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After just a handful of meetings, Elaine was able to significantly improve my resume, sharpen my interviewing skills, and connect me with a cutting-edge organization in the business sector that I wanted to pursue–sports!
Without Elaine’s assistance, I would not have been able to communicate my career goals, articulate my transferable skills or strategically research companies in preparation for my interviews.
As a bonus, Elaine even introduced me to the company that ended up hiring me. Thanks to her interview prep model, I could proudly send my resume, was fully prepared for the interviews and I’m going to work in the exact side of the sports business that I’d set my sights on years ago.
Social Media Manager, Dabble Entertainment and Sports, Atlanta
Elaine is the best of the best. Her help in preparing me for medical school interviews was invaluable. I have never been a great communicator nor have I ever enjoyed talking about myself. Elaine helped me gain the confidence to talk about my accomplishments in a professional, academic setting. Thank you so much Elaine. I don’t think I would have gotten into medical school without your assistance with interview prep.
Medical School Applicant, attending Albany Medical School in Fall 2018
University of Georgia Terry School of Business Graduate
She understands and communicates so effectively the importance of being our best selves in every situation and considering what we say and how we say it.
Her listening skills are excellent – and she makes each participant feel as if her/his question is not only valid but value added to the conversation.
Elaine has no fear of naming the challenges facing us in an age of online shorthand – and she gives concrete and specific solutions to overcome those challenges.
I wish I could take her with me every time I interact with my present and potential clients. Even if she’s not there in person, her vital and brilliant messages are buzzing in my ears! Executive Director of Women’s Non-Profit and Consultant
Thank you for helping provide them with such useful skills. It will benefit all of them greatly as they head out for college, internship and job interviews. We hope that you will speak again next year. Director, Youth Leadership Sandy Springs
Elaine had a plan from minute one and our son Peyton was in her office the next day. Peyton worked tirelessly for the next three weeks with Elaine and at home perfecting the plan.
Interview day came with a sense of confidence and the right amount of nerves sprinkled in for humble success.
Success is the right word for the whole process with Elaine. Peyton loved working with her, learned a lot that he will be able to use for years to come and received the scholarship!!
We will be back as life calls for Elaine’s coaching. Thank you Elaine!!” Parents of a Southern Methodist University Student and Hunt Four-Year Scholarship Recipient
From their first meeting, my son knew Elaine had “the goods” and she helped him find unique and interesting ways of telling his interviewer who he was and why he belonged at Dartmouth. At the end of the interview, the interviewer said “wow, you are the first student that has ever presented in that manner.” The interviewer was impressed, and my son was admitted to Dartmouth, early decision, his top choice school.
We are grateful to Elaine for helping our son find his interview voice. It is an invaluable skill that he will carry with him for the rest of his life. We will definitely be calling Elaine to prepare our younger son for his college interviews.
Parent of early decision Dartmouth College rising freshman
Vice President, Medical University of South Carolina
Q: “So, how’s your day going? What have you been up to?”
A: “I woke up, had breakfast, took a run, then took a shower….”
Elaine helped him become very comfortable discussing his background and achievements (and leave his breakfast details out of the discussion.)
Parent of Tufts Freshman (Tufts pitcher/baseball team and orchestra member)
Elaine and I got busy right away. She helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and, moreover, how to capitalize on my strengths and improve on my weaknesses. She also helped me to identify and marshal resources I didn’t even know I had. For example, she showed me how to reach out to people whose jobs interested me and find out more about those jobs. What I appreciated most about Elaine was that she actually assisted me in taking action – it wasn’t as if I met her once and left with a generic “how-to” packet that I could find in any career book (and, trust me, I’d read every career book out there). Elaine actually edited emails I drafted, helped me revamp my Résumé and gave me advice on how to conduct myself when meeting a person who might help me professionally.
In the end, Elaine helped me to realize that I was a good lawyer: I’d just been trying to fit myself into a firm environment that didn’t work for me and probably never would. I have ADHD and would zone out in an office environment, where breaks were frowned upon, deadlines kept coming and I had no control over the cases I was assigned.
I work for myself now, as a contract attorney. I work from home and have never been so happy. I can take breaks – even long ones – when I need them – get outside and walk my dog, have a sandwich, go to yoga – but, because I’m working on cases that interest me, I can sit down and do my work as well. I often work well into the night because I am at my best at 9p.
I finally feel “successful,” which means to me that I enjoy what I do and am really good at it. (And the money isn’t bad either!) Elaine gave me the gift of confidence, and I can’t thank her enough for guiding me down the path to happiness. I only wish I’d met her 10 years ago!
Contract Attorney in Atlanta
She also provided me with extensive prep for each interview I went on. She helped me craft smart, effective responses to any potential questions I faced during the interview process. Under her tutelage, my confidence has grown immensely and I truly could not have made it through this process without her.
