Testimonials

Thinking about doing some coaching but not sure yet?
Check out what some of my favourite clients are saying…

 
 
Coaching
 

When I started coaching, I wanted a seemingly simple question answered (should I quit my job), but now Holly is helping me work through beliefs about my life and relationships that I didn’t realize I was carrying.

Through coaching, I’ve become more mindful of my thoughts, actions, and judgments, which has also made me less judgmental of other people.

Holly is amazing! She’s insightful, knowledgeable, and funny – plus she understands what it’s like to be a female engineer. I didn’t know anything about coaching beforehand (besides high school basketball), but now I recommend it to lots of people. Someone even asked me if Holly has a book he can buy because I wouldn’t stop talking about her great ideas.

Brenda, Urban Planner
Coaching Client


I was struggling a lot with imposter syndrome in my job. I came into the tech world later in life, so I often felt behind in my knowledge and skills. I would find myself questioning my abilities and often felt like I didn’t belong, and feared I would never be able to make it in the industry.

Holly helped me to identify some of the specific sources of my struggles and gave me practical suggestions for ways to better understand and deal with them. Having a better understanding of where my fears are coming and having some practical tools to deal with them has helped me feel much better equipped to tackle my struggles with imposter syndrome. I don’t feel as anxious now when I feel insecurities creeping in it at work – I’m able to take a step back, pause, identify where these thoughts are coming from and then move on to more positive thinking.

The most significant thing I’ve learned so far is that my biggest limitations come from my own false beliefs about myself and my insecurities. There aren’t all these people or other external factors holding me back — it’s me. The best way I can help myself is to change the way I view myself and correct the false beliefs I have about myself.

Holly is a fantastic listener and great at helping you work through your struggles, offering helpful, practical strategies for moving forward. I highly recommend working with her!

Abby, Software Developer
Coaching Client


Imagine you’re griping about something to a friend, but instead of nodding and encouraging you to gripe on, they turn around and say “Why haven’t you done something about this?” and just keep asking poignant and pertinent questions until you feel like you know how to move forward and resolve or change the situation. That’s coaching!

Working with Holly has given me more insight into myself and how I operate. I’ve got more consciousness about the sub-conscious things driving my actions and behaviours.

Jeanine, Product Manager
Coaching Client


Holly is amazing and very insightful. I felt like I could talk about anything and like I could be very open with her. Working with Holly was a great way to look at situations in a different light. I’m a lot happier now and feel like I can communicate my concerns in a better way.

Hilary, Civil Engineer
Coaching Client


Before our first session, the voice in my head was saying, “You’re already busy enough. do you really have time to talk about how busy you are?”. I was impressed by Holly’s respect for my time. She’s truly present in every conversation and it was always a productive hour. Working with her helped me effectively look at situations in a no-judgement environment. Go for it! You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Claire, Medical Equipment Sales
Coaching Client


 
 
Speaking
 

Holly’s talk on the 3 Pillars of Success for Women in Male-Dominated Industries was very interactive and relevant. If I had one wish it would be that we had more time with her! Holly is a great speaker and she discusses sensitive issues in a very constructive, direct manner. Very effective.

Cathy, SCWIST (The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology)
Speaking Engagement Client


Holly is interesting, entertaining, engaging and well researched! I loved Holly’s personal stories and also how she backed up her theories with research and stats.

Darelle, Women in Leadership Foundation
Speaking Engagement Client


 
 
Job Search Consulting
 

After nine months of struggling to break into the Vancouver job market without even a single interview, I turned to Holly for help. In our first session we completely transformed my resume and had me speaking confidently as I clearly described my past roles. Holly has a real gift for extracting what’s relevant and helping you see what you can’t see on your own, no matter how many hours you have spent staring at your resume. Within a week of my session with Holly I had two interviews and a job offer!  I couldn’t have broken out of my funk without her. If you are in a career rut, or just looking to make a move, I highly recommend Holly to help smooth your path. Thank you Holly for getting me where I couldn’t get to on my own!

Amanda, Chemical Engineer
Job Search Consulting Client


I approached Holly to improve my resume and cover letter in order to apply for senior level positions in my industry. Holly helped me review my current documents and tailor them to be more effective at targeting the specific positions I was considering. One thing I liked about her service is that she challenged me, in a respectful and constructive way, to re-think about how I was portraying my personal brand and value proposition to prospective employers. I found the experience very valuable and it provided me with skills and tips that I can leverage in the future.

Mark, Mining Engineer
Job Search Consulting Client