Client Reviews

Reviews

• "I was about to leave my career in IT as I was not getting any calls from any of the IT companies. I realized that I was making some mistakes in my resume and cover letters. I got the contact of Brenda through LinkedIn and in the first session I could understand why I was not getting any calls. Brenda is very experienced and very easily she made me an expert in making resumes and cover letters in a Canadian format. I would strongly suggest to people who are new to Canada please contact Brenda for career coaching or making a Canadian resume. Trust me, you will see a huge difference. Once again, thank you so much for your guidance and help. I got my confidence back." ~ Dhiraj, IT Change, Release, and Incident Manager, Ontario

• Client update! ~ "THANK YOU so much to Brenda for her support and word of encouragement through the career development and job searching process. I can’t stress how much Brenda’s help and guidance meant to me and how tremendously useful her instructions, tips, and advice were. And most importantly, feeling that she was thinking of me and helping ease the emotional roller coaster job searching can be. I was reflecting on how this process was and was blown away by the fact that I first contacted Brenda in the beginning of June 2022 and just in a good one-month and a half I was able to land a job that fits what I was looking for. Just wow! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Brenda!" ~ Masoud, Branch Operations Assistant (Banking), Ontario

• Brenda made my transition from teaching to a writing career easier. I gained confidence in applying for jobs as she helped me restructure my resume and provided great insights into writing a cover letter that works." ~ Maham, Copywriter, Ontario

• Very knowledgeable and experienced. ~ Tim, Emissions Analyzer Specialist - Oil and Gas, Alberta

• Review2! Brenda has been a great help with my job search process. Her professional and clear guidance had made a difference on how I approach each company that I apply for; from advice and assistance on tailoring the resume and cover letter to the job posting to proofreading and providing key feedback and tips. She has been and continues to be very supportive throughout the process. ~ Masoud, Administrative Assistant (goal Finance Industry), Ontario

• I originally attended a workshop with Brenda in 2017, when I was looking for a job. I benefitted a lot from all the tips and advise I received during the workshop with her, and was successful in getting multiple job offers. I hired her recently for a job application and was extremely satisfied with her professionalism and detailed guidance. ~ Harjot, Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician, BC

• I can’t thank Brenda enough for everything she did for me. Her knowledge and first-class attention to details completely transformed my outdated resume and cover letter. Her smarts of the industry though are so much more diverse. Brenda’s very easy to talk to and so engaging with you. She had many ideas beyond what she was helping me with that would just add to what we were already building together. Brenda knows all the right job sites. She helped guide me not only to the right person, but showed me how to professionally engage with that person. Brenda knows how to fast track things so you are going straight to where you need to be. I’m not very articulate so all I can say is 1000 thanks Brenda. I had a new job two days after sending out my new personalized and job specific resume and cover letter. I couldn’t be happier. ~ Shawn, Truck Driver/Labourer, BC

• This is a follow up review from one I posted previously. After almost two months in my new position, I can confirm that it is a great fit and Brenda's guidance helped me land where I belong. I'm not only gainfully employed at a successful company, but for the first time that I can remember, I'm genuinely enjoying the work I'm doing. The fact that I was able to gain the position in only a matter of weeks after following Brenda's advice was definitely a bonus. ~ Christopher, Proposal Writer/Manager, Ontario

• Great working with Brenda. I found meetings very valuable and after working with Brenda I have a strategy and plan for my job search. ~ Mo, Chemical Engineer, Alberta

• I reached out to Brenda to work on my resume. She did great work revamping my resume in such short-time notice. I enjoyed her session and working together to understand her feedback. ~ Masoud, Administrative Assistant, Quebec

• Brenda was fantastic! She explained exactly why my resume wasn't getting me any interviews and drafted a new one for me. She went above and beyond in helping me to improve my employment application skills. You can tell she loves what she does and cares about her clients. ~ Jennifer, Office Manager, Alberta

• It was amazing working with Brenda. She helped me restructure my resume and I was able to gain a lot of insights about my resume and cover letter. She gave me a lot of support and ideas that helped me. It was a pleasure working with Brenda. ~ Farhana, Healthcare Coordinator, Ontario (New graduate)

• Brenda gave some great advice for my resume. Definitely was helpful in the resume writing process! ~ Gwen, Technical Writer, Ontario (Update: Got the job!)

