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Testimonials



"What I got from working with you is confidence!"
Vicki Warker, Sr. Vice President, Intelsat


"The ECW Alumni Network is extremely powerful. I've made excellent business contacts, including one that turned into a major contract for my firm. I would have never had the opportunity to present our company's services if I were not part of Jean's network."
Kelly Harman, CEO, The Harman Group, Inc.


"I value my access to the ECW network, a group of successful, confident, high-achieving women who strive to create the best for ourselves."
Denise Hart, Partner, O2 Collaborative


"You have the knack for getting me to see the obvious. Thank you."
Sarah McLaughlin, President, The RenGroup


"The ECW program works! Because of it, I'm taking positive, deliberate action!"
Maureen Phillips-Houser, Director, ARC


"You gave me focus so I could concentrate on the important tasks in my life and the confidence to pursue them aggressively. Within 8 months my salary jumped 30%. Within a year, I had started my own company."
Carol L. Covin, Author/Publisher, President and Founder, 20 Minutes Press


"As a result of working with you, I resolved my ambivalence about creating my solo private law practice and quadrupled my retainer business. Now I have a fabulous work/life balance, inspiring entrepreneurial clients, and a life that I love."
Carol Herndon, Attorney at Law


"In the 6 months following your coaching my business has more than doubled... and is well on its way to doubling again. ECW had a direct impact on this success, clarifying my vision and shaping key decisions that put us over the top. An outstanding investment!"
Anne Crossman, Head Revolutionary, Completed Systems


"Jean's astute and persistent questions led me to more than one "eureka" moment that helped me clarify and articulate the value I bring to the table. Situations I am comfortable tackling today would have stalled me just a couple years ago."
Sarah Munroe, Principal, The Munroe Group, LLC


"Thank you Jean, for helping me get really clear about what I wanted to do next with my career. After working with you, I gained the confidence I needed to start my own business. Now, I am enjoying success beyond my imagination!"
Barbara Keddy, Internet consultant, Be Great Marketing



"My work with you was instrumental in helping me to make a wonderful transition to a new career and a happier life!"
Jenny Harrop, Newly minted school teacher


"We hit the mother load with an important issue that has long been a stumbling block for me. Thanks for your help!"
Elise Scott, Owner, NItroCreative, LLC


"Thanks for the partnership and encouragement. I am 'unstuck' and excited about what's to come!"
Marian Hodges, Former Sprint Executive

Endorsements

"Jean helped me "get my groove back" after a career change. She has a great combination of practical and bold thinking that is very empowering - and very effective!"

Date: May 8, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Karen Gifford - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2008, and hired Jean more than once



"Working with Jean Stafford changed my life! I am much more focused and highly effective work as well as happier in my personal life. I wholeheartedly recommend Jean as a coach. She is an career & life excellent guide!"

February 15, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
Beth Rowland - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2008



"Jean's leadership and coaching helped me to clearly understand the steps I needed to take to move me along my career path. She has a very honest and direct approach that can help push clients to identify gaps between current life/career position and future goals and then to develop realistic plans to close those gaps."

February 3, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Michelle Batt - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2004



"To play your best game in today's world of work, you need the best coach you can get. Working with Jean Stafford has made the difference in my professional achievement. She's helped me structure and plan my key moves. Her honest, direct and brilliant guidance helps me keep on track. I've realize immediate results in both the near and long term. Don't go to work without her! Mary McClellan, MBA, Vice President, BB&T"

January 29, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Mary McClellan - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 1998, and hired Jean more than once



"I have hired Jean Stafford on multiple occassions to work as a Career Coach for women within our firm. While I have always held Jean in high regard due to my experience with others that have sought out Jean's guidance, Jean's skill in her craft was hammered home recently by one of my employees when they told me, "Mike, all of the good work you see at 'our client' is a direct result of Jean Stafford." Each of the 'coachees' that we send to Jean for guidance provides us with similar feedback on her program. I could not ask for a better partner to help us grow and mentor our employees."

January 27, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Mike Waddell - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2008, and hired Jean more than once



"Jean is a creative and supportive Executive Coach who has provided me with many tips and techniques to get results and make progress in the Corporate world. I would recommend Jean to anyone who has a goal they want to meet in their career as she is very effective in providing you with the skills to effectively move forward."

January 26, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Wendy Reinsel - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2008



"I've worked with Jean several times over the past ten years and she's been fabulous. Her insights and guidance have given me just enough nudge to take the next steps in my career."

January 16, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Anne Suh - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 1999



"Jean helped me tremendously. Through her support, insights and process, I was able to achieve things I didn't believe possible. I've sent several close friends and collegues to Jean who have had similar results."

January 8, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Renee Lewis - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2002



"Jean's leadership and guidance has been invaluable. Her process allowed me to examine all aspects of my life; putting me on a successful path of entrepreneurship. I appreciate her no-nonsense approach and continued interest in all her clients."

January 8, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
Denise Hart - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2003



"Jean has a creative approach that helps her clients break out of the box on thinking patterns and goal setting. She cares about her clients and her work and really understands how to help her clients get to the next level. I'd recommend her work to anyone, and have personally seen the results she brings about."

January 8, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Mary-Claire Burick - hired Jean as a Business Consultant in 2008



"Jean is an extremely effective listener. She hears what you say, how you say it and notices what you don't say. This skill gives her deadly accurate insights which she pairs with creative guidance to help her clients build confidence, discover their calling and achieve their goals. I would highly recommend her to any female executive searching for more fullfillment in their career."

January 7, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Vicki Warker - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2001



"Jean gave me a useful framework to identify, evaluate and rebalance my career and personal priorities. Her approach to problem-solving was very helpful to me and I really enjoyed working with her."

January 7, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative
Janet Whaley Sifers - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2002



"Jean Stafford's Executive Coaching for Women is a great program. Jean is honest, direct and helpful. Jean ensures thorough execution while being both kind and genuinely supportive. I highly recommend."

January 7, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Martha Parowski - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2008



"While I've run a successful business for over 14 years, I felt that I needed help to take myself and the business to the next levels of accomplishment. I hired Jean as an Executive Coach to help me improve my leadership abilities. Her structured program and personal insights have made me view my strengths and abilities and corporate direction with greater clarity, and create a vision of corporate, professional and personal accomplishments and the goals and action steps to get there. I noticed results immediately. But just as impressive is that my collegues and family also se the positive impact. I highly recommend her for any woman seeking personal growth and greater accomplishment."

January 6, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Sue Evans - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2008



"Jean Stafford helped me move beyond my fear of starting my own business. I am enormously grateful to her. Now in my 7th year, I'm thriving and enjoying my marketing business more than ever. Jean Stafford is an exceptional career coach."

December 22, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Barbara Keddy - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2001



"I hired Jean as an executive coach at a turning point in my career. Jean expertly guided me through decisions I needed to make, and impressed me with her clarity, directness, humor, and humility. She walks her talk - and is just plain fun to work with. I'd highly recommend her for any woman who's ready, or even almost ready, to change."

August 20, 2007
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
Mariah Burton Nelson - hired Jean as a Career Coach in 1995



"Unique strengths and how to apply them to meeting a personal definition of success--helping women define these is Jean's area of expertise that I'm delighted to benefit from as a client."

June 12, 2006
Sarah Munroe, Owner, The Munroe Group LLC - was Jean's client



"I thoroughly enjoyed Jean's executive coaching program. She is highly skilled at determining an individual's strength and opportunity areas and giving you suggestions for change."

June 9, 2006
Silvia Zuniga, Vice President, Technology & Communications, Marriott International - was Jean's client