(Some of the following are from my LinkedIn profile)
She is always reliable and accessible
Sharon is a fabulous career coach who has helped me throughout my career path. She is always reliable and accessible for my career needs. She has helped me gain the skills and knowledge I have needed in my career. I also want her to be acknowledged for always responding to an email or phone call within 24 hours. I would absolutely recommend her to other people.
I have known Sharon for over six years now and am so grateful for the guidance and insight that she has provided me. Sharon assisted in helping me revamp both my educational and professional goals! I literally give Sharon credit every time that I mention to someone my experiences in applying to graduate school programs and finding a new job. Despite what she says, I do not think that I could have achieved my career goals (as fast) as I did. Sharon is highly motivating and has made me feel like a million bucks with countless potential for success. I consider her to be a personal and professional mentor of mine due to her vast knowledge of the educational, professional, and everyday realms.
Therapist, Youth Villages
Anyone needing career guidance need look no further
Anyone needing career guidance need look no further - work with Sharon. From our first phone call, I felt at ease and that she was actually invested in me as a person and not just as another client. Sharon took the time to get to know me, and helped me confront the overwhelming number of choices that are out there for career changers. She helped me hone in on several possible career paths that were both appealing to me and in demand, and guided me in making a final decision that has been very beneficial. The investment in hiring her has repaid itself many times over, and I will gladly turn to Sharon any time that I may need career advice in the future. I suggest that you do too!
e-Learning Designer and Developer
I could tell she really cared for *me*
When I was looking to advance my career, I came across Sharon’s website. I figured it would be worth it to give her a call to see if she could help me navigate this new path. I am SO glad I did. With Sharon’s expertise and wisdom I was able to land a new position that is more in line with what I’d like to do professionally. I had tried on my own periodically for the last several years, but was never successful in clenching that one position.
Sharon’s plan was very personalized and in-depth. She took the time to get to know me using both metrics (in terms of personality tests, personal evaluations, etc) and, what I believe to be, a natural-born talent to read people. Not only was her direction spot-on, I could tell she really cared for *me* and wanted the best for *me*. Seeing as how I had no knowledge of her prior, I’m more than certain this priceless feature is extended to all her clients.
I am so thankful I made that phone call when I did. If you’re considering career counseling, I implore you to at least give her a call and let her know your goals. I never once felt like I was listening to a sales pitch or she had any motivation other than a genuine desire to help people succeed. We are so fortunate to have a resource like her here in the Triangle area. Please check out her credentials to see the wealth of knowledge available and please know she will apply all of her knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals!
Sharon will work tirelessly
Sharon is a detail oriented person who counsels individuals as though that person was the only person in the world that matters. Sharon is conscientious and respects the client/coach relationship with the utmost of confidence. Sharon will work tirelessly for the benefit of the client to help them achieve their career goals.
Education Administrator at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
She takes the time to get to know you
Over the years Sharon has always shown the utmost in professionalism and knowledge of her craft. She takes the time to get to know you and what you are about, then apply it to your needs. I would not hesitate to have Sharon represent me or my business.
Radiologic Technologist at Spring Hill MRI
She truly understood me and my career path.
Sharon is amazing! She truly understood me and my career path. She has been able to understand my vision and she was able to make recommendations based on the information I told her. She was an excellent listener; she also made suggestions and various options to the ideas I had given her. I highly recommend her services to anyone. I will continue to use her services as I begin my process of pursuing new opportunities.
Masters in Science, Athletic Administration (2003) |Event Planner| Meeting Planner| Health Educator
Sharon served as a volunteer career counselor at The Women's Center working with clients of various backgrounds. She is detailed oriented, caring, energetic, and very creative. She is always looking out for the best interest of her clients even when she is not volunteering here. Anyone would be thrilled to have her on their team!!
Director, Site Integration and Collaboration at National Center for Child Traumatic Stress – Duke University
I recommend her to anyone looking for more out of life and career alike
Sharon is by far the most accomplished individual I've ever met. Upon our first meeting we made an instant connection. Her perceptive demeanor impressed me as soon as I sat down, she knew exactly how to communicate with me. Sharon's energy is contagious, soon after I met her I had no apprehension to taking the next step into attaining my professional goals. She lent her insight and creativity to helping me capture the most rewarding career. Sharon is an au fait career counselor, I recommend her to anyone looking for more out of life and career alike. She is well adapted to the ever changing job market and is so well plugged in that she immediately found other professionals in my field for me to speak with.
