SamNova is grateful to share a selection of recommendations by diverse professionals spanning multiple industries and job functions, on behalf of Ed Samuel. The testimonials featured highlight Ed and his team's dedication to unparalleled results on behalf of his clients, his unwavering integrity and his steadfast commitment to make a difference in this world especially by helping other people achieve their dreams and advance their careers — regardless of any obstacle
When applying for C-suite positions, you need to ace the interview process, and Ed can teach you how. His insights for preparing for an interview are invaluable and he helps you know the difference between you being confident that you delivered your best response and wondering if you said the right thing. Ed’s sound advice, his recommendations for improvements, his words of wisdom and encouragement were well worth his fee and is an investment in yourself. In addition to hiring Ed to enhance your interview skills, purchase his book and learn how to optimize your resume. Or hire his team to improve upon your resume. Ed is a thought-leader at his craft. He cares about his clients, and he goes the extra mile to provide sage guidance. After several days of searching for an interview coach, I found Ed, and I count myself fortunate. I highly recommend his services and listening to his podcast. If you want to reach your full potential, hire Ed, and he will help you succeed.
— Clarissa Russell, Strategic Advisor
At the time I met Ed I was facing the challenge of completing a career transition during the COVID-19 pandemic. His guidance, direction and hands-on involvement were critical factors in ensuring that I stayed on the path and properly focused in my efforts to achieve a successful landing. Further, Ed’s insights into the recruiting and interview processes helped me to be prepared for the interview sessions at a level that I could not have achieved on my own. Lastly, the contributions made by the SamNova resume writer, Safiya Edwards, and Ed in reworking my LinkedIn profile were central to the success I ultimately enjoyed. I do not think it is a coincidence that my level of interview activity rose dramatically once the new and improved documents were put in circulation. The bottom line is that Ed’s support proved to be invaluable in enabling me to realize my hoped-for successful transition.
— Jeffrey W. Jones
Ed is a superior executive coach. I would unreservedly recommend him for anyone who wants more than just a resume re-write and LinkedIn refresh. If you want help telling your story in a way that will resonate with hiring managers, then Ed is the man for the job. In addition, his job-search methodology is amazing. Last but not least, he is above all a coach and provides helpful guidance during the search journey. Thank you Ed!
— Deborah Butler, Esq., Senior Vice President
I have had the good fortune to be blessed with Ed as an executive coach and mentor. Ed truly transcends the discipline of executive coaching. He provided me with uncommon strategies, tactics, and practical tools that aided me in navigating unfamiliar and sometimes complex territory. Gentle but firm, Ed has a unique talent for nudging you out of your comfort zone where real career growth occurs. I was able to see new possibilities that I had not previously considered. Ed quickly became a trusted advisor who spent time with me and really paid attention. Leaving no stone un-turned, Ed opened my eyes to new possibilities, assisted me in gaining clarity in my specific career goals, helped me optimize my unique skills and abilities, and encouraged me to challenge my assumptions and stretch beyond my preconceived notions. I highly recommend Ed without reservation. Ed is a first-class executive coach.
— Laura Dowling, Executive VP of Operations
What Ed offers cannot be described in one singular word. He brings tireless energy, a broad spectrum of professional expertise, and patience to leverage and tailor his teaching and coaching to meet the individual needs of each client. Ed is relentless in helping his clients to understand a proven process and how to achieve not only the expected but desired results. No detail is too small. That said Ed’s tutelage helped me to focus on what is truly important. How to maximize available technologies coupled with testing, interviewing coaching, and how best to take advantage of networking. Ed will ALWAYS find the time to discuss, review and coach with necessary candor every step in the process. Nights and weekends, no problem. He is a savant, a true Christian and professional. In my opinion the one singular word is... delighted.
— Stewart Wiggins, Senior Operations Leader
I had the good fortune of connecting with Ed Samuel through the Financial Executives Networking Group and made the wise decision to engage his coaching services. Ed provided excellent guidance that aided me in optimizing my resume and LinkedIn presence. His sound counsel and advice were critical as I navigated my career search, networked in the market place and ultimately secured my current position. Ed is very proactive and always a call, text or e-mail away in support of his clients. I highly recommend Ed Samuel as a coach for professionals at any stage of their career.
