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I met Maggie at a time when old professional habits and limiting mindsets were very much holding me back from who and what I wanted to become. Maggie first helped me tap into my natural rhythms and intuition, which were in direct contrast to how I had been working, and that breakthrough provided me with an ease and peace that I had not had for a long time. Maggie then helped me take what was a small vision for my future self and expand it into a potentially world-changing one. Finally, Maggie helped me think strategically about assembling the pieces of my vision as opposed to trying to build it all myself. If you are looking for the gift of ease and peace in your work and support in defining and achieving bold, ambitious visions, I highly recommend Maggie!

“Maggie is like the wise, candid friend you can always rely on for sound advice – the kind of advice that stretches your thinking. Maggie offered to make helpful connections in her network and she shared some valuable articles of professional interest, as well. Thanks, Maggie!”

Maggie helps ensure coaching discussions lead to action. In following up from a session, she provided a concise recap that helped summarize key points from our session and more importantly, the key next steps I needed to take towards my goals. Definitely worth the investment.

I would not be where I am today had I not had your guidance. I set a goal and you helped me accomplish it, which I’m very grateful for. Thank you, Maggie.

I liked the set up you had of Soul Search and Research before Job Search as it allowed me to figure out the right path and industry I wanted to go into, as well as the work life balance and salary expectations that were the right fit for me. Had I not gone through those two steps first, I may have landed in another industry that did not fit my lifestyle and then I would be back to square one of switching jobs again.

You were also willing to be flexible around my schedule, such as meeting briefly for 10 minutes here and there, breaking the last couple of sessions in half to extend our time together, and doing a video call instead phone call as that helped me stay more engaged during our conversations.

I also appreciated being able to utilize your vast network.  You really helped me realize the importance of networking and staying in contact with the network, even if it is just once every weeks.

I have known Maggie for almost 30 years and have worked with her at various times over the last 6. Maggie’s greatest strength is being able to quickly get to understand who you are, your strengths, and your motivations, and really use that knowledge to help you. While you will ultimately have to do the work, and it may take a while to get out of your own way, you can trust her to act as your guide in the process to get you to where you want to be. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering a job or career change.

Maggie was incredible at challenging my way of thinking that prevented me from landing where I wanted to be. She helped me unlock my strengths in a way other coaches were unable to. Her approach to career is refreshing, flexible, and deep-rooted in real experience. I would highly recommend Maggie to anyone who needs help drastically improving their life and career experience.

When I first spoke with Maggie I new that she would be the perfect fit as a coach. The guidance provided helped me change the way I was thinking from a state of career confusion to clarity on my next career choices that would enable me to fulfill my purpose. The structured course coupled with Maggie’s knack for understanding her clients needs and tailoring her approach to help them advance was highly impactful. At the end of the sessions I was provided with a summary portfolio that included all of the key discussions throughout the coaching process which I can leverage throughout my journey of transition. This process has been life changing and I look forward to continually applying the key skills that I have learned.

I’m starting a new job on MONDAY!  I’m very excited..the company was on my original list that you suggested I make last summer of companies I wanted to work for!   I hadn’t thought about this until just now, but it’s kind of amazing how many of the desired job aspects I identified during my [soul] search fit this position [including a] fast-moving, a fun and congenial atmosphere.  So I’m very confident that the role will be a good fit.  I did A LOT of networking [and got] practice interviewing with other companies so by the time I got to [this one] I felt super prepared and I feel good that I ultimately got hired there entirely on my own merit. I’m even getting a small raise from what I’m making now…which I didn’t think would be a possibility…they’re paying me above the salary band they had allotted for the position because they wanted me so badly!

Huge thanks again for challenging me to push myself out of my comfort zone during this process and really look deep into myself to understand what would make me happy and fulfilled. I’m really thrilled about this opportunity!

Thanks so much for your continuous encouragement and support over the last several months.  I greatly appreciate everything you’ve done for me, pushing me to look inwardly at what truly makes me happy, professionally and personally, and seeking opportunities that align with those passions.  You are a master at your craft, and I feel very fortunate that our paths crossed.

Thank you, Maggie, for bringing clarity of thought to my life and to my work. I have a greater sense of purpose and passion through our work together, and I’m forever grateful to have met you and experienced your genius!

I would like to thank you for all your time, effort and care towards me achieving my goal. It was truly a pleasure working with a professional and person like you. You made me realize that there is a job out there that will need my talents/skills while making me happy and realized.

I took Maggie’s career seminar and found it to be an extremely insightful and profound learning experience.  It just one hour, she helped us come up with concrete ways to become more meaningfully connected to our jobs.  She is an expert at helping identify the obstacles and coming up with ways to move beyond those obstacles and into the careers and lives of our dreams.

