Amy helped me navigate a career transition and job search. She guided me through several exercises to uncover my core values, strengths, and life goals. Through the process Amy was an incredible listener, often replaying my comments to help me discover patterns that I might not have recognized on my own. Later she helped me to craft an ideal job/company/culture profile that I then used to conduct a targeted job search. When I started actively interviewing, she provided coaching and tools that helped me stay true to my core values while evaluating employment offers. I highly recommend Amy if you are considering a job search and/or any type of career change.
VP Sales Operations
Amy helped me discover such important lessons about who I am and what I want to achieve. After working with her, I feel confident that I know what I am meant to do, what my career goals are, and how I am going to achieve them. I have a much deeper understanding of the factors of a job that matters most to me, and I even have a vision of what I’d like my ‘retirement’ to look like and a plan to get there.
VP of Marketing at a Tech Company
With a career that felt like it was stagnating, I was looking for a change. I needed to find a way to break the cycle of frustration and lateral moves. I started working with Amy near the end of 2018. She helped me to assess my work situation in the context of my current job and past experience. This allowed me to figure out a path to resolve the issues that I had control over and mitigate the frustrations with the issues I could not control. The collaboration we had was excellent and she was quite insightful.
While I originally went into my work with Amy thinking that I would change jobs, I ended up negotiating a sizable raise with additional positive changes in my role. I also feel that I will be far better prepared for my next role because of the work I did with Amy.
Senior Director of Engineering
I was hesitant when seeking out Amy as a coach because I had never done this kind of thing before. I wasn’t even quite sure what I was hoping to accomplish. Amy quickly distilled these hesitations. She asked questions that challenged me, pulling me out of my comfort zone and guided me. This was exactly what I needed, without realizing it. I came away tools to better manage my day to day and propel me forward. I recommend her to anyone who is seeking clarity, whether it be professional or personal.
Working with Amy is a treat. She's a great coach who strives to understand my background, ask thought-provoking questions, and guide me to identify my obstacles in a non-judgemental way. I feel very comfortable discussing challenges that might hinder my personal and professional growth. Amy is also very good at keeping a focus on our conversation so it would result in assignments towards achieving the grand objective- a fulfilling life and career. I thought I could rely on my friends and family to provide feedback and advice in life, but I certainly benefited from Amy's fresh perspective and approach.
My career thus far has encompassed numerous roles which have given me the opportunity to pick up new skills as well as expand my portfolio to cover a myriad of job functions. Through all this, I felt that I was missing a key ingredient that would help me determine where to steer my career path. Instead of being a ship sailing at the mercy of the wind, I wanted the ability to steer my future on a course that I would chart.
I engaged Amy Sanchez as a Career Coach to help me understand a basic question, "what's next?". Through our sessions, Amy and I delved into the mechanics of what motivates me, what I am looking for and how I could progress towards my goals. What I received was more than the typical exercise to update my resume and draft a really jaw dropping cover letter. These sessions went beyond the norm to help me better understand how my career has progressed and how to move forward. A map has many points and through these sessions I was able to identify the right points to connect to in order to chart my career path.
Engaging in career coaching often carries a stigma that it is only for those individuals who are in a dead-end career. I can attest that the statement is untrue. Sometimes you just need someone to help you remove the noise around you so that you can see clearly. Amy can help you with that. Her techniques, tips and feedback empower you to do more. If anyone is looking to get a fresh perspective on where they are with their current careers, then I would highly recommend that you engage Amy for coaching. Your journey should only end when you want it to.
Implementation Manager at AT&T Singapore
Amy is a fantastic coach! I was looking for help with fears and confidence issues with a career change--specifically leaving my steady paycheck job to launch a business closer to my heart. I worked with Amy for 3 months+ and learned something important about myself with each session. Along the way, she helped me voice my own answers to blocks that were preventing me from fully embracing the next steps I envisioned. Armed with specific tools and a deeper understanding of my skills and value, I now have an action plan in place that will enable me to launch my new business imminently. If you are searching for a career coach, I can't recommend Amy's coaching services more emphatically!
Associate Director, Stanford
Meeting with Amy was an incredibly helpful experience. Not only did she make me feel comfortable sharing a great deal about myself and my struggles, by the end of our conversation, but she also gave me the clarity I needed to feel confident in my decision. I’m so glad she’s a trusted resource for me now.
Principal Evaluation Consultant at Kaiser Permanante
Amy and I began working together in August of 2018. Needless to say our partnership has been amazing. I have worked with many coaches over the last few years and I can honestly say that her approach is exactly what I have needed.
Amy's approach is very steady. It is very apparent that she prepares for our sessions together. I have had moments of difficultly remembering what her and I have spoken about, but she has an uncanny way of keeping the totality of our work very present in each conversation, which enhances my own personal accountability and leverages my life & career initiatives.
I tend to prioritize others' needs before my own which slowly starts to result in me losing touch with my own needs. Amy's coaching helped me remember why it was important to tend to myself first and as a result, I've made some tangible changes that enable me to better care for all around me, including myself.
If you are on the hunt for a coach to help you in any form of career transition, who keeps you on track, is steady, and holds you accountable each session, look no further than Amy.
Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard
Amy is an amazing coach. I came to her seeking help with some struggles I was having at work, but what I didn’t expect is that I needed guidance in my personal life as well. She is extremely amiable and has the ability to connect with her clients quickly and to begin work with them at whatever stage they’re in at the time. She is trustworthy, always encouraging, and a patient and insightful guide through life experiences in pursuit of goals and dreams. She also offers good value and high integrity. Every session was therapeutic and eye-opening, however, I had to work at it every day to see the results and improvements. The homework Amy assigned during each session were relevant to push me forward, to get me to the place I needed to be and feel positive.
Higher Education Administration
Working with Amy was extremely helpful as I was navigating a reoccurring challenge at work. Through her thoughtful and methodical process, she helped me to reframe my interpretation of the situation to one that was less stressful and daunting. Amy helped me hone in on the root of the issue and create an action plan to improve the situation almost immediately. Now, a challenge that used to constantly plague me has significantly lessened and I am able to move forward and focus my time and attention on other areas. I truly appreciate Amy’s straightforward coaching approach and keen business sense. I wholeheartedly recommend Amy to anyone looking for a career reboot!
VP of HR at Blue Shield
Starting my career as a corporate lawyer in the UK, I moved to the US, launched a business, and then had my first child. Although I loved aspects of what I was doing work wise, I was struggling to identify the next steps in my career and was feeling increasingly frustrated.
I decided working with a career coach would be a sensible approach in aiding me with finding clarity and I picked out Amy to help me!
I had the pleasure of working with Amy for over 3 months, and I can't express how impactful her coaching sessions were. Amy helped me to identify the type of work I loved to do most, what industry I should operate in, and what my overall values and vision were (in both life and in my career).
Working with Amy has unlocked so much energy and excitement about my future career steps, at a time when my energy levels were feeling depleted.
I wholeheartedly recommend Amy to anyone who is struggling to answer "what should I do in life".
Small Business Owner
Working with Amy has made me realize that I never really defined my end goal which is why I wasn’t finding it. She’s helped me identify what I want in life overall. There’s something very powerful about Amy’s style that completely put me at ease and helped me be really honest with myself. I call it “the magic of Amy” and I’m so glad I decided to work with her! She’s truly gifted and one of a kind!