What clients are saying about Andrea’s elite career coaching program
“One of best investments I’ve ever made was hiring Andrea to coach me. I could tell from our first conversation Andrea was the person I needed to achieve my career goals. She forced me to fully commit to what I told her I wanted for myself. Andrea taught me what to do and how to stay on track to land my dream job. She helped me tailor my resume and answers for interviews to show my employer why I was the perfect candidate despite no previous experience in that field. Andrea’s guidance and my passion for my career has helped me exceed my current employer’s expectations. I’m happier and more fulfilled in my new career thanks to Andrea’s guidance. If you know what your dream job is and you’re willing to put in the effort to make it a reality, Andrea will help you make it happen.”
Melissa Lipomi, graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search group coaching program
NEW CAREER: Melissa went from a blue collar factory job to a white collar credit counseling position in a new city.
“Andrea is an outstanding mentor. I love the fact that she hand picks her clients. When I had my first conversation with her, I was so hesitant about telling her what I wanted to accomplish. She put me at ease by simply being willing to listen. When I started working with her, I had an epiphany that there was someone out there who understood everything that I had gone through. More importantly, I realized that I didn’t have to compromise or make excuses. Pro Tip: Andrea does not deal in excuses or compromises. If she takes you on, you either do the work or you lose out. I learned and am still learning so much from her. It’s ok if you don’t know what you want to do with your career, as long as you know what you out of your life. She helped me embrace all of the things that I had done before and all of the things that I want to achieve. Andrea changed my life because I never thought that I would ever be able to tell a prospective employer about my true weaknesses and STILL get the offer. She worked with me and showed me how to own my true weaknesses and present them as strengths. I have a career that I enjoy while still being able to focus on the important things outside of my job. I also have the tools to create the life that I want as things change. She has taught me to enjoy what I have while reaching for more – if I want or need it. Andrea showed me that there is always a path to what I need if I am willing to open myself up to what I want.”
Chasity Moody, graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search group coaching program
NEW JOB: Chasity landed a telecommuting position that allows her to work from home and the job exceeded her salary requirements.
“Andrea’s program really works! I was offered my dream job shortly after completing her program. I knew where I wanted to go in my career, but I wasn’t sure how to get there. Andrea showed me the way. She is a very positive coach who will believe in you and encourage you to believe in yourself. She is there for a confidence boost or to challenge you when needed. Her eight week program with modules and homework assignments is well structured and builds accountability. I learned how to search for jobs, build a network, tailor my resume, write a killer cover letter, optimize LinkedIn, rock an interview and so much more! I highly recommend her as a career coach.”
Kim Davies, graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search group coaching program
CAREER COMBO: Kim learned how to combine her previous careers in marketing and cooking to land the dream job she always wanted.
“I knew I wanted to make a job change and I thought I needed professional help to refresh and update my resume. After speaking with Andrea, I was confident she could help, but it took me a year to get serious about my job search. After engaging Andrea, I learned her services went well beyond crafting my resume — it was a full 8 week career coaching course. Honestly, I was skeptical at first. I had great experience and fabulous contacts. I just needed an updated resume. I was anxious to get started. Couldn’t I save a little money and time and do just the resume part? The ‘No’ answer paid dividends.
I committed to the full 8-week course and Andrea invested in my future. She really pushed me to drill down into what I wanted and tailor my resume and search skills to achieve that goal. It was not easy. No shortcuts. She pushed when needed and pushed back if I tried to cut corners. What I wanted — and what I got — was not a new and different job, but a radical career change. A career change that reflected not my career history, but the path I identified for happiness. I can honestly say that without Andrea’s guidance and support, I would not have been prepared to make the leap I did, nor would I have been prepared to find the perfect career I did. People are happy when they find what they want to do, what they are good at, and then they do it. That is where Andrea is — she is an unbelievable career coach, is happy in what she does, and she will make you a better job candidate. Andrea will set you on the right path to find the career you want. I recommend Andrea Wilson Woods without reservation. Best of luck with Andrea and your future endeavors.”
Allen Kilgore Jr., graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search group coaching program
NEW CAREER: Allen learned how to use his transferable skills to rebrand himself to find a career that not only fulfills him but also allows him to live in Costa Rica with his family.
“I committed to Andrea’s course (Jump Start Your Job Search group coaching program) and it was one of the best decisions I have made. I could feel that my resume and interviewing skills got much better. I love her mindset practice because I could feel that it has changed my mindset to more positive thinking. She has helped me not only as a coach but also as a mentor. Even after the program, Andrea frequently checked in with me about my job search and mindset practice, which I really appreciate. I have scored more interviews after her course. I highly recommended her course to anyone who wants not only to change their career path but also to change their outlook about career and life to more of a positive note.”
