FEEDBACK AND SUCCESS STORIES
CLIENTS AND COLLEAGUES:
"Cate was a tremendous contributor to the career development of our students here at Chapman U. She approached the collaboration between the Career Development Center and Schmid College in an open-minded, thoughtful, and strategic fashion. We were very sorry to see her depart for other opportunities."
- Andrew Lyon, Dean of Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University
"Caitlin/Cate is a Myers-Briggs savant! She understands and explains the intricacies of the personality types in a way that is enlightening and inspiring. She helped me find a deeper realization of my Myers-Briggs personality type, which helps me in all areas of my life, both professional and personal. I highly recommend Cate's services and vouch that she is genuine and heartfelt in her desire and ability to help people find depth and purpose in their lives. There is truly no one like Cate!"
- Emma Johnston Léon, Associate Director/Instructor at Monarch Bay Montessori Academy
"I brought Caitlin my resume when I had zero confidence in it. She helped me break it down piece by piece and assisted me in finding the right words to explain my skills and strengths. She is incredibly intelligent and patient and will make sure you feel great about the end results. She also administered my Myers-Briggs assessment and was readily available to answer all of my questions and explain my result in depth. Thank you, Caitlin!"
- Emily Potashnick, Student at Chapman University
"Cate is genuine, masterful in career coaching, and just a complete joy to work with. She helped me create my curriculum vitae and took the time to really break down what she did and why she was doing it. I really appreciate the way she walks me through a process so that I can hold onto those tips for the future. She has also walked me through my Myer-Briggs results, helping me understand all the intricacies and complexities that come alongside with it. She has been instrumental in helping me gain clarity, self-awareness, and greater confidence as I've navigated through big career changes."
- Angeline Vu, Lead Researcher at San Francisco State University's Cognition and Social Equity Laboratory
"I reached out to Cate for help updating my resume. I had just finished my master's degree and was having trouble applying for jobs. After over 6 years of higher education, I still did not know how to properly format a resume! Cate was extremely patient, helpful, and sincere while working with me. We talked about my experience and goals. She was able to show me how to revamp my resume and taught me how to make necessary experience stand out to a future employer. Not only did I get offered the first job I applied to after using the resume she helped me create, but I also feel I learned some valuable skills needed for the workforce."
- Cyndi Chavez, Wildlife Biologist at Santa Ana Watershed Association
"From the moment you sit down with Cate, you realize how much she cares about her client. This translates into an incredibly systematic, efficient, and ultimately successful approach. She quickly gets to the root of who you are as a person through various psychological techniques and tests. She discovers your personal brand and decides how best to market you to your desired employer.
Her step-by-step approach is very reminiscent of professional consulting or marketing agencies. This is necessary, because it is sometimes hard for individuals to see for themselves how to sell themselves to a potential employer. This is because we are naturally invested in what we do and who we are. Cate expertly brings out the relevant information and crafts a sharply tuned instrument that she then aims at your dream job! If you are seeking anything related to career building, I cannot recommend sitting down with Cate enough!"
- Ravi Lodhia, Student at Chapman University
"I had the chance to talk with Cate about my results from the Myers-Briggs assessment, and it was incredibly meaningful to me. She is so insightful and has so much knowledge and passion about what she does. She helped me explore my strengths and my potential. I look forward to every chance I have to collaborate with Cate!"
- Baylee Grosso
"I met Caitlin during my first full-time job out of college, at Roadtrip Nation, when I had no idea what I wanted to do long-term. Caitlin helped me realize that I had to learn more about myself before I could engage in meaningful career exploration. She had me take the Myers-Briggs assessment and thoroughly explained my results with me and helped me understand how my personality type approaches work, relationships, etc.
I had the luxury of working with Caitlin at my next job at Chapman University. During that time, I was trying to figure out if I wanted to attend law school. She was an amazing mentor, asking me the tough questions to really figure out why I wanted to go to law school and encouraged me to conduct informational interviews while I was considering this next step. She also connected me with some of her contacts to interview (being an excellent "people-person" and networker, Caitlin has a lot of contacts in different industries!).
Once I decided I wanted to attend law school, I was really struggling with writing my personal statement. I had points I wanted to address, but with Caitlin's help it came to fruition better than I could've imagined! I was worried about this part of the application process but Caitlin is not only a skilled writer, she has the ability to pull things out of you to write a powerful story. With Caitlin’s help, I ended up getting into law school with a scholarship.
Before I started school, my boyfriend and I did the CliftonStrengths assessment with Caitlin. After we took the test, she explained the results to us and how our strengths complement each other and how we might approach life decisions differently based on our strengths. We both felt like we understood each other so much more after our assessment with Caitlin. I cannot recommend Caitlin enough! Whether it is relationships, career, or school, she is an excellent coach! I can’t thank her enough."
- Claire Hauso, Student at Loyola Law School
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBERS:
“Thank you so much for presenting the MBTI to our office. I found it very helpful and a great way for us to team build.”
"Thank you for taking time out of your day to work with us and share your expertise. I had a lot of fun with the activities and the education of the MBTI. Our office appreciates it!"
"Thank you again for the MBTI presentation. You are a fantastic facilitator."
"At our recent MBTI trainings, our team has learned so much about ourselves as individuals and how we can better collaborate as a team based on our preferences. Caitlin has been a wonderful facilitator for us. I can’t say enough good things about her. Her enthusiasm for both learning and educating is contagious. Throughout the training, she remained neutral while supportive of all team members, meeting them where they were at in the moment (particularly when we reached some more difficult conversations about different working preferences). I am so glad to know Caitlin is helping our students better understand their MBTI preferences and how they can apply to their education, personal, and professional lives. Caitlin is clearly an asset to this university."
"Thanks, Caitlin, for an awesome two days of MBTI! You’re an awesome facilitator and really kept me engaged and much more interested in MBTI. You’re such a natural presenter, and I so appreciate the time you took to help us grow and learn about ourselves and team dynamics."
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:
"I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me prepare for my interview. I went in feeling really comfortable, and it paid off! I'm going in for a second round of interviews for both positions on Monday! Thank you so much for your help."
“I just wanted to let you know that I have been hired! Thank you for helping me through this process. I’m really looking forward to working, and I can’t thank you enough. [You have] been extremely helpful this past year with helping me perfect my resume and find a position that really suits my passions.”
“I truly appreciate all of your hard work and effort into helping me figure out my path. I became consumed late last night reading all of the supplements that you provided me with for my personality type. I 100% agree that this is my trait. I'm excited to gain more career insight and talk more tomorrow. You've definitely become one of my favorite mentors at this university, and I can't thank you enough."
"Your thoughtful comments and meeting with you totally made my day. I hope you know I really look forward to keeping in touch with you well beyond graduation since I believe smart, inspiring women like yourself are the true foundations to all things awesome in this world."