What Our Clients Have To Say:

“Life Working guided me through a career change and my prospects have certainly changed for the better. I was a dinosaur in the area of job searching, until they brought me into the modern era. Wilma rewrote my resume, got me on LinkedIn and showed me how to use it. She taught me about networking, cover letters, interviewing and other aspects of finding a job. She’s also a great person to deal with and has a very warm sense of humor.”
                                                                                                                                        M. M., CHICAGO, IL


"Our GP roles are all about government regulations, data, and are kind of boring. Wilma and Arlene were able to bring out my vibrant personality to help me achieve my goal of moving up to a higher leadership role". 
                                                                                                                                 E.L., PHILADELPHIA, PA


“It’s perfect! Thank you both SO much for helping me with this. I could not have produced anything even close to the final product without your help.”
                                                                                                                               
E.M., WASHINGTON, DC


“I will be forever grateful, as I am forever getting compliments on how well and professionally my new resume highlights my background.”
                                                                                                                                   
L.N., CHARLOTTE, NC


“When we were talking through my work history, I couldn’t imagine how it was all going to come together and make sense…but this is fantastic. It makes me feel proud and excited.”
                                                                                                                                                J.B., TAMPA, FL


“What I love about Tandem Coaching™ is that it’s a three-way conversation. It was helpful having the benefit of your combined professional knowledge and experience, your unique way of feeding off of each other’s ideas, naturally blending your perspectives so that each was compatible and beneficial to my experience. Tandem Coaching™ is an incredibly rich experience!”   
                                                                                                                                   C.S., NORTHBROOK, IL


“I absolutely love my new improved resume. I can’t wait to start applying to jobs with this great representation of my accomplishments, skills, education. My confidence has skyrocketed!”
                                                                                                                                            L.S., CHICAGO, IL


“Every time I talk to you, I believe in myself more and more. Your encouragement and support have given me a new sense of direction, motivation, and clear insight of who I really am.”
                                                                                                                                        B.M., EVANSTON, IL


"Wilma is an amazing coach who has a gift for making clients feel safe and comfortable to explore their lives.  I have gained so much freedom in my life from being coached by her and will continue to create new levels as a result of the tools that I have gained."                                                                                                                                                                                                           S.C., CHICAGO, IL


“I feel really good and excited about my future, which started immediately after I left your office.” 
                                                                                                                                           
R.M., CHICAGO, IL


"Wilma’s sensitivity and nurturing nature created a safe place for me to express all of my emotions regarding specific topics. Her ability to listen allowed me to experiment and play with the topics that I brought to coaching and consistently empowered me to push myself and grow in my life."
                                                                                                                                         B.M., GABLES, FL


“I really cannot thank you enough for what you do, or how you do it. Through your wise counsel, patience, and encouragement you help to foster feelings of hope and empowerment amidst times of change and uncertainty. You help to change and improve the lives of others. And you do it with grace and style.”  
                                                                                                                                            F.R., CHICAGO, IL


 “My interview today went extremely well. They had over 500 applicants and the reason she picked mine was your branding tag line. Thought you should know how influential your words are on the resumes that you help to create.”
                                                                                                                                            K.B., CHICAGO, IL


 “Your resume opens doors.”
                                                                                                                                   
J.B., NORTHBROOK, IL


“They brought out in me the confidence I need in order to succeed in my next chapter. I truly and honestly do not know what I would have done without their help.”    
                                                                                                                                           N. J., CHICAGO, IL


Wilma is an amazingly kind, compassionate, and level-headed coach. She gently, but firmly guides me in the direction I want to go. Her insights are most helpful. She patiently helps you see the other party's point of view and "the big picture," which goes a long way towards forgiveness work, learning the lesson, and moving on. It's a very freeing process always done at my pace - not hers.
                                                                                                                                        A.C., TAPPAN, NY