Linh Mai, graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search group coaching program
NEW JOB: Linh realized she had accepted a salary far below the average for her education and accomplishments. With new confidence and skills, she moved across the country to her favorite city Seattle. She landed a new job with a higher salary and the type of mentoring boss she had always wanted.
“What I most enjoyed about working with Andrea was her ability to translate her life’s experiences into relevant applications for my career coaching. This not only made her approachable, it allowed me push beyond my comfort levels toward real growth. I highly recommend taking her courses and gaining the insight of her vision for your future. She helped me to build the mother of all resumes, craft a genuine brand, and tell my story in Netflix biopic proportions. My time with Andrea resulted in a renewed confidence in my abilities and respect for my talents, ultimately translating into a more positive self-image. Can’t thank her enough!”
Erin London West, graduate of Andrea’s’ Jump Start Your Job Search VIP Intensive program
PROMOTION: Erin chose to stay with her current company but now she works in a more regional capacity that uses more of her talents and skills.
“Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search VIP Intensive is one of the best investments I’ve made in my career. Being in the process of shifting my career focus, I wanted some support in repackaging myself in a new professional direction. This work with Andrea provided all that and much more. Not only do I have a brand new resume, bio, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and Tell-Me-About-Yourself story, Andrea also shared tools and ideas that empower me to lead my own search and development from here on. Thank you, Andrea!”
Lesley Hart, graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search VIP Intensive program
NEW CAREER: Lesley used her experience and transferable skills to switch industries and join her second start-up company, where she is building a team from scratch.
“Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search (JSYJS) program provides in-depth professional knowledge above and beyond simply jump starting a job search. Andrea does not simply relay information. She builds, sculpts, and molds her clients to be prepared to handle any possibility, surprise, or outcome that arises as one searches for a new job or career path. I highly recommend JSYJS to everyone on any walk through their career path. You simply never know when you will need these skills. You also never know if you are getting a coach who is simply doing their job or genuinely wishes for you to succeed. Andrea is the latter, which makes her program that much more effective.”
Kathleen Gonzalez, graduate of Andrea’s Jump Start Your Job Search VIP Intensive program
NEW JOB: With new skills and confidence, Kathleen landed a new job in a new city when she relocated to another state to be with her partner.
What clients are saying about Andrea’s coaching and writing
“You are clearly an experienced, compassionate, and creative counselor.”
Andrea is one of only three career coaches from Alabama listed in What Color Is Your Parachute’s coach directory from 2017 – 2019.
“Andrea assisted me with rewriting my resume twice now. The first time she completely reconfigured my resume, I had a new job within one month. The second time, she helped me add my new job skills and reword key parts of my resume. I had a new job within three days. She uses her skills as a writer and recruiter to help craft the best resume possible for the job. I would definitely use Andrea again for resume writing. *Top qualities: creative, expert, great results!”
Doug Dickinson, former two-time resume client (2008, 2010) and Sr. Desktop Engineer at Mercy Housing
“I had the most AMAZING coaching session today where in 30 minutes I was able to move through overwhelm into a peaceful, focused plan of action. I felt completely supported, acknowledged, and validated. Andrea is a STRONG coach who isn’t afraid to go there with her clients. She’s funny, gutsy, and intuitive. She has a real passion for picking up on Inner Critic blocks. So excited to watch her soar!”
Jenny Fenig, Spiritual Business Coach + Brand Strategist
“Andrea Wilson Woods comes highly recommended! She is a true professional who upholds the ethical standards of the International Coach Federation. Andrea is a passionate breakthrough coach that has a special niche in bringing clarity to your business vision. A session with her is empowering, enlightening, and a worthy investment. I personally have worked with Andrea on getting clear on my service offerings and determining how to structure my business for success. She asks powerful questions that open up new possibilities: the result is a sure breakthrough in thinking, committed actions and a new sense of confidence on the path forward.”
Tamrah Barber, President of Extreme Teen Leaders
“Andrea is a powerful coach. She is direct, grounded and always holds space for the big picture. During our time together, I felt supported and challenged in the best ways possible. I would come to a session with a chaotic swirl of thoughts and leave with a clear action plan to move me towards my goals.”
Elizabeth Winheld, business & mindset coach for fempreneurs
“Andrea Wilson Woods is an incredible coach. She is a wonderful listener, she is encouraging, and provides clear methodology to assist in shaping a career or life coaching in general. I would refer to anyone who is looking to change their lives, she is always walking her talk and is always in integrity with her message and her work. In my sessions with Andrea, I have gotten fantastic feedback. As a coach speaking to another coach, she helped direct me towards solutions. Andrea’s coaching style is clear, light and warm. There is never any feeling of judgement or repression, only open communication filled with reverence for her clients.”
Alissa Taglione, Owner of Vivant Coaching