| It's wonderful to get
positive feedback. I often ask my clients to fill out an evaluation form
as we wrap up the coaching. For confidentiality reasons, I've protected
the identities of those being quoted. For attributed testimonials, please take a look at my LinkedIn and Yelp recommendations. Here's what clients,
colleagues, and supervisors say about my coaching:
Piazzale is excellent as a career coach - from helping with informational reviews, to resume tips,
to networking, negotiating and interview help. However, what he
adds above and beyond that skill set (and what was most
important to me as a client), was empathy,
and understanding for each
I was not given a standard coaching arc but rather he was able to read my personality and
make suggestions I was comfortable with, in a time frame that
worked for me.
down by 2+ years of unemployment, frustration,
depression, anger and hopelessness I investigated the help of a career
immediately clicked with Steve. Compassionate
but firm, Steve guided me out of the endless trap of self doubt
and onto strengthening
my PSRs, self confidence, interview skills, focus and overall outlook. I now have a dream job as a Business Analyst,
full time employee at Cisco Systems. I could
not have presented myself confidently without Steve's help. I continue monthly meetings with Steve to ensure
my career is as fine tuned as possible. Way
to go Steve !!" -- D.T., Mountain View
"I can't thank you enough for the guidance you gave me. I never would have thought to take the risk to put in the personal pitch at the end. Plus, meeting with you gave me the confidence to just 'go for it.' So I'm in Illinois in August! Thanks again for meeting with me on such short notice. I know I wouldn't be heading to the mid-West without your guidance!" --J.E., San Jose
"The structured approach of the coaching relationship combined with focus on my career goals and the brass tacks of job-hunting created a powerful momentum. This focus and momentum really increased both my confidence and effectiveness. Coaching was the antidote to job-search self-doubt and anxiety. Your advice on how to negotiate a good salary paid for the price of our coaching sessions five times over!" -- H.G., San Francisco
"… a charismatic
wonderful coach and human being. His way of working with people
is one that
shows a distinct empathy for each person he deals with, and he has the
ability to give his complete attention and interest to each person…he
the kind of emotional safety so necessary to anyone who is in career
and who requires an empathetic and heartfelt approach as well as
practical action steps. I can highly recommend his services to anyone
for an expert in the career coaching field." --
S.O., Mountain View
"…an impressively competent guide to career development. He is compassionate as well as professional and has a wonderful understanding of work life. He eagerly shares his knowledge and expertise, always offering support and flexibility. Steve exhibits care in evaluating his client's readiness for new material, while encouraging development of useful skills. He is a marvelous resource with an impressive range of knowledge.
Steve successfully mentored
me in the development of a stunning resume, the establishment of
comfort in the
interview process, and the confident self-appreciation of my own skills
abilities. I have a wonderful
new job and am pleased to say that Steve was an
important part in making that dream come true." -- G.O., San Jose
"You are very passionate about what you do…you truly know what you are talking about. If I did not get your help, I would most likely have no clue as to what I would want to do and I would be drifting around aimlessly doing things I don't want. I now know where I'm going and I am happier because of it. I was in good hands and could trust you. You were very effective and very professional. You were a great influence on me and I have gained a tremendous amount after having worked with you. With you, I felt at ease immediately." -- M.S., Palo Alto
"I will sing your praises to anyone I meet who needs a career coach, because I think you're bright, sensitive, intuitive, and articulate, and very well-matched to your profession...I've met plenty of people who are therapists (or coaches) who do not have all of these qualities, and who probably will never have them, no matter how much training they receive. So, high marks for you." P.W., San Francisco
"Steve is an excellent career coach. He taught me how to network effectively, how to present myself, and how to position my resume. As a result, I was able to negotiate a difficult career transition during a period of high unemployment and land on my feet with a rewarding growth position." -- K.H. , San Jose
I contacted Steve to help me to transition back to work, in a new industry. I thought that I was looking for some simple advice on improving my resume, writing job applications and attending interviews. Although Steve is very skilled in these areas, the process that he took me through did much more than simply improve my job hunting ability.
He took me on a journey that helped me to make sense of the many conflicts and emotions that are associated with returning to work. I was forced to take a long, hard look at my life and build a case for my future. It helped me to draw out my key skills, priorities and challenges and allowed me to build myself a strategy for moving forward. That might not sound like a big deal. But it is. Because that occurred within a context where my self confidence was diminishing and where my nights were sleepless because I could not decide what best to do. And now I feel a surge of confidence: confidence in myself – who I am and what I do - and confidence in the path I have chosen.
I move forward with a dramatically improved resume and much improved job hunting skills - but more importantly I move forward with energy and enthusiasm, with confidence and at peace. " -- L.R., Mountain View
"Steve Piazzale is the best career and life coach in the Bay Area. He performs amazing feats and gets you the job you want and places you way above the competition…This guy is a Stanford grad, he will blow you away with his expertise and is in everybody's Rolodex.
Clients love him for his honesty and professionalism. He never ceases to amaze me with his inventiveness and spontaneity. He works very hard for his clients and elicits the best results for them and will get the best job you are looking for.
walk on water but he skims across it pretty well without getting more
than a light
mist on his shoes. " J.B.,
"Steve provided great suggestions but most importantly, Steve re-kindled a sense of self confidence that I had begun to lose. Great to work with, on time, a good value...all true. I highly recommend Steve." M.F. , Palo Alto
"Thank you so much for your expertise, help, insight and support which enabled me to land a great job! There is no way I would have been able to get it without your advice. Thanks again! With gratitude." J.D. San Jose
Other quick comments include:
Steve on YouTube
Why do folks need a career coach?
What is coaching?
Steve discussing coaching on his TV show
Steve explains how to get the job you want and deserve