It was my pleasure to meet Maggie two weeks ago at a session hosted by my company. I went into the session with similar expectations to others I’ve attended – doesn’t hurt to join, and it’s always good to pick up a thing or two and network overall. I came out of it pleasantly surprised and happy I was able to get more out of it than I could have imagined. Maggie’s style is perfect, and her approach well-received. She commands the respect of the room, while at the same time respects the room and every thought that comes out of it.

Thank you for everything and for being so patient.  You’ve been so helpful  – just even talking things out has helped.  My internal dialogue can go around in circles sometimes.

Maggie, that was [a] tremendous [coaching session on career blocks]!  Spectacular really! I wanted a supernatural breakthrough and I got one! Wow!  The shift was palpable – I felt it – a physical and energetic shift occurred. It was BIG…[Update a few months later from Donna]…Thank you for inspiring me to look at my current work in a new and larger way. I have been feeling so fulfilled and joyful and having huge fun at work. I [also] got a lot out of your last two podcasts which has made me rethink my desires and ambitions. I love it!

Maggie is the most incredible career coach! I worked with her ages ago when we both were at Martha Stewart. She stood out there for her positivity and brilliant thinking. Years later we connected because I knew she would be an amazing resource for career advice. The conversation we had was so inspirational! She has an uncanny ability to quickly understand where you are in your life and career and make recommendations that somehow you never even considered before.

Maggie has been an incredible source of guidance to me for nearly a decade. She has helped me navigate through asking for raises, being laid-off, announcing my pregnancy at a brand new job, considering a career change, etc. You can say anything to Maggie without feeling judged. I would recommend Maggie to anyone who is looking for an unbiased, well-informed source of inspiration and knowledge. Every time you speak to her, you’ll walk away feeling like you’re on top of the world…and ready to tackle any challenge ahead of you!

“Six months ago, I wasn’t comfortable having an elevator pitch conversation b/c I didn’t know what to talk about.  I was afraid to go on a networking lunch.  But now, my point of view has completely changed.  I’m more excited about my career than I’ve ever been.  It’s been a huge confidence builder and pulled the dark clouds away.”

“You have always provided me with a 360 degree view on things – and it has been invaluable to me.  I know when others work with you, that you will help them see options they have not yet unearthed.”

I feel great.  Because of the [Soul Search, Research and Job Search] work we’ve been doing, I have more job leads popping up.  When I tell friend about the work I’m doing with you, people want to hear me. I am able to use it as a conversation starter to bring up opportunities and ideas that may involve them and they want to help!  I feel like I’m gaining traction.

My sessions with Maggie gave me a breakthrough insight into why I struggle with performance and expectations.  A huge deal and it’s been on my mind ever since.  Thank you for helping me untangle that big knot.  Thank you!

Maggie just did a webinar entitled Empowering Yourself to Create Your Ideal Career. It was fantastic! Maggie is knowledgeable, motivational and passionate about helping. Thanks! It was great.

I still tell people about you when they ask for a career coach – you were so helpful to me at just the right time.

I’ve worked with Maggie, and she’s just delightful…and super-motivating! She has a background in accounting; so she understands the desire to find a “safe” job. But, she didn’t settle on “safe.” She figured out how to look forward to every Monday morning!

Maggie is so good at figuring out how to help you do what you WANT to do and make a living from it. She’s got a new site and new materials. If you’ve ever thought about changing careers, check her out! She’s a career rock star!!

“I hired Maggie to be that confidant who could see things for what they were.   Maggie put things in perspective that I couldn’t have done on my own.  She helped me give permission to myself to go for it.  And we did it all over the phone.  I found the perfect job, in a whole new city where I am now living and thriving doing what I love, where I love it.  I would recommend Maggie to anyone who needs a change.”

I started listening to your podcasts last week and they have been so inspirational and amazing. I have been telling everyone I know who is in slump to listen and go to your site. I’ve been on a serious journey the last 1 1/2 years…It’s interesting as I’m truly trying to take my business to the next level and cultivate a different life. Your podcasts have come at a perfect time!

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.

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 🙂

“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!”

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!

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.

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.

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!

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).

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.

I run a online listserve dedicated to career networking issues for parents in my Brooklyn community. Many of our members were at a crossroads in their career and struggling with work/family balance issues – asking themselves, “What’s Next for My Career?”. Maggie put together a fantastic, spot on presentation that really resonated with our group. The highlight was her “hands on” workshop style. Instead of simply presenting material and sending the participants away with “homework”, she uses the time together to actively explore the topics. The “sound” of 35 people quietly thinking and writing their “Mission & Vision” statements was very powerful. Then, she offered people the opportunity to read their statements and get feedback from her in real time.

