Praise & Thank You’s for Daisy Swan
Just a few of the many testimonials and “thank you’s” that people have lavished on Daisy for her devoted career work with clients…
“The class has given me coping mechanisms during stressful times…”
I’ve taken Daisy Swan’s Mindful Meditation class two times [at The Resort at Playa Vista], and I hope The Resort offers another class in the future! The class has given me coping mechanisms during stressful times, a greater sense of calm, and makes me feel good that I’m doing something for myself. Everyone has busy lives, and with connectivity being a constant factor towards distraction, it’s really a luxury to just sit still and BE.
-B.E., TV Producer
“I wanted to calm my mind, focus better, worry less, reduce stressful thinking.”
I had heard of meditation–even tried it in yoga classes — but knew there had to be more to it. I was really considering where I might find out more, and then one day I walked into the gym at the Resort and saw the course board and saw the class starting that night. What luck! I thought; a chance to find out more right where I live. I wanted to calm my mind, focus better, worry less, reduce stressful thinking. Then I found Daisy, our own mindful meditation superstar.
The classes have been rewarding and offered me a way to find what I didn’t know I was looking for. I recommend it.
S.F., Retired Dentist
“She brings such personalized attention…”
I am so grateful that I found Daisy when I did last year. As a recent graduate school graduate who had just moved to a new city, I had no real network and not a lot of clarity in my job hunt. I felt like I was floundering for months and decided it was time to get an expert’s help. I’m very happy that I ended up working with Daisy; she helped me turn things around within just a few weeks of her coaching and I landed a new job making nearly double what I had before my sessions with her were even over.
Daisy takes the time to really listen and get to know you not just as a job-seeker but as a human being with unique talents and needs. She provided both the encouragement and practical job-seeking advice that I needed, and I learned more about myself than I ever expected by working with her. She brings such personalized attention and high-level expertise that I would highly recommend her services to anyone, from new grads to executives. I’m very happy to have Daisy in my network!
– Kimberly Benzie
“…thank you for pointing out my strengths and ways in which I could curb my anxiety…”
I just wanted to let you know that I received an offer from XXX (the company I really wanted to work for) that was contingent on a background check…and I was just informed I passed and my start date will be the 17th of Jan! Thank you so much for helping me out…it was the first job I applied to after modifying my resume in the format you suggested and I really believe I got a call back because of it. So Thank YOU! And also, thank you for pointing out my strengths and ways in which I could curb my anxiety when in stressful situations. I am lucky to have been able to meet with you. Thank you again and have a Happy New Year!!
“I gained a sense of confidence bred from knowing my strengths…”
When I first contacted Daisy, I was deeply dissatisfied with my career. Working with Daisy was a revelation in so many ways. She helped me to clarify what I really wanted and needed out of a career. But even more than that, she really set me on a course towards finding more fulfillment with life. I learned to feel and express gratitude, rather than solely focusing on that which is imperfect. I gained the ability to be content with myself, rather than always needing work or an activity to fill my time. Most importantly, I gained a sense of confidence bred from knowing my strengths and how to maximize them.
Daisy has a calmness, clarity, and insightfulness about her that is truly astonishing. Possibly her best skill is her ability to impart those things on her clients as well.
–BT, Senior Executive, Media
“You are an engaging and altogether delightful — and informative — presenter!”
Dear Daisy, Brava! As you saw, your Table Talk this past Sunday was SRO — and with good reason! You are an engaging and altogether delightful — and informative — presenter! I loved how you started off – and continued – the program in such an interactive manner. You got everybody talking to each other… and there is nothing like a hands-on experience, such as one you provided, to make all of us realize that the issues related to memory are universal, as we get older. I also loved the mini-meditation session. I think you definitely won some converts on Sunday! Daisy, we wish you much success in your practice here out East — including maybe offering some meditation classes – and hope we can ask you to do another Table Talk in the future!
–Judith Bresler, Table Talk Curator
“…helped me visualize a career path that met my personal and professional goals.”
My experience with Daisy was exceptional and exceeded my expectations. I came to her seeking advice about how to take the next step in my career. She helped me clarify my personal and professional goals, and helped me visualize a career path that met my personal and professional goals.
Daisy also helped me see that the perfect role was out there for me, and worked with me on a strategy to find it. Her care, diligence, and thoughtful advice were invaluable throughout the entire process, from career exploration to offer and acceptance. I highly recommend Daisy Swan for anyone looking to grow as a professional.
– Jeff, May 2015
“…I left the class feeling confident, qualified and ready to get a job.”
After graduating from college and being out of school for over a year with no full-time job yet, I decided to sign up for Daisy’s 4-week Job Search Class. I took the class because I was frustrated and confused about how to navigate through the current job market and I left the class feeling confident, qualified and ready to get a job. The class was small and intimate which provided for a more personal and hands-on experience. Daisy was an amazing teacher who provided us with the tools and guidance necessary to find a job. Not only did we get a handful of templates and resources on how to write a better resume and cover letter, but we also learned valuable networking skills.
Daisy is extremely knowledgeable, encouraging and beams with positive energy which made her an awesome mentor and teacher. Whether you are at the beginning stages of the job search and need to write a resume, or you’ve been at a job for years and are looking to make an industry change, you will definitely find Daisy’s job search class beneficial, useful and you truly will learn a lot. I am so happy that I took her class and I am even happier to report that I am writing this from the desk at my new job. Thank you so much Daisy, for all of your help! I am eternally grateful!
