In my prior position, the senior leadership team was given the opportunity to work with individual coaches to enhance our leadership abilities and any other areas we wanted to work on. I screened several coaches before selecting Cara, and I am so glad I went with her. From the initial phone call to our routine meetings, Cara and I connected right off the bat. She is very down-to-earth, and it was very easy to have open and frank discussions with her. Cara immediately set out to interview colleagues and my direct reports to provide me with a picture of how I show up at work. She took the time to understand the context around my work experiences, using that to help me identify my strengths and to frame areas I wanted to work on. Cara really takes the time to understand your unique needs, talents, and aspirations, and provides you the necessary tools and strategies to take you to the next level. She was always honest with me and will tell you exactly what you need to know to do your best on the job. Her coaching was extraordinarily insightful, and will stay with me throughout the rest of my career. I always left my meetings with Cara feeling more optimistic and confident in my abilities I very much respect and value her guidance and coaching style, and strongly endorse her.
My fellow L'Oréal colleagues and I had the pleasure of attending Cara's training on Emotional Intelligence & Trust a few months ago. Not only was it insightful and engaging, but Cara was able to foster some deep dialogue amongst the group. Cara is a brilliant speaker, and perhaps more importantly, listener. I would highly recommend attending one of her sessions.
I had the pleasure of recently being a client to Cara. She provided valuable and insightful feedback in the moment, which is important as it helped me understand what I needed to change to reach my potential. She approached each session with energy and focus, providing concrete actions and tools that I could apply often. I found Cara to be professional, candid, and able to deliver the tough message I needed to hear to help me achieve my goals. Cara helped me grow, and I look forward to engaging her as I evolve into a better person, better businessperson, and continue to achieve my personal and professional goals. Thank you, Cara.
I think all of us are reticent as we walk into a coaching situation—will this consultant truly add value? And Cara did, Day 1. The first session we had, she stopped me at least three times and said, "You just said this. Did you know..." And she gave me three tools that very first 30 minutes. Since then, the value has been consistent. Each session adds tools, tips, tricks that I can use with my team and in my future (and I've brought several home). My team is better because I am better...because of Cara.
Cara is a very skilled executive coach who truly knows how to help you see past the barriers you have personally erected in order to achieve your professional goals. She has successfully guided me through several career transitions and exceeded my expectations at every turn. Her insight and positive approach are truly invaluable.
Cara is such an amazing coach. First, she is an amazing listener, helping to separate the signal from the noise. She helped me clearly identify what I did well and, just importantly, honestly look at what I needed to improve. Next she is also an amazing thought partner, helping me think through challenges and then giving me the tools to work on the areas for improvement. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with her.
Hiring Cara for executive career coaching was absolutely the best investment decision I ever made. Her holistic approach to coaching, encouragement and support have been invaluable as I navigated ingrained negative mindset challenges and job decisions. Cara has helped me tremendously in my professional evolution and I firmly believe I wouldn’t be in the role I am in today if it were not for our work together. I strongly encourage anyone who is serious about their career or in maximizing their potential to invest in career coaching with Cara. I will certainly continue to do so. Thank you, Cara!
With Cara's support, I managed to adopt a growth mindset and gain a tremendous amount of trust in my abilities and strengths. She is a wonderful person to work with, immediately making me feel comfortable both on a professional and personal level. I feel I developed a lot and am extremely thankful to her for her support.
Cara is an incredible coach who works with your style to push you to further excellence. She found ways I hadn’t though of to propel my growth. It is my pleasure to highly recommend her services.
From our introductory call, I knew that Cara would provide clear, actionable guidance and support. She took time to learn about me before we officially engaged - my values, ways of working, communication and leadership styles. Cara then provides a kind of 'career therapy' which helped me to identify the type of work and work environment I wanted, re-activate my networking efforts and craft a strong value proposition that anchored my interview responses. Throughout my journey, Cara consistently gave constructive feedback, access to her network, accountability and encouragement that took my natural tendency towards taking action and made it clear, focused and effective. I am happy to say that my most recent role was found using the skills I sharpened with Cara - utilizing my network, being open to something that is new, using consistent interview prep and focusing on what I could control to produce an offer.
