Testimonials

“I was a recent grad with no clear career path. I went to Marilyn to find a career but walked away with so much more. Marilyn worked with me to find a career that I was passionate about and along the way she helped me build my self confidence…I went to Marilyn to simply find a job and walked away with so much more.”

L.F.
L.F.

“Before working with Marilyn, my career had no direction. She helped me to define what I wanted out of my career – to identify my strengths and give me the confidence I needed to pursue my career dreams. And Marilyn’s interview advice helped me to land the job I’ve always wanted. Thank you Marilyn!”

J.S.
J.S.

“I really appreciate all the useful tips and insights Marilyn gave me. I felt much more empowered and confident in the interviewing process, which helped me get the job.”

C.M.
C.M.

“I had read countless “how-to” books, but was unable to make any significant progress toward my life goals until I worked one-on-one with Marilyn. Her advice was extremely constructive and thoughtful; she let me set my own pace, respected my opinions, and helped me stay motivated.”

V.M.
V.M.

“Thank you, Marilyn, for all your help in bringing about this new job. The framework you provided to discover the right career made finding and recognizing the right job much easier. Despite the sometimes challenging job news, I can claim it’s possible to be over 50, unemployed long-term, and find rewarding work without compromising money or position.”

M.A.
M.A.

“My work with Marilyn began after a grueling period of unemployment. Additionally, I was looking to make a move to a new and very distant city. With focused determination on results, accomplishments, and honest self-appraisal, Marilyn helped me secure a great position in my chosen city. More importantly, she helped restore my confidence in my abilities, skills, and experience. I enthusiastically recommend Marilyn Fettner.”

S.W.
S.W.

“Marilyn adds tremendous value to the career search. I had read countless “how-to” books, but was unable to make any significant progress toward my life goals until I worked one-on-one with her.”

F.K.
F.K.

“You gave me the encouragement to make my idea a reality. I’m so excited about what the future holds.”

D.Y.
D.Y.

“Our time together got me started and low and behold someone tapped me on the shoulder. I was glad to have had your guidance and…I ended up in an environment very close to what I had envisioned through some of your exercises. I truly appreciate the insight I gained when we worked together.”

M.G.
M.G.

“I needed someone to help me focus and organize my job search, and your credentials impressed me as someone with the expertise that I was looking for.”

J.C.
J.C.

“I’m so glad we spent time on the negotiating part of the process…it really helped and gave me a lot of confidence going forward….it made quite a difference in the final offer I was able to negotiate.”

C.D.
C.D.

“Marilyn assisted me in creating a coherent and effective resume out of my complicated work history. Her advice was extremely constructive and thoughtful, reflecting her extensive knowledge of current trends in the employment market.”

A.R.
A.R.

“I couldn’t let the day go by without thanking you again for your assistance on Monday and Tuesday with our Open Doors orientations. We were delighted to have you back with us to support our continuous improvement initiative. It really is a great program and your insights are so valuable to our students.”

Laura Picchietti Cox
Laura Picchietti CoxParent Volunteer, Lake Forest High School - Open Doors ProgramWebsite

“I appreciate the assistance you gave me…it helped me go as far as I did so quickly. Thank you!”

S.F.
S.F.

“Marilyn has an upbeat, positive approach. There’s a good flow of information, directed toward results.”

L.R.
L.R.

“What I most appreciate is being able to ask questions and always getting a very clear, insightful answer, and sometimes with some needed humor.”

S.F.
S.F.

“I can see where I have to perform more self-assessment work. Lots of good ideas and I must start implementing them.”

S.P.
S.P.

“The resume writing was so extremely helpful to me!”

R.W.
R.W.

“Being kind of shy, the networking planning and practice really helped. I was intimidated by it, but now I’m out there making contacts and getting referrals. It’s paying off.”

R.C.
R.C.

“I felt like I was floating around, not getting anywhere until I wrote an actual plan. It kept me focused on who I needed to contact and how to get the information and connections I needed.”