Maggie’s presentation was just the tip of the iceberg. Our members were so fired up by the event, a group of 15 people continue to meet monthly to discuss and actively work on their career goals and challenges.

Thank you for leading the “Work Smarter Not Harder” webinar last week as well as leading the networking webinar last February.  Your guidance is invaluable.

I am a 2003 Villanova grad who talked to you a few years ago when I was living in NYC and working for an investment bank  I wasn’t sure of my path, and you were able to help me recognize that whatever it is I want to do I can make happen.  I ended up moving back to Boston and worked for a subsidiary of my employer while finishing my MBA.  I did a concentration in Leadership & Management to guide me down the Human Resources/Organization Development path and am now working at a Fortune 100 corporation in HR…something I have wanted to do for years!  I was able to make the career switch through networking, luck, and preparation.

Thank you again for sharing your story and tips.  They have helped me a lot!!

I love listening to Making a Living!  You and Mario Bosquez host the best shows on the channel.  I just started watching your videos on your website, and they are fantastic as well.

After being laid-off I really had no idea what I wanted to do next. But I was sure it wasn’t what I had been doing in the corporate world for the last 20 years. After lots of soul searching and working with Maggie through her coaching process and assessment tools, we were able to rewire a lot of my thinking that had previously held me captive in careers that were never going to be satisfying to me. With Maggie’s help, I am very happy to say that I am no longer ‘working for the man’ in an office downtown but am, instead, now a business owner who has begun a new career as a custom furniture maker. Thank you Maggie for helping me find the artist and entrepreneur trapped inside of me.

Maggie offers a very well thought out, organized and thorough process in helping her clients determine what their next step in life may be. Her program focuses not only on one’s career, but also ties in personal and family life and how it will effect your future choices as well.  I came away from her program with a much clearer idea of who I am: not only as a business professional, but who I am as person as well.  I would highly recommend Maggie as a career coach to anyone, even those people who are not necessarily “looking for change”.  Her program lays out the foundation of who you truly are, what you really enjoy doing, and offering a plan of action, whether it be 3 months down the road or 10 years.

If Maria Bartiromo is the Money Honey then Maggie Mistal is the Career Dear! Maggie is your dream come true career coach and personality! She is vivacious and charming, funny and smart. Maggie’s work is her passion and her passion is helping people unearth theirs: men and women alike. Maggie asks you the questions you would never ask yourself when faced with professional change or transition. Think you don’t have the answers? Maggie leads you there. She’s tough, too, but always your advocate and there to encourage.

Maggie has also had the career to career experience. She walks the walk when she talks about career and personal risk. She is adventurous and when she is not on safari, you can find Maggie risking more of herself on stage singing cabaret…I dare you not to melt over this career maven’s rendition of “Fever”!
Maggie Mistal is that rare person who comes along once in a career, when you need her most, she guides and inspires. Just like a good coach should!

Maggie was absolutely FABULOUS!  She spoke to the Planning and Development division at my company and she blew the socks off everyone.  The SMART career goal message was clear and practical.  She helped me think about the possibilities again.

Your giving of your time and energy to educate our community was truly appreciated, and your presentation…on identifying and finding a career you love was outstanding…Once again, thank you for dedicating your time and energy for this event.  Because of your efforts, it was spectacular.

I’ve probably done over 150 interviews in the past 6 months since the book was released and I thought yours was among the top two or three. I thought you did an outstanding job!

I underwent a pretty quick climb to Director level in the IT department. I soon realized that my management and leadership skills were very raw and needed much work. Maggie was a huge asset for my success at MSLO. She coached me with one on one sessions. She helped me lay out a personal growth plan for myself and she arranged several courses for MSLO employees for management training. Some of these courses were handled by outside consultants and some others she did herself. Maggie did an excellent job teaching these courses. I know the next time I need coaching and development or if my team needs coaching and development, Maggie would be on the top of of my list for resources and candidates.

You were prepared, spontaneous, we laughed, we had empathy for the listeners, you were gracious yet we covered a LOT in a short period of time. You packed so much into the slot and yet made sure listeners got practical info while being entertained and empowered to feel they can do this.

After two years of deadlines and 15 years waiting to write this book today, well, you made a lot of it worth it and you did it with agility, humility and heart. Bless you.

