Products and Programs Testimonials

Jennifer Ryan

“After you’ve been through TCCB, you will have a new way of looking at how and why you act/react to everything around you…”

David Ramlal

“I was amazed at how easy it was to make small changes that have had such a profound effect in my life.”

Julie Walsh

“I found it helpful to hear what others were experiencing. A lot of what we discussed was pretty eye-opening…”

Kate Dooley Knouse

“I was amazed to discover how [TCCB] impacted not only my professional life but my personal life as well.”

Kira Hillidge

“I found sharing experiences with peers in different companies and industries extremely helpful and insightful.”

Heather Warta

“I am far clearer on my personal and professional boundaries and have learned to take nothing personally…”

Deborah Newkerk

“This experience stretched my thinking in new ways and the group interaction and feedback provided new perspectives and clarity.”

Patty Bifulco

“I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get clearer on what they “bring to the party” so they can best leverage their talents in the workplace.”

Regina Shanklin

“Making a Living at What You Love was a great way to uncover your uniqueness, what drives you, and where to best utilize your talents.”

Charlie Miller

“[MLWL] provided specific tools as well as a way to approach articulating my interests and expertise in a compelling way.”

Rosanne Christie

“(MLWL) is like a magical mirror allowing you to see what makes you happiest.”

Allison Ramlal

“ALLOW YOURSELF TO WIN is a powerful tool that helped me identify and change certain core beliefs that were keeping me “stuck”.”

Leigh Calabrese Eck

“[Get Recognized for the Value You Bring] concepts will be a tiny voice in my head, filtering my experiences and guiding my behavior.”

Deborah Newkerk - Newkerk & Associates, former CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Direct

“As I drive my (successful) career in a new direction, I was prepared to try on some new thinking. I understood the benefit of identifying a unique point-of-difference (POD) for a product but had never considered applying the concept to myself. This experience stretched my thinking in new ways and the group interaction and feedback provided new perspectives and clarity. I’ve never spent so much dedicated thinking time solely on myself! Better yet, now when someone says, “so, what do you do?” I can clearly state my POD. Armed with this knowledge, I am confident my next chapter will allow me to fully leverage it.”

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Rosanne Christie - VP, Strategic Planning

“After a decade of success in a career that started as a job, I was hooked on the trappings of praise and money instead of daily fulfillment. I was bored and worse, discontented. Making a Living At What You Love (MLWL) is like a magical mirror allowing you to see what makes you happiest. The program Amanda has crafted not only illuminates your secret career desires, but also gives you the tools to express them to any audience to attract the right opportunities. As each week unfolded, my passions became clearer and my excitement for working grew. Whether in my current position or seeking for a new opportunity I have been able to refer to and utilize my Point Of Difference to guide my choices and better promote my unique skills more effectively. So ask yourself…”What do I love?” Psst – little known fact. You already have the answer you just don’t know how to realize it….But Amanda does.”

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Charlie Miller - Director, Montclair State University

“I participated in Making a Living at What You Love (MLWL) and found the small group/team approach created a non-threatening environment where I could explore and examine what I love to do. The program provided specific tools as well as a way to approach articulating my interests and expertise in a compelling way. MLWL also helped me to understand and appreciate the difference between what I can do/am good at versus what I WANT to do. I now have a specific and clear strategy and the ability to articulate my point-of-difference.”

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Heather Warta - Communications & Marketing Professional

“I am far clearer on my personal and professional boundaries and have learned to take nothing personally – this is just business. The Taking Control of Your Career Bootcamp was an extremely eye-opening experience that provided me with a better sense of myself, who I am, and where I want and need to go, both professionally and personally.

I have taken simple, little steps so far – small changes to everyday routines, limiting unnecessary “noise” from news media, etc. to help me think differently about work and alleviate my frustrations. I appreciated the camaraderie of others experiencing the same challenges I face.”

