Career Test Testimonials

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I’m in a job I absolutely love.  

You may remember me – I took a few other sessions from you when “my company” was “reengineering”. Well, with some thanks to you, I’m in a job I absolutely love.

Pam, Senior Account Manager    July 12, 2008  
Lots has happened to me since we last met...  

I value the time I spent with you [last year], and I appreciate your professional and very human style at performing your good work. Thank you for tapping into me and getting me going. Lots has happened to me since we last met. . . I hope you enjoyed the work I've sent your way. I've heard nothing but positive feedback about you. NO Surprise. Thanks for all your great work, Marjorie!*

Jaye Stroud    April 19, 2002  
Be true to yourself!  

I've been working with Marjorie off and on for 2 years now and she has been instrumental in helping me evaluate my skills and career interests. One important point I learned from her career coaching is that you have to be true to yourself in pursuing job opportunities and promotions . . . And IT WORKS!

Janelle Brinks, Director, Business Integrity, US West International, Inc.    June 1, 2008  
Enjoy working with you.  

I truly enjoy working with you - Thanks for all your support and encouragement.

TC, Media One (went from front-line manager to VP in New York City)    February 12, 2009  
I’m on the right track and I’m a lot happier!  

I was on the fast track, doing well, making money, but I wasn’t happy. Working with Marjorie has been a win/win situation. Instead of the fast track, I’m on the right track and I’m a lot happier. I believe a talented, dedicated person like Marjorie cannot go unrecognized because it is so seldom one encounters individuals of this caliber in any field. It is also just as seldom that I would write a letter of this nature.

Lynn, Paralegal    March 29, 2010  
WHAT career would be best with my abilities?  

The reason I took the THAB test in November and went through the process is to determine WHAT career would be best with my abilities, and I told you that entrepreneur was my choice and I was beginning to work toward that goal. My business name below is registered with the state, I have opened up a business bank account, and the accountant comes to set up my books next week. . . . Thank you for your help in being catalysts toward that goal, and thank you for continuing to help me learn to grow my business correctly.

Carolee Laughton, Writing, Editing, Graphic Design & Media Services    March 18, 2014  
I feel like I just might get somewhere.  

I just called to give you a heartfelt "thank you". For once I feel like I just might get somewhere. So once again thank you.

C King, after initial appointment    May 26, 2012  
My true calling in life.  

When I took this test my senior year of college I thought it was a big waste of my time and wanted to get it done with as fast as possible. Now that I am a junior in college I have noticed that the things that were revealed in the test were actually correct. It said my number one thing was law enforcement and after switching my major three times I have finally realized that law enforcement is what I want to do. I would like to thank Marjorie Hofer for her test and helping me find my true calling in life.

Jeff, Service Manager    July 26, 2014  
Best resume class ever.  

This is the best resume class ever. I learned so much more in 3 hours than I ever have in the all day resume course I took as part of my separation package. This was outstanding.

Kevin, Telecommunication Engineer    May 8, 2008  
Doubled my salary.  

As I reflect on the past year, I look back in amazement because I took the risk and landed a job that I hand picked and more than doubled my salary. Again, thank you.

Andy Fish, Qwest Telecommunications    November 14, 2011  
The Path  

The Path is a tool for employees who want to sharpen and improve their leadership skills. This class helps people deal with issues that can get in the way of personal effectiveness. What I came away with is the opportunity to use my personal values in a way that absolutely supports principle-centered leadership. . . . the follow-up career coaching, improves the people skills and understand the power of personal leadership

Joanne York, USWC PR Manager    February 11, 2011  
Most comprehensive course.  

This is the best, most knowledgeable, most comprehensive course in career planning I’ve been exposed to. Your intuitive ability is what sets your course apart, I think.

Peter, Manager of Occupational Employees    June 12, 2008  
Approach work more positively.  

Marjorie Wall Hofer has helped me sift through static, identify problem areas, and to develop "tactics" to approach work more positively.

Susan Turner, MediaOne    November 14, 2010  
Great working with you!  

It's been great working with you and THANK YOU!

Neal Ogburn    April 22, 2007  
Very Happy!!  

I have been very happy to have the help from the consultant. I am pleased about the help I've had.

Deborah Irvin, Investment Specialist, CWA    June 7, 2012  
Marjorie’s ability to bring meaning to the results is what sets her apart...  

Career development and leadership training can be very subjective. I find working with subjective information unsettling and ultimately not effective. The testing (THAB, MBIT, SII) provided the basis (and the facts) from which we were able to begin working on my career development. While the career assessment tests themselves were very creative, insightful and helpful, it was Marjorie’s ability to bring meaning to the results that sets her apart from all other career coaches I have worked with. She is able to see beyond the numbers and descriptors to bring deeper insight to the results.