M.J.
M.J.

“The mock interviews helped me turn the corner in my interviewing. The feedback and taping showed me exactly what I needed to change. After that I started getting offers.”

A.W.
A.W.

“I never really felt comfortable negotiating offers. I wasn’t sure of how to do it or what to say. Marilyn’s coaching made all the difference. I got more than I thought I could get. It truly paid off.”

J.K.
J.K.

“I was really frustrated and unhappy in my job. I knew I needed a change but didn’t know how to begin. Working with Marilyn encouraged me to think concretely about career possibilities. It’s important to spend time on the process, thinking about it and working toward a goal.”

F.D.
F.D.

“Your techniques had such a positive impact on my view of public speaking. It made all the difference to my approach, of those once totally dreaded situations.”

B.G.
B.G.

“One of the most valuable parts of your service was revising my resume to clearly summarize and highlight my skills and experience in relation to the jobs that interest me.”

S.F.
S.F.

“Thank you for your wonderful guidance, patience, writing skills, and ear!”

K.L.
K.L.

“We covered a lot of useful information at each session, so each session was helpful and informative.”

L.P.
L.P.Occupation, CompanyWebsite

“Thank you for all of your support and assistance. It helped me focus on priorities and presenting myself in the best light possible. I was able to present my true self and not an image of myself. I am grateful and appreciative of your assistance.”

H.P.
H.P.Occupation, CompanyWebsite

“You definitely gave me a head start in the right direction. Thank you.”

J.O.
J.O.

“It was a pleasure to have you work with us for the After School – From College to Career sessions. You are a tremendous asset! The feedback from the students from last night’s session was wonderful. They were very glad they came, because they came away with much knowledge they didn’t have before. I think they had fun too!”

Susan Bell
Susan BellExecutive Director, College Bound OpportunitiesWebsite

“Thank you so much for providing such good ideas for the students again this year. We truly value your knowledge… We continue to hear positive feedback from the mentors about how prepared they are and this just reinforces the importance of your presentation.”

Sarah Glynn
Sarah GlynnCommittee Member, Lake Forest High School - Open Doors ProgramWebsite

“Marilyn was a joy to work with. She was easily accessible and let me set my own pace, respected my opinions, and helped me stay motivated.”

V.M.
V.M.

“I learned a lot about myself during our meetings and I’m committed to staying positive!”

L.A.
L.A.

“Thank you for all you’ve done for me! I am doing really well at this new job and I am enjoying it. Everyone here is nice and respectful and this feels like a fun and safe work environment. Thank you for all the work you did with me!”

S.D.

Google Reviews

Fettner Career Coaching
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Christiane Broihier
Christiane Broihier

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I went to Marilyn for career coaching in order to identify and transition into a new career path after my children were old enough to start school. It was a troubling time for me as I wasn't sure what my next steps would be. Marilyn is a sensitive, supportive, and talented counselor. Her instincts about what I needed during each session were spot on. Her approach helped me move on to the next phase of my life with confidence and newfound knowledge of myself. I am forever grateful for the time I spent and work I did with Marilyn!

Anne Levinstein
Anne Levinstein

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I saw Marilyn for a period of several months after realizing that I was no longer a good match to my chosen career field. I had worked for the same company ever since I graduated from college, and while I was very comfortable there, I felt an itch to spread my wings and do something more authentic.

Marilyn was wonderful because she blended practical tools and assessments with a deep emotional sensitivity to the fear that can accompany such dramatic life change. Her background as a licensed counselor was invaluable when combined with her no-nonsense, business-like, we'll-figure-this-out-together career coach attitude. Such a great balance! She truly enjoys what she does and cares about her clients.

Although no one has a magic wand and change does not happen overnight, seeing Marilyn is, in my opinion, the first solid step to uncovering your true passion. I'm sure everyone's journey unfolds differently in a way that is just right for them, and I can definitely say that this was the case for me. 🙂

Happy coaching!