I heard Maggie one day on Sirius 112 about the self-employed and I am the poster-child for being the over-whelmed, self-employed, driver, bookkeeper, finance manager and way down the list mother/wife struggling with ADD. Maggie, with your knowledge and advice, the avenues that you suggested to me dealing with the bookkeeping right down to the ADD have been….well, I can’t even put a word to it, but things are going so much smoother with the resources you connected me with. I could never thank you enough for the help you have provided me, along with all the people who might otherwise not find out about such great resources.

My sister had been nagging me for over a year to get in touch with Maggie and now I know why. She is one those people that you feel very fortunate to have come in contact with and who leave a very positive imprint in one’s life. Maggie has the uncanny ability to look at things from many perspectives and a depth that most people take a lifetime to achieve. She has really made me think about what is it that I want from my life and career. Her tips and advice are priceless and will take you through any hurdle in your life. They are practical and targeted to the problems. I cannot thank her enough for showing me the light and making me a new confident person.

I had the very good fortune of being a guest on Maggie’s, “Making a Living” SIRIUS XM radio show. Great interviewers AND listeners like Maggie are rare and enable guests like me to shine and be smarter than we really are. Best of all this benefits the listeners who are lucky enough to catch her show.

I had the good fortune to be interviewed by Maggie (on Sirus112) about “The Twitter Book,” which I co-wrote. I did dozens of radio interviews for the book, but Maggie’s really stood out. Her genuine interest in her listeners and her ability to address their concerns with the topic at hand was terrifically refreshing. I’m now a new fan!

I was fortunate enough to start listening to Maggie on SIRIUS 112 at a crucial point in my life. It was obvious my job made me miserable but I didn’t know how to end it or if I even should. Maggie’s radio coaching provided the tips, strategies, and inner confidence to upgrade my resume, improve my interview skills, and strive for a job I might not normally have in the past.

I have since landed a “perfect” job for me. I was able to stay within my profession but finally move to an area that fits my skills and personality much better.
We should all realize that we owe it to ourselves to love what we do but Maggie puts on a silver platter and serves it up each and every chance she gets!
I still tune into Maggie on SIRIUS every chance I get to keep improving all my skills and career desires. I think I now have the confidence to begin the process of switching professions and the knowledge to be successful thanks to Maggie’s tips!

“Maggie is a great career coach that gets results. While personable and easy to talk with, Maggie listens carefully to what you are saying and not saying to gain insights about your next career steps. She is probing without being invasive and easy going but drives to conclusions.She is a real pro and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I had the benefit of having worked with Maggie earlier in her career and knew she was hard working and talented.”

“Maggie presented her “Work Smarter, Not Harder” workshop at PepsiCo in August 2008. She did a wonderful job! I know Maggie in many different capacities – as a Radio Host, Career Coach and L&D Director. Maggie is a confident, inspirational speaker. She empowers others to overcome their fears to attain the job/career they have always wanted. Maggie helps refocus employees’ mindsets to achieve their goals, even in their current roles. What makes Maggie terrific is that she genuinely acknowledges true obstacles and helps devise a plan to work around these obstacles. I whole-heartedly recommend Maggie for your next speaking event. She is easy to work with and consistently delivers a quality product.”

I love all of Martha Stewart Radio and I especially love your show! It gives me insight on myself and my career goals.

“Maggie is professional, committed and personable. She helped me identify and achieve my career goals. Because of her help, I am now in a career where I am passionate, respected and proud of what I do.”

“Maggie’s engaging, interactive and organized presentations provided our alumni with valuable professional development resources and new ways to think about their career goals and strategies. In addition to the formal programs, she continued conversations with many participants well after each event ended. Because Maggie’s presentations attracted a diverse group of our constituents, we were able to present our message in front of alumni who had never attended a university event before.”

“I was amazed at how in the course of an hour Maggie was able to lead our group session in what seemed initially like abstract exercises into formulating a vision statement and an action plan that made sense. You could feel the light bulbs going off in the room — it was quite exciting. I can attest that while it was tough work, her workshop received rave reviews from people who were able to identify the start of a new career path in just 60 minutes. I can only imagine what working in one-on-one setting with Maggie Mistal would be like in terms of opening up new and exciting possibilities to career changers — or to people who want to do more on the path they are currently on!”

“I have listened to Maggie Mistal on Martha Stewart Radio for a good amount of time now, and always soaked in all the information she has provided to individuals like myself in the working world…her inspiration, thoughts and ideas have made me see that anything is possible in life! I have never heard someone more knowledgable, inspiring, and “so real” about individuals dreams they may want to pursue in life, work or their future! Thank you Maggie for making “my dreams come true”, and giving me the strength and power to achieve a new goal…!”

