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“The access and ability to collaborate with someone who is experienced in the same industry, but also has different knowledge and experience to learn from was very intriguing… I look forward to working with Maria again in the near future!”
As a 20+-year veteran of the careers industry (started my business in 1996), I was led to Maria’s VIP Private Coaching program due to her successful experience in the same industry and position type.
The access and ability to collaborate with someone who is experienced in the same industry, but also has different knowledge and experience to learn from was very intriguing… The follow up was also great! Maria provided written summaries and tasks to complete after each coaching strategy session.
The Summary & Assignment worksheets I received after the coaching session was a great reminder of what was discussed and next steps to take. I printed the worksheets to make notes, which enabled me to keep everything together and organized as opposed to writing notes on separate pages only to be lost.
Working privately with Maria improved my productivity and confidence in my abilities. The ideas we discussed will improve my client relations and increase referrals once I’m able to fully implement the ideas and strategies we discussed. Meeting weekly helped keep the momentum going, and I wish we had a few more coaching sessions to celebrate when all of my ideas came to fruition.
Before working together, setting and achieving business (and personal) goals and objectives was a challenge for me. However, with Maria’s encouragement, I was able to keep focused on one task or topic at a time, as opposed to running through rabbit trails constantly. This was very helpful since I tend to be either too hyper-focused or not focused enough.
Maria’s VIP Coaching program also reminded me to stop slacking off from creating and implementing processes to keep me organized and productive. I was spurred to dig up some forms I created to keep me and my client files more organized that I will be implementing.
Having a sounding board to speak and think ideas through and get input and suggestions made me feel less isolated. As a solo-entrepreneur, I do most everything alone. Also, I usually don’t like to “put myself out there”…even to ask questions. But being part of TCE’s private Facebook group connected me with colleagues, and I was able to ask for input on business challenges/operations, which helped me as well.
My time spent with Maria was well worth it, and my only regret is that it was too short. The value Maria offers is very impactful, for me both as a solo-entrepreneur and as an individual with some lofty personal goals as well. I look forward to working with Maria again in the near future!
—Karen Wrigley | AMW Resume Service, LLC
“…I saw significant improvements in managing my business, my schedule, my priorities and my workload.”
Even after 17+ years in business, I knew there were areas where I could improve, and Maria’s private coaching program was a good fit.
Before working together, I now realize I wasn’t effective at setting and achieving business goals. I didn’t consider my business from a 360° perspective, but I do now. Having these coaching sessions was extremely helpful.
As a result of my one-on-one coaching with Maria, I saw significant improvements in managing my business, my schedule, my priorities and my workload. What I found most valuable was being coached by a professional who has first-hand knowledge and experience in our industry.
Maria knows this business—the challenges we face, volatility of this industry and the general challenges of being an entrepreneur. I’d recommend Maria’s services for anyone who needs to jumpstart their business or needs an accountability partner.
—Jill Grindle, CPRW | Pinnacle Resumes, LLC
“I found Maria’s private coaching program to be a concise, targeted program… I have more clarity around time-blocking, scheduling client work and business development projects.”
Maria was more than supportive and kept me to task with a gentle manner that appreciated my strengths and my challenges. I will work with her again.
As I increase my network of other career professionals and resume writers I have come to realize that most have made the investment in private coaching. I have been looking for someone and when this opportunity came up I embraced it.
Career professionals are very good at seeing what our client’s skill sets are and listen and coach for those skills needing to be developed. We need to have someone do that for us too, particularly if we are solopreneurs. I found Maria’s private coaching program to be a concise, targeted program and it came along at the right time—presenting the opportunity I needed.
I have more clarity around time-blocking, scheduling client work and business development projects. I’m using a physical planner now, which has helped me a great deal when it comes to client projects and business management activities vs. just jotting down client appointments and notes in my Google calendar. Working with Maria has helped me achieve putting a marketing plan into play while at the same time effectively managing my time to reach my intended goals.
I found the notes in her summary and assignment worksheets to be concise, organized, and laid out so I could quickly refer to points we discussed. I also liked the blog strategy template she gave me, which I plan to keep using as I lay out my now targeted articles.
I’m creative and have incredible things I want to build and deliver in my business. Coaching privately with Maria ensured I focused on the delivery of 3 strategic goals that are my priority and is keeping me committed to attaining them rather than too many projects in the works.
—Gayle Draper, CRS, CCS | Intentional Careers & Human Resources
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“I walked away with a blueprint for business growth that suits my unique business personality and personal needs …”
I’m delighted to say that my time in TCE’s mastermind group was well worth my time, energy, and effort. I benefited greatly from the wisdom of experienced industry pros and gained valuable business ideas, advice from the trenches, and small business best practices.
