Jean Fagan - Executive Career Coach
“I had been looking for a job, and although I'm talented in many areas, I was having trouble articulating exactly what made me valuable to a prospective employer. It was rather like not being able to "see the forest for the trees". Jean was able to get me to see my own personal "why it matters" and from it, formulate an "elevator speech" that got attention. In addition, she helped me distill my resume down to the "right stuff" and kept my spirits up during a long "roller-coaster ride" of a job search. I'm now in a job that I enjoy very much and I give Jean a lot of the credit for getting me going in the right direction and producing the desired result.” July 5, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, and Creative
- Connie Muryn hired Jean as a Career Coach
“I worked with Jean for many years, but it wasn’t until I found myself without a job that her strengths as a friend and advocate shined through. Always upbeat, Jean encouraged me when I was down. Jean spoke with me, asked questions, and listened to me about what I wanted in life. She kept me focused toward that goal. Jean was compassionate to my situation while urging me to take the next step. She constantly reminded me about my accomplishments and everything I had to offer. She helped keep my confidence high. With Jean’s encouragement I was able to move forward.”
- Mary Pittaro, Project Management – Website/Portal Coordinator, Roche
was with another company when working with Jean at Fundamental Connections
“I was going through a career transition when I began working with Jean. I have a diverse background and felt I didn't have a clear focus on the direction I wanted to move my career. Jean helped me remove the clutter and focus on what I wanted as a career, not just a job. She used creative techniques to enhance not only my interview skills, but also encouraged me to learn from mistakes and previous actions.
Jean uses sound judgment based on her broad experiences
and demonstrated to me her strong listening skills. She encouraged me to overcome resistance to new ideas and to optimize my skills. I would highly recommend Jean as a "Career Coach" to anybody in transition as she displays fresh thinking and encourages you to take
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
- Michael Tokar MS, PMP hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2010
“Jean Fagan provided executive coaching for me in early 2010 utilizing the Sherpa Coaching method. With the help of a variety of tools [both Sherpa provided materials and additional resources], Jean helped me identify an area in my professional life that I felt that would improve the level of my performance. In a very focused manner over a three-month period, Jean assisted me in identifying, implementing and modifying [as needed] strategies for success.
While the Sherpa and supplemental material were of value, it was Jean’s experience, skill set and empathy that really provided the added value to this process. Rather than apply a cookie-cutter approach, Jean really took the time to determine the approach that would work best for me, and to modify that approach as necessary.
I highly recommend Jean for anyone looking to strengthen an area of his or her professional performance. She helped me to align my efforts with my goals in a more effective way. I hope to be able to work with Jean again in the future as I face new challenges [at a minimum to be able to refine my skill set].”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, and Expert
- Howard Cohen, CFA hired Jean as a Career Coach in 2010