“I had Maggie share her presentation, “Maximizing the Power of Your Network” with our students in the Spring semester of 2009. With today’s economy, students need to use all the tools at their disposal to secure the right job. Maggie was able to show how to use your network, what steps to take to nurture your network and how to overcome obstacles that might get in the way. She clearly demonstrated her expert knowledge of the subject in a way that students could grasp. Her approach got the audience participating and asking questions almost from the outset and she stayed after the formal remarks to help students on a one-on-one basis. Feedback from students was outstanding. I heartily recommend Maggie and look forward to having her back on campus soon.”

It was great being on your show. You’re a gracious hostess.

“Maggie is a supportive, enthusiastic and creative professional coach. She helped my career grow in my desired time frame by giving me challenging and fun exercises, and providing thoughtful insight based on her experience and expertise. While I was looking for “a job”, Maggie helped me find a career that combines all my interests. I would recommend Maggie Mistal’s coaching or workshops to anyone interested in real professional and personal growth.”

“I consider Maggie my go-to for career focus and inspiration. As a faciltator of training classes for financial services professionals, I have invited Maggie to speak several times. After her presentation, I can see the wheels turning behind everyone’s eyes! I have referred several clients her way and have also called on her to help me personally. I am a regular listener to her radio show as I know I will get at least one little nugget of useful and “ready-to-wear” advice each week. Maggie’s cabaret show inspired me to write my dream on paper and make it happen, this year. Thanks for everything, Maggie!”

I love your show on Sirius!!! You cover great topics!

“Maggie is great! When you work with Maggie, she focuses completely on you as an individual and has sincere devotion to helping you. Maggie’s efforts are continuous and I highly recommend her!”  

"We invited Maggie to speak at our bi-annual networking event for Women InTechnology. The feedback I received from every attendee was tremendous.Maggie is an exceptional speaker. But more importantly, many women came upto me afterwards and commented that the mini-workshop Maggie walked usthrough was very valuable and insightful. Its great to be entertained andMaggie was very entertaining, but when your attendees walk away withvaluable tools to apply immediately to their every day lives — that is whatleaves a lasting impression. Thank you Maggie for inspiring Women InTechnology!"

"You did a great job. That was the best audience participation I’ve ever seen at any presentation I’ve been to. Again, please know how much Gail, Tara, the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and I appreciated your participation."

"I highly recommend Maggie as a Career Coach. I had the good fortune to hire Maggie late in 2008 and she quickly helped me identify my strengths and passions. She is masterfully skilled at pushing me just hard enough to achieve my dreams without pushing too hard. Thanks to Maggie I am well on my way to my ideal career less than four months after hiring her.” 

I am such a fan of your radio show.

"You are so good at what you do! Working with someone who has CLEARLY found her direction in work and in life is so inspiring. You pushed me when I needed to be pushed, but – for me – the fact that you made me give MYSELF a break when I was beating myself up, was probably the most helpful. This coaching experience was a major turning point in my life and I feel like, with respect to my outlook on my career, I am a totally different person than I was a year ago when we first spoke. Hiring you as a career coach has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself.”

Thank you for inviting me! I had a wonderful time and loved talking with you. Invite me back anytime!

"My experience with Maggie helped me to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Her dedication, insights, and suggestions enabled me to realize the direction I want to take my career. She provides invaluable advice that has truly helped me to see my vision and make that vision a reality. Maggie fulfilled and exceeded my highest expectations for this process. ”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for inviting me to be on your very informative talk show "Making a Living." I was enthralled with the content and watching you excite the audience and their participation was inspiring.

“Maggie has provided excellent services to more than one company with which I’ve been associated. She has provided excellent management coaching and training for one of the firms that I’ve run and was selected to provided career and management coaching to the full senior management team there as well as select high potential candidates. Maggie’s skill and style are excellent. She provides the perfect balance between career coach and management mentor. She guides, facilitates, and helps people aquire the skills and capabilities to be successful. I wholeheartedly endorse Maggie. She brings a level of professionalism and effectiveness to the career and management coaching arena that is outstanding."

I love Listening to your show.

 "You had such a knack for honing in on what I was looking for, figuring out different careers that fit and great suggestions on what to do in the meantime, not to mention [you were] quite motivating to talk to as well!”

I have been a listener of your show for many months and I love listening to your advice.

"Maggie is a motivated and motivating counselor. She provides top-notch guidance, resources and tools. Maggie helped me dig deep and determine what I need to do to satisfy specific creative and career yearnings; and she led me down a new path.”

I loved being on your show. It’s terrific and you’re a totally engaging interviewer. It was really fun!

