What Our Customers Have to Say

Ready to ‘change your game’ and experience how predictive behavioral analytics can alter the course of your career or your team’s performance? You don’t have to take our word for it, hear what some of our past clients have to say!

 

Dennis Winkler, PhD Staff Scientist

I just wanted to say thank you for referring me to Germaine and Geri, so I could complete the career assessment process. I was extremely pleased with the whole experience. Having never had a career assessment done, I went into it feeling more than just a little bit nervous since I wasn’t sure what it would say about me.

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As you know, I am in a stressful situation right now not knowing whether I will be out of a job since the laboratory that I am part of will be closing. The question of what will happen, what my options are inside and outside the organization, and what to focus on as I try to make good choices for myself is looming large. Germaine set my mind at ease right away. She explained the entire process to me, its purpose and value, and how we would work together through it. That made it much easier for me to focus and take the plunge.

The assessment took me a little over an hour to complete, and I was amazed at the accuracy of the results that came out of it. We did my feedback in a couple of 2-hour sessions, and our conversations were spot-on.

When it came time to review my results, Germaine didn’t rush through, but explained the information in different ways, gave me examples, and asked questions that helped me connect it to what I live day-to-day in my life and at work. She devoted as much time as was needed for me to see possibilities for myself.

My results reinforced what I thought were my strengths and opened my eyes to others that I didn’t quite realize I have. She told me that my combination of strong technical and strong people skills is rare. That was nice to hear since it bolstered my confidence and started me thinking about how I need to present myself more effectively in a job hunt. She also helped me look at some of my ‘non-preferences’ meaning ways that I don’t usually prefer to think and act.  She helped me understand the effect they have on me and gave me pointers on different sources that I could use to begin a development process.

Given that I may be facing a career change, she then also honed-in on some other possible directions that I could pursue that I would not only enjoy, but would very likely be a high performer in. This was reassuring and started me thinking about my longer term plans as well.

I would happily recommend this process to anyone who is looking for more clarity about themselves or their career options.


Joan Lane, Graphic Designer/Web Developer

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I cannot recommend SuccessFinder highly enough. Since my time at school, I have always struggled in deciding on a career. When it came to applying for a college course, I chose nursing as biology was my favourite subject in school and I liked the idea of having a job where I would care for people. I had no idea what the nursing profession entailed having received poor career guidance at school. From the very beginning of the course, I knew it wasn’t the career for me, but I hoped I would grow to like it.

Having worked as a staff nurse after graduating, I admitted to myself that nursing wasn't the career I wanted to continue. Following this decision, I undertook a number of alternative jobs within the healthcare sector with the hope of finding my niche within the industry. However, I never felt fully satisfied within these roles.

After years of jumping from job to job, I felt miserable and was starting to think I would never find something I would be happy doing. However, last year, thanks to the counsel of Geri Canty, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to complete the SuccessFinder Self Assessment Test. The results confirmed that a career in Creative Digital Media would give me greatest job satisfaction. Not only did the assessment point me in the direction of Creative Digital Media, the breakdown of results also clarified why a career in this area would suit me based on my personality, interests, values, and my current lifestyle.

I had never considered a career in this area. I wasn’t even aware of the vast array of opportunities that are available in this sector. When Germaine Watts outlined the potential paths I could take in Creative Digital Media, I immediately felt excited! I have always had an underlying desire to do something that allowed me to use my creativity, but I never had the confidence to pursue a career in this area as I had no formal education or experience in creativity and design. I also never considered a career in IT, even though problem solving is something I enjoy.

After receiving the SuccessFinder results, I applied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Multimedia Programming. The very first day I started the course, I knew I had finally found the right life path for me.

Completing the SuccessFinder assessment has given clarity to my career ideas and objectives. As a result, I am now pursuing a career for which I have renewed energy and enthusiasm. 


Michael DiMattia, PhD Structural Biologist / Protein Biochemist

I was extremely impressed with the Catalyze Your Life & Career method. The experience was rigorous, thoughtful, highly personalized, and the best part is that it wasn’t just descriptive but also predictive. By exploring one’s natural propensities and motivations, as well as areas of relative weakness, I gained specific insights into where I might best succeed (and be most fulfilled) in my future endeavors. This is what was most relevant to me, and where I was feeling stuck professionally. But regardless of where you are in your career, how confident you are with your current path, or how well you think you know yourself, there is tremendous opportunity for all with the Ensentious toolkit. Industry-leading surveys and decades of experience understanding human systems and how people work are seamlessly integrated to meet you where you are and offer guidance for what lies ahead. I think back to my sessions on a near-daily basis, and can’t recommend highly enough. 

 


Erden Eruç, Adventurer, First Solo Circumnavigation by Human Power

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What my Successfinder career assessment with Germaine has helped me understand is that I am an iconoclast with a strong need for adventure in my life and work.

Let me explain. I have been in the work world for nearly four decades. I had the good fortune of finding a suitable career early in my life and became an engineer with masters degrees and an MBA. I landed a well-paying job and was happy with it until two events happened: first the bottom fell out of the dot-com industry and, more importantly, I lost my friend Göran Kropp, a Swedish adventurer and mountaineer who fell to his death while we were rock climbing together in September 2002. Suddenly I found myself searching for meaning in life. 

Rather than finding another "job," I reinvented myself and became a full-scale adventurer. I took my engineering training and learned everything I needed to know to achieve a solo circumnavigation of the Earth under my own physical power. I also founded the nonprofit Around-n-Over to educate and inspire the next generation based on lessons learned from human powered journeys. All of these were fulfilling.

The circumnavigation took five years to complete; I became the first person to have rowed the three major oceans. Here I am six years later, reflecting on my 15 Guinness World Records and multiple historic firsts. I have shared the stage with James Cameron and John Glenn at the awards ceremony of the prestigious Explorers Club, and yet I again ask myself... what do I do NOW that has meaning and value for me and others?

My work with Germaine has helped me see that major self-transformation and powering through is MY way. It has helped me see that going forward I will need to create something unique that will allow me to share what I have learned through my adventures to help make a real difference in other peoples' lives.

Having external confirmation of my strengths helped me understand my life pattern and what qualities I possess to use going forward. Valid explanations for my weaknesses have also given me a new way to think about my current frustrations and my personal horizon which are calling me to transform yet again. While difficult, it is a relief to know the new challenge that I will shoulder. Ensentious provided me a clear indication of which behavioral talents I need to develop to create better value for society and to achieve greater inner satisfaction for myself. 

Thanks to this assessment and feedback process, I may even have found the language that I will need to share the "inner story" of my adventures to realize my newly forming ambition to become a public speaker.