Hiring Cara as a professional development coach was one of the best career decisions I ever made. She is a highly competent specialist, with a keen ability to mine for deeper insights while encouraging clients to be more self-examining in a safe way. I benefitted from her warm, empathetic approach and encouragement, and trusted her to "reset" my compass during a challenging time. She absolutely helped me evolve my style through gentle but firm, consistent guidance. I am deeply appreciative to Cara for sharing her talents and expertise with me, and I gladly offer my highest endorsement for her services.
My agency set me up with the company Cara works when I was struggling in a few areas. Based on my needs we were matched up to work together and I'm so happy we were, Cara is amazing! I wasn't sure what to expect being I never worked with a coach before and working with her was both professionally and personally really beneficial. I was able to grow and develop in areas I was weak in and Cara was always there to help guide me when I was in difficult situations. I am so happy I was matched with Cara, I'm not sure if another coach would have been able to help me the same way Cara was able to. I highly recommend working with her.
Cara helped me develop a vocabulary to promote myself authentically and develop my personal brand. Over the course of twelve weeks, she guided me on a clear path to incrementally identify my qualities as an employee, a leader, and a human, and identify how and why they are important for employers and fellow employees. Cara provided tools, resources, and honest conversation that empowered me to articulate my genuine value. I’m finally adept at explaining how working with me can benefit your organization or your project, thanks to Cara. I look forward to working with her again!
It will be hard to sum up Cara’s impact in only 3,000 characters, as there are so many great things to say about working with her. She is nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend Cara to individuals and organizations. Cara knows how to coach professionals of all levels, industries and experiences. She is a fearless listener and helps you bring out your best self. She aligns your professional efforts to your personal values, helping you maximize both your professional and personal lives. She offers practical tools and tips that challenge you to elevate your thinking while still being accessible. Every session provided immense value and reflection. If you are looking for a coach, your search is over. Cara is phenomenal.
Cara is an amazing coach! She is a great listener, very relatable and super easy to talk to. Cara provides relevant tactical advice along with the self reflection tools that allow you to perform optimally. Cara helped me focus my positive energy on what matters most. I would highly recommend her!
Working with Cara was a great experience. She was a powerful coach with honest and direct feedback. She was a good listener and always able to help me transform my perspective. Working with her over the course of a few months helped me become a more empowered and effective leader. Most importantly, she helped me to quickly identify opportunities to reframe and speak more confidently. I'd definitely recommend working with her if you are looking to become a stronger and more confident leader.
I’ve been working with Cara for nearly a year and it has been a terrific experience. She has helped transform my abilities as a leader and coached me through periods of large transitions in my career. I would absolutely recommend Cara to those looking to catalyze his/her growth professionally and personally.
Cara was instrumental in shifting my energy and moving my career forward. The connection was instant – she’s an empathetic listener, offering constructive feedback and insightful suggestions. I went from a place of scarcity to one of abundance, my ‘no-go’ attitude transformed into ‘go-go’, I am energized and positive about the future across all aspects of my life. I highly recommend her as a career and life coach.
Cara’s mix of no-nonsense business coaching and positive psychology helped me define my business model and run my company in a way that gave me energy. Before working with Cara, I had a successful consulting practice and lots of opportunities, but I was too exhausted to enjoy it, appreciate it or shape how I wanted it to grow.
Cara helped me define my values in a way I'd never done before, and then use those values to shape a life that worked for me. She was quick to recognize what was already working for me so that I could recognize that and build on it. We detailed how I was going to run my business, work with partners and subcontractors, and include sufficient time for my family. Each session was highly personalized and built on the last one, so there was definite momentum.
I've worked with coaches before, and I even ran a learning and development program in a large creative agency network. So I can tell you from experience that Cara's positive and personal approach sets her apart from a lot of other coaches and trainers. Id' be delighted to work with her again and would recommend her highly to anyone else looking for executive leadership coaching.
I was connected with Cara via LinkedIn’s Profinder and instantly related to her coaching approach after several minutes of talking to her. Cara imparts strategies that blend the art and science of coaching and brings empathy, a different point of view and constructive insights to every session. Cara has become my sounding board and helped me recraft my personal philosophy and values toward leadership, management and in life during a pivotal moment in my career. I highly recommend her as a career coach.
Cara is a wonderful coach. She is quickly able to distill and focus efforts on areas of big rewards. She is ambitious and challenged me but she is also very empathetic, allowing me to become more vulnerable. Through her coaching, I have learnt to lean into my inner qualities and focus my energy where it matters. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance and support in their career.
