinely nothing that I would have wished that you had given me. I feel I got MORE from you than I asked for or could have imagined I needed. I knew what I wanted but you knew what I needed. The unexpected outcomes of working with you far, far overreach and outweigh the expected. It’s crazy!
To anyone who was thinking about working with you I would say, “Go for it. Allow yourself to need a little help.” You said that to me and I think you’re dead right. It’s worth showing yourself to be vulnerable to someone like you, someone who can genuinely help because you know so well what you’re doing and what needs to be done. You take no prisoners – to me that’s the biggest virtue – you have a spine and then some!
You have sort of helped build a new, different, but better Me. I never saw myself in the world of the job you have helped me find but it is bloody perfect for me and I’m beginning to really love it. It’s got all the ingredients of a job that suits me in my stage of life now. I am bloody happy! Relieved, calm, ready for a new challenge, chapter. Confident. Calmer.