This is what my client's had to say about their coaching experience...
Carleen acted as my executive coach and guided me through career transition. She inspired me and helped spark the passion within myself to stretch beyond what at times I thought was possible. She nudged me to change by contemplating and changing both my internal and external environments. I highly recommend working with Carleen.
~ S. G
Carleen came into my life at the perfect time - it honestly felt like the stars aligned. I was the recipient of her scholarship program and we worked together for almost a year. Her commitment to me beyond exceeded my expectations. When I originally started with program, I was mid-career change, working with a therapist, and feeling a pretty lost. I could see all of the familiar frustrations and habits beginning to emerge in my new work environment; my work-life balance was out of whack, I was unsatisfied and beginning to question whether I was in the right role.
Carleen was a supportive and encouraging presence throughout my coaching experience. I appreciated her intuitive and mindful approach, easy to understand analogies, and articulate way of presenting information. She was flexible with meetings (virtual and in person), and continually checked in with me in between sessions to hold me accountable. She always made sure that I was on board for the program activities, and that my coaching program was complementary to much of what I was learning in therapy.
I learned how to check in with and name my feelings, hear what my gut was telling me and be mindful of my needs. Her practices helped me become more grounded, rooted in my work and I learned to source nourishment from the activities that I perform on a daily basis. I also learned to recognize how my work was valuable. Working with Carleen influenced how I see myself in the working environment, and how I feel while doing my work. I also cultivated the ability to have compassion for myself, and learned to better appreciate myself, as well as the others around me. I am so grateful for our time together.
~ J. W.
Successful Career Transition
Carleen challenged me to see the strengths that I relied upon within myself and to build upon these to effectively move forward in my career transition. She helped push me to review my interactions with my peers, and like-minded leaders to be a more effective networker and champion for the cause behind which I now found myself leading.
~ K. B.
Carleen has provided me with an excellent sounding board, practical tools tailored to my learning style and has helped me in working towards my personal development objectives as a leader in an organization facing change.
~ B. P.
Backing Off Burnout
This has been a really helpful process for me in breaking down some of those self-imposed barriers to forward momentum. Thank you for all your compassion, guidance and humour.
Building on Leadership Strength
It has been a great help to my career working with Carleen Hicks and her company. Carleen worked closely with me as we discussed challenges, while focusing on my strengths. I appreciated how Carleen showed great insight into my character and personality. As a result of time spent with Carleen, I now feel more equipped to deal with the day to day challenges working as a professional in the IT industry. I look forward to an ongoing professional relationship with Carleen as we touch base periodically. I would highly recommend the services of Carleen and her company throughout the various stages and challenges of one's career. Time well-invested!
~ J. H.
I have learned from Carleen that to be successful as a business leader, and an overall happier person, one can maintain a results driven style but must also appreciate what others (at work and outside) value and need. This lesson is often lost within medium to large businesses as they drive for success. I would not have been able to reach this realization if it had not been for my work with Carleen.
~ M. C.
Through our sessions and assigned coaching practices, I saw my confidence and ability grow ...I could accept new challenges, be open to continuous improvement, face uncertainty with curiosity and foster positive relationships for collaboration. With these refined skills, I effected a significant change management initiative over the year that has been highly regarded and recognized by the organization and external partners.
~ C. C.
Living to Work, Not Working to Live
Carleen opened up an entire world that I never knew existed. She helped me see how important it is to live and work while fulfilling every part of what makes you your own person. She helped me shape a new perspective on life and made me realize that it’s okay to be happy, whatever that means to me. I cannot imagine going through life without knowing her and all of the guidance she has given me. She saved me.
Spending my 6 months with Carleen in her personal life coaching program was very very interesting! I learned a lot about myself and Carleen was professional, caring, intuitive, and motivating. I really enjoyed the time with her and practicing her exercises daily. I would highly recommend Carleen for your personal journey it's worth it!!!
~ T. C.