– Candice Oliver, Account Specialist at Wpromote, January 2015 Daisy Swan Job Search Class Participant
“…she did not use kid-gloves, but rather told me what I needed to hear.”
I was very fortunate to work with Daisy as I was retooling my resume and improving my interviewing skills. She always had the appropriate and useful comment for any issue I presented. Equally important, she did not use kid-gloves, but rather told me what I needed to hear. I felt she took a sincere interest in my goals and potential and showed leadership, yes, she lead me to a more marketable position as a candidate. Indeed, only one month after our sessions ended, I was offered a position.
– Peter, NJ 8/2014
“…kept me on my toes.”
I loved the fact that each class started with meditation and that reinforced my practice. The technique used is quite simple and easy to love even for people that never meditate. I love the small group formula as listening to other life experiences and insights helped me to step out of my own questions. Career change brings some similar emotions amongst people although in different contexts. It was truly a joy to listen and be listened to. It also kept me on my toes. I had to do my homework if I wanted to share something with the group. Yes, there is homework and if you do it, boy, you get the job done, aka targeting what’s going on and what you want to do next.
Daisy brought us various tools that address the emotional issue of career change as well as very practical tools, such as resume building, interview preparation and various tips to help transition into this new career. Bottom line: The reason why I took the class was because I wanted to clarify what my “next career move” would be. Did the seminar help? Hell yeah! I know where I want to head. Not bad for a mere once-a-week meeting, for only six weeks. What a gift! Thank you for this!
– G.G., September/October 2013 “In Transition: Choosing a Happier Way to What’s Next” Coaching Class Participant
“We covered a lot of helpful territories…”
I took a ‘transitions’ workshop with Daisy in the Fall of 2013. We covered a lot of helpful territories such as resumes, informational interviews, self-assessment and imagination exercises. We also explored ways to tap into personal, internal resources and energy, which was equally if not more helpful than the more familiar topics. These strategies have helped me feel more personally powerful and grounded during my career change, which, in turn, provides a boost for taking all of those other external actions.
– K.K., September/October 2013 “In Transition: Choosing a Happier Way to What’s Next” Coaching Class Participant
“Her positive attitude and unwavering support helped prop me up when I felt discouraged…”
Daisy was very helpful providing tactical and moral support as I underwent my job search, and her services directly facilitated my landing my current position. She had practical suggestions for networking and outreach, targeted insights on tailoring my resume for specific opportunities, and clear guidance for interview preparation and followup. Her positive attitude and unwavering support helped prop me up when I felt discouraged, and it was reassuring to have a consistent sounding board throughout the process.
– CK, Sr. Director, Non-profit
Client Success Story: Peter
I was very fortunate to work with Daisy as I was retooling my resume and improving my interviewing skills. She always had the appropriate and useful comment for any issue I presented. Equally important, she did not use kid-gloves, but rather told me what I needed to hear. I felt she took a sincere interest in my goals and potential and showed leadership, yes, she lead me to a more marketable position as a candidate. Indeed, only one month after our sessions ended, I was offered a position. – Peter, NJ 8/2014
Client Success Story: Jeff
My experience with Daisy was exceptional, and exceeded my expectations. I came to her seeking advice about how to take the next step in my career. She helped me clarify my personal and professional goals, and helped me visualize a career path that met my personal and professional goals.
Daisy also helped me see that the perfect role was out there for me, and worked with me on a strategy to find it. Her care, diligence, and thoughtful advice were invaluable throughout the entire process, from career exploration to offer and acceptance.
I highly recommend Daisy Swan for anyone looking to grow as a professional. – Jeff, May 2015
Client Success Story: Kathleen
Like many recent college graduates, I felt lost and alone. I craved to establish a sense of belonging. Afraid to admit my shortcomings, I withdrew into myself. Negative self-talk like, “you are not good enough, smart enough, qualified enough” dominated my thinking. Social gatherings became less desirable. I did everything I could to avoid the dreaded question, “So what do you do?” I did not know this person. Where was the determined young woman I worked so hard to become?
After a lay off and months of sitting in my pajamas feeling down on myself, I finally had enough. I started researching career counselors in the Los Angeles area, which is how I discovered Daisy Swan. From the beginning Daisy put me at ease with her warm demeanor. She encouraged me to reflect on my values instead of focusing on my fear. I knew I wanted to work with and empower people, but I was not sure in what capacity. With a new sense of determination I began to research and apply to nonprofits and fellowships locally and abroad.
I applied to the AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellowship and was immediately contacted for an interview. I became proactive instead of inactive. I followed up every interview round via LinkedIn and email. I reached out to my new contacts to discuss their experiences with the program and for interview advice. Four interview rounds later, I am happy to say I accepted an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow in the Bay Area.
I graduated almost exactly a year ago. Up till this point it seemed like every day was slipping away from me. The possibility of successfully making the transition from college to a career appeared out of reach. I whole-heartedly believe there are lessons to be learned in our darkest hours. First, do not be afraid to ask for help, especially when times are hard. Second, do not let others dictate how you lead your life. Finally, let your values guide your aspirations. I am beyond grateful for Daisy’s support during these uncertain times. I finally feel like I am on my way to the meaningful career and life I intended.
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