Posts in Executive & On-Track
15 pages of notes from 60 minutes of coaching

“I’ve been frustrated, but I didn’t know what to do about it. I didn’t have a plan. And I didn’t have anyone to talk to about it. This gives me some direction, and that’s a lot of what I needed.​ You’ve given me a lot to chew on.​ It was really helpful just to start to put pen to paper on a lot of these things. I’ve vigorously scribbled down notes—I have 15 pages in front of me—so that I can go through your suggested exercises.​”

-BigLaw income partner

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the best version of myself and my skills

“Hi Shauna, I hope you are doing well. We worked together in May 2017 on my résumé and cover letter for pursuing in-house attorney positions. You were incredibly helpful and I am so happy to report that I received a position as Deputy General Counsel in June at a fast growing startup. It has been a wonderful experience and your assistance in presenting the best version of myself and my skills was instrumental in obtaining this position. So thank you! I was [also] recently informed by the CEO that I will soon be promoted to General Counsel (yay).”

- Executive-track in-house counsel

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I’m excited

“​This résumé and this experience are helping to propel me forward. I’ve had to get over some of my hangups that lawyers are just supposed to put their heads down and work. I’m changing how I think about myself so that I’m now thinking and talking about my value and the impact that I’ve had. The résumé was excellent and I’m excited.”

- Senior corporate generalist in Fortune 500 brands

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a very actionable framework

“​This is a great framework. It’s a very actionable framework. It’s technically sound and makes all the sense of the world. I appreciate having a process that’s not overwhelming and will help me start to narrow down my options so that I can start to make a decision instead of just floundering around. This is very helpful.”

- Government attorney and retired Naval officer exploring private sector options

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a dramatic improvement

“​This is incredibly helpful. I’m watching you like, ‘These are all great ideas, I wonder why I never thought of that.’ I’ve done a lot of reading résumés and interviewing at [top ten 10 law firm], and I have to say this is a dramatic improvement. It's much more organized.​”

- Litigator and corporate investigator positioning for equity partnership

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money very well spent

“This is money very well spent. The things we talking about in the résumé are things that are going to come up at every stage of the interview process as well. I need to be able to speak more eloquently about the things I’ve done. But I’ve had trouble in the past because I couldn't put it all together. So figuring out this organization is very timely. And I really enjoy doing this with you. I really like the way the résumé’s ordered. I’ve been working with chaos, but it almost naturally fell into an order now. It’s kind of genius.”

- Law firm partner moving into drug and cosmetics industry

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rewarding, empowering, and enjoyable

“You make perfect sense. It couldn’t be clearer. I cannot thank you enough. I’m kicking myself for not calling you earlier in my career and my job search. And thank you for not pulling your punches. I appreciate your honesty. This was a really rewarding, empowering, and enjoyable experience.”

- Financial services litigator moving into corporate legal roles

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I wish I had met you years earlier.

“​Thanks for doing the résumé​. It really tells the story, which is a difficult thing because my path isn’t linear; it’s very broad. But it all rings true to me. Overall, it’s exactly what I had hoped it would be. And I’ve told many people I couldn’t have done it that way. I wouldn’t even have thought of doing it that way. I’ve been telling folks that I wish I had met you years earlier.”

- JD/MBA on building a focused career narrative from a winding career path

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