Hi Kendal

Thank you so much for the coaching session today. I’m feeling very inspired as a result. I have a bit of R&D to do to see where it takes me. Our discussion has given me such insight into all this stuff popping into my head. It’s like I have found all the pieces of my Wendy jigsaw - now I get to see how they fit. (I love jigsaws 😍). Thank you so much 🙏
— Wendy
Hi Kendal, Thank you so much. It was only with professionalism and moral support that I persevered through the process. I am so fortunate to have had the privilege of having you as my career consultant. Your willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is both exemplary and inspirational. Thank you, Kendal.
— Rubi
Hi Kendal, What a difference a conversation makes. You have given me confirmation and clarity. Thank you. Now I can take practical and purposeful steps forward....
— MP
Dear Kendal,

This information is great. I’ll devise a ‘game plan’ over the next few days and set things in motion. I feel energized and focussed in a way that has been missing for months. I believe it is all a ‘process’ that had to be journeyed in order to find that internal spark. Thank you for the part that you played and for providing a sounding board to internal conversations!
Best regards and again - thank you,
— NB
Hi Kendal,

Thanks again for your time today... the session was great and exceeded all of my expectations. It was definitely an awakening.
— SM
Kendal has coached me through a challenging transition in my career. Her strategic approach has enabled me to evaluate opportunities, clarify goals and implement them into realistic outcomes. Kendal applies a consistent and transparent approach to coaching in times where there were many uncertainties in my career path. She is resilient and patient when circumstances for me were confusing and stressful. Kendal clearly thrives on challenging coaching sessions and I wholly recommend her coaching expertise to candidates at any stage of their career. She is commercially rounded in her perspective and therefore realistic in sharing her vision of another’s capabilities. Best regards,
— Clare
Dear Kendal,

I just wanted to say a really big thank you for our career coaching session today. I found it extremely useful and informative, and you have a very good, personable coaching style! I’ll be doing the exercises you have given me, as well as using all the information and taking your advice on board. I’m very happy I took the plunge to see a career coach! Best wishes,
— TG
Morning Kendal,

Thank you for all the information you have sent through, the session was very helpful and its opened my mind to the different career options I can consider. [.....]

Thank you again for your time, it really has helped me think in a different way and I no longer feel completely trapped where I am and I’m actually enjoying my job again now that I feel I have options in the future.

I may need your help again in the future so I will keep your contact details.

Thanks
— MB
Hi Kendal,

Thought I would let you know how Katy (name changed) has progressed since her meeting with yourself last October.

You may recall I had Katy dead against going to an appointment for careers counselling. She wasn’t kicking and screaming but not far from it.

”None of my friends are doing this”

I recall you advising me “not to push too hard” or something similar.

So as expected she was over the moon after the interview, wide eyed, inspired.

She told me all about it.

She told me about the research she had to do and about the finding people to talk to about career options.

As weeks passed that quietened down to occasional mentions of some people she could talk to. When it came to action, it never really got a priority.

Come February, we got her 1 week of work experience at a legal firm in the city - (family friend). Heaps of encouragement required from myself and my wife.

It went really well, she fitted in well, adapted, heaps of new concepts, people, views across the river from 40th floor. Visits to the court.

A great step forward.

Then last week Katy finally got in contact with one of the teachers at her school. They do volunteering work together.

This teacher had asked Katy about what she wanted to do at uni and they got talking about her 25 yo daughter who was a judges assistant.

Turns out this 25 year old was really excited to talk to Katy and felt honored to be asked. “I wish I had asked an older person to do this when I was in year 12” She arranged for another lawyer who practices family law to join them. The three of them had one and a half hours together and talked about “everything”. They had so much they wanted to tell A as they felt there were so many things they could have done better if they were better informed.

They were really keen to make sure Katy doesn’t make the mistakes they did.

Katy is yet to decide which course and uni she wants to go to, but now she has a far better foundation on which she can start making her own decisions.

Without these experiences I shudder to think of how she would be connecting to UNI and the world.

I have not been able to get her to think about other career options. ie journalism. But I am happy with the progress.

So thanks for your contribution to her journey so far.

I expect in the future, she will meet another cross road and I will insist that she goes back to see you.
— BG
Dear Kendal,

How are you? I hope you’re well.

This is just a quick email to give you a bit of an update on how I’m doing. It’s been a few months since I saw you for our consultation, and I’ve had lots of really interesting ideas based on the insights you provided. Our session really helped me to see what kind of person I am, and what I truly enjoy in life. It was such an insight, for example, to learn that I enjoy face-to-face interaction, rather than big groups (which is why I am really thinking about coaching and counselling more, rather than the academia path I was considering before), and that there is no ‘right’ time to have a career change, you just have to do what you enjoy, now.

At the moment, I am really swaying towards making the most of being a creative / people person, and have decided to have lots of different creative projects (coaching, art, music, writing etc) rather than try to pick just one thing. I’ve decided that there is plenty of time in life to do everything, so there is no point trying to pick just one ‘calling’ in life - there are probably several for all of us, and we can combine them all as a fulfilling career and / or hobbies.

I also wanted to let you know that because I had such a positive experience with your coaching session, I am really thinking about becoming a career counsellor / coach myself. I was really inspired by the session, and it has made me think that it’s something I would also really like to do. After speaking with you, I learnt that it’s a really interesting field, where my psychology background, love of working with people, and being creative would really work together.

Thank you once again for helping me!

Best wishes,
— TG