I first contacted Linda at a time when I was thinking seriously of making a major career change.  After nearly 20 years, I was in a rut and looking for a coach to help me figure out what other career options would be a good fit for me.  Linda helped me get to the essence of what I did and didn’t like, and to realize that there is a lot that I actually like about my career.  The solution for me was not a complete career change as I initially thought, but rather a smaller directional change to better focus on finding a job that would play to my strengths and interests. She also helped me update my resume and provided very helpful interviewing tips.  I found Linda to be very personable and easy to work with and she kept the “touchy feely” stuff to a minimum.  Today, I have what may be my dream job (still in the same career), and Linda played a large part in getting me here.  I am grateful to her and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking career advice or coaching.  D.V., Attorney, California

Linda is an incredibly insightful woman who validated my passion, recognized my full potential, motivated me to expect more from myself and others, and essentially saved me from career suicide.  She is worth every penny spent on her services. – K.S., Attorney, California

Working with Linda has been a pleasure–and a big help to my career.  She helped me assess my current career choice and plan for a new position, listening carefully to my goals and concerns, and working with me to fine-tune my approach.  She was very effective in helping me look at the “big picture” as well as in advising me how to handle everyday workplace concerns.  She takes a holistic approach, is keenly insightful and is a breeze to work with.  I highly recommend Linda and look forward to continuing to work with her. – L. R., Attorney, California

Coaching has helped me deal with my ongoing career issues — finding a way to manage my current job, and helping me find a better fit for the future. I found Linda’s keen understanding of the legal industry very helpful and would definitely recommend her to other attorneys struggling to find happiness in their careers.  I wish I had tried coaching a few jobs ago! – K.S., Attorney, California

Linda was extremely helpful in making me realize what I want most out of my next position and also in seeing how to get there. She is encouraging and offers specific tools that guide the process of searching for a new job.  During this incredibly stressful time, she has helped me identify my real career goals and has guided me toward finding a position that will make me happy, not simply offer a paycheck.  Her tips on networking and her motivation was invaluable. – G.S., Public Relations VP, New Jersey

Ms. Hardenstein was the Director of Training and Professional Development at my law firm for three years and her counseling, coaching and support were instrumental in my making Partner. Her ability to listen and identify needs rather than working on the surface is particularly noteworthy … I highly recommend her. – S.P., Attorney, Washington, DC

Your tremendous knowledge, patience and charisma helped me get a clear vision of who I am as a person and how I function.  I started off trying to figure out my career path and ended up finding a path of whole self discovery. You helped me create a short-term plan according to my reality and a long-term plan to be where I’ve always dreamed to be and helped me stay motivated during a very difficult period in my career.  Thank you for helping me understand my purpose.  I now have a clear vision of what I need to do and the confidence to get me there.  M.X – Human Resources, California

I sought Linda’s services at a transitional point in my career.  The assessment process affirmed my unique identity and my coaching work with Linda was instrumental in helping me to identify a path forward that promises to bring me great joy and passion.  I highly recommend the process. – G.E, COO, Georgia  

 Linda is knowledgeable and encouraging. I was putting applications and resumes out, but wasn’t focused. She helped me to understand my core competencies and see how my skills were transferable. I started looking at companies and career options with different eyes. – J.S., Manager, California

Linda asked thought-provoking questions. She encouraged me in free thinking, while also creating the structure and guidelines I needed to move forward. – N.N., Senior Information Architect, Colorado

Linda and I worked together at the end of my six month employment search.  Her wise counsel and insightful analysis created the tipping point for me. I was more confident and better prepared for the interview that landed the architectural job I wanted. Linda has the Midas touch! – M. H., Architect, California

I rely on Linda often for just in time coaching on a range of issues such as advice to prepare me for a promotions review, options for negotiations, and approaches for challenging professional situations. She offers a fresh perspective and identifies opportunities that I would have never imagined. She is flexible with a broad span of expertise in both personal and professional development. – J.S., Director,  California

I very much benefited from my coaching time with Linda. I found her to be insightful and responsive to me and my needs. She was objective and raised issues of which I should be aware and take into consideration … she helped me avoid what in hindsight might have been a bad professional decision. I highly recommend her. – R.E., HR Director, Pennsylvania

I sought Linda’s advice with resume writing and career coaching during a critical point in my life. When I left my coaching session with Linda, I felt recharged and confident that my resume reflected my skill set and I found new determination to go out and get the job that I wanted. Linda is a true professional and expert in her field and I strongly recommend her services. – R. T., HR Manager, California

Thanks for helping my son. I don’t know what you did but his self-esteem and confidence have increased since working with you to identify his career path and to learn the skills to find the job that he loves. – H.S., Parent Educator, California