"Angela is a very gifted career/life coach. I immediately felt comfortable with her and knew she had my best interest at all times. She challenged and encouraged me through my re-entry and launch into full-time work after working part-time from home for eight years while taking care of my young children. She delivered exceptional feedback, materials and resources on updating my resume, networking and successful interviewing. More importantly, I received advice and encouragement to challenge my perspective and push myself to truly discover what makes me happy. Angela was also very helpful in holding me accountable, helping me set goals and implementing strategies to enhance life balance."
- Carrie, Project Management/Communications, Frederick, MD
"Angela Estes' support through my career transition was invaluable. Her guidance allowed me to remain calm and focus on what was most important as I explored options for my next career move. This was the first time in my life that I had to “look” for a job and I felt totally lost and confused by the process. Relying on the expertise of a professional to help guide me on my career/job search path was key. Angela was a great resource and the information and encouragement that she provided helped me to confidently prepare for an effective career/job search.”
- Scott, Project Manager, Austin
I wanted to make a career change, I didn't even know how to begin. You did a superb job of helping me identify my strongest talents
and reposition myself for entry into my new field. Your feedback and coaching throughout the interview process
has been first-rate."
"Thanks to your
career coaching, I negotiated a salary $5,000 higher than originally offered
as well as 70% more stock options. Thanks so much for your help, guidance and
encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you!"
M.H., communications manager, Austin
a time of transition and uncertainty, your guidance helped me
affirm my talents, experience and skills. This empowered me
to focus my career search in a way that would fulfill me professionally. Your broad knowledge of the Austin work environment was exactly what
I needed to match my skills and preferences, achieving my professional
goals. Your coaching was solid and enhanced my confidence.
Your job strategies were customized, personalized, and thorough.
Your honesty and wisdom balanced with all of the above empowered
me in a complete way."
training/business development professional, Austin
"With Renee's guidance and support, I left the corporate world two years ago and launched the business of my dreams. I literally could not have done it without her. She helped me create a business that is deeply tied to my values and aligned with the kind of life I want to lead now. Through Renee, I was able to envision a life that is a full expression of me, and also create a business that serves a need and is meaningful to my clients. I love what I have created and am so grateful for Renee's presence in the journey!"
- Laura, small business owner/president, www.AtTable.com
a software professional I rely on well-developed reasoning skills
and brainpower to get the job done. You have helped me to see the
logic in letting go and trusting in a deeper part of myself to create
the career I really want and discover what's truly important to
me. The results of my work with you have been tremendous."
- Kert, consultant/entrepreneur, Austin
career coaching was so helpful to me this summer and fall and really
helped me frame what it was I was seeking from a professional venture.
You're very good at what you do and I'm thankful that I was able
to cross paths with you."
executive at Fortune 100 Company, Austin
work/life balance coaching has helped increase my confidence, ability
to make decisions and focus on self-care/personal needs. It has
truly changed my life for the better. You have an innate ability
to help others realize their needs and potential and to help guide
them to achieving success in their lives. Your mantra "if it's
not an absolute yes, it's a no" has served me well.
corporate project manager and mother to a toddler, Austin
started working with Renee when my company was going through a complicated
merger. She helped me see all the options that were open to me and
assisted me in planning a course of action. Her guidance was extremely
- Julie, director corporate communications, Austin
"Renee is masterful at blending high level strategic business counsel with grounded, yet intuitive wisdom. Her support encouraged me to take big risks and the payoff has been enormous!"
- Erica, marketing consultant
helped me avert a near disaster. I was about to head down the wrong
career road, full steam ahead. Your probing questions, attentive listening and intuitive
insights helped me find a path that is much better for me. Then,
you helped me figure out how to start down that path successfully. Thanks, Renee!"
- Linda, coach/consultant, Austin
"From polishing my resume and cover letter to focusing my networking
activities, your guidance has been invaluable in my career exploration
and job search. Your knowledge
of Austin's business climate, particularly the communications sector,
and your numerous contacts have been extremely useful. It's been
money well spent."