Harvard University graduate and commercial real estate analyst
Vice President of Marketing, Lillian Vernon
Account Supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Leslie Scott, Former British Airways Concorde Captain and NYU Student
In part, due to her valuable input, I landed the second job that I applied for. I would highly recommend Elaine for her valuable knowledge and expertise.
Airplane Tech for Home Depot Executive Jet Fleet
Partner, Director of Training, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
A Charleston, South Carolina Newspaper Editor
Director, Professional Programs, Baruch College
We decided to enlist help and contacted Elaine. Elaine‘s assistance in developing and honing our daughter’s interview skills proved to be a pivotal strategy in her preparatory efforts.
After receiving her acceptance to medical school our daughter ran into one of the interviewers. His comment to her “you killed it [the interview]” confirmed the importance of Elaine‘s support.
We cannot thank Elaine enough for her caring, professional expertise which has helped our daughter’s dream become a reality. Rosenblum
Parent of Admitted Medical Student for Fall 2018
Elaine has worked closely with my son and two nieces and each one was offered their first choice internship and or job.
Parent of Goldman Sachs NYC Summer Intern and now Analyst
Professor at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Boston College Senior Finance Major
Those on the autism spectrum struggle with interviewing because it requires immediate understanding of social queues that are especially challenging for them. The simple things for most people, such as direct eye contact and immediate back and forth conversation can be so difficult for those on the spectrum.
My children are almost grown and I’ve been thinking about my next phase in life and what I want to do. I worked for 11 years prior to having children. I have spent the last 21 years raising my three boys, one who has high functioning autism. I have also been involved in many organizations who support the special needs community.
I’ve been contemplating over the last couple of years working with other families going through the journey of raising a child on the spectrum.
I recently met with Elaine who has encouraged me to put my fierce advocacy skills (the ones I had honed on behalf of my son) to work. She also coached me to share my goals with everyone that I met or spoke to in my daily travels. It did not take long. Following Elaine’s advice, not a week later, someone contacted me to ask if they could hire me to advise them about advocating for their autistic child…I am so thankful for Elaine’s guidance and would recommend her for those seeking to reenter the workforce or to mentor students and young professionals on interviewing and job seeking. Parent of a student with high-functioning Autism
Thank you for everything you did to help me achieve this. I thought my interviews were strong points in my applications and there’s no doubt I couldn’t have done as well as I did without your help! Dental Student admitted to The University of Maryland School of Dentistry and East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
With Elaine’s knowledge and experience, I landed a second interview and the Talent Associate position. I felt prepared walking in rather than wondering what will be asked and how will I answer. I couldn’t have gotten past interview one without Elaine. Film and TV Associate, (AM&T) Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc.
Prior to working with Elaine, he consistently failed his interviews for various summer programs. He also had problems judging his performance following an interview because he had neither an expectation nor a baseline to compare a good interview with a bad one.
Elaine has worked with my son for the past six months, and I still marvel at the progress and growth of his interactive skills and his self-belief in those communication abilities. He definitely has better understanding of the dynamics of the interview now all thanks to Elaine.
While working with Elaine he learned how to present himself to the stranger across the table in an interview. He learned to tailor the presentation of himself according to his interviewer and his ultimate target. He became more confident on how to showcase his accomplishments with a humble state of mind.
These skills helped him not only with his interviews for college and scholarships but also with the simplest of presentations.
I cannot thank enough for Elaine for what she has done to help my son. She taught him a great lifelong skill that should serve him well for the test of his life. Parent of Georgia Tech Stamps Leadership Scholar and President’s Scholarship recipient and 4 year Academic Scholarship at Vanderbilt University
Elaine has a knack for connecting with others and eliciting interesting facts about their experiences and goals for the future.
My college age son worked with Elaine for four months and landed the job of his dreams. Parent of University of Virginia graduate and Financial Investment Analyst
Lyndelle T. Phillips, Assistant Commissioner/EEO, Fire Department New York (FDNY)
Elaine helped me gain a new echelon of confidence that has translated into a relaxed demeanor in front of my interviewers. She helped me acquire certain intangible qualities that speak to my new found ability to adapt and speak gracefully under the fire of tricky questions. I have always been great at conveying my thoughts on paper but it was not until I worked with Elaine that I could verbalize my experiences effectively to my audience.
Elaine was the key link that bridged that gap between my experiences and my ability to express them. My confidence in communicating skillfully now translates into so many different arenas beyond interviews, like presentations, speeches, and day-to-day interactions with respected adults. Student admitted to The University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Washington University in St. Louis, Vanderbilt University (Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship), The University of Georgia (Bernard Ramsey scholarship), Georgia Tech (Stamps Leadership scholarship and President’s scholarship), Emory, Rice University (Trustee Distinguished scholarship) and Emory at Oxford (Oxford scholarship)