Here’s what some of our clients have to say about coaching with the McAloon Group:
When I thought of making the leap into sales I was haunted by some of those old stereotypes about salespeople. I was also concerned because I’ve never really officially “sold” anything for a career. Coaching with The McAloon Group not only helped me completely reframe what sales is all about to me, but also helped me create the type of salesperson I really want to be. Who knew that an authentic, honest, ethical, and sometimes humorous approach would generate such great sales results? My very first 40 days in my new sales job I made 12K in commission. All this without compromising who I am and how I want to be in the world with clients.
What’s even more interesting is that coaching has also improved literally every other area of my life. Now don’t get me wrong. Coaching is not a magic wand. I did the hard work week in and week out. But coaching with The McAloon Group has helped me create a happier life—as well as a new career. Thanks. —Jim Winters, New York
I feel as though I have someone accompanying me on this journey—someone to bounce ideas off of and someone who will give me direct and honest comments about whether I am being true to myself in the process.
This experience has radically changed my life, and I'm ready to shout it from the rooftops. I'll go on Oprah if you want me to! Last night I was talking with a friend who wanted to let me know that good things are happening in her life now after a long period of darkness. I told her that making the decision to work with Elizabeth was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. She said she could see the difference in me.
The thing is, while I have told lots of people how wonderful you are, I’m not sure I have told you. You have an incredible gift, and I am grateful that you made a decision at some point to share it with others. I have been blessed in so many ways by working with you.
—Cindy Jones, Michigan
When I first met Elizabeth, I was feeling very unhappy and unfulfilled in my present job. My life lacked adventure and excitement. I felt as if I were in a fog and had no idea what changes were needed in my life. Elizabeth assured me that if I committed to the process and embraced coaching, eventually the fog would clear. I must admit I was skeptical, but I decided to proceed anyway. Over the course of a few months, Elizabeth listened without judgment and helped me work through my fears. Each time I spoke with her, I felt energized and ready to tackle whatever challenges we had set for me for the week. Eventually, the fog did begin to clear and my path presented itself to me. I found the fulfillment, adventure, and excitement I had been missing.
I’m truly grateful to Elizabeth and encourage others who are seeking answers to give coaching a try! —Teri Petrella, Ohio
Elizabeth McAloon has helped me immensely. I had been feeling unchallenged and unfulfilled and I knew I needed some direction. I thought about getting a career coach, but I was a little skeptical. I researched a few coaches and found their approach to be quite superficial, in that they were only interested in “landing me a job” rather than allowing me to explore and truly find myself. They seemed more like headhunters and I didn’t even know what I was hunting for.
I didn’t feel that way at all when I contacted The McAloon Group. I felt a genuine connection when I spoke with Elizabeth. Her approach centered more around what my goals and values are in life. Through her exercises, I am now able to see more clearly why I was feeling so unfulfilled and what I can do change that. I have a new sense of who I am and what I can bring to this world. She doesn’t claim to have a crystal ball or a stack of magic tarot cards. What she does have is a remarkably insightful approach to coaching, a dedication to her clients as well as to her profession, and a wonderful sense of humor. I feel lucky to have found her and highly recommend her!
—Linda Lavin, New Jersey
I was in a deep career rut and I knew I needed to make a big change. I had heard about coaching but wasn’t sure exactly what it was about. Elizabeth has helped me move from feeling stuck to getting back on track. What I liked best was her personal coaching style—I felt very comfortable with her. She felt like a friend who had my best interest in mind—but also challenged me when I needed it. She helped me create my own fresh perspectives and offered me a lot of great feedback and encouragement. I feel as though I have someone accompanying me on this journey—someone to bounce ideas off and someone who will give me direct and honest comments about whether I am being true to myself in the process. I am back on track and I believe it would have been a lot harder without Elizabeth’s coaching. —Susan M., New York
Recently, I read an article in Atlanta Magazine that referred to personal coaching as “cheerleading for the soul.” I can't think of a better way to describe Elizabeth McAloon’s ongoing contribution to my life. She is my soul cheerleader.
At a time when I couldn’t focus or define a single goal for myself personally or professionally, Elizabeth’s supportive guidance helped me find clarity and direction. The work we have done and are doing together has led me to a life of abundance. How do you thank a person for helping you find the courage to believe in your dreams?
—Beth Squires, Georgia
I have had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth McAloon for a short time now. It is amazing how quickly she has impacted my life. I have dreamed of being a writer and pursuing my artistic side for years.
Elizabeth helped me focus and make a realistic plan. I have always been a dreamer—she took my energy and helped me channel it into achievable goals. Her warmth coupled with her wisdom has really opened up my heart and mind.
I have been able to break some of the blocks that have held me back for years. She is amazing at pinpointing what’s really important and asking poignant questions that solicit life-changing answers. Her ability to simplify has been a lifesaver.
I have the tendency to think big and bite off more than I can chew, then give up. She has taught me how to set realistic daily goals and has been great in keeping me accountable. She has been just what the doctor ordered. —Maria Elena Escobar, New York
During the course of the last four years, I have consulted with Elizabeth in a variety of roles and situations. In each of these interactions, I have been impressed with her ability to quickly and accurately assess an individual’s technical skills, motivation, and most importantly, the best “career fit” for that individual.
I continue to use Elizabeth as a personal sounding board in my own career decisions and recommend her strongly to any company or individual seeking personal or personnel development.
—Mark O’Brien, National Director of Recruiting, Texas
Elizabeth’s coaching has been a rewarding, and an even fun, experience for me. She supportively listens to my issues, helps me explore situations in useful ways, and enables me to make significant progress towards my goals. I have felt safe and encouraged by her coaching. —S.F., Management Consultant, Massachusetts
When I started working with The McAloon Group I was at an emotionally disabled place in my life. I had always had great success previously, but I needed to reinvent my vision and create a new plan after becoming a mom.
Through coaching, not only was I able to regroup but I was newly inspired to create my biggest vision yet while maintaining balance in my life. My life has since been a series of successes with a new business venture involving sales that has grown far beyond my expectations, a position in the political arena, and a role as a strong advocate for troubled youth.
If you’re hemming and hawing about sales coaching, just dive in. It’s worth the jump.
—Diana Picone, Arizona