She has become a resource that I know I can bounce ideas off of, look to for guidance and count on for encouragement.
When you are looking to re-evaluate your career or change your career environment, I highly recommend Sharon. She is energetic, creative, thought provoking and gets you headed down the right path. I was at a point in my career where I was unsure of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. After hiring Sharon, she helped me evaluate my entire career, determine what I liked and disliked about the various jobs I had, and ultimately got me focused on what I wanted to do. Within months I had a new career in a new state. Sharon pushes you to move forward. I would highly recommend Sharon. She has become a resource that I know I can bounce ideas off of, look to for guidance and count on for encouragement.
GoodeInk | Branding. Communications. Marketing | 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Sub Mfg, Biotech
I cannot express in words how happy I am
I would like to thank you for your high-energy, professional direction and guidance in my career changing search. You treated me like I was a family member, not a client, and that make the world of difference in the confidence I had in you. As you know, I initially created my own resume and tried to go it alone for many months and thought all those years of experience would open the door to the perfect opportunity for me. Was I wrong! With you it took a month. I cannot express in words how happy I am that I found you with all the knowledge and experience that you bring to the competitive career search table.
Thank you for the One-of- A-Kind brilliantly written resume. Thank you for extracting the key points from my career experience that hiring managers look for. Thank you for the close guidance while I prepared my portfolio. Thank you for the close direction, and practice sessions preparing me for the hiring managers multiple phone interviews and in person interviews, down to the details on what jewelry and type and color suit and tie to wear. It goes without saying, thank you for the many insider and confidential type pointers that job seekers like me are not aware and you provided that make the difference between success and frustration. This is not good-bye, only, thank you. Rich
Retired Detective – Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Sharon provides current and powerful advice on how to position yourself for the goals you set for yourself and the situation you want to find. If you want to take your career to the next level, I highly recommend Sharon as a career advisor!
Inventor at Radiant Energy Circuits
Ms. McCormick is a very friendly and caring Career Counselor. She is reasonable in her price points and cares for her clients' well-being.
At BB&T Mortgage
I had the pleasure of first meeting Sharon McCormick in November 2007 and am I glad I did! Sharon is a gifted career coach. She helped me become a Licensed Certified Health and Wellness Coach, start my own corporation and own a web based business. She is a gem! If career change is your goal, you will find Sharon McCormick a fabulous coach and a great friend.
Owner, Good Health Coaching
Sharon McCormick has worked with our nonprofit company as a volunteer HR consultant for over two years. She is an extremely experienced and personable individual who has gone above and beyond to provide the professional help that our "hard-to-place" clients need in finding a job. I highly recommend her as a career coach.
Founder & CEO, InStepp, Inc.
Sharon is a high energy, go-getter with a more than exemplary work ethic. You can always be assured she will do her ultimate best with the task at hand.
Regulatory Specialist at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Sharon guides clients to find meaningful work
Even from reading her first e-mail message, I felt at my core that hiring Sharon was a smart move during my career change. Recently, I read an article that encapsulates her fabulous coaching techniques, ironically titled '10 Things Your Career Counselor Isn't Telling You'. The irony is in how skillfully Sharon covered each item listed in the article, and to the extent she worked to exceed my expectations and her duties in our contract. Sharon is foremost a realist. She knows her clients need employment, but she does more than help them find a paycheck. Through thoughtful evaluation of an individual's strengths and interests, Sharon guides clients to find meaningful work in the dizzying maze of employment ads and online search engines. Her coaching emphasizes self-examination and personal growth, and offers support to get past "mental obstacles" to success. I am thrilled with her work and highly recommend Sharon McCormick!
Writer, Editor, Marketing Specialist
She did more than what I asked
Sharon is an incredibly gifted professional who has helped me (and many others I am sure) see the potential they have. When transitioning from a governmental job to the outside market I wasn't able to see clearly my strengths and certainly not able to put them into a well written resume. The resume Sharon developed, helped get me the job and subsequently higher level jobs since. While it was Sharon's job to help me, she did more than what I asked and continues to be a valuable resource for me. Thank you Sharon – you have incredible talents and are a gift!