Brian Curtiss , Finance Director, National Company    October 15, 2009  
Knowing myself, I have been able to make the changes I needed...  

The career assessment tests have allowed to me know myself better. Not only my strengths and weaknesses, but desires and needs. By knowing myself, I have been able to make the changes I needed (and constantly need) to focus on what is important, which has allowed me to be more successful than I thought possible prior to meeting Marjorie.

Brian Curtiss , Finance Director, National Company    July 24, 2012  
Success for me!  

Expertise evident! Always recommends solutions to everyone's issues. It been a success for me!

Teri Pfenneberger    June 29, 2012  
I have grown a lot.  

I have grown a lot as a result of your career coaching and am very pleased

Natalie Jenkins, COO, PREPinc.com    August 6, 2002  
Thank you so much for your time and guidance...  

Thank you so much for your time and guidance. It was very helpful and I am delighted to have your suggestions . . . getting back so quickly while your ideas are still fresh in my mind.

Cecilia Travis, US West Communications    May 27, 2008  
Successfully escaped!  

I was part of one of your groups while I was in the Carrier Division here in Minneapolis a couple of years back. I have successfully escaped and moved to Small Business, where I can sleep at night, I am making considerably more money, much happier, have a window seat, and am about 2 years away from retirement at age 50! I also wanted to say thanks again for your help getting me through a very difficult time in my career. I hope that you are doing well, both career wise and with your life outside.

Tom Lenderink, Junior College Student - Dart College    October 2, 2013  
Such a great coach!  

You are so creative and resourceful! The things that make you such a great coach. I miss you and am interested in getting myself back 'online' with you.

Cheri Tilton    July 17, 2011  
Enjoying my New Career  

After spending 33 miserable years in a career that didn’t suit me, I was finally in a position to leap to something more fulfilling.  But I had no idea what that was.  A friend suggested that I consult with Marjorie Wal Hofer to help me find my way.  The battery of career assessment tests explained why my career was so unsatisfying and validated my need to make a change.  We explored several options, and I’m now living life with passion and joy in my new career.  I can’t begin to thank her enough for guiding me on my journey.

Jan R. Business Analyst, Former Dish Network    November 10, 2016  
Discovered my career path...  

I was helped to discover my career path through a battery of career assessment tests and assessments. Now, I am enrolled in a bachelor's degree. I do believe that my education will help me re-enter the job market. I am finding that the minimum requirement for employment with most companies is a bachelor's degree

Leann Vogel Data Specialist, Qwest Communications    April 17, 2011  
I couldn't have done it without you!  

I couldn't have done it without you!

Jan Rogers, Business Analyst, DishNetwork    January 17, 2010  
Life has turned around 360 degrees....  

Thank you so much for all the time and effort. Life has turned around 360 degrees, is still changing and I will always remember how you took the extra time to see me . . . and the extras that you do for others too.

Kathabelle    June 27, 2009  
I finally did it!  

Thank you so very much for all your help and encouragement. I finally did it; I have enrolled [in college] in their Engineering Technology/Computer Aided Manufacturing and Automated Systems program. I am really enjoying the classes. Thanks again!!!

Rodney Cross    September 12, 2006  
Difference in my life!  

I want to take this opportunity to say THANKS or everything you gave me. You have made a difference in my life and I will not forget. I have [also] thoroughly enjoyed the relationship [in consulting and career coaching] we had together.

Mike Pero, US West Communications    May 18, 2008  
I know where I want to go.  

[My coach's] astute questioning . . . led me down an entirely different path [than I was on]. Thanks to her career coaching, I am now doing what I want and love. I have achieved a greater level of job satisfaction and more importantly, I know where I want to go.

James S, Manager    January 7, 2009  
Helps others make their career lives right!!!  

I am going to miss you, out of all the [consultants] I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only did your smile light up the room, but your knowledge and willingness to help others make their career lives right.

CWA Union 7777 Representative, Dave Vigil    January 8, 2011  
Cut through the noise!  

Marjorie has the ability to cut through the noise and get to the heart of an individual - the place were decisions begin.I appreciate your guidance, "career coaching" and friendship! One of the biggest blessings in my "career" change.

Susan, US WEST Communications    May 7, 2008  
Positive influence and strength you've given me.  

I want to thank you for the time we spent together and the positive influence and strength you've given me. You are terrific.

Lisa Parkinson    May 1, 2014  
I was hired at my first interview. . .  

