Given the seniority of most of my clients, they do not always wish to be asked for references, however several have been happy to offer a few words here.
If you would like to speak to someone about my work, then ask me when we speak and I will be happy to put you in touch with someone suitable.
- Andrea – Public Policy Specialist (UK)
“I didn’t think it would be this quick but… I was offered a 6 month full-time commission today and I just want to say a big thank you to you for pepping me up and helping me believe in myself when everything was looking very grim and Januaryish … you were the adult voice of reason in my panic stricken New Year and I am so very grateful to you for reminding me of what I am and can be.
The role involves some time at the company’s HQ (about one day per week) with the majority of time working from my home office. I’m really excited because it’s a blend of what I can do, what I enjoy doing and some aspects of what I’ve always wanted to do.
I’d been following your news updates and taking as much of the advice you posted as I could, after our conversation I did all my follow ups and carried on applying for roles – I had two interviews last week and a call back from a company that I’d been interviewed by but hadn’t won the advertised post. It was the call back that generated the position that I’ll be starting tomorrow – which is as near as dammit to my dream job – it gives me autonomy, flexibility and visibility.
Please God that I do now better manage my future and am not workless for such a protracted period of time again, but, if I am I know that I would engage you on a professional basis to coach me back to normality and will be building up a fighting fund for that purpose as well as a one year “cushion.”
With my very best wishes
- Brian – Politician/Chief Executive – charity sector (UK)
“When one is suddenly made ‘redundant’ from a job that you love and that you thought you did very well, it can be very difficult to see what possibilities exist let alone to find one. Graham was introduced to me at a drinks evening about three months after I’d lost my seat. A mutual friend suggested that we chat. At first, I didn’t know why. We agreed to meet again the following week. I am so glad that we did. He very quickly spotted the three big mistakes I was making – networking with the wrong people, spending too long ruminating over the past, and not having an open mind to possibilities. He helped me to see the merit in accepting a project role to begin with preparing a report on the future of a think tank, which led to my appointment there as Chief Executive. Apart from his caring attitude, incredible persistence, and unfailing belief in the possible, he is also remarkably strategic in his thinking.”
- James – Chief Accountant (UK)
“I had been looking for a new job for nearly two months and was having no luck at all. People I knew well saw me out of duty rather than because they had a job and I didn’t know what else to do. Then, I discovered Graham’s Executive-Post website, downloaded his guide and realised what a mess I was making with my search. We spoke and he made several suggestions for improvement in my approach. At first, I tried to do these on my own, but a month later and I’d not really made much progress. It was my wife who suggested I renew contact. It has taken another 3 months, but I have just landed a job that represents a big promotion for me – better than I’d have ever expected.”
- Margery – Chief Knowledge Officer (US)
“Having read several of Graham’s posts on LinkedIN, I decided to look at his own website. I sent him an email, not really expecting him to reply as I am in the US. He did so within a few minutes and we had a conversation there and then. He was very good at understanding how upset I still was at my ‘redundancy’, but he coaxed me carefully into action. Six weeks later and I have a superb job offer. Thank you, Graham!”
- Marie-Marthe – Entrepreneur (Switz)
Marie-Marthe Joly (Entrepreneur, social media mentor, and Founder/MD of Panier Sante in Switzerland) very kindly sent me the following…