I have been a client of Cara for approximately 3 years. I keep returning for her coaching. She is thoughtful and insightful. She is also tough when she needs to be. Cara provides concrete takeaway’s. I often think; what would Cara do? Cara Power has been critical is my development professionally and personally. She has become a trusted confidant.
Cara is an amazing individual and I am so grateful to have this opportunity to work so closely with her. She has enabled me to move from a functional to optimal mindset both personally and professionally. The tools that Cara has equipped me with has given me the strength and confidence to move forward each and every day.
I had the pleasure of receiving coaching from Cara during my 2017-2018 Fellowship with the Council of Urban Professionals. She is insightful, inquisitive, and has the amazing ability to ask just the right questions. By querying about my professional experiences, motivations, and goals, Cara was able to help me formulate a plan for attaining the kinds of networking opportunities that are not only best suited for my goals, but also complimentary to my personality type. I've taken some of the steps we recently discussed and am already closer to my goals. I am a better team member and leader because of Cara and highly recommend her as a coach!
Cara is amazing and I recommend her to all seeking growth and direction. She asked the right questions to draw solid decisions out of me. She helped me look at problems in different ways, allowing me to better focus and prioritize. She listened carefully to me and quickly pinpointed the crux of my issues and concerns. I left every session with helpful insights, ideas, or questions to ponder. I am a better leader (and person) today because of the coaching I received from Cara.
Cara Is an enthusiastic coach who provided insights that are often overlooked in the day to day. I highly appreciate the value she brought in our sessions and would recommend her to any executive.
I had the pleasure of having Cara as a virtual coach during the first quarter of 2018. Her method of pushing her clients mentally to think through their areas of improvement and specific leadership situations are fantastic. After taking on a new role, she helped me think through the first 90 days and gave me actionable items that produced quick results. If given the chance, professionals from entry level to executive level would benefit from working with Cara.
Cara has been an indispensable pillar for me in my professional and personal journey. Her ability to quickly dive in and understand the context and dynamics of the opportunities, and in turn, give me actionable, insightful, soulful advice on how to get to the next milestone, has been invaluable. Facing my weaknesses and learning from each challenge i encounter, would only be possible with her at my side.
I worked with Cara as an executive coach during my 2017 Fellowship with The Council of Urban Professionals. Cara was curious and compassionate about the experiences, motivations, and opportunities that shaped my personal and professional goals. She challenged me to expand my definition of success and offered helpful tactics to improve my network and hold myself accountable. I am so excited for the year ahead and highly recommend her as a coach!
Cara is the kind of coach who gently walks you to your own truth. She's incredibly perceptive and can highlight the core source of your problems within a few moments of speaking with you. It’s uncanning.
In my time with her, she helped me identify vital skills I can use to optimize my success at work as a CMO, something I had been struggling to do for months. Every minute speaking with her is truly enlightened. Highly recommend!
Cara provided executive coaching services to our organization and to me personally. She is a consummate professional, and adept at honing in on both strengths and areas for improvement. Moreover, she makes the entire process fun and very human - for any organization or individual considering senior executive coaching I would strongly recommend speaking with her.
I had the pleasure of having three exec coaching sessions with Cara over the past few months through a professional development program, Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). I really appreciated how attentive she was to my specific circumstances, and she provided explicit examples for how I can accomplish my objectives (nothing general). Furthermore, she helped me better understand the notion of personal "value proposition", and how I can communicate that to others. She, and a confluence of other factors, is the reason why I took the plunge and started practicing Hapkido, which has been helpful in better understanding energy replenishment and the type of values I want to have as a human. Two thumbs up for Cara, so I would recommend her to my friends.
I had the pleasure of working with Cara and appreciate her holistic approach to coaching. She held me accountable to professional goals as well as personal goals with equal weight forcing me to attend to my work/life balance. She provided concrete strategies to move me forward in both spheres and celebrated my achievements along the way. Working with her was a gift.
