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Cari Thomas

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you. I felt at our first conversation our goals were aligned, and from then on – you were extremely dependable, professional, and structured in your approach to this project. While I always like to think that folks do what they say, I am usually disappointed in some aspect in…

Elizabeth Swanzy-Parker

Melissa’s impactful career coaching and commitment assisting me to successfully conquer the interviewing process. She masterfully listened and comprehended my unique background to artfully outline meaningful themes in my work experiences. Melissa masterfully empowered me to succeed in achieving my goal.

Amy Gulati

Melissa is absolutely terrific – cannot say enough good things. I connected with her via email and she set up a session for me less than 48 hours later. I came to her with specific concerns that she addressed and also connected to the bigger picture in my career growth. Talking to her gave me…

Eric Mojica

Melissa was a great career coach and provided a lot of value added information that was needed in today’s job market. She does her research and personalizes her services to her customers to help them meet their career goals. I reached out to Melissa for coaching consultations to assist me in my search for a…

Anthony Aldano

Bloomberg hired Melissa to participate in a career development half-day curriculum for students who took the Bloomberg Aptitude Test. She helped us identify the most relevant topics that Gen Y needs to address to find attractive jobs, excel in them, and eventually move up the ladder. Specifically during our B*Ready Event, Melissa delivered a presentation…

Andrea McNeal

Melissa is a fantastic career coach! I utilized her career coaching services for my most recent job search and found her input to be highly valuable. She helped me create the right approach by understanding the mindset of the hiring manager and tailoring my resume and cover letter to each position. I recommend her not…

Issac Marshall

We asked and Melissa graciously accepted the role of moderator at the 2013 NYU/Dartmouth Adaptive Careers Alumni Conference. She extensively researched the backgrounds of all our panelists and asked insightful questions establishing an atmosphere conducive for a deep exploration of the contemporary job market across several industries. Her expertise with the nuances of modern career…

Evena Liao

Melissa was not just a career coach but more like a mentor to me. She spent a lot of time on getting to know me in order to better “brand” me and position me in the job market. She helped me revamp my Linkedin page completely. I was recently approached by a recruiter. The recruiter…

Mirsad J.

I am really happy that I was part of the seminar presented by  Ms.Llarena in our W!se Institute program. Her overall presentation on the variety of ways individuals may use the internet to earn maximum life time earnings was of great interest to me. Ms.Llarena  pointed out the usage of various internet media sources as…

Philippe Dubost

Melissa, it was really nice talking to you. Thank you for your sharp insights & answers, very helpful in this (fun) storm.

Kristen Kentner

I am really happy that I was part of the seminar presented by  Ms.Llarena in our W!se Institute program. Her overall presentation on the variety of ways individuals may use the internet to earn maximum life time earnings was of great interest to me. Ms.Llarena  pointed out the usage of various internet media sources as…

Sandra G. Strothers, Ph.D.

We were delighted that Ms. Llarena accepted our invitation to serve as presenter for the Jobs for America’s Graduates Career Development Conference at Monmouth University, New Jersey. Her presentation on financial literacy to high school students was more than informative.  Students remained engaged as she shared relevant anecdotes and facilitated collaborative group work to aid…