“Unlike other career advisors I have worked with in the past, Life Working offers the emotional support that is needed when changing career paths. They were my biggest cheerleaders during the job hunt and negotiation stage. They are a wealth of knowledge and information - providing links, data, resources, etc. to help you stay informed on the quickly changing marketplace. I adored every conversation I had with them, and would recommend them to anyone who wants to successfully land their dream job.”
                                                                                                                                         
L.P., LAKE BLUFF, IL


“I believe I got more in 60 minutes with you than I would have in months with anyone else.
                                                                                                                                            N.B., CHICAGO, IL


“I reached out to Life Working after discovering all the positive feedback on Yelp, and am very glad I did. The wonderful coaches here have helped me discover my own hidden values and strengths through their comprehensive strategy sessions, and resume/cover letter writing services. In the one on one career coaching sessions, I found confidence in learning to highlight those strengths verbally in the scope of an interview. I've gleaned a wealth of information that I know I will continue to draw upon in the years to come.”
                                                                                                                                          C.S., GLENVIEW, IL


“Thank you for all your assistance and the best practices you’ve shared with me. It helped me immensely when I was negotiating my benefits package.”  
                                                                                                                                            C.K., CHICAGO, IL


“Arlene has an amazing gift for understanding the essence of a person. She has a great capacity for fueling creativity while being grounded.” 
                                                                                                                                         R.H., EVANSTON, IL


“You have filled me with strategies, plans of action, and a large dose of optimism.”
                                                                                                                                   B.L., NORTHBROOK, IL


“After years of searching for another job, I finally swallowed my pride and reached out to Life Working. I cannot stress how valuable it is to have another perspective and a little bit of experienced guidance. No matter what, Arlene was able to remain positive and put a good spin on the process or situation. She was also able to give me a lot of incredibly helpful tips for all stages of the interview process all the way through to negotiations. Long and short, you don't have to go through the emotional rollercoaster of job hunting alone. The team at Life Working has a wide range of skills to help you get you on your way to your new career path.”
                                                                                                                                            N.R., CHICAGO, IL


“I cannot tell you how many people tell me that my resume is stellar.  Thank you, the compliments have been appreciated during this vulnerable space!  Thank you for this gift!”
                                                                                                                                            E.S., CHICAGO, IL


“As an HR professional and former HR job seeker, I know that Wilma is a gem. She truly brings heart to work.”
                                                                                                                                         M.K., WILMETTE, IL


“Arlene makes the dreaded task of resume writing fun. She brings energy and purpose to the work and is also able to distill a complex employment history into a focused resume with a clearly targeted message.”  
                                                                                                                                          J.C., EVANSTON, IL


“I would not have the confidence and knowledge about networking, resumes, and personal branding had it not been for you. You’ve changed my outlook on myself and my career, and I’m forever grateful.”  
                                                                                                                                            P.D., CHICAGO, IL


“Wilma is such a caring, nurturing, upbeat person with a depth of knowledge and experience she readily shares. I would have dropped out of the job search many times if it were not for her support and encouragement. It has been a pleasure, indeed, to work with her.”
                                                                                                                                  V.H., NORTHBROOK, IL


“Wilma is an amazing coach who has a gift for making clients feel safe and comfortable to explore their lives.  I have gained so much freedom being coached by her.”
                                                                                                                                            S.C., CHICAGO, IL


“Arlene was able to see the strength, power, and confidence in me that I had lost and forgotten. We developed a plan to help me overcome my obstacles and achieve my career goals one step at a time. As a result, I was able to restart my career and obtain a great job.”  
                                                                                                                                                 V.P., SKOKIE, IL


“I was offered the Executive Director position. You’ve been a great cheerleader and have offered terrific guidance.” 
                                                                                                                                           
A.B., GLENCOE, IL


“I often think to myself “What would Wilma suggest?” This strategy has really helped when figuring out next steps.”
                                                                                                                                            S.Z., CHICAGO, IL


“I accepted the job offer I really wanted, and want to say THANK YOU for helping me. From revamping my cover letter/resume to coaching me through interviews, your advice was spot on.
                                                                                                                                E.P., HIGHLAND PARK, IL