This is a sampling of references for Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D., submitted through LinkedIn, Stik, Thumbtack, or email and quoted with permission.
“As a president of a graduate school who is looking toward ‘post-retirement career options,’ I contacted my old colleague, Janet Scarborough Civitelli. She probably appropriately declined to serve as my Coach, given our history of working together (dang), but agreed to a consultation with me regarding my situation in hopes of pointing me in a useful direction.
That one hour on the phone with Janet gave me a whole HOST of ideas, insights, and directions, honestly far beyond what I expected or would have thought possible. I have since shared some of them with a couple of colleagues here in Santa Fe, and they in turn got excited, telling me how fortunate I was to have had this consultation with Dr. Scarborough Civitelli. I concur wholeheartedly.”
Dr. James Michael Nolan, President, Southwestern College/New Earth Institute
“Janet has helped me through so much. With her help, I went to grad school in communications and built my own successful communications and social media consulting business. Her guidance and advice made all the difference to get me where I am today.”
Matt Adler, Matt Adler Strategies
“Janet connects with her clients with an unparalleled combination of presence and immediacy. Her skilled questioning helped me focus quickly, and she’s a master at recommending relevant resources. Janet went above and beyond my expectations during a high-stress time of transition. In her I found an ever-available ally who helped me advocate for myself. She is a true and trustworthy expert who embodies value with every conversation.”
Amy Irwin, Business Development, Medical Industry
“Janet is a great interview coach. Beyond just interview coaching, she was a great point of contact for me throughout the whole process. She probably answered over 80 emails from me regarding all sorts of random advice regarding my job hunt. Highly recommend.”
“Janet is very knowledgeable in her field of career counseling. I look to her for advice on current career trends, job hunting tips, and college major suggestions. She helps coach people to chose a career path, for those just starting out or looking to change careers. She also works with clients who are having difficulty landing a job – what a tremendous service!
Since she works via Skype or telephone she can help clients all over the US, but especially in Austin and Houston.”
Jolyn Brand, Owner, Brand College Consulting
“The most helpful thing about Janet’s services is their comprehensive nature across my work “life-cycle.” I’ve worked with Janet to navigate the volatile waters of the technology industry many times over the past decade+ (since 2001). Whether you’re searching for a new job, interviewing or taking on a new professional challenge – Janet’s got you covered.
This involved everything from interview practice, resume critique, networking advice, work-style assessment, managing the annual review process and even general life skill-building techniques.
I can’t think of any other single person who has been more helpful across so many areas of my working life.”
Joshua Burgin, General Manager, EC2 Spot – Amazon Web Services
“I’ve worked with, referred clients to and have observed the performance of Janet Scarborough Civitelli over the past several years. She is an outstanding career guidance expert and executive coach. I have no hesitation recommending her.”
Dr. Carl Robinson, Executive Coach, Advanced Leadership Consulting
“I first hired Janet in 2002 when I knew I needed to leave the publishing world and enter graduate school for psychology. She helped my sister in Seattle successfully launch her business, and Laura highly recommended Janet. I was immediately impressed by Janet’s depth of understanding and expertise. She readily pinpointed why my situation was not a good fit while recognizing the roadblocks that had made leaving difficult. Janet is gifted not only as a career counselor, but as a psychologist. She is the perfect combination of college professor/learning architect, psychologist, and coach who effectively translates feelings of being overwhelmed and intimidated into tangible goals. With her help in 2002, I conducted investigative interviews which led to a full time job in higher education and free tuition.
In 2008 I hired Janet again. I had worked in higher education for six years, and I felt stuck at a job where I felt thwarted from finishing my Master’s Degree due to the demands of my role as an employee and the demands of a rather challenging job situation. Janet’s electric insight into the dynamic that had somehow eclipsed my long terms goals gave me the courage to transition from that job and the courage to start my own education consulting business.
In 2012, as I continue to develop Write Word Consulting, I periodically hire Janet as an entrepreneurial expert and as a psychologist. Most recently she helped my identify the factors that were causing my inertia in successfully launching my website. ‘You need to find people to work with you who give energy, rather than those who are so different that they drain your resources.’ Janet is not only a career counselor, but an astute psychologist who knows what strategies will work best for people based on their personalities, and she understands what ‘demons’ (shame, self-doubt) can get in people’s way. She also knows tons of resources with which she will gladly connect you. She is an energy giver!
I should add that due to geography, my work with Janet has always occurred via phone and email. Yet her personal, friendly, and strategic approach makes me feel like she really knows and ‘gets’ me.”
Susannah Buzard, Interim Assistant Director of Academic Advising at The Art Institute of Boston @ Lesley University and Owner, Write Word Consulting
“The most wonderful and inspiring career coach I have ever met. Janet is very attentive, understanding, professional and most importantly effective. She puts her life on hold for the sake of her clients and always has the best piece of advice to give. I am very fortunate to be working with her. The fact that she has a degree in psychology helps the clients immensely since she is combining her educational and professional backgrounds, knowledge and strategies to tend to every individual’s needs.”
Gala Korolyk, Educator
“I found working with Janet to be most helpful! We started working together in 2000. I know early on working with her on the career challenges I was facing helped keep me sane. I remember feeling really a drift and knowing I needed to figure out what was going on with my employer. I knew it was only a matter of time before my situation changed in a significant way. Working with Janet helped me “handle” that layoff and the subsequent job search more confidently. I was also transitioning my career to something different, which was something I had never done before. Having her perspective and help was invaluable. It helped me figure out how to move forward amid all of that craziness. I really had no clue on how to manage my career back then….I would say because of our work starting way back then I was much better off recently when I found myself being laid off and doing another job search.
I would definitely recommend working with Janet whether focusing career matters or work life balance issues. I have found her approach to be deep, supportive and invaluable.”
Glenna Gorlick, Office Manager, OfferUp