- Susan, a senior-level communications professional
new to Austin
"Your fantastic small business coaching helped
energize me to go market my business!
tips/strategies. You're excellent, organized, professional and makes
this work fun. Your small business marketing materials were extremely
useful and informative."
- Kate, small business owner, Austin
never been a big fan of career consultants until you came along.
Now, I refer all my candidates that are looking for direction to
you. It is your unique combination
of strong strategic marketing techniques, coaching/motivational
skills and a heart that puts your in a category by yourself."
- David, executive recruiter, Austin
help has made all the difference in the world. Before I met with
you, I was panicked that I would never get on track. Thank you,
thank you, thank you !!!!!!!"
- Brandy, public relations professional,
the inherent ability to motivate and support people as they identify
their strengths and passions. you've helped me stay true to myself
as I continue to define my career in a way that enhances the rest
of my life."
- Darci, senior account executive, Houston
"Your negotiation skills are excellent, you really helped me navigate
the treacherous salary negotiation waters and emerge a winner. I
was very pleased with my compensation outcome and I will not be
timid to negotiate in the future. You would definitely be my first
resource for career coaching."
- Nancy, corporate accounting director, Austin
"Losing my job was one of the most
stressful experiences of my life. Even though I went on
interviews, I had not received any offers.
I was confused and had begun to doubt myself and my skills. Renee was a tremendous resource. She helped me clear away the clutter in my
mind and define the life I wanted and the career path that would
help me get there. I don't know if it was Renee's coaching, divine
intervention or a lucky coincidence, but a few weeks after our initial
session, I was offered a great job that met every single criteria
I had mapped out!!!"
public relations director, Austin
"Working with you has been a life-changing event. A
dynamic individual, her perceptive listening skills and knowledge
kept me focused to identify my goals. Your creativity helped me think
about opportunities that I never would have considered. Your insight
formulated a manageable plan to achieve success! Thank you!"
- Allison, attorney, Austin
"I went to Angela as my final attempt to try to answer the
question "what is my passion?" I had tried countless methods
and books to help me get to the answer, all to no avail. Angela's
guidance, vision, patience and no-nonsense approach challenged me to
stretch my limits and gain clarity. With her help and candid honesty
I was able to hone in on a career that leverages my talents and also
fits perfectly with my lifestyle goals. I am so excited to start my
own business and embark upon my new career." -
Danielle, stay-at-home mom, Austin
"You gave me
the opportunity to examine what I honestly wanted in a work situation.
You worked with me in a nonjudgmental, positive, and caring way,
which gave me much needed self-confidence about my job search.
Thanks to you, I appreciate my current job more and have the support
and skills to continue moving toward a career change. Your skill
as a career counselor has been invaluable to me. You are a
- Diane, project manager, Austin
"I thought I could figure out my career goals on my own but I
had stalled out on my search for answers. After my first
meeting with Angela, I knew I had made the right decision in hiring
her as my coach. She got me quickly back on track and headed in the
right direction again. I was able to gain some clarity on what was
important to me using the tools she provided. She is a natural at
helping others stay focused on their goals and realize their full
- Cyndi, marketing/communications manager,
"This past year was very challenging for me and my family due to the
extensive travels with my current job. You helped me focus
on what it was I really wanted to do and supported me during a very
difficult time. You encouraged me to take time and figure
out what I wanted my life to look like going forward. Your
encouragement and support has helped me to slow down and ensure I'm
making a change for the right reasons. I would recommend your
coaching to anyone who is questioning a career transition or job
change. You're extremely valuable."
- Stefanie, director of opening units and
training, restaurant industry
helped me make valuable contacts during my job search throughout
several different cities. She's very tapped into the industries
I'm focusing on and has given me great ideas, direction and tools
to help find the perfect career fit for me. Renee is a great listener
and an inspiration."
- Alyssa, public relations account executive, Dallas
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