Testimonials

COACHING TESTIMONIALS

“Sarah is both personable and professional. She helped me to target my job search and resume in a way that allowed me to get significant traction, gave me confidence while pointing out things that I needed to work on, and gave me hope throughout the process. She was especially helpful with networking and interview preparations. I truly believe that without her counseling I would still be looking for a job.”

— Lawrence Weissman

“I worked with Sarah during a recent job change and credit her career and job search coaching as a major factor in my success. Sarah is an exceptionally talented HR executive and career/job search consultant. With her high intellect, superior communication skills, and her open and engaging style, Sarah works very effectively with job search candidates to help set and accomplish their goals. At group meetings, Sarah provides very valuable information in an entertaining and engaging manner. Candidates invariably leave feeling uplifted, well informed, and motivated to apply her job search tools. Sarah is exceptionally well connected and current, and stands apart from others in her field. I highly recommend Sarah.”

— Gilbert “Chip” Donovan

“I wanted to say thank you so much for the advice and our meeting about 18 months ago. It was for an hour and a half, but you changed my life in so many different ways. I have been meaning to email you with my current update. An MBA is still in the future, however, I now know why I will be doing the MBA.”

— Aina Fadina

“Sarah is a highly competent and professional advisor, and her strategies were invaluable in helping me transition to a new investment banking position during the darkest days of the financial crisis. Her help was indispensable and I can recommend her without reservation.”

— Marco Accera

“I have been working with Sarah for a few weeks and she provides great insight and ideas. She is an excellent coach, very motivating. Sarah is extremely well versed in the modern tools to develop and enhance your professional job search. Group or one on one sessions are very useful.”

— Antoine Broustra

“Sarah has advised me on career matters on an ongoing basis for almost a year. While very resourceful and results-oriented, Sarah has also been insightful, empathetic and supportive and I recommend her highly.”

— Nicholas Kalogeropoulos

“I’ve received a job offer from JPMorgan Chase, and accepted it! I would like to say that I was very impressed with your services. You were very accurate in evaluating my strengths and weaknesses. I brought up more of my personality in the interview that finally landed me this job! Thanks again!”

— Yelena S.
PUBLIC SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS

JPMorgan Chase LinkedIn Presentation:

“Nearly 80 Financial Women’s Association members and guests gathered at this sold-out event to hear career coach Sarah Stamboulie, head of Stamboulie Career Consulting, teach us how to leverage the LinkedIn professional networking site for business development, job hunting and research. Stamboulie’s program included a live demonstration of LinkedIn features including how to set up a profile and initiating and accepting invitations. She explained how to build a network of primary contacts and how to discover and access a broader network; her own 304 first-degree connections yield over 2 million third-degree contacts! Stamboulie’s engaging, informal style encouraged questions and produced a highly interactive session. Stamboulie gave current users great tips for making LinkedIn work for them and the newbies confidence to dive in and get started. There was more to discover than time allowed, and we’re hoping to offer a follow up sometime next year.”

ING Employee Development Workshop Series:

“Thank you, Sarah! I really loved your presentation about LinkedIn and I am really looking forward to the MBTI presentation.”

Ivy Exec LinkedIn Program:

“The turnout for your seminar was the highest we’ve had, and the response to your presentation was absolutely amazing.”

Columbia Business School Alumni Negotiation Seminar:

“I thought Sarah Stamboulie was really great. She was entertaining and informative. I couldn’t believe the time flew by so fast (in fact, the clock hadn’t been adjusted for daylight savings time, and I had no problem believing two hours had flown by so quickly with such a good speaker).”

Columbia University Alumni Networking Workshop:

“Sarah was absolutely fantastic. She was not just smart & seasoned, but honest in a way that was both complete and compelling. Frankly, she’s the best speaker I’ve seen in a while at connecting with the audience in the way that she did it.”