Council Advisor with Girl Scouts of the USA
She is very enthusiastic and loves sharing information
Sharon is great to work with. She is very enthusiastic and loves sharing information as well as new and unique ways to prepare for job interviews. She has marvelous insight into how to better conduct job searches and develop a career transition plan. I really appreciated the fact that Sharon’s career counseling and therapy backgrounds combined to provide me with exactly what I needed as I sought a different professional situation. I would highly recommend Sharon if you want that extra edge to get that interview and land that perfect job.
Sharon has been a terrific catalyst for my thinking and my ability to define my next steps in my career journey. She is energetic, supportive, insightful, and has wonderful tools that she's developed to articulate the core elements of career search to successfully landing a position or creating an opportunity. In addition, she's developed a phenomenal network of people to support any and every aspect of your work-life journey whether it's finding an existing position, creating a new opportunity, or developing your own business. Sharon is a gem!
Master Organizational Mechanic | Transformational Change Thought Leader | Systems Thinker | Speaker | Author |
Sharon McCormick is a wonderful resource, coach and strategist for navigating through the interview process and positioning oneself for advancement and career fulfillment.
Sales, Marketing and Coaching Professional
I would highly recommend working with Sharon
Sharon has been a great help in providing me all the necessary tools and advice to differentiate myself in a very competitive market. She made a significant difference in helping me transition to my ideal job. Sharon offers a flexible schedule, motivation to succeed, and the ability to boost your specific strengths to obtain the job that best fits your qualifications and desire. I would highly recommend working with Sharon if you want to see results in a short period of time.
Supply Chain Analyst at ArcelorMittal
I think Sharon is the best!
Sharon is truly an expert in her field, and I would recommend her to anyone. I have hired her on more than one occasion and got outstanding results. Most recently I was in need of a resume update. The revised resume Sharon gave me was so good that my phone rings off the hook with job prospects. She is very thorough, knowledgeable in the field and industrious. She also has a great way of motivating people and helping them to see their true value in today's marketplace. I think Sharon is the best!
I.T. Sales Customer & Vendor Relationship Expert: Prospecting / Negotiations / Sales / Outstanding Service & Retention
Sharon was instrumental in helping my career progress to the next level. Her energy, passion, and devotion are contagious, and I know that she truly cares about her clients. She is not only extremely knowledgeable in her field, but she is able to pass on that information clearly with a very positive and motivational approach.
Regional Representative at Spaten North America
She is quick, intelligent, and creative
Working with Sharon has been an amazing experience! She is quick, intelligent, and creative, and she uses these and other great qualities to enhance her work process and final product. I was continually impressed by Sharon's ability to multi-task while thinking outside the box to conjure cutting-edge ideas and solutions beyond the norm. Additionally, her attention and dedication to following up even after the completion of a project is exemplary and speaks to her work ethic and her character. Sharon cares for the people and projects with which she's involved, and it shows from Day 1. She is invested in her endeavors and those which help others. It has been my pleasure to work with Sharon McCormick; I highly recommend her to others.
Business, Education, and Technology
I highly recommend her work!
I first contacted Sharon in September 2010 and instantly felt that I had made the right decision. Sharon is very personable and made me feel comfortable in telling her stories from my life and career. She helped give me the confidence to take the next step in my career and not be afraid to speak up. Sharon has since started writing a weekly column for me and it has been a great experience as well. Her writing is relevant to my readers, and I have never had any issues with getting the column on time – and in a deadline-driven industry, this cannot be understated! My experience with Sharon was, and continues to be, one of high importance. I highly recommend her work!
Audience Development, Marketing and Publishing
Sharon is prompt, efficient and keeps her clients eager...
Sharon is truly an invigorating person. She has a lot of energy and demonstrates her enthusiasm in her work. She goes out of her way to find many resources for her clients to utilize when searching for jobs and is very knowledgeable in this area. Sharon is prompt, efficient and keeps her clients eager to search for employment or ways in which to improve upon their future.
