Testimonials and Success Stories
Tami was recommended to me while I was at a crossroads in my career. I had never worked with a career coach before, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Tami exceeded my expectations in many ways, setting a high bar for others to match when it comes to helping navigate one’s career! She provided a lot of help and guidance during our coaching sessions and in between. She challenged me gently and effectively during an emotional time, helping me to clear my mind, focus on what’s important to me, and open myself to new ways of thinking about what I could do next and how I should view the value of my experiences. In the end, her advice opened my eyes to a lot of things, ultimately guiding me towards what I think will be a great next step for me at a company that suits me and values the experience and talent I’ll bring to that new position.
Tami was instrumental in my job search – plus the soul search – and has been a stellar guide and confidante. With her help, I found renewed confidence and gained strategies for my search. I recommend her highly for anyone that’s looking to switch gears or starting out in their career.
What I like about working with Tami is that she is clear, direct and helps you articulate your value. She reminds you of your strengths, helps you clarify precisely what you want and then coaches you on how to get that. I appreciated having the reality check when I had questions or doubts – she was a much needed confidence booster!
The key to landing my new position was aggressively leveraging my LinkedIn network – I don’t think I would have had the courage to do that without Tami’s insistence. And I think that is what made the difference!
With the work and preparation you’ve helped me with, as far as building my Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and interview preparation. I’ve earned the best position of my career as an Account Manager at Waste Management. Believe it or not it took me 2 weeks to receive this position by applying through Indeed. The recruiter emailed me and viewed my LinkedIn profile all at the same time. I did as you taught me to keep my LinkedIn profile up to date. The reason I mentioned this is he requested me on LinkedIn as I applied. So it was a very good idea I had all my ducks in a row. I did a phone interview with the recruiter. Two days later I received a phone call from headquarters in Texas, so that they were able to schedule me an interview in the local location. A week later I went to the interview fully prepared as you taught me and as we discussed best practices. Two days later after my in person interview with the two hiring Supervisors, I was informed my interview was most exceptional. The recruiter informed me that my interview was one of the best interviews they have seen in a long time!! I was so excited!!! Waste Management then gave me a wonderful offer that was way too great of an opportunity to pass up!! I must tell you it’s the highest paid job I have ever received as well as great benefits, thanks to you Tami!! I work in an office setting with my own desk/cubicle. There is only 12 Account Managers in my department working with 5 states as our territory, I happen to be one of those 12! I work Mon-Fri and weekends off. I’ve also done some research and learning that Waste Management is a great company to work for as well, which makes me SO proud of myself to get into this company on my own…with you as the teacher of course! I wanted to let you know you’ve made a wonderful impact in my life for my career and words cannot explain my gratitude to you!!
Tami has been a trusted advisor since I decided to pivot my career. She listens and looks at the whole picture to help guide me. I love that she offers pros/cons depending on my situation. She’s my go-to person for career growth advice.
While she draws upon a set of best-practices, she naturally tailored her coaching to my unique needs. She was able to help me see my value from another perspective, reduce my anxiety during a stressful experience, and keep the process moving forward every day even when it was the most frustrating. And despite my reluctance, she turned me into a pretty good networker after all!
After working together for 9 months, I finally landed a great role as Chief Marketing Officer in a fantastic scaleup company. I credit Tami for guiding me through that experience. She has the perfect personalized approach for an executive taking their next step.
My second client out of the gate didn’t get a graphic design portfolio, because I didn’t have one. He was handed my resume by a mutual acquaintance. I became his company’s design & marketing consultant.
Little did I know, but that client passed my resume around to his team. They were a small startup, but they all agreed that they’d invite me in if the relationship went well and I lived up to the referral & resume credentials.
Over these 2.5 years, I took on other clients and had the time and space to water those seeds Tami planted, as I refined my Dream Job list. So a few weeks ago, when that startup client invited me to join their team officially, I was ready. They checked all the boxes on the list.
I start Monday. And as I think about how I got here, I’m grateful for the work you both do.
From the first time I spoke to Tami on the phone, I felt an immediate connection with a kindred spirit. After articulating my quest to truly follow my instincts and find that “ideal fit”, Tami was able to recommend a course of action. Tami and I worked together for a month during which we fully reworked my resume, had several career-advisement sessions, updated my LinkedIn profile, explored various networking scenarios and so much more.
Tami was my coach, cheerleader, editor and friend. Most of all, she gave me much needed perspective and offered anecdotes from her own experience, making me smile while encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone. I would recommend Tami Palmer to anyone looking to “breathe life” into their career search or simply struggling to see past their own doubts, insecurities and inner “noise”. Tami is also great at editing writing of any kind. She reviewed a plethora of my emails always offering poignant feedback. Deciding to work with Tami, and purchasing that month of Career Services, was the best gift I could have given myself for the Holidays!”
I give Tami a strong recommendation!