The interest test [SII], the personality test [MBTI® ] and the Highlands Ability Battery [that I took] all indicated one area where I would flourish: writing. . . .[and] each test confirmed and clarified [that] direction. . .
Looking at all my abilities in combination, Marjorie further defined my strengths. “Your profile indicates you should consider writing that communicates a message for an organization, or teaches others about it,” she told me.
[After my first semester in journalism at college, I noticed]. . . a local company was looking for a writer for its online disability site, a major player in the national market. I was hired at my first interview. . .
Last week, my boss asked me to stay in the conference room after our team meeting. I prepared myself for the worst, as our company has had several rounds of layoffs. [Instead . . ] she said, “I want to offer you a formal [fulltime] job.”

Debbie Marsh, Re-entry to Job Market -- now Fully employed Journalist    November 14, 2012  
Marjorie’s guidance has given me the clarity and confidence to move forward without doubt or fear.  

The career assessment tests administered by Marjorie, including the Myers-Briggs® , Strong Interest Inventory, and Highlands Battery Test were very useful in gaining greater insight into the fields and work environments which would potentially lead to a more fulfilling and rewarding career. These career assessment tests along with Marjorie’s guidance have given me the clarity and confidence to move forward without doubt or fear. Marjorie is both professional and an expert in her field as well as a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend working with her to anybody.

Timberli Graham, Marketing Director    November 10, 2016  
I'm a better employee and person.  

I came in to update my resume. I ended up redefining my relationship to work and leadership, and driving up productivity. The overall result is that I'm a better employee and person.

Joanne York, USWC PR Manager    May 29, 2001  
Excellent Seminar!!  

Excellent Seminar!! I’ve been recommending it to many individuals. When I first registered to take this group of sessions, I was not thrilled. I was just satisfying my boss who recommended I take them. I’ve taken Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs® career assessment tests in the past and found no value since there was no accompanying assistance. After reviewing the results with you I very much buy into the results. Thanks.
I really appreciated your professional, pleasant manner. You are very knowledgeable. Thanks.

Keith, Forecasting Manager    October 4, 2011  
I can move on now!  

THANK YOU! For all your help in career directions and answered questions during the past years. I am sure many employees have been as grateful [as I]. I can move on now!

Jackie Evans, Clerk, Qwest    March 3, 2009  
Career Test Combos  

The Highlands and Myers-Briggs® in combination have been most useful in the growth and development of my career and myself as an individual.

Brian Curtiss , Finance Director, National Company    September 22, 2011  
Rockin' and rollin' on this end!  

Things are really rockin' and rollin' on this end - thanks in large part to your help! We're off to LA next week - things are happening so fast!! It's all wonderfully exiting. If you saw me today you probably wouldn't even recognize me. The stress completely gone and I'm having a blast with my new life. Stay tuned....

Jan R, Business Analyst to Funded Independent Movie Writer / Producer    April 27, 2005  
Thanks for your honesty, candor and guidance.  

I just want to thank you for all your insight and help! I have contacted [people] about career opportunities. Thanks for your honesty, candor and guidance.

Johnathan Dunn, Wild at Heart    February 17, 2009  
Be true to yourself!  

I've been working with Marjorie off and on for 2 years now and she has been instrumental in helping me evaluate my skills and career interests. One important point I learned from her career coaching is that you have to be true to yourself in pursuing job opportunities and promotions . . . And IT WORKS!

Janelle Brinks, Director, Business Integrity, US West International, Inc.    May 29, 2008  
Thank you, most of all, for the assistance and direction.  

Thank you. Thank you for the understanding. Thank you for the tools. Thank you, most of all, for the assistance and direction.

When I [started], I was quite lost. As I said the first [time], I had done about 40 different things in my life, [ and yet] I felt like a failure. . . . [Then] imagine my feeling of hopelessness when the test results came back and told me nothing more than what I already knew. I'm not sure exactly what made things started to turn around for me. Reading and evaluating the test results. Interacting with people in the class. Reading the [recommended resources]. Sitting face-to-face with [people in jobs I thought I'd like] and asking them hard, searching questions. Most of all being supported by you.

You told me it would be hard to do this evaluation right.You told me I was at a stage where I would be confused. Every time you told me I would need time to think, you knocked out a stone from the wall of self-doubt. Without your direction the tools [career assessment tests and resources] might very well have been useless. Thank you for showing us how to use those tools and believe in ourselves while using them. If I can help in any way, if I can share my experience with any others, please let me know.

Richard Osada    May 1, 1989  
Getting me started on my goal.  

I appreciate your support in getting me started on my goal. You have influenced me even though we have not visited regularly - in my heart I felt that you believed in me and I did not want to let you down. Thank you for the positive influence.

Dave Vigil    February 23, 2009  
She asks the hard questions.  

Marjorie [my coach] has the unique ability to identify the unresolved core issues in your life and to challenge you to address them. She asks the hard questions. . . I love talking with you and wish we lived closer.