— Steve Jugan, VP Quality Assurance & Review Team
Working with Ed represented the turning point in my recent job search and allowed me to secure a new position in this difficult economy. At our first conversation, he outlined his clear, thoughtful process to help me organize and progress my activities. Ed and his team worked with me to update my outdated resume and LinkedIn profile such that they now showcase my experience, skills, and talents to become an attractive candidate. He presented strategies to identify and access the hidden job market, which moved beyond the typical advertised corporate hiring process. Through each stage from resume writing to interviewing to accepting a job offer, he helped me avoid common pitfalls and take control of my job search. His advice and perspective will continue to be valuable to me and I am grateful for his assistance.
— Wayne Ogorzalek, Finance Director and Business Unit CFO
I have had the great privilege of working with Ed during my period of career transition - and wish I had known of Ed's many talents sooner!! He has helped shape my resume, reviewed my LinkedIn profile, and provided expert coaching to uncover the hidden job market! He has provided great wisdom in navigating challenging situations in the job search, and ultimately, Ed was the one who introduced me to the contact, who, in turn, connected me to my new employer. I am very grateful for his expertise, his wisdom, and his guidance throughout all phases of the process and he encouraged me to consider all the skill sets that I bring to my new company and to present them during the interview. I consider Ed to be not only my career coach, but he has also become a dear friend and Brother-in-Christ, who has walked with me during a challenging time. I will always be forever grateful!
— Jim Donohue, Director of Strategic Accounts
Ed Samuel is the finest career coach I have ever worked with. He applies his years of experience to offer sound career advice as well as valuable life lessons that have helped tremendously over my most recent job search. I am proud to highly recommend Ed as a career mentor, business and spiritual advisor and thank him for all of the help and advice he has provided.
— Kevin Tees, Production Supervisor
Engaging with Ed, my executive career coach/advisor, was the best decision I have made in the search for my next job opportunity! He has been a real godsend to me in so many ways – wish I had “pulled the trigger” much earlier than I did. Ed is such a well-rounded, experienced, wise, responsive, caring, highly networked coach and knows when to push hard and when to back off in guiding me. Nothing will catch him by surprise given his coaching 100s of clients over many years. I have full confidence in his ability to steer me in the right direction as well as help me avoid unwise tangents/detours/dangerous waters. He truly wants to help others succeed in achieving their vocational goals. Also, because Ed is a committed follower of Jesus Christ and dedicated ministry leader, it informs his character and integrity. Ed comes with my highest recommendation – you will never regret collaborating with him!
— Todd Metzler, Financial Analyst
Ed is an insightful leader in the field of career coaching and business consulting. His knowledge and ability to understand businesses, professionals and executives speaks to a broad base of experience and dedication to improving both business brand and personal profile. Ed was extremely helpful and consultative to me in helping me transition my corporate career to one of consulting, coaching and not for profit leadership. Your time is well spent engaging Ed’s expertise in career management!
— Maxine Dotseth, Founder & Principal Consultant
I worked with Ed and his team on my most recent job search journey. Through working with his resume writer that I was assigned; I was able to see my value in a different way. I gained confidence in my skills. Once the work of networking and applying for positions came into play; I learned so much from Ed's wisdom. Ed is so professional and kind; he is truly passionate about the success of his clients. And because of implementing all the steps, I was able to quickly land position in my field with a company I can see myself growing with.
— Letita Thomas, Treasury Specialist
I worked closely with Ed during my recent career transition. Ed provided me with exceptional coaching, which was instrumental in my landing a senior-level vice president finance role at the age of fifty-eight. He helped me improve my resume and LinkedIn profile for greater impact, and created a strategic and tactical plan to materially grow and leverage my professional network, while targeting the 'hidden job market'. I met Ed and began working with him about nine months into my search; I wish I had started with Ed earlier, as I believe my transition could have been much shorter. I highly recommend Ed to anyone currently in transition or anticipating a career change in the near future.
— Charles Stokes, VP, Finance
Ed is my Career Direct team leader. What consistently impresses me most about Ed is the time and attention he devotes to training. He has invested a lot into my professional development, and he invests a lot into everyone he meets. I have heard him speak on the radio. I have also observed him give presentations. Those are very informative, helpful and free. He serves from the heart with a desire to help people optimize their careers so that they can experience fulfillment in all areas of life.
— Stacy Knox, Career Coach
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