Services for Individuals Feedback


“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the inspiration and practical support that you gave me during my business coaching with you earlier this year. I have had a great year setting up my business, and I have big plans going forward!”
Julia Anderson, communications professional and business owner


“On returning to NZ after more than 10 years away and looking for a change of career direction, my CV was not working and I was finding the NZ style of job interview and behavioural interview questions difficult to respond to. Cassandra helped me to rethink and format my CV and work out a structured approach to behavioral interviews. As a result I am now working again and was offered not 1 but 2 jobs”
Dean Wells, Manager, Financial Services

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“I have really grown a great deal from the past six months working with you, and think of you as both a friend as well as a coach. I am so very grateful for all the assistance you have given to me and also the huge boost to my writing. I would never have started if it was not for our meetings.”
~ Richard, Senior scientist.
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 “To be honest when I first started I balked at the cost but trusted my gut to continue. I am so glad I did. As a result I feel energized, I have a high degree of focus about what I want to do backed with an awareness of why it works for me. The structured approach provided a road map and Cassandra was flexible and intuitive when needed to focus on the most important things as they came up. So glad I went ahead – I am now looking forward to the New Year and all set to go! Thanks again – fantastic work, really appreciate it.”
Ben L ~ Entrepreneur

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“After all our sessions I felt very empowered to DO something, and shape my future rather than just let it happen. I am now enrolled in the London Make Up Academy, starting in Euston London next January. It is costing me $18,000, but I am ok with that (nervous giggle) as it is my business and future I am investing in. I am V excited, and have compiled a list of some Wellington make-up artists that I am going to ask if I can work-experience with before I go. I also have been checking the Biz-info website quite a bit. There’s so much to learn!! Thank you again for helping me, you should be very proud of the work you do.”
Madeleine McVey

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“The programme leads to results very quickly in a language that’s easy to understand, inspiring and dynamic. From the moment I met Cassandra I knew I’d made the right decision, she was enthusiastic, bubbling with personality, inspiring and honest in her actions, which I really appreciated. We had a lot in common and she is a great role model through all her creative outlets that you can’t help but want to be a part of it.

Our one-on-one sessions were always fun and an amazing journey of discovery, creativity and inspiration.  I was left buzzing after our sessions and even though there was that element of fear, I felt inspired to get going as soon as possible. Within a month I had set up my own business, my website/business cards as well as tapping into an amazing network, on top of working full-time.   I have never looked back and am enjoying every step of the way, not only have I been on a journey of discovery myself, but I’m so grateful to have found an industry that is so rewarding and evolving that it doesn’t feel like work at all!

If you want to make a difference, and grow as a person in the most amazing ways, then I can’t recommend Cassandra and her Worklife Solutions programme highly enough.  Thank you Cassandra for your continued support and inspiration, I look forward to many exciting adventures ahead.”

~ Lisa Conroy, Director, Box of Chocolates

 


“My recent contact with Cassandra of Worklife Solutions was a result of feeling ‘stuck’ in my career. I have a fairly broad range of skills and could easily apply them to a number of situations, but was having real difficulty getting into the area of work I wanted. While I had the background experience, skills and academic qualifications for this area of work I couldn’t seem to get noticed. My curriculum vitae was comprehensive and looked good but wasn’t doing the trick.

Before our meeting, Cassandra provided a very practical and effective workbook for me to work through. Initially, I wasn’t keen on doing this exercise, had done it before and wasn’t that confident it would provide what I needed. However, once I started I became quite engrossed and was inspired to rebuild my CV based on the exercises in the workbook.

Our first (and only) meeting enhanced that background work. Cassandra was very quick to pick up on my key skills and personal attributes and identify where some of my weak points may have been. Her knowledge of the recruitment process was invaluable and she encouraged me to be much more confident about my strengths. Cassandra was also able to give me some key pointers in interview processes. Together we worked through my rebuilt CV and refined it even more. I left the meeting feeling very confident and very satisfied that I had made the right decision in engaging Cassandra to help me with my career.

Within two days I had submitted my CV for a senior position in my preferred area of work and have been shortlisted for that position. The other three candidates shortlisted have much more direct experience but it was the passion for the work conveyed in my CV, and later in the initial interview that has put me on the shortlist. While I know that I have the ability to be successful in my chosen career, I have no doubt that Worklife Solutions expertise has now given me choices in this area which I didn’t have before. I highly recommend Worklife Solutions to anyone who is looking for the added advantage in their career direction.”
Adrianne T


 

“My coach emphasised confidentiality throughout the process. She lead the sessions, but these were done in partnership; her tasking me with exercises to complete before the next session and then analysing and feeding back from the results of these exercises. She was positive and clear about my skills, asking what I felt about types of work, what was holding me back, where I felt I needed to develop, as well as emphasising my skills and abilities.”
Denise Fort, EEO coordinator

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“My coach was wonderful to talk to, really good at drawing out my thoughts, feelings and doubts and so positive. She’s passionate about what she does and she has developed a very focused and valuable programme full of well honed tools and insightful bite sized topics. It was very worthwhile.”
Anna Ford – Graphic Designer

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“I found the programme invaluable and extremely helpful in clarifying my values, skills and possible career paths. The techniques and insights were superb, as well as my coach’s warm and friendly manner.”
Sue Bann, counsellor

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“A friend of mine, John Tripp, has told me how useful and interesting – and constructive for him – working with you was. I’m really keen to do the same.”
Hamish Folgel – Marketing Manager

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“It was a pleasure dealing with you. You helped me to look at various options and choose the best one. I like your approach and style.”
Arnold Karn

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“Thank you for your inspiration and kindness.”
Maureen Blake, Nurse

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“Thank you for helping me to clarify my goals and recognise my strengths – and my passions!!”
Anna Ford – Graphic Designer

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“I found the structured exercises really helpful as I had never had a “framework” within which I could work through the issues. The step-by-step structured approach meant you dealt with issues in “bite size” manageable chunks, that weren’t overwhelming. It’s the best money I ever spent”. I really appreciated the “after-care”, the follow up emails and knowing that my coach is available for further sessions should I need them.”
Susie Sandler, Lawyer