Testimonials

Testimonials: AdvantEdge Success Coaching

Check out these testimonials for AdvantEdge Success Coaching! Sometimes a client is so positively impacted by their experience that she/he sends a note praising the work we have accomplished. These “raving fans” are happy to share their testimonials:

Testimonial #1:

"Thanks for your book, "Leadership Success in Spite of Stress". I just started reading it, and can't put it down! It's a very relevant, intuitive, and resourceful tool. I think I'll refer to and share regularly. Also, I truly enjoyed your class as well and shared a few gems (acronyms) at our recent staff meeting. Again, thanks, and hope to see you soon." Janna Turner, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.

Testimonial #2:

"I worked with Barbara (as a trainer) from July 2009 to June 2011 and have always been completely satisfied. She does an excellent job, is always timely, and offers comprehensive, high-quality, research-based, best practices. Compared to others she is very reasonably priced, and has done exactly what I've asked for. I am happy to recommend the products and services of Barbara Jordan and AdvantEdge Success Coaching." Norm Shawanokasic

Testimonial #3:

"(When) I worked with Barbara Jordan at AdvantEdge Success Coaching (ASC), she provided me with excellent support in the area of training and professional development. (This) work has been a major factor in my time management, managing interruptions, overcoming procrastination/perfectionism, and overall career success, helping me work smarter, not harder. Her professional approach to tackling these challenges has been very helpful in my success. Compared to other coaches, she is very reasonable-worth every penny-and very trustworthy. I recommend Barbara without hesitation and would hire her again if given the opportunity. I am confident that Barbara Jordan of AdvantEdge Success Coaching is a solid and reliable professional, with expertise in the coaching and training field." Wendy U.

Testimonial #4:

"I am writing to recommend the products and services of Barbara Jordan, doing business as AdvantEdge Success Coaching. I worked with Barbara as my coach from 2010 to 2011 and have always been completely satisfied. Barbara has offered value-added services at no cost to me such as individualized personal development recordings, articles of interest, email session summaries, and a detailed step-by-step individualized action plan..." Carol S.

Testimonial #5:

"I worked with Barbara as my coach from 2010 to 2012, and have always been completely satisfied. She does an excellent job...Barbara has continually demonstrated the ability to identify, analyze and react to problem situations in a constructive and responsible manner which provided (me) a lot of encouragement and confidence. Barbara utilizes clear, concise, and direct written and verbal communication skills. Barbara always carries with her a positive and professional attitude and is sensitive to the needs of others. I feel that Barbara (is) an asset to the business community...Through this period, Barbara has proven to be flexible and well-organized, able to provide for her clients in an efficient and effective manner. Barbara is dependable, trustworthy, and honest. Barbara promotes a constructive and positive working relationship with anyone she works with." Jim R.

Testimonial #6:

“I love Barbara's coaching style. Instead of trying to "fix" you, she convinces you that you know what you need, but may not realize it. She creates a warm safe climate where you can look honestly at yourself, sort things out, and get it done. While working with her, I went through a lot of transitions: a move, a new job, writing my first book proposal. She keeps you accountable, making sure that you remember your personal and professional goals. She does this with a combination of phone coaching and e-mail correspondence. I always looked forward to our phone calls. I've been coached before, but Barbara does go above and beyond what's expected. She really does want you to meet your goals. She is adamant about getting at what's "underneath" what you say and what's "behind" your frustrations. She has an uncanny ability to catch your inconsistencies. I accomplished a lot while working with Barbara. As I got more honest about what my real goals were (and stopped confusing excuses with obstacles), I crossed off a lot of things on my lists. This is because she helps you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. She also helped me remove all the "what ifs", "shoulds" and "cant's" that held me back from success.” ~ Brian S.

Testimonial #7:

“I hired Barbara when I was very unhappy with my job. My career path had been leading me up the ladder of success and I'd finally got that promotion I'd been dreaming of. The trouble was that I'd also taken on a whole lot more responsibility. For the first three months, I thought it was just a matter of getting acclimated. I had to put in long hours to get everything done. But, I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't up to the challenge. Because I struggled for a while, I became discouraged. I lost my confidence. Then I started to notice that I wasn't spending much time with friends or family. They noticed the same. They became worried about me, and I became irritated with their concern. When someone suggested I see a coach, I objected. I didn't have time to do all my work, let alone take time to talk to a coach! I thought about it. But, something always seemed to get in the way. Once I finally took the plunge, I was amazed at how it helped me.-Ivy C.

Testimonial #8:

Barbara really changed my life then and continues to inspire and motivate me today. I found her approach to be so positive and effective that years later I still refer back to her emails I saved. Barbara was kind yet firm, down to earth, empathetic yet relentless. She showed me that the problem was not just learning "soft skills" in a fast-paced, ever-changing, demanding global market. She also helped me build assertiveness. I learned valuable leadership skills. Barbara helped me develop tools to address more than just my current issues. She enabled me to regain my confidence and develop courage to take risks in order to take on future challenges.” ~ Kim W.

Testimonial #9:

“Barbara has a way of getting me to do more than I would do if left to myself. She is a great motivational person with whom I've worked the past two years. The successes we achieved together are fantastic! I have gone from a floundering procrastinator to an organized achiever. I owe much of my success to the focus I've achieved working with Barbara. I've finally broken through my blocks and achieved the promotion I've been trying to get for a long time. I've taken a lot of self-improvement courses and attended many management training workshops. Barbara taught me many of the same strategies those leadership programs teach...but now (that we've role-played them for practice) I know how to apply them at just the right time and place...something you don't get from books or seminars.” ~ Wayne C.

Testimonial #10:

“When I first met Barbara, I had poor communication skills and was stuck in a huge rut at work. I was faced with a difficult choice-accept a demotion or work with a coach. This past year, working with Barbara, I have learned many skills to become healthier, happier, and more satisfied and relaxed. At the same time, she has helped me develop my leadership skills. By learning to let go of the need to be right and be in control, I have gained more acceptance and serenity than I've ever felt before in my life. I now get more respect from my subordinates and colleagues at work and argue less with my family at home. Because Barbara taught me to be honest with myself, I no longer play games to gain political power at work. I've learned that you can talk directly to people-set limits, say "no", and speak up with diplomacy. Barbara leads by example. She is not only successful professionally, but personally too. She actually lives what she teaches.” ~ Kevin L.

Testimonial #11:

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and open ears. The past year has been incredibly tough, but I have learned an important lesson and a ton about who I can be.” ~ Dawn L.

Testimonial #12:

“Thank you for everything that you have done for me and my family. You have helped me so much. I think you are a brilliant coach and also a real person. That's hard to find! P.S. I am also achieving more goals.” ~ Darsi N.
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