The Value of Career Coaching: Olga's Story

Daniel Garcia (pictured above) is a graduate of the inaugural Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps (SGCC) and a career coach with Mi Casa Resource Center, an organization that helps people in the Denver community reach economic success through services such as training, education, and career coaching.

 

The SGCC, developed in partnership with the states of Colorado and Indiana, gives coaches tools and training to help them better serve job seekers. Through the Corps, Daniel received professional development training, which he uses to help his clients obtain and maintain employment.

 

One of Daniel’s clients, Olga, struggled to find employment. Daniel took the time to find out what Olga’s needs were and what she wanted to do. Daniel and Olga worked together to build an effective resume and cover letter. By working with Daniel, Olga found the confidence and empowerment she needed to succeed in job interviews.

 

Olga is now working at Denver Public schools, where she has a better wage, she gets to speak her native language, and is able to work with kids on a daily basis, something she wanted to do. Olga’s advice for other job seekers and people who want to change their life is “Don’t give up... continue looking for work, and above all else, ask for help.”

 

Skillful is proud to give career coaches like Daniel the support they need to better serve job seekers like Olga. If you are a career coach and you would like to find out more about the SGCC and other resources we have available for career professionals click here. If you’re living in Colorado, consider joining the Skillful Coaching Community of Practice, which provides career coaches a network of peers, monthly education webinars, and more. Register here.

 

Pictured with Daniel above from left to right: Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Lead for Microsoft Philanthropies, Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Beth Cobert, CEO of Skillful.