Testimonials "One of the nation's best known career coaches" – CNN

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I took Maggie Mistal’s workshop series on ‘How To Find Your Life Purpose By Reconnecting To Your Inner Wisdom’ at the Open Center in New York City a few months ago. At that time, I was creating the intention to shift to a career which aligned more with my soul’s purpose, and this workshop came as a blessing at the perfect time. It gave me a chance to structure my career search, connect with my heart and figure out what my true calling is (or at least, get closer to it!), get over my fears, develop confidence and create an action plan.  During the course, Maggie took us through several introspective exercises, while encouraging a great deal of interaction, which made each session fun and insightful. We discovered core elements for our ideal career (as I learned, each person has their own set of motivating factors), articulated what our gifts, interests and passions are, and created vision statements for the kind of career we wanted to manifest. Each week, we had homework, which led to a lot of introspection and clarity in what we truly valued. Maggie also shared exercises to remove our fears, and create more harmony between the head and the heart. Based on her urging (and part of the action plan), I was motivated to reach out to people to schedule informational interviews; and I began to think outside the box, in terms of possibilities of creating my own career. She also gave useful advice on how to transition between careers.  Even a few months later, I am still referring to Maggie’s exercises, and I can see her compassionate and confident face, motivating me to continue to do the work I love.  I would highly recommend taking Maggie’s courses on finding one’s life purpose and identifying a career that resonates with our hearts. I would also recommend her as a coach and mentor, to anyone thinking of shifting their careers.

Sarika Jain, Personal and business transformation consultant

Working with you has absolutely, hands down, been the best gift that I have ever given myself or received. I think differently now. I no longer create barriers and obstacles for myself. I no longer think that I have to have a mainstream career because “that’s what you’re supposed to do”. I know now that we all have different talents and skills and they are there, waiting for us to use them. And I believe, I know, that I can get paid for doing work that I love. My mindset, how I approach things has changed; If you want it, you can make it happen. It may involve hard work, sacrifice, and creativity but it is possible and it is worth it.

Christy, HR Executive and Actor

You really helped me sort things out and get on the right track.  I thoroughly believe that if I hadn't heeded your advice, I would not have been able to interview confidently and thus land my new role. My new manager sent me a really nice thank you note about how I've just jumped in with little direction and am delivering in the way she hoped I would!  You have a real knack for cutting through the BS and getting to the heart of the matter without passing judgment or making anyone feel badly...you tell it like it is in a constructive/productive manner and lead have the ability to lead us to what we fail to see on our own.  I'm sure I'll be calling on you again in the future. And please keep doing your radio shows, they are so helpful and inspiring! Thank you again for doing what you do so well :)

Heather, Project Manager and Process Consultant

“Maggie's show on Sirius XM radio has had a profound effect on my life over the past several years. Since first listening to Maggie, I was motivated to finish my bachelor's degree and become a registered dietitian. I also started my own company, which I work as CMO for at the moment, and have started a freelance writing career on the side which is picking up steam with each passing day. I also serve on the board of a 501(c)3 nonprofit I co-founded. During the time that Maggie's show was off the air at Sirius, coincidentally, I was starting to feel as though I was "stuck" without direction and losing steam. Just as I was feeling at my worst, Maggie's show came back on the air and I couldn't have been more thrilled! In just a few short weeks of listening, I've once again been inspired to actively divorce negativity from my life and have begun to cherish and cultivate what I have and really see what a great position I'm in. In the past few weeks, I've been asked to speak at a local university about nutrition, been asked to be a guest on a popular podcast, been asked to write a three-page article for a national publication and have done about a dozen interviews for local media. I truly do believe all of this has been able to occur due to a simple switch in my thought pattern and I can honestly say that Maggie has played a major role in causing that shift to happen through her show. I cannot recommend her inspiration enough!”

Ed Coffin, Making a Living with Maggie listener

Maggie has truly been helpful in guiding & advising me. The whole process has been wonderful. I loved each and every homework assignment; I think this may be the only homework I truly ever liked being assigned! She helped me identify my dream career when I was struggling to decide and helped me map out a plan to get me where I want to go. After my sessions with Maggie I feel more confident in my career path and I am looking forward to seeing my vision statement come to life!

Amanda, College Senior & Aspiring Screenwriter/Author

Maggie, you have changed the trajectory of my life.  You empowered me to make firm decisions and stick with them.  You emboldened me to stick up for myself and put myself first.  You taught me to navigate through difficult situations with grace.  I am more of myself now than ever before because of you.

I cannot imagine where I would be right now if we had not worked together.  I might still be in school but I wouldn't have the mindset that I have now.  I wouldn't have appreciated all the possibilities that are out there to take advantage of.  I wouldn't be so excited to live my life!

Thank you also for letting me take my time as we worked through the process.  I know I needed more time session to session than most of your clients, but going through the process slowly was important for me to get everything out of it.  I was so mired in the work situation I was in, that it took a lot of time to "right the ship." There are so many factors to consider when making a change - salary, colleagues, family, opportunity cost, etc. It took time for me to sort each of those out one by one and I very much appreciated your patience.

Mallie, Finance/Equity Derivatives Salesperson

This process is extraordinary!  While this experience was sometimes emotional and challenging, the process allowed me to see opportunities. The process allowed me to understand my value and more importantly my potential.  

Lynn, Director of Purchasing

For me, Maggie you were just the right combination of positive with a tough love edge when I needed it. You really helped manage our sessions as my life unfolded. I also know that I benefited from your videos, often repeating, and now, my mantra, “if you think your dream is unrealistic, stop, because it’s not.” And from SMART GOALS “if you do nothing, nothing will change”.  As a coach Maggie weathers and stays the course with you. She even knows when you need to take a break and take care of yourself. Her “search” process is one of self discovery dedicating the majority of the time to your soul search. That’s where I was truly able to unlock my passions.  One word of advice to those waiting on saving enough to take the leap...that money cushion doesn’t matter. It all boils down to the action you take. Really ask yourself, how am I taking action? Ask it in the mirror!  I am at the onset of a new dream.  I am proof you can put your passions to work! Thank you Maggie!

Joan LeFosse, ABC News Coordinating Producer

I just wanted to send along my sincere appreciation for giving such an amazing keynote at Caroline's. Being a graduate student, it seems as if I've received so much networking advice over the past six years. However, your talk brought the concept of networking to a much more relevant level. You really understand social media and its power in making us more competitive candidates when we enter the work force. After collecting so much generic advice over the years, it was refreshing to hear someone speak my language and talk about the importance of maintaining an online presence (something I love, anyway) and keeping in contact with networks (something I struggle with, but wasn't aware of until you mentioned it).

Taurra SunEagle, Graduate Student American University

Maggie, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time working together.  You’ve been immensely helpful in guiding me to this point in my life.  You have a true gift for tuning into your client’s psyche and pointing them in the right direction.

You’re tapped into so many different things that you bring an enormous wealth of information to all your sessions, (whether it’s recommending books, or websites, even TV shows!)  It’s apparent that you really want to help your clients find inner joy and happiness.

I often review the notes I took during our conversations.  I enjoy reading all the motivational advice.  What resonates most is learning to look at a situation differently than I’ve grown accustomed to.  This shift in perspective and reaction is really important because everything seems to fall into place that much easier afterwards.  

Shanna, Director, Media and Creative Projects