Cara has been a great resource for me as part of the CUP fellowship. We were able to establish a great rapport from our first session and together we were able to formulate effective strategies for managing aspects of my career and life. For example, Cara taught me about the “growth mindset” and how to employ that type of thinking for personal development. Ultimately, Cara helped me plan important career discussions that were instrumental for my development. Further, she helped me prepare for “difficult” career discussions at a pivotal stage in my career. Coaching is a two-way street, and I’m glad I was assigned a top coach to help me reach key short-term goals. Cara is a powerful communicator, I highly recommend!!
Cara is a thoughtful and empowering Coach. I found that she consistently asked the right questions in the right ways to yield sound leadership and professional insight. Because of Cara, I have clarity over my short and longer term professional goals and I have a better sense of how to use my talent to get me there. She is superb!
Working with Cara was a very empowering experience. Cara is skilled at intuitive listening and deconstructing those often-unexamined limiting beliefs and patterns that do not serve us. We were able to identify some of my blind spots and unhelpful communication patterns. Not only did she dig deep and fully show up, she took me on a journey that led to increased self-awareness and self-actualization. Cara knows the coaching frameworks and lingo, but more importantly holds you accountable to your higher self and tailors sessions to meet you where you are. The coaching process wasn't always easy because you're doing a deep excavation of personal values, strengths, development areas, and receiving 360-feedback from colleagues. In the end, I feel I gained incredibly valuable tools and a better understanding of how to be a more effective colleague and leader. These have had an immediate impact on my work and personal relationships. I highly recommend Cara!
If you are looking for an executive coach to transform you from the inside out -- allowing you to move past your internal roadblocks and onto a path to reach your full potential -- Cara Power is the executive coach for you. Cara and I instantly connected. She was more interested in me as a person, my authentic self not just the self that shows up at work. We dove into areas that I consider weaknesses and what I believed has held me back. Cara's technique goes beyond traditional executive coaching and really gets to the heart of who you are as a person and how that translates to how you show up in your career. She guides you to explore who you want to be in all aspects of your life and provides tools to get there or in most cases tips to get out of your own way. My life as a whole has transformed since working with Cara. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a holistic shift.
Cara's technique in Executive Coaching has helped transform my role as a leader. She provided advice with a positive, strategic, personable approach. Her expertise challenged me to embrace new goals and led to results quickly. If you are seeking the best of the best, I highly recommend Cara and am grateful for her knowledge in Leadership Excellence!
I enlisted Cara's guidance and support during an important transition point in my career. She proved not only to be an empowering coach but a compassionate counselor as well. She has the wonderful ability to allow you to see the actions that don't support your goals and arm you with the tools and techniques that help you grow as a professional and transform your 9-5 experience. If you're looking for someone to help you see how your challenges can become opportunities and how to be influential and impactful in the workplace, I encourage you to make Cara a part of your team. She receives my highest recommendation.
Cara is a true professional. She is attentive, results-oriented, and very effective. Cara helped me determine what I really wanted and then walked me through the process of envisioning how to accomplish it. When I needed an immediate consultation, she was on call and helped me every step of the way. I could not have asked for a better coach.
Cara is a passionate, active listener with a methodology that produces results in Leadership Development. She provided insights and coaching that shifted my thinking and created a new level of self-awareness. In areas that I felt stuck, she moved me to action. She helped me craft a clear vision and path to becoming a more conscious leader. Our work together really energized and enlightened me.
Working with Cara Power has been an invaluable experience. I was able to grow and get clear, in life and business, in a very short period of time! Cara is supportive, perceptive, and honest. She helped me excavate fears that were holding me back, as well as shift my attitude and perspective in a simple yet profound way. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with her. Cara is filled with unparalleled insight and wisdom.
Cara Power is a force of greatness that helped transform my professional and personal habits. With her guidance and support, I was able to negotiate the salary that I wanted in my new position, heal a broken relationship, and reminded me to always take care of myself. If you’re looking for a personal coach who has both the expertise to help you personally and professionally, then Cara Power is the right person for you. She will help you get to where you want to go, no matter how far or how difficult that next step might be. Thank you Cara! I look forward to building our relationship in 2015!
Cara’s presentation on networking was extremely helpful for our Graduate Student Association members! She outlined proven preparation strategies for building professional networks that are mutually beneficial. Moreover, she described straight-forward ways to effectively sustain and grow relationships within our networks. We were all impressed with her positive energy and visible passion for her work!