"I hired Maggie to coach me through how to ask my management for the flexibility to work from home. After we met, I discovered that my resistance to asking for a flex schedule was based on unfounded fear. While asking your employer for what you need is tricky, especially in a tight economy, Maggie helped me discover that I was underestimating the value of my service. Together we crafted an action plan that gave me the confidence to proceed. Four days after meeting with management, my plan was approved. Succeeding in this negotiation has been a huge energy boost and source of pride. I highly recommend working with Maggie – she’s experienced, listens to your needs, offers great insight, and helps you achieve your dreams. Plus, her easy going nature makes the process fun.”

You set the tone, set up the context with such an exciting and inspirational story – it made it so easy to dialogue with you and invite people to join in. You have a really wonderful skill for interviewing and engaging others.

"Your advice and suggestions, helped me get through a very difficult time and I am so appreciative of that. Even small suggestions such as good books to read. It was all so helpful. It provided me direction and kept me focused and positive to find my new job. Thank you!”

"After meeting you it was easy to give everything up and go for it.After I have "arrived" in this industry, my measurement of arrival being an appearance as Head Coach of a program in the NCAA Tournament, I will cite that lunch with Maggie Mistal as a huge impetus for my career changing moment! Please keep doing what you do! You impact lives!”

"Thank you for the positive and encouraging feedback…I feel that even though it is part of your "job" as a career coach to support and encourage me, I also feel that you are very up front, honest, and direct with me – and not just "blowing smoke." I am also thankful to have the professional opinion of someone like yourself who has done the corporate thing (and done it well!), and who is modeling to me what it means to follow and achieve your vision. So thank you for that!…I really admire people who talk the talk AND walk the walk!”

"Working with Maggie is a delight. She has honed her listening skills to quickly zero in on career aspirations and likes and dislikes. I have often gotten stuck in my own internal circular career arguments. Working with Maggie allowed me to wade through my concerns and extract what I am looking for from my career. I highly recommend Maggie for anyone looking to achieve clarity in their career pursuits.”

"Getting right to the point, Maggie Mistal is a terrific career coach. I recommend her without hesitation to anyone who is considering career guidance, whether you are contemplating a career transition, questioning whether you made the right career choice, in-between jobs, or simply looking to advance in the career you have chosen. Whatever skepticism I had about the process dissipated rapidly once I began working with Maggie. She listens carefully and attentively, provides valuable insight and analysis, speaks to you in a direct and simple way, and throughout the process provides you the tools you will need to make intelligent and informed career choices. Hiring Maggie was one of the best career decisions I have ever made!”

"Maggie is unbelievably intuitive and has the power to unlock the answers that lie within you. She is a great listener and almost helps you arrive at answers “through her.” She has a powerful ability to see connections and piece things together. You feel her unwavering faith in you and in the process at all times! I would recommend Maggie to anyone who is serious about looking within and making a change.”

"Maggie helped me create a terrific 5 year plan for my career. She helped flesh out career goals and a life direction that was previously only in the ether. Additionally, with her help, I created a new set of responsibilities at my current job. Because of this, I have new found satisfaction in every work day.”

"With Maggie’s help I was able to identify not only what I wanted to do, but how to go about doing it. She gave me practical advice that was both surprising and inspiring and her generosity of both time and spirit made me feel like my professional satisfaction was important to her. I now feel confident and empowered to go out there and find my life’s work."

"I highly recommend working with Maggie in order to make a decision about your fit with a current career or envision career options. Maggie’s individualized, yet systematic process worked thoroughly! The insight I gained into my work preferences, career vision and motivation for my daily work habits now serves as a tool to systematically complete my action plan towards my vision. I have a greater sense of peace in my mind and spirit that I am actively creating a lifestyle of work, wellness and enjoyment that I love. Thanks for your integrity, insight and inspiration!"

"Maggie Mistal is very wise. She has an uncanny ability to cut through the clutter and get to the heart of the matter. The system she uses to work with her clients, combined with her innate gifts for this kind of work plus her experience make her an ideal career coach. She is intelligent, trustworthy, and a delight to work with and most of all she’s not afraid to…[help you] examine parts of yourself that…have been holding you back.

Maggie will help you clarify your goals and help you build the roadmap to find your perfect job. At the end of my sessions not only had I identified my immediate and long term goals and steps, I even had an interview..I was also in a much more positive and powerful position [with regards to my career.]

If you’re thinking about calling Maggie to be your career coach, call her TODAY, don’t wait…Consider it an investment and invest in yourself, today."