Professor of Spanish, Catawba Valley Community College
It was wonderful how quickly Sharon got to know me and my needs and tailored our conversations to meet those needs immediately. She was great to work with and I've recommended her to family and friends who strongly agree.
Major Gifts Officer at Duke Medicine
I found Sharon not only fun to work with but very creative and knowledgeable in regards to career counseling.
Training Content Specialist at Time Warner Cable
Sharon is a great career counselor and coach. She is always available to you and provides you with the right knowledge and information you need. I would absolutely without a doubt recommend her to other people. I enjoy working with her. She has helped me a long way.
Healthcare Assistant pursuing a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration
She made the students laugh and she encouraged them to think.
I am so excited to write this recommendation for my friend, Sharon McCormick! My colleagues and I recently had the pleasure of having Sharon speak to a group of students in one of our career classes on campus at Miller-Motte College in Cary. She reinforced the importance of soft skills, offered solid interviewing techniques and let the students know the value of LinkedIn. Sharon presented the information in a format that was fun, interactive and spontaneous. She made the students laugh and she encouraged them to think. Everyone was absolutely mesmerized by Sharon, and they hung on her every word. The next day, students came up to me in the hallway, all smiles, and thanked me for bringing her into the classroom. They said, “The information was excellent and she was hilarious!” Sharon, thank you. We cannot wait for you to come back again and share your knowledge and experience with us.
Director of Career Services – Miller-Motte College – Raleigh and Cary
She is a great asset to our school due the her passion and dedication.
Sharon has been asked on several occasions to to assist students in my career management class here at Miller-Motte College in Cary. She has made some dynamic presentations in preparing students for their job search and interview experiences. Sharon's wealth of knowledge combined with her unique presentation style offers valuable tips for students in helping them "Crush the Competition". Sharon has also served on mock interview panels to assess student's interviewing skills while offering meaning feedback. She is a great asset to our school due the her passion and dedication. Keep up the Great Work!
General Studies Program Director at Miller-Motte College
Sharon assisted me as a graduate student completing a project. This connection turned out to be one of the best professional connections I have had. Sharon spiced up my resume and assisted in preparing me for a very important interview. Needless to say, my resume and sharpened interview skills won me the job. I am happy to say if it were not for Sharon's expertise, I may not have been prepared for the interview process, nor may my resume have stood out among the rest.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate at Peace of Mind, Inc.
If you are making a career/industry change, have Sharon on your team. Sharon will help you understand how you professionally shine and then will work with you to transform your online presence and resume so that others can understand that as well. Her depth of knowledge about how HR works and her resourcefulness are undeniable. I am confident I have the tools I need in this challenging economy to find my next job in my new city. Thank you, Sharon!
Implementation Analyst at Social Solutions
Sharon McCormick was a vital influence on my ability to get into Graduate School and become a more confident applicant. With my newly acquired skills in writing cover letters and my resume, I am constantly growing as a professional.
Day Treatment Therapist at Focus Behavioral Health Services
Her help boosted my confidence
Sharon is a great at what she does as career counselor and very helpful in giving correct advice and recommandation. She is an expert at career counsling work. Her help boosted my confidence, knowledge about how career advancement work etc… and above all I got a job I was looking for. She gave me great resources to work with. I am very satisfied with her, so that I have hired her multiple times. Thanks to Sharon for all her help.
QA Manager at Liaison Technologies
Sharon is sharp, quick witted
Sharon is sharp, quick witted and can distill complex ideas into streamlined presentations.
Nursing, Research, Writing
I had the pleasure of working with Sharon this semester
I had the pleasure of working with Sharon this semester during the Fall 2011 HR Management program at Duke. I was her program manager and have greatly enjoyed getting to know here over the last few months. She is constantly looking for ways she can improve herself which lends itself well to her tremendous thirst for knowledge. She always came prepared to class and offered insightful statements when appropriate. Sharon has an outgoing personality and she is truly a joy to have around.
Program Manager at Duke University
I offer a free 30-minute consultation to assess our fit in achieving your career goals. Contact me today. Call me at: 919-424-1244, or fill out my contact form. I return all calls or e-mails within 24 hours.
- The American Counseling Association
- Career Thought Leaders
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- National Career Development Association
- Society for Human Resources Management
- Society for Technical Communicators