Cara is supportive on a holistic level: She helped me understand my blind spots and shift my perspective so that I could become more self-aware and better lead others, constantly reminded me to focus on my personal wellness, and connected me with resources beyond just "executive coaching."
I have had the privilege of having Cara as my executive coach during my tenure as a CUP Fellow and I have been thoroughly impressed and impacted by her nuanced perspective regarding personal brand, executive presence, and team management. Cara's insight accelerated my shift from individual contributor to leader of people and I am particularly impressed by her ability to provide actionable strategies that deliver meaningful outcomes. She earns my highest recommendation and I hope that you too have the opportunity to work with her.
Working with Cara was a valuable experience for my leadership development in my career. Since we began working together early this year, Cara worked to get to know me authentically so that our coaching conversations were meaningful. Not only is Cara a great listener, she always pushed my thinking to consider varying perspectives on my approach to working with others, and most importantly, my attitude with myself. Cara deeply understands and values that who we are as whole individuals is inextricably tied to our career success and she approached all of our conversations from that lens. Cara is someone who I quickly opened up to and her insights have been instrumental in my development. I am so thankful for her immense coaching and insights.
Cara is a powerful and effective coach. She gracefully delivers tangible, strategic advice alongside genuine compassion and a keen ability to read between the lines. The work I did with her allowed me to develop my team quickly and effectively, resulting in a significant increase in sales. She helped me better understand my own strengths and was able to shine a light on the opportunities I had to grow as a leader. This had an immediate impact on my role within the company and continues to resonate. Working with Cara was an investment not only in my career, but in the way I see myself in the world.
I've had the pleasure of working with Cara in two different settings. She was my coach through a Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) fellowship, and also an event speaker for Give One Dream -- a community I am building to help people pursue their dreams. Cara is warm, kind, full of positive spirit, and her presence lights up the room. She is an amazing listener and has helped me gain new perspectives and make decisions in both my professional and personal life. People who attended the Give One Dream event and heard her speak also had rave reviews; they learned so much from her about the attitudes and perspectives they need in order to be happy at work. I wholeheartedly recommend Cara!
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Cara. She has given me the tools to approach my career with a sense of purpose that has allowed me to leverage my desire to make an impact in the civic/social sector. Cara did an amazing job of listening to me and adjusting her executive coaching to my individual needs. I always felt like her advice was extremely personal and tailored specifically to me. I would recommend Cara in a heartbeat and will continue to use her advice and suggestions in the future.
I strongly recommend Cara as your executive coach. She brings positivity, passion, and professionalism as a trusted partner in improving leadership skills and style. Cara helped me identify opportunities where I could communicate in more productive and impactful ways and provided tools to help me implement those communication changes and strategies at relevant moments. Cara listens astutely for what is being said and more importantly for what's not being said. I counted on her to provide both an open, secure space for honest, interactive dialogue AND clear actionable takeaways at the end of our sessions. She is all about taking action! As a result of our coaching together Cara helped shift my mindset and my communication patterns in valuable ways that will only benefit my team at work and at home.
Cara is an amazing listener – vital in leadership coaching. She has an extraordinary way of getting to the core of what you need. I highly recommend her!
Cara Power really lives up to her name — her coaching style is one that fosters empowerment. From the very first session I felt her sincere curiosity and investment in my personal and professional goals. Since working with her, not only did I reach goals, but I gained clarity on goals for my career. Cara has a talent for inspiring transformation. I really am thankful I was able to be coached by her.
I just finished my first coaching session with Cara. She is fantastic, with a unique ability to carefully explore the nuances of a person’s needs and desires in order to help them achieve greater results in life. Cara is life affirming, asking the kinds of questions that will help you understand “the self” in new ways. Aspiring leaders and executives in need of coaching can benefit greatly from working with Cara.
Working with Cara has been instrumental to my own growth both as a coach and entrepreneur. She is incredibly insightful and her approach is powerful and action-oriented (that perfect combination of great listening skills, compassion AND some tough cookie love). I was blown over by her ability to swiftly and intuitively gauge my needs and goals while providing the space necessary for empowering self-discovery. Cara’s charisma and beautifully infectious energy truly impact her clients, enabling them to turn their potential into true power.
It has been a gift working with Cara Power. She has such an amazing spirit and is truly authentic in her desire to assist her clients. Her passion for coaching is wonderfully inspirational. She is a blessing to the profession.