In the last years I con­sul­ted over 500 indi­vi­du­al cli­ents. Issu­es ran­ged from pro­fes­sio­nal deve­lo­p­ment, reo­ri­en­ta­ti­on, lea­ders­hip per­for­mance on the job or mar­ke­ting stra­te­gies for free­lan­cers. Most of them were in mid-care­er or seni­or posi­ti­ons with inter­na­tio­nal pro­files, bina­tio­nal back­ground or expats. In the fol­lowing a selec­tion of their feedback.

I came to Jac­que­line with a desi­re for a big chan­ge, but did not see clear­ly whe­re I should direct my ener­gy. During the coa­ching I beca­me more awa­re of my strengths and core com­pe­ten­ci­es. She then gui­ded me in fil­te­ring my many opti­ons, and iden­ti­fy­ing even new ones. With this new cla­ri­ty and visi­on, I found the right job in no time.

Julia Jür­gens, Head of Lea­ders­hip Deve­lo­p­ment, METRO AG, Düs­sel­dorf, (ZIF Expert Roster)

During tur­bu­lent pro­fes­sio­nal times Jac­que­line has been an enor­mous sup­port. New on the job mar­ket in Ber­lin I came to her with many ques­ti­ons and doubts. I found in her a pro­fes­sio­nal and honest source of exper­ti­se and know­ledge that gui­ded me through my care­er chan­ging times. She is also someo­ne who under­stands expats well and their inte­gra­ti­on needs in a work place such as Berlin.

Mar­ce­la Gay­bor, Public Affairs spe­cia­list relo­ca­ting from Brussels to Berlin

Jac­que­line is a fan­tastic coach with a wealth of expe­ri­ence. On several occa­si­ons during my care­er, her thought­ful ques­ti­ons have gui­ded me to find my own ans­wers and to select the right path for­ward. I high­ly recom­mend her!

Daria Nas­hat, Nas­hat Con­sul­ting – Lea­ding with Resi­li­en­ce, Brussels

Coa­ching with Jac­que­line has been a power­ful expe­ri­ence for my pro­fes­sio­nal as well as pri­va­te life. She hel­ped me sort out my mis­sing links in order to advan­ce my care­er and iden­ti­fy necessa­ry steps of action. Last but not least she made me rea­li­ze how important it is to spend qua­li­ty time in both are­as of my life: pro­fes­sio­nal and pri­va­te. In spi­te of a very busy agen­da I unders­tood how cru­cial it is to take the time to focus on mys­elf so as to be at my per­so­nal best.

Prof. Dr. Zofia F., Board Mem­ber wit­hin the inter­na­tio­nal ban­king sec­tor, Warsaw

Wan­ting to chan­ge my care­er path in search of inter­na­tio­nal jobs is when I met Jac­que­line. She hel­ped me iden­ti­fy my trans­fera­ble skills and encou­ra­ged me to use my diver­se back­ground rather as a strength than a weak­ness. I then mana­ged a suc­cess­ful tran­si­ti­on into a new field. Even after I star­ted my job Jac­que­line acted as men­tor to dis­cuss and over­co­me first dif­fi­cul­ties in my new role. Her advice was always sen­si­ti­ve, pru­dent, and expe­ri­en­ced. Last but not least, she is a kind and calm per­son and the­re­fo­re very plea­sant to work with.

Vere­na Mauch, Seni­or TB Con­sul­tant, KNCV Tuber­cu­lo­sis Foun­da­ti­on, Den Haag

As care­er coach Jac­que­line was extre­me­ly sup­por­ti­ve under­stan­ding all my con­cerns, and pro­vi­ding for pos­si­ble solu­ti­ons “on the fly”. I was plea­sed to work with her and high­ly appre­cia­ted her inputs in the result! During our ses­si­ons we pro­gres­sed from CV edi­t­ing and adop­ting it to Ger­man stan­dards, dis­cus­sing the over­all job mar­ket situa­ti­on, up to pre­pa­ring face-to-face mee­tings with hiring mana­gers. She pro­vi­ded me with a very good under­stan­ding of local spe­ci­fic as well as mea­ning­ful feedback.

Tat­ja­na M., Seni­or IT Con­sul­tant from Rus­sia relo­ca­ting to Germany

Star­ting care­er coun­se­ling with Jac­que­line was one of my smar­test care­er moves yet. It got me thin­king about whe­re my pro­fi­le fit into the mar­ket, encou­ra­ged me to cul­tu­re new con­ta­cts and deve­lop a force­ful app­li­ca­ti­on packa­ge. When one late night I stumb­led across a per­fect online job advert with a short dead­line, I was well pre­pa­red to tweak my CV accord­in­gly and com­po­se a con­vin­cing let­ter of intent. A while later I got the anti­ci­pa­ted call – a nati­ve Eng­lish spea­ker in Ger­ma­ny in the midd­le of the worst finan­cial cri­sis in years (2009) – and found my dream job!

Shau­ghn McAr­thur, Poli­cy and Influ­ence Lead, CARE Cana­da, Otta­wa
(Her­tie School Alum­ni, Mas­ter in Public Policy)

A deve­lo­p­ment expert from Peru with over 10 years’ expe­ri­ence in the Ande­an regi­on I relo­ca­ted to Ber­lin for a gra­dua­te pro­gram at the Her­tie School. When I tur­ned to Jac­que­line for care­er coun­se­ling she immedia­te­ly unders­tood the chal­len­ge of being a mid-care­er con­sul­tant loo­king for high-qua­li­ty pro­ject work with only basic Ger­man. Without her gui­d­ance, I would most likely not have found my cur­rent employ­er GIZ — having then had to return to Peru thus mis­sing out on an inter­na­tio­nal career.

Car­men R., Seni­or Deve­lo­p­ment Con­sul­tant, GIZ, Ber­lin (Her­tie School Alum­ni, Mas­ter in Public Policy)