Testimonials

Testimonials

IanLintonWhite

“I recently completed the Executive Career Move Coaching Program and found it to be one of the most challenging personal development programs I have undertaken. This program helped me in three key areas: Resume development, interview techniques and advanced executive job search techniques.

My CV is now a dynamic and concise document that sells my strengths and achievements in such a way that it will stand out from every other CV when applying for any executive role. Significant Executive Career coaching gave me extensive coaching in presenting myself in an interview and trained me in being able to answer any question with confidence. Most importantly, they coached me to perform at my best and really sell my strengths and achievements during the interview process.

Not only did I gain significant personal growth, I also gained confidence in advancing my career. The knowledge and skills developed as a result of this program have put me ‘ahead of the game’ in obtaining that next exciting career advancement.

This is a must have for executives wanting to secure their dream job. Significant Executive Career coaching has taken my career to a level I have always dreamed of.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Linton

Regional Fleet Sales Manager – Queensland

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

35 Castlereagh Pl

ANSTEAD QLD 4070

RobertHaskins

Following my redundancy, I engaged the services of Dr Edward Gifford to help me rewrite my Resume to highlight my experience and skills and also to reflect better my desired professional and personal aspirations.

Considering that it had been 12 years since I was last in the job seeking market, it was something of a shock to see how much the world had changed and to discover anew how to get the attention of recruiters and employers.

Edward has a formidable ability to create and refine the statements that illustrate specific skills, experience and talents. Combining this with an intimate knowledge of how the employment market works, anyone engaging him and his organisation will automatically find themselves in a much better position when looking for a new role.

Edward’s knowledge and feedback allowed me to craft a Resume that was both informative and impactful.

Prospective employers have commented on how quickly and easily the new Resume allowed them to see my extensive knowledge and experience and understand what unique benefits I could bring to my next role.

On a personal note, I have found Dr Gifford to be a man who is genuinely concerned with his work, and his dedication, care and kindness will be evident to anyone he works with.

I have no hesitation in recommending Edward and his services to anyone seeking a more fulfilling and rewarding career path.

Robert L Haskins B.Sc. (Hons)

Graeme

Dear Edward, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me today and following up on the Career TransitionWorkshop. I appreciated your insights, openness, wisdom and unique process. You have a true gift for engaging with people and assisting them to develop greater self-awareness of their purpose and its relevance within the greater scheme of life. You should be extremely proud of your work! I will endeavour to apply what you have taught me as I move forward with my career transition.”

Graeme Smith Regional Manager Queensland at Binder Group

KristineBerry

“Edward is one of those exceptionally high valued professionals who truly “walk the talk”. His knowledge, wisdom and ability to “ignite enthusiasm” have been invaluable to me. As a coach, he has incredible insight and an uncanny ability to “read between the lines” getting to the heart of an issue quickly – never giving you the solution but rather walks alongside you on the journey in living an On-Purpose Life! Without a doubt, he is a must-have for your network and I feel grateful to have built a relationship with him over the years.”

Kristine Berry Director at Peopleconnexion Recruitment

Debra Thompson

After three years of searching for a new job I made the decision to seek the assistance of a career change coach.  I came across the Executive Career Move website and through this met Edward Gifford.  After an initial consultation with Edward I decided to undertake the full career transition coaching program.

Over the period of the coaching Edward helped me to discover my purpose; understand my strengths and how these strengths can be leveraged in my job search; identify the types of work environments and workplaces where I wanted to work; develop my career stories and achievements and rewrite my resumé to specific job requirements.  In fact, the first time I submitted my new resumé I reached the second interview stage having competed with over 70 other applicants.

Edward helped me to see my career to date and my future career search from a different perspective.  He did not lecture but rather guided me in uncovering what I really wanted for myself.

I believe that the knowledge gained from my career coaching journey will be with me for the rest of my life.  I would strongly recommend this program and Edward as coach to anyone who is seeking more from their work lives.

I picked up my new position within a week of completing the program!

Debra Thompson

Executive  Assistant, Bond University

alex

After completing the Executive Career Move Coaching Program by Dr Edward Gifford, I would thoroughly recommend it to those that are seeking clarity in their career or are looking to climb the ladder more rapidly.

This comprehensive program will also suit you if you are looking for a change or are searching for your true purpose in life as it relates to your career or business.

Edward is great at uncovering your true inner drive/purpose and aligning it with your career goals, which provides you with the power to confidently go after any career/position that you desire.

His coaching expertise and experience also gives you the inner power and insight to walk away from any position that doesn’t match what you are looking for. This gives you great confidence and puts you on the front foot in your interview – Very powerful stuff!

Alex O’Neill, Blitz Digital, Business Development Manager.

alex

According to Edward, you have about 6 seconds to impress a recruiter with your resumé and so his expertise ensures that it is designed and written to instantly capture a recruiter’s attention and get you onto the interview pile.

After sending out my resume that Edward had redesigned and worked on with me, it went off like a hand grenade and I was taking on multiple interviews in a very short space of time.  In fact, it only took 20 minutes from when I first put my revised resume on Seek to when a recruiter called.  I got the job from the first hit!  –

Alex Oneill, Blitz Digital, Business Development Manager.

Working with Edward was an absolute pleasure. He provided calm and direction during a turbulent time. The guidance and structure he provided to the process of resetting and reassessing career goals was incredibly valuable. He helped me to more precisely focus my efforts on career progression and go after opportunities that really matter.

Edward had a great range of tools and information centred on career management that proved to be indispensible. I would recommend Edward to anyone in a period of career transition.

Amy Yorston

13d88ba

I recently engaged Edward to work with me to give my resume a long overdue makeover. I had been advised that as part of a restructure of our organisation my role of HR Manager had been made redundant and needed to update my resume. Although I had in the past assisted others to create their resumes I had not given my own an overhaul for sometime. I wanted someone who would really engage with me in the process to draw out and highlight the best of my career experiences and achievements.

Edward went beyond what I had expected and I believe I now have a resume that I will be proud to use in discovering new career opportunities. Thank you Edward I am so appreciative.

Rosalie Chant, CAHRI, HR Specialist

FionaCochran

Edward is a very experienced and successful career coach. He has a strong ability to enable people to identify and articulate what they are really looking for in their career. His approach allows the individual to plan and implement action steps to achieve their desired outcomes.

Fiona Cochran Managing Partner at Arete Executive