Gail, MediaOne Marketing Manager    August 3, 2013  
You put me in the right direction...  

Thanks for all the information, Marjorie. I definitely feel like you put me in the right direction. I am excited to follow up on all the information you provided me. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I will be in touch with you soon.

Gerry Rinn Qwest Communications    January 22, 2010  
Such a tremendous success!  

I wanted to "thank you" for your time and your great inspiration to me the last few months. I understand by working with you why you are such a tremendous success in what you do and your great ability to help people.

Lisa    July 11, 2015  
ahhas!!  

"Originally I didn’t think the career assessment tests [THAB &MBTI® ] would tell me THAT much. But they did. And the follow-up questions [in the consult process] gave me some important “ahhas”."

Lydia B, IT Manager, Fortune 500 Insurance Company    August 23, 2010  
CAREER ASSESSMENT TEST AND TESTING  

The interest test [SII], the personality test [MBTI® ] and the Highlands Ability Battery [that I took] all indicated one area where I would flourish: writing. . . .[and] each test confirmed and clarified [that] direction. . .
Looking at all my abilities in combination, Marjorie further defined my strengths. “Your profile indicates you should consider writing that communicates a message for an organization, or teaches others about it,” she told me. 
[After my first semester in journalism at college, I noticed]. . . a local company was looking for a writer for its online disability site, a major player in the national market.  I was hired at my first interview. . .
Last week, my boss asked me to stay in the conference room after our team meeting.   I prepared myself for the worst, as our company has had several rounds of layoffs.  [Instead . . ] she said, “I want to offer you a formal [fulltime] job.”

Debbie Marsh, Re-entry to Job Market  -- now Fully employed Journalist    November 10, 2016  
Realize my mission.  

Thanks to you and Kathy (d 12.19.10) for being "there" to help me uncover and begin to realize my mission. You both are true "constellations" in this adventure of discovery!!
My gratitude always.

Keith Leonard    December 19, 2010  
THANKS for everything you gave me.  

I want to take this opportunity to say THANKS for everything you gave me. You have made a difference in my life and I will not forget. I have [also] thoroughly enjoyed the relationship [in consulting and career coaching] we had together.

Mike Pero, US West Communications    May 18, 2008  
It also showed that I was able to go back to school  

My initial experience was to do a personality test to see where I want to be in my career path and what degree would best help me succeed in the business world. The test reinforced the idea of finance and that a degree in that field would be my best course of action. These career assessment tests help me to better understand myself and realize why I do some of the things that I do. It also showed that I was able to go back to school. It encouraged me, and kept me going class after class.

Robert Flanders, Investment Specialist    December 3, 2009  
My fabulous Leadership Coach!  

Thank you again for your assistance yesterday. I think I am getting "it". Pat [VP] thinks that I have achieved quite a bit in six months. . . . Oh, I even inserted a "plug" for you,
my fabulous Leadership Coach!

Susan Turner, MediaOne    May 21, 2013  
My career has been continually advancing!  

In just 39 months I have advanced from a Technical Clerk at US West to a Payroll Analyst at Ball Corporation to an Accountant at Ball Aerospace. My career has been continually advancing even though our country is in economical hard times.

In just 39 months I have advanced from a Technical Clerk at US West to a Payroll Analyst at Ball Cor    August 12, 2009  
Continue our relationship  

Thanks so much for your help. Hope to continue our relationship in 1999 with your career coaching. I'm sure I will be a "winner" soon.

Thanks, Siri    September 14, 1998  
Yours gets straight “A’s”  

I don’t often give such high scores for workshops, but yours gets straight “A’s”. You know your material so well you can teach it to a wide range of us students. You took time for everyone.

Scott, Training Manager    August 19, 2007  
You truly have a gift.  

I have recommended you to many people, as you did a lot for me. I thank you sincerely for the expertise you've acquired, and doubly thank you for the side of you that shares that knowledge with others. You truly have a gift.

Carolee Laughton, US West Communications    June 19, 2008  
The Path  

Exciting, exhilarating, and dynamic - The Path [Creating your Mission and Vision Statements] moved me from trying to figure out my career to LIVING my passion/mission.

Keith Leonard, US West    May 16, 2010  
I wanted control of my career.  

I came to [get consulting services] because I wanted control of my career. Through her career coaching, Marjorie Wall Hofer has given me the skills and knowledge to take control and stay in the drivers seat. Her expertise has helped me understand what it takes to compete in the job market."

Andy Fish, US West Communications    May 7, 2008  
Empowered for life!  

This year, after sorting through years of school, career plans, and researching job opportunities, Marjorie helped me find what I was looking for! Her sincere interest and passion for helping others has left me empowered for life!

Deb Place, Qwest Contractor    May 9, 2008