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Kate Dooley Knouse - SVP, Account Group Supervisor

“I joined to figure out whether a career change would be right for me. But moments into the first session, I realized that it was so much more. The Taking Control of Your Career Bootcamp enabled me to better articulate my thoughts and understand my behavior resulting in increased self-awareness. I was amazed to discover how this impacted not only my professional life but my personal life as well. The TCCB experience has put me in touch with my own ability to look inside and make changes to achieve personal and professional growth. In fact, I started a new job less than 2 months after TCCB ended!”

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Julie Walsh - Independent Patient Advocate

“The Taking Control of Your Career Bootcamp was really helpful not just from a career standpoint but even as a general guide for how to navigate through different situations. When I first started TCCB, I really didn’t think I had a lot of options, based on what I had heard from others. But this experience helped me realize that what ‘they’ say doesn’t really matter. Slowly I’m starting to see how I make automatic assumptions about what I ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do, both at work and outside work, and I’ve been learning to challenge my thinking.

I found it helpful to hear what others were experiencing. A lot of what we discussed was pretty eye-opening, and it’s made me rethink how I conduct myself at work and even in social settings. So far, I’ve been taking small steps, changing small things to keep reminding myself that I’m in a transitional phase–it’s helped keep me more focused on changing how I go through my day and motivated me by helping me remember when I’ve felt that I was doing really well.

I learned that I have more control than I thought by understanding what is controlling and driving my thoughts and actions.”

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David Ramlal - Account Director

“I was amazed at how easy it was to make small changes that have had such a profound effect in my life. When I first joined the Taking Control of Your Career Bootcamp, I was skeptical that I could actually make any change, but I’m already seeing results from taking small steps.

At the beginning, I joined the live calls from my office. Now that I am better able to manage my own time and the time of my team members, just 8 weeks later I can make it home for the group calls. I initially thought my teammates would be resentful of me as I changed my way of working. In fact, they are very complimentary of how respectful I am of their time and how much more efficient I am.

This program will show you why you’re feeling stuck as well as how to take back control of your career.”

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Regina Shanklin - Senior Marketing Executive

“I was hoping to learn how to better differentiate myself from others. Making a Living at What You Love was a great way to uncover your uniqueness, what drives you, and where to best utilize your talents. And I never would have gotten to this insight on my own. Now I am able to voice my unique point-of-difference and see how I can add even more value at work-in my current and future positions. I would definitely recommend MLWL.”

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Patty Bifulco - SVP, Communications

“I got a lot out of the experience and the time just flew by. By the end, our entire group had all come quite a long way!

I have a better sense of why certain things appeal to me vs others. I also now am able to articulate my benefit in a natural way, to be as effective as possible in the workplace. This allows me to uncover new opportunities and assess immediately whether they are a good fit for me.

The exercises were very thought-provoking and really increased my self-awareness. The process helped me understand the decisions I had made to date and how I could consciously apply my new thinking to future opportunities. I especially appreciated the weekly live group brainstorming. Their feedback and insights were invaluable.

The site was a tremendous resource, which I appreciated having access to. I went back many times to replay the helpful and encouraging video tips, access the course exercises and revisited the recording of our actual webinar.

I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get clearer on what they “bring to the party” so they can best leverage their talents in the workplace.”

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Jennifer Ryan - Associate Director, US Marketing

“I fall into the same traps with each new job. I found the Taking Control of Your Career Bootcamp to be very valuable in helping me assess the reasons why I do so. It also provided tools to help me examine my core values, how I set boundaries, how to identify the appropriate tasks to take responsibility for in my work as well as how to evaluate my circle of influencers.

It has impacted me and my interactions with others well beyond my career. I found it provided really important “life lessons” and tools that you may otherwise never have the opportunity to come across, allowing you to evaluate and improve every aspect of your life. After you’ve been through TCCB, you will have a new way of looking at how and why you act/react to everything around you in terms of your personal values and standards.”

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Kira Hillidge - VP, Account Group Supervisor

“I was a little hesitant about being part of a group call when I first learned about the Taking Control of Your Career Bootcamp. However, while participating in the program, I found sharing experiences with peers in different companies and industries extremely helpful and insightful.”

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