In the last years I consulted over 500 individual clients. Issues ranged from professional development, reorientation, leadership performance on the job or marketing strategies for freelancers. Most of them were in mid-career or senior positions with international profiles, binational background or expats. In the following a selection of their feedback.
I came to Jacqueline with a desire for a big change, but did not see clearly where I should direct my energy. During the coaching I became more aware of my strengths and core competencies. She then guided me in filtering my many options, and identifying even new ones. With this new clarity and vision, I found the right job in no time.
Julia Jürgens, Head of Leadership Development, METRO AG, Düsseldorf, (ZIF Expert Roster)
During turbulent professional times Jacqueline has been an enormous support. New on the job market in Berlin I came to her with many questions and doubts. I found in her a professional and honest source of expertise and knowledge that guided me through my career changing times. She is also someone who understands expats well and their integration needs in a work place such as Berlin.
Marcela Gaybor, Public Affairs specialist relocating from Brussels to Berlin
Jacqueline is a fantastic coach with a wealth of experience. On several occasions during my career, her thoughtful questions have guided me to find my own answers and to select the right path forward. I highly recommend her!
Daria Nashat, Nashat Consulting – Leading with Resilience, Brussels
Coaching with Jacqueline has been a powerful experience for my professional as well as private life. She helped me sort out my missing links in order to advance my career and identify necessary steps of action. Last but not least she made me realize how important it is to spend quality time in both areas of my life: professional and private. In spite of a very busy agenda I understood how crucial it is to take the time to focus on myself so as to be at my personal best.
Prof. Dr. Zofia F., Board Member within the international banking sector, Warsaw
Wanting to change my career path in search of international jobs is when I met Jacqueline. She helped me identify my transferable skills and encouraged me to use my diverse background rather as a strength than a weakness. I then managed a successful transition into a new field. Even after I started my job Jacqueline acted as mentor to discuss and overcome first difficulties in my new role. Her advice was always sensitive, prudent, and experienced. Last but not least, she is a kind and calm person and therefore very pleasant to work with.
Verena Mauch, Senior TB Consultant, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Den Haag
As career coach Jacqueline was extremely supportive understanding all my concerns, and providing for possible solutions “on the fly”. I was pleased to work with her and highly appreciated her inputs in the result! During our sessions we progressed from CV editing and adopting it to German standards, discussing the overall job market situation, up to preparing face-to-face meetings with hiring managers. She provided me with a very good understanding of local specific as well as meaningful feedback.
Tatjana M., Senior IT Consultant from Russia relocating to Germany
Starting career counseling with Jacqueline was one of my smartest career moves yet. It got me thinking about where my profile fit into the market, encouraged me to culture new contacts and develop a forceful application package. When one late night I stumbled across a perfect online job advert with a short deadline, I was well prepared to tweak my CV accordingly and compose a convincing letter of intent. A while later I got the anticipated call – a native English speaker in Germany in the middle of the worst financial crisis in years (2009) – and found my dream job!
Shaughn McArthur, Policy and Influence Lead, CARE Canada, Ottawa
(Hertie School Alumni, Master in Public Policy)
A development expert from Peru with over 10 years’ experience in the Andean region I relocated to Berlin for a graduate program at the Hertie School. When I turned to Jacqueline for career counseling she immediately understood the challenge of being a mid-career consultant looking for high-quality project work with only basic German. Without her guidance, I would most likely not have found my current employer GIZ — having then had to return to Peru thus missing out on an international career.
Carmen R., Senior Development Consultant, GIZ, Berlin (Hertie School Alumni, Master in Public Policy)