Real Client Success Stories
Career Pivot loves to share its successes with previous clients. And as our clients’ satisfaction is the highest reward we can receive, we strive for that success daily. Some of our clients find us online, however, most of our business is from word of mouth. Because of this client connection, we so truly appreciate those that are willing to write about their experience with us.
Below, you will find just a few that have shared their thoughts and success with using Career Pivot:
I discovered Marc a little over a year ago when I became a regular at his online sessions and soon realized that he had the experience to advise a Baby Boomer like me. We both had enjoyed long-term employment at a major multinational corporation, followed by the ordeal of wandering in the proverbial wilderness of short-term gigs for which we were wholly unsuited. Also, as an active member of the Launch Pad Jobs Club, he brought with him the experience of watching and helping hundreds of others go through similar, difficult job transitions. Because of this, he was able to help me to overcome that trapped, frustrated feeling, and to provide actionable steps to overcome age discrimination and present myself as a competent, technical professional. I highly recommend Marc to help you with your career pivot. — Stan, Data Scientist.
“I highly recommend Marc for helping anyone, but especially mid-career baby boomers to reinvent themselves, land back in the working world and become more authentic with the work they choose for themselves in the next chapter.
Marc took the time to learn about what makes me tick and he helped me find my authenticity. Joining forces with Marc during my career pivot (more like a bungee jump) made the whole process seem like an adventure, not a scary, scary movie. Think horror movie (Texas chain massacre) vs. Indiana Jones movie. I career pivoted from a communications/project manager to a digital media start-up director to a software developer.
He is certified as a Birkman Methods Career Assessor and expertly picked me apart on all aspects of myself. I learned a lot and discovered why I always had a nagging feeling that I wasn’t being true to myself in my career. I learned I have opposing traits that make it hard to settle being good at one thing yet I desire to be really good at many things. I also learned that I am really an introvert with extrovert tendencies. As Marc puts it – “I am a multipotentialite”
I met Marc at a career webinar and it took me a year to approach him. After I started reading his Career Pivot newsletter, I realized he knows what he is talking about. He reinvented himself…several times over. He gives sound advice. Besides helping you figure out what you’re about and how to career pivot, he tells you why you should focus on your health to avoid ageism and what technology can help you market yourself. Marc helped me discover that I want to pivot into more of a hybrid career – a combination of interests that use different skills and experience. Besides the software development career, I am also very interested (and certified) in the integrative nutrition/health coaching field. A combination would be a good fit.
Marc is supportive throughout the career pivot and he is a super nice guy with a quick wit. He also rides bikes and knows a thing or two about technology.” –Pamela, Webmaster
“Marc is someone you need in your corner. Working with Marc is a lesson on peeling through layers of b…s… to get right to the heart of the matter. He is extraordinarily patient and went the extra mile with me to make sure I put into practice the areas we worked on. I am very grateful to Marc for his insights, advice, and experience.” — Mike, Executive Sales Leader
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marc since I made the move to Austin. Marc has coached me and supported me as worked to find a new job. He helped me to recognize my strengths and focus on building new connections. I know I wouldn’t be in my current position without Marc’s advice. I highly recommend Marc Miller if you are looking to make a change in your career.” — Jennifer, Director of Programming
“Marc is simply a phenomenal career coach. Marc was instrumental in helping me identify the type of job environment and career traits that are suited to my personality and provided me encouragement in taking a bold step towards transitioning into a new career I love. I signed up for the “Career Pivot Evaluation Package” with Birkman/AboutU report and I would recommend this package to anyone who is considering a career transition, especially those who have yet to decide upon the career they next want to pursue. Marc is the best of the best, and I highly recommend him.” — H.I. UX/UI Designer
“I love Marc! What started out as a professional career coaching relationship has become a friendship. I am grateful to Marc for guiding me through my career transition. Being a transplant to the US, I always felt like a fish out of water. The cultural barriers were not insurmountable, but they were obstacles that from time to time would leave me feeling perplexed. Marc lent me the perspective I needed to understand how to operate and network more effectively in the American corporate context. With Marc’s support, I am currently at a job I truly enjoy.” — Li-Ann, Director, Test Development Solutions
“Friends and colleagues have asked me about my experiences with becoming suddenly unemployed early last year. I recount my struggles with overcoming age discrimination, depression, etc. I also tell them how vital it was that I worked with Marc on several key aspects of the job search: LinkedIn profile, strengthening my resume, creating a brand for myself, practicing how to present myself to potential employers, etc. Now that I am approaching one year since taking a new, challenging position, I am reflecting on my experiences. One key point: having a mentor/coach that checks in with you EVERY WEEK is crucial to maintaining forward momentum! The tendency is to get complacent or depressed and revert to old habits. Marc pushed me to stretch and prepare, prepare, prepare! Thank you, Marc!” — Tom, Key Accounts Manager
“Marc is an expert in personal branding. He guided me to a set up a branded LinkedIn profile and introduced me to many tools that helped me strengthen my personal brand. He made me think about myself and reflect my own strengths and weaknesses.
