“For anyone who is currently employed and unhappy, or is in transition I strongly recommend that you contact Richard. He is worth gold.”Manola R.
“Richard is a networking rockstar and knows how to coach others to take a “rifle” approach to networking in a job search and beyond. I had the pleasure of first working with Richard several years ago while I was still based in Chicago and consider him a trusted advisor and friend today….Kurt U.
Richard Kirby, CMC, CPC
Principle, Career Consultant, Executive Coach
After earning a B.S. in electrical engineering and achieving certification as a Registered Professional Engineer, Richard began a unique self-directed career in which he chose to move from engineering to human resources to marketing and to sales. In 2001, he left Corporate America since 2002 has been a full time career consultant (coach) to C-level executives and other career seekers. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) and a Board Certified Coach in the career field.
Richard’s expertise includes career assessments, occupational selection, self-marketing options, strategic networking, impactful interviewing, and compensation negotiations. Richard is a member of the Georgia Career Development Association and the Institute of Management Consultants. For more info see Richard’s LinkedIn profile …. especially his many recommendations.
Here is a sampling from Richard’s 50+ LinkedIn testimonials:
“Richard is a personable, savvy and high integrity career coach. Richard was instrumental in strengthening my resume, interviewing, and personal brand skills, and helped me obtain my current position as President & CEO.” Wesley P.
“I hired Richard as a Career Coach during my career transition. I am very pleased with the results because I landed the job that matched every item on my “wish list.” I would highly recommend Richard because he has the passion and talent to help make others successful.” Barry J.
“Richard is a true professional who understands his clients needs quickly, and is able to adopt a unique approach to maximize their results.” Scott R.
“….. Richard’s advice is what got me to change my thinking about how to search for a new job, and to go out there and actually land a new position. I highly recommend him.” Don Z.
“Richard Kirby is a consummate professional, who provided an organized and proactive program for my recent job transition. I had not been in a job search for twelve years, and found it extremely helpful to work with someone so well versed in current job market realities, and the latest available tools to assist and manage the process. I’d recommend Richard and Executive-Impact without reservation.” Tim S.
“I engaged Richard in 2009 while making a challenging transition from C-level Executive in the SMB space back to Corporate Enterprise, and almost immediately wished that I’d started working with him much earlier! He easily saved me several months in my job search and helped me enormously with my focus, concentration, and approach.” Catherine B.
“After a long and successful run with my last employer, I felt the timing was right for me to make a proactive career move. However, I didn’t feel equipped to make a positive change and maintain my executive level compensation in today’s difficult job market. Luckily, I was referred to Executive Impact. They gave me strategies and motivation that helped me succeed in my job search. I landed a great new position with a first class organization. I feel very fortunate and can strongly recommend Richard and Robin as a satisfied client.” Mary Beth W.
“I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Richard while we were both serving as board members for the Georgia Association of Personnel Services. Richard is a true professional, who operates with the utmost of integrity. I would place him at the top of his class as an Executive Career Coach. Pat F.
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Here is a verbatim client testimonial letter we received from a client who went from $135K to $185K in their first year on their new job:
I want to express my gratitude for your ongoing counsel, guidance, and encouragement during my recent job search. I could not have landed my dream job without you.
I was clearly underutilized and underpaid in my old position. In addition, there was no room for advancement. The prospect of tackling a mid-career job change (while employed in a demanding job) was scary and intimidating to me, so I had not put forth much effort to find a new opportunity. Then, I was referred to you.
I knew after our first meeting it was time for me to get serious about improving my circumstances and invest in myself, both financially and with my time. You let me know early on that it was okay to want more from my job and reasonable to expect to be fully compensated for my contributions. You and Robin made me confident that I could achieve what I desired and you motivated me to step up to the challenge of competing for it.
Partnering with you was a great decision and I will be forever grateful to you for helping me re-strategize my career options, hone my networking skills, take consistent and effective action, and become completely prepared for the panel interview that got me this job. Despite having never been subjected to a panel interview, the effectiveness of our preparations were confirmed by my new HR manager who told me “You did great in your interview.”
After only three weeks in my new role, I can’t believe what a wonderful lifestyle change I am experiencing in a first-class company where I am truly valued for my abilities and contributions. Plus, I am getting paid what I am worth and have room for advancement. I am loving it!
Call any time if I can be of assistance.
There are a lot of free career services available but, unfortunately, the vast majority are not effective for executives and professionals. Such services include church job seeker groups, mutual support groups, web-based seminars, and untold amateurs who fashion themselves to be experts regarding the current job market.
When you take the time to consider that ineffective services can delay your career progress and personal happiness, these types of services can be, in fact, economically and emotionally costly … despite no out of pocket costs to you.
To learn the differences between these traditional services, please take the time to review our ARTICLE on this subject.
We are different from other free and paid alternatives. Although we can shift into “coaching mode” when needed, we mostly offer expert advisement as trained consultants.
To learn more about us, please see our About Us page.