• I wish to highly appreciate the coaching session with Brenda. I really shifted from my way of writing a resume confusing it with a CV. I learn things to do and not to do, how to customize the resume for each application and do research about the employer to show interest and get more information. She also provided useful resources, information and contacts. ~ Fidelite, Human Resources Officer, Ontario (New immigrant)

• Brenda has been very responsive and effective in providing valuable and clear directions to improve my resume and job search approach and strategy. Brenda has gone above and beyond what I was initially hoping to get from a Career Coach. I would strongly recommend Brenda for anyone looking for help with their career and job search. ~ Nabil, Engineering Project Manager, Ontario (Contractor)

• Brenda's positivity and professionalism made the process of preparing for my career search a constructive and beneficial experience, as opposed to the chaotic and frustrating one I had been anticipating. She not only helped me transform my resume into something effective and impressive that I could be proud of, she also provided the direction and tools I needed to properly identify the career path most attuned and beneficial to me. I intend to continue applying her teachings as I move forward and will not hesitate to engage her for further services and advice as needed. ~ Christopher, Proposal Writer/Manager, Ontario (Update: Got the job!)

• I loved working with Brenda to prepare for my latest interview! Highly recommend!
~ Kenzie, Intermediate Accountant, Alberta (Update: Got the job!)

• She is very personal, very well experienced, we only had the first meet and greet and it's been the perfect start! Looking forward to continuing working with her towards my goals. ~ Dora for Dayne, Retail Manager, Ontario 

• Though I only had one session with Brenda, it feels like we had many. My session was for coaching on job applications and salary negotiations. Brenda was extremely excellent to work with… she’s a straight shooter who is also caring and kind. Brenda went above and beyond to follow up on my interview progress and help me get what I was looking for via email before and after my session. She also spent extra efforts making sure to boost my confidence while she worked with me. I really appreciate everything she did to help me secure the salary and role I was looking for. She even helped me negotiate my start date! ~ Christine, Business Analyst, ON  (Update: Got the job!)

• This is for anyone who might be thinking about a career change, looking for interview preparation and/or assistance with resume/cover letter writing. Brenda is amazing she teaches from years of experience. She walks through the process explaining intricate details and tips and tricks throughout! So (if) you (have) a friend or family member is interested I can’t suggest anyone more highly! I’ll be setting my kids up with her so they have this knowledge early in their careers! Thank you Brenda for your amazing work and kindness. ~ Carolyn, Certified Counsellor, BC 

 I had an eye opening first session with Brenda as a working mom seeking a complete professional shift. She guided me as I discovered how my personality, my interests and my values could intersect into a fulfilling career. She strikes me as a kind, knowledgeable, and insightful professional with whom I can confidently navigate this new chapter of my life. ~ Anne-Marie, Chemical Engineering , QC (Education in progress.)


WRITTEN EVALUATION FEEDBACK

Note: Names below have been withheld for privacy and confidentiality, as per contractual agreements with employment programs/centres.)


• Found most valuable: Guidance, review, suggestions and revisions of covering letter provided by Brenda, who is truly an expert in this field with invaluable experience – all shared professionally, personally, and proficiently.

• Brenda you rock!!! Information is relevant and up to date. Very motivating.

• Love, love, love Brenda. So helpful and helps put things into perspective.

• Phenomenal delivery and content. Brenda is absolutely the definition of experience as an employment coach. What a pleasure!

• Excellent and remarkable work by Brenda.

• Very cheerful personality that makes you feel at ease at once.

• Brenda is absolutely incredible at what she does! Very, very, very helpful, encouraging, fun, friendly, smart and professional.

• Just wanted to say that I appreciate all the new knowledge I have gained this week. Brenda, you are a wealth of knowledge... • Inspirational!!! Energetic!!! Wonderful!!!

