Client Testimonials

What audiences are saying about Madelyn

“Madelyn Mackie is a fantastic and knowledgeable presenter. She delivered her stellar “Activate Your Job Search with Social Media” workshop for Wardrobe for Opportunity’s alumni and we had a record number of clients show up to take advantage of her valuable content. Her style made our clients feel comfortable and at ease with a technology-focused workshop, which was evident by the number of questions they asked and their high level of engagement. In addition, Madelyn made the information clear and digestible, giving our clients valuable information that they can easily implement. I have already seen several of our clients act on the information that they learned from the workshop, which is exactly the aim of our workshops and a testament to both Madelyn’s content and expertise.”

Rebecca Beasley-Cockroft

“Madelyn led several seminars that I attended related to job search skills. She is well-prepared, keeps things lively, and provides more value-added information than other presenters. She also provides great one-on-one advice when answering specific questions.”

Gabe Togneri

“Madelyn is a fantastic presenter. I have been in four classes taught by her and all were excellent. She is very knowledgeable and an enthusiastic coach. She clearly knows her material and is very upbeat. She is also creative in giving advice to job seekers. She was helpful to me in polishing my resume. I hardily endorse Madelyn as a coach and teacher.”

C.H.

“Madelyn gave a presentation on Activating Your Salary. She is a great speaker who keeps her audience entertained, intrigued, and eager to learn more. More importantly, her presentation was packed with information that can be used in real-life situations. We definitely want to hear Madelyn again, so our plan is to have her present a longer workshop for us.”

Mary Gayle Thomas

“Madelyn is a great coach. I took her “LinkedIn” and “Web Tools for Job Search” classes. They are well constructed, very practical and useful. I highly recommend her!”

P.L.

What career changers are saying about Madelyn

“I would strongly recommend anyone needing a career advisor to seek out Madelyn. I connected with Madelyn after my previous employer downsized. Meeting Madelyn was the best thing that happened to me during that time. Madelyn took time to review both my cover letter and resume and I received many callbacks as a result. I found Madelyn to be a great listener; she provided insight into areas of improvement to get me noticed by employers. Madelyn’s advice worked 100% of the time. As a mentor, as a coach Madelyn is “GREAT.” Thanks to our weekly meetings and her positive influence I was offered two jobs following Madelyn’s method. I only wish everyone had a coach like Madelyn. I can’t thank her enough.”

Cathy Dunwood

“I found Madelyn’s presentation skills to be very informative, but also engaging. The content has been very useful for me in my current job search. Most importantly, I was able to revamp my LinkedIn profile to include her recommendations and other professional tips.
Madelyn is also a very engaging speaker, involving her audience with questions and testimonials. I recommend Madelyn for all training and career search activities based on my first-hand experiences with her.”

C.M.

“Madelyn’s friendly and supportive demeanor made our one-on-one session a great and productive experience. The expert advice and gentle coaching she provides will definitely help anyone in need of a confidence boost during the career search process. Madelyn’s advice brings results. Due to her help, I had more responses to my resume and was more successful in interviews, all of which lead to getting my current job. Thank you Madelyn!”

Evie Fong

“I really enjoyed Madelyn’s LinkedIn class! I immediately went to work on her suggestions. It was really helpful to have such a concise “take away” from the class. I have my alarm set to spend time on Linkedin every morning using her 3x2x1 method. Looking forward to attending another one of Madelyn’s classes ASAP!”

T.D.

“Madelyn educated the room on putting together a good resume. Madelyn really engaged with the audience and provided some great information. I highly recommend her.”

S.M.

“Madelyn has been an irreplaceable partner of AT&T The NETwork Black Integrated Communications Professionals on our journey to provide members with cutting edge skills and professional development. Her bigger than life personality resonates with audiences of diverse professional backgrounds and makes the daunting task of creating and updating career documents enjoyable. Whether you’re looking to make a career move or simply need help succinctly capturing the highlights of your career on paper, Madelyn’s expertise is a treasure. She has cracked the code on “career activation” and is truly a secret weapon.”

“I am extremely impressed with Madelyn and her work as a career activator. She brought a depth of knowledge and thoughtfulness to our conversation. But, most exciting to me were the specific actions she was able to recommend after looking over my resume and talking to me about my background. She pointed me towards specific resources and suggested possible networking opportunities that I had not even considered. Her follow up was timely and organized. Her entire approach was not only helpful, but also extremely positive and energizing.”

B.S.

“Madelyn, thank you so much for leading the Good Ol’ Girls Activate Your Salary workshop. Your presentation was everything we could have hoped for: fun, engaging, and most of all, informative. I love that you gave more than just a pep talk. Your step-by-step guide made the negotiation process real and manageable.”

E. Radovich

Program Director

“Madelyn is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable career advisor and a great resource for both individuals and groups at any stages of their careers. In her workshops and one-on-one meetings, Madelyn provides valuable, personalized tips and advice on a range of topics, from salary negotiation to resume writing and shares it all with a wonderful amount of energy and optimism. She is a great motivator and clearly cares about her clients.”

Miyoko Beetem

Program Director

“After my company downsized, I decided I wanted to work in a more fulfilling career. My purpose in life is to help others and Madelyn opened my eyes to an entirely new world of possibilities by supporting me in articulating a career in doing what I love to do. While attending Lee Hecht Harrison she facilitated several courses I attended: Linkedin, How to Brand Yourself and Creating your Marketing plan. Madelyn was instrumental in helping to determine my career path and land my new fulfilling career. I highly recommend Madelyn to anyone who needs help exploring their professional options, she is an amazing person and truly gifted career coach”

Montrella Wilson, PMP

“I cannot recommend Madelyn enough as a career coach/ advisor for those looking to transition careers. When I decided to start looking for other career opportunities, I applied with the same old resume I have been using for the last 10 years and was getting little to no call backs. After working with Madelyn, two things happened: 1) I gained a clear picture of the type of opportunity I was seeking to allow me to narrow my focus and 2) I received a phenomenally updated resume that helped me showcase my best qualities. Within 2 weeks of receiving my updated resume I was hired by my new employer! (And I had gotten quite a few other interviews that I was in consideration for to boot.) If you want positive results in your next job search, hire Madelyn!”

Dustin Dellera

Business Performance Advisor

“Madelyn led several seminars that I attended related to job search skills. She is well-prepared, keeps things lively, and provides more value-added information than other presenters. She also provides great one-on-one advice when answering specific questions.”

Gabe Togneri

Investor Relations and Finance Professional

“Madelyn is a fantastic presenter. I have been in four classes taught by her and all were excellent. She is very knowledgeable and an enthusiastic coach. She clearly knows her material and is very upbeat. She is also creative in giving advice to job seekers. She was helpful to me in polishing my resume. I hardily endorse Madelyn as a coach and teacher.”

Craig Hixson

Biotechnology Professional

“The advice and training Madelyn provides produces results. Not long after incorporating her strategies, I got an interview with a top company for a position that I am very interested in…and very well qualified. A few days later, following her LinkedIn tips, I received an email from a hiring manager requesting a meeting. Take Madelyn’s workshops, execute what you learn, and, you will see results!”

Tom Scovill

E-Consultant

“Madelyn is one of the most skilled presenters I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has an uncanny ability to relate to any audience and can turn even the driest material into a funny, engaging, interactive presentation.”

Emily White

Director of Philanthropic

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