Maria kept the group on task, focused, and accountable while contributing a rich range of business admin insights and experiences. I walked away with a blueprint for business growth that suits my unique business personality and personal needs and look forward to continuing my mastermind participation in the coming months. Thank you TCE!
—Cheryl Lynch Simpson, G3, CMRW, ACRW | Executive Resume Rescue
“I saw significant improvements in my action planning, priority setting, and I increased my knowledge about business tools and systems.”
Taking on a “Hot Seat” in TCE’s Mastermind group gave me proven strategies and activities to improve my business and encouragement to continue despite difficulties in getting my business off the ground.
Before working with colleagues in this type of mastermind group, I was good at setting goals, but participating in the mastermind helped me to focus on follow-through and take action because I knew that I would have to report at the next meeting.
I received validated, valuable information and resources from my fellow coaches who had tried different strategies and activities in their business. Nothing beats feedback from someone who had gone through the experience themselves. TCE Mastermind helped me gain clarity about my business and I saw significant improvements in my action planning, priority setting, and I increased my knowledge about business tools and systems.
—Florence De Silva, CCMC | Synergistic Coaching
“This process helped me regain my confidence and my group encouraged me to breakthrough my self-imposed barriers.”
I gained invaluable business insight to help me overcome blind spots in my business. I am happy to work quietly behind the scenes, plugging away in my home office. This process helped me regain my confidence and my group encouraged me to breakthrough my self-imposed barriers.
Maria is an excellent facilitator who kept our meetings on track and moving forward as we shared ideas, resources, and potential pitfalls. I encourage you to take advantage of this resource!
—Tammy Shoup, CMRW, CARW, ACRW, CPRW | Breakthrough Resumes
“Sharing best practices and ideas and having support from and dialogue with my peers I found to be valuable.”
Being part of a TCE Mastermind group allowed me to get a broader perspective on what others are doing in their business and different business strategies being used. Collaborating with colleagues during the “Hot Seats” not only brought on great brainstorming sessions and idea sharing, it also validated that I was on track with my current practices.
Sharing best practices, resources and ideas, and having support from and dialogue with my peers I found to be valuable. Not having co-workers anymore makes this crucial.
—Lorraine Rise, CPRW | WorkSmart Career Counseling, LLC
“Being part of a TCE Mastermind resulted in learning and coming away with some great ideas I would never have thought of on my own.”
I learned a lot, and was happy to collaborate with my colleagues. I was pleasantly surprised at how resume writing colleagues are willing to knowledge share ideas. Maria did an excellent job facilitating. I’d recommend the TCE Mastermind to those who want to generate and share new ideas. Great job Maria!
—Laura Slawson, CCM, CPRW | The Creative Edge, LLC
“Getting unstuck was/is much more important than tactical ideas. And, the accountability really worked for me!”
I came away with a business development plan and I’ve been able to start prioritizing what I need to do. The other participants, including you Maria, helped me to see where I was stuck and then come up with an action item, I’ll actually do.
Getting unstuck was/is much more important than tactical ideas. And, the accountability really worked for me! I didn’t like showing up to the group without having done anything. What I liked best about TCE Mastermind was being listened to and given personalized feedback and ideas from accomplished pros in my field.
I found myself looking forward to the call. It made me realize I should always have something to do with business development and personal development scheduled into my week.”
—Cliff Flamer, CPRW, NCRW | BrightSide Resumes
If you’re just getting started in your business, TCE Mastermind group is an excellent source to learn ways to build your coaching or resume writing practice.
—Michelle Robin, NCRW, CPRW | Brand Your Career
“Some of the scary unknowns that were stumbling blocks for me were discussed and dissected so that I can actually tackle and accomplish them, helping me clarify what goals I want to achieve.”
I can’t say enough about how well the collaboration helped me working with colleagues. It was great to get veteran advice as well as hearing ideas validated and get answers to questions asked by others that I wondered about myself in the past.
I really felt like part of the group when I was able to provide my thoughts to give back to the other participants who gave me great ideas.
Besides learning about specific areas that were unknown to me, the “Hot Seat” discussion sessions made me realize that we’re all a little different in our offerings and approaches and it was awesome to hear how different approaches worked. I walked away with specific goals to implement.
The most significant improvements I saw by being in a TCE Mastermind was improved colleague relations, goal clarity, and importance of personal contact to build client relationships. I felt like we were team members because we had different niches and expertise and it was great to relate to others and learn.
Some of the scary unknowns that were stumbling blocks for me were discussed and dissected so that I can actually tackle and accomplish them, helping me clarify what goals I want to achieve. I felt like the size of the group was perfect and what led to the benefits and results I took away from the group meetings.
—Cathleen Garner, ACRW, CARW | Career Preserver
“…services have helped me increase the visibility of my resume-writing business and have generated client projects numerous times over the years.”
