“I expected Lianne would be helpful, but had not expected how thoroughly transformative my work with her would be. Our work on my career profile led to a new personal insight. In particular, identifying and understanding my personality type has had a profound impact on me and my self-awareness. I began to see myself, and to think about work, in a new way. I started to find my own voice and to learn how to hear it. Lianne was an unparalleled support during the most difficult time of my life. She was empathetic, non-judgmental and extremely effective at helping me to identify and find meaningful work. Work now has a place in my life, and no longer consumes it. I work from home and enjoy what I do. I have dogs, and see my daughter every day. Happiness.” – Lawyer, Writer, Researcher and Mom, 43

“Imagine reaching your career objective after many years of hard work and realizing it was not what you expected and worse it was leaving you feeling demotivated and unhappy day-after-day. That was me. Thankfully a friend referred me to Lianne and today I can say confidently that I feel motivated and happy again. Lianne’s positive, action-oriented approach created momentum in my life, and was a stepping-stone to rebuilding my motivation in my career. Her unbiased advice and methods for self-reflection enabled me to get out of the negative space I was in and identify what I needed to be happy in my career. Lianne’s practical tools, interview coaching and network of contacts opened doors and expanded my options for career development. Most importantly, I left our sessions feeling free – free from fear, free from anxiety and free to take charge of my career and life. I would highly recommend working with Lianne if you feel demotivated or unhappy in your career!” – JH, Senior Project Manager, 37

“Working with Lianne was very affirming, encouraging and had an energizing effect on me, like there was new wind in my sails. After just a few sessions with Lianne, I was able to organize my thinking about where I wanted to go, and identify and take the next steps. I found a job in a completely new legal area in a new industry and am enjoying it. I believe our sessions were an essential stepping stone for me.” – Lawyer, 48

“Lianne’s coaching expertise got me through a career transition during a very vulnerable time in my life. Lianne helped me to identify my core values, and at a time when I was ready to abandon these values, she persuaded me not to and did so with grace and authority. She instinctually knew where I should focus my efforts. She made herself available on short notice when I needed to gather my thoughts, make some quick decisions, and properly evaluate an opportunity. She offered professional judgements at a depth I did not have. Her coaching was nurturing yet directive. Although I am very satisfied in my current job, I do look forward to working with Lianne again.” – Maggie, Supervisor, 34

“Lianne’s encouragement and pointed questions allowed me to explore my thoughts and experiences, while providing advice and support. I learned to trust in myself and my instincts.  I feel much more confident that I can do something that will fit my skills and interests, and head towards my “dream” career.  Meeting regularly with Lianne kept me working towards my goals and a more ideal work environment. I would definitely come see Lianne again when I am ready to take another step in my career journey!” – Jenn, Lawyer, 30

“Lianne’s sensitivity, wisdom and extensive knowledge of the job market and current hiring practices make her an exceptional career coach.”  –  Greg, Communications Specialist, 48

“My work with Lianne has been invaluable to my personal and professional life.  She has helped me to better understand my strengths and develop strategies for dealing with stress, especially at work.  As a result, I am more confident and happier with my career choices and other aspects of my life.  Most importantly, she has assisted me in finding ways to create a healthier balance between work, family and fun.”  –  Andrea, High School Teacher, 30

“After I didn’t get back to the Bay Street firm I articled at, my self-esteem took a serious hit. It was very tough to put myself back out there to search for a job, and even when I did, I wasn’t getting the response I wanted. Once I connected with Lianne, however, things changed: she helped me rebuild my confidence as a dynamic young professional with lots to offer. Lianne gave me frank feedback and challenged me to ask myself the tough questions about what matters to me, what my strengths are, and where I want to be in my career. She taught me about the best ways to go about networking, which helped me to connect with people who wanted to help me. I have now found a position I’m really excited about, and feel that I am far better off. I am grateful to Lianne for pressing the reset button on my career and my confidence.”  – Lawyer, 30

Lianne really helped me transition to a new career path by giving me tools and a disciplined process that translated my values and interests into job opportunities.   I would encourage anyone thinking of making a job or career change to give Lianne a call.”  –  Ian, Lawyer, 34

“There is no better satisfaction than feeling proud of what you have accomplished each day. Lianne helped me understand that we can only find success in life by doing what we are passionate about. Today after a few months of applying all of her teachings and advice I could only say ~ THANK YOU Lianne!” – Diana, Self-employed, 27

“I feel like everything has just come together for me and the journey to this point really started when I made my first appointment to see Lianne. I now have a new job in an area that I am really excited about, I have gotten some great experience interviewing, I have improved my cover letter and resume, and I am on a great system with some of my home life that will make the transition back to work much easier. To top it all off, I have the summer months to just enjoy with my kids. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.” – JL, Lawyer, 34

“Working with Lianne was such a positive experience for me in my career transition from practicing law to finding a policy role. Lianne helped me discover and articulate what I was looking for in a role and helped me develop a plan to reach my goal of finding a new job within a three-month time frame. Her feedback was invaluable and her approach to such a stressful and life-changing path was calming – she became my trusted advisor whose insights gave me many “aha!” moments. Lianne gave me practical tips of how to achieve work/life balance, effectively and authentically network and find a job that was suited to my interests, skills and personality. While I have found a new job that I am very excited about, I plan to continue to work with Lianne so that my efforts in navigating my career are deliberate and focused. We spend so much time at our jobs that settling for being unhappy at work was simply not an option for me. No matter what career stage you are at, I would enthusiastically recommend working with Lianne.” –  CF, Lawyer/Policy Advisor, 33

More Testimonials…

Read how one client discovered joy in her work without changing her job!

Read how a new lawyer launched her career by learning how to network

Read how one client went back to “school” after ten years to pursue her passion

Feedback and personal referrals are always welcome.  If you are a current or past client and would like to send your comments, please email lianne@krakauer.ca.