"Coming from an environment…entrenched in the status quo…our conversations and exercises enabled me to see beyond the limit[s]…My internal dialogue was a loop of negativity and "What do I do now?" Yet because of our interaction I now know that my vision for what I want for me and my family is absolutely real and obtainable."

"At first I was hesitant to hire Maggie because I thought at 45 I should be able to figure out, on my own, what I wanted to do with my career. Looking back, it was the best investment I could have made in myself. Talking through the various jobs I have had and figuring out the job choices I am passionate about were eye opening. I realize now that I am qualified and able to do exactly what it is I want to do. With Maggie’s help I am now focused, confident and excited to pursue my dream. For anyone still on the fence, go for it. You’ll be glad you did."

"I am so thankful that I sought out Maggie’s professional coaching during a stressful time in my career. She gave intelligent advice and an objective perspective when it was very difficult for me to think clearly. I found it extremely beneficial to assess my values and strengths in finding the ideal career and the right company culture for me. I am so thrilled and confident with my next step and appreciate all of Maggie’s support and guidance in helping me get there."

"I am so thankful that I sought out Maggie’s professional coaching during a stressful time in my career. She gave intelligent advice and an objective perspective when it was very difficult for me to think clearly. I found it extremely beneficial to assess my values and strengths in finding the ideal career and the right company culture for me. I am so thrilled and confident with my next step and appreciate all of Maggie’s support and guidance in helping me get there."

"I am so thankful that I sought out Maggie’s professional coaching during a stressful time in my career. She gave intelligent advice and an objective perspective when it was very difficult for me to think clearly. I found it extremely beneficial to assess my values and strengths in finding the ideal career and the right company culture for me. I am so thrilled and confident with my next step and appreciate all of Maggie’s support and guidance in helping me get there."

"My experiences working with Maggie have truly opened up new realms of possibility for my career. I had long considered a change of career but didn’t have the confidence, direction or support structure to make the switch. Maggie was able to help me identify what truly inspires me and find the path to happiness in my career. Her support has helped me feel very confident that I have found the career that will fulfill me in the future. It makes all the difference in the world to feel that I have an advocate on my side, guding me towards my goal."

"Working with Maggie has been terrific. I only wish I had gone through the process years ago. This counseling is something that anyone who is serious about finding their calling and bettering their life should do. I believe that we all have been put on this earth for a reason and Maggie not only helps you determine what that reason is, but helps you figure out the way to get there. Thank you Maggie and please grow your company so that everyone will have the opportunity to learn from your great insights. There is no question that you have found your calling, and I believe you can help build a better society."

"This has truly been a wonderful and worthwhile experience. Maggie played all her parts perfectly – supporter, encourager, advisor…I am inspired and confident that my next step will bring me much needed satisfaction and joy. I cannot wait to take my life off pause. Thank you."

"Our meeting really changed my perspective on my job. I’ve been approaching it from a totally new perspective and enjoy it much more. Thanks!"

"[I’ve had] a huge breakthrough…I am so excited that you were able to help me find the answer, the dream that I have been struggling with for so long. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about my next steps and am totally internally motivated to get an action plan together and make this dream a reality."

"Working with you Maggie, has been a tremendously rewarding (and emotional) experience. I have a much greater awareness of self. I really had difficulty acknowledging my own strengths and I now have an appreciation of what my contributions are and can be to any organization that I work for. When the time is right, I will be able to fulfill my passion in life.
Thank you for your honesty, patience and guidance and helping me through this very difficult time in my life. I will cherish the experience."

"I had considered hiring a career coach for a long time, but I was hesitant to commit the money and the time. But then I met Maggie. I felt I could trust her and decided to invest in myself. I took a risk, one that has certainly paid off in many ways for me and my family. Through my work with Maggie, I finally figured out what I want out of a career and life in general."

Maggie is a consummate professional, a fantastic listener and a great motivator, and she always told me what I needed to hear. Maggie also showed me how to discover opportunities within my current position that will help me fulfill long-term goals. She helped me believe in myself and my abilities, and she helped me define and go after the life I really wanted.

I wholeheartedly endorse Maggie Mistal and her coaching services. Take a leap of faith and invest in yourself. You’ll be glad you did."

"It is hard to overstate the significance of your coaching efforts. You have an uncanny ability to raise difficult questions and push introspective and critical reflection in a way that is positive and productive."

"It’s amazing what verbalizing things can do to help you process what you want."

"Maggie helped me change the way I think about myself and my career. By working with her, I have gained awareness of my skills and what I have to offer potential employers. In addition, a lot of what we have discussed has helped me logically think through other areas of my life. This has been nothing but a wonderful experience that helped me learn a lot about myself and the opportunities I pursue."