My listing on TheCareerExperts.com led to a project that exceeded $900, with an international client working in one of the United Arab Emirates! Maria’s services have helped me increase the visibility of my resume-writing business and have generated client projects numerous times over the years.
I also appreciate her dedicated efforts with regard to enhancing the value she can offer to her clients. I’ve been affiliated with The Career Experts for the past several years, and it certainly pays for itself.
I know without a doubt that it has helped increase my business by attracting potential clients that might not have learned about me otherwise. People who contact me don’t always know how they found me, but when they do, The Career Experts is one of the most commonly cited sources.
Also, I know that it increases my online visibility, not only through my listing but also by allowing me to submit articles for publication on the site.
—Georgia Adamson, MRW, ACRW, CPRW | A Successful Career
“If you are looking for an approachable, friendly professional who is focused on educating others about the resume writing industry, Maria is the person to contact.”
Maria Hebda is a visionary who is dedicated to helping certified resume writers and career coaches grow their business. If you are looking for an approachable, friendly professional who is focused on educating others about the resume writing industry, Maria is the person to contact.
She works tirelessly to raise awareness of the benefits associated with hiring a credentialed professional and offers site members valuable resources and tools for continued professional growth and increased profitability.
—Tammy Shoup, CMRW, CARW, ACRW, CPRW | Breakthrough Resume Writing Service
“Even as a somewhat passive user, I still benefit from several referrals each year, and one or two solid clients gained through this site.”
The Career Experts has been an asset to my career transition practice from the very start. The referrals from this website more than pay for the membership fee and Maria has done a great job marketing resume writing and career coaching services online. She continues to innovate to bring more value to the site, which leads to more “click-throughs” to member web sites.
The Internet has become a key component to any effective marketing strategy. The Career Experts is a cost-effective way to augment one’s Internet presence. Even as a somewhat passive user, I still benefit from several referrals each year, and one or two solid clients gained through this site more than pays for the modest cost.
—Arnie Boldt, CPRW, JCTC | Arnold-Smith Associates
“…significantly increases the exposure of the writer or coach.”
Maria created a site that is a “must-join” for anyone in the careers industry. With top SEO rankings, this site significantly increases the exposure of the writer or coach. I’ve personally received several clients from the site and highly recommend joining.
—Charlotte Weeks, CCMC, NCRW, CPRW | Weeks Career Services, Inc.
“I’m quite grateful for the business.”
The Career Experts is an outstanding source of referrals for my business. I made back my membership fee in less than a week. I’ve also noticed that 1000s of job seekers have read my articles on the TCE website. I’m quite grateful for the business.
—Cliff Flamer, CPRW, NCRW | BrightSide Resumes
“I recommend being on the site to all certified writers who want to propel their business and help potential clients make the right decision.”
TheCareerExperts.com has proved to be a useful tool in helping individuals discover the right Certified Professional Resume Writer to team with them in reinventing their career during these tough economic times, managing conflict, developing a sizzling resume and cover letter, winning interviews, negotiating top compensation, launching a career search and more.
I recommend being on the site to all certified writers who want to propel their business and help potential clients make the right decision.
—Deb James, CPRW | Leading Edge Resumes
“…put me in front of nearly 50,000 people in career transition!”
I really appreciate my membership in The Career Experts, which has recently brought me an amazing opportunity to promote my business that I never thought would be possible.
I presented my very first Virtual Speaker Series of career experts that put me in front of nearly 50,000 people in career transition! It is because of The Career Experts that I get ‘first consideration’ for these lucky breaks!
—Joellyn Wittenstein Schwerdlin, CCMC, JCTC | The Career Success Coach
Maria is a great resource for resume writers. She is thoughtful in her communications and provides very actionable recommendations. Her website–The Career Experts–is packed full of information.
—Jennifer Hay, CPRW, ACRW, CRS-IT | IT Resume Service
The Career Experts greatly increases my online visibility, and has resulted in numerous customers. I recommend to anyone seeking to expand their business.
—Steven Provenzano, CPRW, CEIP | ECS: Executive Career Services & DTP, Inc.
Maria is a great asset to the employment industry as a whole. And especially for my niche as a professional resume writer. Being affiliated with her website has been a great benefit to me. Thank you Maria.
—Steve Miller, CPRW | A Better Way Resume
“My business has benefited significantly from Maria’s vision and her commitment to the careers profession.”
As the creator of The Career Experts, Maria has developed a sophisticated, search-friendly way to share information about leading careers professionals with the general public and make it easy for them to connect with a qualified partner.
My business has benefited significantly from Maria’s vision and her commitment to the careers profession. The Career Experts has been an important part of my business marketing strategy and it’s a resource I can’t imagine being without.
Maria’s tools for building out your professional profile and showcasing your work have allowed me to target the right type of client and land the sale quickly.