• Brenda was very approachable and personable. She has a great wealth of helpful knowledge.

• I recommend this to others. Thanks!!

• Brenda is amazingly talented on the subject and presented information loud and clear.

• Inspirational - life changing. Thanks!

• Very helpful and learned so much to help with confidence!!

• I appreciate Brenda’s positivity and wealth of knowledge.

• She has been an awesome support throughout. She is very understanding, amazing tutor with all the knowledge. She is always available to pull me out from any confusion... Am very, very thankful to Brenda for bearing with me this long. Thank you once again.

• I am very impressed with Brenda...extremely helpful, full of information which will help with looking for new work. Thank you so much.

• Very much appreciated Brenda’s high skill and experience level with finger on the pulse of the labour market and trends.

• I think Brenda is amazing.

• You are wonderful at what you do!

• ...Brenda is very helpful and friendly.

• Inspirational. Thanks Brenda!

• Brenda is wonderful to work with.

• Engaging and witty….really struck a few cords today.

• Brenda has an amazing ability to make things interesting.

• Brenda is the best. Outstanding.

• Brenda is so informed and so approachable it makes this process so much more enjoyable.

• Brenda was very clear and helpful, she made a huge difference in my confidence.

• You made it fun, exciting and enjoyable, but mostly you were truly inspiring, enthusiastic and genuine and certainly got me to think and look at things differently. Thank you for sharing your gifts with me. I certainly appreciated it.

• ...you're very good at what you do.

• Excellent - informative - well done. Very useful. • Thanks a lot! You help(ed) me to understand a lot of things about me.

• Brenda is truly a motivator. I haven't felt this motivated or good about myself in 8 months.

• Very pleasant, bubbly, vivacious, and a real pro.

• Brenda was awesome!

• Very intuitive.

• Brenda was great, very personable. Positive experience.

• Brenda - great lady!!! Very helpful, makes you feel comfortable, and very professional.

• She was great, she makes you feel comfortable. Thank you! Great! Brenda you are very good at what you do. Thanx.

• Very educational and inspirational. • Informative - current - helpful - interesting and entertaining.


WORKSHOP SPECIFIC    

• The best teacher I have had to date. Thanks!

• Brenda is really a superstar facilitator. It’s so easy to understand the way she explains everything. Five stars for her. Big thank you.

• Brenda the facilitator was very knowledgeable and had a very positive tone to the whole workshop. She encourages you to be honest with yourself in order to get the best results. I am very happy that I attended and participated. I feel this workshop helped me with a structure and a systematic plan to achieve my career employment goals.

• I enjoyed working with Brenda. She is very knowledgeable and creates an open and friendly learning environment. Her care for her clients is evident and marks all that she does. I felt like a high priority...

• Brenda is a wonderful Facilitator. Full of knowledge and information. It’s great to attend her workshops. Thank you so very much Brenda.

• Brenda is the BEST instructor that I have ever had.

• Brenda is (an) awesome facilitator. She is amazing in explaining things with wonderful examples and easy to understand and remember. Big thanks to Brenda.

• Brenda is an excellent communicator and teaches the material in an engaging and interesting way. Appreciate her time and effort!

• Brenda was inspiring, helpful, and encouraging all throughout the workshop. She has a natural ability to make us feel at home, and I appreciated her friendly demeanor.

• I feel so incredibly lucky to have (had) her as my facilitator and instructor. Being out of work is stressful, anxiety inducing, and depressing. I feel positive, energized, and hopeful after attending the modules - Brenda's upbeat style is definitely a key part of that.

• Brenda is very knowledgeable and has the ability to alleviate the concerns of class participants. Brenda’s humour is invaluable and her examples from past personal experience help move the class along to a positive outcome for everyone involved.

• Brenda is awesome facilitator, she is amazing at explaining things with wonderful examples and easy to understand and remember.

• Brenda is a great facilitator with all her experiences and knowledge in the field. She is such a great help!

• Brenda is a highly experienced trainer and always a pleasure to attend her workshop.

