There are a lot of free career services available but, unfortunately,
the vast majority are not effective for executives and professionals. Such services
include church job seeker groups, mutual support groups, web-based seminars, and untold amateurs
who fashion themselves to be experts regarding the current job market. When you take the time to consider
that ineffective services can delay your career progress and personal happiness, these types of services
can be, in fact, economically and emotionally costly ... despite no out of pocket costs to you.
There are also various paid career services available such as company-paid outplacement,
career marketing firms, career counselors, and career coaches.
Many of these old-style paid services are also not effective in today's job market.
To learn the differences between these traditional services,
please take the time to review our article on this subject.
We are different from all of these free and paid alternatives. Although we can shift into "coaching mode"
when needed, we mostly offer expert advisement as trained consultants.
We take the time to understand your unique talents and needs, then consult with you and mentor you through your career change
process until you achieve your objective. We began our business during the 2001 recession and formulated our programs
based upon what worked under the most difficult employment market conditions of our lifetime.
We are also different because our founders have lifetimes of varied professional experience and
professional qualifications unmatched by other career firms. Richard is a true consultant,
certified nationally as a Certified Management Consultant, a
Board Certified Coach in the career specialty, and a
Certified Personnel Consultant. Likewise, Robin is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist,
a Certified Life Coach, and an Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Here are a few of the public testimonials we have been provided on LinkedIn. CALL US TODAY at 678-547-0072 to arrange a complimentary
initial "get to know you" session, or review more testimonials at www.linkedin.com/richardkirbyatl.
Richard is a personable, savvy and high integrity career coach. Richard was instrumental in strengthening my resume, interviewing,
and personal brand skills, and helped me obtain my current position as President & CEO of Gerber Life Insurance.Wesley Protheroe
After a long and successful run with my last employer, I felt the timing was right for me to make a proactive career move. However,
I didn't feel equipped to make a positive change and maintain my executive level compensation in today's difficult job market. Luckily,
I was referred to Executive Impact. They gave me strategies and motivation that helped me succeed in my job search. I landed a great
new position with a first class organization. I feel very fortunate and can strongly recommend Richard and Robin as a satisfied client.
Mary Beth Wafer
I had the pleasure of attending several of Richard's Career Coaching seminars and have a copy of his book "Fast Track Your Job Search and
Career!". His book is a comprehensive reference guide in helping the reader who may be in transition or is looking to make a career change.
This book is full of resources and strategies to fast track your way in getting a better job. When you purchase this book, he also
provides you a link to his website so you can download a PDF for all the exercise form that are in the book. Great book, much resources
and if you have the opportunity to meet Richard and his lovely wife Robin, they are world class folks. Keep up the GREAT work Richard in
helping the folks in transition.Donald Lemieux
Richard helped me achieve my career goal of securing new employment and increasing my earning potential by 20%. He was helpful, professional,
responsive and extremely effective. Frank Webb
Richard Kirby is a consummate professional, who provided an organized and proactive program for my recent job transition. I had not
been in a job search for twelve years, and found it extremely helpful to work with someone so well versed in current job market realities,
and the latest available tools to assist and manage the process. I'd recommend Richard and Executive-Impact without reservation."Tim Solomon
I highly recommend Richard Kirby, especially to those who are either underemployed or unhappily employed. Richard has a very positive attitude.
His enthusiasm was inspiring to me and helped me get up for my interviews. After our first strategy session I had a great interview and
landed the job I wanted! .... I will definitely recommend him to other career seekers. Martine De Proost Ford
Working with Richard really helped prepare me for a career transition and provided me with the tools I needed to make the most of the change.
It was a great experience and led to a successful result.Robert Dowd
I hired Richard as a Career Coach during my career transition. I am very pleased with the results because I landed the job that matched
every item on my "wish list." I would highly recommend Richard because he has the passion and talent to help make others successful.
Richard Kirby is an exceptional career coach. He has developed a program that provides structure, direction, and logic to a career change
or job seeking effort. His firm is structured to provide maximum one-on-one coaching and he brings to the table many years of expertise
in this field. He will instill in you the confidence to market yourself. He turns you in a sales person - good sales people plan their work
and work their plan. The key to his success is his plan. I would recommend Richard to anyone who is looking for professional, dead-on
expert coaching to advance their career requirements.Mark Kirchhof
I have had the pleasure of knowing Richard since we were members of a CEO Forum commencing in 2002. Having discussed many executive
issues in this group and observed Richard as a colleague and trusted confidant, I have come to respect deeply his insight into
management and career issues. I have also had the pleasure of observing the results he achieves working with his clients to
secure their next desired executive position. ... I would recommend Richard without hesitation and with complete enthusiasm.