—Barbara Safani, CMRW, NCRW, CCM | Career Solvers
One of my “C” decisions in the past week has been to consolidate my web hosting packages under one provider whose brand, quality, and value have proven reliable over time.
Your Career Experts On-Line (CEO) business newsletters have inspired me to question my operations, purpose, and alliances and to make changes for the better.
—Roleta Vasquez, CPRW | Best Choice Resumes
As a member of The Career Experts, I’ve found that Maria does a great job with the organization. She goes out of her way to serve members and is really interested in what you have to say. I’m impressed with the level of her work.
—Sharon Good, ACC, BCC, CLC | Good Life Coaching, Inc.
TheCareerExperts.com is the best resource I have for savvy prospects who do their homework before they call. Thank you for providing a resource with real ROI!
—Debra O’Reilly, CPRW, CEIP, JCTC | ResumeWriter.com
Maria is an innovative, young mind whose creativity in promoting certified resume writers and career coaches is unmatched. I am proud to be a member of her services and look forward to many more years of mutually benefiting exchanges of ideas.
—Patricia Duckers, CPRW, CERW, CFRW | Prism Writing Services, LLC
“…highly valued resources for identifying and connecting with industry-leading professional resume writers and career coaches.”
The Career Experts is an important adjunct in my overall marketing plan for my business and adds to my professionalism and credibility. As a member, my affiliation has been very productive for marketing my business.
Maria’s services are highly valued resources for identifying and connecting with industry-leading professional resume writers and career coaches. Maria is incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and helpful.
—Louise Garver, CPRW, JCTC, CEIP | Career Directions, LLC
“…the wisdom to know how important it is for us to keep on learning”
You deserve to know how much you are appreciated for caring about your networking colleagues enough to locate the right people to deliver the right information to help in the right way!
I’m very proud to be a member of your network of colleagues. You have the wisdom to know how important it is for us to keep on learning, no matter how long we have been in the careers industry!
—Jane Roqueplot, CWDP | JaneCo’s Sensible Solutions
“I have gotten great clients from her sites and really appreciate the work she has done to provide this service to certified professionals in the careers industry.”
I have gotten some excellent clients through TheCareerExperts.com. Thank you Maria for all your work to achieve high Google listings for the site! I was delighted when Maria founded TheCareerExperts.com. I joined right away and have been a member ever since.
I have gotten great clients from her sites and really appreciate the work she has done to provide this service to certified professionals in the careers industry. Job seekers can rely on the accuracy of the information she presents.
She is continually seeking out new ways to serve us, including adding a personal page and articles page for subscribers to her service. In addition she has provided a valuable newsletter and teleseminar presentations that have definitely added value. Thank you, Maria, for all you do for us!
—Jean Cummings, CPRW, CPBS, CEIP | A Resume For Today
TheCareerExperts.com website has been a significant boost to my business. Maria is a consummate professional in everything she does.
Her websites have helped to draw attention to the credentials that are available for career professionals and it is an invaluable asset for people who are looking for a certified resume writer and/or career coach.
—Anne Follis, CPRW | CareerHappy.com
“It’s wonderful to know that someone else is helping me market my services.”
Maria is dedicated to helping resume writers get the best results possible from The Career Experts. It’s wonderful to know that someone else is helping me market my services so that I can concentrate on what I do best….helping my clients identify and market their unique values!
—Betty Williams, NCRW | BW Custom Resumes
Maria is an incredible resource for the professional resume writing community. On the list of folks who “give more than they get,” Maria would be at the top.
Her online directory for careers industry professionals — The Career Experts — is the industry standard, and with the addition of the new Career Experts Online (CEO) ezine (and teleseminars), she’s adding even more value to the industry. If you are a resume writer or career coach and haven’t connected with Maria yet, you are truly missing out.
—Bridget Weide Brooks | Founder of BeAResumeWriter.com
Maria Hebda’s websites are an institution in the careers industry. She started The Career Experts several years ago with the emphasis on helping career professionals to promote their credible credentials.
By credible, I mean that Maria goes to great lengths to screen career professionals and make sure they have earned the credentials they claim. The services provide a ‘safe’ service for job seekers to find a career professional and feel confident they have avoided any scams—something that we at Career Directors International find very important.
—Laura Decarlo, CERW, CECC, CCMC, CCM, CEIC, IJCTC
Executive Director & President, Career Directors International
Maria has established a strong reputation within the resume writing industry as the founder of an extremely valuable resource for both job seekers and credentialed career professionals. She has helped to elevate our industry, and I am honored to call her my professional colleague and my friend.
—Wendy Enelow, MRW, CCM, CPRW, JCTC
Founder & Former Executive Director, Career Thought Leaders Consortium | Co-Founder & Executive Director at Resume Writing Academy