• The assistance, education and training with the facilitator is awesome!

• As always Brenda Race was an excellent facilitator.

• Always interesting listening to Brenda Race, she makes the workshops refreshing.

• It was a very informative workshop and Brenda was wonderful!!

• Brenda was amazing, everything was explained very clear, easy to understand, and she gave us advice and confidence on our work. I really appreciated the way she conducted the workshop and her friendly personality.

• Brenda is an excellent facilitator. She delivers expert advice in a very friendly manner.

• Brenda’s knowledge, expertise and style of presentation were really outstanding. She kept the atmosphere very friendly.

• Absolutely so worth while! Brenda is a fabulous Facilitator!

• Wow! It was such an energetic workshop! I am all charged up and positive. Thank you Brenda for an amazing learning experience.

• Brenda was a very calm, kind and knowledgeable teacher.

• (The workshop) gave me lots of tools to use, was pretty clear and practical. I got more confidence in my new applications. Brenda is friendly and charismatic what makes the workshop more interesting.

• Very friendly, made it easy to be myself and feel comfortable. Thank you Brenda.

• Brenda engages the class in a fun and informative way.

• Loved the hands on approach. Very personable and friendly. Learned a lot…

• Brenda does a good job of making people comfortable and has a natural ability to keep people engaged during the workshops.

• Facilitator Brenda is awesome, awesome, awesome.

• Brenda is a fantastic instructor. She is very approachable and answers every question with clarity. She never rushes you through any section. Always checks with each client for confirmation that information provided makes sense.

• Brenda is a great facilitator as always and gives us the opportunity to share our examples and thoughts to contribute to the discussion.

• Loved just like the last one. Always nice to be involved and can’t wait for more.

• Good facilitation of discussion and support for participants was excellent.

• The instructor is highly knowledgeable and has the ability to engage and motivate students. The course was highly helpful!

• The facilitator gave us opportunities to expand on the discussion topics, but also kept us on schedule. She was supportive.

• Brenda is an awesome and articulate facilitator. I learned a lot from her.

• A fun and engaging workshop!

• Went over and beyond to provide assistance where needed. Brenda was knowledgeable and helped me find career paths I never considered. The (Her) course material was A++.

• Brenda was amazing. The course content was very pertinent. It was well organized and the presentation was very interesting. The information she gave was very helpful. Thank you.

• She was very active and energetic which helped me to be more motivated and eager to learn new things.

• I appreciated your warm and engaging style - the ability to quickly connect with the group. I found everything so valuable! Thank you.

• You are a fantastic facilitator.

• Appreciate Brenda's knowledge/background of her topic, interactive presentation and sense of humour.

• Enjoyed the energy and fun nature you brought to the day.

• You've done a great job. Very helpful and interesting. Thank you...

• All was very useful! Very self-reflective! Good handouts - excellent resources. Excellent workshop. Thank you so much!

• You are very good and nice to all different countries' people, especially to the ESL students, you make us feel comfortable, respected.

• She's a good example of the current needed employee. She IS what she is teaching.

• (Brenda) not only is professionally excellent - she teaches majorly with/from her heart.

• Positive attitude, showed a lot of enthusiasm and interest in helping students learn and improve our lives. Interesting, makes you think.

• I enjoyed your workshops very much and will be signing up for more.

• Very good at teaching, motivating and getting you involved.

• Brenda is an excellent instructor.

• Brenda was very good. Her teaching expressed an extremely thoughtful and insightful person...

• An excellent facilitator. Way to go Brenda. I learned a ton. Way to be enthusiastic and motivating. Excellent!

• Friendly, congenial. Kept the class interesting and had humour.

• Brenda was a terrific instructor. We loved her.

• Thank you Brenda, it was great fun!

• Excellent instructor.

• It was a very smart, interesting class. I really enjoyed it all. It was very inspirational.

• She was an excellent speaker. A teacher with a lot of heart in what she does.

• The training was extremely interesting, informative, and effective. Way to go. Excellent.

• Very informative. Very interesting, and I know these four days have affected me very positively.