I’ve listened to you during the last year or so on Sirius and I think you give great advice and direction.

"Thank you Maggie. You have no idea how much I appreciate you. You are such a good person to brainstorm with and you are so attentive to things I say that I don’t even realize come out of my mouth!"

"Thanks so much for your continued support and encouragement. It has truly increased my confidence and awareness in terms of my skills, interests, career objectives and outlook."

"I found working with Maggie extremely motivating and stimulating. I lost perspective on the fact the work can be fun and fulfilling and she helped me realize that switching jobs or careers, though a viable option was not the immediate solution to my work frustrations. Though a job or career change is still my long term goal Maggie helped me implement many of the coaching exercises into my current day to day work which has been extremely helpful."

“I was never hesistant to work with Maggie or doubt the value I would receive from a life/career coach. Yet the exercises, sessions and overall process exceeded my expectations! At no time was I intimidated to share my thoughts or apprehensions regarding what my "next step" should be. Getting back to basics and building my own life path with Maggie’s help are the tools that I will carry with me. I had these tools all along, they just needed to be awakened by the right person-Maggie! Listening to one’s inner voice and keeping to the basics for decision-making are keys to finding one’s own path!”

“Maggie has many incredible gifts that she professionally and compassionately weaves into a tremendously effective coaching practice. First, she takes the time to thoroughly understand her client’s aspirations through her unbelievable listening skills. Then, through a series of thought-provoking, probing exercises, she guides her clients through a revealing discovery process of not only what their professional strengths are, but also what elements of a job or career are most important to achieving professional and personal contentment. And through it all, she is a dedicated counselor who inspires and encourages her clients with practical and insightful advice and support. Working with Maggie has provided me with the professional focus I was lacking and has enabled me to better organize my job search into a more strategic and successful process. I am much more confident in how I am marketing myself now and I owe so much of that to Maggie.”

“When I began the coaching sessions in February, I was unsure what the outcome would be. I had made several efforts to uncover my ideal career, and it always ended with me in the same place, feeling even more unhappy because I had failed yet again. Working with Maggie was one of the best decisions I have made thus far! I always enjoyed our sessions, and was amazed at how quickly the framework of my plan came together. Maggie is a wonderful motivator! Her ability to bring clarity and perspective to my situation is just one of the elements that helped make my experience so positive. Another benefit of working with Maggie is that she keeps you true to your mission so that you actually follow-through with your plans and dreams. I would highly recommend working with Maggie. It is one of the best investments a person could make in their future." 

“Maggie facilitated, encouraged and supported me in my search for a new career. She was extremely dedicated to my needs and always made me feel like I was her #1 client. Her character, dedication and professionalism are just a few attributes that allow Maggie to excel at what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know who is looking for some "career clarity" as she has the ability to help bring a person’s best qualities to the surface and to help people help themselves.”

“As a senior-level marketing communications professional, I worked hard to rise up the corporate ladder. When I finally took a breath to consider where I was running and why was I in such a hurry, I realized I didn’t need to find another job. I needed to find a life! A wonderful revelation indeed, but a bit of a problem, given that I had no idea how to go about such a daunting task. To call me a skeptic of career coaches would have been a huge understatement, and I couldn’t be happier that Maggie Mistal proved me so wrong. Her counsel and character are inspiring, her experience and advice practical, and her approach, invaluable. I am now on the road to creating the kind of life that I didn’t even know I had always wanted to live, and also gained the skills, knowledge and confidence to get there. Thank you, Maggie”

“I can’t thank you enough for all of your help and guidance. I never thought that things would work out the way they did. You really gave me the incentive to get out and search to find the perfect job. You are so good at what you do. Continue encouraging people that they can find a job they love!” 

"Maggie is an insightful, resourceful and supportive life purpose and career consultant. Her methods and approach are practical, refreshing,mind-expanding and focused. I have no doubt that anyone seeking career coaching will be impressed and encouraged by the professionalism, approach,understanding and results-oriented progress that Maggie brings."

“When I look back on the last 6 months I really think that I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve discovered what it is that I want to pursue. I’m practically half way done with my coursework towards the CPA. I’ve managed to say goodbye to a career path that wasn’t the correct one for me. As a result, I’m very happy with the progress that you have helped me make.”

“Maggie, I can’t thank you enough for your help over the past year. You’ve helped me see the value in things that I do that I felt were never special or important. You’ve given me a chance to examine myself in a structured and constructive way that led me to new insights about myself and my idea of a job or career. I learned that trying to fit into someone else’s "job definition" does not work for me, and that I shouldn’t be afraid to make something my own.”

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