"Connie was excellent in coaching and mentoring me on the next steps for my academic career. I had served as a department chair for four years and was unsure of my next step when I saw professional opportunities arise. She worked with me to identify my strengths and long-term goals to develop a professional package that reflected my values and ambitions. Through this process, I gained confidence in my presentation and interview skills, allowing me to accept a new position that aligns more closely with my professional dreams. I highly recommend working with Connie to discover your potential!" 
Melissa Weddell, Ph.D., MBA
Director and Research Faculty, Institute of Tourism and Recreation Research
WA Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana
"Kathy has provided me with counsel and guidance through two successful searches. Her assistance with my resume, cover letters and interviews was extremely valuable. She has the ability to see from the employers' perspective and her advice allowed for me to be better prepared and successful. Kathy also gets to know you and can make insightful suggestions about your career path choices, giving you things to consider that you may not think about yourself. She is supportive and your greatest cheerleader. I am grateful for her professionalism and wisdom.”
Deborah McCreery
JD | Temple Law
“Connie has provided me with incredibly valuable consultation related to career trajectory and advancements in my leadership journey. I believe in her so strongly that I have connected multiple friends and colleagues to her. I have extreme confidence and have seen evidence in her ability to coach folks from multiple levels within institutions to senior level leadership positions.”
Jennifer Burris, Ph.D.
Provost, Lenoir-Rhyne University
"Kathy has been an excellent coach and confidant. In addition to excellent professional advice on developing resumes and cover letters, she has boosted my confidence and actively helped me to identify appropriate roles. Kathy has a deep understanding of the higher education industry and I would recommend her to anyone conducting a job search.”
Teresa Spaeth
Director of Strategic Initiatives & Veden Chair of Rural Economic Development | University of Minnesota- Crookston
“I reached out to Connie after experiencing a traumatic career event to help me work through a career transition and what ultimately became a career change. I was in a pretty vulnerable place when I reached out. Connie was absolutely incredible - she is honest and authentic, she is consistent and reliable, and most importantly, she is a careful and compassionate listener. Connie truly seeks to understand. Her work led me through my values assessment and clarification; she validated me, she challenged me, and she led me through some important investigative work as I navigated my transition. The work we did together established my "compass" that continues to guide and ground me through my decision-making and goal-setting. In my work with Connie, I felt "seen." She reminded me of who I am. Her belief in me and in my potential inspired me with the courage - and even joy - to navigate this journey. I am immensely grateful to Connie for her wisdom, guidance, and mentorship.”
Emily Farner Johns
Owner, Gates and Paths
Partner, Bright Mountain Bodywork  
“I needed to make a decision about a personnel matter. As a former President and as a former Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Connie J. Gores’ consultation enabled me to step outside of my contextual subjectivity and focus on salient universal student affairs constructs to assist in my decision making. Her practical advice coupled with her experiential wisdom was just what I needed as a first year chancellor.”
Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
"I started out unsure about my career direction. Now, thanks to The Success Associates, I have a great career and life-balance to enjoy it!"
Theresa Dickens
College of Business | Radford University
"The Success Associates have given me the confidence and tools needed to take my career to the next level."
Glenda Larson
Logistic Services | Allegheny Logistics Group
“My experience with Connie as my coach thus far has been very transformative as she provides the support, validation and insight needed along with the keen ability to ask the right questions. Connie’s guidance and perception are instrumental in providing the focus and clarity to assist with redefining my expectations to attain the desired goals that can advance my career. Connie’s guidance has come at the right time in my career and her guidance during this transition has been very empowering as I navigate this journey.”
Melody Webb
Athletic Director, Norfolk State University
“Like Virginia Woolf’s 'matches struck unexpectedly in the dark,' Dr. Kathy Jordan will provide the illumination and expert guidance you need to take your career to the next level.”
Carlee Rader Drummer, Ph.D.
President Columbia-Greene Community College
“Kathy, thank you for always being a tremendous support in my life and career moves over the years.”
Justin Mosby, Former Graduate Student
Associate Director, Philanthropy at Guideposts Foundation. New York
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