Here is what my clients are saying…
Corporate & Executive Coaching: “I enlisted Athena’s corporate coaching services for a manager we had promoted. The results were evident in just a few sessions, the employee took on a more confident persona and developed into a more effective manager. Since then, she has coached other managers with the same outcome. As I’ve gotten to know Athena through this process, I have noticed that she has a way of getting you to look at things differently, allowing you to see other perspectives in order to make better decisions. Her unique style of communicating is very effective and has a positive impact on individuals both professionally and personally. I highly recommend Athena and her ability to coach and train people to the next level of their careers.”
Kelly McDavid – HR Director, Miele Canada
Career & Leadership Coaching: “Athena is a thought-provoking, energizing career coach who brings clarity to the career management process, ultimately guiding her clients on the path to leading fulfilling careers. Soon after starting my first post-MBA job, I realized I was in a position that was not right for me. Unsure of what I was looking for, and daunted by the thought of changing directions, I turned to career coaching.
Athena challenged me to ask myself tough questions and, as a result, helped me develop a clear vision of what I wanted out of my career. With Athena’s feedback and guidance, I identified my top strengths, determined career opportunities where my talent would be put to good use, and simultaneously ensured I was on the right track to achieving my long-term objectives.
Athena is approachable and honest, and her investment in her clients’ success makes her both a pleasure to work with and an effective coaching professional. After working with Athena, I feel inspired by what the future holds for me and confident that I’ve made a calculated career move that will most definitely bring me closer to realizing my goals.”
>Career & Leadership Coaching: “Athena was a crucial part of my career search, which ultimately landed me a position in Investment Banking. She was key in helping me identify differentiating elements in both my personal traits and professional experiences, which we distilled into a clear, compelling and memorable message. Athena’s talent lies in her ability to accentuate what is innate rather than merely provide the packaging expected by industry. I would definintely recommend Athena for areas relating to career search, personal branding, and coaching in general.”
Terence Fong – JD-MBA (2014) Rotman School of Management
Career & Transition Coaching: “The encouragement, insight and perspective of Athena Westlaken accelerated me through the transition process and helped me land a great career opportunity. Her positive attitude and superior judgment in assessing my situation were hallmarks of an outstanding approach. In addition, Athena’s experience and keen intuition helped me make good decisions at critical times to win the job. I’m very grateful for the support I received, but most importantly, for the fundamental belief in me and what I could contribute.”
E.M., Toronto, ON
Career & Transition Coaching: “It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend Athena Westlaken. Athena presented material with ease, humour and professionalism. Athena’s knowledge, sensitivity, diligence, energy and sense of humour made the process much easier for me. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs help in this area. I have been pleased to meet her and have her as a career coach.”
D.D., Toronto, ON
Career & Transition Coaching: “Athena Westlaken is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable career coach and counselor with whom I thoroughly enjoyed working. She is innovative, trustworthy and compassionate and works with your personality to formulate effective career-growth strategies. In particular, Athena helped me to perfect my interview skills through role-playing with the aid of behavioural questions, and assisted me in writing results-based statements as a means of enhancing my resume. I wouldn’t think twice before using Athena’s services in the future – she is wholeheartedly recommended.”
A.O., Toronto, ON
Motivational Coaching: “I am writing to commend Athena Westlaken, as a coach. I found my sessions with her to be very helpful in setting and meeting my personal goals. She was able to effectively focus in on my needs. She helped me create goals. More importantly, she encouraged me to stay motivated to meet my goals. As a result, I was successful in reaching my objectives. I am very happy to have worked with her, and would recommend her to anyone looking for motivational coaching.”
J.T., Toronto, ON