From time to time we interview a client or former client about his or her career transition and their experience with Kelleher Associates.
Each client comes to us with a unique set of circumstances. Our personalized career coaching addresses their specific needs and ensures a smoother transition. Their individual experiences with Kelleher attest to this.
I have accepted a position as a Thought Leader Liaison, which is an external marketing role. There are only eight people in this role across the country. I will be traveling quite a bit in this position and working with the marketing team at the corporate headquarters in New York. I am happy and excited about this new opportunity. Mitch, I am grateful for all of your support and excellent guidance throughout my career transition process. The counter offer template that you sent to me was very helpful. I was able to secure a higher base salary and a higher sign-on bonus thanks to you. If I can be a resource (contact/networking) to your clients in any way, please feel free to reach out. Thanks again for everything.
Mitch – Wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I left my employer earlier this year and have joined a company in Lancaster, PA as the VP of Finance for the Americas. I am learning a lot about the business and industry. I also wanted to thank you for all of your help and coaching during my search process. Your insights, guidance, and support were instrumental in helping me advance to the next stage of my career. I will keep in touch and continue to recommend Kelleher to folks in my network who are either in transition or contemplating a change.
– CFO, VP of Finance
May Van embodies the true attributes of a coach. That means she invests a part of herself to help you succeed – with her strength coming from experience and passion for helping others. She does not talk at you with a selfish pride in her own perspective, rather she speaks with you – catering her approach and communication style to what works for you. She takes the time to get to know you to ensure she is adding the value that makes sense for you – not simply pushing through a program or a checklist.
I was fortunate enough to connect with May during a mature period in my career when I needed more than just a guide or cheerleader – I needed a confidant and partner. I am so grateful I found that in May – she invested in me and added tangible value to my recent search, and in her own words, she considers me a “client for life”.
– Head – Site Operations at Medtronic
Eight months ago, I started as Data Display Systems Chief Executive Officer. Every week since, I’ve said a silent “Thank You” to you and your team for helping me realize this position. Please also know these silent thanks will continue well into the future and my wife and family are also very grateful.
As you may recall, I was very skeptical of the claim that Kelleher would dramatically reduce the time to land a new Chief Executive Officer or President position. However, I knew I needed a structured program to help me find, and land, my next position and you and your firm came highly recommended. Now, I know why! View full
– Chief Executive Officer, Data Display Systems
To Jim Miller. Thanks very much for your guidance and assistance. I did very well (negotiating my compensation package) considering the smaller scope of the role and a much smaller organization. I could not have done it without you. You helped me regain confidence and self-worth. I felt strong going through the process and am happy with the results.
– Administrative Executive, Major Healthcare Organization
Jim (Miller), I really appreciate the interview practice you conducted. It was tougher than the ones I have gone through. I am very well prepared.
– Executive Vice President, Specialty Pharmaceuticals
Mitch, I really value your advice and the service from your office staff. You helped me kick-start the job search and provided valuable advice along the way.
– Global Finance Director, Chemicals
Mitch, I want to thank you for all your help and support, for your insightful comments, for your encouraging attitude, for being such a great resource, for finding my words when I was out of them, for “holding my hand” through this rollercoaster, for being patient while nagging and pushing while understanding! You are really great at what you do!
– Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist