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Career Change Testimonials: What our clients are saying about their career change process

  • John Shaw, General Manager, CTDI, Inc.

    I can honestly say that if it had not been for the life & career coaching by Greg & Julie, I would likely not been able to convert on this opportunity. Although the job opportunity did not come from the traditional networking activity that I was doing, the tools & procedures that I was coached on for the preparation of the resume & cover letter, the initial phone interview and the subsequent 8 face-to-face interviews, I can honestly say that I would not be in this position. I thoroughly enjoyed and will value for the rest of my career the work that I did with the Barrett folks. Thank you everyone!!

  • James Henderson, Design Consultant At Anglian Home Improvements (UK)

    Firstly, I recall being incredibly apprehensive initially, as this was obviously a significant investment that required a lot of trust.

    It had been over 20 years since I had to put myself out into the market again as I had always been recruited for for roles throughout my career.

    I also understood that I was ultimately the one who would secure my new role. That The Barrett Group would not just get me a new job, but support, direct and guide me through a very thorough process that would prepare and enable me to be successful through leveraging relationships in my portfolio whom I trusted as mentors throughout my career to date.

    Waffles Natusch, Dan Resendes and several support team members were all instrumental in not just support with weekly calls, but available at incredibly short notice if an interview came up. Even on weekends. Everything from refreshing a relevant resume/CV, training for interviewing techniques, depending on either agency or direct company members and their backgrounds, LinkedIn data mining, company databases etc. and a journey of home work and ground work in preparation.

    I think it would also be relevant to add that obviously as of late, the world has changed massively. Major retailing/business trends that are coming out of COVID19 are focusing on collaboration, partnership, community & transparency. The need to be agile, flexible and must have the ability to pivot their business and to pivot digitally. Balancing technology with humanity is now vital and how we navigate the physical environment and digital environment become more relevant.

    The rise of sustainability and the rise of the mindful consumer and mindful consumption increases. Todays consumer is much more thoughtful, that cares, is focused on health & safety, security and trust. When searching for the right fit with future roles, candidates should focus on challenging to understand how brands/companies nurture the consumer, focusing on empathy, inclusivity and feeling safe. The future will quickly become PEOPLE FIRST, SAFETY FIRST as apposed to product first.

    ALL of this is completely how The Barrett Group focuses their support and I fully endorse them 100%!

  • Elfreda, Vice President K-12 Strategy, Class

    I enjoyed having The Barrett Group as a thought partner and coach during this past difficult year. I learned a lot about myself, my preferences and my work habits. I have grown personally and professionally. 

    Every professional benefits from an expert career coach. Julie Mathern was absolutely the best. She helped me to stay focused and taught me how to use social media much more effectively and efficiently. 

    I highly recommend this program to others who are seeking a career change or those who just want to be the best at what they are currently doing.  

  • Jeff, Chief Communications Officer, Local Government Agency

    Entering the job market can be a very scary and overwhelming time in your life, especially if you haven’t had to conduct a job search in years. That’s exactly where I found myself and so my journey began. My resume was updated, my online searching was in full swing, but months past and… nothing! It was then that I discovered The Barrett Group. From the moment I engaged the team, my journey changed and became more focused and strategic. My initial coaching sessions with Laura were perfectly structured to guide me to discover me! Through these sessions, I gained clarity on what I have offer to potential employers and the skills I possess. With this clarity, came my robust, achievable personal strategic plan. Laura rocks!

    I then had the fortunate opportunity to work with Greg, my executive career coach. The Barrett Group program that Greg delivered provided invaluable insights into the value of an executive resume, the importance of my professional network, and the amazing power of LinkedIn. Greg was amazing and was exactly what I needed. I was blown away by Greg’s teachings and, most importantly, it worked! I landed an amazing leadership role that is exactly what I was looking for in my next career experience and I wholeheartedly have the team at The Barrett Group to thank for their tremendous support and guidance. One of the best decisions I’ve made!

    A huge THANK YOU to Donna, Laura, Greg, Dan, Christina, and Peter!

  • Bob Meara, Regional Sales Director, Client Command

    The Barrett Group helped me land my first job late summer of last year. After working for this new company, I realized that they really didn’t provide enough of a road map to get me to where I needed to be from a compensation standpoint.

    So, I went back to George Schulz at Barrett to start the process again and George made himself readily available to me to talk on a weekly basis, which ultimately helped me land my 2nd job in the same 12- month period of time!

    This second job has provided me a roadmap to make the type of compensation I’m looking for and I look forward to starting with them here in March of 2021!

  • Jim Shoff, Vice President, TTEC

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend a positive endorsement for The Barrett Group reference their direct work with me in helping secure a recent Vice President role in a publicly traded technology company. For several months, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of their outstanding support in vetting out opportunities, and streamlining/optimizing my approach. Their tenacity and attention to detail are second to none. Further, Barrett Group’s unique ability to focus in on a best fit and filtering out what isn’t, was key to guiding me to a great opening to further build my financial security.


    Their prompt ability to accurately respond to short notice and often-critical requests has repeatedly impressed me. The Barrett Group was able to take large volumes of data, and tailor to my goals and objectives. A fantastic fit to anyone requiring a thorough, accurate, innovative, and highly dedicated team members to ascertain quality growth options. To net it out, their overall professionalism is first-class.

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