When working with me, he was always well aware of how much I can handle at a time. I always had the notion that I did everything myself. After six months working with him, I have to say that I achieved everything he suggested in his book “Personal Branding for Baby Boomers”, which I thought wouldn’t be possible when we started. If you are looking for a coach that is going to get the most out of you, and have a lot of fun as well, I highly recommend Marc. Thank you, Marc!” — Alexander, CIO Digital Transformation
“Once you get the details of Marc’s near fatal bike crash, you will understand the impact it had on his philosophy about life and his compassion for helping other people. I engaged Marc to help me sort out my next steps with my change in career path as I had started the process of a Career Pivot, he had a formal name to it and years of experience that proved to be valuable to me. After a detailed assessment and analysis by peeling away some of the layers of who I am, how I perceive my world and how others perceive me, Marc managed the transition of aligning my job search to my career goals, analyzed which markets segments to steer towards based on best fit for me, and then engaged in a strategic approach to landing that ‘perfect’ position for me. Marc has a very unique strategy for a blend of Networking and Virtual Introductions that achieves results. If you are at that point in life where you desire to make a career change but just don’t know how, I highly encourage you to seek out the advice of Marc Miller.” — David, Project Manager
“Marc is a great man to have in your corner if you are going through or considering a career change. His solid advice is based on statistics and research about you. He changed my approach to corporate work. I’m so happy to have done his training.” — John, Digital Marketing Strategist
“I found myself in the job market after many years at the same company. My, how the job search had changed. I found myself overwhelmed with the process. I hired Marc to help me sort through the process and guide me. Marc helped my go beyond the obvious experience and skills into what really made me ‘tick’ and how that might apply across multiple industries. We worked on creating my brand and on job search strategies. As I went into interviews I was better able to articulate what I could bring to a position and to ask questions that could uncover if that position was right for me. As I begin the next phase of my career I am thankful I took the time to get to know myself better. I am sure it will make a difference in my future success.” — Tonya, Product/Program Management
When I hired Marc as a career coach I was at a turning point in my career. Through the Birkman assessment and Marc’s coaching and guidance, I was able to recognize my areas of strength, identify stress factors and embark into a new job and career with confidence. Marc is very well connected and he strives to make an impact on people and our community. I highly recommend Marc Miller if you are transitioning into a new position or career. Great job Marc! — Sharon, Director of Sales
After a career pivot, I had the good fortune to come across Marc. I was feeling like a square peg, and Marc helped me reconnect with my authentic self. While we did use Birkman tools, it was really Marc’s intelligence, skill and seemingly never-ending patience and commitment that helped uncover and understand what truly makes me tick. For example, I discovered that freedom and autonomy in the way I work was very important to me. So, I took on a greenfield role last year, and this has made all the difference.
I highly recommend Marc. He is sure to be an invaluable coach, wherever someone is in their career. — Raji, Market Analyst
Marc is an excellent career pivot coach. He helped me gain a better understanding of my talents, strengths, and weaknesses and how I might leverage them to make a career pivot. He provided insightful, honest, and frank observations and recommendations. I highly recommend Marc He is a master at providing career pivot guidance and making career pivots possible. — Jerel, Director of Quality Engineering
“I have had the good fortune of making an unplanned and unexpected connection with Marc Miller while browsing different professional, career coach websites, and blogs. I was impressed with his writing style and his focus on assisting others to re-purpose their careers. After checking his background and credentials, I knew he was someone I wanted to have the opportunity to talk with about the current condition of my consulting business, at that time.
Once I contacted Marc he demonstrated his talent and skill as an excellent ‘active’ listener and communicator with a commitment to helping other professionals rise above their current unsatisfactory or difficult situations. I am grateful for his kindness, interest, and willingness to invest his valuable time to engage with me in a series of brief discussions that assisted me in gathering the needed resources and momentum essential to next level of my professional career. He has definitely made a valuable contribution to recent developments that have led to re-energizing my consulting business.
I believe Marc’s humility, honesty and his own personal experiences and professional talent as a career coach would be a strong influence for anyone seeking to enhance the level and effectiveness of their professional career.” — Steve, Management Consulting
“I took the Birkman Assessment with Marc Miller and made two hugely important discoveries about myself. First, the assessment confirmed that I am on the right track in life as an author, writing consultant and presentation trainer, as I scored very high in the literary category. Second, I reclaimed my love for music, as I scored very high in that category as well. As a result, I am using music in a variety of areas in my life and that has lifted my spirits considerably. Working with Marc was easy and enlightening at the same time. In addition to the two major discoveries, I have quite a few “golden nuggets” to ponder as a result of our consulting sessions. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is interested in taking the Birkman Assessment.” — Gudjon, Novelist and Nonfiction Author